Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Why Not to Be Embarrassed About Adult Diapers

Adult Diapers & Why They Are Nothing to Be Ashamed About!

There are a lot of reasons why adult diapers are necessary. Though very few adults like to admit it, the use of these is actually quite common. One of the number one uses of adult diapers is surprisingly occupational. There are people who are unable to leave their post at work, even to leave to go to the washroom. The most common jobs that require these are guards. If they leave, they are giving up a large window of opportunity for those whom they are supposed to be guarding against.

Also, it is not uncommon for professional divers, and pilots on long flights to use adult diapers. Copilots can fly the plane, but it is always optimal to have at least two pilots in the cockpit at all times. Divers are unable to surface quickly to use the bathroom lest they risk the formation of nitrogen bubbles in their blood stream, which is a lethal condition. Some divers are underwater for countless hours at a time per dive. Even Senators and House member have been reported to wear adult diapers in the midst of very important meetings in which it would be completely unfeasible to leave.

Culturally, adult diapers are accepted in other cultures much more readily than in American culture. For instance, the Chinese often have extremely long lines to use public bathroom facilities due to the very large population. Public bathrooms are quickly becoming inadequate to accommodate the growing population.

Because of the stigma associated with the term “adult diapers,” they are not typically referred to as diapers. Instead they are usually called incontinence aids, or pads. There are a lot of people who have tried to curb this stigma. In Japan, the first adult diaper fashion show took place in order to allow people to realize that this is an accepted practice and should not be frowned upon. Numerous models paraded up and down the catwalk in edgy fashionable adult diapers.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Importance of Medical Scales and BMI

Many individuals use medical scales to judge their progress when it comes to dieting. However, this data can be inaccurate in helping you reach your goals if you are not taking the rest of the equation into account. There are several considerations to use when you use scales. First, the time of the day you use a scale is a major factor. Also, the BMI (Body Mass Index) is another extremely important factor. If you use those two in conjunction you will reap the most benefits.

First, many people use medical scales at different times of the day and this is a detrimental mistake, if you want an accurate snapshot of your diet progress, or even your day-to-day work. The human body’s weight fluctuates vastly throughout the day. Try to aim for the same time every morning. The idea behind this is your body establishes equilibrium at the same time every day. As a result, you are going to get a great baseline to work from. Then you can make better-informed decisions about your exercise plan, diet, and many other factors that control your weight.

BMI Chart for Medical Scales
Next, you want to be entirely certain you learn all of the intricacies of BMI, or Body Mass Index. This is a key concept that puts your weight into perspective when considering your heights. Basically this measure allows you to compare your height and your weight at the same time. The term, “obese”, gets tossed around very loosely. Many people do not know that the word is actually a scientific measure from the BMI chart. If you fall in the red category in the following chart you are obese. Take a moment to see where you are in proportion to your height and weight. There are a lot of things that can impact this number. Some people have a more dense bone structure. Sometimes the composition of the body itself needs to be taken into account in order to truly understand the benefits as well as the limitations of BMI.

There are some exceptions to the rule. Certain bodybuilders have actually discounted the importance of BMI as a measure of complete success. For instance, because muscle is a dense fiber, it weighs much more than fat. So, a muscular individual with an extremely low body fat percentage will, in fact, register a very high BMI. Does this mean that person is obese? Of course not! He or she is at the pinnacle of health. The scale shows that person’s weight. So, this shows that though the BMI is effective in telling a lot of the story, there is still much that remains to be told. Use the scale as just a guide, then BMI to hone in on your findings, and finally use body fat percentage to ensure your information is consistent.