You want to live a long and fulfilling life, right? I mean, I know life isn’t always perfect, but there’s little reason to not try to prolong it as much as you can – if not for you, then at least for the sake of your loved ones!
This is why so many of us get into healthy eating and an exercise routine to relieve stress and other nuisances, as advised here https://the-wardrobe-stylist.com/2017/05/24/stress-relievers-exercises/.
But how exactly do these things help keep us healthy for the long run??
It’s worth taking a look at the specific things that an exercise routine and healthy eating help prevent the development of. It’s the things that take a toll on our minds, bodies and, thus, our longevity.
Preventative Measures With An Exercise Routine & Diet
Below are the serious and common health problems that you need to prevent the development of with your diet and exercise routine.
But it’s not just food that can cause weight gain…what you drink can have an effect too. Read this for more information https://defendyourhealthcare.us/iaso-tea.
Especially with the increase in processed, modified and unreliable food sources, it is exceptionally important to ensure you keep them at bay for your own good.
High Blood Pressure
Many people can die due to an abnormally high blood pressure. When you have this, it means you’re at risk of multiple heart problems, heart attack or stroke.
It’s also common for sufferers to develop heart disease and have problems with their arteries. It doesn’t stop there, it can affect other important organs, like your kidneys.
One of the biggest contributors to high blood pressure is stress.
Stressed people tend to get really worked up about every little thing. Their body is constantly on edge and their blood pressure keeps rising. There are many more causes of high blood pressure, find out more here http://webmd.com/hypertension-high-blood-pressure/guide/blood-pressure-causes.
The foods you eat can also have a big bearing on your blood pressure levels. We all know that eating too much junk food can cause your blood pressure to go through the roof.
Obesity is a massive problem that keeps on growing in severity. Many people in this country suffer from it, particularly young children.
You’re surely aware that obesity can drastically shorten your lifespan, put you at high-risk of heart disease and other cardiovascular problems.
It’s important to address any issues causing weight gain.
While it’s normal that our weight increases as we age given the decrease in the metabolism speed and hormones, if it’s not kept under watch, it’s easy for a little bit of weight gain to escalate into full-blown obesity.
Sometimes it isn’t even the people that start off bigger. Those that are thinner at a younger age, who are told to gain weight, end up ballooning and have a hard time scaling back once it occurs due to established habits, willpower and bodily changes.
The first two issues listed have mainly focussed on your physical health. Mental health is also an essential aspect to consider, especially as many people find that depression manifests in ways that clearly affect your physical health.
While the stigma surrounding mental health problems is certainly dwindling, they aren’t addressed as much as they should be.
Many people think that depression is just severe sadness, but it’s more than that. It’s a serious health issue that affects your mind and leaves you feeling detached from the world.
Depression can cause a whole host of other issues such as:
- weight gain
Some people think that the cure for depression is to “stop being sad.” If it were only this easy, right?
Thankfully, eating better and adopting a regular exercise routine can have a really positive effect, see how here https://everydayhealth.com/great-exercises-to-fight-depression. If you’re having problems motivating yourself to do these things due to low mood, you can seek medical help, a personal trainer or even a fitness buddy.
Ever notice how many people have problems breathing in their later years? While some weakening of the lungs can be expected, there certainly doesn’t need to be such a weakening that you find yourself short of breath after making the most minimal of movement if you’re not elderly.
Frequent exercise, as described here https://drmikediet.com/health/8-ways-to-improve-your-respiratory-system, especially cardio workouts such as swimming and cycling are particularly effective. They will help strengthen your lungs, keeping your respiratory system in great conditions.
If you’re a smoker, it may time to think about quitting, if you already haven’t.
The Gist of it
There are serious life threatening issues rising from a poor diet and lack of exercise. Stress, fatigue, lack of sleep can also cause you to gain weight, adding to those adverse effects.
High blood pressure, obesity, respiratory issues, and depression are some of the results of unhealthy lifestyle habits.
If you’re gaining weight and feeling stressed about it, it’s best to focus on relaxation to reduce your stress levels, change your eating habits and adopt a regular exercise routine.
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