Symptoms that could prevent you from doing physical exercises(1)

Symptoms that could prevent you from doing physical exercises

The Symptoms Back pain If you have been experiencing back pain for the last few months, accompanied by some urinary disturbances, such as more frequent urination and low abdominal discomfort, it is possible that you have been suffering from urinary tract infection (UTI). You need to consult a medical doctor, … Continue reading

General guidelines on how to lose weight(2)

General guidelines on how to lose weight

Limitation of fats in the diet Operationalization TDCR vs. TDCI In the previous article [Powertec (136)], it was mentioned that your basis of subtracting the 500 calories should be from thetotal daily caloric intake(TDCI); however, in most instances, the computation of TDCI is so demanding and difficult for people, like … Continue reading

General guidelines on how to lose weight(1)

General guidelines on how to lose weight

Limitation of fats in the diet One of the ways of facilitating your weight reduction is to focus on the limitation of fat intake. This is very effective because one gram of fats could give you 9 calories of energy whereas protein and carbohydrates could only give you 4 calories … Continue reading

What are strengthening physical exercises?(Part 3)

strengthening physical exercises

Muscle groups and their corresponding functions Calf muscles [1,2] When you are talking about the calf muscles, you are actually referring to: (1) the gastrocnemius, and (2) the soleus muscles. Both of them are located at the back of your lower legs, and play important role when you walk, run, … Continue reading

What are strengthening physical exercises?(Part 2)

strengthening physical exercises

Muscle groups and their corresponding functions Abdominals[1,2] The external oblique muscles serve as the cover of the sides of the abdomen. In addition, it helps in the rotation of the trunk and the spine. Serving as further support to the abdominal wall, theinternal oblique muscles are located beneath the external … Continue reading

What are strengthening physical exercises?(Part 1)

strengthening physical exercises

Definition Strengthening physical exercises are movements that you need to do repeatedly in order to develop and improve the strength of a group of muscles. The groups of muscles are abdominals, ankles, arch, back, buttocks, calf muscles, hamstrings, hips/groin, quadriceps, shins, and upper body[1]. As to which group(s) of muscles … Continue reading

Definition of, and lifestyle intervention measures for, prediabetes

lifestyle intervention measures for, prediabetes

Definition Prediabetes is defined as a medical condition wherein your fasting blood sugar is over the normal values, but you are not yetclassified asdiabetic[1]. It is therefore a stage wherein you are about to enter the population of diabetic patients. While it is true that you are not yet adiabetic, … Continue reading

The relationship between saturated fatty acids and cholesterol

The relationship between saturated fatty acids and cholesterol

Medical importance of saturated fatty acids and cholesterol In the development of diseases of the heart and blood vessels, otherwise known as cardiovascularproblems, two substances take the center stage. These are: (1) saturated fatty acids, and (2) cholesterol. Their relationship on how they could possiblywreak havoc toyourcardiovascular system will be … Continue reading

Nutritional guidelines to prevent heart diseases(Part 2)

Nutritional guidelines to prevent heart diseases

Limit your intake of salt As mentioned and discussed in Powertec 152, increased intake of salt during yourelderly life may increase your blood pressure (hypertension) because your kidneys could not eliminate as much salt as they used to be from your body. When you start to experienceit and it remains … Continue reading

Nutritional guidelines to prevent heart diseases(Part 1)

Nutritional guidelines to prevent heart diseases

Eat foods low in saturated fat and cholesterol The quantity and quality of foods that you take play a great role in the development of medical problems, such as heart diseases, andit has been established in several researches that foods rich in fatsand cholesterol are notorious and paramount in doing … Continue reading