Metabolic syndrome is primarily caused by lifestyle, more specifically, a lifestyle that does not include regular activity and healthy eating. Further, our risk of developing metabolic syndrome increases as we age, or if our family history includes members that have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. In addition, if you have already been diagnosed with liver disease, polycystic ovary syndrome, sleep apnea, or if you are of Hispanic descent, your risk of developing metabolic disease is also increased.
Food is fuel, and our active bodies need the best possible fuel sources to perform optimally. Much of what we eat is essential for life, including water, carbohydrates, proteins, and essential vitamins and minerals. Grains, fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins should be included in your daily diet.
While there is a volunteer role for everyone, including those with limited physical abilities, roles that require more physicality offer greater physical benefits. These benefits include a decrease in back pain, obesity, and high blood pressure! So, if you are looking for a new challenge and want to feel a part of something larger than yourself, get out of the hose and get busy!
While it can be challenging to prevent a stitch, there are many helpful tips and tricks available. You may need to experiment with these different methods to determine what will work best for you; to start with, try the many preventative strategies!
Many of us have experienced group or team sport at one point in our lives, either at an informal ‘just for fun’ level or at an ultra-competitive elite level. Perhaps you have never had the opportunity or interest to join a team. Whatever the case, the benefits of being involved in team sport are numerous.
Fantastic! You have made the life-changing decision to become active! This is a pivotal moment in your life, and it is an exhilarating time for you to be alive! For many, the decision to become active has been a long time coming, and it may be that you have never made such a vital, life-altering decision. We will dig into the benefits of physical activity soon.
High blood pressure has long been known as the ‘silent killer,’ more formally known as hypertension. Unfortunately, this frightening phrase ‘silent killer’ is all too accurate as high blood pressure does not present any noticeable signs or symptoms. The only way to determine your blood pressure level is to have it checked by a medical professional.
When we are well andtruly exhausted, our reaction time is diminished, we don’t pay attention as well as we should, our memory is impaired, and our mood suffers. As a result, making a sound, balanced and informed decision becomes more challenging. Further, we lose our awareness of our situation, and we may become more forgetful. This increases our risk of an injury or accident, as well as negatively impacts our overall health.