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Chronic health nature and obesity

Chronic health nature

Chronic health nature and obesity put together is a time bomb. Exercise is a way of eliminating the two

Chronic health nature and obesity: Diseases instigated by being obese

Living a good and healthy life is the wish of every person. This wish has been under attack in many ways. Many of the things we do as individuals does not help either. Our lifestyle has ruined this wish because many today have chosen to tread on the path of poor living. We feed on unhealthy food with no exercise thereby making us to gain weight every day. Because of this, obesity and overweight complications has caught up with us. The chronic health nature associated with being overweight and obese and conditions we can’t ignore any longer. And if you were not aware of the consequences, you are just in time to learn with the experts from AWAREmed health and wellness resource center under the able leadership of doctor Dalal Akoury MD.

Conditions associated with weight gain has nothing to do with individual being lazy or just being less concern with the good nutrition. We have so many health complications attached to obesity and weight gain. To help us understand, we are going to be sharing with you some of the chronic health conditions which we can easily put to control if we get the right information. We are going to engage the services of doctor Akoury and her team of experts at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center to put this to perspective. And as we get into the discussion, you can always call doctor Akoury on telephone number 843 213 1480 to help you address all the concerns you may be having. But in the meantime, the following are just but a few of the diseases which are associated with obesity:

  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Surgical and anaesthetic complications
  • Respiratory disease
  • Hypertension
  • Heart disease
  • Gynaecological and obstetric complications
  • Dyslipidaemia
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Cerebrovascular disease
  • Cancer

Chronic health nature and obesity: Diabetes mellitus

This one such health conditions that is strongly associated with overweight and being obese. The most frustrating point with this condition is that is very difficult to treat and once affected, it can only be managed. Obesity is linked to type 2 diabetes mellitus and this cut across both genders and irrespective of where you’re coming from. And in fact the relationship between obesity and diabetes is such intertwined that the connection has been nick named ‘diabesity’. The flow from obesity to diabetes is due to a progressive defect in insulin emission together with a steady rise in insulin resistance.

The fact that insulin resistance and improper emission of insulin are happening very prematurely in obese individuals is worsening towards diabetes. An increase in overall fatness, preferentially of visceral as well as ectopic fat depots, is specifically associated with insulin resistance. The accumulation of intramyocellular lipids may be due to reduced lipid oxidation capacity. Therefore the ability to lose weight is related to the capacity to oxidize fat. Thus, a relative defect in fat oxidation capacity is responsible for energy economy and hampered weight loss.

Chronic health nature and obesity: Diseases instigated by being obese

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Women Fitness is this your goal

 Women Fitness is this your goal

The word fitness is commonly used, but do you know what it means? It is used to indicate Health, vigor, strength, energy. Each of these can be diminished by inactivity, which leads to a loss of muscle, functional ability, and increased weight, all indicators of low fitness levels. Low fitness increases risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, some cancers, and more. People who are physically fit have better endurance, can do more things more easily, and generally live longer than those with low fitness.
It is important to diversify your exercise, and each one is important. Together, these make up a system that leads to high levels of physical fitness. The four components to physical fitness are:
1. Cardiorespiratory (heart and lungs) endurance is the ability to perform sustained physical activity, such as walking, swimming, running, etc.

2. Muscle strength and endurance are linked, and improved by resistance training, such as weight lifting.
3. Body composition is the body’s proportion of muscle, fat, and water. More muscle means greater fitness.
4. Flexibility is related to the range of a body’s movement and motion, and can be increased through consistently stretching muscles.

There is a correlation between exercise and weight, but thin does not mean fit, and the impact of physical activity goes beyond obesity. Coupled with good nutrition, exercise will reduce the risk of premature death, help maintain healthy bones and joints, elevate mood, and enhance performance. Fitness brings a reduced risk of diabetes, heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis, and some cancers. As muscle mass and metabolic rates increase, weight is balanced, chronic illnesses more easily managed, sleep improved. So, walk whenever you can. Park the car far from the entrance. Get off the bus early. Walk the dog. Dance. Clean the house with wild abandon. Weed by hand. Take the stairs. It all adds up.
Cardio/aerobic exercise is physical activity that requires the heart and lungs to work hard to meet the body’s increased oxygen demand, and is usually accomplished through repetitive movements of large muscle groups (arms, legs, hips). When you are aerobically fit, your body takes in and utilizes oxygen more efficiently in order to sustain this repetitive movement, and results in improved heart and lung function, lowered blood pressure and heart rate, improved blood sugar control, enhanced immune function, better cholesterol balance, and a longer life expectancy.

There is a world of aerobic exercise, so choose those that you enjoy. Running, fast walking, biking, and swimming are all good choices. In the gym, there are treadmills, elliptical trainers, spin cycles, and rebounders. Play with the kids. Dance. Make it fun!

Strength training involves the use of weights or other form of resistance to build muscle. With benefits similar to aerobic exercise, resistance training increases strength and endurance, improves balance, and revs up metabolism – the number of calories burned at rest. Muscle is active tissue (vs. the more inactive fat), so requires a lot of energy to function, burning about 60 calories per day. This means that adding 10 pounds of muscle will burn 62 pounds of fat over a year. Strength training is not just for young people, either. Studies show people in their 70s and 80s can see strength improve up to 180% in just a few weeks!

