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Risks factors for cardiovascular disease that can and can not be changed The risks factor for cardiovascular disease have been categorize by the American Heart Association AHA as the following 1 Major risks factors that can not be changed increasing age male gender and heredity 2 Major risk factors that can be changed cigarettetobacco smoke high blood cholesterol high blood pressure and physical inactivity 3 Other factors diabetes Obesity and stress Physiological Benefits of physical Activity Research shows that moderate not necessarily extensive exercise is sufficient for good health For example for both women and men the chance of dying from cancer and several other diseases is greater for individuals with sedentary life-styles than those who engage in a daily brisk walk of 30 to 60 minutes Cufman 1993 Moderate regular exercise lasting say 15 to 30 minutes five times a week also has been found to improve health In fact high levels of exercise increase the risk of injuries Edlin p130 If you exercise regularly your overall risk of a heart attack is about 50 percent less than if you are inactive and out of shape With routine exercise you can reach a level of physical fitness comparable to an active person ten to twenty years younger Regular exercise may also lower your cholesterol and blood pressure and reduce the risk of diabetes Exercise increases the size of coronary arteries and reduce clogging due to atherosclerosis Exercise also increases the efficiency of your bloods oxygen-carrying capacity and your muscles uptake of oxygen Exercise has been linked to increased levels of high density lipoprotein good cholesterol and decreases low-density lipoprotein bad cholesterol and triglyceride levels After exercising for 6 to 12 months lowered cholesterol levels can mean as much as a 30 percent reduction in the risk of coronary artery disease Edlin p130 Psychological Benefits of physical Activity Regular physical activity can result in periods of relaxed concentration characterized by
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