August 25, 2010

5 Ways to Improve Your Memory

The human brain holds a colossal amount of memories from childhood to the current time. Not only does it hold personal memories (long term), but is also expected to hold day to day things (short term), such as tasks; and in school years, plenty of other information. There are ways you can optimize your memory power.

  1. Pay attention – If you don’t pay attention to something you can never learn and keep that piece of information. It takes an average of eight seconds of focus to process a piece of information.
  2. Use your learning style – If you learn better by reading, read something over and over to learn it. Some people are better at hearing. In this case record a tape and play it back or try to convince a friend to read it to you. You can also try reading out loud.
  3. Use all the senses – Using as many senses as you are able to will help your brain because you will have more areas to recall the information from. If you read something out loud not only are you using sight, but sound as well. Also try to relate information to things like colors to the information you are learning.
  4. Relate information – Using the information you already know, make connections with the new information. Forming a sort of web with information will help you to recall it better. New knowledge builds on old knowledge.
  5. Space rehearsal – Review all the information you learn the day that you learn it and at intervals following. Spaced rehearsal is more effective than cramming.

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August 24, 2010

Lead By Example and Get Your Kids Active

Filed under: exercise — Tags: , , , , , , , — robertprice @ 6:03 pm

I still remember when I was younger, I used to play outside with my friends until the streetlights came on, and even then we sometimes stayed out even later. I used to and still do love hockey, and I remember when my dad taught me the power of the slap shot. What many of today’s parents seem to forget is that they have to lead by example when it comes to getting their kids active. Even if your kid refuses to admit it, they look to their parents as role models and base a lot of their behavior after what they see and hear. Parents need to start going outside and making exercise fun for children again.

It may seem like a lot of work sometimes, but part of being a parent is spending time with your child or children. Simply going outside and teaching your kid how to ride a bike can be extremely beneficial. You get some quality bonding time in with your child, and you teach your child the importance of physical exercise. Maybe one day, you can take your kid on a day trip to go biking. If you’re not too into biking, go toss a ball around in the backyard. Your child will quickly pick up that sports, and exercising for that matter, can be really fun. This is a crucial first step in ensuring your child can maintain his or her health further on into the future.

Next time you’re sitting at home and see your kid has been sitting inside for hours playing on the X-Box or sitting at the computer, ask them to come outside and throw that baseball around. Your child is guaranteed to benefit from the activity and you may just establish a closer relationship with your son or daughter.

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August 23, 2010

8 Uses for Toothpaste That Do Not Involve Your Teeth

Filed under: brushing your teeth — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — robertprice @ 9:42 pm

Toothpaste is great for cleaning your teeth and fighting cavities, but what most people don’t know is that there are many other uses for toothpaste.

  • Crayon marks on walls – By rubbing a little toothpaste and wiping with warm water, you can clean your walls of any crayon marks that any kids or even you have made.
  • Pimples – dab a small bit of non-whitening toothpaste on a pimple before bed and it should be considerably smaller when you wake up.
  • Skin Relief – Toothpaste can help relieve those itching or stinging areas caused by bee stings, bug bites, small rashes, burns, and cold sores.
  • Wall Filler – Toothpaste can be used to fill in nail or pin holes in the wall. Toothpaste is great for this as it dries fast.
  • Hang up Posters – You don’t need to worry about taping or tacking your posters up anymore, just apply a bit of toothpaste to each corner
  • Remove Stains – Toothpaste can be a great aid in getting rid of those stains on your clothes or your carpet. Apply a bit of toothpaste right onto the stain for clothes. Then rub quickly until the stain is gone. For carpet, place some toothpaste on a stain and scrub with a brush. Rinse as soon as you’ve finished scrubbing. However, if you are using a whitening toothpaste, you may bleach the fabric.
  • Shiny Fingernails – If you’re looking for healthier and shinier fingernails, use a toothbrush with some toothpaste to scrub the top and as much of the bottom of your nails as possible.
  • Hair Gel – If you run out of your hair gel right before that big date, don’t panic. If you have one of the gel toothpastes then you’re in luck. The gel toothpaste has the same water-soluble polymers that your hair gel is made of.

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Top 7 Health Benefits of Watermelon

Filed under: healthy foods — Tags: , , , , , , , , — robertprice @ 9:25 pm

Watermelon is one of the most popular fruits during the summer time. It is during this time that watermelons are available at their best. Not only is eating watermelon a great way to cool down in the heat but it also offers many different health benefits. Even the kids love it!

Lycopene is an antioxidant in watermelon that reduces the risk of heart disease, prostate cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, and colon cancer. Watermelon contains more lycopene than any other fruit or vegetable.

Watermelon is high in Vitamin C and beta-carotene. Both help fight disease and can prevent conditions such as heart disease and cancer.

It is very high in potassium which helps keep one’s heart beat normal, and blood pressure under control.

Anxiety and panic disorders are increasing in the United States over time. Vitamin B6, a nutrient in watermelon, helps prevent these disorders.

It’s fat free! Watermelon leaves you feeling refreshed even if you eat a little too much.

Watermelon helps your body produce energy as it is high in B-vitamins.

