Fourth of February, World Cancer Day, may have passed, but right now is as good a time as any to better our understanding of this potentially fatal disease. Many factors can increase one’s risk to cancer; weight, smoking, family history, diet, a sedentary lifestyle, to name a few. If you notice, most factors on this list are actually in your
There are as many so-called ‘best ways to lose weight’ articles as there are weight loss enthusiasts. However, why waste time on these unproven methods when time and again, science has shown that eating healthy and regular exercise is the way to lose weight? Having said that, ‘eating healthy’ is a broad term and mean different things to different people.
Not all physical activities are the same; some burn more calories than others in the same time period. Irrespective of the type of physical activity, common sense dictates that the more intense your workout, the more calories you burn. Your burn rate also depends on one other factor: your weight. A person who is heavier will burn more calories than
All around us, there are news floating about regarding weight loss that it becomes difficult to separate fact from fiction. To help you follow only science-backed facts, here are 15 popular weight-loss myths debunked once and for all. 1. Follow Fad Diets To Lose Weight Permanently Fad diets do not work in the long run. While you may find that
Many people have tried to lose weight or embark on a weight loss program, only to find the process mightily hard. Invariably, these are the people who knowingly or unknowingly work against their goal by doing things they should not be doing. What are these things? What are the main reasons why some fail to lose weight? Here are top
The beauty of most individuals (especially the ladies) is always on the eyes and skin. When the skin is wrinkled, doubly more so if around the eye area, it is surely a cause for concern to anyone. Our eyes are a very fragile part of the human body and should be handled with care to avoid unnecessary injuries. Therefore, proper
Pregnancy brings with it a bundle of joy—and responsibilities. You must take extra pains to ensure you eat right. However, that does not necessarily mean eating for two as you may want to believe. What is important is to eat foods that provide you with enough of the essential nutrients you will need during pregnancy. 1. Fortified Breakfast Cereal Do
Water retention, also known as edema, is a condition characterized by increased fluid buildup inside the body. It can lead to noticeable swelling in the legs, ankles, and hands. Water retention occurs because of many reasons; however not all of them are serious. During pregnancy many women experience water retention. It can also occur if you sit for long hours
Arthritis is a degenerative condition marked by inflammation in the joints which causes pain and stiffness. People of both sexes and of all ages can suffer from this debilitating joint disease. Arthritis is one of the leading causes of disability and affects women more than men. Common symptoms associated with it include pain, stiffness, swelling, and limited range of motion.
Being overweight equates to bad health, or does it? Truth be told, overweight is not an accurate marker of health. Many overweight people have great health while others within the normal weight band exhibit metabolic problems frequently seen in obese. It is not the fat under the skin, but rather the fat around the abdominal region that one should be