August 10, 2013
Body Fat Percentage Tracking

You may have already heard that tracking your body fat percentage is one of the best ways to track your weight loss progress, as this way you can be certain that you are losing fat and not water or muscle.

There are several methods available for you to ascertain your body fat percentage; some can be done at home, while others require you to spend money and use big equipment. Here are some of the most effective:

1) Skin Fold Calipers

You can purchase these calipers, pinch the fat on your body, and place the pinched area in between two calipers to measure your body fat percentage. This method is pretty dependable and repeatable; however if you are more than 40 pounds overweight, you may not be able to use this caliper method since the pinched fat may not be able to fit between the calipers.

2) Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA)

A BIA scale sends tiny electrical currents through the body and records the resistance that the body offers to this current. This resistance is then used to determine the percentage of body fat in the person’s body. This is the simplest way to measure your body fat, and the scales are usually not too expensive. However, the accuracy of this method is questionable and it also depends on how well your body is hydrated when you step on the scale.

3) The US Navy Method

This means using body measurements to determine body fat percentage. This is the cheapest way to get your body fat measurement, since all you need is a body tape measure or a cloth measuring tape. For men, you measure the waist, neck, and height; for women, the measurements taken are of the hips, neck, and height. While this is an easy at-home method that anyone can use, its accuracy is highly questionable.

4) Hydrostatic Weighing and DEXA Scans

Hydrostatic weighing is the traditional gold standard of determining one’s body fat percentage, where the person is submerged in a special type of water tank. The DEXA scan, however, is somewhat of a “new gold standard”, where the person just lies down and the scanner determines the amount and distribution of fat in the body. Both these methods are generally not practical, since hydrostatic weighing is uncomfortable and both these methods cost around $150 to $300 every time you perform them, which is quite pricey.

In a nutshell, there are the many different methods you can use to track your body fat. However, for daily or weekly measurements at home, there are only three methods you can use, as detailed above.

January 27, 2013
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February 5, 2012
Bright Smile Teeth Whitening

Do Teeth Whitening Gels Work?

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Do Teeth Whitening Gels Work?

How Do Teeth Whitening Gels Work?

Teeth whitening gels help remove stain and yellow discoloring from teeth to aid in whitening and provide the user with a lighter and brighter smile. The gels work on two levels – cleaning up the stains on the surface of the tooth while attacking the problems below the surface. These stains are caused by a variety of factors including soda, coffee, smoking and just the effects of time. Over-the-counter teeth whitening gels can help reverse the effects of these elements and are very easy to use. Often times, these teeth whitening gels can provide professional teeth whitening results that rival the effectiveness of dental teeth whitening procedures.

Teeth whitening gel is used in the method performed in teeth whitening. Most of these gels have hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide (stable version) as their active component. When applied to the teeth, these peroxide molecules reduce and turn into oxygen molecules. These oxidixed work their way to the insides of teeth, effectively fighting the interior causes of a dull and yellow smile – whitening teeth from the inside out. Stains actually reduce the amount of light that comes into the teeth, which is why the dull yellow color forms on the surface. When the whitening gel breaks down these stains from the inside out, more light can shine on your teeth, penetrating the surface and whitening your smile. Basically, teeth whitening gels works by polishing the surface of teeth, while penetrating safely and effectively into the interior of teeth to whiten them from the inside out.

Can I Use Teeth Whitening Gel at Home?

Yes, teeth whitening gel is safe and easy to use at home. It is available in a variety of forms, most easily used in a teeth whitening pen that dispenses the whitening gel directly onto your teeth. This is a very easy and effective means of using teeth whitening gel, and doesn’t involve any of the time or mess of many other teeth whiteners.

Teeth whitening gel is an incredibly effective way of whitening your teeth at home, and one of the most convenient ways to whiten teeth on the market!

February 5, 2012
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February 5, 2012
Teeth Whitening Pen A Buyers Guide

Teeth Whitening Pen A Buyers Guide

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February 5, 2012
Where Can I Purchase Teeth Whitening Gel From?

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