Society's health issues are getting worse every year. If you or a loved one has any of these issues listed below, it is a good idea to try and deal with them accordingly as soon as possible. Having three of the following findings below is extremely dangerous and puts you at a high risk for cardiovascular disease. Heart disease is the number one killer in the United States- time to get things in check!
Make an appointment with your doctor and get an appointment with a dietician or nutritionist!
"What is metabolic syndrome?
Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of metabolic disorders. When a patient presents with these conditions together, the chances for future cardiovascular disease is greater than any one factor presenting alone.
For example, high blood pressure alone is a serious condition, but when a patient has high blood pressure along with high fasting glucose levels and abdominal obesity, this patient may be diagnosed with metabolic syndrome. There is a greater chance this patient will have cardiovascular problems because of the combination of risk factors.
Metabolic syndrome is a serious health condition that affects about 23 percent of adults and places them at higher risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, stroke and diseases related to fatty buildups in artery walls. The underlying causes of metabolic syndrome include overweight and obesity, physical inactivity, genetic factors and getting older.
Metabolic syndrome occurs when a person has three or more of the following measurements:
Although metabolic syndrome is a serious condition, you can reduce your risks significantly by reducing your weight; increasing your physical activity; eating a heart-healthy diet that's rich in whole grains, fruits, vegetables and fish; and working with your healthcare provider to monitor and manage blood glucose, blood cholesterol, and blood pressure." - American Heart Association
1 Repetition Maximum (RM) TESTING PROTOCOL
By The National Strength and Conditioning Association
If the athlete failed, provide a 2- to 4-minute rest period, then decrease the load by subtracting 5 to 10 pounds (2-4 kg) or 2.5% to 5% for upper body exercise or 15 to 20 pounds (7-9 kg) or 5% to 10% for lower body exercise AND then go back to step 8.
Continue increasing or decreasing the load until the athlete can complete one repetition with proper exercise technique. Ideally, the athlete’s 1RM will be measured within three to five testing sets.
Before assigning training loads, the strength and conditioning professional should understand this relationship between loads and repetitions.
Load is commonly described as either a certain percent- age of a 1-repetition maximum (1RM)—the greatest amount of weight that can be lifted with proper technique for only one repetition—or the most weight lifted for a specified number of repetitions, a repetition maximum (RM) (19).
For instance, if an athlete can perform 10 repetitions with 60 kg in the back squat exercise, her 10RM is 60 kg. It is assumed that the athlete provided a maximal effort; if she had stopped at nine repetitions but could have performed one more, she would not have achieved a 10RM. Likewise, if she lifted 55 kg for 10 repetitions (but could have performed more), her true 10RM was not accurately assessed because she possibly could have lifted 60 kg for 10 repetitions
Quality Nutrition = Quality Training
Eating smart not only makes your feel better and exercise more efficiently but aids in a lifestyle that is less prone to disease and other health complications.