BMI, or Body Mass Index, is a measure of a person's body fat, based on a simple calculation of body weight in kilograms, divided by the square of the individual's height in meters.
It is used by health professionals around the world to determine whether a person is overweight or clinically obese. A person with a BMI equal to or over 25 is considered overweight, while an index of 30 or more is considered obese. At the opposite end of the... Read More
By Kieran Waldron
Governments throughout the world rarely tell their populations what the individual can do to prevent a disease occurring in the first instance. While all the emphasis is put on building more hospitals, better equipped hospitals and reducing waiting lists, lowering the need for hospital space by preventing diseases largely gets... Read More
By Janet Martin
Times are tough. However, losing sleep because of your problems is never worth it. You may get a temporary high from drinking kegs upon kegs of beer, smoking pot or working yourself to death. But sleep deprivation, as a result of escaping your problems, may make matters worse. Aside from... Read More
Fasting is a practice that predates biblical times and the relevancy of fasting has been debated for many years. When considering whether fasting is right for you, you must first understand your own body and know what you can handle.
Fasting is a deprivation of the body from food for a set period of time. The purposes of fasting have been diverse. Some have fasted for spiritual purposes,... Read More
By Elisabeth Kuhn
Maybe this sounds a little overdramatic, but unfortunately the reality is that excessive, untreated stress can actually kill you. When you're stressed, your body produces the hormone cortisol, which is designed to get your rear in gear as part of the fight-or-flight mechanism. However, this... Read More
By Juliet Cohen
Healthy habits are an important parts of growing up. There are an infinite number of positive acts you can take for your well-being. One can get good health by setting basic rules in life. Eating is an essential and important part of life. One can get good health by setting basic rules in life and... Read More
There is truly no one food that can help your health more than chilies -- no matter whether red or green. When the weather gets colder, chilies can really help your system stay at peak health.
A great way to really boost your system is to eat chili -- often known as chili con carne -- a truly American food. Jane Butel, author of Chili Madness and 18 other books says Bowl o' Red is her very favorite chili. This chili has won more... Read More
For the morbidly obese, most of whom have tried the diet route without success, bariatric surgery may be the last best option. With the range of obesity related diseases and obesity itself on the rise, bariatric surgery and its quick weight loss may be the solution for a return to health for those who have tried and failed at the diet and exercise route.
Morbid obesity is defined by the National Institutes of Health as being 100 pounds or more... Read More
There are several books that one can keep returning to for motivation, reassurance, perspective and the always-needed reality check.
A healthy lifestyle is much more than a workout routine or a diet. These books address it all -- attitude, humor, philosophy, culture, environment. We are what we choose to be, simple enough. That is not to say that we cannot use the occasional carrot at the end of the stick or perhaps a whip hanging... Read More
You don't need to panic if you find yourself on a situation you need to cook for a crowd. Choosing the appropriate equipment and adapting well the preparation you will find out it's not that huge challenge or mysterious science to cook for a lot of people. All you need is to prepare yourself, organize everything you need and be safe.
Food and Hygiene Safety
Cooking for a crowd involves hazards you absolutely need... Read More