Is Obesity A Risk Factor For Pain Conditions?

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Healthy Diet Guide says that being obese is not a cosmetic problem. In a world where the media and society hold beauty and fitness to very high standards, an overweight or obese person can easily feel left out, depressed, suffer low esteem.

Televisions and fashion magazines are full of pictures of thin models, actresses and athletes with lean abs, glorifying some almost impossible ideals to a point that makes a normal person feel inadequate. You can imagine how an obese person must feel to be exposed to this kind of environment.

Apart from the emotional factors, obesity comes with a lot of health factors. Obese people are usually in pain more often when compared to normal people, even if they are healthy. Obesity and pain go hand in hand. The heaviest people report the highest rates of pain.

Obesity leads to pain because of the excess mechanical stresses and its pro-inflammatory condition. Pain results in obesity because of low physical activity and eating for analgesic effects.

Researchers have discovered an indirect relationship between individuals who are obese and pain. A lot of chronic conditions that are known to cause pain are commonly diagnosed in people who are overweight and obese.

These conditions are:

  • Depression
  • Back pain
  • Arthritis
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Fibromyalgia

The assumption is that obesity increases one’s risk for these conditions and these conditions are marked by pain.

A recent research study that was done in the United States showed that obesity and pain were persistent even after the researchers tried to explain the influence of other health problems that could cause pain.

In a research carried out by the Gallup organization (2008-2010) through information collected by telephone surveys, many of the participants were white and had a minimum of a high school diploma.

Each individual who participated in the survey was requested to give their accurate weight and height. In relation to that information, 36.8% of the individuals in the study had a normal BMI (Body Mass Index) while 38.3% were overweight at 24.9%, which, is obese.

The participants were asked if they had felt any pain the day before the survey was conducted. They were also asked if they had back, knee, neck or leg conditions that had caused them any pain in the last 12 months or if they had any other condition that caused them continuous pain.

They were also asked about the existence of other types of medical conditions including asthma, depression, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and depression.


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The Results

The researchers realized that the more a person weighed, the higher the chances of experiencing pain.

  • When compared to normal people in the survey, individuals who had a BMI of 25 and 29 had 20% more pain.
  • Individuals with BMIs of 30-34 had 68% more pain.
  • Those who had BMIs of 35-39 had 136% more pain
  • Those with BMIs over 40 had 254% more pain.

The Reasoning

The researchers surmise that a person who is obese has excess fat that prompts physiological processes that lead to inflammation, which is closely associated with pain.

It is also a fact that those who are overweight are more likely to suffer from arthritis because of long time excess strain on the joints from the extra weight.

A different idea could be due to depression, which has been proven to be associated with pain. Depression, obesity and chronic conditions also have some genetic effects, indicating genetics could be partly to blame.

Researchers agree that the relationship between chronic health problems, pain and obesity are complicated.

In some instances, it could be that a person who has arthritis is not able to move around often which makes them gain weight much faster. In other individuals, it could be that being overweight may strain the joints which may cause joint problems that result to pain.

This article was written after a conversation with Jane Baggot Co-Fonder of Healthy-diet-guide.

Protecting your software intellectual property

Software Engineering

If you’re a software developer with a great new app or you’ve come up with a fantastic idea that you want a developer to produce for you, one of the first questions you may ask is: What can I do to protect my software idea from being copied?

Unfortunately, except for very limited circumstances, you cannot patent computer software. This means you cannot protect your idea and stop other people copying it.

So what can you do?

Protect your confidential information

Because you can’t stop other people copying your idea, it’s vital that you keep the details as secret as possible until your launch. In addition, there may be elements of the software’s design or architecture which are non-obvious to an end-user which you will want to keep secret even after launch.

Therefore, if you’re engaging external contractors to develop and/or market the software, you should always ensure they sign a Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreement before you disclose details of your idea to them.

Your employees (if any) may already be covered by confidentiality obligations in their employment contracts but, if not, consider updating their contracts or asking them to sign specific agreements. You’ll need to take employment advice to ensure that any changes or new agreements are enforceable.

Protect your intellectual property

Although you cannot patent your idea, your software source code should automatically benefit from copyright, meaning it cannot be copied. You don’t need to do anything to benefit from copyright protection but you will need to be able to prove when the source code was created (in case an infringer claims to have written it first). There are various repositories that you can send your code to as proof of existence on a particular date but all you need is to be able to save your work with a non-forgeable date stamp. It may even be that sending the work to a web-based email account may suffice.

Copyright can also exist in any images or text displayed within your software or sounds played. The screen layouts, menus, icons etc may also benefit from both copyright and unregistered design right protection (and you may be able to apply for registered design right protection as well).

If your software includes any collections of data that are arranged in an original way then there may also be copyright in the database. It may also benefit from the protection afforded by the separate “database right”.

