Health & Nutrition
A body fat calculator estimates the amount of fat you are carrying based on measurements at various parts of your body.
Your body fat percentage is the percentage of fat on your body. If you weigh 150 pounds and have 10 percent fat, your body is made up of 15 pounds of fat.
Your body needs a certain amount of fat to function properly as fat regulates body temperature and cushions and insulates your body’s organs and tissues. It is also used by your body to store energy.
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Are you making yourself sick worrying that you're sick? You can stop being a hypochondriac by learning to take control of your fears.
You need to know what a hypochondriac is: it is someone who is constantly convinced they have some kind of physical ailment, even though doctors can find nothing wrong. Hypochondriacs tend to misinterpret minor health issues as symptoms of something more serious. Hypochondria usually begins in early adulthood and affects both men and women equally.
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There are few things more frustrating than dieting without achieving results. You can reach your goal weight if you follow a few key steps.
You will need to stock up on healthy snacks to avoid a late night run for fast food. If you already have food in the house, you are more likely to use what’s on hand. To cut out snacking that can sabotage your diet, set a time after which you are no longer allowed to eat — say after 6 p.m.
Get some exercise. You need at least 60 minutes a day if you Read more [...]
Public assistance programs offer low-income families a variety of programs that help them make ends meet. While requirements vary from state to state, there are some common rules to follow.
The first thing you have to do is obtain an application so contact your local Department of Human Services or Family Services. Ask for an application for the programs or services you need. Programs exist for disability, health insurance, childcare, housing, food stamps, and other areas of need.
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Understanding the causes of prostate cancer means coming to grips with the risk factors for the disease. Knowing your risk factors may put your mind at ease.
The risk of developing prostate cancer increases with age. The disease is most common in men over 65.
Prostate cancer occurs when cells in the prostate gland become abnormal, mutate, and accumulate to form a tumor that grows and invades surrounding tissue.
Race is an important factor as black men have a greater risk of developing the Read more [...]
Get organized and learn how not to spend more than you earn and you’ll soon find thinking about money makes you a lot less anxious.
Observe your spending by spending one month tracking everything you spend. Don’t try to change anything, just observe what you spend and write everything down. You can now use this information to help you make a budget.
Anticipate stress by putting toether a monthly budget and a financial plan. Decide on what you’re saving for or whether you’d simply like Read more [...]
Just because they look sinful doesn’t mean they have to do harm. Get creative and find ways to make desserts that actually are as good for you as they taste.
Make some cookies: you can still eat cookies if you make some diet-friendly ones. Try whipping up a batch of dried cranberry and honey-spice pinwheel cookies with whole grain flour and healthy ingredients. Or, make meringues, which are low in fat and calories.
Whip up a strawberry angel food dessert: all you have to do is cut up chunks Read more [...]
You need to find healthy recipes during pregnancy to ensure the baby is eating right and you are physically prepared for the delivery.
Fix with the six: fix meals with recipes containing the 6 pyramid food groups of grains, fruits, vegetables, meat and beans, dairy products, and oils. Eat cereals rich in folic acid for breakfast, especially in your first 28 days of pregnancy.
Have some snacks: blend some fresh lemons and honey for a tart treat, adding sugar by heating some with a cup of water Read more [...]
Knowing our body fat percentage can help you determine your diet and exercise needs. The number gives you an idea of how much of your body is composed of fat, muscles, and tissue.
Range for men and women differ so if you are a woman these are the body fat ranges to aim for: 10 percent body fat is the absolute minimum; athletes tend to be in the 14 to 20 percent range. Fit people are at 21 to 24 percent. 25 to 31 percent is acceptable, and 32 percent and over is too much. If youare a man: 2 to Read more [...]
Many serious runners say they have experienced an elevated, euphoric consciousness just by running long distances. Find out if you can achieve the same by following these steps.
Always check with your doctor before starting any vigorous exercise plan.
Buy the right equipment to be able to run safely so invest in good running shoes that offer ample support and shock absorption. Shop for clothes that are appropriate for your climate and that will keep you dry and comfortable throughout your run.
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