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In this essay I will be talking about exercise health and lifestyle and how they all link in. Then in the next part I will be talking diseases that can be caused by a lack of exercise a sedentary lifestyle (poor exercise eating unhealthy foods etc.)

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Exercise and Risks In this essay I will be talking about exercise health and lifestyle and how they all link in. Then in the next part I will be talking diseases that can be caused by a lack of exercise a sedentary lifestyle (poor exercise eating unhealthy foods etc.) Health is defined as 'a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity (world health organisation). 'A healthy state of well being free from disease.' All the definitions from the word health are virtually the same; the definition from WHO says it just doesn't need physical activity to be healthy but socially as well. This means that they should interact with other people and socialize that could then lead onto physical health, as that would help them to get out more maybe into clubs activities etc. Health can be split into two categories, mental health and physical health. A person with good mental health can handle every day events that occur and some one with poor mental health is exactly the opposite. Some one with poor physical health does not take part in physical activity or sport enough. Some one who has good physical health is the pr�cised opposite. We can all do our bit to improve our health things such as smoking, exercise and a balanced diet that includes lots of fruit and vegetables are a few examples however we all grow old and there are some factors that will eventually happen (uncontrollable factors) for example the ageing process which is to do with your age that we will start to become less mobile and muscle mass decreases this starts to happen over the age of 30. Lots of factors control a persons health these include Lifestyle. Lifestyle can be explained as 'a way of life or style that reflects the attitudes and values of a person or group'. ...read more.

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This is because exercise can help control your weight and lower your blood sugar level. It also lowers your risk of heart disease, a condition which is common in people who have diabetes. Exercise can also help you feel better about yourself and increase your overall health. Talk to your doctor about what kind of exercise is right for you. The type of exercise you can do will depend on whether you have any other health problems. 'Most doctors recommend aerobic exercise, which makes you breathe more deeply and makes your heart work harder.' Examples of aerobic exercise include walking, jogging, aerobic dance or bicycling. If you have problems with the nerves in your feet or legs, your doctor may want you to do a type of exercise that won't put stress on your feet. These exercises include swimming, bicycling, rowing or chair exercises. When you start an exercise program, go slowly. Then gradually increase the intensity and length of your sessions as you become more fit. Talk to your doctor for specific advice. However there are some risks when doing exercise if you are a diabetic. But the benefits far out weigh the risks. Doing exercise can change your bodies reaction to insulin. Doing regular physical activity can make your body sensitive to insulin. Hypoglycemia can also occur, which is your blood sugar level getting too low. Your doctor can advice you on what your blood sugar level should be before and after exercising. Therefore you should keep a check on your sugar level while exercising. If the level is too high or too low you should wait until the level is right before exercising. It is also important that you keep a check on your blood sugar levels while exercising in hot and cold conditions this is because different conditions can change the way your body can absorbs insulin. It is handy if you keep juice or sweets near by so when hypoglycemia may occur with symptoms of, a change in your heartbeat, suddenly sweat more, feel shaky or anxious, or feel hungry. ...read more.

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Resistance training is also advised doing as this helps improve muscle strength because as you age muscle strength decrease. Doing such exercises can help prevent older people from getting disabilities. USA researches say that as you age there is some decline in physical activity but they warn that inactivity can hasten the decline and lose balance flexibility and muscle wastage. They took several studies to illustrate this 'a walking programme for people in their seventies that reversed 22years of declining lung capacity in 22 weeks. A 12-week weights programme that more than doubled the leg muscle strength of some women aged 64 years and over; A study in which people who exercised by walking several days a week decreased their risk of disability and improved their ability to climb stairs, stoop, crouch and kneel'. A sedentary lifestyle can also increase the risk of a hip fracture and lots of exercise can decrease reduces the risk particular if you start in your middle ages. After evaluating to see if exercise has an effect on your overall health, I think it is pretty conclusive that exercise can have a major effect on improving not just your health but lifestyle as well. Its not only Doctors and G.P's etc. who have said that exercise can decrease killer diseases but this is backed up by figures as well for example. A study was taken with patients who had already coronary heart disease reduced their risk of fatal heart complications by '20-25% through exercise'. Also they warn that a sedentary lifestyle can increase the risk of a hip fracture, this is because that when doing exercise it can make the joint more movable as synovial fluid is production is increased which helps cushion the knee give it support. 'In one study women who spent less than four hours a day on their feet had nearly twice the risk of hip fractures than their more active counterparts'. So spending time on doing exercise or physical activity is beneficial to them. No matter what size, age or disability there is a physical activity for them. ...read more.

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