Exercise on a regular basis can help regulate weight, keep cholesterol levels low, and prevent Hypertension and Diabetes. With hard work and dedication it is proven that symptoms can be reduced due to exercise.
Physical activity can help prevent obesity and keep humans at a healthy weight. Eating too many calories but not burning them off can lead to being overweight as shown in many studies. “Obesity results from energy imbalance: too many calories in, too few calories burned.” The harder you exercise and the more intense pace you do it at also helps burn calories resulting in less body fat percentage.
If you are trying to cut down on overall body fat it would be smart to go to the doctor regularly to be measured using a caliper. This is a device that pinches the skin and measures the amount of it that is fat. Many doctors use these on their patients who are concerned about weight loss. There are many physical activities that can be done as a prevention mechanism for obesity.
Some of these include jogging, cycling, intense running, and or running stairs. A common misconception is that exercise comes through running, but exercise can be done through many different things. A study shown on women states “The Nurses Health Study II, for example, followed more then 18,000 women for 16 years to study the relationship between changes in physical activity and weight. Although women gained on average, about 20 pounds over the course of the study, those who increased their physical activity by 30 minutes per day gained less weight than the woman whose activity levels stayed steady.
” Obesity can be so easily prevented.
Physical activity can also lower Cholesterol levels. You may be wondering what exactly Cholesterol is. “Cholesterol is one of the fatty substances we have circulating in our blood. If we have too much, it can stick to the inside walls of our arteries, narrowing them and increasing risk of cardiovascular disease.” There are a number of exercises that can be done in order to lower your Cholesterol. These consist of running, taking a brisk walk, biking, swimming laps, lifting weights, and yoga. It’s very important to keep your Cholesterol low so that he fatty particles in your blood don’t become over existent. This would then cause serious health issues.
Physical activity can reduce another health risk known as Metabolic Syndrome. Metabolic Syndrome is an overall term used for someone who has many risk factors with their hearts. “Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions — increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist, and abnormal cholesterol or triglyceride levels — that occur together, increasing your risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes.” A mistake that people make which can put them at risk for Metabolic Syndrome is having a sedentary lifestyle. Sedentary lifestyles include watching tv or sleeping which is unhealthy because it can easily be replaced with physical activity. Exercises that can be done are a long distance run uphill, or many individual sprints. Anything can reduce your risks slightly. Some of the signs to look for if you think you have METS syndrome is abdominal obesity, insulin abnormalities, increased blood pressure (Hypertension), and or increase of glucose levels. With hard work and dedication to get better through exercise, these symptoms can subside over the years.
Exercise or physical activity also lowers risk for diabetes mellitus. “Any type of physical activity (even low-intensity physical activity performed at least once a week) is related to reduced risk of developing diabetes mellitus among individuals aged [greater or equal to] 70 years.” says Panayotes Demakakos. Any type of activity will help and many people don’t realize it. Diabetes is more common in adults in their later 50s because they cannot get the moderate intensity workout they need. Of course, higher intensity workouts come with greater results but adults’ joints can’t undergo the same amount of pressure on their legs as children or adolescents Many adults do exercise in places like a gym where the intensity isnt as much. Running on a tredmill rather than running outside on the road. There are not rocks or bumps on the tredmil like there would be on the road. This would create wear and tear on legs.
Physical activity is also linked to reducing hypertension also known as high blood pressure. When someone is heavy compared to their height they are considered to be overweight and when someone is 20% or more over the recoommended body weight they are considered to be obese. Studys show that “Men are at risk if their waist measurement is greater than 40 inches.” Studies also show that “Women are at risk if their waist measurement is greater than 35 inches.” This is that they are at risk for high blood pressure if their waistes are measured bigger than this. Working hard to get a solid workout down. “Regular physical activity—such as 150 minutes a week, or about 30 minutes most days of the week—can lower your blood pressure by about 5 to 8 mm Hg if you have high blood pressure.” It’s good to stay active and work hard to lower blood pressure if you have it or even if you don’t because it can result in death.
Physical activity prevents so many syndromes and heart issues. Just 60 minutes a day or 150 minutes a week can help with so many bodily functions. Obesity rates would go down, hih cholesterol would not be an issue, Metabolic syndrome would be less likely, people who have diabetes could have prevented it. They also can help to keep it from getting worse or sometimes it even goes away all together. Finally, just a little bit of exercise could reduce your risk of severe hypertension in the future.