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Friday, May 1, 2009

Body Mass Index Table

June 29, 2005 - During the past 20 years, obesity among adults has risen significantly in the United States. The latest data from the National Center for Health Statistics show that 30 percent of U.S. adults 20 years of age and older - over 60 million people - are obese.

These increasing rates raise concern because of their implications for Americans’ health. Being overweight or obese increases the risk of many diseases and health conditions, including the following:

* Hypertension

* Dyslipidemia (for example, high total cholesterol or high levels of triglycerides)

* Type 2 diabetes

* Coronary heart disease

* Stroke

* Gallbladder disease

* Osteoarthritis

* Sleep apnea and respiratory problems

* Some cancers (endometrial, breast, and colon)

Although one of the national health objectives for the year 2010 is to reduce the prevalence of obesity among adults to less than 15%, current data indicate that the situation is worsening rather than improving.

Maintain a Reasonable Body Mass

Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body weight relative to height. You can use BMI to see whether you are underweight, normal weight, overweight, or obese. Use the body mass index table to find your BMI.

> Find your height in the left-hand column.

> Move across in the same row to the number closest to your weight.

> The number at the top of that column is your BMI. Check the word above your BMI to see whether you are normal weight, overweight, or obese.

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“ Fitness quote- People who don't have time to exercise, will have to take out time for bed rest.”

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

SlimCut Dapat Membantu Masalah Obese Secara Efektif

Tahukah anda apa risiko Obesiti?

Adakah anda tergolong dalam kelompok Obesiti?

Jika Ya! Itu bukan kehendak anda? Anda telah mencuba berbagai-bagai kaedah untuk mengurangkan berat badan, walau pun kosnya mahal, tetapi masih belum berhasil!


i. Risiko Obese: penyakit kronik [diabetes, hipertensi, kardiovaskular, strok, kanser]

ii. Kajian Persatuan Jantung Amerika:

BMI >23<25:>risiko 50% penyakit jantung
BMI >25<29>risiko 72% penyakit jantung

iii. Berat badan tertumpu di perut & pinggang:
risiko penyakit jantung, strok, kencing manis.

Kini anda mampu mengurangkan risiko obesiti dengan kos yang rendah dan ternyata berkesan.

Produk ini amat mudah untuk diguna, dengan hanya menyapukan di bahagian badan yang dikehendaki selepas mandi, dan anda akan dapt lihat kesannya dalam tempoh 2 hingga 3 minggu.
SlimCut (SCE-1) adalah penyelesaian kepada masalah obesiti.

Terdapat 2 pakej yang boleh anda gunakan, iaitu;

{SlimCut [SCE-1} + Sabun Lulur [SH-11] + Trace Mineral ConcenTrace [TME-14]}


{SlimCut [SCE-1} + Sabun Lulur [SH-11] + Trace Mineral ConcenTrace [TME-14] + SOD Tea [SOE-2] + Fibre [BFE-1]}

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

10 Most Dangerous Foods

10 Most Dangerous Foods

You might think you're eating healthy. You might want to think again.

We all love to eat, but the ugly reality is that some foods can make you sick. We're not talking about salmonella here; none of what's listed below should send you directly to the hospital with a debilitating illness, though Jeremy Piven recently claimed to have mercury sickness from a diet too rich in sushi. While the verdict is still out on Piven’s poisoning, certain foods, when eaten too frequently, can pose a very real health risk over time (especially if you are thinking of having a baby or if you are feeding a small child).

The dangers of these foods range from PCBs in certain fish, to large trace amounts of pesticides on fresh fruit and veggies. This past year, the National Institutes of Health even linked long-term pesticide exposure to diabetes. To avoid these health risks, we came up with a list of ten foods to beware, both for your health and for the health of the environment.


