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Chronic metabolic diseases, can we avoid them?

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Some of us are really worried about obesity and overweight, some people who deal with their weight don´t even consider how this can lead to greater problems and the long-term issues this can cause to their health.

Chronic metabolic diseases like obesity, overweight, diabetes, high blood sugar, high cholesterol, strokes, heart diseases have been increasing in the past years at a high speed. Some of them do not seem to be too serious but they can lead to greater diseases and health problems.

The cause of some of this problem is our unhealthy lifestyles, eating unhealthy foods which is poor nutrition, lack of sleep, not physical activity and high levels of stress. This leads to obesity and overweight which leads to bigger health issues.

Our body does so many different things every second even when we sleep which is a crucial part, with our unhealthy lifestyles all systems and hormones in our body get out of balance, our body can´t function properly and this leads to health problems.

Chronic metabolic diseases or metabolic syndrome is related to insulin resistance and the inability of our body use energy effectively and it stores it as fat. It has also been related to inflammation in the body which causes some health problems.

Metabolic diseases can be prevented by making some changes to our lifestyle, if we have an unhealthy lifestyle based on bad habits it will lead to many problems but if we develop good healthy habits which lead to a healthy lifestyle we can prevent some of those problems.

Following a healthy nutrition program is key, we need to make sure that our diet is based on whole, healthy foods, and avoid junk, processed and fast food, working out 30 minutes per day, reducing stress or finding ways to cope with stressful situations and getting enough good quality sleep every night.

There´s not a secret here and nothing is new, it´s possible to prevent as many diseases as possible if we take care of ourselves, taking some time of each day to focus on ourselves gives us a lot of benefits not only for that day but in the long run.

We´ve overcomplicated things and this has led to confusion and so many lies and myths, if we stick to the basics, we keep everything simple and effective we get the best results, old school is still the best way, at least for me. There´s no reason to overcomplicate things it just gives us more excuses to not act because it´s too complicated, trust the simple and basic stuff just give it time. It took us years to be where we are now, it will take time to get to where we want.

It´s not about wanting to lose weight as fast as possible it is about getting in shape and sustain it, it is about health and preventing diseases. Start today by changing your eating habits, stop eating junk, processed and fast food and choose whole, healthy ingredients, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, eggs, fish, meats, poultry, oats, beans. Eat meals cooked or prepared with fresh ingredients, then start doing 20 minutes of exercise and improve the quality of your sleep. Small changes every day make a huge difference.

The best steps we can take today to start changing our life are:

– do some physical activity for 20 minutes.- It can be bodyweight exercises or going for a walk,

 – Learn to cook and start preparing as many healthy dishes as possible, you can include desserts if they are healthy (there are so many recipes for desserts prepared with healthy ingredients),

– do some breathing exercises before you go to sleep.- it will help you lower stress and improve quality of sleep

This are 3 simple steps you can take today, choose one of them and star making it a part of your life, once you are comfortable with it add another one and then the last one. These 3 steps will have a big impact on your life.

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Pam