Battling Morbid Obesity

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In the United States, more than one-third (79 million) of adults are considered medically obese. Obesity, which is defined as having too much body fat, is determined by a scale which dictates the level mild, severe, or morbid obesity. Morbid obesity is a severe health condition, which is diagnosed by determining someone’s BMI (Body Mass Index) A BMI is calculated by the ratio of an individual’s height, gender, age and weight. A normal BMI is around 20 to 25, whereas a person is considered morbidly obese if he or she has a BMI of 40 or higher.

As the percentage of morbidly obese adults is on the rise across the world, so too, is a startling rise in obesity rates among children. The current generation of school age children are the first, statistically, who are expected to live shorter lives than their parents, and obesity shares much of the blame. Obesity plays a role in many health conditions including; an increased risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, sleep apnea, infertility, depression, and incontinence. The epidemic of obesity which is sweeping the world has caused not only an increase of fatalities due to obesity-related health complications, but a rise in medical costs, loss of a healthy labor pool, as well as aggravating some socioeconomic inequalities. Watch a brief video about morbid obesity bmi by just clicking the link.

While many morbidly obese individuals have found bariatric surgery to be their last and best chance, the first step to any weight loss, should be a restructuring of diet and activity levels. Weight gain at the obese levels, is most often caused by a number of environmental and lifestyle factors, including long hours sitting at a desk, a lack of outside activity, cheap convenient food items, high-caloric choices, and chronic overeating. Most surgeries work by constricting the amount of calories the individual is able to consume and/or absorb, leading to monumental loss over a short amount of time.

Sources:

http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/highland/departments-centers/bariatrics/right-for-you/morbid-obesity.aspx

http://www.cdc.gov/obesity

http://www.webmd.com/diet/news/20070409/morbid-obesity-bulge-gets-bigger

How To Select The Best Cordless Drills

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Cordless drills have been in great demand in the hardware market and moreover it is one of the latest tools being introduced. People who are involved or work at the maintenance job will eventually have the cordless drill kit or driver along with them. Just consider some old people who involve in the house holding tasks… They might remain weak yet have to manage the tasks which involve much strength. Such people must get the 12v cordless drills that are quite affordable in price and as well remains light in weight. But if you don’t know what a drill is, you better visit mr. Wikipedia in order to know more about drills. Cheap doesn’t entail that they are bad or poor in quality. The 12v drill kit will be designed with low voltage ratio and hence they don’t remain very intense and powerful. Generally the 12v and the 14.4 v drills weigh about 4 pounds that is quite easier to carry. When considering the 18v drills, they remain strong and weigh more than 6 pounds.

The cost of the cordless drills will be decided upon the battery type it is designed with. The battery could be repaired by you in case of any renovation. Battery is one of the costliest elements whereby the cost might be quite similar like the drill itself. Have the tool kit along with you, because it could help you to revamp or repair the drills in case if anything required. The cordless drills could be used for multiple purposes and a few of them are mentioned here for your denotation:

o The cordless drills can replace the screwdriver that is being used since several decades. You can use the drill kit to assemble and fix any items. With the drills, you could easily flip the switch and rotate them anyways. Installation could be done easily and effectively which makes the cordless drilling kit even better.
o When inserting the screws on the pilot holes, it might easily fall down or split later. With the cordless drilling machine, you can drill the pilot holes by measuring the diameter and make smaller holes than the screws which will insert the screw tightly and safely. The drills could greatly help in carpentry work.
o For cutting the holes in the doorknobs, drains and sink faucets, you can use the cordless drills to work effectively. The cordless drill machine is available in various sizes and they could be easily attached too. With the drill kit, you can cut the object round in shape without any defectiveness.
o The cordless hammer is one type of cordless drill which is commonly used in driving bolts. It needs some vibration and further rotates for completing the work efficiently. You can bold the furniture and even concrete with the help of this kit. Even installing a screw on the solid concrete is possible with the help of cordless drills.
o Installation at dry walls is also easier with the help of cordless drills. The major reason for using cordless drilling machine is that, it gives swift access and moreover grabs the screws safely and easily.