With obesity on rise, Paris reflects on mirrored ‘fatphobia’

Saturday, 16 December 2017

France gave the world butter croissants and foie gras, yet it has often been a place where being overweight was seen as almost sinful. Now, after taking a hard look at the contradictions in the mirror, its capital has launched a campaign to counter sizeism, an often disregarded kind of discrimination in the image-conscious city known for luxury fashion brands and tiny waists. Paris anti-discrimination chief Helene Bidard began the initiative after falling victim to weight-related insults and ...

European parliament votes in favor of Turkish doner kabab

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Europe’s parliament voted with a very slight difference against banning phosphates used to make doner kababs.The bill trying to ban the phosphates needed at least 376 to pass, however it was turned down by a difference of only three votes. The votes came in at 373 against the ban, 272 for and 30 abstentions.The European Union's legislature was moving to ban the phosphates citing health concerns based on studies that linked phosphates to cardiovascular disease.Doner kabab vendors had been ...

Want to quit your job? 10 question to ask yourself before you do

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

If you’re feeling stressed, demotivated or depressed at work, you might be tempted to just quit.However, quitting your job with no other job to go to, might not be the best solution. And it might add even more stress to your life further down the line.Here are 10 things you need to consider before you quit your job:1) Do you have savings?If you don’t have another job to go to, my advice is to never quit your job unless you can afford to be unemployed for at least 6 to 12 months. ...

Will Europe ban the wildly popular doner kebab?

Sunday, 3 December 2017

The doner kebab, that grilled fast-food sandwich which is the gastronomic equivalent of an American hamburger in many European cities, is under fire. The European Union's legislature is moving to ban the phosphates used in the processed meat that is the heart of the popular street snack. Up-in-arms kebab vendors skewer the idea. EU lawmakers are citing health concerns based on studies that linked phosphates to cardiovascular disease. Owners of takeout restaurants and industry groups say the ...

Saudi doctors reduce 20kg of 5-year-old girl’s weight in a month

Thursday, 30 November 2017

A Saudi medical team has succeeded in reducing the weight of a Saudi girl, no more than five years old, by 20 kilograms in one month, without any complications on her health. The girl, named Safia, weighed 85 kg because of what has been described as her inability to stop eating. The doctor who supervised her treatment, Hamed al-Oudaani, said she was suffering from the syndrome Prader Willi. Prader-Willi (PRAH-dur VIL-e) syndrome is a rare genetic disorder that results in a number of physical, ...

Study: Three coffees a day linked to more health than harm

Thursday, 23 November 2017

The research, which collated evidence from more than 200 previous studies, also found coffee consumption was linked to lower risks of diabetes, liver disease, dementia and some cancers.Three or four cups a day confer the greatest benefit, the scientists said, except for women who are pregnant or who have a higher risk of suffering fractures.Coffee is one of the most commonly consumed drinks worldwide. To better understand its effects on health, Robin Poole, a public health specialist at ...

Movember 2017: Ten of the best – and worst – celeb mustaches

Monday, 20 November 2017

We're well into November, now’s the time to perfect the style you’re going to go for with the ‘tache this Movember. For those not in the know, Movember is a global annual event that involves the growing of mustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of various male health issues, including prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men’s suicide. So, wear your mustache loud and proud… but maybe avoid some of the facial hair faux pas below. BEST: Joe ...

WATCH: Six awesome Bosu Ball exercises for body balance training

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Want to bump up your fitness level? The Bosu Ball allows exercises to become extra challenging. It has a flat platform on one side and a rubber dome on the other and this adds an element of instability to your workouts, forcing you to use your core to stay steady. Bosu workouts can also help improve your strength and balance, which is important for preventing injuries. 1. Running man Stand on your left leg with you knee bent and right leg off the ground behind you next laterally ...

Saudi Arabia allows yoga, lists it under sports activity

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Saudi Arabia has officially introduced Yoga, listing it under sports activity, and has permitted Saudi citizens to practice or propagate it by getting a license, a news report has revealed. According to the India Today report, shortly after the United Nations declared June 21 as the International Yoga Day in 2015, the Indian diplomatic missions in Saudi Arabia organized maiden Yoga sessions in various Indian schools in the country. Founder of Arab yoga “My illness made me interested in ...

World Diabetes Day: Celebs share realities of dealing with the chronic condition

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Today, November 14, is World Diabetes Day, a campaign led by the International Diabetes Federation to raise awareness and reflect the realities of dealing with a chronic condition.This year’s theme focuses on ‘Women in Diabetes’ to reflect the fact that every 1 in 10 women around the world is living with diabetes. Shockingly, it is still a leading cause of death amongst women.There are two types of diabetes – Type 1, which usually develops in childhood or adolescence, ...

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