Obesity and the Heart

Obesity is an increasingly prevalent metabolic disorder affecting almost the whole world. Although heredity explains 30% to 70% of cases of obesity, the environment contributes too. Diets high in fat and calories, and a reduced physical activity are the most likely factors. People with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher are considered obese. The term obesity is used to describe the health condition of anyone significantly above his ideal healthy weight. Don’t be discouraged though. Unfortunately, you are not alone. Contine reading

Avoid Heart Diseases

It is not anymore easy to say who is prone to heart diseases and who isn’t. People of every age and sex, whether with a family history of heart diseases or not, are becoming victim to these. Heart or cardiovascular diseases have become a leading cause of death worldwide, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be avoided, or at least be pushed to a lot later in life. The best way to do so is by adopting a healthy lifestyle starting today. Here are a few heart disease prevention tips, for various age groups, to get you started. Contine reading