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CBI or Body Roundness Index: an indicator favored by doctors

1- What is the difference between BMI and CKD? So far, the reference tool for measuring a person's corpulence has been the BMI or Body Mass Index. As a reminder, this indicator recognized by the World Health Organization is calculated by dividing an individual's weight by their height squared. The ...

04
July
2024

What are the different Christmas traditions in Europe?

hristmas in Ireland In Ireland, the Christmas holidays begin on December 13. This period is called 'little Christmas'. Before leaving for midnight mass we leave a glass of whiskey for Father Christmas and carrots for the reindeer. On Christmas Day, the Irish put a candle on the windowsill. The ...

03
Dec
2009

Calculate Your BMI or Body Mass Index in 5 Questions

What is BMI? The Body Mass Index (BMI) is a measure used to assess a person's body size and potential health risks. This statistical index is validated by the World Health Organization (WHO). However, it should be noted that it is only applicable to adults, both men and women, aged 18 to 65 years. ...

28
Apr
2015

Slimming diet: how to know if you really need to lose weight?

By calculating your BMI The first tool doctors use to find out if a person really needs to lose weight is the body mass index or BMI. This index, which is valid for both men and women , is a number that allows the assessment of one's build based on weight and height. To calculate it, you need ...

20
Feb
2023

General practitioner, dietician or nutritionist: which is the best doctor for losing weight?

process. This is because this doctor who knows you well can assess whether you really need to lose weight based on your history, waist size and body mass index or BMI. Specialists in case of complications If your body mass index indicates that you are obese and you otherwise have weight-related ...

06
Mar
2023

The Baux-de-Provence: a magical destination for Christmas.

epherd's offering ceremony, called Pastrage, is also represented in a setting depicting Les Baux-de-Provence. A very large canvas showing the midnight mass in the village completes the santon collections. The Chapel of the White Penitents. Another place where the Christmas traditions of Provence are ...

24
Nov
2023

Epiphany: the origins of the Feast of Kings

Christ Child. In some countries, the liturgical celebration of this feast is postponed to the Sunday following January 6 to allow people to attend Mass. In France, this feast is thus celebrated the second Sunday after Christmas. In the Orthodox Church, the feast commemorates the baptism of ...

13
Dec
2007

The Great Wall of China: the longest construction in the world

ges between the 5th century BC and the 16th century. This military work, which is the largest man-made architectural structure in length, area and mass, has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987. History of the Great Wall It was around 220 BC that Qin Shin Huang set about linking the exi ...

18
Aug
2008

The Beer Festival or Oktoberfest in Munich

A traditional Bavarian party The fame of the Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, is well established. For 16 days, the people of Munich and visitors from all over the world gather at the Theresienwiesen fairground to celebrate the event. While beer flows abundantly, accompanied by Bavarian specialti ...

16
Sep
2010

The Ban des truffes : a festive and gourmet event in Richerenches

d In the Vaucluse, we devote to the truffle or Tuber Melanosporum a real cult! The precious black diamond has its festivals, its markets and even its mass... Contrary to popular belief, it is not in the southwest but in the southeast of France that the most truffles are produced. The department o ...

13
Nov
2012

The Espelette Pepper Festival

has gained popularity over the years and now attracts over 20,000 visitors from all over France. The Piment Festival traditionally includes: a solemn mass in the Basque language with the blessing of the peppers, a procession of the Brotherhood of Piment d'Espelette, and an induction ceremony for ne ...

16
Oct
2015

Thomas Pesquet's return: what is the earth sickness that astronauts suffer from?

ver their functions within a few hours, even after a stay of several months in microgravity. It takes a little longer for the inner ear and muscle mass, and even longer for the bone system, which takes several weeks to recover its initial mass. The way each astronaut experiences this return to ...

09
Nov
2021

Nutrition: 5 common misconceptions about undernutrition

ernourished if they lose more than 5% of their body weight in 1 month or more than 10% of their body weight in 6 months. Doctors also use the body mass index or BMI to determine whether a person is excessively thin. In an adult, excessive thinness is when the BMI is below 18.5. But in people a ...

16
Nov
2021

Ecology: a French start-up invents infinitely reusable gift wrapping

sable packaging? French start-up On s'emballe à la française has come up with a simple and ingenious solution to combat the waste of gift paper and the mass of waste it causes. Instead of using paper that will be unwrapped, torn and immediately thrown in the trash, this company suggests you pur ...

08
Dec
2021

Food shopping: 5 advantages of online shopping in Paris

onvenience of this service. With home or relay point shopping delivery, you can place your order without leaving the comfort of your sofa! Most mass retailers have expanded their delivery services since the Covid-19 pandemic. Shopping online in Paris has never been so easy! Just place your ...

17
Dec
2021

Health check-up: what are the medical appointments to plan?

be able to perform basic medical examinations, i.e. : - measuring your blood pressure - measure your height, weight and calculate your body mass index - prescribing a blood test (to check your cholesterol and fasting blood sugar levels) and possibly a urine test. An annual visit t ...

06
Jan
2022

Covid-19 : how to do a self-test ?

the positive person. Where can I buy this test? Previously restricted to pharmacies, the sale of self-tests has been exceptionally authorized in mass merchandisers until January 31, 2022. Currently, therefore, it is possible to buy this type of test in pharmacies but also in supermarkets. ...

10
Jan
2022

Health: understanding osteopenia or bone fragility in 5 questions

and bones become more fragile. But aging is not the only risk factor for osteopenia. This loss of bone density is also promoted by: - a body mass index or BMI lower than 19 - a vegetarian or vegan diet - a history of eating disorders - excessive consumption of alcohol or toba ...

12
Jan
2023

Purchasing power: the anti-inflation basket in 5 questions

l prices.' We will still have to wait to learn more because the exact list of product categories involved is still being arbitrated. 3- How will mass distribution apply this measure? The government's intention to give a boost to the budget of French households by offering them a basket of eve ...

14
Feb
2023

Media: How to avoid information anxiety?

Information anxiety, a malaise of modern societies. In our hyper-connected societies, we have to deal with an increasingly large amount of information, whether it be local, national, or international, on the internet or through more traditional information channels such as television and radio. Ho ...

28
Sep
2023