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Exercise health and lifestyle

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Unit 7: Exercise health and lifestyle Maintenance of health and well being In the report I am going to write I will be discussing the important factors that can help you become healthy and the factors that can make you unhealthy. The lifestyle factors include 1. Physical activity 2. Alcohol 3. Smoking 4. Diet In recent years the heath of the UK population has gone in a downwards spiral the main reasons this is happening is due to all the technology coming out. When kids were bored in the UK about 30 years ago they would go out and play football which meant they were taking part in exercise now a days kids would rather stay in side and watch TV or play on a console. This means that kids aren't getting enough exercise like before and as kids will carry on eating the same junk they will start putting on weight. Another factor that has affected the UK health is adverts as kids spend about most of their time watching TV so any type of food that is advertised kids will automatically want to buy it. Advertising should be to show kids how to eat healthy instead all the show is sweets and fast food like McDonalds which is bad for you. Also most kids these days wont have a good health education lesson to teach them all about what foods to eat and what foods not to eat. Simply having one of these lessons once a week will help kids understand how to stay healthy and the benefits of being healthy. Also the British health has decreased due to the uprising costs due to the depression more and more people struggle to pay for exercise meaning they will get unhealthy and FAT Benefits of exercise To gain health benefits you should do at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise, (at least 5 days per week). ...read more.

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OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) This is an anxiety mental disorder characterized by involuntary intrusive thoughts and compulsive behaviors. When a sufferer begins to acknowledge these intrusive thoughts instead of dismissing them, the sufferer then develops a great degree of anxiety based on the doubt that something has happened or will happen. You can get this in sport by always exercising to get a perfect body while others will think you already have a perfect body you yourself will disagree and still continually push yourself and carry on exercising. Alcohol Negative affects Alcohol is a legal drug but only to people over the age of 18, but by the age of 16 80 percent have tried alcohol. Brain and body Alcohol affects the brain so that is compromises our judgment and lowers our emotions. Also it decreases our physical co-ordination and sense of balance. Excessive alcohol can lead to alcohol poisoning which can cause unconsciousness, coma and even death. Malnutrition is often associated with chronic alcohol as is linked to intestinal irritation, which over time can lead to a dull appetite and food intake. This leads to a low energy intake meaning loss of weight as well. Strokes Also drinking a lot of alcohol can lead to strokes, a stroke occurs when the brain tissue dies as a result of a sudden and severe disruption of blood flow to the brain. Heavy alcohol consumption has been associated with in increased stroke increase. Behaviour A main thing that alcohol can result in is mood swings and aggressive behaviour the brain is affected by reducing anxiety. As you may here many people change their whole personality when they are drunk you might get the quietest and shyest person ever but when they drink they become loud and aggressive also when drunk people think they are superman and can do anything and often attempt stupid things. ...read more.

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Protein gives us the energy to get up and go and keep going. So having a good amount will promote more growth and healing. If you don't have enough protein in a diet and start to go to the gym and exercise to increase muscle size your muscle wont get bigger and may even get smaller this is because your body will start to use the protein as a source of energy and thus deplete your muscle size. Anorexia Having an unbalanced diet and not eating enough food can cause anorexia; it is caused by not eating enough food. The characteristics of it are: Body weight is maintained at least 15 per cent below that expected for a person's height. It is self-induced weight loss caused by avoiding fattening foods and may involve taking excessive exercise, using laxatives or diuretics or self-induced vomiting. There is a strong, almost overwhelming fear of putting on weight, with sufferers preoccupied with the shape or size of their bodies. Although we do not know the main cause of anorexia it has been stated that is likely that both inherent biological factors and factors in the patient's social environment play a part. You can treat anorexia by; restore the person to a healthy weight, restore healthy eating patterns Bulimia People with bulimia are extremely concerned with their weight, yet they can't fight the compulsion to binge. You often eat a lot of fatty foods and once you know you have eaten that you go to the toilet and make yourself sick forcing all the food you have eaten back out meaning you are actually eating not a lot of food. The reasons why you binge eat and then purge may not be easy to explain. Part of the problem may be due to a fear of getting fat. It can lead to; Depression, Teeth problems, Bowel problems. ...read more.

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