Overweight and obesity are defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health. A crude population measure of obesity is the body mass index (BMI), a person’s weight (in kilograms) divided by the square of his or her height (in metres). A person with a BMI of 30 or […]
This time it’s time to take a look at exercise, body myths, and we enlisted the help of Dr. Brian Parr. Here’s what we learned. Body Myths 1: No Pain, No Gain. While it’s absolutely true that you should push yourself and try to extend the limits of your endurance when you exercise, […]
Advertising... bad to lying...While most people know that banner ads from companies you’ve never heard of that promise to melt away “20 pounds in a week, no exercise required!” should be taken with a grain of salt, some huge and highly respected brands are also guilty of telling their consumers major lies to make sales. You’d have to be pretty dumb to believe some of them.
Chemical cocktails, Pesticides. We are encouraged to eat more fruit and vegetables as part of a healthy lifestyle but this advice could in fact be damaging our health. With ever more commercial food production, research shows that traces of chemical pesticides used on crops can make their way into our food system and […]
What is this, brain? The human brain is the center of the human nervous system. It has the same general structure as the brains of other mammals, but is larger than expected on the basis of body size among other primates. The brain is one of the largest and most complex organs in […]
A new animal study suggests that a genetic mutation could put certain people at higher risk for becoming obese if they eat high-fat diets. At the moment, the practical uses of the research seem to be limited, but physicians could conceivably test people for the mutation and recommend that they avoid certain kinds […]
Why am I doing this, obsessively, a bit grimly to lose weight? I’ll spend five minutes warming up on the VersaClimber, a towering machine that requires you to move your arms and legs simultaneously. Then I’ll do 30 minutes on a stair mill. On Wednesday a personal trainer will work me like a […]
Healthy summer, valuable tips. The summer season can bring a relaxed feeling to our everyday lives whether we have diabetes or not. School is out for a number of weeks and family vacations become more frequent. We tend to spend more time outdoors and often cook on the grill. We would like to […]
Let’s continue with some diabetes basics as we enter into the summer season. Remember to make changes slowly so that you are not overwhelmed. Concentrate on the fact that you will eventually feel better, stronger and will be doing your body good! The CDC just reported that only 14% of people with diabetes […]
This list looks at rather unfortunate parts of Western history in the 18th century. Personal HygieneToday we place high value on personal hygiene but back in the day people could go from cradle to grave without ever immersing themselves in water.Many people believed that bathing was unhealthy and that soaking in water, especially hot water, would let disease enter the body.
Fake Foods is a danger... whatever you eat, and whenever you eat ...think !Imitation seafood/crabmeat salad ...This prepared salad is often found in the seafood section of the grocery - it looks and smells like real seafood salad but it may not offer any of the real thing.
What is this, contraceptive pill? A number of myths and misconceptions about their use still persist. They are either accused of involvement in the development of cancer, heart attacks, strokes, thrombosis, or credited with many useful qualities. Where is the truth? Oral contraceptives (OC) are considered to be one of the most reliable […]