Specialty Medical Scales to Gauge Accurate Health Conditions

Medical scales, as the name indicate are mostly used in hospitals and medical clinics to gauge the health quotient of various medical patients. Well, there are also some that are designed even for other healthy patients to gauge factors like weight, body fat content etc. However, in this article you would get to know about only those specialty medical scales that are used in special cases.

Baby Scales:
Yes, you got it right. These medical scales are used to gauge the weight of babies, right from birth to their various growing stages. While some are used to track your baby’s growth by accurately measuring its weight and length, there are others that are digital varieties and come with an easy to read LCD display. All the baby scales are safe for babies and are user friendly. They should be durable and ought to give accurate measurements.

Digital Medical Scales:
These ones offer readings in digitized formats. They are easier to read, compared to analogue or mechanical scales. They come in a wide variety of size options, as per individual client requirements. Some of them are even equipped with large LCD screens with backlights for proper viewing at all times.

Mechanical Scales:
Mechanical medical scales are expensive and hence are used only in large hospitals and health care centers. They use dials, are durable and offer reliable reading. However, you would rarely find them these days due to the advent of digital scales.

Chair Scales:
The chair scales are specially built for patients with special health care problems and you can call it the most functional chair scales available today. Some of them also come with handles for easy mobility and high rate of user friendliness. One of its many variations is the wheelchair scale, which also accommodates the wheelchair along with the patient. They are ideal for all kinds of health care settings.

Body Fat Scale:
This is used even by healthy people who are looking forward to lose or gain weight. However, they are different from conventional weights that are used to gauge overall body weight. This variety of medical scales offers readings of the total body fat measurement to gauge the fat content in your body. This helps you in following the right diet and exercise to increase or decrease your fat content. Some of these scales can also tell you the required body fat that should be there as per your age, and height.

Apart from these there are also many other medical scales available in the market today.

Tools to Optimize Your Health and Well Being

Do you want to lose weight and feel better about yourself? The first step towards weight loss and a healthy lifestyle is to develop a plan of action. Start by evaluating your goals. Do you want to fit into your old jeans or keep up with your younger friends in a pickup basketball game? Maybe you just want to feel better about yourself.

After setting goals, you should begin to consider how to make your goals come to life. For most people, a change in lifestyle, through diet and/or exercise, is needed to reach long term weight loss goals. A Chi Machine can make a great addition to your new, healthy lifestyle. Chi Machines, like the Chi Vitalizer CY-106, provides passive exercise through an elliptical motion that can help to increase circulation and lymphatic system drainage. This can help to eliminate toxins from the body and increase metabolism, helping to make your dietary and active exercise programs that much more effective.

Using a Chi Machine after a long, hard day can help you to relax and keep you from overeating as a response to the stresses in your life. Making a Chi Machine a regular part of your weight loss plan can create structure that allows you to stick to the other parts of your diet as well. Consider using your Chi Machine for 5-15 minutes a day, either before or after your other exercises or before eating a healthy snack. A lack of exercise and increasing weight can become part of a never-ending spiral. Using a Chi Machine can help you to increase your anabolic metabolism and decrease catabolic metabolism. Catabolic metabolism is a negative force that can inhibit weight loss and contribute to the negative spiral of weight gain and poor health. Read more about Anabolic and Catabolic Metabolisms at AllAboutMassagers.com. Creating a routine and sticking to it is the most important aspect of weight loss success and a Chi Machine can help you achieve your goals and begin a new, healthy lifestyle.

Enzymes Mean Health

Disease rates are rocketing to the moon, with no slowdown in sight, because we don’t know how our bodies work. Most of what we’ve been taught is wrong, and doctors, cornered by insurance companies into ten-minute office visits, simply don’t have time to offer instruction.

When it comes to keeping our bodies in working order, we’re pretty much on our own.

So let’s talk about one of the basics: Enzymes.

Simply speaking, enzymes are proteins that spur chemical reactions to completion.

Our bodies do all their work via enzyme action. Thousands of different enzymes make millions of chemical reactions possible, which, in turn, make life possible.

To make things work, we need protein. And, for best results, a little dab won’t do ya.

Since enzymes come from protein, what happens when our diets don’t supply enough protein? Our bodies nip what they need out of our muscles. Like most forms of cannibalism, this doesn’t end well. And protein from muscle doesn’t work as well as protein from diet.

But enzymes have things to do and places to go, so they hurry along through its appointed rounds-at least, as best they can.

One thing for sure, this whirlwind of activity means enzymes use up a lot of energy.

But if enzymes don’t get the nutrition they need, the gears slow down, grinding as they go. Sadly, we pretty much don’t have a clue what’s happening. All we know is we’re dragging. No energy, not much joy. But plenty of stress. And fatigue. Some days it feels as though we were born tired.

Vitamins and minerals nourish enzymes, giving them the oomph they need. Should you decide you want to leave fatigue behind and head for victory lane, the first pit stop you want to make is setting up a good vitamin/mineral program for yourself.

And then execute the plan. No matter how good it looks on paper, it’s not going to do you a lick of good if that’s as far as it gets.

Simply put, vitamins and minerals make the engine go. For instance, magnesium participates in more than 300 necessary enzyme actions every day, day in and day out, year after year. Almost all of us are deficient in magnesium, which may be why muscle aches and fatigue are such common complaints. Pumping up your magnesium to where it should be helps your enzymes do what they were born to do.

