Diet, Exercise and Disease


Your weight and the amount of exercise you do affects your risk of developing various diseases.

How you can become overweight and obese:

If you eat more food than you need, the excess is stored as fat. You need some fat to cushion your internal organs and act as an energy store. However eating too much regularly will make you overweight and obese.

How exercise levels and obesity levels are linked...

The food you eat transfers energy to your muscles, as they work from respiration, so the amount of exercise you do affects the amount of respiration in your muscles, and the amount of food you need. Scientists and doctors have collected lots of evidence that people who exercise regularly are less likely to develop cardiovascular disease than people who do not exercise…


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