May 102012

Although there are many factors that influence cardiovascular health, obesity is one of the most important. Being overweight can have a negative impact on the cardiovascular system because excess weight can raise blood pressure. High blood pressure, or hypertension is one of the leading causes of heart attack and stroke. By lowering blood pressure, you are also reducing your risk of a cardiovascular event. Even losing five or ten pounds can have a positive effect on the cardiovascular system and can lower blood pressure a modest amount. Limited your caloric intake and starting an exercise program can help peel off excess pounds. Individuals should not start a new diet and exercise program without speaking to a health care professional, however. Continue reading »

Aug 052010

One of the main reasons behind obesity is banal over eating. In our distant past it took great effort to find food. Most of the time the energy they received from consuming food was exceeded by the energy they had to spend to get it. When creating us mother nature did not plan out our evolutionary genetics with the idea of massive food courts and fast food in mind. Nowadays we hardly ever walk significant distances. We barely have to move most of the time! However, this is not the failing that most weight loss gurus claim. We are hard wired genetically to avoid spending energy when we don’t have to. As a result, in the current era people who are not lucky enough to have a very high metabolism will have two, three, or a great deal more pounds of extra weight. These people were designed with true survival in mind and not just looking good in a speedo.

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