And magnesium just begins the list of things most of us need to pump up.

Helping your body’s enzyme interactions should take first place in any list of important things to do. Vitamins, minerals, et al provide the ticket to success.

In fact, research shows that nutrition is the single most important variable in good health. Read more about nutrition at http://TheVitaminMineralExpert.com.

Goal Setting – I Want To But I Could Use Some Help

When I started my health and fitness journey, I just wanted to lose weight. I had been frustrated by my inability to keep my waist line from growing. Everything that I knew how to do, that worked in my 20′s, 30′s, and even 40′s was not working in my 50’s. I had given up hope and had begun believing that I was destined to have that frumpy older woman’s body.

Then a friend of mine exposed me to a group who knew more than I did about getting and maintaining a healthy and fit body. It was the personal testimonials that caught my eye and got me wondering, could this possibly work for me too? I kept going back to their web site and reading the stories of woman just like me. This went on for 3 or 4 months. I would read a few new ones then ponder in the back of my mind the possibilities for myself. God was using these stories to ignite my passions once again to give this a try. The first step in goal setting is dreaming. Dreaming is what catches our imaginations and ignites our passions. Without these passions we will not make the commitment that we need to get from where we are to where we want to be. Step number one in goal setting is dreaming.

As I continued to ponder the possibilities, I continued to feel my dissatisfaction with the current condition of my body. I had to do something. The dreams above had engaged my passion to give it one more try, but I didn’t know how to go about getting a more healthy and fit body like the ones that I read about. I was missing knowledge and wisdom in this area of my life. I knew from reading the testimonies that the folks that ran this online health and fitness business, did know some things that I did not. It did however cost money to gain that knowledge and wisdom from them.

The money was a hard thing for me. I had never paid someone to help me in this area of life before. So I pondered a bit longer. Finally I decided that it would be worth the money because what I would gain would be worth what it would cost me. This helped me to make a full commitment to my personal success. Step number two in goal setting is connecting with others who are already at where you are trying to go. They already possess the knowledge and wisdom. You just need to gain that knowledge and wisdom from them. In this case, I was paying for their experience to direct my life for a short period of time.

I touched on step three in goal setting above, and that is commitment. The money helped me to really clarify my own person commitment that I was making to gain a healthy and fit life. For some people, having to pay money may not cause that same level of commitment, but for me, it did. It is like building a fence around your yard. You don’t just set the main posts on the ground. Nope, you dig holes that are at least 1/3 the distance of the length of post that will be above the ground. Then you add concrete to the hole around the post to ensure that the post is fully committed to holding up the fence itself.

I knew from the details of the online business that the commitment that I was making had a fixed time frame. It was 12 weeks. All the testimonies that I had read were done in 12 week segments depending upon what a client was working towards. I knew that I could keep a commitment for 12 weeks. That is just a bit longer than a school quarter. It is shorter than a college semester. Definitely doable. This would be important for those harder moments on the journey.

When I worked for Applied Materials as a Field Engineering Manager I held regular monthly meetings with my customers. During those meetings we would discuss all the concerns that the customer had regarding their equipment that they had purchased from my company. It would cover many things. To help us move forward and make progress addressing those concerns I created a monthly action item list. While this list was just that, a list. It did help us to keep a focus on our main goal of high customer satisfaction. They wouldn’t be satisfied if that list didn’t get smaller.

The next step for goal setting is to set up your plan. It needs to be specific, measurable, actionable, and compatible. In my case, I was paying for this action plan. My goal was a healthy and fit life. My action plan was specific in the areas of food (amounts and types specifically defined), cardio (specific caloric objectives for each four week segment), and weight lifting (major muscle groups, sets, and reps for each four week segment).

Each week I had to give a report to my online trainer how well I stuck with the plan and any changes in body weight, body fat percentage, or body measurements. I could see each week a visible tangible change that this action plan was working. My online trainer was sure that I could lose 20 lbs in just 12 weeks. I suspect that her personal experience is what she was speaking from. She had seen this done before and she spoke so confidently that I believed that I could as well.

At the end of my 12 week commitment, I had made great progress. I felt so much better. I looked leaner because I was leaner and I was definitely more fit. I did not lose 20 lbs. I had lost 16. That was great but it was not 20. So I needed to reevaluate my goal and my commitment. From that evaluation I had determined that what I was doing was working. What I needed to do to get to my 20 lb loss was to incorporate one more 4 week segment. I wanted to do this but I didn’t want to pay for it. So I shared with my online trainer my goal adjustment and my new loner status. She was happy to wait an additional four weeks for my final stats before writing my success story. I did get to my 20 lb weight loss goal.

The next step in goal setting is making adjustments to your plan as you go. There is no way that you can know everything that you will deal with once you set a goal and put in place a plan. For you to be successful, you have to see making adjustments to your plan as a part of your success and not failure. This is what all successful people do. It really is a part of learning.

The very last step in any good goal setting plan is to celebrate while you begin to dream again, now that you’ve reached your desired goal. You will find that you have learned many new things and that you are also changed because of having achieved your goal. Take a moment to really enjoy your accomplishment. This process will fuel a whole new set of dreams for you that you can then start this process again and keep on going. I hope that this has blessed you and encouraged you to do some goal setting. You will never regret it. If you would like help on your health and fitness journey, click my web site below to get started.