WHAT’SWH YOUR HEART RATE?
“Although it’s fine to feel uncomfortable some moments when you’re training, in the real world, you should be able to deal with bursts of exercise without feeling like you’re about to keel over,” Cunico says. “If you’re uncomfortable when running to catch a bus or train, climbing a few flights of stairs, or picking your child/pet off the ground, it may be time to think about what you can
do about this.” “Tiredness can be from many causes, including being overweight and unfit,” Dr Ronald McCoy, spokesperson for The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, says. “See your doctor to find out the cause of tiredness. Especially in the case of being overweight, regular exercise and lifestyle nutrition changes can help get the energy back.”
If you have excess fat in your body, you could be producing excess estrogen, which studies have linked to breast cancer and other kinds of hormones that may promote tumour growth.growth A US study found that 7 per cent of new cancer cases in women were due to obesity. If your family has a history of cancer, keep your weight to a healthy level to avoid further risk. Research from the American College of Physicians (ACP) has found that those who snore, or have sleep apnoea, may help treat their condition through weight loss. According to the ACP, people who are overweight have extra tissue in the back of their throat, which can fall down over the airway and block their airflow while they sleep. Losing just 10 per cent of body weight can have a positive effect, while shifting a significant amount of kilos can cure the condition, the ACP says. If you frequently feel hungry and constantly raid the fridge because you never feel full, this may be an indicator that you’re at risk of type 2 diabetes or are insulin resistant, symptoms which can come about due to excess weight.
“A low resting heart rate, and the ability for your heart rate to recover from a bout of exercise, are indicators of a healthy heart and optimal weight,” Cunico says. “The larger your body, the more your heart must work to supply it with blood. Losing weight can help slow an elevated heart rate.” “Generalised body aches and pains can be an indication of an underlying condition, including being overweight,” McCoy says. “Even if there’s a condition like arthritis, weight reduction can result in a major improvement in energy and help reduce pains.”