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Posted 05/19/2020 in Category 1

Importance Of Healthy Lifestyle In Prevention Of Diseases


Importance Of Healthy Lifestyle In Prevention Of Diseases

The major annual killers in the United States are heart diseases, cancer, stroke, chronic obstructive lung diseases, and diabetes. Preventive medicine has focused on the ways that can keep these deadly conditions from happening. This is mainly achieved through lifestyle modification such as cessation of smoking, a decrease in the consumption of alcohol, regular exercise, and a healthy diet.

The importance of a healthy lifestyle is evident from a number of research studies. A clinical trial was conducted to compare the effectiveness of comprehensive lifestyle changes and the conventional lipid-lowering drug therapy for the treatment of coronary artery atherosclerosis. The patients in one of the groups received conventional lipid-lowering medications while the patients in the other group were subjected to comprehensive lifestyle changes only. They quit smoking. They participated in regular physical activity and were provided with a low-fat vegetarian diet. The patients in both groups were assessed after one year. The results showed that complete regression of the disease occurred in more than 85% of the patients subjected to lifestyle changes only. In the patients receiving conventional lipid-lowering therapy progression of disease was noticed instead of regression.

1. Regular Exercise

The importance of exercise on the promotion of different aspects of health is obvious from numerous research studies. In a research, it has been reported that a regular exercise can decrease the progression of impaired glucose tolerance, a pre-diabetic condition to diabetes by decreasing the increase in the glucose levels after meals as well as increasing the sensitivity to insulin. The other health-promoting effects of a regular exercise reported in different scientific studies are listed below.

  • Loss of weight and prevention of weight gain
  • Risk of getting heart diseases and stroke is decreased
  • Strengthening of bones and Prevention of osteoporosis
  • Improvement of the joints function
  • Improvement of mood and prevention of anxiety and depression
  • The exact type and intensity of exercise vary individually however it is recommended in general that you should involve in any kind of physical activity for at least 30 minutes per day.
  • There are different options available for you that include walking, brisk walking, jogging, running, swimming, cycling, dancing, and even resistance training.  If you can’t, do any of this try to integrate physical activity into your daily life. For instance, instead of taking the elevator you should take the stairs.  You should try to park the car away from the entrance so that you have to walk some distance on your feet.

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