elasticity in blood vessels that lead to a reduced risk of heart disease. Regular physical activity can lower blood pressure and improve cholesterol levels. Aerobic exercise can 18 percent improvement in maximum oxygen intake and a 25 percent increase in plasticity of blood vessels reduce the risk of heart disease (Berger, 2018). Regular exercise can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and to avoid the serious health consequences that come with it. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommends at least 150 minutes per week of moderate-intensity aerobic activity for a brisk walk or cycling (Goad, 2019). This can help with improved blood glucose levels and reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. The research suggests even a little post-meal exercise like walking up and down stairs for just three minutes can improve blood glucose in people with type 2 diabetes (Goad, 2019). Middle-aged adults are increased risk of disease because of their busy lives, desk jobs, drinking and eating fast food. Lack of physical activity and poor nutrition associated with risk of coronary heart disease, hypertension, type 2 diabetes and also weight gain. Nurse should provide education to the patient regarding nutrition and physical activity to promote health promotion. The physical activity should have at least 15-20 minutes on a daily basis such as walking or cycling. If the patient does not have access or financial support to join a gym, the nurse helps them develop a home workout regimen or a walking plan. The nurse should provide support and resources to help them to make necessary changes that can help to control of their health risk. Berger, M. (2018). Heart Health Risks: Reducing Them in Middle Age. Retrieved from Goad, K. (2019). Using Exercise to Prevent or Treat Diabetes. Retrieved from Green, S., & Falkner, A. (2018). Health Assessment: Foundations for Effective Practice. Retrieved from - practice/v1.1/#/chapter/4
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