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Weight Loss Tip- Control Your Portion Sizes

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By controlling your portion sizes you will inadvertently control your weight!

By controlling your portion sizes
you will inadvertently control your weight!

Being overweight can put a lot of stress on your heart and it often is the cause for several other conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels etch. Maintaining a healthy body weight is the best way to decrease the risk of suffering from life-threatening ailments and diseases. One of the best ways to lose weight is to just control the portion size of your meals. Mentioned below are two pointers through which you can control your portion sizes.

Learn all you can about serving sizes. Generally, a serving size is a fixed amount of food such as a cup, a handful, ounces, grams etc. In actuality a healthy serving size is usually quite smaller than people think it to be. For example the recommended serving size for rice is ½ cup, while the serving size for poultry, fish or meat is around 3 ounces or the size of your palm. By sticking to serving sizes you’ll not only be able to lose weight but your body will be able to absorb the nutrients in the meal more readily.

Be very vigilant about restaurant portion sizes. The serving sizes usually served at restaurants are huge. So if you are eating out make sure you either split your meal or try working out a single serving size on your own and get the rest packed for later.

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High Blood Pressure- The Second Dominant Disease In The World

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Unaddressed High Blood pressure can lead to a stroke or a heart attack!

Unaddressed High Blood pressure can lead
to a stroke or a heart attack!

According to Health Analysts High Blood pressure is on the rise these days. They claim that over almost 2 billion people worldwide are suffering from this condition.

Blood pressure is considered normal and healthy when it falls at or below 120/80. In contrast, blood pressure is defined to be high if it equates to 140/90 or any reading above this. Blood pressure is measured by checking the systolic and diastolic value. If any of the two readings are in the abnormal range, then blood pressure is understood to be high.

Monitoring you BP is relatively simple and if you do suffer from blood pressure problems you should make it a habit to check your BP on a regular basis. Not addressing your blood pressure conditions in time and delaying it can lead to various fatal health problems. Like for instance, individuals with High blood pressure are more susceptible to getting a stroke or a heart attack. The High BP condition is often genetically inherited.

Hence if any of your blood relatives suffer from the disease, you should be wary about attaining the condition yourself. Furthermore, it’s best that you take up some proper preventive measures in order to not be affected by it.

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Health Problems Caused Due To Stress

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Stress can lead to many serious health problems.

Stress can lead to many serious
health problems.

Listed below are a few major health problems that are caused due to being stressed:

Stress leads to asthma. Stress is known to really exacerbate asthma. Some researchers state that a pregnant mother suffering from chronic stress puts her baby at a risk for developing asthma. The study also suggests that parents, who are frequently stressed out, put their kids at risk for being stressed as well and ultimately at risk for developing asthma.

Stress can make you pack on the pounds. Stress tends to make you simply obese. Stress forces our bodies to release the hormone cortisol in excessive amounts and this is the culprit for one putting on extra weight particularly in the abdomen area. Moreover, excess fat in the belly tends to pose greater health risks than fat on the lower body.

Stress causes heart disease. Researchers suggest that stressed out individuals are at a higher risk of suffering from high blood pressure, irregular heartbeats, stroke, heart attack and other heart problems. Additionally, stress seems to have a straight effect on blood vessels and the heart. Stress can lead to other problems that can indirectly affect your heart such as smoking, drinking etc.

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Do Women React To Stress Differently Than Men?

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Women react to stress differently than men!

Women react to stress differently than men!

In order to deal with stress women commonly draw support from friends and family. While men cope by engaging in any activity that will keep them distracted. According to a recent study women are shown to respond to stress in a different way than men. The study states that unlike men, women usually experience physical symptoms of stress.

The findings suggest that women, who tend to be more reserved and self-protective, generally are at increased cardiovascular risk, whereas in the case of men, they seem to usually remain unaffected.

Moreover, women who are defensive by nature also seem to suffer from the same symptoms.  Additionally, defensiveness is an attribute that entails rejection or evasion of information supposed as intimidating. Researchers of the study say that in women, a strong defensive response to others unjust perception of them, will cause them to suffer from high blood pressure and a rapid heart rate.

Furthermore, during the study heart rate and blood pressure of different women were calculated in various stress inducing circumstances, and also the cortisol levels were measured too. Results depicted that women had high autonomic, cardiovascular and endocrine rate to stress which is potentially quite detrimental to their overall health.

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Can Anger be Detrimental for Your Health?

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing, and Peak Human Performance

Anger can be extremely detrimental for your health

Anger can be extremely detrimental
for your health

We all have those moments when we completely lose control of our emotions and turn into a angry fire ball. Nevertheless we need to learn to control our anger in a responsible way as otherwise it can prove to be quite destructive. Not only does uncontrolled anger have the propensity to harm your well-being but it also is capable of affecting your personal relationships.

Anatomically speaking, anger causes stress hormones and chemicals to be released in the body and as a consequence, these changes can strain our bodies in various ways. A few of the health problems that are caused by anger include Insomnia, Post-Depression, Headaches, Anxiety, cardiovascular problems, digestion issues, High Blood Pressure etc.

Anger will force your body to produce excessive cortisol which as a result will not only make you gain weight but can lead to further problems such as osteoporosis. Additionally, if you are an individual who tends to get angry often, the hormonal imbalances caused due to anger will also affect your skin in a negative way.

While it isn’t easy to control your anger, at times just taking some time and space for yourself can help you to calm down and deal with your issues in a better way,

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