Throughout the United States, childhood obesity is a major problem. Statistics show that in 1980, approximately 7% of children between the ages of 6-11 and 5% of children between the ages of 12-19 were obese. By 2010, the numbers surrounding childhood obesity had nearly tripled and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 18% of children were obese.
As every mother knows, pregnancy can be a surreal experience. Everyone around you offers their advice and the wisdom they've inherited over the years. However, many of those words of wisdom you hear are actually myths. If you've heard a piece of advice you're questioning, always make sure to check with your obstetrician. In the meantime, here are five of the most common myths about pregnancy.
LASIK surgery has emerged as a highly popular way to treat problems with eyesight. Patients can often ditch their eyeglasses altogether after having the procedure, and most feedback is overwhelmingly positive. Fans of both options claim there are benefits to contacts and LASIK. These are the major factors you'll want to consider if you're wondering what the best solution for your eyesight problem is.
Any chiropractor will tell you, shoes significantly affect the posture of your body. High heels and shoes without enough arch support create strain on the tendons and ligaments, putting your body in an unnatural position for extended periods of time. Statistics show that women take an average of 5,210 steps each day, while men take 7,192 steps daily. That’s a lot of time spent on your feet. Especially for people that suffer from chronic back pain, the type of footwear you use can make a bad situation worse.
It’s no secret that in Hollywood, thin is always in. While celebrities may claim that their weight loss and svelte physiques are the result of diet and exercise, the truth is, many stars turn to outside resources for extra help. For example, Snooki, star of the popular reality show “Jersey Shore,” was open about her use of the diet pill Zantrex-3, claiming the supplement helped her shed 15 pounds. The Kardashian girls also endorsed slimming pill Quick Trim, saying the pills helped both Kim and Khloe burn off their post-baby weight. And of course, possibly no one has been more active in touting these type of supplements than talk show host and advice guru Oprah Winfrey. But do they really work?
When it comes to dieting, it seems like a new trend is always just around the corner. In our culture, thin is in, and with swimsuit season coming up fast, millions of Americans are already thinking about their next diet plan. But with so much controversy over foods that are safe to eat, and which are likely pack on the pounds, it can be difficult to separate fact from nutritional fiction. Let’s take a look at some diet myths:
The saying goes: “The shoes make the outfit.” But can shoes actually harm our bodies? Those in the field of podiatry say yes. According to the American Osteopathic Association, one in 10 women wear high heels at least three days a week, leading to foot problems and significant damage with prolonged use.
While celebrities love to credit their svelte figures to “yoga” or “hiking with their dog” it’s no secret that the stars often result to extreme dieting to achieve their uber skinny physiques. When it comes to fad diets, celebrities seem to jump on board with nearly anything. Let’s look at some of the most absurd and extreme celebrity weight loss programs that have popped up over the years.
Women who have suffered from cancers or other issues that required their uterus to be removed now have renewed hope. Doctors in Sweden were able to successfully transplant donated wombs into healthy young women. These procedures are being called a success and mark an revolutionary moment in the field of obstetrics. Most of the women had either suffered from cervical cancer or were born without a uterus. It is still an open question whether these women will be able to successfully carry a pregnancy following this procedure.
Everyone has gone through the 2 p.m. slump where you feel sluggish and tired at one time or another. However, by eating the right healthy foods throughout the day, you can ensure you have a spring in your step by the time the afternoon rolls around.