Middle-aged men and women who are 30 percent over normal weight have twice the risk of a heart attack compared with middle-aged people of normal weight.
Excess weight, in fact, puts added strain on many parts of the body - not just the heart and lungs. It has been calculated that for every 30 lb of excess, there are 25 miles of extra blood vessels through which blood must be pumped. A heart surrounded by fat tissue cannot pump effectively - and when a sudden demand is made on it, it…Continue
Posted on May 24, 2018 at 5:27am
Remember the old parlor game of building a house of playing cards and then trying to remove a single card without collapsing the whole construction?
The image or a house of cards gives a useful illustration of how Amino Acids (the molecular building blocks of protein) contribute the cards to the full construction that is a healthy body.…Continue
Posted on March 28, 2017 at 4:30am
The nature of food eaten by many people in the western world is now considered a factor in the enormously high rate of heart diseases, of which ischemic heart disease is probably the most important.
In this particular disease, the blood vessels supplying the heart muscle are affected, causing their walls to thicken, and preventing normal…Continue
Posted on March 6, 2017 at 1:30am
The way you eat and the way you drink can affect your lifestyle. The bad eating habits that follow can influence you both psychologically and physically. But it's never too late to improve your eating routine.
All it takes is some common sense and…Continue
Posted on February 26, 2017 at 1:30am