Browsing All posts tagged under »obesity«

Watching TV Can Be Bad For Your Health

October 10, 2013


Physical activity may be more important than you think.  For example. even if you work out at the gym several times a week, your health is still at risk if the rest of your day is spent watching TV. According to a research study. every hour spent watching  television puts you at risk for heart disease, […]

Overweight/Obesity-A Health Risk Factor

September 10, 2013


The World Health Organization defines obesity as “an abnormal or excessive accumulation of fat that presents a risk to health.” When we consume more calories than our body burns, the body store the excess as fat. This  eventually leads to excessive weight gain and obesity. Being overweight is a major health risk factor for many […]

Overweight-A Risk Factor For Cancer

July 10, 2013


It is known through many research studies that being overweight increases the risk of developing diseases. In  this study, researchers in the United Kingdom studied data from 221 studies  and 250, 000 cancer cases.  It was to determine if a 5kg/m2 increase in body mass index  is a risk factor f0r cancer. The Body Mass […]

Overweight/Obese Men- Aggressive Prostate Cancer

November 7, 2012


Overweight/obesity is a risk factor for many diseases including some cancers. Thanks to public health awareness and education more people are becoming aware of the need to have a healthy weight to prevent such diseases and premature deaths. Both men and women are encouraged to maintain a healthy weight, they are equally affected. Researchers believe […]

Using Physical Activity To Lose Weight

July 30, 2012


Losing weight involves both the calories consumed and the calories used, It involves the calories consumed through food and drink and physical activity on a daily basis. It means balancing the two, it means burning more calories than you consume. A certain amount of exercise is required by all, including those on a weight management […]

Obesity-A Worldwide Epidemic

April 27, 2012


This is a video from the Center of Disease Control(CDC) on obesity. It is one of the five health risk factors used in our program to educate consumers in disease prevention. Obesity is a cause of heart disease, which is the number 1 killer worldwide. Obesity is a cause of non-communicable diseases such as strokes, […]

Childhood Obesity Linked To Air Pollution

April 18, 2012


An unhealthy diet and physical inactivity are two known risk factors for childhood obesity, but a recent study has linked it to maternal exposure to high levels of air pollution during pregnancy. The study was done in New York City and involved 702 non-smoking pregnant women. They were age 18-35 African-American or Dominican. In their […]

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