Health Facts- Factors that influence our health: There are many patterns that link certain diseases to specific population groups, many of which have distinctive characteristics, including diet. An example of this is the prevalence of stomach cancer in Japan is much higher than in the U.K., which is attributed to a higher consumption of foods that are high in salt. Regardless of diet, certain diseases are linked to genetic make-up. An example of this is the higher rate of coronary heart disease in Indian population groups living in the U.K., even though their diets are very similar. There are some other factors that have a direct impact on overall health which cannot be altered, such as : 🔹 Sex - Osteoporosis is more common in women than in men 🔹 Age- Men in the UK have a shorter life expectancy than women 🔹Height- Shorter men are more likely to suffer from coronary heart disease than taller men 🔹Social class- Obesity is more prevalent in lower income population groups 🔹Race- Afro-Caribbeans in the UK are more prone to strokes, but less likely to have coronary heart disease than other ethnic groups in the U.K. 🔹Geographical location- People who live in cities and towns are more likely to suffer from respiratory problems than those who live in rural settings 🔹Birth weight- Low birth weight is directly linked to multiple diseases in later life, including type II diabetes and coronary heart disease. Although it is impossible to alter the factors above, it is possible to influence your health for the better by minimising risk factors over which you have some control. The main factors which you can influence to help improve your overall health and wellbeing is your dietary intake and physical activity levels 👍🏻 #health#healthyliving#healthylifestyle#exercise#nutrition#wellness#disease#preventionisbetterthancure#fit#fitness#facts#lifestyle#diet#personaltrainer#instafit#instagood
FUN COFFEE FACT! In Italian espresso means "when something is forced out." This refers to the way espresso is made — forcing boiling water through pressed coffee grounds. And, although espresso has more caffeine per volume than coffee, because it's consumed in smaller quantities, it actually has about a third of the amount of #caffeine as a regular #cup of coffee.