New physical activity guidelines: Every minute counts

By OMENT   The 2nd edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans 2018 was recently published, with the aim of encouraging physical activity as a means for improving cardiovascular and muscular fitness, prevent disease and promote a healthy lifestyle. This guide changes regarding the last 2008 edition; one of the most relevant is the…

Mortality for noncommunicable diseases in Mexico

By OMENT   Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), also known as chronic diseases, affect all age groups over a prolonged time; they are the result of the combination of several factors: genetic, physiological, environmental and behavioral. The most prevalent NCDs worldwide are cardiovascular diseases (heart attack, stroke, among others), diabetes, cancer and respiratory diseases. Globally, NCDs cause…

Alternatives to prepare healthy Christmas desserts

By OMENT   Christmas holidays are important events for the Mexican population. The whole family gathers to share traditional dishes, beverages and desserts. During this time, it is common not to eat responsibly, so people should be careful with the quantity and quality of the food consumed in order to maintain a healthy weight. Desserts…

Recommendations to eat fruits and vegetables during winter

By OMENT   Fruits and vegetables play an important role on a healthy diet. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) recommend a minimum consumption of 400g of fruits and vegetables daily, equivalent to an average of 5 pieces in total. This is advised to fight chronic diseases such as…

Physical inactivity: a global issue

By OMENT   Physical activity is an essential factor to maintain the body weight among the recommended range, as well as preserving good health and physical state. Besides, it helps to prevent noncommunicable diseases such as as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and some types of cancer. The World Health Organization (WHO) indicates that physical inactivity is…