Every cell in the body requires adequate magnesium to function. Inadequate magnesium will hamper digestion and cause acidity.
After menopause, your risk of certain medical conditions increases. Examples include: Heart and blood vessel (cardiovascular) disease When your estrogen levels decline, your risk of cardiovascular disease increases. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women as well as in men. So, it’s important to get regular exercise, eat a healthy diet and maintain a normal weight. Ask your doctor for advice on how to protect your heart, such as how to reduce your cholesterol or blood pressure if it’s too high. Osteoporosis This condition causes bones to become brittle and weak, leading to an increased risk of fractures. During the first few years after menopause, you may lose bone density at a rapid rate, increasing your risk of osteoporosis. Postmenopausal women with osteoporosis are especially susceptible to fractures of their hips, wrists, and spine. Urinary incontinence As the tissues of your vagina and urethra lose elasticity, you may experience frequent, sudden, strong urges to urinate followed by an involuntary loss of urine (urge incontinence), or the loss of urine with coughing, laughing, or lifting (stress incontinence). You may have urinary tract infections more often. Sexual function Vaginal dryness from decreased moisture production and loss of elasticity … Continue reading Menopause complications →
Before going on that crash diet, you should be aware of what it could do to your body. Read on to know more about the pros and cons of crash dieting. We all love faster results, especially if its got to do with weight loss. We think crash dieting is one of the ways through which we can shed pounds much faster. However, before you think of getting on this diet, it is worthwhile to analyse the pros and cons of a crash diet. The pros: Faster results The only thing that you benefit from a crash diet is that, it makes you lose your weight faster. The results are visible in just a few days! Short-term Unlike other diets, a crash diet is a short-term diet where the results are faster and you accomplish your goals early. The cons: Too restrictive One of the most important problems with the crash diet is that it is very restrictive. While other diets are a good combination of proteins, nutrients, and other vital minerals, crash dieting abstains you from eating any calories, which often leads you, literally to starvation. This is not a good idea if you are looking to lose weight … Continue reading PROs and CONs of a crash diet →
The idea of fasting has been around for centuries. Whether you are cautious of what you eat by counting your daily calories or you practice alternate-day fasting, either approach can be effective if you want to shed some kilos, a new obesity study suggests. What is Alternate-Day Fasting? Alternate-day fasting requires you to alternate between eating small portions of food on one day and then feasting the next day. This trend is catching up in India. Food lovers who hate the concept of a conventional diet — eating fewer calories every day and then exercising to “earn” more — will approve of the idea of eating small portions on some days and more on other days. But, does this diet regime work? Can Alternate-Day Fasting Help Lose Weight? A study [Ref] suggests that intermittent fasting may help people lose weight, however, it may not be the safest diet regime. When you fast, your body is forced to dip into energy stores to get the fuel it needs to keep going, so you will definitely lose weight. This study [Ref] found that the “automatic calorie restriction” benefits still held true with a modified one-day fast. On their fast day, the participants … Continue reading Benefits of Alternate-Day Fasting →
If you are a diabetic, sure you already are aware that your body has an inability to control levels of sugar in the blood and that you need to stay away from foods with high glycemic index (simple carbohydrates). However, recent researches point that smoking cigarettes and consuming tobacco doubles the damage to the body caused by diabetes by causing hardening of the arteries. Nicotine & Diabetes Smoking, in itself, poses many adverse effects on your health, but if you have diabetes and you smoke, your risk for heart associated problems, kidney disease, eye complaints (retinopathy), and other complications of diabetes increases dramatically. Not only do the risk levels rise, but existing complications can also worsen. A research recently published in American Journal of Medicine and Diabetes have connected smoking to high risks for glucose abnormalities such as glucose intolerance and impaired fasting glucose. Smokers appeared to have a 44% higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes than non-smokers. The risk was highly linked to the smoking degree and not on the fact that whether you smoke cigars, cigarettes, or pipes. The risk increase with each cigarette you smoke and heavy smokers (at least 20 cigarettes daily) had been shown … Continue reading Diabetes, caffeine, and nicotine, what is the link →
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