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.  ...
5 Reasons Why You Should Walk At A Fast Pace
  Walking is a great aerobic exercise that offers various health benefits. Here's one more. Researchers recently found that walking at a fast pace can help reduce mortality by at least 20% more than walking slowly does.   In a recent study, researchers investigated whether walking pace made any difference in the risks of death due to cancer, cardiovascular diseases as well as all-cause mortality. The results showed that for all three causes of death, brisk walking is associated with lower risks. Here's a look at what walking can do for your health.   #1 Weight Management   For peop...
8 Herbal Teas And Their Health Benefits
Tea drinking is a healthy practice. Depending on the herb used to make tea, you can choose not only the flavor but also the health benefit you gain. Nowadays, people often opt for green tea not only for its weight-reduction benefits but also for its high antioxidant content. Although tea made with the leaves of Camellia sinensis is the most common, there are many other herbal plants that you can use to make tea. Here are a few examples of herbal tea and their corresponding health benefits.   Digestive Benefits There are various herbal teas that you can drink to help boost your digesti...
Surprising Benefits of the Ketogenic Diet
The ketogenic diet is a high fat and low carbohydrate diet that can put your body in a state of ketosis. Ketosis is a normal response to starvation, specifically carbohydrate starvation, where your body and liver start to rapidly burn fats called ketones, which can be healthier and more efficient than burning sugars. Results vary because ketosis can sometimes result in brain damage and in dangerous weight loss, but if you do it right, the keto diet can often cause you to lose weight in a reasonably healthy way. However, you can also experience a number of additional benefits that you probably ...
What Is Causing Your Kidney Stones
        Kidney stones are concentrated deposits of crystallized minerals and salts that form in your kidneys, affecting your urinary tract and causing pain that is so serious and intense that it is often compared to childbirth. Sometimes, it can even result in certain urinary infections and you might need surgery to get it out of your body.         While they usually do not cause permanent damage, they are still something that you probably want to avoid because passing a kidney stone can be incredibly painful, especially for men. If you want to avoid kidney stones, new studies are sho...
Sleep Problems and Mental Health
        Insomnia is marked by habitual sleeplessness and it affects about 20 percent of adults. While it can be a result of a wide range of adverse health concerns, studies have repeatedly shown that preexisting mental health problems are often considered to be a risk factor for sleep problems. Others studies continue to indicate that insomnia is also a risk factor for many psychiatric disorders. Here is a list of mental health concerns that are associated with insomnia.   Depression         There are a lot of different signs and symptoms of clinical depression. Some of th...