I know as well as anyone how challenging it can be to exercise
regularly, eat less, and lose weight.
Obviously there are lots of apps designed to help you meet
those challenges, including such well-known favorites as Lose It,
MyFitnessPal, and RunKeeper. I've found the last two in particular
to be indispensable as part of my regimen.
That said, developers are always looking for new ways to
(sorry) app-etize fitness and weight loss, everything from saving
you time to rewarding you for your efforts. Here's a look at three
of the latest apps that can help you health yourself.
7 Minute Workout
It was just a few weeks ago that I read a New York Times article about an interval
workout promising maximum fitness benefits with just seven
minutes of activity.
Earlier in the week, the blogosphere went nuts over Blowfish,
the first ever FDA-approved hangover cure. Just drop a couple of these
tablets in a glass of water, let it fizz like Alka-Seltzer, and soon
your headache, nausea and profound self-loathing will be nothing more
than a memory.
Once your child gets back to school, you'll start to notice that he or she may get sicker more often. Being in close quarters with other children contribute to that. By the time, one child's symptoms start to get noticeable, it's too late.
Colds are contagious the first three days after initial exposure. That's why sometimes the entire family is sick together. The cold usually starts out with a sore throat, followed by a runny and or stuffy nose, and sometimes a mild cough will be present.
When your child starts to get cold symptoms, make sure it's not the flu because a lot of people get the two confused, including myself (is it a cold or flu?). The cold should go away within a week, but if not, you'll need to make sure it's not a bacterial infection. If it's bacterial, your doctor will prescribe antibiotics (honestly speaking, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't for my family).
I remember when I was a new mom, I took my daughter in for a cold and we sat in the doctor's waiting room for 45 minutes and another hour in the actual room they assigned us. By the time the doctor came around to see us, all he said was to give her Motrin or Tylenol if she felt uncomfortable (this was the same case for the flu as well). If your child is under 4, it's no longer recommended to give your child over-the-counter cold and cough medicines.
After wasting time, lots of energy and money ($20 co-pay), I decided to use homeopathic and natural products to relieve cold symptoms for my child. Not only did it save me time, energy and money, it was very effective. Plus, I like do things naturally when I have the option to do so.
Many of us grew up with red meat just once a week because Mom and Dad didn't make a lot of money. Red meat was a special treat, offered only once in a while. Because of this, some families see red meat on the table as proof of success. They may even feed their families red meat as much as three times a week. Sound familiar?
This kind of meat indulgence is bad for your wallet, body and the environment.
Last week, I wrote about the top 5 summer first aid essentials. This week, I'm going to give you a list of health tests you should incorporate into your life to maintain your health. No one likes getting older, except little kids. But you can age gracefully and keep yourself healthy by making sure you visit your doctor regularly and getting these simple tests done.