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Yesterday we were talking, following the PASOL study of the Gasol Foundation, that 60% of Spanish children and adolescents fail to comply with the recommendations of physical activity proposed by the WHO (60 minutes of physical activity of moderate intensity a vigorous). This, in addition to an improved nutrition, is part of the cause of the childhood obesity epidemic that we suffer today.

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Thanks to recent studies we have been able to verify that obesity has become a global epidemic that affects both children and the elderly: 10% of the population was obese already in 2015, and childhood obesity has multiplied by 10 in recent 40 years. Some figures are not flattering and that seem not to get better with the passage of time.

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We have talked several times about the nap. This small custom, in addition to pleasant, in some cases seems imperative, almost necessary. But, in addition, it is also beneficial, as long as it is not abused. Which has benefits? Let's take advantage of the last throbbing of summer to practice an activity that can help us maintain higher levels of activity and well-being knowing why it is so.

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It is known that spending a lot of time sitting attentive to our health and life expectancy, so, a study published recently in the journal Obesity examined the effect of interrupting the time we spent sitting and notes that three minutes of simple exercises every 30 minutes that sitting around can help us improve health, especially in people who are overweight and obese.

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Undoubtedly, continuous glucometers, also known as glucose meters, are one of the greatest advances in diabetes control. Thanks to these we can monitor blood sugar levels. But they not only serve this purpose. Due to their cheaper and increased comfort, some athletes are starting to use them to measure their parameters and thus control some data on their metabolism.

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During the last years, the debate on ultraprocessed foods, abuse by users and the industry of added sugars and trans fats and, in general, on the increasingly growing bad diet that exists in countries such as our . We find that more and more children have diseases such as diabetes, previously considered adults, derived among other things from this poor nutrition and sedentary lifestyle.

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One of the most common evils that afflict runners is that of the overload on the sural or twin triceps, the muscles that give movement to the joint that connects us to the ground. The causes can be varied and some easier to solve than others, so in this article we explain the most common ones.

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The burning in the shins returns shortly after starting the race. It has been going on for some time, and it does not go away until long after it has stopped. What is happening to us? The answer is probably due to tibial periostitis. This condition is due to an uncomfortable inflammation of the periosteum, a layer responsible for protecting and nourishing the bone.

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Climate change is a problem that deserves everyone's attention and in the fight against it our habits can be very useful. Therefore, according to a recently published UN report, reducing meat consumption would be key to reducing global warming. Less meat against climate change It is not the first time that red meat is at the center of the debate when it comes to caring for the environment, and it is that livestock occupies 83% of the land dedicated to food production and generates 60% of greenhouse gases from agriculture according to a study published last year.

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