Make Running a Habit: Combat Central Obesity and "Three Highs"

The eagerly awaited STREETATHON is set to take place on 17th December! For the first time, it will be held in the heart of the city, crossing Victoria Harbour. This unique event is expected to be highly anticipated. Are you tempted to join the runners?

Running is an excellent exercise for urban dwellers, offering significant health benefits. Even if you don't plan to participate in a marathon, consider using Blua Health's "Keep Moving" feature to set daily running goals, record your steps and progress, and cultivate a running habit. Stay active and create a healthier lifestyle!

Combat Central Obesity and "Three Highs"

Many of us spend long hours working in front of computers, coupled with overeating, lack of exercise, and irregular work and rest schedules. This can lead to visceral obesity (central obesity), where excess fat accumulates around the abdomen (male waist circumference ≥35.5 inches, female waist circumference ≥31.5 inches). Additionally, the "Three Highs" (high blood pressure, high blood sugar, and high cholesterol) are common among urbanites. Since the "Three Highs" often show no symptoms at an early stage, many people tend to underestimate the risks. However, central obesity and the "Three Highs" increase the risk of cardiovascular and chronic diseases.

Running not only improves the cardiovascular system, increases muscle mass, and enhances physical fitness, but also helps combat common urban diseases like central obesity and the "Three Highs". However, some obese individuals may experience joint, muscle, or skeletal problems, and they should tailor their exercise routine to their capabilities, considering activities such as cycling or swimming.

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Get Moving Today!

To maintain a healthy physique, it's best to adopt a "low oil, low salt, low sugar" diet and incorporate moderate exercise. Running is an excellent exercise that helps reduce blood pressure, blood sugar, and blood lipids. The World Health Organization recommends that adults aged 18-64 or chronic disease patients (e.g., hypertension, type 2 diabetes) engage in at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise. Begin with low difficulty and a slow pace, gradually increasing activity frequency and duration.

Note that individuals who are obese or at risk of cardiovascular diseases should consult a doctor before starting an exercise plan. If discomfort arises during or after exercise, stop immediately and seek assistance from a doctor or other medical professionals.

There's no time to waste; let's start running today and make it a habit!

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