Fitness and health - B1a

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What is the difference between fitness and health?
Fitness is a measure of your physical capability to do exercise whilst being healthy means being free from infection.
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What are some factors of high blood pressure?
Excess weight, alcohol & high stress levels lead to high b.p.; high-fat diets that cause cholesterol plaques to form in the arteries, restricting blood flow and smoking are factors as CO binds with oxygen in haemoglobin, reducing oxygen capacity.
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What are the consequences of high and low blood pressure?
High b.p. can cause thrombosis (blood clots), narrowed coronary arteries, stroke and kidney damage. Low b.p. causes poor blood circulation, so dizziness, fainting and organ failure is common.
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What are some ways of measuring fitness?
You can measure fitness by looking at strength, agility, flexibility, stamina, speed and overall cardiovascular efficiency. It is best to use a range of tests to get an accurate representation of fitness.
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Why is blood in the arteries always under pressure?
Due to the continual contraction of heart muscles, blood is put under pressure so that it can reach all parts of the body.
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What are some factors of high blood pressure?

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Excess weight, alcohol & high stress levels lead to high b.p.; high-fat diets that cause cholesterol plaques to form in the arteries, restricting blood flow and smoking are factors as CO binds with oxygen in haemoglobin, reducing oxygen capacity.

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What are the consequences of high and low blood pressure?

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What are some ways of measuring fitness?

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Why is blood in the arteries always under pressure?

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