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For many people, the turn of the year is an opportunity for personal change. The last days of the year, in particular, often encourage self-examination and the preparation of new plans. A healthier lifestyle is always at the top of the list when it comes to New Year's resolutions. Most people want to lose weight, do more sport, eat more healthily or finally stop smoking. While these plans start off as enthusiastic at the beginning, they can quickly be discarded again. Only few people succeed in following their intentions for more than several weeks. But why do we often lose motivation so fast and fall again into old habits? Psychologists have a possible explanation for this. A major impediment is the conflict between voluntary and allegedly enforced activities. A self-imposed task feels like an obligation, in contrast to a preferred leisurely activity. In most cases, this conflict is resolved by choosing the path of least resistance. As a result, a pleasant evening in front of the television so often triumphs over the fitness studio or a walk around the block. Often, our brain does
Every year, a somewhat outdated man with a white beard and red robe leaves his home in the Arctic and accomplishes impossible things. Between the sunset of Christmas Eve and the first rays of sun on Christmas morning, he flies all over the world in a sleigh pulled by reindeer and gives presents to all the children who believe in him. Some may doubt he accomplishes this mammoth task in just one ni
In just a few days, the Christmas table will be covered again with all sorts of amazing dishes and in a short time thousands of kilocalories will be consumed. Even while people feast across the world, there are clear differences in the eating habits
There are several reasons why our attempts at losing weight may fail. 40% of all those who are affected by obesity (those above a BMI of 30) attribute their failing to a lack of stamina, while 39% attribute it to frustration when a success does not show quickly enough, and 28% lack confidence that they’ll succeed in the first place. To help more obese people reach their goals, a better education
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When treating obesity professionally, using clinical standards, we need more accurate values than just an indication of weight. How useful is the body composition analysis for both therapy control and patient motivation, using the seca mBCA? Professor Dr. med. Yurdagül Zopf, nutritionist, knows the answer. "The fast and differentiated measurement with the mBCA permits systematic use in the hospital and personalized customization of treatment. We use the seca mBCA diagnostically to detect any changes in an obese patient's body composition at an early stage. The measurements also are used to monitor the progress of nutrition and exercise treatments. Problems with water levels can be quantified better and muscle mass can be assessed more accurately with an mBCA measurement. It is important to quantify the fat mass in obese patients in order to set a goal and increase the patient's motivation with measurements and visualization of body composition over the course of treatment. We also use