Tuesday, 24 February 2015
Breakfast is often considered an essential part of a healthy diet. Breakfast’, our first meal of the day should be a combination of carbohydrates, protein, and fibre. It should also include fruits, whole grains, and good fats. Some schools go as far as serving their pupils breakfast in the morning. However, some people cannot tolerate breakfast, while others complain that they do not have time for breakfast, don’t feel hungry or that they are on a diet.
Is it really beneficial or healthy to skip breakfast?
Friday, 20 February 2015
Quitting smoking is one of the most important things you can do for your health and the health of those around you. Smoking is a risk factor for many health problems including heart disease, stroke, and cancer. Children who are exposed to cigarrete smoke in the home have more ear infections and are more prone to other health problems. When you quit smoking, it doesn’t take long for your body to start to heal and reduce your risk of health problems.
Mental wellness means thinking and feeling positive about yourself. What you think has some influence on your health and well-being.’ Psychosomatic’ illness is a condition where a person” thinks” him or herself into being sick. Medical science is making remarkable discoveries on how expectations, emotions and thoughts affect our health.
Sunday, 15 February 2015
Diabetes mellitus is a situation whereby sugar builds up in the blood stream instead of the cells of the body. It is caused by a deficiency in the secretion of insulin. The human body contains a gland called the pancreas. This gland secrets digestive enzymes and vital hormones that regulate the amount of sugar in the bloodstream. The most well known of these hormones is the INSULIN. The food we eat is converted into a form of sugar known as glucose. Insulin in the body allows glucose to leave the blood stream and enter the body cell where it is utilized.
Tuesday, 10 February 2015
The back includes the bones of the spine ( vertebrae that support body weight), their joints, the discs that separate the vertebrae and absorb shock as you move, and the muscles and ligaments that hold it all together.
Back pain occurs when one or more of these structures is injured. Back pain can also occur when you sprain or strain the ligaments or muscles from a sudden or improper movement or due to overuse. If you damage your discs so that they tear or stretch and the tear is large enough, the disc may press against a nerve, the irritated nerve may swell or become inflamed thereby causing back pain.
Monday, 9 February 2015
Some people seem to have more protection from diseases than others. Their immune systems appear to be more efficient. In addition to staying fit, eating right, and managing stress, our immune system responds to our thoughts, emotions and actions. Some strategies will help our immune system function better. These are the strategies :
Tuesday, 3 February 2015
The above statement is an old saying which goes to show the importance of apples in our diet in order to maintain good health. Because of the importance of apples to our health and well- being, It is also called the miracle” food”. Apples are delicious, juicy, sweet and crunchy.
Monday, 2 February 2015
Dehydration occurs when your body loses too much water. When you stop drinking water or lose large amounts of fluids through diarrhea, vomiting, or sweating, the body cells reabsorb liquid from the blood and other body fluids. When too much water is lost, the blood vessels may collapse. Without medical attention, death may result.
An erection problem is difficulty in raising or maintaining an erection capable of intercourse. Erection problems are often due to stress at work, tension in relationships, depression, fatigue, lack of privacy, physical injury, or side effects of medication. These causes are generally temporary and will usually be resolve with home treatment. Other, more serious causes include diabetes, a long history of smoking, or vascular diseases.
Sunday, 1 February 2015
Stress comes with all of life’s daily hassles, traffic jams, long lines, petty arguments, and other relatively small irritations. Stress also comes with crises and life –changing events, such as illness, marriage problems or divorce, losing a job, getting a new job, or children leaving home.
All these events may force you to adjust whether you are ready to or not. Unless you can regularly release the tension that comes with stress, it can greatly increase your risks of physical and mental illness.