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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 […]

Starting On A Weight Loss Diet

March 17, 2013


Preparing to go on a weight loss diet is an important step in your weight loss journey. You should prepare as you would for any important event. Just placing yourself on a weight loss diet wouldn’t do it.There are certain steps that must be taken to ensure success and long-term commitment. Start by assessing your weight health, […]

Exercise Prevents Premature Deaths

November 19, 2012


Regular exercise prevents premature deaths and no one seems to be excluded. This is good news for overweight people who lost weight and didn’t keep it off or who failed to lose weight. They can still obtain health benefits by continuing with physical activity. According to a recent study,even overweight peoples’ lives are lengthened with […]

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 […]

Childhood Obesity Needs Intervention- Parents Don’t Understand

September 15, 2011


In a survey of 2,179 Americans including 728 parents, only 54% said they would consider it very important to seek medical attention for an overweight or obese child. More than 80% said it was important to seek help for symptoms of asthma and diabetes. More that 70% said they would do so for learning disability. […]

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