Exercise in Medicine and diseases
- Leads many diseases cancer, cardio vascular diseases.
- Sitting is harmful!
- Inactivity is risk factor for major chronic illnesses.
- Even moderate exercise is great for reducing risk of many illnesses.
Diet, exercise, and weight control.
- Obesity is cause for many diseases.
- Fat stored in abdominal cavity is far more harmful.
- Having a tummy/beer belly is far worse than having fat thighs/hips.
- If you eat more calories than you burn, then you gain weight.
- Dieting leads to loss of water weight. Prolonged diet will lead to loss of fat, but also loss of protein.
- Weight lost due to dieting is regained when stopped, as it reduces metabolic rate.
- Heart diseases is most common cause of death - 25% in US.
- Fat deposits in major arteries, eventually blocking blood causing heart attacks and strokes.
- 59% of heart diseases causes due to physical inactivity.
- Aerobic exercises will reduce risk of coronary artery blockages by reducing bad cholesterol and increasing good cholesterol.
- Hypertension leads to stroke, heart diseases, kidney failures.
- Exercise reduces blood pressure and hyper tension.
Diabetes - Type II
- Caused elevated blood glucose levels or chronic hyperglycemia.
- Insulin resistance.
- Symptoms - excess urination, blurry vision, fatigue, thirst, hunger.
- Main causes lack of exercise and obesity.
- Regular exercise will increase insulin sensitivity and lower risk of insulin resistance.
- Exercise will help treat type II Diabetes far, far better than anything else.
- Modifiable risk factors for Cancer
- Unhealthy lifestyle - lack of exercise, obesity, poor diet.
- Environmental - tobacco, diet, sunlight, infectious diseases
- Regular exercises reduces risk of breat, prostate, and colon cancer - 3 of the top 4 most common cancers.
- Exercise can stop growth of cancer.
- Improves antioxidants which are useful in fighting cancer.
- Lowers body fat which can lead to cancer.
- Reduces certain hormones which cause growth of cancer.
- Exercise also improves quality of life for patient undergoing treatment.
- Successful aging relates to maintaining your health to live experience desired quality of life.
- Stamina - regular aerobic exercise helps maintain stamina in older age.
- Loss of muscle mass, sarcopenia, which leads to falls, fractures, loss of mobility can be reduced with regular exercise.
- Never too late to start exercising.
- Osteoporosis - Porous bones, affects lot of women. - low calcium, vitamin D.
- Weight lifting is important activity to counter Osteoporosis.
- If you are active in younger age, it is important to keep active, as adaptations are reversible.
- For healthy Brain
- Active social lifestyle
- Quality sleep
- Stress management
- Mental stimulation
- Healthy diet
- Regular exercise
- Exercise helps with maintaining blood flow to brain, reducing risk of dementia.
- Parkinson’s disease - brain stops producing dopamine, losing control of muscle movements.