Obesity and Health by Joseph Then
... With weight problems, you will most likely experience high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes. The weight that surrounds your heart makes the heart have to function at a more difficult pace. The heart will begin to strain trying to provide the brain blood and oxygen. It’s also the reason for high blood pressure. Many people who are over weight tend to develop diet problems and become diabetic. There are many factors that can cause a person to become diabetic and the food and drinks ...
Exercising Prevents Heart Problems by Alan Rosca
... A physical activity with the right frequency and intensity help you control your blood pressure, blood lipids, protect you against heart disease, and maintains the health of your lungs. The best exercises for heart and lungs are the aerobic ones. To read the rest of this article, go to ProjectWeightLoss.com an online weight loss community featuring calorie counter, carbs counter, BMI calculator, diet planner, workout planner and nutritional information.
Body Mass Index (BMI) Can't Measure Your Overall Health by Ian Mason
... Despite his BMI, his cholesterol levels are healthy, his blood pressure that of an average 25 year old, and his activity level - well, it’s obviously pretty good. While we’re not all like David, there are two take-home lessons from his story:1) BMI may not be a good indicator of your health and fitness. 2) A given BMI number suggests that you might be at risk for certain diseases, but it doesn’t guarantee it. A high BMI does not mean that you have diabetes, cancer, or high blood pressure, ...
What is Your Healthy Body Weight by Kim Beardsmore
... Waist circumferences associated with increased health risk are: For menWaist circumference greater than 94cm
For womenWaist circumference greater than 80cm Being a healthy weight can help: - improve blood cholesterol levels, blood pressure and blood glucose levels
- reduce your risk of other health related problems
- improve self confidence and self esteem
- make it easier to be physically active. If you are obese or overweight…try not to gain additional weight.
Your Kidney Function Really Matters: A Lighter Look at What You Need to Know to Prevent Adverse Dru by Timothy McNamara
... 2) If you are in one of the following categories, you should expect your physician and pharmacist to have considered your renal function before dosing a medication:known kidney disease;age greater than 50;history or heart attack, angina, stroke, or other artery blockages;history of diabetes (any type);history of high blood pressure;prior exposure to chemotherapy drugs;prior prolonged exposure to IV antibiotics;frequent use of pain medications (especially non-steroidal anti-inflammatory ...
How to Get Past the Boredom of Exercise by Francine Larson
... Did you know that gardening lowers blood pressure, reduces stress and muscle tension. In fact, according to this article, just looking at a picture of a garden reduces stresses, heartache and losses in our life. This article, Grow Better, Feel Better, Garden Longer is by Karen York. She is the author of Holistic Garden: Creating Spaces for Health and Healing. Draw your own conclusions when you read: I realize I need to go out and pull up some more roots.
Death Calculator-How Long will You Live? by Barbara Kimmel
... No = 0
FACT: There are no symptoms associated with high blood pressure; therefore, you should have your blood pressure checked regularly. 50. Women only: Have you had a bone density test as a preventive step against osteoporosis? Yes = plus 1, No = 0. FACT: Osteoporosis is more prevalent in women and increases the risk of back and hip fractures. Start monitoring early. As a preventive health measure, women should monitor their calcium needs as early as age 23 and their bone density as ...
The Diet Demons by Deborah Caruana
... Extra fat in the abdomen is linked to high blood pressure, diabetes, early heart disease, and certain types of cancer. Smoking and too much alcohol increase abdominal fat and the risk for diseases related to obesity. That is why I prioritize the abdominal measurement. (Ask me anytime, I have my fat calipers at hand at all times.) The healthiest and most effective way to decrease body fat is through a slight negative energy balance where caloric expenditure slightly exceeds caloric intake.