The United States of America has been struggling in the past few years with a serious problem: obesity. The number of children and adults suffering from obesity has increased greatly and this is because no one seems to care too much about their health, according to the American Heart Association.
Given that people are less and less interested in their overall health, the cases of heart failure have increased greatly. The direct implication of obesity is represented by heart problems, especially because all the fat creates a layer around the heart, making it impossible for the organ to work properly. Heart failure cases have increased very much in the past years and people are still not too concerned about this situation.
People do not care about their health
According to the American Heart Association, it seems that young and older adults are not too concerned about their health and that is shown by the increase of the calorie consumption in women by 22 percent and in men by 10 percent. This increase comes from eating more junk food and drinking a lot of soda, which are both sources of unneeded calories.
People in the United States of America are leading a very poor lifestyle and this is the main reason for which there are so many people suffering from heart conditions. According to the American Heart Association, people should make radical changes in their lives and they should start leading healthier lifestyles, eating properly and exercising a lot.
Sedentary lifestyle also leads to heart problems
From what doctors and specialists are seeing daily, it seems that older adults who suffer from heart problems are not having troubles only at the dietary level, but also at being active. Most people who are past a certain age think that this is their time of relaxing and taking some time for themselves. What they seem not to understand, however, is that laying around the house all day, doing nothing, is not the best way of relaxing.
Being active is crucial, especially for older adults, whose metabolism is not working as well as it used to when they were younger and they need to do everything they can in order to keep their health. Unfortunately, most people seem not to care too much about these things and they do everything in reverse, it seems. Instead of eating healthier and exercising more when they find out they suffer from a certain type of heart condition, people become even lazier and their eating habits become even worse.
Even though there are so many people who suffer from heart conditions in the United States of America, it seems that the number of deaths caused by cardiovascular diseases fell by 31 percent in the past 10 years. However, this happened not because people made some radical changes in their lives, but because the treatments and medical routines have improved greatly.
The thing people should know is that exercising and eating a healthy lunch does a lot better than anything you can think of and they should start making some changes in lifestyle before it is too late.