Sudden death is becoming common in recent times because people are emotionally, financially, socially, and psychologically stressed. Busy trying to make ends meet that often disregard attending to their body needs.
The Body needs a healthy diet, healthy lifestyle, recreational and exercises to be in good condition. It’s surprising that people try so hard to look their best outwardly yet pay no attention and consideration to what goes into the body.
Several factors destabilize the body systems, and cause pressure and stress to build up. Some of these factors includes
1. Bad food and drinks
It is no news that bad fat and cholesterol narrow and stiffen your arteries (arteriosclerosis). We consume a lot of bad fat from fatty meat, sausages, pies, cheese, creams, cakes, butter, saturated oils etc. Regular consumption of fatty food leads to overweight and high blood pressure.
Researchers have reported that overweight is relative to height. Overweight exerts chemical stress on organs like the liver and kidney leading to their malfunction. Such malfunctions causes high blood pressure, diabetes, heart diseases, arthritis, cancers etc
Individuals who have high blood pressure should not take caffeinated foods because they stimulate the heart. As much as coffee improves alertness and brain function, too much consumption can cause anxiety and restlessness.
Constant intake of sugary drinks and beverages stimulate internal synthesis of fats, which leads to accumulation of fats in the body.
2. High salt intake: High salt intake causes the body to retain water and increase the blood pressure. People with high blood pressure must cut down on salt intakes. Foods like bread, biscuits, salted chips and pies have high salt content, so they are not the best food for hypertensives.
3.Alcoholic drinks. Too much alcohol leads to fatty liver (pot belly) and eventually liver damage. Liver is a vital organ that helps the body to digest food well. It also helps the body to remove toxins. Damage to the liver will affect the proper functioning of other organs and systems.
4. Weight gain: Consumption of fatty foods causes fat padding around vital organs like the heart and arteries and exert undue pressure. on the organs. If padding occurs around the heart, it causes it to overwork and eventually pack up. So being overweight puts your heart at risk .
4. Smoking: Smoking is a silent and passive stress stimulant that causes hardening of the arteries and leads to high blood pressure. It also deposits carbon in the lungs which can reduce life expectancy.
5. Sedentary lifestyle. This simply refers to leisure living, life without exercise. The body needs to burn off the extra fat deposits. Regular fat burning prevents fat padding on vital organs. Regular stretching, swimming, walking, jogging, skipping etc ensures that unwanted fat deposits are used up and not stored around vital organs.
“The body is your first Lamborghini car. Care for it the way you care for the posh car. Groom and maintain it so that it can drive you to your destination without breaking down on the way.”
Scripted by Ekeoma Uchechukwu.
Published by Nwachineke Ugwu Okechukwu, Obinwannem News, 3rd June 2023