The Importance of Physical Activity
The Importance of Physical Activity Insufficient physical activity has been identified as one of the main factors for mortality from diseases non transmissible. People with an insufficient level of physical activity have a 20% to 30% higher risk of death compared to people who achieve a sufficient level of physical activity. The WHO defines physical […]
Peruvian Maca: Recommended to increase the sexual desire
Peruvian Maca: recommended to increase the sexual desire The testosterone is a hormone that increases the sexual desire in both sexes and promotes the erection in men. The decrease in the levels of the testosterone serum is associated with decrease in sex drive and the erectile dysfunction. The treatment with testosterone would be effective in […]
Probiotics and Prebiotics
Probiotics and Prebiotics The FAO/WHO (2001) defines probiotics as “live microorganisms that are confer beneficial to the health, when they are administered in adequate quantities“. The demand of probiotics consumption has been expanding globally due to the continuous generation research of evidence indicating potential health benefits for consumers, such as: Improved of the lactose metabolism […]
New Year’s resolutions why is it so difficult for us to comply with them?
New Year’s Resolutions why is it so difficult for us to comply with them? When people want to make a change in their lives, they often start planning goals, such as changing jobs, quit smoking, buying a house, getting married, losing weight, and they refer to this as “a new beginning”. The season most chosen […]
Diabetes: Important Information
Diabetes: Important Information WHAT IS DIABETES? A chronic metabolic disease characterized by elevated blood glucose (or blood sugar) levels. It occurs when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin (type 1 diabetes) or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces (type 2 diabetes). Insulin is a hormone that regulates the blood sugar, […]
How to strengthen the immune system in winter time?
How to strengthen the immune system in winter time? WHAT IS THE IMMUNE SYSTEM? A complex system of cells, tissues, organs, and the substances they produce, which help the body fight infection and other diseases. HOW DOES THE IMMUNE SYSTEM WORK? It protects the body against substances that are considers to be harmful or rare. […]
Obesity: Important Information
Obesity: Important Information WHAT IS OBESITY? The World Health Organization (WHO) defines obesity and overweight as the “abnormal or excessive accumulation of fat that can be harmful to health.” A person is considered obese if their body mass index (BMI) is 30 or higher. The BMI is calculated using height and weight. For example, a […]