Obesity and being overweight has serious consequences for your health. Obesity is responsible for high levels of LDL or “bad” cholesterol and triglycerides. Being overweight lowers HDL or the “good” cholesterol that your body needs. High cholesterol impairs the body’s responsiveness to insulin and raises blood sugar and insulin levels. If you are obese you […]
We have several helpful body fat calculators. This video covers how you would do it manually with skin calipers. Once you see this, go to our calculator page for a MUCH easier way to get an estimate. https://www.healthstatus.com/calculate/body-fat-percentage-calculator
What are calories? A calorie is a unit of energy. Calories reflect the amount of energy in a given unit of food. Calorie values alone do not provide enough information on what foods to eat; you need to consider fats, carbohydrates, proteins and sugars. When you hear the phrase “empty calories” there is no such […]
So you want to lose some weight to get back into that dress for the big date, or the wedding, or high school reunion, or for whatever reason,(maybe it’s just to try to be healthier), and you are hoping to drop ten unsightly pounds of fat before then?
Scientists are finally ready to accept: food is addictive. There are 28 reports on studies and research published in the National Library of Medicine database and the majority reports that some foods are as addictive as cocaine.
According to the CDC, childhood obesity affects 17% of children and adolescents in the U.S., triple the number from a generation ago. I blame video games myself; and parents that let their kids sit in front of them all day. A generation ago was when I was a kid we ran outside all day long […]
You may have heard of using a heart rate monitor in conjunction with your exercise, but what is it exactly that this monitor does? Polar, a major name in the heart monitor field, sheds light on this question with the simple answer of a heart rate monitor shows the effects of exercise on your body […]
The dream of every parent is that the kids will go to college, get a good degree so that they could get well-paid job in an office. Scientists now say that a sitting job, although easier and more comfortable that more menial, physical labor, might shorten the life of your offspring. You should have let […]
Proper diet and exercise is an important factor in your health, and one part of a proper diet besides eating right is knowing how many calories you are taking in compared to how many calories you are burning. If you consume more calories than you burn your body will store those extra calories as fat.
Exercise, that’s how to be active for health, well it’s one way. The best way to lead a healthy adult life is to have led a healthy childhood. Teach your children healthy eating habits with plenty of fruits and vegetables. Meat is good, but too much of a good thing can be bad for you. […]