Keeping our bodies Healthy

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  • Keeping our Bodies healthy
    • Malnutrition
      • eating too much or too little can lead to malnutrtion
      • Eating too lottle of particular types of food can lead to deficiency diseases
    • What is a balanced Diet?
      • A diet that contains the right amount of the different food groups for your individual needs.
      • A balanced diet is affected by age, gender, activity levels, the proportion of muscle to fat in your body, and your genes.
    • How healthy are you?
      • Metabolic rate
        • This is the rate at which the chemical reactions take place in your cells
        • It is affected by: Inherited features, proportion of muscle to fat, amount of exercise
        • If you have a fast metabolic rate, you will need to eat more to maintain your weight.
      • Body Mass Index (BMI)
        • Doctor's use BMI to indicate if you may be likely to suffer from health problems.
        • BMI = weight (kg) / height (m)
      • Percentage body fat
        • Women should have no more than 30% body fat to be healthy
        • Men should have no more than 25%
        • Measure using a SKINFOLD CALIPER
      • Heart rate
        • Generally, the lower the rate, the healthier you are
        • the quicker your heart rate returns to normal after exercise, the healthier you generally are
    • Exercise
      • Effects of exercise
        • Increases metablic rate (e.g. respiration)
        • Decreases blood pressure
        • Decreases obesity/ cholesterol
      • Lowers risk of
        • heart disease
        • arthritis
        • diabetes
    • Cholesterol
      • Cholesterol is made in the liver
      • You need it to make...
        • cell membranes
        • sex hormones
        • hormones to help you deal with stess
      • The amount and type of fat you eat affects cholesterol levels
      • High levels of cholesterol in blood increase risk of getting heart disease or blocked blood vessels.
      • The amount of cholesterol in your blood depends on...
        • how your liver works (limited)
        • Amount of exercise
        • Metabolism
        • Diet
        • HDl/LDL ratio
      • Cholesterol is carried around your body by 2 types of lipoproteins
        • low-density lipoproteins
          • bad cholesterol - increase risk of heart problems
        • high-density lipoproteins
          • good cholesterol, reduce risk of heart disease
      • 3 main types of fat in food
        • saturated fats
          • increase LDL cholesterol levels. Found in animal fats - meat butter cheese
        • Mono-unsaturated fats
          • Improves the balance between LDLs and HDLs in blood. Found in olive oil, olives, peanuts, margarines
        • Poly unsaturated fats
          • These are even better at balancing LDLs and HDLs. Found in corn oil, sunflower oil, margarines and oily fish
    • Salt
      • Salt is vital in your diet
      • Needed for nervous system and reactions in cells
      • Excess salt can increase blood pressure




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