Healthy Body & Soul

February 10, 2018

Marpac Lifesounds 440 Review

This Marpac Lifesounds 440 has a nice design, and looks good. It is intended for use in baby and toddler rooms, for naps and during the night. The unit is small and can be placed close to a bed, on a night-table, quite easily. In fact, we could argue that it’s the best portable white noise machine.

Most parents, at some time or another, struggle to ensure there is sufficient quiet in the house for a youngster to sleep. Whether it is brothers or sisters, or the parents themselves, waking a sleeping youngster is frustrating. To combat this, place the sound machine inside the room of the infant, and let it cancel out noise, and play more relaxing sounds. This should help create a better sleeping environment, and allow the little one to sleep better and longer.

The Marpac Lifesounds Is Great For Filling Rooms

The unit is easy to operate, and has good volume controls, and more importantly, there is no crackling or other background noise from the machine itself when playing on a high volume. To be used effectively, in a youngsters room (who are notoriously light sleepers, and wake at any noise) it needs to play …

January 30, 2018

Zojirushi BB-HAC10 Bread Machine Review

Making bread has been an easy task since the introduction of the Zojirushi BB-HAC10. This mini breadmaker has some great features that make it the ideal breadmaker for your home. As much as it is a good breadmaker, it has its bad points too but as you will see, the good points outweigh the bad points.

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The Zojirushi BB-HAC10 can bake up to one pound loaf of cake or bread. This means that you can bake bread and cake large enough to feed your family for the day. This mini breadmaker also has non-stick baking pans and kneading blade that are used to prepare the dough and set it in the breadmaker. There are recipes and a detailed manual that are included in the set as you buy it. The Zojirushi BB-HAC10 mini breadmaker is designed to make cakes, dough for croissants, cookies, rolls, pizza and pasta and also make a variety of bread and fresh fruit jams. It has a large viewing window from where you can monitor the progress of what you are cooking. There is an insulated handle for easy carrying. Time factor is also catered for as …

January 2, 2018

Guide to Choosing a Toddler Bed

If it’s time to move your baby into a “big girl’s bed” but she’s hardly a “big girl,” a toddler bed is the way to go. These pint-size beds are perfect for small children. They’re a great transitional bed between the crib and a twin or full-sized bed. Toddler beds are designed to sit close to the floor so it’s easy for short legs to climb in and out of them. Many toddler beds come equipped with built-in side rails for added safety.


Imagine any style bed, from an elegant metal one with a tall headboard and decorative spindles, to a traditional sleigh bed and chances are there is a mini-version. Toddler beds are available in a variety of styles and finishes. Most are manufactured of metal, wood or plastic. The best toddler beds feature favorite cartoon or storybook characters to reflect your child’s interests.


Although most toddler beds are basically the same, there are some important features to look for and consider before buying one. Does the bed have built-in side rails? Many beds do offer this safety feature, while others require an additional side rail purchase. Look for beds that are certified by the Juvenile Products …

October 22, 2017

Top 10 Weight Loss Tips: Physical Activity and Healthy Eating Habits

Information on how to lose weight is abundant. However, weight loss advice is often conflicting and can be overwhelming. While losing weight can be difficult, it doesn’t have to be when these simple tips are followed.

Get Moving

It’s a good idea to engage in a regularly scheduled workout to burn calories, whether at home or at the gym, but even taking extra steps each day can lead to weight loss. Wearing a pedometer is a good way to gauge where you are now in terms of steps per day and to help set a goal. Those looking to lose weight should aim for at least 10,000 steps per day. Easy ways to get in more steps per day is to:

  • Take steps instead of an elevator
  • Park far away from a store entrance
  • Vacuum daily instead of every other day
  • When putting away laundry, walk each piece of clothing to the closet or drawer instead of carrying many pieces at once

Eat Healthy

It’s important when trying to lose weight to make healthier food choices. Swap out white bread for whole grain, use olive oil to cook with instead of lard or butter, skim fat off the top of …

Weight Loss
September 7, 2017

How to Calculate BMI for Female

You can know your overall health by assessing aspects in your body such as body weight, fat percentage, muscle mass, sugar level, body mass index (BMI) and so on. You should concentrate a bit on your BMI, know what it is, how it is calculated and what level of BMI is healthy. When you want to calculate BMI for females, you simply need to follow the same steps as BMI calculation for men is done—determining some numbers and use of an equation.

Body mass index is a method used to determine the total amount of fat in your body and also assess whether you are overweight, underweight or within the normal weight range.

Here is a step by step guide on how you can calculate BMI for female:

1)       Measure your weight

When you wake up in the morning, empty your bowels and weigh yourself before eating or drinking anything. To get a more accurate reading, you can weigh yourself when you are naked.

Important: Make sure you are not wearing your weighted vest when measuring your weight.

2)       Measure your height

Get someone to measure how tall you are or if you are alone, stand against a tall closet …

Weight Loss
August 17, 2017

Green Coffee Bean Extract Benefits

A cup of coffee is good and healthy, but can it help shed the extra pounds on your belly? Maybe the coffee itself cannot, but the extract from the beans surely can. If you would like to know how the extract works, check the green tea and coffee bean extract reviews post I made a few weeks ago.

Few people can actually let the day go by without having a cup of java, black tea or tar as many people prefer to call coffee. We all know the health benefits associated with coffee, but very few people know that extracts from green coffee beans actually have fat fighting potential. This post from WebMD goes in depth on the benefits of coffee.

Where Does Green Coffee Bean Extract Come From?

The extract comes from green or unroasted coffee beans, just like the name suggests. Coffee contains many compounds which have numerous health benefits.

What Will The Extract Do For You?

The major benefit that the extract is known for is weight loss. The extract has gained popularity recently with websites and companies offering green coffee pills and beverages spiked with the extract. Recently, many doctors have talked about the benefits of …

Weight Loss
October 19, 2016

Weight Loss Motivation Tools

UPDATE: The tool mentioned in this post is no longer available, sorry gals.  But I got you a free $250 MacDonald’s Card. Get it HERE.

Staying on the course to achieving your desired weight  can be tough when you have no one to encourage you. Your motivation will mostly determine whether or not you will stick to a healthy diet, exercises or other weight loss route you have decided to go for.

Whether you want to get skinny fast or want to lose weight in a natural manner, being motivated is important to achieving your goals.

Weight Loss Motivation Tools

weight loss toolsI came across some tools from Daily Fitness Center that I have found to be crucial to staying motivated to losing weight. I will encourage you to download the tools if you are serious about losing weight. The tools are available as a free download.

Simply download and install the toolbar in your favorite browser. Then, every time you are browsing the Internet, whether you are at work or home, you will get simple tips that will help you lead a healthier life and lose those unwanted pounds.

Some of the things I have learned since downloading the tool …