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Monday, June 21, 2010

Excess Weight: the symptoms & do-s and donnot-s



Every person, according to his/her physical features, should have a specific weight. This specific amount is calculated with the beneath formula:
(Body Mass Index = BMI) = Mass/Height ²

The normal amount is around 25
25  to  30 :   Overweight  
30 + :           Obesity

A few of the diseases leading from excess weight include: 
1) Diabetes:

Extra weight can be a trigger of diabetes, especially type 2 = Melitus. Diabetes type 2 is the disorder of the body not being able to use insulin effectively. In Diabetes type 2 the body can’t control the blood sugar levels and problems in the kidney, eye and heart can occur in response
Statistically, overweight people are twice as likely two have diabetes type 2.


2) Heart Problems:

The heart is the body’s pump. Imagine a water pump in an apartment; take the water pump for the heart in the body and the pipes as the vessels. After many years, some things will start sticking to the walls of the pipes and this will narrow the water pathway. This means that if the households want the same amount of water, they need to turn the water pump up a notch so that it will work harder.
The same thing happens in our body when fats such as cholesterol and triglyceride stick to the vessel walls. Overall, it causes the blood pressure to fly into the skies. 


3) Joint and Bone Disorders:

Osteoarthritis usually happens on the joint of the knees, hips and lower back. Due to being put under pressure, the cartilages wear away. Gout is also a joint disorder caused by high levels of uric acid in blood.

There are many other problems and disorders roaming around and searching for the right case to knock out. And the interesting point is that they are linked with one another, so try to avoid them and fight them with the few methods mentioned bellow:   
 

1) Physical Activity:Think of exercise as a food group in your diet”

2) Munch up colourful FRUITS and VEGETABLES: vitamins, no/low cholesterol, antioxidants, fiber.

3) Cut down on SALT, SUGAR and BUTTER.

4) Some people believe:  "The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not." -Mark Twain. But I believe that this is the correct statement: “Try not to think of certain foods as ‘off limits’;  Think smaller portions!”

5) Drink an ocean of WATER: hydration, filteration

6) Eat more healthy carbohydrates and whole GRAINS: long lasting energy, protect against coronary heart disease, certain cancers, and diabetes. beans, potato, bread,…

7) FIBER: Feel full faster and longer, keeps blood sugar stable; beans, oat, fruits, vegies,…


8) Low consumption of BAD OILS. But enough of the GOOD OILS:

plant oils like canola oil, peanut oil, and olive oil, as well as avocados, nuts (like almonds, hazelnuts, and pecans) and seeds (such as pumpkin, sesame), fish oils, corn, walnut.


9) Focus on quality sources of PROTEIN, like fresh fish, chicken or turkey, eggs, beans or nuts.

10) “It's not just what you eat, it's HOW you eat” Take time to CHEW your food, Listen to your body: It actually takes a few minutes for your brain to tell your body that it has had enough food, so eat slowly.


11) Eat breakfast, and eat smaller meals throughout the day.


Here are some  statistics on Excess Weight:
  • Over 58 million Americans are overweight;
  • Over 40 million Americans are obese
  • More than 80% of Americans do not engage in adequate physical activity;
  • More than one quarter of all Americans are considered to be "completely sedentary"
  • More than 85 percent of all diabetes cases are due to obesity and being overweight;
  • More than 70% of all heart-related disease is heavily correlated with being overweight and/or obese;
  • Almost 45% of all breast and colon cancer cases are heavily related to obesity and/or being overweight;
  • More than 30% of all gall bladder operations are caused by obesity and/or being overweight;
  • More than one quarter of all obese people have hypertension (high blood pressure);
  • Only 4 percent of children were considered obese in 1982. Now, more than 30% are.
  • More than one quarter of all obese children are showing symptoms of the development of Type 2 diabetes mellitus;

References:
     
     2) http://ezinearticles.com/?Obesity-Statistics---The-Facts-Presented-by-Modern-  Research- on-Obesity&id=1919602


Saturday, June 12, 2010

Professor Hesabi: a glance at the incredible life



Mahmoud Hessaby was born on the 23 February 1903 in Tehran. Both his parents, Goharshad and Abbas were from the beautiful city of Tafresh, located in central Iran. He is the second child of his family, having an older brother only a year above him.


He married at a high age, 47, to Sadigheh Haery and has two fruits in his colorful and vivid life: Iraj (the older son) and Anoosheh (his beloved daughter). Before the world fare welled this extraordinary man on behalf of his pure spirit and accomplishments, he also had the pleasure of seeing his two grandchildren: Parishad and Parsa.


Prof. Hessaby has been merited university degrees in the fields of Persian Literature, Mathematics, Astronomy, Biology, Law, many branches of Engineering and finally settled with a Doctor of Philosophy in Physics. Prof. Hessaby is the only Iranian student of the mighty Proffesor Einstein and has been tagged the "Father of Physics", "Father of Modern Engineering" and "Father of Modern Science" in his country. No wonder some refer this man as a "polymath".