1. Farmed Salmon

Tim Fitzgerald, a scientist with the Oceans Program of the Environmental Defense Fund, says, "Salmon is the third most popular seafood in the US, so people are eating a lot of it and most of what they're eating is farmed. As a result of the feed salmon are given, they are very high in PCBs and environmental contaminants. For reasons of health, the environment, and popularity with consumers, farmed salmon is at the top of the list of seafood to avoid." The average dioxin level in farmed-raised salmon is 11 times higher than that in wild salmon .

bell peppers

2. Conventionally Grown Bell Peppers

Even though pesticides are present in most food at very small trace levels, their negative impact on health is well documented, and certain produce carries a greater risk. According to a report done by the Environmental Working Group, sweet bell peppers are the vegetable with the most pesticides detected on a single sample (as many as 11 were found on one sample). In addition, bell peppers are the vegetable with the most pesticides overall with 64 different pesticides found on samples. Better to buy organic and eliminate this risk.


3. Non-Organic Strawberries

In order to increase sweetness, some growers of non-organic strawberries are said to irrigate the plants with water laced with the artificial sweetener NutraSweet. And that luscious red color is caused by the fungicide captan, recognized by the EPA as aprobable human carcinogen. Do you really want to eat something bathed in a chemical sweetener and doused with a likely cancer-causer? Probably not.
chilean sea bass

Juan Monino

4. Chilean Sea Bass

Chilean sea bass, otherwise known as Patagonian toothfish, lives for a very long time and grows to a large size; both are automatic warning bells for being high in mercury. Fitzgerald says, "We have some pretty comprehensive data that Chilean sea bass are extraordinarily high in mercury and not something you want to eat very often. When you factor in the very serious environmental issues with illegal fishing and bycatch, it's definitely a double whammy for us."

"That said, we don't want to give the impression that if you eat one piece of fish with mercury, you're going to get mercury poisoning. But if you continually eat fish with a lot of mercury over an extended period of time, that's when you're going to see more serious issues like unexplainable fatigue, memory problems, and tingling or numbness in your extremities," Fitzgerald says.


5. Non-Organic Peaches

Peaches aren't just juicy and delicious, they're magnets for pesticides, often topping the Organic Center's consumer's pocket guide for pesticide-riddled produce. The Center's chief scientist Charles Benbrook says, "Peaches top the list because their skins get soft at the end of their season on the tree and the last pesticide spray can move right through that skin and get into the tissue of the fruit in a matter of hours. That's why it's easy to find peaches with ten different pesticide residues in them."

Benbrook adds, "The last thing that we want to do is scrooge people from eating fresh fruits and vegetables. If anything, we want people to eat two to three more servings of produce a day. But the science is irrefutable. If the average family sought out organic versions of the top four fruits and vegetables they eat the most often, they could eliminate 90% of their overall pesticide exposure."

corn field

6. Genetically Modified Corn

If you read Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma, one of the more shocking truths is the amount of corn found in the American diet. Corn is in everything from frozen yogurt to ketchup, from mayonnaise and mustard to hot dogs and vitamins. Unless specified as organic, the corn you're ingesting is likely genetically modified. Genetically modified organisms have not been tested thoroughly enough for long-term consequences, but a series of studies has found significant health risks in animals tested, and an increase in certain allergies for humans.
bluefin tuna

Bochkarev Photography

7. Bluefin Tuna

Maybe it's a good thing that not everyone has the luxury of eating a lot of toro at the sushi bar, because bluefin tuna is in grave danger from a population perspective. It's also one of the more dangerous fish for mercury consumption, making it both a bad eco choice and a health risk for mercury exposure. Fitzgerald says, "The bluefin tuna is in such horrible shape right now. There are some populations that may go commercially extinct in the near future if we don't ease up on the fishing."

chcken coop

8. Industrially Farmed Chicken

While there has been much debate over chickens and hormones, there exists a great deal of misinformation. Poultry is not allowed to be given hormones in the United States, so while reports have existed for years that schoolchildren are experiencing early puberty due to excess hormones traced to chicken, there have not been enough studies done to prove this conclusively .