Watermelon contains a large amount of water. Many people do not like drinking regular water. I the form of a watermelon, it is easily done. Approximately 90% of a watermelon is made up of water.

There are only a few more weeks of summer left, so get your watermelon before it is too late. To find a ripe and ready to eat watermelon in your supermarket, just knock on the side of it. If you hear a hollow sound it is ready to eat. Enjoy!

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Prenatal Exposure to Pesticides = Higher Risk of ADHD

Filed under: pregnancy — Tags: , , — robertprice @ 9:25 pm

In a recent study it was found that pregnant women who are greatly exposed to pesticides will have children with a higher risk of developing ADHD. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a condition involving the nervous system and has symptoms such as inattention, restlessness, and impulsiveness.

Other symptoms of ADHD include: the inability to pay attention, hyperactivity, impulsiveness, forgetfulness, and mood swings. ADHD needs to be diagnosed by a doctor as it is often difficult to tell whether a child is just immature of his/her age, super active,  as well as many other situations.

According to the study that observed approximately 300 pregnant women, traces of ADHD were observed at the age of five for children whose mothers had been exposed to pesticides.

When pregnant women are exposed to pesticides it has an impact on the growing child’s nervous system. Pesticides damage the nervous system by disrupting neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters act as messengers in the brain as they pass information from one place to another within the nervous system.

The conclusion found was that women living close to agricultural areas were more susceptible to give birth to children with a high risk of ADHD. However, it also affects the common person. Everyone eats fruits and vegetables. Fruits and veggies are sprayed with pesticides when they are growing so that they do not get attacked by insects and other pests.

It is recommended that people take time to wash their fruits and vegetables properly before eating them. This has now become especially important for expecting mothers. Another alternative would be to eat organic foods instead.

Lastly, it is important to inform you that many other factors could have contributed to the results found in this study besides exposure to pesticides. This issue is still being studied.

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August 17, 2010

HIV Positive German Pop Star Apologizes In Court

Filed under: HIV — Tags: , , , , , — robertprice @ 5:51 pm

German pop star, Nadja Benaissa, was in court in Darmstadt, where she apologized for her actions. She allegedly had unprotected sex on five occasions with 3 people, without telling her partners that she was indeed HIV positive. One of these partners has been confirmed as being HIV positive.

The former member of the group No Angels is facing 6 months to 10 years in prison if she is found guilty. The verdict of the trial is due on August 26. I hope she gets the maximum sentence for her actions, as she has inevitably changed at least one person’s life forever.

Although HIV/AIDS medications have come a very long way in recent years, HIV is still a very serious and very dangerous illness. Those with HIV will always have that fear that one day, maybe they’ll develop AIDS and become very ill. There’s also the fact that a person with HIV will have to be on medications for the rest of their life. These medications aren’t always cheap either. Furthermore, some people in society will treat a person with HIV differently. While it may not seem fair, it is a reality, as some people still view HIV/AIDS in a very negative light.

While Benaissa may be managing her condition, her former lover may not be so lucky. Her previous partner may have a very aggressive form of HIV that quickly develops into AIDS and wreaks all kinds of havoc on her health.

Honestly, a “sorry” from Benaissa now is just not going to cut it. It just isn’t good enough. That’s why I’m hoping she is given the maximum sentence.

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August 12, 2010

Why Bodybuilding Improves Your Life

It’s extremely difficult to get into a weightlifting and cardio routine, and once you do start it’s a possibility you could get addicted, but a balanced bodybuilding routine can have significant effects on your life.

  1. You will look amazing – Stereotypically, men are the ones working out, lifting weights, getting abs, and looking great, but women can too! Becoming fit will make you stand out and also help you attract members of the opposite sex. Regular exercise also helps slow the ageing process by improving the skins elasticity! So exercise, and look younger!
  2. It helps anger problems – As you grow older it becomes hard to deal with relationships and bad friendships etc. If you exercise when you are angry, rather than taking your anger out on someone and making it worse, the adrenaline can help you lift more weight and reach higher goals and the activity can help to calm your anger.
  3. Super strength – Well, not really. But you will have a higher pain tolerance! Childbirth will be easier for women. The classic backache will be numbed by the increased pain tolerance and will not be as intense because stretching reduces back pain. You will also have more energy, so don’t expect to be tired after a work day! When you are gym fit you can last longer! With exercise you will also be able to sleep better and thus have more energy the following day!
  4. Blood pressure – This type of healthy lifestyle will lower your blood pressure and reduce the chances of heart conditions. This also will prolong your life.

Overall exercising is an amazing thing that is low cost but does require time and effort but with marvelous, long-lasting results.

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Don’t Let The Bed Bugs Bite!

They may not spread life threatening diseases, but the thought of bedbugs surviving off our blood is enough to make anyone cringe. If you wake up in the morning with bites and itching welts you didn’t have the night before, chances are your house is infested with bedbugs. Since the banning of DDT in the 1950’s bedbugs have been repopulating rapidly and are now a spreading epidemic. The first thing you should know is that bedbugs are not a sign of un-cleanliness, so if you suspect you have them in your house there is nothing to be embarrassed about. Many expensive hotels and stores have had to deal with bedbugs in the past. Bedbugs are especially fond of the folds and seams of mattresses where it is easy to hide.

