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Discovering The Health Consequences Of Obesity And Poor Lifestyle

Obesity may be understood in terms of an accumulation of bodily fat often exceeding up to 20 percent of what is regarded as a normal weight. This condition affects a large number of individuals globally and is associated with a wide range of health risks. It is important for obese individuals to understand these risks and the ways in which excess weight may be effectively managed.The body mass index or BMI is the measurement used to calculate the weight of an individual relative to height. When numbers are between 25 and 29.5 an individual is considered to be overweight in comparison to a BMI of 30 which is said to obese. When individuals weigh up to 50 to 100 percent of a normal weight with a BMI of 40, this is considered morbidly obese.An accumulation of fatty tissue around essential organs places increased stress on its function and poses a serious health risk. Excess consumption of calories in relation to what is being burned through activity or exercise will result in an accumulation of fatty tissue. It ...


Health Benefits of the Chinese Green Tea Diet

Dating back more than 4,000 years, Chinese green tea diet has been long revered as a tasty drink that can ward off diseases and improve one's well-being. There are only a few herbs that can surpass its impressive history.Since its first recorded use during the time of Emperor Shen Nung, the link between Chinese green tea diet and good health has never been severed. Today, further studies are made to test the benefits of the remarkable health elixir.Traditional Health Benefits of the DietAccording to tradition, this diet could cure anything from headaches, body aches, and pains to constipation and depression. Over the centuries, more health claims are made on account of the Chinese green tea diet.It detoxifies the body. The presence of polyphenols, a naturally occurring antioxidant in this particular tea, is said to combat harmful free radicals and help keep the body free from diseases. In this regard, Chinese green tea helps maintain the overall well-being of the body. It fights against the anti-aging process...


Understanding Your Cholesterol Numbers

One of the most useful tests an adult can take is the cholesterol test. The results of this test can indicate a potential problem when taken in combination with other risk factors. The usual cholesterol test is the lipoprotein profile. Cholesterol is made in your body by your liver.Cholesterol is a fatty substance that combines with protein and travels in bile into the intestine where it is absorbed and enters the bloodstream to help make and maintain cells, make hormones and strengthens nerves. However, bad cholesterol builds plaque in the arteries blocking blood flow and causes heart disease and heart attacks.The Importance of Your Cholesterol ReadingIf you are older than 20 of age, your doctor has probably already taken a cholesterol test as part of a physical exam. You should have probably already had your cholesterol reading explained to you and, if necessary; have discussed any necessary actions you need to take to change your lifestyle. You should understand how your cholesterol reading impacts your li...


Tips That Will Help You to Improve Your Tummy Health

One thing that most people do not think about very often unless they are having a problem is their tummy health. Digestion is defined as the process by which the human body takes in food and passes the nutrients along thru the bloodstream to other areas in the body. Research has shown that poor digestion can lead to a variety of health issues such as stomach ulcers, nausea, vomiting, and possibly irritable bowel syndrome. There are many people who do not understand what they should do to help take care of their digestive system. Here are a few tips that will hopefully help them out.The first thing that you need to know is how to eat well. This includes not only knowing the right types of foods to eat, but also the process of eating itself. You probably remember you parents telling you as a child to chew your food up well before swallowing it and there is a lot of truth in this. This helps to aid in the digestion process because your stomach acids will not have to work overtime or need to be produced in larger...


Battle the Effects of High Blood Pressure Naturally

Reducing high blood pressure isn't always an easy task. Many medications help reduce hypertension, but people are beginning to take great care in the chemicals they put into their bodies.Many are looking for natural high blood pressure remedies. Battle the effects of hypertension naturally and safely by following these 10 life rules.Lose Weight: Ask your doctor what the ideal weight is for your height and body type. In general, men are at risk if their waist measurement is greater than 40 inches; 35 inches for women. Weight reduction of a mere 10 pounds may make corrections to within normal numbers.Exercise Regularly: You don't have to overdo exercises to be in good shape. Regular activity between 30 and 60 minutes 4 or 5 days per week has been proven to reduce blood pressure significantly. People who have been inactive for an extended period of time may see reduction within just a few weeks of resumed physical activity.Eat Healthy Foods: Whole grains, fruits, vegetables and low fat products helps. Don't stop...


People Using Smartphones Instead of Doctors; It Is Cheaper, But Dangerous?

If you read Dr. Eric Topol's book "The Creative Destruction of Medicine," you begin to wonder whether people are actually thinking or just using their minds for something else.In Dr. Topol's work, he shows how people are using smartphones and apps to: monitor heart beats; monitor blood pressure; monitor pulse rate; monitor blood Sugar.And, then, rather than reporting their findings to their doctors, some users are discussing their findings with their friends or relatives, anyone but a medical professional who might actually make use the data.Dr. Topol pointed to one app, advertised for the iPhone and "for entertainment purposes only" which monitors your heart rate. Several reviewers have looked at it and have pronounced it a solid flop, which it is.Indeed, Dr. Topol also outlines the stages he has seen people go through to avoid going to their physician. He noted that: people use the apps for tests; people will then skip their visits with their doctors; people will share their information with anyone who they...


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