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Gift ideas for the health-conscious

December 11th, 2013 | Posted by nikki in Blog - (Comments Off on Gift ideas for the health-conscious)
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Do you have someone special in your life who enjoys a healthy lifestyle? Do they love sports, run marathons or enjoy a healthy diet? If you do have someone in your life like this, here are some of the best gifts for the health-conscious this Christmas.

Bathroom Scales

Get the latest state-of-the-art digital bathroom scales that also measure body fat and calories. This is a really useful tool for those who are working to a health goal. You can get a wide range of models at a variety of prices from Healthcheck Systems.

Heart Rate Monitors

This is an essential tool for the serious athlete as well as the novice. When you are training for a triathlon, marathon or bike race, you need to monitor your heart rate to know when you should train harder and move faster. The heart rate monitor helps athletes to get the most out of every workout. Get the best technologically advanced heart rate monitors here.

Blood Pressure monitor

These help you to regulate your blood pressure by keeping accurate readings. You can get a wide range of blood pressure monitors for the wrist or arm from the experts at Healthcheck Systems.

Pedometers

These nifty little gadgets help to keep track of how many steps you have taken in a day. They can tell you how far you have traveled and how many calories you have burned. Most come with a stop watch so that you can record your times as well. Get the widest range of pedometers at the lowest prices here.

Fat Calipers

Get more accurate readings of your body fat index with these fat calipers. Fat calipers help you to regulate your body weight to the right weight for your height and age for a healthier lifestyle. Find a wide range of fat calipers here.

How to get your Kids Moving

October 7th, 2013 | Posted by nikki in Blog - (Comments Off on How to get your Kids Moving)
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Your kids are never too young to exercise

Instilling healthy activity levels is much easier if you start early on. Make sure that your kids get moving from the start by encouraging crawling and walking through play. Get moving yourself with bike trailers and baby joggers. Babies find these activities soothing and it’s great for them to get outdoors while you get a workout.

Family outings

Exercise as a family. It doesn’t have to feel like exercise if you turn it into play. Swimming in the pool, playing catch on the lawn or family biking outings are all good ways to get your little ones moving. If you are going for a walk, encourage participation with ride-on toys.

Sports

Playing sports is a great way for your kid to stay in shape. They get to develop better motor skills and stay in shape while learning valuable lessons about working as a team. Encourage your kids to find activities that they really enjoy so that they are more likely to participate.

If your child isn’t the sporty type, use a pedometer to gauge daily activity levels. A pedometer measures how many steps you take in a day. They can augment their daily activity with walks around the neighborhood or around the park. Set goals for them and reward them for targets they meet.

Getting your family active is essential to maintain health and help your kids develop in a natural, healthy way. Lead by example and get yourself moving too.

For the best exercise and health products, visit Healthcheck Systems today.

Using Pedometers to Get your Family Moving!

September 9th, 2013 | Posted by nikki in Blog - (Comments Off on Using Pedometers to Get your Family Moving!)
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Obesity is affecting 1 in 3 North American kids and, in an effort to increase activity levels, many parents and schools are giving out pedometers to measure the distance students cover in a day. Students who live sedentary lives manage between 1,000 – 3,000 steps a day. The ideal amount of walking needs to increase to 10, 000 steps a day in order for your kids to live long, healthy lives.

A sedentary lifestyle not only reduces a child’s life expectancy, it also reduces the quality of their lives significantly. Diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol and other health ailments will mean that they can’t enjoy life as much as they would like. Getting your kids to move is a great way to improve health, burn calories and improve quality of life.

Having pedometers helps you and your kids monitor their activity levels. They can run or walk each day while wearing their pedometers on their belts. Start by setting realistic goals. Measure how much they walk each day for a week and then work out an average for each day. Increase the amount they have to walk by 500 steps every two weeks. Offer rewards when weekly targets are met.

You can help your kids get active by getting moving yourself. Instead of driving everywhere, walk to the shops, visit a friend or take your dog for a walk. Visit the park with your kids, or the zoo or a museum where they have to walk more.

An active lifestyle starts with you, so be a good example and get your family moving. You will save money on medication and have the joy of seeing your family healthier, happier and slimmer!

Pedometers help kids to get a real sense of their progress. They have a tangible number they need to work towards in terms of the number of steps they have to walk in a day, week or month. Having rewards to work towards will help to keep them motivated and soon, walking and being active will becomes a way of life.

Get your pedometers from Healthcheck Systems.