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Month: September 2013

Obesity causes and consequences

Obesity, which is the exaggerated increase in adipose tissue, is a serious social problem, typical of industrialized countries and the nature of which may be genetic or acquired. Obesity causes The fat cells, called adipocytes, may increase in volume and in number. In the case of genetic obesity fat cells at birth are increased in number compared to the average. The increase in adipocytes may also occur in childhood and prepubescent. An individual with a high number of adipocytes is intended to obesity or crash dieting throughout their lives, because their volume can be reduced but not the number....

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Physical activity, fitness and wellness.

***** Did not you know that:  About 25 % of deaths from chronic disease is caused by a sedentary lifestyle and lack of physical activity; Physical activity is an independent factor for human health: it means that physical activity alone is able to decrease the risk of death from any disease. So, for example, a smoker who practice physical activity is far less likely to die compared to a smoker who do not exercise;  Just as physical activity is considered a medicine, lack of physical activity is considered a disease, the so-called “hypokinetic disease”; The reduced physical activity in...

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Treating hypertension with physical activity

***** Normal systolic blood pressure, which represents the pressure while your heart is beating, should be 120 mm-Hg. The diastolic blood pressure, which represents the pressure when your heart is resting between beats, should be 80 mm-Hg. In some people, the system that regulates blood pressure goes awry for a number of reasons. Arteries stay constricted and drive up the pressure in the larger blood vessels. Recent studies have revealed that both numbers are important to closely monitor. Make sure you do the same. Who Is at Risk? Blood pressure issues are common in the United States, typically 1...

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