Monday, December 24, 2007

698 pounds man die of heart attack after stomach surgery

Carlos Marroquin 47 who weighed 698 died of heart attack after going through an operation to remove 80 percent of his stomach fat in an effort to lose weight.

Surgeon Isaias Sandigo who was involved in the operation told the Associated press, Carlos was so heavy that the hospital workers had to use a forklift to place him on the operation table.

He had two heart attacks in 20 minutes, there was nothing we could have done for him, Sandigo said. He said Marroquin's heart and kidneys had begun failing even before the procedure.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Angelina Jolie revealed her recent weight loss

Angelina recent weight loss Angelina Jolie has revealed that her recent weight loss was due to the grief and tension she was going through after her mother death earlier this year in January.

Angelina mother, Marcheline Bertrand passed away in January this year after losing her battle with ovarian cancer. Angelina criticized media reports about her recent weight loss. Her recent weight loss was due to grief and not due to her intentions to look skinny.

Angelina told Grazia magazine:

I have always been lean and this year I lost my mother and I've gone through a lot.

The thing that's disturbing is that instead of people saying, 'This looks like a person that's actually dealing with something, probably from emotions', they say, 'Does she fit into skinny jeans and look thin?

I want people to understand who I am as a person is not somebody that's trying to look thin, but just trying to work through a very difficult year.

Angelina has lot of praise for her partner Brad Pitt for his support during grief period and spent time with her after her mother’s death. According to Jolia Was just 'extraordinary'.

He sat with me and held her hand. After she passed away he spend the night asking my brother and me about our mother and got us to tell funny stories about her. He focused on all the love and joy we were fortunate enough to have had.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

How to help you kids when they have fever?

When your kids are suffering from fever, their bodies are fighting with infection. There are some things you can do to feel your kids much better. Sharing with you some suggestions offered by American Academy of Family Physicians:

  • Do not give aspirin to your kids as it in some cases can result in serious illness. Give your kids acetaminophen that reduce the paid and also lower the fever

  • Give your kids fluids so that they remain hydrated and cool

  • When your kids are not feeling well, let them rest and stay quiet

  • Maintain 70 and 47 degrees Fahrenheit room temperature

  • Offers them comfortable, lightweight and loose fitting cotton clothes

  • Cover them with a blanket when they are feeling cold and remove it when they warm up

Things to notice when buying shoes for kids

buying shoes for kids When you go to buy shoes for your kids next time, pay special attention to whether the shoes are providing protection and support required for your kids growing feet and less attention towards the look or style of the shoes. There are something that we all need to keep in mind when we buy new shoes for our kids courtesy of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons:

  • Children do not need to wear the shoes by the time they are 12 or 15 months old and don’t start walking.

  • Make choice of shoes with a soft and flexible sole such as sneakers

  • Choose shoes that are big and wide enough for your kid’s feet growth

  • In case your kid takes his shoes off frequently, look fro any sign of discomfort on his feet like blisters, redness or calluses

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

How ex-smokers can control their weight?

ex-smokers This is fact that 80 percent of people who quit smoking gain weight. So which is a worse situation being a smoker or being an overweight?

None of the situation is good from the health prospective as smoking and obesity may lead to cancer. So as a smoker you have to quit smoking and escape from getting overweight. Everyday Health has given some tips that ex smokers can try to control their weight:

  • Try to keeps your fat eating within limits. Most food items have labels about the amount of fat they contain. Choose low fat foods

  • Focus on food you can eat and not on the foods you should not eat. Make an habit of including more fruits, vegetables, whole grains and beans in your daily eating routine

  • If you have the urge to snack, snack on fruits and vegetables

  • Avoid high calorie sweet foods

  • Make changes in your eating habits. If you used to have cigarette after every meal, change it to a herbal tea after meals

  • Maintain a food diary to keep track of what you eat during the day. By maintaining a food diary, you will have better idea about how much you are eating and how much you should have eaten.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Became super slimmer with Weight Watchers

Jude Price age 58 from Dursley used to weigh 16st 13lbs and wore 26 size clothes. But Jude was able to lose 6st 7lbs with the help of her local Weight Watchers group in 18 months.

Jude Said, "I felt I was a real burden to them. I couldn't join in the fun and I always seemed to be tagging along at the back." Jude was warned that her weight was bad for her health. Jude then realized she needed to lose weight to improve her health.

