There are over 54,000 dietary supplements in the U.S. alone claiming to help you gain muscle mass, lose weight or boost your immune system. Have you been wasting money on supplements that in reality do absolutely nothing for you?
If you are currently using supplements or are planning to do so in the future then I suggest you continue reading.
Are Supplements Safe?
Anything that is properly regulated must be safe right? Wrong! We all know that medicine has very strict regulations and yet sometimes these same medicines cause harm to the person using them.
Take thalidomide for instance which was used as a cure for morning sickness. It actually caused about 20,000 birth defects.
Now it is a fact that supplement regulation is a joke compared to medicine regulation, so judge for yourself. Continue reading
Everyone is looking for a way to reduce their weight and be healthier. One of the hottest holiday gifts this year was the FitBit health tracker. My 13-year-old son Nick received one and I have noticed him being more mindful of eating sugar and staying active. He said that “It’s made working out and exercising fun and easy. Almost like a game, and your opponent is yourself.”
Wearable trackers make you aware of your activity level or lack thereof, and motivate you to move more. They help you monitor your sleep patterns and loosely help track calories. I say loosely because unless you prepare and measure/weight the food your eating, it’s difficult to accurately estimate your exact daily calorie intake. That being said, studies have found that wearing a tracker may help people lose weight as if they attended an in-person weight-loss sessions (EatingWell.com). Continue reading