The first health probably from being overweight is Coronary Heart Disease. When a person’s body weight rises so does there risk for coronary heart diseases or CHD. CHD is a condition when a waxy substance called plaque starts to build up inside of the coronary arteries. The coronary arteries supply oxygen filled blood to the heart. Plaque will narrow or block these arteries which will reduce blood flow to the heart and muscles.
More than 2 out of every 3 adults is considered to be overweight or obese in the United States. That is over 60 percent. Being overweight and obese are risk factors for type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, as well as stroke. Losing weight will decrease you chances. Weight loss does not only help your health but also helps your physique.
Obesity is connected to diabetes and other major negative health conditions (DePietro). Those who remain inactive and instead control their weight by only dieting are also at risk for negative health conditions. Dieting, at a certain point, causes a deficiency of nutrients in the body which can lead to other medical problems. There is no choice between exercise and eating health for those who want to control their weight: they need to do both. Furthermore, a lack of exercise can lead to an increased risk of osteoporosis.
Plaque build-up in the arteries because of many factors such as nutrition, lack of physical activity, and or being overweight or obese. Other factors that are found to cause hypertension are stress, race/ ethnicity, age, alcohol, smoking and genetics (Understanding Yours Risks for High Blood Pressure, 2011). Topics such as race/ethnicity, age, and genetics cause high blood pressure and these are factors in your life that you cannot fully control because if you are grouped in a certain area you are automatically put at higher risks than others. Smoking, alcohol and stress on the other hand are factors that can be easily manipulated and if they are dealt with in the correct way ... ... middle of paper ... ...art Association. Retrieved November 21, 2011, from www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/HighBloodPressure/UnderstandYourRiskforHighBloodPressure/Understand-Your-Risk-for-High-Blood-Pressure_UCM_002052_Article.jsp#.TsgtfLKgmuI Weder, A.
Living a long and healthy life requires more than just good luck. People all over the world go to the gyms and like to exercise for different reasons. Some think that maintaining their fitness will just aim at their physical image, but being physically active will help control their overall health by improving the body's function and preventing sickness. Being physically active is the key to being physically and mentally fit, and helps people become a more balanced, physically fit person. They will not only stay healthier, but will be happier, live longer, and also sleep better.
To reduce cholesterol in your blood, eat foods low in saturated fat and cholesterol, lose weight if you need to and exercise for a total of at least 30 minutes on most or all days of the week. Some people may also need to take medicine, because changing their diet isn't enough. If you've been prescribed medication or advised to make lifestyle changes to help manage your cholesterol, carefully follow your doctor's recommendations. Learn the facts about cholesterol have regular screenings and, if you need to lower your cholesterol level, work with your healthcare professionals to set up a plan. Reduce your risk of heart attack — take responsibility for managing your cholesterol levels.
It can also put you at risk for high blood pressure. Loosing weight is shown to make a big difference when trying to avoid high blood pressure. A little bit of weight loss can have a huge effect on the medication needs of someone with high blood pressure(Chilliot1). One of the major causes of high blood pressure would be poor nutrition. A diet high in fat can increase your risk for high blood pressure as well.
The Links Between Diet and Coronary Heart Disease Coronary heart disease is a disease of the arteries that causes damage to, or malfunction of, the heart. It is the biggest killer in Britain and is also the most expensive illness in the country. When atherosclerosis - the accumulation of fatty material, calcium and plaque (which is like a firm shell with a soft inner core containing cholesterol and as blood hits it, the plaque may crack open and expose its inner cholesterol core, which promotes blood clotting) in artery walls - occurs in the lining of the coronary arteries they become narrow, restricting the flow of blood. Because of this, the heart has to work harder to force blood through the coronary arteries and this can cause blood pressure to rise. It also makes it harder to get oxygen and nutrients to the heart muscle.
Different forms of cardio exercise can physically contribute to ease stress. It can also provide benefits for the mind. Since exercise is an outlet for frustration, it can be a healthy and effective way to release these negative emotions. There are many practical things that someone could do to exercise to relieve stress. By prioritizing cardiovascular
For instance, it can cause a myocardial infarction, also known as a heart attack (Nature 482). This will occur when the blood stream is clogged preventing circulation back to the heart. The heart becomes under oxygenated and the cells begin to die causing the heart to stop. Another example would be hypertension (482), which means high blood pressure. Another example would be pancreatitis which is the inflammation of the pancreas which can be caused by an overconsumption of sugar.