New York City is suffering greatly from the bedbugs infestations. Last year at this time one in every fifteen New Yorkers had a problem with bedbugs. In NYC they have found bed bugs in theaters, office buildings, and classy apartments. The average bedbug is about the size of an apple seed.

Bedbugs are not something easy disposed of. It costs about fifteen hundred dollars to get an exterminator to rid of your problem. Do-it-yourself products are sold, but with limited success. Not many do-it-yourself sprays have been found to work and your best bet would be to call an exterminator. Another concern with people trying to deal with their own infestations is that they are using pesticides inside, which are meant for outdoor use. This poses a health hazard to the people and can make them ill. If it was that easy for people to solve their own pest problems then exterminators would already be out of a job. It’s more difficult than just a powder or spray to solve bedbug issues.

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Thin Out Your Chipmunk Cheeks

Puffy cheeks are not something anyone wants. Unfortunately for some people, when a few pounds are added to the abdomen, a few pounds are added to the face. Thankfully there are a couple positive things about face fat. First: people who gain their fat on their abdomen rather than on their faces have a higher risk for many diseases such as diabetes, gallbladder disease, arthritis, and various other conditions.  Second: you aren’t alone! John Travolta and Jason Alexander and many others pack on pounds to the face.  Also, there are a few things you can do to bid goodbye to your chipmunk cheeks.

  1. Exercise – That’s a given. If you want to lose any weight, anywhere, you’ve got to exercise. Power walking, jogging, and running and other aerobics can help purge those pounds.
  2. Drink Water – Drink 8 glasses of water per day. If you deprive your body of water it could cause bloating, which just adds to the size of your face.
  3. Reduce salt – Salt causes water retention. If this water retention occurs in your face it will give you a bloated look. Reduce the amount of salt in your food.
  4. Get a massage – Have a facial massage at a spa. This will increase your faces metabolism and reduce the amount of fat. If a massage is too expensive try doing it yourself or with girlfriends. Always massage upward in strokes!
  5. Face Exercises – While looking in a mirror make an overemphasized smile, but keep your lips closed. Smile as wide as you can as if the corners of your mouth are trying to touch your ears. Do this for 8 seconds, then relax and repeat.

Another face exercise you can do to reduce fat is as follows: keeping your mouth closed, puff your left cheek out with air, hold this for 8 seconds and then do the same to your left cheek. Repeat this 5 times.

If you have a double chin you can try these exercises:

  1. Chin Taps – Tap your chin with the backside of your hand. Do this for as long as you can bear.
  2. Chewing gum – The chewing movement forces you to move your jaw a lot, without the downside of calories (which you would have if eating a meal).
  3. Good posture – Keep good posture while sitting and standing. Bad posture can give your muscles too much slack and cause loose skin.
  4. Platysma – The platysma muscle, when exercised can help rid of a double chin. Open your mouth and pull your bottom lip over your bottom teeth. Move your jaw up and down continuously. This exercise is called the shovel and despite its absurdity it will work if you do it on a daily basis.

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Health Concern over BPA Exposure

Filed under: diabetes,heart disease,plastic bottles — Tags: , , , , , — robertprice @ 4:25 pm

water bottle, BPA, BPA free, waterBisphenol A, also known as BPA, is an industrial chemical that is used in the manufacturing of many products that we use every day. This chemical is most commonly found in hard plastics, including food storage containers, plastic bottles, dental sealants, toys and the linings of food cans. Recent concern has arisen over the effects of prolonged exposure to BPA, after a cross-sectional study revealed that those with high BPA exposure have an increased the risk of heart disease and diabetes, while another study links BPA to liver damage and hormonal interference leading to obesity.

The Canadian government has already taken steps to limit BPA exposure to infants. In 2008, Canada was the first country to ban the use of baby bottles containing BPA, and additionally labeled BPA as a toxic chemical. However, there are still many products available in Canada that contain BPA, such as CDs, DVDs, water bottles and food cans. Before BPA can be phased out from the manufacturing process of Canadian products, more research must be accumulated in order to officially determine BPA as a dangerous substance. Luckily, that time is coming soon, as the Food and Drug Association has partnered with the US Department of Health and Human Services and additionally the Centers for Disease Control and the National Institutes of Health intend to launch a thirty million dollar research initiative to observe the health implications of BPA exposure.

Until that time comes, there are several ways that you can help to reduce your exposure to BPA chemicals, from eating fresh foods to refraining from microwaving food in plastic containers. When buying new plastic containers for water or food storage, make sure that the products that you are buying are BPA-free. Many plastic-manufacturers have recently begun to develop BPA-free products in response to consumer requests. If you’re wondering whether your current plastic-ware is BPA-free, you can identify the type of plastic by the recycling number on the bottom of the container. Numbers 1, 2, 4, and 5 are all guaranteed to be free of BPA and are safe for both you and your family to use. Reducing your exposure to BPA now may prove to an important and extremely beneficial decision, as it will reduce your risk of developing heart disease, liver problems and diabetes, while vastly improving your quality of life overall.

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