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Everyone talks about stress, but its true meaning differs with each individual. Stress is determined by one’s ability to adapt to an external event. Stress can be insidious and have such diverse sources such as the workplace, family, health, poverty, prejudice or violence. All is determined by the way in which one reacts to the new situation.
Physical activity reduces the risk of developing conditions such as osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, colon cancer, obesity, and diabetes. Furthermore, exercise helps control body weight, decreases blood pressure, increases good cholesterol and decreases triglycerides. It strengthens muscles and helps with digestion.
There are cardiovascular risk factors that can be modified :
It is a condition that affects all arteries of the human body and it evolves over decades, beginning in the teenage years. It is characterized by the accumulation of fat in the artery walls - forming atherosclerotic plaques - which leads to the narrowing of the arteries.
When atherosclerosis affects the arteries of the brain, it can lead to stroke.