Jude stopped eating fatty foods, cheese and bread and started eating more fruits and vegetables. Jude started exercising with some walking. "Losing weight has knocked 10 years off me," she said. "I feel on top of the world. I'm able to buy clothes that not only fit me but feel good on me."

According to Jude's Weight Watchers' group leader Margo Walters, She was just an amazing woman. "She had a lot of weight to lose and she just steadily worked at it. She is very determined," said Margo, whose group meets at the Dursley Community Centre in Rednock Drive.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Stephen Fry unique way of losing weight

Stephen Fry weight loss Stephen John Fry is a British comedian, writer, actor, humorist, novelist, columnist, filmmaker and a television personality. Stephan has a unique way of losing weight. Listening to James Bond books on tape is his way of losing weight.

Fry admits that the super spy has helped him to lose pounds, thanks to the dulcet tones of fellow Brit Rufus Sewell, who voices the audio books. Stephen Fry says, "There's no great secret - it's a question of eating less. That, and going for a brisk walk every day listening to Rufus Sewell reading the James Bond audio books on my headset. The Bond books are read at just the right pace to help me walk faster."

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Healthy eating and cardiovascular exercise helping teens to lose weight

exercise and healthy eating for losing weight Six Harlow youngsters have been able to lose five stones in total following a strict health and fitness plan. Enzo Martino, owner of The Body Active Gym, in The Stow, Harlow, chose these six teens. And these youngsters were kept on a cardiovascular exercise and healthy eating plans to lose weight.

Zoe Shaw who is 15 years of age loses the maximum amount of weight in the whole group. She has been able to lose 19 pounds since she started this programme. "I'm making good progress," she said. "I had to lose weight because of a liver problem which has improved since I've been coming here. I want to lose another 9lb before Christmas."

Anthony Fuller age 14 has lost 16 pounds following the healthy eating and exercise program. "I'm more aware of what I'm eating and the diet of my whole family has changed and become healthier," he said.

Charlotte Church age 13 has lost 13 pounds since she joined this programme in September. "I'm coming to the gym three times a week and I feel much fitter," she said. "I've started eating foods that actually fill me up and a lot more fruit and vegetables."

Leyorla who has been joined this programme one month back has lost 4 pounds. "The classes are good fun," she said."I notice what I eat more and I've been using the treadmill and the cross trainer here at the gym. My aim is to lose two stone."

Enzo Martino, the owner of the gym has been helping the youngsters about their diets and exercise and is really happy with teen’s progress. "Over the last six weeks they've all worked really hard," he said. "Together we've set targets for over Christmas and in the New Year we'll change the exercise regime.

Lose more weight with exercising

According to a latest research from Washington University, among the middle-aged adults who cut their calorie intake by 400 or 500 via diet or exercise, the diet group was on the top. The people in the exercise group were able to lose 15 pounds in a year while keeping the same bone density and muscle mass.

Also the people in the diet group were also able to lose the same amount of weight but three times as much as bone. In case you cannot constrict in six hours of exercise in a week, then combine diet and exercise to cut 400 to 500 calories per day.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

A family from Lincolnshire lost 43 stones in 18 months

Maver weight loss A family from Lincolnshire has been able to lose 43 stones in between in the last 18 months after getting concerned about their health. In May 2006, Andrew Maver who is 47 from Skegness went through an operation to reduce his stomach size in a bid to scale down his 44 stones size.

Mr Maver has been able to lose 25 stones and his sister Jane has been able to lower her 29 stones weight by 12 stone. His mother Jean, who is 67, has been able to lose 6 stones. According to Mr Maver, weight loss had changed his life.

"Mobility was the biggest problem - just being able to get about, fitting into seats and I had really serious back problems," he said. "

The whole family follows a healthy diet and stuck to a healthy exercise program to lose the big stone. Maver’s mother said that her original weight of 21 stone was creating a lot of problems for her. But her son Maver encourages her to start a healthy diet.

"This has given me a new lease of life and I would say to anyone who was struggling with their weight, just persevere. "People are ostracised because of their weight and it is wrong but that's the world we live in."

The Maver’s family has now started a new business in Skegness, which is to help people to lose weight.