1.3 Inheritance, exercise and health

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1.3 Inheritance, exercise and health

Inheriting health

Inherited factors are factors which we inherit from our parents

·         Appearance

·         Health

·         Metabolic rate

·         Cholesterol

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1.3 Inheritance, exercise and health

Controlling Cholesterol

Cholesterol is an inherited factor which affects ones health.

Forms of cholesterol:

·         Healthy: Needed for cell membranes and vital hormones

·         Unhealthy: Can cause health problems

If the balance of the two is wrong you can risk having heart disease

The liver deals with the fat in your diet. A balanced diet can keep the balance correct, however the inherited factors can still have a big impact.

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1.3 Inheritance, exercise and health

Exercise and Health

People who exercise regularly are generally healthier than people who don't do much exercise.

Why exercise keeps you healthy:

·         Less likely to be overweight - you will be using more energy

·         More muscle tissue - will increase metabolic rate

o   Controlling weight = less likely to be affected by: Arthritis, Diabetes and High Blood pressure

·         Cholesterol levels are affected by exercise. Exercise makes the good cholesterol go up and the bad cholesterol go down. This lowers the risk of heart disease and other health problems

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