Doctor Gaifutdinov: Laziness Leads to Dementia, Neurologist Alekhina on the Consequences in the Form of Obesity and Reduced Immunity

Doctor Gaifutdinov: laziness leads to dementia, neurologist Alekhina about the consequences of obesity and reduced immunity

People who lead a sedentary lifestyle tend to develop metabolic syndrome, which with age increases the risk of dementia, diabetes, atherosclerosis and obesity, noted neurologist Rustem Gaifutdinov in an interview with

Gaifutdinov emphasized that people who prefer a sedentary lifestyle also often experience high blood pressure and depression.

A passive lifestyle leads to early vascular lesions of the brain, which increases the risk of developing dementia. Movement is a natural human need, along with air and water. Laziness is one of the key factors in the development of cardiovascular diseases.

A healthy lifestyle without bad habits can significantly prolong a person’s life. Activity is extremely important and should not be ignored, the doctor emphasized.

The neurologist strongly recommends leading an active lifestyle, especially between the ages of 45 and 60, to reduce the risk of developing dementia. The doctor advises striving to achieve at least 10–15 thousand steps per day, which is a universal method of maintaining activity.

“A sedentary lifestyle can lead to many health problems. Lack of physical activity is one of the main risk factors for the development of cardiovascular diseases, such as coronary heart disease, heart attack and stroke,” saysneurologist Alexandra Alyokhina especially for MedicalForum.


Lack of physical activity and the habit of overeating can lead to obesity.

“Obesity increases the risk of developing many other diseases, including diabetes, hypertension and various types of cancer.”

Problems with the musculoskeletal system

Lack of physical activity can lead to weakened muscles and bones, which increases the risk of osteoporosis and arthritis. A sedentary lifestyle can also cause back and joint pain.

Mental disorders

“Lack of physical activity can contribute to the development of depression, anxiety, and other mental disorders.”
Regular exercise helps release endorphins, which improve mood and overall mental health.

Decreased immunity

“A sedentary lifestyle can weaken the immune system, making the body more vulnerable to infection and disease.”
Physical activity helps strengthen the immune system and improve the body's overall resistance.

Digestive problems

< br>Lack of exercise can cause constipation and other digestive problems. Regular exercise helps normalize bowel function and improve metabolism.

Somnolence and fatigue

“Paradoxically, a sedentary lifestyle can lead to chronic fatigue and drowsiness. Physical activity helps improve quality of sleep and energy level during the day.”

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