Free weights, weight machines, and circuit training are found in most gyms, and there are Soloflex, Bowflex, and Delta Trimax machines for home use. Pilates, Total Gym, and some yoga poses use body weight for resistance, and can be very effective, too.

Weight bearing exercises force muscles to work against gravity or resistance, which strengthens bones when stress causes new bone formation. The bone actually becomes denser and stronger. Studies show that weight bearing exercise can help slow bone loss and osteoporosis, thus reducing fractures, even in people well into their 90s.
Exercise that is weight bearing includes walking, running, jumping, hiking, stair climbing. One especially good form is rebounding, which can be done at home (mini-trampoline) or in a gym.
Tightness and constriction lead to reduction of blood flow to muscles and tissues, resulting in fewer nutrients and more buildup of metabolic waste. If not stretched regularly, muscles grow shorter, resulting in less flexibility and greater risk of injury. Stretching is the cure for tightness and restriction, so regular stretching promotes health, reduces muscle tension, enhances range of motion and circulation, reduces injury, increases energy, and feels great!

Proper breathing is a topic worthy of its own article. The concept is simple, and uses a device that restricts inhalations and exhalations. This strengthens the muscles involved in breathing, increasing lung capacity. These devices are inexpensive and widely available, and have been shown to increase breathing capacity by close to 300%.

Another key aspect of exercise is balance, which diminishes with age unless exercised, leading to falls and fractures. To enhance balance, try this simple exercise:

• Stand with one hand on the back of a chair for support.
• Bend the knee nearest the chair 90 degrees, keeping your knees together.
• Get used to balancing on one leg while holding the chair, working toward standing without support. Once you do, work on holding your hands in front of you, prayer-like, as you stand in position. For more intensity, close your eyes.
• Repeat on other side.

Many yoga poses are specifically designed to improve balance, and can be used for variety, as can vibrating platform equipment.

Exercise is as important to good health as proper nutrition – and you need both. Adequate nutrition while exercising includes:
• Protein for muscle repair. Rice protein combined with yellow pea protein is exceptional.
• Carbohydrates, especially ultra-long-chain carbohydrates (ULCs) such as pre-sprouted barley, which release energy over several hours and do not spike blood sugar.
• High quality fats; especially omega-3s and 9s.
• Extra antioxidants to clear the metabolic byproducts of exercise.
• Minerals (electrolytes) and water soluble vitamins (B vitamins and C). Consider adding liquid trace minerals to your water.
If you don’t move you die. Exercise fundamentally changes every system and function in your body – keeping you moving and healthy.

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AWAREmed proposed Health Care Reform

AWAREmed proposed Health Care Reform

The medical costs of obesity amounted to $147 billion in 2008,. Chronic illnesses such as diabetes consume 75 percent of the more than $2 trillion that Americans spend on health care. Many of these diseases are diseases created by modern civilization and industrialization; most of these diseases are preventable.

AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center offers America a prescription for Health Care Reform. “Americans of all ages, all conditions, and all dispositions deserve a true Health Care Reform that begins with raising public Awareness about Health and Wellness, coaching the Nation to change their medical and dis-ease fate through permanent Lifestyle Transformation. The public active involvement in the True Health Care Reform need to take a center stage; this will heighten the spirit of faith that will transform our nation’s health care?

It is crucial for us to realize that government policy, no matter how brilliant, cannot solve all of our problems. For example, one vital step on the path toward a healthier America is reigniting a sense of personal responsibility for health-affecting decisions. Policymakers can promote but not ensure progress toward this goal. The recent successes of some small town initiatives demonstrate how voluntary associations can play an important role.

In order to accomplish a true Health Care Reform the essential role of the Health Care Community from providers and legislators in need to encourage and assist individuals and communities to participate in healthy transforming Lifestyle programs that promote Health and Wellness supported by the entire community. AWAREmed Health and wellness Resource Center is heading a movement to encourage Health care providers to educate, and coach the public by increasing the Awareness about healthy choices that the public can make. By focusing on Prevention and Healthy Lifestyle choices we can conquer almost any disease, specially all man made diseases that are plaguing our community. By concentrating on inspiring a healthier environment act and implementing proper exercises and movement, and encouraging healthy nutritional choices and beating stress by promoting meditation and stress relief we can conquer all these man made diseases.

Lifestyle Healthy and Permanent Transformation is the only Prescription that will not only improve our Nation quality of life and intensify our productivity by preventing, restoring or reversing most diseases ailing our health care system but also will cut unnecessary Health care spending and save our Nation from reaching Bankruptcy, Our Mission at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center is to motivate people to change.

Some government programs might help, but the more effective approach is the one taken by these communities, because it is based on a realistic understanding of human nature. “We’re social animals,” Carson says. “We have a profound impact on each other—for good or ill.”

This revolution that AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center embraces is most profound when every member of the community becomes involved. We will invite family members, friends, co-workers, and community leaders to work together as a team to promote a cause or, better yet, demonstrate in their own lives the benefits of a Healthy Lifestyle. We the PEOPLE can Reclaim our HEALT and WELLLNESS and together WE can Reform Health Care.

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