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Today, October 10, WHO celebrates World Mental Health Day, with the aim of raising public awareness about mental health problems, also taking advantage of the debate about prevention and treatment of these pathologies. This year's theme is "Depression, a global crisis."

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Modern life often makes us think that we dedicate little time to exercise, that we eat a lot and move little, and that is why Western society is increasingly tending to obesity. However, I read a very interesting entry that proposes studies that state that the key to overweight in the West is not sedentary, but poor diet.

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As every year, it seems that it is not summer if the classic news of people who irregularly offer massage services on the beaches does not appear in the news. As always, there are usually two fronts: those who defend that nothing happens, and those who say that this type of massage on the beaches can be dangerous if you do not have certain precautions.

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The name of myostatin is not familiar to everyone. It is a metabolic growth factor of the family of proteins whose main function is the inhibition of muscle growth. The blockage of this hormone triggers a large increase in muscle mass, especially when there is a stimulus that triggers it as weight training.

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I found it interesting to share with you an article on how Formula 1 telemetry systems are being used to save lives. Specifically, it is the case of a 5-year-old boy with a heart condition that requires very thorough monitoring. The idea of ​​applying real-time measurement systems of careers to patients emerged from a chance encounter between hospital managers and a Formula 1 team.

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To all those who like exercise and healthy life we ​​know the importance of growth hormone or GH, since it increases the degradation and consumption of fat in adults and children, among other effects. Obesity decreases growth hormone levels resulting in greater difficulty reducing body fat.

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Nature has echoed a study that has revealed that when you exercise, a hormone is produced, which could be useful to combat obesity if it can be used for these purposes. The study was carried out jointly between the Harvard Medical School and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston (United States), resulting in physical exercise stimulating the production of a hormone called "irisin", which acts on white cells of adipose tissue.

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Sport and the environment are closely linked in these days in which the ecological fashion we live floods all our vital aspects. Pollution has an impact on our health and therefore, on our sports performance. Preparation and performance are affected by physical efforts in increasingly polluted cities and in which the arrival of oxygen is reduced by encountering high levels of pollution that affect our health in ways we still do not know.

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Breakfast, you go to work by car, you sit in your gray office and hold on until lunchtime, frugal rest to quench your appetite and back to the pit. You get home at 10, with little desire for exercise and much desire for Zaping ',' tumbing ',' sillonball '... then to bed and start again. Sometimes your excellent figure is not affected by this unsportsmanlike circuit and even with a good diet we can look healthy.

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After evaluating 346 adults of an average age of 70 who suffered from arthritis, researchers from the study of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill reported that exercise programs can help relieve the symptoms of the disease. One group was assigned the Arthritis Foundation exercise program, consisting of basic and advanced exercise twice a week for one hour, for eight weeks.

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According to a recent investigation of the University Medical Center of Utrech (Holland), the children of women who have smoked during pregnancy or have been in smoke environments, are smaller and thinner, less robust and, in addition, hypertensive. This Dutch study has found that these babies, especially boys, have significantly higher systolic blood pressure than the population mean and a marked fetal delay.

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Athlete's foot is a very common condition among athletes caused by a very contagious fungus. The first symptoms may appear spontaneously with itching, discomfort, redness, cracked skin between the fingers, etc ... It is essential to follow an appropriate treatment as soon as possible to avoid greater evils.

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Stress, or rather, its mechanisms, could be an effective tool to treat obesity as evidenced by the latest research published in the scientific journal Nature. It is a neurochemical pathway that is activated through chronic stress and that allows, even with food excesses, to lose weight.

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Among some of the interesting offers to rest and take care of our health, we can access a very unique one that offers the Mas de Canicatti complex located in Valencia, it is the Citrus-based Spa. Various treatments are within our reach, facial masks, baths, massages, etc.

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Only a few years ago doctors were the only people with credibility to improve our health. The famous healers were, in many cases, treated as authentic poultry houses. However, over the years and improving studies, the importance of what is known as preventive medicine is fundamental: Better than curing physical ailments (in many cases calming them down) is avoiding them.

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