Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: As per a new study, people who lead a sedentary lifestyle are at more risk of developing psychosis which can lead to early death.
Physical inactivity is the fourth leading cause of avoidable death and is as harmful as smoking, as per World Health Organisation.
The researchers found that people with psychosis -- a mental disorder characterised by a disconnection from reality -- die up to 15 years before the general population, largely due to heart diseases.
Adults aged 18-64 must indulge in at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity throughout the week, including walking, cycling, household chores or sport, according to recommendations by WHO.
The research also offers important insights into the barriers that prevent people with psychosis from engaging in regular physical activity.
Mobility difficulties, pain, depression and cognitive impairment explained low levels of physical activity in people with psychosis, the researchers said.
(With IANS inputs)