World Health Organization Warns About Childhood Overweight

Posted by on Mar 2, 2016 in Eye Muscles, WHO

World Health Organization Warns About Childhood Overweight

Ironically, 21st century brought two devastating global challenges. Aside to all progress, successes and achievements of the modern age, we have countries where people die starving, but we have obesity epidemic at the same time.

The rising prevalence of the childhood obesity is a particularly serious public health problem. It is estimated that nearly 45 million children under the age of five have problems with overweight and most of them live in urban developing regions.

Children obesity is growing trend

Obese children will usually grow into obese adults suffering many related diseases, such as diabetes, hypertension, stroke, heart attack, depression and many others. All of this is mostly preventable. Thus, the WHO set childhood overweight as one of the top priorities among public health issues. To convert scientific discussions into action, WHO released general and societal recommendations and strategy to fight this growing problem.

Europe heading towards “enormous proportions” epidemic by 2030

Statistics following body mass index among European countries are showing a worrying picture. More than 50% of adults in dozens of countries are categorized as obese or overweight, and the trend continues to grow. If estimated according to body mass index, adults are considered overweight when BMI is 25 and more, and obesity includes BMI over 30. Equally worrying results are found among children.

In kids, we use percentiles to measure their weight compared to standards for their age and sex. When weight falls above the 85th percentile, a child is considered overweight and children over 97th percentile are obese.

Since estimates suggested urgently needed a strategy to stop and reverse the trend, WHO created Modeling obesity project, the European congress on obesity is held annually and many experts, involving pediatricians, nutritionists and psychologists formed European group of professionals to deal with obesity in children. Some recent results are significant.

Canada makes progress in fighting obesity among kids

Every 10th child in this country was diagnosed with obesity and Canadians have been one of the top endangered states regarding weights issues for a long time. Their children were drastically above healthy norms determined by WHO and that led to the development of wide range of consequences.

Excess body fat caused various physical problems impacting whole families, medical professionals, and country’s economy. The stigma against fat kids led to emotionally disturbed adolescents suffering from depression, eating disorders and various social problems. After realizing the severity of the problem, country’s medical community applied various methods to raise awareness and educational level, spread information and suggestions on how to lose weight in a healthy way and the latest study shows declining in overweight rates after a long time.

Children’s Hospital Research Institute in Winnipeg claims decrease in kids’ BMI

Dr. Atul Sharma, a pediatric nephrologists and Dr. Celia Rodd, a pediatric endocrinologist, conducted a study on childhood obesity with a team of professionals, including data on 14 000 children. The study covered all age groups, races, and economic classes while analyzing data collected in national health surveys. The study was published on May 9, and it suggests that overweight rates are falling.

The research that took place at Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba, in Winnipeg, indicates that majority of BMIs have dropped among younger kids, aged five to twelve and girls lost their weight more than boys did.

This slight, but significant progress is probably due to the implementation of BMI grow charts and general systemic efforts to focus public attention on this issue and promote healthier ways of eating, exercising and better everyday’s habits.

The payoff of these methods is inspirational and motivating, but it is just a small beginning of the attempt to turn obesity epidemic round.

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Best Ways To Keep Your Eyesight Close To Perfection

Posted by on Jan 24, 2016 in Eye Muscles, Eyesight

Best Ways To Keep Your Eyesight Close To Perfection

Protect your eye!

Animals have inborn knowledge about themselves and sometimes do things, without thinking, that are good for their health. You may have seen a dog eating flowers and grass. And you wonder, what can be the reason for this kind of behavior. Well, animals have different ways of sending information that is necessary for their health, dogs for example instinctively reach for stomach smoothing plants when they have stomach pain and issues with their digestive system.

Your eye is best HD television on the world

We, humans, being able to send information verbally and in written form can also teach our successors some tips that can affect our health. So here are some tips on health to lead a better life.

Practice eye muscles & eat vegetables

Not being able to see clearly or having a blurred vision can be terrible, as the feeling of losing one of five senses can be devastating.

Eating vegetables like carrots, kale and corn can help improve your eyesight. This doesn’t mean that if you eat this kind of food every day, you will have your eyesight restored.

Balanced died that include these above mentioned veggies can overtime improve your eyesight. Working on your eye muscles by focusing your sight on a dot that is extremely close and another that is extremely far is also an excellent way to improve your sight. This will strengthen those muscles and in short time help you to see more clearly.

Get out on a sunny day

Staying at home on a sunny day can be a mistake that will cost you when your immune system fails to fight the simple flu on winter or fall. Skin being the biggest organ, is responsible for receiving all that sun provides. Like plants, we humans, require sunlight to survive to. We don’t provide oxygen like plants, but we do give something in return to them that is necessary for their survival.

Get a lot of quality sleep

Sleep deprivation can do a lot of damage to mental as well as physical health. Our body regenerates during sleep, depriving ourselves of quality sleep is denying our body the right to regenerate. So make sure to sleep at least for 7 hours and do not sleep more than 10 hours. If you have problems with sleep, change the pillow or a bed mattress that you are sleeping on. If this doesn’t help, try sleeping masks if you are a light sleeper.

Avoid obesity

Keep your body fit and healthy, do your exercise daily and eat healthy food and you should be safe from obesity. Overweight is unnatural, and can create problems with knees, hips, and joints. Obese people have a higher chance of a stroke, heart diseases, and kidney problems. Junk food is a good way to gain weight in short time, so keep your diet natural and stay away from processed food. Sodas filled with sugar are extremely bad for health as well so try to avoid those to.

By exercising only 20 minutes per day, you can maintain your weight and keep your body healthy


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