What we do know is that tests done by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy found arsenic in conventional chickens. Arsenic has been linked to cancer and contributes to other diseases including heart disease, diabetes and deterioration of mental faculties. In addition, a study conducted in 2002 for the Sierra Club and the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy found multiple antibiotic-resistant bacteria in brand-name poultry products . Scientists believe antibiotic use in animals raised for food contributes to antibiotic-resistant bacteria transferred to humans, mainly through contaminated food, resulting in drug-resistant infections. In order to avoid poultry that's been dosed with antibiotics or given feed laced with arsenic, better to opt for an organic chicken at the grocery store.


9. Non-Organic Apples

"Apples come with a red flag based on the sheer amount of apples in our diet and the reliance of pesticides in humid parts of the country," says Benbrook. Apple skins contain higher pesticide residues. Higher risk apples are grown in the humid mid-Atlantic states and Michigan: They use more pesticides than California, Oregon or Washington state. A lot of those pesticides seep into the skin of the apple, so it's always good to peel it. Unfortunately, approximately 1/3 of the nutrients come off with the peel, according to Benbrook.


10. Cattle Treated With rBGH

The use of genetically engineered drug rBGH (recombinant bovine growth hormone) is widespread among the cattle industry in the United States. Banned by all European nations and Canada, U.S. dairy farmers continue to use the synthetic hormone which escalates production of the cow's own hormone ICF-1 (insulin-like growth factor 1). This hormone does not break down when humans consume milk from those cows and has been traced to higher risks of certain cancers, including breast cancer, and hormonal disorders. The only guarantee against ingesting these dangerous excess hormones is to buy milk labeled "no rBGH."

Author by: Michelle Brunner


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Thursday, January 22, 2009


Slimming Body To Fitness

Ketika ini banyak program diet yang menjanjikan badan menjadi sehat dan langsing. Bagaimanapun kita kena berhati-hati dalam memilih program diet yang sesuai karena impian tubuh sehat dan langsing boleh musnah jika kita silap memilih program diet.

Kita tidak boleh menyekat pengambilan sesatu jenis makanan tertentu seperti hanya memakan buah-buah dan sayur-sayuran sahaja, karena badan kita akan kekurangan zat lainnya yang diperlukan seperti protein, karbohidrat, dan lainnya. Oleh karena itu, diet dengan buah-buahan juga harus diimbangi dengan pengambilan makanan yang lain.

Memakan banyak sayuran dan buah segar dapat menambah fiber atau serat yang akan dapat pula menghindarkan kita dari serangan jantung dan kanker.

Senarai 9 jenis buah-buahan yang bermanfaat seperti berikut:

1. Epal

Epal mengandungi karbohidrat, kaya pektin (sejenis serat), flavonol yang disebut quercetin yang dalam beberapa penelitian memiliki bahan anti-kanser, juga mengandungi bahan anti-radang yang bermanfaat bagi penyakit seperti arthritis.


Strawberi mengandung ellagic acid sebagai anti-oksidan yang terbukti dapat menghalangi pertumbuhan tumor dalam paru-paru, osephagus, payudara, cervix dan lidah.

Strawberi banyak mengandung vitamin C.


Pisang merupakan sumber vitamin B6 yang diperlukan untuk membina serotonin dalam otak. Serotonin berfungsi mengurangi rasa sakit, menekan nafsu makan, dan membuat merasa relaks dan mengurangi ketegangan.

Pisang juga sering digunakan untuk menyembuhkan bisul perut selain ianya mengandungi banyak karbohidrat, sedikit mengandung karotin, vitamin C dan kaya dengan potasium.


Tembikai mengandung gula yang tinggi dan lycopene yang berfungsi sebagai anti-kanser. Tembikai merah dan kuning juga mengandungi karotenoid yang dapat melindungi sel badan dari kerusakan radikal bebas dan dapat juga diubah menjadi vitamin A dalam badan.

Tembikai juga mengandung vitamin C.


Mangga mengandung karotenoid yang disebut beta crytoxanthin, sejenis antio-ksidan yang dapat melindungi terhadap beberapa jenis kanser seperti kanser usus dan kanser tulang tengkuk.

