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Your weight and heart disease
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Your weight and heart disease

If you are overweight or obese you are more likely to develop coronary heart disease than someone who is a healthy weight. How does my weight affect my health? Research shows that being overweight or obese can: raise your blood cholesterol levels increase your blood pressure increase your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Because these are risk factors for coronary heart disease,...

by January 15, 2018January 15, 2018
8 Steps to prevent heart disease (Heart-Healthy Diet)
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8 Steps to prevent heart disease (Heart-Healthy Diet)

1. Control your portion size How much you eat is just as important as what you eat. Overloading your plate, taking seconds and eating until you feel stuffed can lead to eating more calories than you should. Portions served in restaurants are often more than anyone needs. Use a small plate or bowl to help...

by January 13, 2018January 13, 2018
15 Foods that are good for your heart
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15 Foods that are good for your heart

“Try to eat foods that are in their natural form, as they come from the ground,” Ms. Zumpano says, recommending what she calls the “whole-foods diet.” That diet includes, of course, heart-healthy foods such as fish, whole grains, vegetables and fruits, but don’t be afraid to treat yourself occasionally with a glass of red wine...

by January 13, 2018January 13, 2018
How Does Obesity Affect the Elderly?
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How Does Obesity Affect the Elderly?

It’s commonly known and scientifically proven that obesity predisposes to many diseases. In fact, the majority of organs and body systems are negatively affected by obesity. Most commonly, diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, heart disease and certain cancers are encountered in patients affected by obesity. As we age, physical disability is also a major problem due...

by January 11, 2018January 11, 2018
Healthy Eating
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Healthy Eating

The Food Pyramid   The Food Pyramid is designed to make healthy eating easier. Healthy eating is about getting the correct amount of nutrients – protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals you need to maintain good health. Foods that contain the same type of nutrients are grouped together on each of the shelves of the...

by January 9, 2018January 9, 2018
What are the right kinds of food?
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What are the right kinds of food?

Look at the pie chart (it looks like a plate of food doesn’t it?) Can you see that some pieces are bigger than others? This is because your bodies need lots of these foods to be able to do their work.   Bread, cereal, rice, pasta and noodles group This is the biggest group because...

by January 9, 2018January 9, 2018
Exercise Can Help Control Weight
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Exercise Can Help Control Weight

Obesity results from energy imbalance: too many calories in, too few calories burned. A number of factors influence how many calories (or how much “energy”) people burn each day, among them, age, body size, and genes. But the most variable factor-and the most easily modified-is the amount of activity people get each day. Keeping active...

by January 8, 2018January 8, 2018
What’s the Best Exercise to Lose Weight: Cardio or Lifting Weights?
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What’s the Best Exercise to Lose Weight: Cardio or Lifting Weights?

According to science, a person can burn more calories doing cardio as it is the best exercise for weight loss. There are many opinions on the role of cardio and strength training muscles in revving the metabolism and losing weight. Science says that minute per minute, you’ll burn more calories doing cardio—but that doesn’t mean...

by January 8, 2018January 8, 2018
Five ways obesity can affect your skin
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Five ways obesity can affect your skin

Being overweight imperils your health in many ways. Besides the elevated risks for heart disease, diabetes, and certain types of cancer, excess weight can also affect the health and appearance of your skin. Any of the following skin problems can be relieved or improved by losing excess weight: A body that carries too much weight...

by January 4, 2018January 4, 2018
Obesity and Skin Problems
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Obesity and Skin Problems

Obesity is a growing epidemic affecting millions worldwide. It has numerous effects on various systems of the body leading to physiological changes that may cause the development of diseases like high blood pressure, heart disease, high blood cholesterol and type 2 diabetes. Obesity also raises the risk of fatty liver disease, gall bladder disease, osteoarthritis...

by January 4, 2018January 4, 2018
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