April 26th, 2015 by ocnews
Bad diet is a lifestyle cause of obesity, but a lack of exercise is not, says an editorial reviewing controversial questions about this established health risk. The article published in a journal from The BMJ says the problem “cannot be outrun by exercise.”
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Commercial messages that say sugar and carbs are OK as long as you exercise are not true, say the authors.
Even the exercise done by athletes cannot counter a bad diet, say the authors, who cite evidence that while obesity has rocketed in the past 30 years, “there has been little change in physical activity levels in the western population.” More news newsuk.net
Excess sugar and carbohydrates, not physical inactivity, are to blame for the obesity epidemic, says the editorial.
The review, which aims to lead the opinion of sports medicine researchers and clinicians, is written by Dr. Aseem Malhotra, a UK cardiologist and consultant to the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges in London, with Prof. Tim Noakes of the Sports Science Institute of South Africa in Cape Town, and Dr. Stephen Phinney, professor emeritus of medicine at the University of California Davis.
Source : medicalnewstoday.com/articles/292706.php
What is postpartum depression?
“Postpartum depression has the same symptoms as any clinical depression,” explained Dr. Peterson. “Guilt is very prevalent. We have a new mom with a baby in the home, and it’s supposed to be the happiest time of her life. Yet she can’t understand why she’s miserable and not happy.”
Peterson explained further that new mothers then internalize that emotional conflict and convert it into a feeling of “I’m a bad mom.”
What’s the difference between “baby blues” and “postpartum depression”?
“Baby blues typically peak at two weeks, so if it goes away by the six-week visit, then you know you’re not dealing with postpartum depression. Everyone will have moments of depression,” pointed out Peterson. “So you don’t want to diagnose someone unless you see pervasive symptoms after a month. The ideal time to pick up depression is at the six-week postpartum visit, but it can occur anytime within a year of the baby’s birth.”
How can I recover from postpartum depression?
First, ask a loved one for support. Dr. Peterson states that support is essential to helping a new mother transition through postpartum depression.
“Some studies have been done that illustrate that when a friend or family member knows someone cares about them — the postpartum depression rates lesson,” said Peterson. “The new mom really needs to know that someone cares.” Here are some more tips on New Mothers check them out www.newmomstuff.com
Second, advocate for yourself. “If you don’t like how you are feeling, let someone know. Don’t try to ‘tough it out’ or ‘wait and see.’ Be proactive. If you can’t make sense of your feelings, find someone who specializes in the treatment of women and depression.”
Source : heraldextra.com/momclick/health-and-fitness/health-and-wellness-column/baby-blues-or-postpartum-understanding-symptoms-of-a-new-mom/article_6ed1f7d0-79d7-5220-8470-a834f21cf14d.html