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Walking and health for older people

The level of glucose on our blood is called glycaemia. Our body naturally produces insulin, a hormone used to keep glucose at the desired levels. Insulin facilitates the absorption of glucose and also restraints its supply from the liver.

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TV watching and obesity in children

Obesity is associated with many conditions. It is in this respect that the increasing numbers of obesity around the world are a major public health concern. The spike in those numbers does not only concern adults but children a well. There is a need to identify those factors that expose us to the risk of becoming obese.

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The factors of lifestyle that fatten us

The increase in the numbers of obesity has been highlighted over and over again here but also in the press as well as by scientists. The rise in the consumption of energy dense foods, like fast food and snacks, is partially to blame.

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Self-regulation for long-term weight control

Gaining weight is easy, and so is maintaining it. On the other hand losing weight can be very difficult and time consuming. Moreover once you have lost weight it does not necessarily mean that keeping it at the new level is not a hassle. Relapse is very common and can be very frustrating.

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Detox diets

Detoxification means to eliminate toxins. Detox diets are dietary programmes which range from starving to juice fasts and partial fasts (only some foods allowed). Understandably detox diets do not last long or even better they should not last long.

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