Wednesday, September 23, 2009

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Saturday, September 19, 2009

September is National Yoga Month

Make this the month to Learn Yoga.

Have you thought about trying yoga lately? It’s a fun alternative to high-impact exercise and offers just as many health benefits, such as:
• Decreased stress
• Improved hand-eye coordination
• Enhanced concentration
• Pain management
• Better sleep
• Improved flexibility
• Lower blood pressure
• Strengthened bones and joints
• Weight loss

Yoga realigns and rebalances your body on a regular basis. When your body is finely tuned, your chances for injuries and illnesses decrease. The practice of yoga involves performing a variety of poses, called asanas, along with breathing exercises or meditation to cleanse and detoxify your body. These actions increase blood circulation.

Regular practice of stretches, twists, bends and inversions – the basic movements of yoga poses – also restore strength and stamina to the body.

Are you out of shape or new to yoga? Don’t let that stop you. Many of the poses involved in yoga can be altered for beginners.Start out slowly and you will likely be surprised at how far you can come in just a few weeks.

If you are trying to lose weight, add yoga with aerobic exercise and weight training. Along with a diet filled with whole grains, protein, fruits and vegetables. You should be able to see (and feel) the difference in about a month.

Yoga can be practiced by anyone, at any fitness level, at any age, pretty much anywhere.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Be Kitchen Smart

The below few tips can save you from getting sick.

** Cook meat thoroughly and use a food thermometer to make sure it's hot enough to kill bacteria.

** Wash anything that has been in contact with raw meat, poultry, or eggs, including your hands, before touching other foods.

** Use separate plates and cutting boards for raw and cooked food, and separate boards for each type of food (only half of all Americans do this, according to an International Food Information Council Foundation survey).

** Refrigerate leftovers within two hours.

** Remove and throw away the outer layers of lettuce and cabbage heads; rub all fresh fruits and vegetables under cool running water to loosen dirt and germs. Rinse for about 10 seconds, then blot with a paper towel.

Monday, September 7, 2009

ASPIRIN Can Save Your Life

If you take an aspirin or a baby aspirin once a day, take it at night.
The reason: aspirin has a 24-hour "half-life".
Therefore, if most heart attacks happen in the wee hours of the morning, the aspirin would be strongest in your system.

Aspirin lasts a really long time in your medicine chest...years. When it gets old, it will smell like vinegar.

WHY you should have aspirin near your bed - It saves lives! It is important to always have ASPIRIN in the home!!!

There are other symptoms of a heart attack besides the pain on the left arm.
One must also be aware of an intense pain on the chin, as well as nausea and lots of sweating.
However, these symptoms may occur less frequently.

NOTE: There may be no pain in the chest during a heart attack.
The majority of people (about 60%) who had a heart attack during their sleep, did not wake up.
However, if it occurs, the chest pain may wake you up from your deep sleep.

If that happens, IMMEDIATELY DISSOLVE TWO ASPIRINS IN YOUR MOUTH and swallow them with a bit of water.

Afterwards, first phone 911, then a neighbor or a family member who lives very close by and state "HEART ATTACK!!!"
And that you have taken 2 ASPIRINS.
Take a seat on a chair or sofa and wait for their arrival and ....DO NOT LIE DOWN!!!