Fat is one of the three macronutrients that are essential to good health. But perhaps no other nutrient has been as mischaracterized in popular media as fat. In the past, fat has been linked to heart disease and high cholesterol. This has led many to avoid it at all costs. But fats play significant roles in maintaining your health. Understanding the facts about fat (both the good and the bad) will help you make sense of the information that you’ll find online and in health publications. Understanding Fats Fat is essential to a healthy diet. It isn’t fat itself that leads to an increase in weight. It’s the consumption of excess calories, which are then stored as fat, that leads to weight gain. So getting all of the health benefits of fat comes down to finding a balance between eating the right amount and types of fat. Fat is present…

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Weight management issues are common among physiotherapy patients. The increase in obesity has led to a rising prevalence of secondary health issues, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and joint pain. Today’s physiotherapists provide exercises for weight management that contribute to overcoming musculoskeletal dysfunctions, eliminating chronic pain, and improving mobility and health. The World’s Weight Problem Obesity continues to increase around the world, resulting in the classification of more than 312 million people as clinically obese. This has led to an…

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Jaw issues are a major source of pain and dysfunction among physiotherapy patients. There are many factors that contribute to issues related to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and the tissues of the jaw. The health and function of the jaw have a direct correlation with the health of the entire body. The muscles of the jaw are integrated with those of the cervical spine. Jaw pain can lead to other secondary issues and should be addressed as early as possible.…

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If you suffer from allergies—an immune system response that occurs when your body encounters a substance that it has developed a hypersensitivity to—you no doubt know when it’s active. Whether you’re allergic to pollen, nuts or dust, you’ll know there’s an allergic reaction if you experience problems with your skin, airways or sinuses. But did you know that you may also experience problems with your joints? Yes, an allergic reaction can intensify joint pain such as arthritis. But fortunately, there…

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If you happen to be living with joint pain, a condition that can seem unbearable at times, you might have taken all sorts of medications and dietary supplements in order to control the discomfort and live as normally as possible. But one thing you might not have considered is that the solution might really be as close as your fork or spoon. Yes, what you eat can help you to deal with joint pains. Read on for meal tips to…

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