Our government is now in the health business. Well I suppose with the FDA, Medicare and hospital regulations they have been in the health business for a long time. With the new health care insurance laws they are even deeper into the business of health.
It is widely known that those who are overweight often eat many more calories than those who are at their ideal weight. Calories do have a direct bearing on health and the rate that you burn calories also determines your healthy weight levels.
You have often heard from your doctor, “Your triglycerides are high.” What does this mean and what are triglycerides? Like cholesterol, triglycerides are a fat found in your blood. Cholesterol is needed to build cells and triglycerides are used for energy. Sounds like both are actually good for you, but if cholesterol and triglycerides go […]
Burning calories and losing fat is the way to drop weight and gain health and mobility. Experts agree that losing calories will prevent your body from storing fat but how that is done is a bit more technical.
How many calories do you burn a day going about your normal routine? Well that would depend on what your normal routine is as well as your age, sex, and height. For the sake of this article let’s assume you are a 35 year old woman that weighs 140 pounds, if you lead a sedentary […]
Body fat calipers are designed to measure skinfolds to determine how much subcutaneous fat or fat under the skin someone has. The numbers put into an equation from the caliper measurements are used to predict body density and fat percentages. Do note that body fat calipers do not measure body fat percentage directly they are […]
It’s getting to be New Year’s resolution time and many companies will try and “encourage” weight loss with a “Biggest Loser” type contest. Frankly, this is really a bad idea, as it can create all kinds of bad habits and damaging activities by the participants, as they starve, dehydrate and supplement themselves in an effort […]