Since childhood, people have always been educated that exercising is very important for one’s good health. At a very early age, the kids are encouraged to exercise on a daily basis. They are pushed to have an active lifestyle. Parents bring them to outdoor play areas or an indoor playground in Toronto. You need not worry about the amount of exercise that your kids will get if they visit and indoor playground in Toronto or when they play outside the home. As long as they are in a physical activity, this will help in shaping their bodies and will thus become a positive effect in their lifestyle.
Being obese does not really imply cosmetic problem, instead these conditions greatly raise one’s risk for other health problems like the following:
- Coronary heart disease. When you body mass index increases, your risk for CHD or coronary heart disease also increase. CHD is a condition wherein a waxy substance called the plaque builds up inside your coronary arteries. These arteries actually supply oxygen rich blood into your heart. What the plaque does is that it narrows or blocks off the coronary arteries thereby reducing the blood flow to your heart muscles. This will cause a condition known as angina or heart attack. Obesity will also lead to heart failure which is a very serious condition wherein your heat cannot anymore pump enough blood in order to meet the needs of your body.
- High blood pressure. Blood pressure refers to the force of blood pushing against the wall arteries when the heart pumps blood. If ever the pressure rises and will stay high overtime, it will damage your body in a lot of ways. The chances of an adult experiencing high blood pressure are much greater if he is obese or overweight.
- Stroke. Being obese or overweight definitely leads to build up of plaque inside your arteries. As time elapses, the area of plaque will rupture and this will cause blood clot to form. If the clot is located close to your brain, it will block the flow of blood as well as oxygen to your brain causing stroke. The risk of having stroke rises when your BMI increases.
- Type two diabetes. Diabetes is a disease in which the blood glucose or blood sugar in your body is abnormally high. Normally, the body will break down the food into glucose and then carry it to cells all throughout the body. The cells use insulin to turn the glucose into energy. When you have type 2 diabetes, the cells of your body do not use the insulin properly. At first, the body will react by making more insulin. Through time, the body cannot anymore make enough insulin to control its sugar level in the blood.
- Abnormal blood fats. If you are obese, you have abnormal high levels of blood fats. These include high levels of LDL cholesterol and triglycerides and low level of good cholesterol. Those people with abnormal levels of blood fats are placed at risk for CHD.
Regular exercise, whether it is organized sports, visiting your favourite indoor playground in Toronto, walking or hiking, helps reduce childhood obesity.