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The population-wide BMI statistics show that nearly 60 per cent of people in the UK and US are overweight.


BMI is the ratio of body weight in kilograms divided by the square of one's height in metres. It is represented as kg/m2. 

  • A 'normal' BMI is 20-25kg/m2. 
  • A BMI of 18kg/m2 and lower is underweight.
  • A BMI of 25-30kg/m2 is considered overweight. 
  • Over 30kg/m2 is classed as obese.


BMI is flawed as it only uses weight and height. It cannot differentiate between muscle and fat.

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BMI: We know it's flawed, so why do we still use it?

sciencefocus.com

New figures show that around one in eight people across Test Valley suffer from depression, with 13.1 percent of adult GP patients across the borough having had a diagnosis of depression in 2019-20.

WITH increased numbers of people suffering from anxiety, stress, and depression this last year, nature has often offered comfort to those struggling to cope.

Mental Heath Awareness Week 2021: North Hampshire walks perfect for connecting with nature

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Matcha Green Tea

Matcha is a trendy new green tea which is finely powdered, and traditionally mixed with hot water, whisked and drunk.

The matcha tea is manufactured in a delicate manner to preserve their texture and flavour. They are dried and aged before being stone-ground into fine powder. It has about the same amount of caffeine as found in coffee, along with a natural substance called l-theanine, which induces an ‘alert calm’ in the body, a kind of relaxation without drowsiness.

Things You Should Know About Matcha

health.com

There is no "best diet"

The “best” diet is a theme: an emphasis on vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, lentils, nuts, seeds, and plain water for thirst. 

That can be with or without seafood; with or without dairy; with or without eggs; with or without some meat; high or low in total fat.

The Last Conversation You'll Ever Need to Have About Eating Right

grubstreet.com

The Truth About Artificial Sweeteners

Artificial sweeteners used in diet food and drinks do not help in losing weight but actually trick our bodies into thinking that sugary foods do not have any calories. People who consume artificial sugar also tend to eat more calories by increasing their portion size.

A brand new, extensive study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal showed that there are complications associated with eating non-nutritive (artificial) sugar, like increased BMI (weight gain) and cardiometabolic issues.

Artificial sweeteners won't help you with weight loss

popsci.com

Pain: A Complex Phenomenon
  • We all have experienced pain, be it physical or psychological.
  • Trying to quantify or define the intensity of the hurt being experienced isn’t easy.
  • Pain is relative, as each of us has a different anatomical and neurochemical build, a different context that makes it unique.
  • All these factors make pain a complex phenomenon, and most of us are managing it pharmacologically (popping pills), which generally causes problems.

Analgesic culture: can reframing pain make it go away?

theguardian.com

A Daily Deluge Of Junk Information

The way many of us, especially young adults, consume digital media, often by multitasking, can impair attention, according to new studies.

Media multitasking, which is engaging in the TV program while texting or using social media, is a common activity among the younger population.

Media Multitasking Disrupts Memory, Even in Young Adults

scientificamerican.com

Cooking At Home: A Chore More Than A Hobby
  • Many people see cooking at home as a chore rather than a hobby or a fun activity to do to save money and have a delicious meal at the same time.
  • Fast food and ready-to-eat dinners may save our time but they cause so many illnesses like heart diseases and diabetes.
  • The less time we spend cooking at home, the worse our diets become and the convenience is slowly killing us.
  • We cannot ignore the fact that if we choose to have better diets and eat healthier we have to make time for cooking.

Hate Cooking at Home? Practical Tips for Doing It Anyway

blog.doist.com

Five Ways To Improve Flexibility:

  • Practice Yoga, Pilates, tai chi and stretching.
  • Get good quality protein post your exercise routine, combining it with Vitamin C to aid recovery.
  • Hold your stretches of a longer period, like 30 seconds if you can.
  • Practice daily, as an increased range of motion reduces the risk of injury.
  • Take a warm bath to relax your muscles.

Five ways to improve flexibility

theguardian.com

Food Allergies

Food allergies happen when your body reacts in a mild or a severe manner after consuming a type of food that your body is supersensitive to.

Severe food allergies in which the body exhibits serious symptoms like slow pulse, blood pressure drop and wheezing/dizziness (anaphylaxis), are getting increasingly common, with a quarter of people having allergies experiencing them. Anaphylaxis cases are on the upswing across the world, just as food allergies become widespread. While the data is tricky, multiple sources point towards a 7 percent rise in food allergies worldwide as of 2018.

Why food allergies are on the rise

bbc.com

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