Tag Archives: healthy living

Bioelectric Impedance Analysis (BIA)

19 Feb
English: Soehnle body scale with integrated bo...

English: Soehnle body scale with integrated body fat and water monitor. Dansk: Soehnle badevægt med integreret kropsfedtmåler og kropsvandmåler (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Today I am having my first Bioelectric Impedance Analysis (BIA). I didn’t even know what that was before today. BIA is being offered as part of our wellness plan at work. Should be interesting. I thought I was just meeting with a dietician. I admit to being a little scared when I read, “due to the use of a small electrical pulse, those who are pregnant or have a pacemaker should not use BIA.” Of course I am neither pregnant nor do I have a pacemaker. But still.

 

Apparently the BIA device looks like a bathroom scale and you just stand on it barefoot for a minute to find out your body composition profile, including weight, body fat % (total and segmental), body water %, muscle mass, bone mass, daily calorie needs, metabolic age and physique rating. It’s a way to track your progress over time, for things like trying to become more fit, better hydrated or to simply have an idea of health status as time goes by.

 

Resolutions

26 Dec

it’s that time of year when we all make resolutions we don’t keep. still I think it’s a good time to look back at what we accomplished in the last year and what we can improve on. here’s my top three for both.

accomplishments

1. traveled to Texas to visit family

2. managed to follow Dave Ramsey‘ s envelope system

3. made healthy lunches for my family most school/work days

improvements

1. take time to relax and appreciate my family

2. make and freeze dinners for busy week nights

3. spend time in the Word everyday

Now it’s your turn… looking back over the past year what did you do right and what could you improve on.

 

Why Another Blog About Food

19 Nov

Source: foodgawker.com via Pinterest

You might be thinking there are so many food blogs out there why do we need another one. Well, you might not, but I do. I recently found out the cause of some discomfort in my back was due to 1. my lack of strength and 2. arthritis in my lower back. I decided to get strong and get healthy. This blog will be my place to record what I am learning about eating and living for health.

Please share with me any insights your have on healthy eating and healthy living. What’s your best tip for eating right when time and money is tight? To get you started, mine is simply plan ahead.