As you get older it gets harder to lose body fat. Part of the problem is that your metabolism slows down, but the main problem is that your body isn’t burning fat for energy as it should. Instead, it’s burning sugar for energy. And as long as your body is burning sugar for energy, you’ll find it difficult or impossible to lose body fat.
We all know water is essential to life; however, some don’t have access to clean water. Many don’t even realize the harmful toxins that exist even in their city supplied tap water or well water. Contaminated water can harbor toxins, heavy metals, and even bacteria that can lead to illness and infections. Some people boil their water. Other people might even rely on bottled water for everything. This can be an expensive proposition and many people simply want to know if their water is safe to use. Fortunately, there are water test kits that can yield some important information.
There are many different types of urine test strips and many of these are used to detect signs of a urinary tract infection, often shortened to UTI. If someone has developed a UTI, there are several signs and symptoms that they might notice. Those who have a UTI often run a fever, have abdominal pain, and complain that their urine smells a bit odd. They might also notice that their urine is cloudy and that it burns when they use the bathroom. With the help of a high-quality urine test strip, the diagnosis of a UTI can be confirmed and treatment can start. What are some of the substances that a UTI test strip can find?
One of the most important products produced for urine testing is called a urinalysis test strip For those who might not know, a urine test strip works by looking for certain substances or chemicals in the urine. When these substances are detected, the test strip will change to a certain color, indicating that something is present in the urine. Then, this strip is compared to a helpful key that can indicate not only the presence or absence of a certain substance but also the amount that is present. This can be helpful in a variety of ways and can indicate several important health problems.
If you follow the news, you know that nothing is safe these days, especially our drinking water. While we’re blessed to live in a country that has easy access to potable water, that doesn’t mean we’re completely out of harms way. Even in developed nations with large infrastructures, contaminants can still make there way into the water supply which can be a big cause for health concerns. But what exactly is a water contaminant and what types of contaminants are out there?
Congratulations on moving into your new place! But wait, don’t drink that tap water without testing it!
That’s right— whether you’re renting or if you just bought your new home, it’s highly important that you test the drinking water before you use it. Even if you plan to filter your water before drinking, many basic home water filter systems cannot filter out all toxins.
This blog examines how to determine the levels of each that your fish need for optimum health. It then discusses how to balance the levels using various methods.
The balance of ammonia, nitrites, and nitrates in your fish’s tank contributes to the health of your fish. The slightest imbalance can cause damage to your fish’s reproductive system or, in some cases, death.
Hydration is essential to healthy living. Besides just causing discomfort, dehydration can be very serious and detrimental to your health, in serious cases leading to brain damage or even death. Maintaining hydration can be easier said than done, especially when you are not in your comfortable, daily routine.
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What is a Urinalysis?
A urinalysis, urine analysis, also known as urine test refers to a series of tests carried out on a urine sample to determine one’s general health status. It is used as a diagnostic exercise for the symptoms or signs of a condition or a disease. This should become a routine done annually, semi-annually or quarterly. A midstream pee, not contaminated by external factors is collected preferably when it is concentrated, in the morning, and tested.
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According to the American Pregnancy Association, exercising during pregnancy helps alleviate pregnancy issues such as varicose veins, constipation, leg cramps, and hemorrhoids as it improves circulation. Also, you are less likely to gain excess weight, your mood will be improved, and exercises prepare you for childbirth. We discuss 5 exercises that are safe for each trimester.
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