Smartphones, tablets, laptops and other gadgets are all devices we use on a regular basis. You likely even have one of these devices on you at all times. Is it possible that the same device you use to talk to friends, keep track of meetings, play games and check the scores to your favorite sports team could help you in fight of the battle of the bulge? If you have a Twitter application and a Twitter account, you may just be able to help yourself shed some unwanted pounds.
According to research conducted by the University of Arizona, women who reveal health, fitness and nutrition victories on a weekly basis are more likely to shape-up faster than those who keep their victories to themselves. Research also indicates that one in three Americans are currently using social media sites to aim in the weight loss process. With many of these sites being free, the University of Arizona indicates that going viral with your weight loss goals can help you achieve your goals without breaking the bank. The University of Arizona encourages these types of programs to help men and women stay on track with their fitness goals.
If you love Twitter, you may enjoy the Tweet What You Eat means of losing weight (@twye). Tweet What You Eat is an online food journal that lets other users look at what you are eating. Users report they are more careful when it comes to eating healthy when using the Tweet What You Eat program. After all, no one wants to the world to see what you’ve eaten a piece of chocolate cake with a side of ice cream for lunch.
While Tweet What You Eat does not provide you with the tools and know how to lose weight, Tweet What You Eat can help you go public with your goals. Sharing what you eat can help you to make more conscientious decisions when it comes to your diet.
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What are You Really Paying for When You Purchase Bottled Water?
We all drink water. Chances are you take a bottle of water to the gym with you, carry one during a run or even keep a bottle on your desk during the work day. We have been told to drink at least eight, 8 oz. glasses of water per day for probably as long as most of us can remember. However before you run to the vending machine and grab a bottle of water or stock up on a 24 pack at the grocery store, you may want to think twice. Bottled water may not be the best way to go about staying hydrated – when it comes to your health as well as your wallet.
What are you really paying for?
Much of the time, bottled water is simply tap water. Take a look at where your bottle of water was bottled. There is a good chance you may simply be drinking tap water from the town your water was bottled in. In some cases the tap water may be filtered or purified . A lot of times you may just be paying for the exact same water that comes out of the facet at your house. Here’s something to think about: have you ever seen a label on a bottle of water that indicates that’s in the city’s water that you have been consuming? The chances are slim; especially if you are drinking water bottled in a different town or across the country. Purified water also has its downfalls; it may be very acidic.
Health concerns with bottled water:
If you’ve ever turned on the news or gone shopping for plastic dishware or water bottles, the letters BPA probably sound very familiar to you. Why? The plastic bottle that you are drinking water out of may be more of a concern than the actual water itself. Your plastic bottle may be packed with harmful chemicals. A large number of plastic bottles contain a chemical called bisphenol A or BPA which can contaminant the water that you believe to be purified. This can lead to a host of health problems. One of the biggest health problems caused by drinking water is abnormal fluctuation of your hormones.
Personally, I am a big fan of the Brita Filter!
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