Day: November 27, 2017

overweight, obese kids

Preventing childhood obesity

Childhood obesity is becoming common in developed countries. Research shows that out of four children one is overweight. 11% of the total population of children are obese. Large food portions, excess sugar intakes, reduced outdoor and physical activities are the leading causes of obesity. Reduced physical engagements and consumption of large amounts of calories result in obesity worldwide.

How to cure childhood obesity

snack, obeseThe best medicine for childhood obesity is prevention. As a parent, you can ensure that your children grow healthy by creating a healthy environment and observing healthy diet and engaging in physical exercise. It should be a collective thing between the parents and teachers. You will notice that children spend most of their time in school. It should be a concern of the school management too. The earlier the plans are started, the better.

Causes of childhood obesity

  • Poor diet. High-calorie intake without exercise is a leading cause.
    Fat intake. Fat intake in children has been recorded to increase in some parts of the world and decrease in others. Children have a great system that burns body fats efficiently. That said, fats cannot be said to be a significant contributor to obesity.
  • Sugar intake. Children are consuming foods rich in high sugar levels today. During the past decades, it has been recorded as number one cause of obesity and diabetes in children.
  • Less physical activity. Children are spending a lot of their time indoors today. They are either watching their favorite cartoon movies or playing computer games. This has been recorded as another major cause of obesity in children. As parents, you should encourage your children to play outside. Take time and go to the field with them to make it more fun.

fruit, healthy dietAs earlier mentioned, the best way to cure obesity is by prevention. Do not let them become obese in the first place. It is advisable to live in an area with safe and big playground. This way you will not be worried when the kids go out to play. Physical activity must be incorporated as part of school curriculum as well. A Proper diet should be taken seriously too. You will never meet obese kids in a home where physical activity and a healthy diet are taken seriously. Be strict as a parent and set snack days once or twice a week at most. TV time should be reduced as well.…

massage, head massage

Benefits of massage

A full body massage is done from head to toe. This how it goes, it starts from the head to the neck and shoulders. It then moves to the arms and lastly the legs. After the legs, the massager asks you to turn over. He does the back of your feet and finally the back for about 20 minutes. A full body massage relaxes the brain, spirit and body muscles. The warm quiet and comfortable environment under which the massage is conducted plays a vital role in relaxing all parts of the body. Below are some of the benefits of body massage.

massage, leg massageBenefits of body massage

  • Releases tension and stress from the mind. A massage goes for either 60 or 90 minutes. Many people are asleep by the time the massage period is done. This is because massage gives the body full relaxation.
  • Reduces body muscle tension. Due to different reasons, the body muscles get tightened. Such results in joint pains. The pain from the joints spreads to the muscles in the surrounding. A full body massage reduces the tension and pain in the joints hence doing away with the tension in the muscles too.
  • Improves blood circulation. If the blood is circulating properly, damaged tissues heal faster because nutrients and other important components of the blood reach all parts of the body.
  • Improves ones general health. You will find relief from a common illness like high blood pressure, depression, indigestion, infertility, back pains and sleep disorders.
  • Gives you a glowing skin. With increased and proper blood circulation, the skin lightens and gets this healthy glow.
  • massage, back painImproves body posture. Due to inactivity, some connective tissues become tight and rigid. This can result in poor body posture. A full body massage helps to soften such tissues. Off course results are seen after some massages. Do not expect results after the first visit.
  • Increases flexibility. Tight muscles will be made loose. The adhesion of the ligaments, tendons, and the joint is broken. This way you will become flexible.
  • Gives a boost to your workout. After a massage, you will be able to work out better. This is because the body becomes flexible and more active.
  • Reduces anxiety. As earlier mentioned, many people sleep during a massage session. This means one thing, the body is fully relaxed, and one forgets all their stress and anxiety at the moment.
  • Relieves migraines, headaches, and tension. This is because of the proper blood circulation.