Health Education

Overweight and Obesity in Adults

Obesity is a condition with an excessive accumulation of fat in the body. Body Mass Index or BMI is a rough guide to ascertain whether a person is obese or not. BMI is the ratio of a person’s weight (in kilograms) to the square of his or her height (in meters). A person with BMI of 30 or above is considered as obese whereas one with a BMI between 25 to 30 is considered to be overweight

Quitting Alcohol

Alcohol is one of the commonest substances that cause dependence that is in use in vast geographical regions of the world. Apart from its intoxicating and dependence causing effects, alcohol is directly responsible for adverse events related to health, marital discord, social interactions, crime, road safety, and longevity

Quitting Smoking

Tobacco smoking has been, and still is, a major cause for disease and death among human beings. It is responsible for every fifth death in America. The number of deaths caused collectively by drugs, HIV, motor vehicles accidents, alcohol, and firearm accidents, all combined, are still less as compared to the number of deaths due to tobacco smoking. No human organ is immune to the adverse impacts of tobacco smoke. It is indeed shocking that the menace of tobacco smoking is on the rise. According to 2012 data, nearly one billion people were daily smokers as against just 721million in 1980. Nearly 6 million deaths due to tobacco smoking are reported every year and this figure is rising every year. It is estimated that in the next 15 years tobacco smoking related deaths could touch the 8 million mark.

Nail Health

Healthy nails not only look beautiful and contribute to one’s personality but are also a reliable indicator of overall health of an individual Nail health tends to be neglected by a majority of the people because of lack of awareness. It is desirable that the nails should receive good attention. Let us explore various measures to keep nails in good looking and healthy and stay away from behaviors that deform or infect them

Physical Activity

Physical activity is movement of body muscles accompanied by burning of calories. Physical activity is so important for normal health that a modest regular physical activity has the potential to check overweight, obesity, heart disease, diabetes, fractures, cancers, and depression.

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