Essay On Lifestyle Changes

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In recent decades, many adults have made lifestyle changes that have improved outcomes for preventable conditions. Some of these lifestyle changes includes regular exercising, healthier eating and vaccination. This essay will discuss these three major lifestyle changes mentioned above as well as discuss the effects of these lifestyle changes on the adults. According to the Mayo Clinic (n.d.), regular exercise has been one of the many lifestyle changes that aids in the prevention of diseases in adults. As stated by the Mayo Clinic(n.d.), regular exercise helps prevent or reduce the risk of a wide range of health problems and concerns, including stroke, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, depression, arthritis and several types of cancer.…show more content…
Furthermore, the National Cancer Institute (2017) argued that exercise reduces the risk to several types of cancers. Also, studies were undertaken by the National Cancer Institute (2017) that examined the association between physical activity and three types of cancers, colon, breast and endometrial cancers. “The association between physical activity and colon cancer risk found that the most physically active individuals had a 24% lower risk of colon cancer than those who were the least physically active” (National Cancer Institute, 2017). Additionally, “many studies show that physically active women have a lower risk of breast cancer than inactive women; in a 2013 meta-analysis of 31 prospective studies, the average breast cancer risk reduction associated with physical activity was 12%” (National Cancer Institute, 2017). According to the National Cancer Institute (2017), “in a meta-analysis of 33 studies, the average endometrial cancer risk reduction associated with high versus low physical activity was 20%”. As a result of the above mentioned, on the effects of physical exercise and its importance in aiding in the prevention of certain ailments, many adults are now exercising more. Some of joining gyms and other fitness clubs in order to exercise on a daily basis so that they will remain
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