A seminar on the impact of a sedentary lifestyle on health was conducted via videoconferencing on May 8, 2022 for the members of the KADIWA organization in the Local Congregation of Zhubei, Ecclesiastical District of Taiwan. Those who had the chance to attend the activity in person gathered at their place of worship along Zhongtai Rd, Jhupei City, Hsinchu County, Taiwan while others who were either on a work-from-home scheme or still at their respective place of work attended virtually.
Shiela Mae Agamata, a physical therapist also enlisted in the local congregation, served as the resource speaker. She presented the pros and cons of a sedentary lifestyle, saying that “Although there are benefits, the health risks far outweigh those.”
Studies show that “people who work from home all of the time are more likely to report an increase in sedentary behaviors from their pre-COVID-19 level” (longevity.stanford.edu). Thus, among the risks posed by a less active lifestyle is the increased vulnerability to metabolic diseases, such as hypertension, diabetes, colon cancer, and osteoporosis. As such, she reminded the attendees to strive for a healthy lifestyle. “Part of this is healthy diet, consuming foods with less salt and sugar, being physically active, exercising regularly, and staying hydrated. It also helps to have one’s blood pressure checked regularly,”
“The KADIWA members must have a healthy outlook in life, on how we should take care of our health. We must do our best to present our body to God devoid of illnesses as we serve Him until we receive our salvation,” Brother Julius Caezar Santiago, district Christian Family Organizations (CFO) overseer, said after the activity. — With reports from INC News Section