Let’s start somewhere! Majors research like the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans has shown that physical activity is associated with huge health benefits.
One Step at a Time
First, it’s important that you understand some physical activity is better than none and that for most health outcomes, additional benefits occur as your amount of physical activity increases through higher intensity, greater frequency, and/or longer duration.
For you to see results and for most health benefits they occur with at least 150 minutes a week of moderate-intensity physical activity. Both aerobic (cardio) and muscle-strengthening (resistance) physical activity are beneficial for you.
I think it’s really worth the try because the benefits of physical activity far outweigh the possibility of you encountering adverse outcomes. Here are 13 strong evidence of health-related diseases or problem you could suffer from.
- Risk of Early Death
According to the NCI (National Cancer Institute), the definition of early death is: Death that occurs before the average age of death in a certain population. In the United States, the average age of death is about 75 years. Smoking cigarettes and being exposed to secondhand tobacco smoke are leading causes of premature death in the United States. They can increase the risk of cancer, heart disease, stroke, lung disease, and many other health problems. Other causes of premature death are injuries and suicide.
- Risk of Coronary Heart Disease
This is a disease that you know and The NHLBI (National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute) say that Coronary heart disease (CHD) is a disease in which a waxy substance called plaque builds up inside the coronary arteries. These arteries supply oxygen-rich blood to your heart muscle. When plaque builds up in the arteries, the condition is called atherosclerosis. The buildup of plaque occurs over many years.
- Risk of Stroke
A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of your brain is interrupted or severely reduced, depriving brain tissue of oxygen and nutrients. Within minutes, brain cells begin to die. A stroke is a medical emergency. Prompt treatment is crucial. Early action can minimize brain damage and potential complications. (Mayo Clinic)
- Risk of High Blood Pressure (The Silent Killer)
High blood pressure (HBP or hypertension) is when your blood pressure, the force of your blood pushing against the walls of your blood vessels, is consistently too high says the American Heart Association. You may not feel that anything is wrong, but high blood pressure could be quietly causing damage that can threaten your health.
- Risk of Adverse Blood Lipid Profile
The Medical dictionary name this a Lipid Profile disease. They define it as a clinical chemistry assessment of the levels of fats in a patient’s blood. The measurements include total cholesterol, total triglycerides, high- and low-density lipoproteins, and sometimes apolipoprotein E. Basically they’re checking your levels of fats in your blood.
- Risk of Metabolic Syndrome
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. (Mayo Clinic)
- Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
Diabetes Canada explains that the Type 2 Diabetes is a disease in which your pancreas does not produce enough insulin, or your body does not properly use the insulin it makes. As a result, glucose (sugar) builds up in your blood instead of being used for energy.
- Risk of Colon Cancer
Colon cancer: A malignant tumor arising from the inner wall of the large intestine (the colon). In the US, colon cancer is the third leading type of cancer in males and the fourth in females. Risk factors for cancer of the colon and rectum (colorectal cancer) include colon polyps, long-standing ulcerative colitis, and genetic family history. Most colorectal cancers develop from polyps. Removal of colon polyps can prevent colorectal cancer. Colon polyps and early colon cancer can have no symptoms. (MedicineNet)
- Risk of Breast Cancer
One thing I bet you didn’t know is that man can get it too. Breast cancer starts when cells in the breast begin to grow out of control says the American Cancer Society. These cells usually form a tumor that can often be seen on an x-ray or felt a lump. The tumor is malignant (cancer) if the cells can grow into (invade) surrounding tissues or spread (metastasize) to distant areas of the body.
- Weight Gain
The Medicinal Dictionary defines it as the mechanism for excessive weight gain is clear—more calories are consumed than the body burns, and the excess calories are stored as fat (adipose) tissue. However, the exact cause is not as clear and likely arises from a complex combination of factors. Genetic factors significantly influence how the body regulates the appetite and the rate at which it turns food into energy (metabolic rate).
According to the Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-Based Handbook for Nurses, In the United States, unintentional falls are the most common cause of nonfatal injuries for people older than 65 years. Up to 32 percent of community-dwelling individuals over the age of 65 fall each year, and females fall more frequently than males in this age group.
- Symptoms of Depression
Depression (major depressive disorder) is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act says the American Psychiatric Association. Fortunately, it is also treatable. Depression causes feelings of sadness and/or a loss of interest in activities once enjoyed. It can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems and can decrease a person’s ability to function at work and at home.
- Slower Cognitive Function (for the older adult)
From the Brain Aging: Models, Methods, and Mechanisms the basic cognitive functions most affected by age are attention and memory. Neither of these is unitary functions, however, and evidence suggests that some aspects of attention and memory hold up well with age while others show significant declines. Perception (although considered by many to be a precognitive function) also shows significant age-related declines attributable mainly to declining sensory capacities.
It’s time to Make a Change
There are many more examples to go on but it gives you an idea. These huge findings have reinforced what fitness professionals have known for years: the human body was made to move! The youth and the older adults should be very concern about their health.
Make the change from sedentary to athletic!
The need for personal trainers has grown exponentially over the past few years to help combat the rising of the obesity epidemic, depression, sedentary and much more.
Conclusion (The Solution!)
Enough of the bad news. The good news about all of these diseases is that their reversible or you can never get them and here’s how you can help them and make them disappear slowly. The solution is simple and easy! You should engage in regular physical activity to improve overall health and reduce the risk of the diseases mentioned above.
I know you have heard this many times from physicians and but this time to make a change for good you need to have specific instructions on how to exercise properly. You should take a look at all our other social media channel to have free tips, workout, nutrition and more!