How to Use a Food Scale
Alongside measuring cups and spoons, a food scale is a great tool for portion control, calorie counting, and better nutrition. Learning how to use a food scale can assist in weight loss so you know exactly how much you are eating, and how much to record. You can weigh food before or after cooking to see how it measures in both states.   What is a food scale? A food scale is exactly in the name -- a scale for weighing food. Food scales are best for weighing meat and cheese. A serving of meat should be 3 ounces, or the size of a deck of cards, and a serving of cheese should be between 1 ...
Foods You Should Never Feed Your Kids
Every parent knows that deciding what to feed, and what not to feed their kids can be a huge hassle. Many mothers and fathers wonder if certain products are even good to give their kids, especially considering there are more unhealthy foods on the market today than healthy foods. What’s worse is that when many parents are in a rush, they tend to give their children the easiest, fastest food, which, 9 times out of 10, is filled with all sorts of bad stuff. Okay, so I’m being really mean as to what parents feed their children. It’s not just the parents fault, it’s also the kids fault. W...
Foods to Help You Sleep
We all know that sleep is vital to your health, but sometimes it feels like you can never get enough. Between the stress from work, home, and all the other things you need to do, it feels like there is no time to sleep. When you aren’t getting enough sleep, your health will always pay the price. Sleep deprivation affects your brain by making it harder to concentrate and remember things. You can also contract many different diseases and conditions from a serious lack of sleep. You do not need to worry as there are some simple things, like adding certain foods to your diet, that can help you s...
Watch Out: Your Workout Could be Killing You
Injuries at the gym happen all the time. Sometimes they are very obvious and other times you never realize your buddy is hurting until they say something. Sometimes these injuries can be extremely harmful or even deadly, like a barbell to the throat. Other times, these deadly side effects of exercise are not as obvious. There are some serious problems that athletes can face, so here is a list of some of the things you should be looking out for. Rhabdomyolysis This is a result of you working your body past exhaustion. It happens with weight lifters, long distance runners, and marathoners, s...
Muscle Building Foods You Should Know About
It can be hard to make whole meals from scratch with the push and pull that we get from our home lives and our work lives. When this happens you tend to replace good meals with whatever is available, even if you are still trying to eat healthy. You tend to reach for snacks when you can’t make muscle building meals, so what are some of the muscle building snacks out there? The more muscle building, healthy snacks that you have on hand, the easier it is to avoid junk food. If you keep the following muscle building foods close at hand, you will eat healthier and be able to eat foods that are go...
WHAT IS THE VIVOWATCH BP?
      A brainchild of Asus, the VivoWatch BP is a wearable blood pressure monitor. As incidences of high blood pressure balloon to 1 in 5 people and claim 9.4 million deaths all over the world, according to the World Health Organization, Asus has taken the challenge to create a portable blood pressure monitor that can give real-time updates on the status of your heart.       In the past, blood pressure monitors were heavy, immobile devices that had to be used in a hospital setting or at least lying down. These were made by Omron, which has also been taking a stroll in the mobile blood p...
HOW YOUR TEEN CAN MAXIMIZE THEIR PART-TIME JOB
Hey dad, send this article to your teen.   Minimum wage. That’s where most teens start their work careers. You may make $7.25 or a little bit more per hour. Each hour at work may be spent mopping floors, cleaning toilets, or possibly helping at an internship. Each hour might not be very pleasant or align with your future goals, but every job should be practice for future jobs until you reach your dream job. Even part-time jobs flipping burgers or hanging clothes is a chance for you to start your career on a solid foundation of work ethic, accountability, and potential. Here are the sk...
Foods That Help You Maintain Low Body Fat
Sometimes it feels like getting a six pack is completely out of reach. It truly is not especially when you what food you should and should not be eating. To maintain a low body fat percentage, you need to think about the food you are eating. It is very important that you eat the right foods if you want to stay healthy. Abs are made in the gym, but they are also made in the kitchen. Here are a few foods that will help you to keep a lower body fat percentage.   Protein: Chicken Chicken is a good source of protein. It is low in fat content and has fewer calories than red meat. You should...
Types of Stool and What They Mean
One of the easiest ways to evaluate the health of your digestive tract is to pay attention to your stool. Of course, many health concerns in your digestive system have symptoms that do not manifest themselves in the way you pass stool. However, other health concerns cause a variety of symptoms that do affect your stool. Therefore, you can still learn a lot about your digestive health from looking at the shape, size, color, and smell of your stool. Stool Shape Doctors agree that there are seven general shapes that your stool can take. In reality, there is actually a lot more than seven opti...
Foods That Are Packed With Electrolytes
        When you think about electrolytes, you think about sports drinks. Did you know that electrolytes can be found in many things? The best way to get electrolytes is through a nutrient rich and well balanced diet. Most of time, the foods sources for electrolytes do not come with a high calorie count or unnecessary sugars. This makes getting your electrolytes through food a better option than the sugary sports drinks that are usually provided.  Remember the waters that claim to be electrolyte rich, do not have the amount of electrolytes that sports drinks, or the foods below, have.  ...