Health Articles

Articles on health, fitness and well-being. Tips on staying fit and controlling your weight by using calculators to estimate your caloric / energy requirement, water intake needs, target heart rate when training, and so on.

What is Considered a Good Swimming Pace?

Swimming is one of the best forms of exercise because it works all of the major muscle groups in the body while providing cardio and toning at the same time. Beginner and experienced swimmers may wonder what is a good pace for swimming as a way of measuring their progress. Let’s dive in to find […] Read More…

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Well Water vs. Tap Water

Many of us don’t drink enough water, but proper hydration plays a role in healthy digestion, joint lubrication, nutritional absorption, and regulating body temperature. It can even make skin and hair look younger and healthier. Many people wonder about the benefits of well water vs. tap water and which is better, particularly those who are […] Read More…

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What is the Typical Soccer Player Diet Plan?

Anybody who watches soccer, whether they enjoy the sport or simply love Ted Lasso, may wonder how the top players maintain their impressive level of fitness. Is it all from workouts or do the food choices they make have an impact? A soccer player’s diet plan may vary from athlete to athlete, but there are […] Read More…

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What are Animals That Weigh 400 Pounds?

There are many different ways that we can categorize animals, with one category being weight. Have you ever wondered which animals tip the scale at 400 pounds? Let’s explore this category of sizable creatures and how they compare to the average human weight. Which Animal Weighs 400 Pounds? There are many animals that could tip […] Read More…

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Can You Drink Rain Water?

There’s no denying that in many parts of the world, drought is a problem. It’s therefore essential to do whatever is possible to protect water supplies and conserve the drinking water we have. And, drought or not, some people may just be curious about how to be more eco-friendly on their own, or may want […] Read More…

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How Long Do Water Filters Last?

It’s common for both homeowners and renters to use a water filter to make their tap water safe to drink. Filters may be central to a home, attached to a faucet, or used as part of a water filtration pitcher. Drinking water is preferable to drinking sugary drinks, particularly for people who are trying to […] Read More…

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BMI for Women: Does a BMI Calculator for Women Make Sense?

There are multiple BMI calculators out there, including our own online Body Mass Index calculator. Some of them make a distinction between the sexes and produce different results for men and women. Others don’t make such a distinction, including those put forth by the most respected health organizations such as the U.S. CDC, NIH, and […] Read More…

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How Many Calories Do I Need to Burn in a Day to Reach My Weight Goal?

If you’re on a journey to get slimmer or to bulk up, you may already have a specific goal weight in mind. This could be the amount you need to be to fit into your favorite outfit, maybe it’s the size you want to be for a special event coming up, or perhaps it’s the […] Read More…

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What is the Difference Between Lean Body Mass and Body Fat?

When it comes to figuring out your unique body composition, there are so many terms and measurements out there that it can be easy to mix them all up. Lean body mass, fat-free mass, body fat, and body mass index are just some of the ways to understand and measure your body, yet they are […] Read More…

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5 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism Even When You’re Resting

Many people think of metabolism in terms of how their body breaks down food or how their body uses energy when they’re doing physical activities. While both of those are true, your metabolism is still working even when you’re not “doing anything” so that your body can continue to function. By looking at your basal […] Read More…

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