THE CONSEQUENCES OF BEING OVERWEIGHT OR OBESE

THE CONSEQUENCES OF BEING OVERWEIGHT OR OBESE

Is obesity a disease? There is disagreement in both the medical profession and in the general public about the status of obesity – is it a disease or is it merely the result of unwise lifestyle choices? 1. Obesity as a disease: Certainly obesity satisfies some...
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE – HYPERTENSION

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE – HYPERTENSION

I am starting with this because it is such a common and misunderstood subject. Recent research has focused on the effects of exercise on blood pressure.  High blood pressure is not a disease but it is a powerful risk factor for some common diseases, mainly strokes and...