Obama Declared "Tobacco Free"

U.S. President Barack Obama said in good health and "no smoking", according to results of medical examination which was announced in Washington last Monday (10/31/2011).

In a two-page report released by the White House, Dr. Jeffrey C. Kuhlman also said, Obama is still physically active, eating healthy foods, have a healthy weight, and beverages containing alcohol drink occasionally of reasonable size.

"The president of the state of good health and ready to perform the task. All clinical data indicate that conditions persist during his tenure," wrote Kuhlman.

Obama's health conditions, aged 50 in August, seems better than ever since the results of previous examinations are also conducted by Kuhlman in February 2010.

At that time, Kuhlman said, Obama should stick to "efforts to stop smoking" and crawl cholesterol comes closest to limits. Therefore, it must be on a diet if necessary.

After examination in 2010, Obama does not seem to stop smoking. His wife, Michelle, called a success and to express to the public some time ago. Now, the stated ideal cholesterol.

Obama cholesterol level is 193 now, while in February 2010 and 209. While the LDL or bad cholesterol is now only 110, down from a 138 years ago.

Obama, who has a height of 185 centimeters and weighs 82 pounds is known as a very active in sports, especially basketball and golf, in addition to other fitness exercises.

Healthy Digestion, Endurance Body Strong

In a healthy body, there is a healthy colon. Similarly, the father of modern medicine, Hippocrates, said. Developments in science to prove it because a healthy digestive system will strengthen the immune system that ultimately protects the body from various diseases.

One key to maintaining healthy intestinal flora is with balancing the gut. "There are about 100 trillion inhabitants of the intestine that serves to metabolic substances in the intestine so that we are healthy. Imbalance of gut flora can cause health problems," explained Prof.dr.Aziz Rani, Sp.PD-KGEH, chairman of the gastroenterology division of the department of internal medicine Faculty of Medicine, Indonesia.

At birth, the human gastrointestinal tract in a sterile condition. The first prize is given a mother to her baby are good bacteria, through the birth canal if delivered vaginally. When you were born via caesarean section, then the bacteria residing in the operating room immediately domiciled in the gastrointestinal tract.

Similarly, infants who received breast milk, the channel cernanya more dominated by Bifidobacteria as in breast milk contained a variety of compounds supporting growth of good bacteria known as a prebiotic.

The more complex human diasup food, which becomes increasingly diverse resident intestinal bacteria. These form a separate community that the number could reach trillions of bacteria. "Even in humans exceeds the number of cells in the human body," said Aziz.

Types of bacteria that exist in the human gut vary depending on environmental factors, method of delivery, breastfeeding, up to the type of food consumed. "Although both in Asia, could be bacteria in the intestines of Indonesia is different from bacteria in the intestines of Thailand," he said.

In addition to the good bacteria, also inhabited by human gut bacteria or pathogens that cause disease. "If there is harmony or balance your body will stay healthy," he said in a media event Digestive Health education: Early Healthy Living in Jakarta (25 / 5).

But the balance can be disturbed by man's own lifestyle. Stress, high-fat foods, pollution, or medications such as antibiotics, may disrupt the micro-ecology in the gastrointestinal tract. This is certainly a negative impact on health.

Microbial balance in the gastrointestinal tract can be maintained with a healthy lifestyle. Eating foods high in fiber, physical activity, and mengasup probiotics can increase the amount of good bacteria in the gut.

"Probiotics are live bacteria added to food and have a beneficial effect by improving the health of intestinal flora," said Purnomo dr.Herry Djagat, Sp.PD-KGEH, chairman of the working group probiotic gastroenterology societies Indonesia.

According to existing research, probiotics play an important role in digestive health. Probiotic functions vary depending on the species. There is help the absorption of nutrients, one can produce vitamins, there is help fight the growth of bad bacteria, there is also a role in accelerating the transit time of food in the intestine, thus preventing constipation.

Probiotics can be obtained from the fungus tempeh, onions, bananas, asparagus, or yogurt. However, according to Herrick to be called probiotic should have conditions to be met, among others, can reach the intestine alive and in large quantities.

How to Raise Healthy Weight Loss

As well as losing weight, for some people gain weight case also becomes something that is difficult and takes the fight. Although there are many supplements on the market that help increase daily caloric intake, but it has not been proven safe and beneficial.

Therefore, the necessary intelligence in determining diet and lifestyle, to become healthier in the long term. Here is a smart and safe way to increase your weight forms the ideal:

1. Choose dairy products, eggs, fish, meat and vegetables. Eating foods with high protein content such as nuts and foods with high starch content such as potatoes, rice and tapioca.

2. Eating snacks more often. Many eating high-calorie snacks (not junk food) such as cheese sticks, milk shakes, muffins, dried fruits and yogurt. Also, eating larger portions and eat at least five times a day.

3. Drink plenty of fluids that supply nutrients and calories such as milk or fresh fruit juice.

4. You need to practice hard and intensively to gain muscle mass. Focus on weight training (without tools) to target the largest group in your muscles. If you have a high metabolic rate - which means you spend a lot of energy even at rest. You need to exercise an intense but short-term rather than long.

5. Consistent. Probably needed a long time, usually several months, to get the ideal body weight. Some women will generally be frustrated and quit when it did not see any changes. It must be remembered, weight gain program will not work if you do not regularly run.

People must Fat Unhealthy?

​Too fat weight during obesity is indeed synonymous with various diseases. However, not all people who are overweight definitely not healthy. A recent study showed obese people can also be classified into healthy people.

Study of 8000 Americans found people who are obese (body mass index above 30) also can be free of health problems.

Body mass index (BMI) was determined by calculating the ratio between weight and height. In Indonesia, the value of BMI above 25 are classified as obese at level 1. Yet experts say that the BMI does not always correlate with health.

So, how can being overweight but still healthy? Genetic factors, like lifestyle, including diet and fitness levels, play an important role in whether someone is overweight are at risk of suffering from chronic diseases due to excess weight.

In other words, do not only assess whether a person of healthy weight. See also the whole body condition and lifestyle. Healthy lifestyle, regardless of your weight, is the best way to prevent disease.