Health

The greatest wealth is health, without health life is not life.

What do Japanese people eat?

What do Japanese people eat?

The real question is “What is Japanese diet: eat healthy and lose weight?”. The Japanese diet is based on rice, vegetables and fish. In addition to being inspired by their gastronomy, you can adopt their lifestyle habits: meditate, walk and enjoy the little things. Have you ever heard of the Japanese weight loss […]

Should obesity be labelled as a disease?

Should obesity be labelled as a disease?

Overweight and obesity, characterized conditions by an excessive accumulation of body fat, which can cause serious damage to health. They are caused in most cases by improper lifestyles. On the one hand, an incorrect high-calorie diet and on the other hand a reduced energy expenditure due to physical inactivity. Obesity is therefore […]

Why should we take the children to the psychologist?

Why should we take the children to the psychologist?

Some seem amazed to find that you can take children to a psychologist and, it is not taboo. Unfortunately, there is still an old conception that sees psychology linked to the medical field in particular to psychiatry in which the “pathological” is treated. But psychopathology is only a very small part of […]

How Often Should You Wash Your Sheets?

How Often Should You Wash Your Sheets?

The simple answer is once a week is enough. But for the hygiene of sheets and linen it is good not to eat on bed, and not to lay down with your sweat or clothes you wear to go out. Changing the sheets should not be underestimated. Sleeping in a fresh, clean bed means […]

Anorexia

Anorexia

The main feature of this ailment is the refusal of food. The term anorexia (literally lack of appetite) is not correct to describe a disorder in which the appetite is in most cases preserved. Rather, what characterizes the anorexic person is the fear of gaining weight and the need to control nutrition in search of thinness. In […]

Hypochondria

Hypochondria

The essential characteristic of hypochondria is the worry related to the fear of having, or the belief of having, a serious illness. This is usually based on the misinterpretation of one or more physical signs or symptoms. One can speak of illness anxiety (or fear of illness ), of course, only if a thorough medical evaluation has […]

Agoraphobia

Agoraphobia

The term agoraphobia derives from the Greek word Agorà which means square; in fact, the first uses of the word in psychology and psychiatry were aimed at people who were afraid of going to crowded places. In fact, patients with agoraphobia symptoms fear situations where it is difficult to escape or receive help. Consequently, they […]

What can help prevent gestational diabetes?

What can help prevent gestational diabetes?

A diet rich in fibre, low in saturated fats and trans fatty acids decreases the risk of gestational diabetes. Data from a Finnish study on expectant mothers. Consuming healthy, high-fibre foods protects pregnant women from the risk of developing gestational diabetes. Conversely, women who consume foods rich in saturated fat and other substances that promote […]

Does Running Cause Knee Arthritis?

Does Running Cause Knee Arthritis?

The evidence emerges from a study that involved nearly 75,000 “runners”. In addition to family history, body weight affects the disease. Those who like to set the alarm at five in the morning and venture along the seafront or along the country paths have nothing to fear. Running, even over long distances, […]

How to avoid cholesterol

How to avoid cholesterol

Hypercholesterolemia  (i.e. a blood cholesterol level over 240  mg / dl) is a condition that in the last 10 years has been particularly increasing in both sexes: it affects 38% of Italians against 24% in 1998-2002. These are the data from the Iss-Anmco Cardiovascular Epidemiological Observatory (Higher Institute of Health-National Association of Hospital Cardiologists). […]