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There are several reasons why our attempts at losing weight may fail. 44% of all those who are affected by obesity (those above a BMI of 30) attribute their failing to a lack of stamina, while 42% attribute it to frustration when a success does not show quickly enough, and 28% lack confidence that they’ll succeed in the first place. To help more obese people reach their goals, a better education and a deeper understanding of your own body is needed. Dr. Heike Niemeier, oecotrophologist and nutritionist, helps patients by measuring and analysing their body composition with the seca mBCA. This method clarifies where the excess weight comes from and what exactly needs to be done to reduce it. This increases the likelihood of staying committed and ultimately leads to a more successful weight loss. "Many overweight persons fail at losing weight because they lack knowledge. They frequently fail in the long run because they eat too little or the wrong things and then cannot cope with the hunger pangs. Or they do not know that they may have developed an insulin resistance because they have
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When treating obesity professionally, using clinical standards, we need more accurate values than just an indication of weight. How useful is the body composition analysis for both therapy control and patient motivation, using the seca mBCA? Professor Dr. med. Yurdagül Zopf, nutritionist, knows the answer. "The fast and differentiated measurement with the mBCA permits systematic use in the hospit
Anyone who understands the causes of obesity also understands that we cannot lose weight as fast as certain unrealistic dietary guidelines might promise. Knowing the reasons behind obesity increases a person’s willingness to stick to long-term exerc
It might sound counterproductive, but using the scales while trying to lose weight can be detrimental. 51% * of those affected by obesity feel demotivated if the scales do not display a lower number after they have suffered through their first weeks of restrictions, putting in effort and physical exertion. Together with their motivation, their the willingness to exercise and to alter their diet m
In today's performance-driven world, people are working longer hours as their work continues to be a priority over their recreational and leisure time - but exhaustion and work stress have been shown to negatively affect physical and mental health. With the exception of the US, where workers are not entitled to paid leave, workers in developed countries are entitled to between 30 and 35 paid days off (including public holidays). In many places, workers do not exhaust their holidays completely. The US is at the bottom of this list, where up to 50% of employees waive their leave granted by their employer. For several decades, science has been investigating the question of how holidays and leisure time affect health. As early as 1992, the American Journal of Epidemiology published a study examining the influence of psychosocial factors on cardiovascular risk in women. For this study, the authors relied on data from the Framingham Heart Study, which has been systematically collected since