Saturday, December 13, 2008

Friday, December 12, 2008

Fast Weight Lose To Resue Obesity.

Obesity is a condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to such an extent that health may be negatively affected.
A combination of excessive caloric intake, lack of physical activity, and genetic susceptibility is thought to explain most cases of obesity, with a limited number of cases due solely to genetics, medical reasons, or psychiatric illness.
Excessive body weight is associated with various diseases, particularly cardiovascular diseases, diabetes mellitus type 2, obstructive sleep apnea, certain types of cancer, and osteoarthritis.
The primary treatment for obesity is dieting or a good fast weight lose program and physical exercise.
If this fails, anti-obesity drugs and (in severe cases) bariatric surgery can be tried.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

The Benefit of Physical Exercise

Physical exercise is any bodily activity that enhances or maintains physical fitness and overall health. Frequent and regular physical exercise boosts the immune system, and helps prevent diseases of affluence such as heart disease, cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes, obesity and weight loss.
Physical exercise is important for maintaining physical fitness and can contribute positively to fast weight lose to maintain a healthy weight, build and maintain healthy bone density, muscle strength, and joint mobility, promoting physiological well-being, reducing surgical risks, and strengthening the immune system.
There is conflicting evidence as to whether vigorous exercise (more than 70% of VO2 Max) is more or less beneficial than moderate exercise (40 to 70% of VO2 Max). Furthermore, anecdotal evidence suggests that frequent exercise may reverse alcohol-induced brain damage.
Both aerobic and anaerobic exercise also work to increase the mechanical efficiency of the heart by increasing cardiac volume (aerobic exercise), or myocardial thickness (strength training). Not everyone benefits equally from exercise.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The Inside Secrets To Fast Weight Lose.

There has always been a lot of hype about how to lose weight fast, from eating only apples for a week to popping pills which expand in your stomach and so drastically reduce your appetite. These methods of weight reduction may work in the short term, but are incredibly unhealthy for you and do not produce long lasting results.
The combination of exercise and eating nutritious food is the best way to keep your weight at the right level for you in the long term. But what if you need to lose weight for a special event fast? EAT SOUP
It may sound a little odd as a diet tip to suggest that you eat plenty of soup but it has been discovered that soup can keep you feeling full for longer than most other forms of food. If you feel fuller for longer then you are less likely to eat a large meal at dinner time, or to snack on unhealthy food in-between meals.
If you start each meal with a bowl of delicious soup then you can satisfy any craving for flavor and can manage happily with a much smaller meal, after you have finished your soup, than usual.
Alcohol is incredibly calorific. Having smaller measures, and less often will cut down your calorie consumption long term. Generally we need to drink about eight glasses of water or more to stay healthy and flush toxins through our systems, however, fizzy drinks such as coco cola and sparkling water will make you feel and appear large around the stomach area. Instead, stick to spring water, fruit juice and herb teas.
What you wear will not physically make you loose weight, but it can disguise your weight instantly and give you confidence. High waisted trousers and those tapered at the ankles should be avoided if you want to appear slimmer. Generally speaking fitted clothes which show off your curves will make you appear like you have lost some weight in comparison.
Plates are a little like large rooms in a house. Using a smaller dinner plate will teach your body to expect smaller portions in the long run. In the short term it will mean that you reduce your calorie consumption and so become slimmer fast.
Many people are prone to feeling bloated after certain foods. Raw courgettes and some cucumbers can also cause excessive gas that can make a stomach swell. Wheat products can do this and for others soy based products. So, avoid these types of foods while you want to lose weight fast.
You may well be tempted to try laxatives, especially if you want to lose weight within a few days. If you stick to the tips above instead then you really wont need them in order to lose weight.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Dairy doesn’t help weight loss: research

NEW YORK -- Recent claims that low-fat dairy products or calcium can help people lose weight are untrue, according to a review of the published scientific literature, which shows that neither dairy products in general nor calcium intake promote weight loss.

“Don’t believe the hype,” Dr. Amy Joy Lanou told Reuters Health. “The ads that promote milk as helping to achieve a healthy weight are misleading; the science does not support these ads.”
Lanou, an assistant professor in the department of health and wellness at the University of North Carolina in Asheville and Neal D. Barnard with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine in Washington, DC, evaluated evidence from 49 clinical trials that assessed whether dairy products or calcium can help people lose weight.
Of the 49 trials, 41 showed no effects of diary or calcium on weight, two showed an increase in body weight with a dairy regimen, one showed a lower rate of weight gain and only five showed weight loss.
However, it’s quite likely that an association between calcium or dairy intake and weight loss seen in some “observational” studies may be due to other factors, such as increased exercise, cutting out high-calorie foods with little nutritional value, lifestyle habits, or increasing fiber, fruit, and vegetables in the diet, the researchers say.
“Our findings demonstrate that increasing dairy product intake does not consistently result in weight or fat loss and may actually have the opposite effect,” Lanou and Barnard conclude in the latest issue of Nutrition Reviews.
Lanou said she was not at all surprised by the findings because milk is designed for growth. “Milk is a food that is designed for helping small mammals grow into rather large ones in a relatively short period of time,” she explained. “It is counter-intuitive to think that a food that has lots of calories, fats, and protein would be helpful for weight loss.”

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Weight-loss surgery boosts life expectancy for obese people

The first long-term studies of stomach stapling and other radical obesity treatments show that they not only lead to lasting weight loss but also dramatically improve survival. The results are expected to lead to more such operations, possibly for less severely obese people, too.

Researchers in Sweden and the United States separately found that obese people who underwent drastic surgery had a 30 percent to 40 percent lower risk of dying seven to 10 years later compared with those who did not have such operations.

The research, published in Thursday’s New England Journal of Medicine, should put to rest uncertainties about the benefits and risks of weight-loss surgery and may cause governments and insurers to rethink who should qualify for the procedure, some doctors said.

“It’s going to dispel the notion that bariatric surgery is cosmetic surgery and support the notion that it saves lives,” said Dr. Philip Schauer, director of bariatric surgery at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, who had no role in the research.

Obesity surgeries have surged in recent years along with global waistlines. In the United States alone, 177,600 operations were performed last year, according to the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery. The most common method was gastric bypass, or stomach-stapling surgery, which reduces the stomach to a small walnut-sized pouch and bypasses part of the small intestine where digestion occurs.

The Swedish study is the longest look yet at how obesity surgery affects mortality.

Researchers led by Dr. Lars Sjostrom of Goteborg University compared 4,047 people with a body-mass index over 34 who had one of three types of surgery or received standard diet advice. BMI is a standard measure of height and weight and a BMI over 30 is considered obese.

After a decade, those in the surgery group lost 14 percent to 25 percent of their original weight compared to 2 percent in the other group. Of the 2,010 surgery patients, 101 died. There were 129 deaths in the comparison group of 2,037 people.

In the U.S. study, Ted Adams of the University of Utah led a team that looked at 7,925 severely obese people in the state who had gastric bypass. They were matched with similar people who did not have the operation and who were selected through their driver’s license records listing height and weight.

After an average of seven years’ follow-up, 213 people who had surgery died compared to 321 who did not have the procedure. The study did not look at weight loss.

Deaths from diabetes in the surgery group were dramatically cut by 92 percent; from cancer by 60 percent and from heart disease by 56 percent. Surprisingly, the surgery group had a higher risk of death from accidents, suicides and other causes not related to disease. The researchers were puzzled by this.