Among the criteria used to assess your level of fitness, you read everywhere that it’s crucial to reach your ideal weight. But you may ask yourself, ideal for whom and compared with what?
Your BMI is the answer.
Forget about aesthetics – they’re often the source of serious misconceptions in the definition of “ideal weight”. A universal way to get a general idea of an adult’s physical condition is the famous BMI, or Body Mass Index.
Basically, it’s the number you get by calculating the ratio between a [...]
Do you often find yourself devouring food when you’re stressed, tired, or feeling lonely?
You may not know it, but you may suffer from “nervous hunger”, an uncontrollable impulse that leads you to wolf down large amounts of food without any apparent physical need.
The repercussions, though, are clearly evident on the scale, on your mood, and also on your self esteem.
The disorder, also known as “emotional eating”, in reality isn’t even related to gluttony. People who eat this way often don’t much care what kind of [...]
“Laughing is good for you.” How many times have you heard that?
Well, it turns out that this time, popular wisdom is right.
Recent studies have confirmed that, in addition to improving your day, laughing heartily not only keeps you calmer, but also healthier, and for longer to boot!
Remind you of anything? Exactly! Laughing can have effects on your body similar to moderate physical exercise, and that means it can noticeably improve your health.
How does it work?
It could be a funny movie, an evening spent with friends [...]
Just a few weeks ago the energetic first lady of the United States of America, Michelle Obama, introduced a campaign called “Let’s Move”. Michelle is determined and dedicated as she kicks off a campaign that aims to fight childhood obesity by spreading the culture of movement as well as a good, proper diet. Obesity in the United States affects one in three children, and it’s not just an aesthetic problem. It leads to a whole series of physical problems, from diabetes to heart problems, cancer, [...]