In 1999, almost 108 million adult Americans were overweight or obese. If you are overweight or obese, carrying this extra weight puts you at risk for developing many diseases, especially heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and cancer. Losing this weight helps to prevent and control these diseases. Following guidelines provide you with a new approach for the measurement of overweight and obesity and a set of steps for safe and effective weight loss.
A new $2.8 million effort, partnering public and private funding agencies, will examine how better community design encourages people to be more physically active in their daily lives. Researchers will identify how our built environment contributes to obesity and how environmental changes can combat a growing public health problem.
Knowledge of psychology is an asset for a homoeopath. As homoeopaths we treat the individual child by taking his mental, emotional and physical generals and particulars. Our masters Dr. Hahnemann and Dr. Kent had laid stress in their teachings that the mental symptoms are the most important. Interpretation of physical activity or symptom into a mental symptom or its reflection is very difficult task which is not possible unless one has acquired sufficient vision towards human psychology.
The keys to physical fitness are exercise, motivation, and good nutrition. Optimal nutrition is a basic training component necessary for the development and maintenance of top physical performance. The principles of sound nutrition apply to everyone, but can give the athlete the competitive edge.
Obesity is a state in which there is generalised accumulation of excess adipose tissue in the body leading to more than 20%of the desirable weight. Obesity invites disabilty, disease and premature d eath. Excess body weight is a hindrance, leading to breathlessness on moderate exertion and predisposes a person to diseases like atherosclerosis, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes, gall bladder diseases and osteoarthiritis of weight bearing joint and varicose veins.
Obesity is one of the most common disorders in clinical practice. Defined (by the National Institute of Health – NIH) as a body weight 20% or more above “desirable” weight.
Diabetics should not just think about the gym when it comes to protecting their hearts, according to a study from Finland. It found that physical activity on the job had as big an effect as leisure-time workouts in reducing death from heart disease among patients with Type 2 diabetes.
Multiple sclerosis is a chronic degenerative disease of the central nervous system in which gradual destruction of myelin occurs in patches throughout the brain or spinal cord (or both), interfering with the nerve pathways and causing muscular weakness, loss of coordination and speech and visual disturbances. Yoga has been found in reducing fatigue.
People who have problems with excess intestinal gas are often advised to exercise, even though the benefit is unproven. In a small study from Spain, physical activity sped the clearance of excess gas. Physical exercise facilitates intestinal gas evacuation, and may thus prevent abdominal symptoms related to gas retention, such as bloating.
Postmenopausal women who engage in regular physical activity are known to be less likely to develop breast cancer. Increased physical activity reduces levels of estrogens in postmenopausal women, and thus may reduce the risk of breast cancer.