A word of warning however: if you are engaging contractors or sub-contractors to carry out development or design work, you must ensure that you have a written agreement with them agreeing that all intellectual property rights in their work will belong to you or your company. Without this agreement, they will own much of the valuable intellectual property in the work generated from your idea!

Protect your brand

If you have thought of a distinctive name for your software you may want to consider applying to register it as a registered trade mark, which makes it easier to take action against people copying your brand.

Without this protection, you might still be able to take action through a claim of passing off, but only if you can demonstrate your brand has a reputation attached to it.


Matt Worsnop is an Associate Solicitor at BHW Solicitors in Leicester and writes regularly on software law matters.

What The Catering Business Is All About

Catering is a really common business where a caterer is the person who provides food at functions or parties. This business is usually based in the travel and tourism sector in that caterers’ are found in hotels be it local or international. However, it also works well in the entertainment sector due to planning of events e.g wedding caterers, gathering, farewell parties just to name a few.

This service under food and beverage department is ideal for people who have undying love preparing various types of food they enjoy to cook. Here, one should be able to showcase their culinary skills, be very social, interactive and outgoing. This helps them to attract clients everywhere hence generating reasonable income. To many, catering is seen as a low income type of job but one thing people do not know is that it is the most expensive business at this present day. Due to a large community and great environment that promote catering, then in a couple of years or so one should be earning millions.

Catering is beneficial because one will get the opportunity to meet and greet variety of people across the globe, hence being recognized for a job well-done (if it is) which is amazing. It also guides you to start your own catering job thus recruiting newcomers in the industry which is truly rewarding. Though at some point it can be frustrating in meeting your clients deadline, if you got patience and are good in persevering, what are you waiting for! Go get a job as soon as possible.

However, you might not get rich in a short amount of time, there are hills and valleys along the way for you to succeed in this business as with any business. As you start this job, plan as early as you can so as not to mis-handle tasks given on the final day. This prepares you to be confident and ready to deliver to the clients satisfaction which is vital especially if you operate a Warwick wedding catering company or a banqueting style company. One should have a specific cooking area and should make sure it is inspected by the Food Standards Agency and you are permitted to carry on with your catering business. Nevertheless, you should look out for competitive stores in surrounding areas. Questions that should arise include: how do they charge per event? What do they offer? And such others.

Considering a large market, you need to promote your company as much as possible so as to get many customers. You need to have the best marketers in your company to show people that you offer the best of the best services. Note that its better to do other businesses other than catering so as to get capital needed in improving your business in which sometime in future, everything will fall into place.

Keyword Research Software Is Great In The Right Hands…

Roy is the owner at Online Business Research Ltd, a provider of SEO services in the UK that specialises in helping small businesses get a decent foothold online. Contact Roy if you need speak with an SEO consultant in Warwickshire or throughout the UK and he will offer you a free consultation.


Dealing with keyword research is not easy for any business entrepreneur, and it is like gambling game. Keyword research requires knowledge and skills to have success in business activities. Keyword research does not mean is the ultimate success of business activities; it is a guideline of achieving success. Potential success in business activities is essential to every business entrepreneur. Business owners aim at getting huge profits instead of getting little profits over a range of time. High profits are beneficial, especially in expansion of business enterprise. The business is likely to grow at a fast rate if the profits are large during the first quarter of business activity. Continuous conduction of keyword research results to getting experience of the best niche to invest.

Experience in using keyword research is essential since the business owners will identify the appropriate place and time to conduct business. There are many businesses in the market, and each business sector has the best time and place to conduct it. For example, a restaurant business gets high profits during festive seasons especial those found near coastal line and beaches. The keyword research makes potential identification of key market to be easy and successful upon commencing the business. Google has Keyword Planner software that assists a business entrepreneur in conducting keyword research. The Google Company requires its users to have an account with them before using the Keyword Planner software in conducting keyword research.

Google Keyword Planner software is an international based tool that helps investors to identify business potentials in the local and global market. Other keyword research tools require business investors to have an account and subscription fee. These tools are essential to increase sales and boom in the business sector. FreshKey is a keyword research tool that requires $20 for subscription. FreshKey allows the users to regularly go beyond the expectations of the investor in identification of potential business sectors. It offers predictions, suggestions and trends on the available business. The popularity of business is part of sorting criteria in FreshKey software tool. Investors will also learn the negative keywords in the business world. The exploration of FreshKey helps the investors solve key problems they are facing before commencing on their business.

Soovle is a free software tool of conducting keyword research. Soovle is an easy tool to use especial for learners in keyword research. There is no need of finding a tutor or business experts in using Soovle toolkit since it has a help menu, and its interface is interactive. Soovle is perfect suite in conducting keyword research for short-term business activities that require little investment capital. The software helps investors not to look like idiots in the marketing and entrepreneurship world. There is solving of small business problems and explanation of current trends in different business sectors. Soolve allow its users to brainstorm on the best business to start and gives a chance for the investor to generate own ideas in conducting business.