Tomorrow, we celebrate the National Day Against Obesity. Obesity is defined as an excess of adipose tissue (fat) over lean mass (muscle, bones, and organs) in a proportion that can affect health.
We all know someone who is “addicted” to exercise or gets irritable or anxious if they don't go to the gym. This has an explanation... or several.
Our body releases two essential hormones during exercise, which not only help maintain mental health but also support the treatment of depression problems: endorphin and dopamine. Both have positive interference on mood and emotions. Another common effect attributed to exercise is the production of serotonin, a vital neurotransmitter that can help regulate mood.
Today marks the international No Diet Day, intended to celebrate the acceptance of the body as it is and its diversity, drawing attention to the dangers of following very strict diets and a perfect body model imposed daily by modern society.
However, it is commonly accepted that "eating poorly" can bring great harm to health: among the most serious are hypertension, high cholesterol levels, and the most common chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, respiratory disorders, and others.
The most anticipated tournament of the year!
In case you haven’t heard about it before, the MAD CUP is an ambitious international youth soccer tournament, for boys and girls, which takes place in Madrid (Centro Deportivo Wanda Alcalá de Henares), June 24-28 June. Founded to become the most important youth soccer tournament on the planet, MAD CUP is already a reference in the annual world youth soccer calendar.
The more the scientific studies progress in physical activity, the more the great benefits of physical exercise and sports practice are recognized in maintaining life’s quality and in fighting one of the biggest public health issues on the planet: obesity and its associated pathologies.
April 1st is widely known as “April Fool’s”. It is a day to go all-in with your best lie and have fun trying to fool your neighbour. On the day when everything is (or was!) allowed, learn about some legendary lies around sports and its significant figures.