When we get hot, sensors in the body tell the brain. The brain then tells the sweat glands to work, and we sweat.
Sweat comes from special parts in our skin called glands. You might be able to see them if you have a very strong magnifying glass.
Don’t worry, 98% of health professionals surveyed didn’t know either.
Nearly all the weight we lose is exhaled.
Biological age calculators are a crude measurement but can be a wake-up call to improve our lifestyle.
Four in five of us have a "biological" age older than our real age, which means we have at least one risk factor that is higher than the number set as “normal”.
More than one in three people with Chinese, Japanese and Korean heritage flush when drinking alcohol.
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Facial flushing when drinking alcohol is caused by an inherited deficiency in one of the enzymes involved in the breakdown of alcohol.
Preconception planning focuses on improving the health of parents to lower the risk of obesity in children.
If you're planning to become a parent, better lifestyle habits can reduce the risk of obesity in your children.
Metabolism can change after weight loss.
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Weight loss often leads to declines in our resting metabolic rate – how many calories we burn at rest – which makes it hard to keep the weight off. So why does weight loss make resting metabolism go down?
Why is persistent weight loss and weight maintenance so difficult?
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One would imagine the body would generally be supportive of weight loss. If so, why is persistent weight loss and weight maintenance so difficult?
Our bodies respond to exercising, eating, meditation and physiological processes differently.
Many people struggle to get an eating plan and exercise routine to follow. The trick is that individualism is key.
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Shiver me timbers.
Shivering is not an activity many of us enjoy. We do it because we are cold and uncomfortable. But perhaps the news that it could have some of the same benefits as moderate bouts of exercise will stop…
BMI isn’t the only measure of health.
People who are obese and have normal blood pressure, cholesterol and blood-sugar readings will still be unhealthy and die…