Child Obesity in the UK: And What We Can Do About It

Children in the United Kingdom are heavier than ever. The United Kingdom ranks ninth overall in the world for overweight children. Being overweight and obese is dangerous for your overall health. It causes high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, and diabetes. These conditions also have mental effects as well. Here are some more stats on obesity in children in the UK and what we can do about it.

Infographic by Childhood Obesity

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Incoming president Trump’s best healthcare quotes, over two decades

Trump is known for being fickle-minded. In 1988, he spoke passionately on several political issues, but concluded that he “probably” would never run for office. Then in 1998, he considered a presidential run. This can also be said of his stance on various healthcare issues.

With his win in the recent elections, we look at all the things he has said about healthcare in America.

Breaking down Budget 2017 spending for Malaysia’s healthcare system

During last Friday’s Budget 2017 address, Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Najib Razak announced that a total of RM25 billion will be allocated for the Ministry of Health (MOH) to boost the health of the people and the quality of healthcare in the country.

Here’s how that amount is scheduled to be utilised in the coming year:

Blood types and their associated disease risks

Almost on the heels of the 1900 ABO blood group discovery, some scientists began plotting out various associations of the blood types with certain human traits, ranging from personality to appropriate diets, the so-called blood group diet being merely one of the latest such fads.

In Singapore, most people are Rhesus positive (A+, B+, O+, AB+), and only less than 1% of the population are Rhesus negative (A-, B-, O- and AB-). This Rhesus-negative blood type is found most commonly in Singaporean Indians (6%), compared to other racial groups (less than 1%).

Action Behavior Centers: Autism Spectrum Disorder 101

Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) often have developmental delays in areas like communication, social skills, self-help skills, cognition, play skills, and motor skills. Action Behavior Centers, a center for ABA (applied behavior analysis) therapy, created an infographic with the most recent data on autism facts and statistics, signs of ASD, research findings, and information on treatment. Feel free to share and raise autism awareness. 🙂

Autism Spectrum Disorder 101

7 Ways to Test your Cycling Fitness

How fit is your cycling? How can you last on your bicycle? There are different ways to test your cycling fitness and ways to improve it.

 

First, do a series of the squat while bending your knee. Next, test your hip mobility. Do this while lying on the floor. Raise your leg one at a time at a perpendicular angle with the floor. Then lower it to the floor again to start. You can improve this by raising both legs then lowering them to the floor. Next, you need to check your shoulder mobility by extending your arm overhead then bend your elbow to lower your hand behind your back. Try to reach this hand using your left hand behind your back.

 

Vitamins and Minerals for Healthy Brain

Nutrition plays a significant role in our overall health. Eating a balanced diet with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables without processed foods is the way to ensure you have a healthy brain. Memory issues, bad mood, low energy, brain fog, inability to focus will in many cases be a result of a poor diet and inadequate nutrient intake. Knowing what foods contain sufficient amounts of essential brain nutrients can make our menu planning a bit easier. The following infographic sums up 8 of the important minerals and vitamins for the brain and lists some of the popular food sources to get them from.

Infographic by www.DevelopingHumanBrain.org