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Effort measures the rate of fat people in downtown Sao Paulo

 
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Care of My healthy dish in Pateo College in St. Paul
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Care of My healthy dish in Pateo College in St. Paul

My Healthy Plate Program, a partnership of the Heart Institute (Incor), Hospital das Clinicas, FMUSP with LatinMed Publisher in Health, held this Friday, April 5, from 8 to 17h, free nutritional counseling, weight assessment with , height and waist circumference, as well Bioimpedance Test, which measures and differentiates lean mass and fat present in the body.

The action, which takes place in Páteo College, downtown Sao Paulo, occur during Health Fair sponsored by the Commercial Association of São Paulo. Nutritional assessment by bioimpedance analysis is performed with the person lying by means of electrodes placed on four points of the body.

The test takes less than 5 minutes, and determining the fat mass as the person has. It shows how much water, how much is muscle and how much is fat. According Lara Natacci nutritionist program My Plate Healthy, lean mass is primarily responsible for fat burning.

Excess fat is one of the major health problems of adults, adolescents and children, and this test allows to calculate the ideal weight range according to sex and age, explains the expert. Will be made available about 200 exams for the population.

My Healthy Plate Program aims to change the eating habits of the population, through simple guidelines showing what and how much to put in the dish meals, whether breakfast, lunch or dinner and snacks in between. With that, the population can maintain a healthy weight or even reduce it, preventing diseases related to poor nutrition.

The methodology of My Plate teaches healthy: Fill half the plate with vegetables (raw and cooked) and the other half divided into carbohydrates (rice, pasta, potatoes, or cassava flour) and protein (animal and plant).

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