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How sleep affects body composition

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Sleep is essential for keeping the body healthy. A lack of sleep not only contributes to the development of physical and mental illnesses, but may also result in putting on weight and can influence body composition.

Does belly fat lead to dementia?

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The term “dementia” refers to a much-feared condition that results in the loss of intellectual capacity and, as a consequence, the disappearance of emotional and social faculties.

Every spare calorie counts

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Many people want to lose weight. Their motivation in this respect may be different, but the basic recipe for successful weight loss is the same. As soon as the calorie intake falls below the daily requirement, the body is forced to call upon its energy reserves. The best way to achieve this is by exercising regularly and cutting down on calories, but there are other strategies that can increase the chances of success.

Low muscle mass increases the risk of diabetes

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With more than 400 million sufferers worldwide, type 2 diabetes mellitus is one of the most common and most serious metabolic diseases. Predominantly caused by lifestyle factors such as a lack of exercise, overeating or malnutrition, the disease can be most easily prevented by losing weight and by undertaking regular exercise. As the latest research findings show, muscle mass seems to be a factor.

Apgar Score – Safety Check at the Beginning of Life

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The first few minutes after birth are some of the most dangerous in a person’s entire life. Consequently, the Apgar score quickly summarizes any potential risks during this vulnerable stage and, most importantly, recognizes any critical lack of oxygen or asphyxia in a newborn child.

How sport makes us younger

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Many products and treatments are advertised with the questionable promise of slowing down ageing and maintaining youthfulness. And yet there has long been a medical way to ensure lasting health and activeness into old age. It is free of side effects, inexpensive and probably much more effective than all other means: exercise.

High blood pressure in children – the risk of excess weight

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Excess weight, a lack of exercise, poor diet, smoking – all these factors contribute to the development of arterial hypertension. While this was once considered a disease of middle and old age, new studies indicate that children and adolescents may also be increasingly affected.

When does my child have a weight issue?

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Children and adolescents have not been spared from the global obesity epidemic. Not only is their weight increasing, but parents often find it difficult to assess the state of their children’s nutrition correctly. Studies have shown that about half of the parents still consider their children with excess weight or obesity to be of normal weight.

Exercise is medicinal for body and mind

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All over the world, millions of people go to the gym on a regular basis, seeking a slimline figure and a toned physique. But the focus is no longer on appearance alone, but on health too. The fitness sector is undergoing a sea change, with exercise increasingly being used for preventive and therapeutic purposes in gyms.