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.
Looking for the formula to get rid of the burden of guilt? Summer has been hard, and it has been full of whims, right? Now is the time for diets and miraculous solutions. That is when the word "detox" appears. What can these "systems" do to help us?
We have more and more information about the health risks that high consumption of sugary drinks can imply. So much so that they are beginning to make political efforts to reduce their consumption. However, the debate over whether sweetened soft drinks - or light - are a healthy substitute for sugary ones, remains open.
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.
As of 1981, the so-called "viral triple", the measles, rubella and mumps vaccine began to be applied systematically. Now, decades later, Health has recommended vaccination of all those born between the 70s and 80s. What is the "alarm" now? Why not vaccinate people born before?
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.
Traceability is one of the most important food safety concepts today. From the beginning of its processing until it reaches the supermarket, or even our homes, the process related to food is very complex. At some point, food can become contaminated and pose a danger to our health.
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.
Coffee is one of those pleasures that many of us are not able to give up. However, there are numerous rumors against this drink, which ensure that it is bad for health - although the evidence begins to point out otherwise - or that it generates or worsens problems such as migraines.
After so much effort, spending hours in the sun this summer, subtracting time from our important solar capital, comes back to the routine and that pale skin we have fought this holiday. What an annoyance. What if we could keep our "brown acquired"? Is it really possible?
It is known that with the passage of time the chances of suffering Alzheimer's disease increase as well as, according to the genetic predisposition. However, our habits can help us prevent and control the disease and that is what recent evidence indicates by demonstrating that regular exercise, at least 30 minutes a day, reduces Alzheimer's symptoms.
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.
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.
Difficult question we ask ourselves today: nap or walk? This issue can be an insurmountable chasm for many people. Giving up the nap? But how is it possible? For others, however, so much riding that riding so much. But the last word, as in many cases, is science. At least as far as scientific endorsement is concerned.
Climate change, the cause of global warming that we live right now, is one of the biggest problems we face. Irremediably united is our food. What we consume, how much and how are parameters that affect pollution and the environmental impact we produce.
Who has not signed up for "the beer" after a race? This social act, after training, or after an event, is very common. But, as we have said on more than one occasion, there is no safe amount of alcohol. And what about 0.0 beers? Is it better to opt for these drinks?
Diabetes is a metabolic disease of which there are different types, with type 1 and type 2 diabetes predominant. Both can be diagnosed by a blood test, however, there are other signs by which the body notifies you of your presence: we show you the symptoms of diabetes.
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.
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.
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.