Jun 14 2015 by Step2Change.
NHS Choices published an interesting article on 11 September 2013 citing a report by the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) which “concludes that there is convincing evidence that greater body fatness increases the risk of womb cancer.” It recommends that women maintain a healthy weight, it suggests a healthy BMI (Body Mass Index) of between 18.5 and 25, are physically active for at least 30 minutes a day – and interestingly enough, drinking coffee can help.
Given that with some 8,200 new cases diagnosed each year in the UK, womb (or endometrial) cancer is the fourth most common cancer that affects women and generally those who have been through the menopause.
Jun 11 2015 by Step2Change.
There are so many diets around, and new ‘fad diets’ being devised all the time, usually endorsed by some celebrity, that you’d think we’d realise that if diets were a long term solution, we’d only need one or two and they’d work all the time.
Sadly the reality is that people ‘yo-yo’ diet, often hopping from one to another in
May 19 2015 by Step2Change.
Comfortable comfort padding round the middle, or do you have a weight problem?
Reported on recently are two key ratios to help you determine if you need to take action to lose some weight.
Requires that you measure your hips at the widest point and your natural waist (approximately half way between your lowest rib and the top of your hip bone without breathing in).
You then divide your waist measurement by your hip measurement and the result should be less than 0.8. So while you may have a little bit o
May 19 2015 by Step2Change.
I wonder how many times that question will be typed into a Google Search Box this month. Face it, it’s that time of year when we look at the damage the Christmas celebrations have done to our waistlines, or we start thinking about summer holidays and how we’ll look by the pool or on the beach.
For some, it will be a genuine desire to lose weight for health reasons. And it is for health reasons that rapid weight loss should be avoided unless medically essential.
Most people who start on a diet or any other weight loss regime will almost certainly lose about 5 – 7 pounds within the first week, due to loss of water weight. And the heavier you are to start with, the ea
May 18 2015 by Step2Change.
This is the conclusion of the result of research carried out by the University Health Centre in Montreal, McGill University, the University of Calgary and the University of British Columbia, that was recently reported in NHS UK News.
It considered two aspect, the effect on years of healthy life and total life span and concludes that while the number of healthy years lost were two to four times higher than total life lost for all age groups and body weight categories, those classed as very obese suffered the