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WeightManagement6 Reasons Why Weight Management Is Important

We hear all the time about the problem with obesity. Children are overweight, and there are more people dieting in the Western World than ever before. There are people of all shapes and sizes, with varying health concerns, ailments, or problems.

While many doctors encourage healthy eating for the overall effects, they also want people to lose or gain weight. There’s a focus on the BMI of children and adults to make sure they are eating enough and developing properly. While there are limitations to the BMI, it’s a guide for a healthy lifestyle.

Weight management is becoming a major concern for doctors and health experts. It’s become a concern for the whole world. Here are six reasons why it is so important for all.

Your Joints Need You to Take Pressure Off

Your joints go through a lot, especially your ankles and knees. They must hold your body up and keep it moving. The more you weight, the more effort your joints must put in. Eventually, they struggle to move, and their health is negatively affected.

If you were all muscle, your joints wouldn’t have a problem. The muscles can sustain the heaviness within your overall body. The muscle strength and tone will help the health of the joints. When it’s all fat, your muscles can’t take the strain. Your joints are left doing far more than they should.

Too many people who are anoverweight struggle with painful joints. The knees are the most commonly affected area, but it can also cause problems for the ankles, elbows, and back. Problems like osteoarthritis and other degenerative joint diseases are far more common if you are overweight.

Osteoarthritis is a disease where the joints slowly lose cartilage. When this happens, the bones start rubbing together, damaging and wearing them away. Think of the bones like two rocks rubbing together. It doesn’t sound or feel great. Read More

 

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Tomato Sauce vs. Prostate Cancer

Tomato Sauce vs. Prostate Cancer – Hilary Coller

What happened when cancer patients were given three quarters of a cup of canned tomato sauce every day for three weeks?

 

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Flu Shots

Why do you need to get a flu shot every year? – Melvin Sanicas

All year long, researchers at hospitals around the world collect samples from flu patients and send them to top virology experts with one goal: to design the vaccine for the next flu season. But why do we need a new one every year? Vaccines for diseases like mumps and polio offer a lifetime of protection with two shots early in life; what’s so special about the flu? Melvin Sanicas explains.

 

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Why Are You Anxious?

Why Are You Anxious? – Hilary Coller

Ever wondered why you get so anxious? AsapSCIENCE breakdowns the science of anxiety in their NEW VIDEO

 

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How Does Your Body Know You’re Full?

How Does Your Body Know You’re Full? – Hilary Coller

Hunger claws at your belly. It tugs at your intestines, which begin to writhe, aching to be fed. Being hungry generates a powerful and often unpleasant physical sensation that’s almost impossible to ignore. After you’ve reacted by gorging on your morning pancakes, you start to experience an opposing force: fullness. But how does your body actually know when you’re full? Hilary Coller explains.

 

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