Fitness and exercise slow the onset of disease.
This is a proven fact and yet more Americans than ever are suffering
from obesity and Type Two diabetes thought to be at epidemic levels
in the United States. If you are overweight, and especially if you are
obese, or if youve been diagnosed with diabetes, then take your doctor’s
advice and begin and begin a regular fitness and personalized exercise
program. Youll be very glad you did.
One of the bi-products of fitness and exercise, as any doctor will
tell you, is that working out and consistent exercise helps manage your
blood sugar. A diabetic who takes drugs daily may realize that less
medication is needed with a habitual fitness and exercise program. Many
diabetics who stay with fitness and exercise programs may find that
they are able to reduce or quit the medication and manage their diabetes
in a totally natural way.
High triglycerides are also rapidly becoming a norm for most Americans.
High triglycerides are linked to heart disease, including strokes and
heart attacks. A wonderful, easy-to accomplish and totally natural way
to decrease your level of triglycerides is to begin and stick with a
fitness and exercise program combined with a sensible diet. Elevated
triglycerides are also connected to high blood sugar, and it is very
common in diabetics. Fitness and exercise effectively minimizes two
potential health risks at the same time.
Many people have despaired at the way obesity has become part of the
American psyche questioning its causes. Some reasons are obvious. Sedentary
lifestyles are now much more common and can include working in front
of computers, watching television, staying indoors, playing virtual
reality games and the like. In addition, many Americans eat diets high
in fat and carbohydrates. Whatever the source, fitness and exercise
can be a major part of the cure for this predicament. Increasing physical
activity, raising the heart rate, and just getting active can help a
person loose weight, control triglyceride levels and improve or stave
off diabetes. It should not be ignored.
Parents should restrict time spent by children with video games or
watching television and encourage them to engage in fitness and exercise.
Children did this naturally in past generations, but now there are too
many distractions to keep them inside. Playing games like baseball,
basketball and jump rope outdoors can help alleviate this situation
in a way that is fun and revitalizing for all involved. Children who
learn the benefits of fitness and exercise at an early age will continue
working out in adulthood. They will lead healthier lifestyles and tend
to live longer, healthier and happier lives.
Fitness and Exercise Gains Popularity
Fitness and exercise is gaining in popularity for many reasons. Since
the advertisement and educational commercials about obesity and its
deadly effects on Americans in recent years as well as a rash of Type
2 diabetes on the upswing, people have begun seeing the benefit of engaging
in fitness and exercise to improve their conditions. Parents are once
again encouraging their youngsters to get up and away from the television
and work out, and the baby boomers, pursuing fitness and exercise as
they age, are taking to it with commitment in order to enjoy their lives
well into the advanced years. Regardless of the reasons, many Americans
take fitness and exercise very seriously now whereas a bare ten years
ago it was on the fringes of societal consciousness.
Americans exercise in a wide variety of ways engaging in fitness and
exercise activities which reflect the diversity of both the population
and their interests. Many people go to gyms or athletic clubs. Others
participate in sports events that they enjoy. Fitness and exercise activities
can include bowling, racquet sports like squash, golf, summer softball
leagues, horseshoes, hiking, horseback riding, and many other fun things
to do. Fitness and exercise activities in American have many faces.
One of the most popular fitness and exercise activities is walking.
Many people of all ages enjoy taking a brisk walk every day. This simple
fitness and exercise activity can be done by almost anyone. So many
Americans are walking these days that magazines are published devoted
to the activity. Generally Americans are not as organized as their European
cousins when in comes to walking. In Germany, one of the most popular
weekend fitness and exercise activities is the volksmarch, or the peoples
march. When a volksmarch occurs, people of all ages come together to
take a day long or walk through a town or the countryside, stopping
to share a meal and good conversation along the way. They combine fitness
and exercise with social activity and everyone has a great time.
Americans may not be ready for the volksmarch yet, but they find many
other fitness and exercise options to their liking. Golf is more popular
now than any time in history. Tennis is making a comeback and even martial
arts are fitness and exercise choices for many. For Americans the important
thing about fitness and exercise is to do something and make sure that
that is something they will enjoy so that they stick with it.
Fitness and exercise is now more mainstream, and with it’s continued
growth, it will lead to a longer and healthier life, and give a great
deal of fun to the participants along the way.