Body weight has always been considered as the primary factor that corroborates both health and beauty. People who suffer overbalanced weight are more vulnerable to various serious diseases than those with normal weight. Scientific studies have shown that overweight people tend to be attacked by hypertension, coronary heart disease, diabetes, stroke, arthritis, and reduced life span. Attractiveness is also not only affected by the gorgeousness or the prettiness of someone’s face, but also influenced by the body contour that he or she has. People who live in modern cities worry about their body weight much more than any other features of their body. Although obesity is clearly a problem both socially and medically, the population of obese people especially in the United States is continuously increased. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 1960, obese people were only 13 percent of the total population of the United States citizens. From 1980 to 2000, the number had doubled for adults and tripled for children. (more…)
Who hasn’t at least thought about going on a diet let alone tried 20 different ones in their life? Diets come and go, all promising to give you that waistline you’ve always desired, or maybe the one you used to have when you were younger. All of these diets seem tempting and it’s so hard to know which ones actually work and which ones are in reality bad for your health. Well, a number of nutrition specialists have come out with a popular diets. Let’s examine some of them. (more…)
Your BMI is 30+. This is what it means when doctors say you are obese. Your goal? Break into the 18.5 to 24.9 range. That’s the “normal weight range”. But those are just numbers. How can you make those numbers real to you, quantify them, let them hit home?
Those 6 and some points are the difference between a healthy heart and a heart disease. They are 30 to 40 years of life. They are running in the yard with your kids, enjoying a sunset walk on the beach with your spouse, and that moment when you step out of the house on a brisk morning, gulp in cool fresh air, and feel thoroughly healthy. They can mean happiness and confidence. (more…)
One of those time travel dreams – you know the kind of thing – is to go back and kill your mother’s father so you won’t inherit his genes for male pattern baldness. Even more pleasing would be killing off that sports coach, whoever “he” was (it would have to be a sadistic man), who first starting shouting “No pain, no gain” at the sweating stragglers who don’t think they have to work until it hurts to get fit. Whoever he was recognized early on you don’t get nowhere if your approach is painless. How many times have we started on a diet, trying to think of the smallest changes we can make so our lives stay the same, but we still lose some pounds. Bitter experience should teach us we have to push ourselves out of our comfort zone if we want to see results. (more…)