Mangga termasuk buah yang kaya carotenoid, serat, dan vitamin C.


Kiwi mengandung pigmen yang disebut chlorophyll yang memberikan buah tersebut warna hijau. Kiwi dapat diubah menjadi sebuah senyawa yang memiliki kemampuan mengikat kanser.

Satu buah kiwi sudah cukup untuk memenuhi persyaratan pengambilan vitamin C orang dewasa.


Plum mengandungi phytochemical yang disebut ferulic acid, yang memiliki senyawa anti-kanser.

Penelitian menujukkan banyak pengambilan ferulic acid dapat membantu menurunkan risiko kanser usus. Plum merupakan buah yang kaya serat dan potasium.


Kulit anggur mengandungi phytochemical yang disebut resveratrol yang terbukti dapat meningkatkan kesehatan jantung, anti-kanser, anti-bakteria, dan mengandungi antioksidan.

Anggur memiliki kandungan serat dan vitamin C yang rendah.


Nanas mengandungi enzim bromelain yang memiliki kemampuan untuk menghuraikan protein. Nenas sering diguna sebagai bahan pelembut daging selain berguna membantu pencernaan, menguraikan pembekuan darah, mencegah sinusitis, dan infeksi saluran kencing.

Nenas merupakan sumber vitamin C dan serat serta mengandungi kadar gula yang tinggi.

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Thursday, January 8, 2009

Towards A Perfect Figure

With obesity rates on the rise, proper weight management is needed to keep your body in shape

The trend of people eating away from home (or eating out) has been increasing. As more women enter the labour force, people’s desire to save time increases along with the use of convenience foods.

The proportion of money spent on food eaten away from home, as well as the number of restaurants, has been steadily increasing since the second half of the 20th century. As a result of eating out and the shift to a more sedentary lifestyle – with hours spent in front of the computer – the rates of obesity has also increased.

In an effort to lose unwanted weight, many people have turned unsuccessfully to fad diets, diet pills and unsupervised exercise plans. But these are only short term solutions as the weight more often than not rebounds once you get off the diet plan or fall off the exercise wagon. There’s also a worry of side effects from diet pills.

In this modern age, a woman’s body shape remains a sensitive issue. So, don’t wait until the fat starts accumulating around your tummy, arms and thighs – areas where it is hard to lose inches once you’ve put them on.

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Recent studies have confirmed the benefits of Clarinol CLA in inhibiting fat storage and promoting lean muscle to improve the fat-to-muscle ratio, resulting in consistent slimming and whole body shaping effect.

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Aerticle source: Fri, 09 Jan 2009

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Are Slimming Pills a Danger?

Most people, either men or women are serious about obesity. They will find ways to reduce their body weight. Some will take pills and they have to be more cautious as some pills may have side effects.

Below is a note by the author by Neil Little for you to consider.

With the growing trend in needing to lose weight many people are resorting to using slimming pills, while this may seem to be a healthy option to take, are they really any good for you?

Fact #1

They are not a quick fix because you still have to eat a healthy diet and do some sort of exercise.
One point to remember is that the weight went on over a period of time and is going to come off the same way.

Fact #2

The majority of slimming pills purchased are bought by women who have put on those extra pounds and want to look good again. Unfortunately most of the slimming pills are bought over the Internet from companies whose only intention is to make money and not provide a safe slimming pill to use.

Fact #3

They all cause side effects which in some cases may be only mild but for the majority of the time these side effects are dangerous and people have died.

Fact #4

There are two types of slimming pills, one sends a chemical message to the brain giving that full feeling and the other stops the digestion of fat in the intestine. These two slimming pills are only given to people who are classed as being severely obese.

Fact #5

They should only be used under strict medical supervision when all other possibilities of healthy weight loss avenues have been exhausted. Even under these conditions you will still suffer from side effects especially if you do not stick to a low fat diet.

The most effective and by far the healthiest way to control your weight is by following a long-term healthy eating plan and taking regular exercise.

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