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THE METABOLIC SYNDROME

NEW PARMA – september/october 2010 About half the population over sixty suffers from obesity. Yet, obesity is increasing in young people as well. Almost 7 million patients in Italy suffer from central or abdominal obesity. The so-called paunch affects 20% of our population. It is not just an aesthetic problem, since abdominal fat is the […]

PHYSICAL CULTURE ANTIAGING

Accademia del Fitness – Wellness – Antiaging / january 2012 PHYSICAL CULTURE AS THE BEST ANTI-AGEING STRATEGY Anti-ageing medicine is mainly based on 5 cornerstones: nutrition physical exercise food integration stress management hormonal balance We can properly say that these components have always been the essence of physical culture. Obviously, by physical culture we mean […]

MELATONIN

NEW PARMA – october/november 2008 On the eve of summer holidays, some of you who are about to take a trip overseas may think of using melatonin to mitigate the effects of Jet Lag. In fact, probably it is this extraordinary substance’s specific use. But what is melatonin, first of all? Melatonin is a hormone […]

DHEA – The mother of all hormones

Accademia del Fitness – Wellness – Antiaging / july 2012 Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is the steroid contained in the highest percentage in the human body. It is involved in the production of testosterone, estrogens, progesterone and corticosterone. The levels of DHEA increase until the age of 25, when its production starts decreasing. The decrease in DHEA […]

LOSING WEIGHT WITH AEROBIC (1)

 New Parma / After Christmas, New Year’s Day and the many social dinners usually given at the end of the year, people usually end up putting on some weight.. 1.5 kg is the average weight increase  according to some statistics. This excess body fat is hard to get rid of unless specific strategies are carried […]

LOSING WEIGHT WITH AEROBIC (2)

 New Parma / In the previous article we saw how long (at least 40 minutes), how often (5 times a week) and which kind (running, walking quickly) of aerobic activities we need to perform to lose weight in the best way possible. We still have to talk about “how” and “when”. As for the “how”, […]

LOSING WEIGHT WITH AEROBIC (3)

 New Parma / The previous articles dealt with the best kind of aerobic activities and their length, frequency and intensity. Now it is time to talk about “when” to practise them. It may seem a minor problem, and it actually is, since doing some exercise is far more important than conditioning it to a specific […]

ACTIVITY & METABOLIC SYNDROME

NEW PARMA – nov/dec 2010 Physical exercise is a natural drug which can lead to the improvement of the cardio-vascular apparatus…and helps preventing impotence.. In the late few years, metabolic syndrome has been one of the most debated topics at conferences on Sports Medicine. As we saw in the specific article on this very magazine, this […]