A survey by Statistic Brain Research Institute says as many as 93% of Americans believe that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Still, only 44% have it every day. This means over 56% of them skip their breakfast. (more…)
Exercise is one key ingredient of a healthy lifestyle. By keeping your body moving, you can boost your cardiovascular health, build and maintain muscle, and even help your body fight disease. But even the most knowledgeable athletes and fitness enthusiasts can fall into unhealthy patterns of obsessive exercise.
According to sciencedirect.com, the prevalence of exercise addiction ranges from 3%-29% in the different sports cultures. Exercise addiction has been identified in runners, fitness exercisers, triathletes, sport students and football players. Even gym-goers can form an unhealthy obsession with exercise. And, excessive exercise plays a role in both the development and maintenance of a variety of eating disorders
1It’s important to recognize the signs of exercise addition and eating disorders, particularly because the early signs often mimic the behaviors of an individual with a disciplined but healthy diet and fitness regimen.
2An individual struggling with exercise addiction may exhibit sudden or gradual behavioral and physical changes, including irritability or moodiness, inability to concentrate, obsessive food and exercise rituals, isolation around mealtimes, extreme or rapid weight loss or gain, training when injured, chronic injuries, conflict with coaches or teammates, and choosing to exercise rather than spend time with friends and family.
3Coaches, trainers, parents: evaluate your attitude about weight, dieting and body image and explicitly promote positive self-image and self-esteem. Most importantly, take signs of an eating disorder or exercise addiction seriously—consult with a mental health professional or someone who is qualified to assess the individual’s condition.
To learn more about the signs of exercise addiction and eating disorders, and promoting a healthy attitude about sport and fitness, read the information in this infographic.
1From time to time, World Health Organization has expressed concerns about Oral health. Unhealthy diet, use of tobacco, alcohol intake, poor hygiene and ordinary eating habits contribute to bad oral health.
2As much as 100% of the adult population is estimated to have oral cavities with 60-90% of young children affected from it.
3What’s depressing is the fact that most people don’t tend to see a dental expert until they are almost certain that something is wrong with their teeth and oral health. Similar trends were seen in the recent survey carried out on for World Oral Health day.
Can you name one plant that causes allergic reactions to over 85% of the worlds population when coming into contact with it? Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, & Poison Sumac are poisonous plants that dwell in most parts of the United States and can camouflage itself in your garden. Without knowing its whereabouts or its defining characteristics, this can certainly ruin a weekend if infected–over 50 million Americas fall victim to these plants each year. (more…)
Body Mass Index, or BMI, is a relatively easy measurement of the height to weight ratio. BMI allows any person to approximate their body fat content by utilizing a simple formula that may indicate a need to visit a doctor regarding overweight or underweight health problems. It is important to note that the BMI calculation costs no money to pursue, so it is a good beginning to any weight loss program or initiative. (more…)