It is the fact that obesity and overweight becomes dominantly common and serious in US and the world. According to the 2010 data from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than one-third (35.7 percent) of adults and approximately 17 percent of children and adolescents are obese. Because of its severity, the heavy financial burden to the entire society, and the up going trend, obesity epidemic has never been this widely attended like today. Continue reading

How Obesity Affects Your Health

Obesity negatively impacts the entire human body, rather than several organs or parts.

Lower extremity pain-As the as body size increases, the knees, hips and feet start to hurt and wear out because of the weight they need to carry around all the time. You may not understand this concept if you have a normal body weight, so imagine that being obese is like carrying the equivalent of 50 to 100 pounds of rice wherever you go in addition to your normal body weight. Continue reading

Control your blood glucose by enjoying fresh summer produce

During the hot humid summer, everybody changes their lifestyle more or less. Not only the longer daytime, but also the more frequent sunny warm weather give us mood to travel and engage in outdoor activities. In the same time, we buy ice creams from the street stand, eat hotdogs at the baseball games, enjoy BBQ food with family and friends, and grab ice cold cokes under the sun to cool down. For people with Diabetes, do these foods sneak into your already perfect diet and gave you tough time for blood glucose control? Let the juicy and extra nutritious summer vegetables and fruits help you! Continue reading

Keeping Children Sun-Safe This Summer and All Year Long The Skin Cancer Foundation Offers Sun Safety Tips for Kids

With summer under way, children will spend more time outdoors, in backyards and at parks, summer camps, beaches and other vacation destinations. So, it is important to remember that exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet radiation (UVR) is strongly linked to all forms of skin cancer. Luckily, with good sun safety habits including proper clothing and sunscreen, children can enjoy all sorts of outdoor activities without risking their health. Continue reading