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Schweizer Seminare – Small Steps to Great Success

The Small Steps program is a service of Vitality Stream GmbH. Swiss Seminars offers programs for corporate health promotion and management. It is one of five solutions that exist in the portfolio. What is it about? Do you want efficient, healthy and motivated employees? Health at work is becoming increasingly important in our world. Especially since…

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Live healthy and long

obesity

If overweight should disappear … Physical activity and calorie restriction prolong life expectancy and various ageing-related processes. An important mechanism involved in this is the increased autophagy (Swiss Medical Forum, 5/2018), an ordered and regulated process of destruction and elimination in stressed cell organelles and cells. The key to calorie restriction is intermittent fasting (reducing…

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Why the working climate is important for the health

Work live balance We spend most of our lives at work. It is therefore not surprising that a bad working environment continues to occupy us in our private life. A bad mood in the office does not only affect our mood but it also increases the perceived stress. We all know these days where we…

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Breath your body fat out!

Ruben Meerman mostly known as The Surfing Scientist is a Scientist, Australian Television Science Presenter and Public Speaker also commonly performing science demonstrations for school kids. The Surfing Scientist frequently appearing on ABC’s children’s television show Rollercoater until it ended in 2010. Ruben is a proud supporter of free education of literacy, numeracy and science for all, he was educated…

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No grilling for obesity?

Good healthy menus is key to losing weight The so-called advanced glycation end products (AGE) are produced by grilling meat. These have been shown to induce insulin resistance as well as prediabetes in adipose tissue. In a controlled, randomized study, the effect of eating grilled meat products was compared with the consumption of steamed /…

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America: Prohibition of trans fatty acids

Sometimes bans overweight common sense One study has compared the myocardial infarction and stroke rates in the counties, which have banned trans fatty acids in restaurants, to where they are still allowed. The result three years after the ban, both men and women experienced a 6% reduction of the above-mentioned diseases. Out of the study…

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Stress: from brain to heart

The relationship between emotions and cardiovascular diseases has been discussed for a long time. This was confirmed in a fascinating study. Twenty-three patients with PET-CT (positron emission tomography-computed tomography) were examined, in particular for the search for a tumor. The metabolic activity of the amygdala of the brain (responsible for emtion control) was measured by…

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Obesity: the longer, the sooner the people accept themselves as they are

Always are willing to change! A study with subjects from the NHANES cohort has been investigated. In 27,000 obese subjects aged 20-59, the year-on-year decline was 56% in the first year, up from 49% in the last period. In view of the ever-increasing number of obese people, obesity appears to be “normal”. the body image…

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