Ask most people what their New Year's Resolutions were, and you'll likely find a common answer to lose weight. With so many of us wanting to shed the pounds, why is the obesity pandemic reaching new heights?
Weight loss tends to conjure up images of near starvation and tons of cardio. Most of us do not even start on our New Year's Resolution simply because the thought of it stops us dead in our tracks.
What if we had some... Read More
A structurally sound body requires an adequate supply of fat to maintain over all health. Not ensuring this vital nutrient is included in your body's composition is like constructing a new house without insulation, proper wiring and a solid foundation. As both are major investments, careful consideration should be given to the quality of the materials used in building each.
You wouldn't cut corners by using... Read More
Japan has 30 percent fewer obese people than the United States - how do they do it? There are plenty of tricks and healthy eating habits that we can learn from the Japanese. The idea of tiny portions of lots of different foods is one that the Japanese adopt for every meal. In fact, the standard nutritional advice in Japan is to eat 30 different foods per day! Such a varied diet seems to ward off cravings and achieves a balance of... Read More
Obesity in pets is common these days and causes real problems. Pet obesity is due to overfeeding, improper diet or lack of exercise. Obesity in pets is also attributed to the modern lifestyles of people, who leave their pets alone in their house, eating for themselves whatever they want and not providing any exercise. Obesity conditions of pets can lead to health problems -- similar to those in obese people -- high blood pressure, skin problems,... Read More
Do you look forward to having sex with your partner, or is it something you avoid? Many people who are not happy with their bodies or the way they look have a lackluster sex life, and typically avoid sex so they don't have to deal with anxiety or embarrassment about their bodies. However, experts say that people who feel confident about their bodies and are at a healthy weight experience a strong sex drive and enjoy healthier sex lives than... Read More
For years, women have been making monthly trips to the local spa for manicures, face masks and body waxing. Recently, traditional spas have now started to be replaced by medical spas. By integrating medical technology with self care and wellness, med spas can do wonders for the body. Unlike traditional spas, a medical spa, is operated by a licensed physician and is clinical in nature. What sorts of treatments are available at medical... Read More
You have one of those natural, slender bodies that most people can only look at with both longing and envy. If this is you, and you have not had to fight tooth and nail to achieve this body, then you are very lucky. Think being so slim means that you do not have to be careful about your diet and exercise? Try again. Having a healthy body requires more than just being slim or thin.
The Importance of Exercise
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The United States is clearly the fattest nation in the world. According to world obesity statistics, 30.6 percent of Americans are obese. Running a close second is Mexico, with 24.2 percent, and coming in third is the United Kingdom with an even 23 percent. These obesity statistics represent individuals of all races and gender who have a body mass index greater than 30 percent.
Obesity is far more serious than simply being a few... Read More
It's never too late to teach your children well -- well-being that is. Whether you're raising toddlers or teens, or any age in between, you have the power and the ability to turn things around and instill healthy eating habits.
What your children consume today is the foundation for what they eat for the rest of their lives. Poor eating habits can lead to weight problems and weight-related health issues in your child's future. Not only... Read More
Resting on your laurels - aka your butt - can kill you, experts say. Sitting for long periods of time, even if you exercise regularly, can harm your health. Whether it's at the office, in the car, in front of the TV, on the phone, reading or at school, the more hours you spend reclining increase the likelihood of being obese or even having a heart attack. Researchers have already figured out that we need to move more - preferably 30-60... Read More