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About Childhood obesity

Childhood obesity is a serious medical condition that affects children and adolescents. It occurs when a child is well above the normal weight for his or her age and height. Childhood obesity is particularly troubling because the extra pounds often start kids on the path to health problems that were once confined to adults, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

One of the best strategies to combat excess weight in your child is to improve the diet and exercise levels of your entire family. This helps protect the health of your child now and in the future.

Causes of childhood obesity

Although there are some genetic and hormonal causes of childhood obesity, most excess weight is caused by kids eating too much and exercising too little. Children, unlike adults, need extra nutrients and calories to fuel their growth and development. So if they consume the calories needed for daily activities, growth and metabolism, they add pounds in proportion to their growth. But children who eat more calories than needed gain weight beyond what’s required to support their growing bodies.

Far less common than lifestyle issues are genetic diseases and hormonal disorders that can predispose a child to obesity. These diseases, such as Prader-Willi syndrome and Cushing’s syndrome, affect a very small proportion of children. In the general population, eating and exercise habits play a much larger role.

Many factors — usually working in combination — increase your child’s risk of becoming overweight: Continue reading About Childhood obesity

How To Get Skinny Fast

To get skinny really fast, you need to have a strong desire in getting skinny. Nothing in this world can be achieved without sheer determination and hard work. If you want something so badly, in order to get it, you need to focus and determined to get skinny.

To successfully get skinny, there are 2 tasks that you need to fulfil. The first task is that you need to make a commitment to exercise consistently. Exercise can be in the form of sports such as badminton or football, or slow jog in the park. The second task is that you need to make a commitment to dieting. If you can fulfil the 2 tasks above, you definitely be able to shed those extra fats around your waist. Let us talk more about the 2 tasks in detailed above.

Exercising consistently allows your body to have a higher metabolism rate, which in turn burn fats faster. If you drink lots of water and eat right, you will not need to spend more than 30 minutes of good exercise, 3 times a week. The key here is to stick to your exercise timetable, which is 3 times a week. One way to stick to your exercise timetable is for you to find a buddy and have him or her to exercise with you. With a buddy around, you will be more committed to your exercise schedule.

Eating right is the most important step in getting skinny. You may think that by not eating, you will become skinny. However, nothing is further from the truth. By skipping meals, you are confusing your body! When you never eat, your body get used to surviving in a starvation mode. Then when you start to eat, your body now needs to work harder to burn the food. But at the same time, your body will keep some food and store as fats, so as to prepare for your next starvation. With this kind of confusion, it is no surprise that you cannot get skinny.

What you need to do is very simple. Do not skip meal and eat! Increase the number of meals every day, but have smaller portion of food for each meal. In each meal, make sure that there are vegetables and fruits, so as to help in your digestions.

Sometimes, the reason why you cannot become skinny is that your body has too much toxic. When your body takes in too many impurities such as dirty air and cigarettes smoke, it will protect you by storing them into fats. This is why sometimes you will feel bloated and makes your stomach feel uncomfortable.

The solution for this is to detoxify your fat cells. Take in more fruits juice such as banana juice, and ginger tea which will help to detoxify your fat cells.

To get skinny, it all starts from your state of mind. If you are determined enough to lose weight, you can do it as long as you preserver through the plan that you have set. Be committed and stay focus to your goal. When you are determined to do something, you will find solutions to problems, and getting skinny is just another easy problem for you to solve.

Good Food Good Health – Healthy Liver

Detoxing is big business nowadays through diets, scrubs and fasting. Salons are popping up everywhere with the latest ’star’ of the moment and their ‘new’ detoxing programme promising wonders.

Keeping your liver in a healthy state should be a priority and by eating a healthy varied nutritional diet of good food for good health keeps our own personal detoxifier – our liver, working to rid our body of toxins and to go about its endless tasks.

Looking after your organ is vital, as everything we ingest, inhale or absorb through our skin has to be detoxified and refined.

Damage can be caused to the liver through a poor diet made up of high fatty foods, high alcohol intake, chemicals – in the air we breathe or apply to the skin, and through drugs. Continue reading Good Food Good Health – Healthy Liver

Mediterranean diet and physical activity reduce risk of death

According to two new studies Eating a Mediterranean diet and physical activity are each associated with a reduced risk of death over a five-year period.

Both studies use data from the National Institutes of Health-AARP Diet and Health Study, which began when questionnaires were returned from 566,407 AARP members age 50 to 71 in six states between 1995 and 1996.

1 study used a nine-point scale to assess conformity with the Mediterranean diet in 380,296 of the participants (214,284 men and 166,012 women) with no history of chronic disease. Components of the diet included vegetables, legumes, fruits, nuts, whole grains, fish, ratio of monounsaturated fats, alcohol and meat. During five years of follow-up, 12,105 participants died, including 5,985 from cancer and 3,451 from cardiovascular disease. Those with higher Mediterranean diet scores were less likely to die of any cause or of cancer or heart disease.

2 study analyzed the results of two questionnaires on physical activity from 252,925 of the participants (142,828 men and 110,097 women). Of those, 7,900 died during follow-up. Compared with being inactive, individuals who performed the amount of moderate physical activity recommended in national guidelines (at least 30 minutes most days of the week) were 27 percent less likely to die and those who achieved the goal for vigorous physical activity (at least 20 minutes three times per week) were 32 percent less likely to die. Smaller amounts of physical activity also appeared to be associated with a 19 percent reduced risk of death.