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Twin Cities named “Fittest City” in America

The annual American College of Sports Medicine released it’s Fit Cities list and for the third year in a row… the Twin Cities was named “Fittest City” in America! As Escali is a Minnesota based company, we are proud of these results! There must be a lot of Twin Cities Escali scale owners! Fittest Cities …

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Overweight Bag Fees Got You Down?

Summer is one of the most popular times of the year to hit the road or take to the skies for those treasured family vacations. Even though traveling can bring some amazing times to share with your loved ones, it can also bring massive headaches and money disappearing from your pocket. Our Velo luggage scale …

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Summer Eats

Chicken and Sun-Dried Tomato Bruschetta Ingredients 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves 295 ml Italian salad dressing, divided 120 g fresh spinach, torn   85 g crumbled feta cheese 8 sun-dried tomatoes, packed without oil, chopped 1 (1 pound) loaf focaccia bread, cut into 1/2-inch thick slices 60 ml olive oil Directions -Place the chicken …

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8 Gluten Free Flours & Pumpkin Pancake Recipe

Blanched almond flour: Made from finely ground blanched (skinned) almonds. Store in refrigerator or freezer. Can add small amounts to baked goods to improve their tenderness and structure. Buckwheat flour: This isn’t wheat at all! Made from the triangular seed of the buckwheat plant and has a rich, nutty flavor that’s delicious in breakfast and …

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Weight Loss: Be Proactive with Portion Control

Too often, we are reactive to our bathroom scales. We see the number creeping up and up, and eventually we decide that enough is enough.  It may remind you of the boiling frog metaphor…  If you throw a frog in boiling water, it will immediately jump out.  If you throw that same frog in cool …

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When Accuracy is Essential, Elite Athletes Use Escali Scales

Chelsea Smith is an elite rower training in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Her goal is to represent the United States of America in the lightweight women’s double at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England. Smith competes as a lightweight rower. Thus, for the women’s lightweight double the two athletes’ must average 57 kg (125.6 pounds) …

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Body Fat Percentage vs. BMI. What’s the Difference?

  Which is better to measure? Some experts would argue that your body fat percentage is more telling you more about your overall health because BMI values can be misleading.  They argue that BMI measurements don’t take into account whether you’re heavy because of excessive fat or because of an increased muscle mass which obviously …

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Spotting Fad Diets: How to be a Savvy Consumer

By Melissa Herrmann Dierks RD, LDN, CDE Weight loss and long term weight management are best achieved by following a meal plan with a focus on balance, variety, and moderation.  Labeling individual foods or beverages as “good” or “bad” will not help you to reach your goal, and neither will eliminating favorites from your diet.  January …

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6 Weight Loss Tips from the Mayo Clinic

The Mayo Clinic, (supporter and retailer of Escali scales) based out of Rochester, Minn. is a world renown healthcare facility. The Mayo Clinic, Saint Marys Hospital and Rochester Methodist Hospital form the largest medical center in the world. More than 350,000 patients from all walks of life go to to Mayo Clinic each year to …

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