Doctors told what health problems can be threatened by frequent trips behind the wheel of a car. In order to somehow reduce the risks, specialized experts recommend giving up driving for one day a week.
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Every third citizen in Russia owns a car. At the same time, doctors warn that frequent trips by car seriously threaten health, since they can provoke a variety of diseases. According to cardiologists, if a person spends a lot of time driving, he may develop physical inactivity, which negatively affects the work of the cardiovascular system. This threatens heart failure. It should also be borne in mind that lack of physical activity can provoke hypertension, which is a direct threat to the occurrence of strokes and heart attacks. Stressful situations on the road can also provoke heart disease. In addition, people with a lack of movement are at risk of obesity, diabetes and atherosclerosis.
Constant driving also threatens problems with the musculoskeletal system. Blood circulation in the spine and joints is impaired, as a result of which inflammation occurs, which leads to serious diseases, including osteochondrosis. Drivers often suffer from spinal hernias and protrusions. They are also provoked by a long stay behind the wheel. Such pathologies can even lead to partial or complete paralysis.
Doctors recommend not to forget about the importance of movement on your feet and urge you to definitely allocate time for walking. In addition, travel breaks every 2-3 hours will help protect your health. At this time, experts recommend not just getting out of the car, but also doing simple exercises such as bends and squats.