At a time when obesity has become a widespread concern, it is important to understand which eating habits can contribute to unwanted weight gain.
This photo gallery explores eight common but harmful eating behaviours that often lead to the accumulation of extra kilos. We have created this overview in which we will guide you through these insidious habits and offer practical tips for replacing them with healthier choices.
Get ready to take a closer look at these negative habits and discover how to adopt a better approach to maintaining a balanced weight and a healthy life.
Lymphoma is a disease of the lymphatic system, i.e. the set of tissues that have the function of defending the body against external agents and diseases. Specifically, Hodgkin's lymphoma can involve organs such as the lymph nodes, spleen, thymus, bone marrow and other small areas of the body, before spreading throughout the body.
The more the disease progresses, the more the body's ability to fight infection is impaired. There are many risk factors of which we are aware, but there is currently no specific prevention method, as it is considered a rare disease.
Hodgkin's lymphoma is complicated to diagnose as it is characterised by symptoms similar to those of other very common diseases, and many times patients are completely asymptomatic. As for treatment, it depends on how far the disease has progressed.
Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin disease that is usually chronic, relapsing and non-transmissible, causing pain, discomfort and sometimes even embarrassment for much of life.
The onset of psoriasis is caused by a continuous state of activation of the immune system, which is why it is called an immune-mediated disease.
It is a multifactorial disease (i.e. with several causes), and is characterised by increased epidermal cell proliferation and manifests itself mostly in the form of erythematous-squamous plaques, localised in various parts of the body.
During the summer, spending time outdoors greatly increases the exposure of the eyes to reflective surfaces such as beaches, the sea or lawns. This requires special care to protect the eyes from the damage caused by solar radiation, just like skin in the sun. Sunglasses have been classified by the European Union as 'personal protective equipment' because they are fitted with ophthalmic lenses that perform the function of protecting the eyes from ultraviolet (UV) radiation.
Therefore, sunglasses must meet certain safety and quality standards to ensure maximum eye protection.
Here are some tips for choosing sunglasses.
There are various types of training depending on the results you want to achieve. If you want to lose weight, or define your muscles well after a loading period, then you need to burn a large number of calories. In addition, more and more people want to keep fit but do not have enough time to workout consistently.
Therefore, it is necessary to find ways to exercise as much as possible, burning as many calories as possible in as little time as possible. Obviously, cardio exercises are the best. Running is perfect, but it puts a lot of strain on the joints and can cause even serious problems if you do not have the right equipment (for example, the correct shoes).
We propose below a series of exercises, most also possible from home without equipment, to burn lots of calories in a short time. Remember that the number of calories burned is not absolute but depends on various factors, such as duration of exercise, pace, intensity, weight, and height. In general, the more you weigh, the more calories you will burn during exercise.
The average age of onset of Parkinson's disease is estimated to be around 60 years. Although Parkinson's disease is generally considered a disease that affects older age groups, it may also affect younger people.
It is estimated that in 5% of those affected, Parkinson's disease can occur before the age of 40, and in very rare cases even earlier. Just think of the American actor Michael J. Fox, who started dealing with this disease at the age of 29.
In very young individuals, genetics can play a very significant role, at least in 60% of cases. It is speculated, in particular, that a mutation in the GBA gene may be relevant, although mutation does not necessarily mean that the disease will then present itself.
Apples are among our traditional fruits. Our ancestors already knew of their beneficial effects on human health.
Apples are a fruit that is readily available throughout the year, very versatile, tasty, cheap and with many benefits for our health. There are indeed many reasons to eat at least one apple a day.
Today we reveal seven reasons why we should eat apples as often as possible, making them a natural part of our diet throughout the year:
Sweating is a natural process of our body, but for some people it can be a real problem.
Not only can it be annoying and uncomfortable, but sweat can also give off a bad odour that can become a real obstacle to social and work relations. Fortunately, there are effective remedies for defeating malodorous sweat.
In this photogallery, we present eleven solutions that can help combat the annoying problem of excessive sweating. These remedies can help you feel fresh and clean all day long, without having to worry about uncomfortable, bad sweat.
Rheumatoid arthritis refers to a chronic systemic inflammatory disease that affects large and small joints.
When the disease occurs, the joints become painful, swollen and tend to deform over time. It is a disease that particularly affects women between the ages of 40 and 50 and can also involve the lungs, eyes, skin or vessels.
There are also two particular and rare variants, Felty's disease and Caplan's syndrome. (Source: humanitas.it)
Although it is not a real certified illness, the 'impostor syndrome' counts among its patients even illustrious historical figures, such as the father of modern physics Albert Einstein. It is, in general, a low opinion of oneself and one's work, which leads to embarrassment, anxiety and sometimes outright shame, often unmotivated by the recognition received.
An expression coined in 1978, this syndrome often manifests itself in people with a university education or higher, and who hold sensitive and socially recognised roles in fields such as medicine, finance and education.
Over the years, it has been associated with a number of recurring psychological traits, and the help of a psychotherapist is essential to try to get out of it.
An international analysis has shown how humour, used as a real hospital therapy, alleviates symptoms of anxiety, stress and depression in long-term chronic patients such as children who have just undergone surgery or even elderly people in nursing homes. The research was conducted internationally and published in the journal 'Brain and Behavior'.
Basically, it was a review of the existing literature (quantitative, qualitative and mixed studies). Thus, in addition to existing papers, as many as 29 articles were included, involving 2964 participants, conducted in nine different countries, such as the United States, Australia, Italy, Turkey, South Korea, Iran, Israel, China and Germany.
The majority of patients, the study authors suggest, stated that humour therapy had positive effects in reducing anxiety and depression, compared to a small number of subjects who found this approach to be insignificant.
The vitamin B complex is a collective name for the B vitamins. They are water-soluble vitamins, necessary for the proper functioning of the metabolism.
The B vitamins are essential for providing us with the energy we need to carry out our daily activities, as well as for protecting our skin, hair and teeth, and for the prevention of certain diseases, from cardiovascular to neurological to skin diseases.
The 8 B vitamins include vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B3, vitamin B5, vitamin B6, vitamin B8, vitamin B9 and vitamin B12.
What are the main sources of vitamin B? Let's find out together. (Source: humanitas.co.uk)
Continuous nail gnawing can lead to infection and damage to the cuticles, causing pain and irritation.
It is important to try to break this nasty habit for the sake of the health and appearance of your nails. There are several strategies you can try, such as wearing fake nails or regular manicures to keep your nails looking their best, and finding healthy alternatives to manage stress and frustrations, such as yoga or physical activities.
Here are some of our tips for overcoming this addiction.