CVD, Nutrition, Exercise

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CVD, Nutrition, Exercise

In the world 4/5 people die from heart related illness, so CD's kills someone every 34 seconds. Most common CD's are myocardial infarction, hypertension, stroke and arteriosclerosis-clogged arteries. The symptoms that may cause cardio - vascular diseases are nausea, left side pain, sweating, shortness of breath/dizzy, feels like indigestion and quizzing feeling in the chest. Also some risk factors are smoking, alcohol, diet rich, sedentary and family history.

Nutrition, the process by which the living tissues take up, from the blood, matters necessary either for their repair or for the performance of their healthy functions. One of the things that can be found inside our body is fat, which is animals, oil, dairy that rise cholesterol level in blood. The energy that our body uses is sugar, carbohydrates and calories. Our proteins maintain body tissue and salt absorbs water, preservative. Everyday we should eat 2 servings of fruits, 3 servings of vegetables, 2 servings of meats, beans and nuts.

Also 3 servings of milk, and milk products, 6 servings of bread, cereal, grain and use extras in moderation.

Exercise, an activity that requires physical or mental exertion, especially when performed to develop or maintain fitness. The physical components of exercise are cardiovascular endurance, aerobic exercise, non-aerobic exercise, Body composition, flexibility, muscular endurance and muscular strength. Exercise also prevents disease and debilitation, improves stamina, enhances flexibility, controls weight, improves quality of life and strengthens your muscles. The skill components of exercise are agility, balance, power, reaction time, coordination and speed.

In conclusion, relation between exercise, cardio vascular disease and nutrition is that exercise reduces the risks of heart disease, and people that eat food that is high in saturated fats, cholesterol and salt have more risk in getting CVD. To decrease CVD risks a person has...