April 12, 2011

Myths about Eyesight: Debunked!

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eyesightRemember those old ridiculous myths that parents would tell their children to have them take care of their eyesight? Well, in this article those myths are going to be exposed.

Myth 1: If a person crosses their eyes, they will end up stuck!
FALSE: Although parents have been telling this myth for centuries, it is false. According to Dr. Melson, all that will occur is that the eye muscles will become strained.

Myth 2: Carrots are the only vegetable that will improve eyesight
FALSE: According to Dr. Melson, although carrots are rich in vitamin-a, the vitamin which is crucial for good eyesight, they are not the only foods that maintain good vision. Asparagus, apricots, nectarines and milk are all examples of foods that help maintain good vision. A well balanced diet is beneficial to improving vision.

Myth 3: Reading in dim light will damage your eyesight
FALSE: When you read in dim light, a headache might occur because your eyes are working harder than they normally do. However, there is no prolonged damage to your vision.

Myth 4: Sitting closely to the television will damage your eyesight
FALSE: This would have been true in the 1950s when televisions did not have a screen to protect our eyes from radiation, however, modern televisions have a screen to shield our eyes. One possible effect caused by sitting too close to the television is fatigue in the eyes as they tend to blink less.

Myth 5: Constantly wearing glasses will damage your eyesight
FALSE: The degradation of eyesight is due to an increase in age or genetics and has nothing to do with constantly wearing glasses. In fact, constantly wearing glasses has only changed your perception of how blurry your eyesight was before glasses.

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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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July 9, 2010

5 Lies about ADHD

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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder affects a person’s ability to focus. Sitting still and being able to pay attention in class comes naturally to most people, but for those with ADHD it is an ongoing struggle. These kids are the ones who are often caught off task and getting in trouble.  Below are 6 lies often told to about ADHD.

All kids diagnosed with ADHD are hyperactive – Although this is even indicated in the name of the condition, some kids with ADHD have the opposite of hyperactivity, but rather space out and seem unmotivated.  There are two types of ADHD: the hyperactive-impulsive type and the combined type. Both of these are accompanied by some hyperactive symptoms like fidgeting and interrupting, but only sometimes is the child ‘bouncing-off-the-walls’ hyperactive.

ADHD is caused by bad parenting – ADHD is not at all stimulated by faulty parenting. Although it is unknown exactly what causes ADHD it is definitely related to genetics. ADHD is usually found at about age 7 and brain images show that there is a noticeable difference between the brains of children with ADHD and those without.

Sugar consumption can cause ADHD – Eating sugar is not in any way linked to ADHD, or hyperactivity. In approximately 5 % of people with ADHD there has been a link to food additives, (including food coloring) and hyperactivity.

ADHD doesn’t actually exist – Some people think that ADHD is actually just a made up condition and such behavior as portrayed in those with ADHD is just boys, being the rambunctious trouble makers that all boys are. ADHD is a real condition which is not just ‘boys being boys’ but furthers this to the point that if affects a child’s ability to function socially, academically and at home.

My child is shy, he/she can’t have ADHD – Girls who have ADHD usually don’t pay attention but do not show any hyperactive or impulsive symptoms. As they become teenagers they may suffer from symptoms of anxiety or depression. Often girls will have social problems because of withdrawal and internalized emotions.

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April 20, 2010

Chocolate is Good for You?

Dark chocolate, which has 65 percent or higher amount of cocoa, if eaten in moderation has many
health benefits.

It has some of the most influence on the circulatory system. Dark chocolate has the ability to lower both blood pressure and cholesterol. It can actually reduce bad cholesterol, LDL, up to 10%.

For many people chocolate is a feel-good-food. Here’s why. Chocolate encourages the production of endorphin which gives you a good feeling. Due to this quality and because of serotonin, a component of chocolate, dark chocolate even acts as an anti-depressent. So next time you are feeling down, you know what to do.

A common remark that people make about chocolate is that they will gain weight by eating it. This is true. In order to get the benefits from dark chocolate you have to eat it in moderation. You could try convincing yourself otherwise by knowig that only 1/3 of the fat from dark chocolate is actually bad for you. As well, when eating dark chocolate, make sure not to drink milk with it. Doing this rids you of the benefits you would have gotten from the chocolate. This is because the milk can prevent antioxidants from being absorbed, thus make the dark chocolate of no use besides calories eaten.

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April 19, 2010

Health Benefits of Eating Tofu


Tofu is a soft cheeselike food made of curdled soybean milk. It is low in fat, and is a very low-calorie food with numerous health benefits for the body. However, the majority of people do not eat tofu because they do not like the taste of it or are too afraid to try it because of its texture. Formost, tofu is an acquired taste. It definitely is worth it.

Tofu contains an immense amount of nutrients. Protein is one of the most important, especially inregards to vegetarians who do not get their protein from meat. The protein from tofu is even better than some meats, making it a fantastic alternative. Think about how much less fat you are consuming! For all those people who want to become more muscular or “buff” as they say it, this is perfect for you.

Not only is it a great source of protein, but tofu is also an exceptional source of iron, copper, omega-3 fats, selenium, and calcium. The calcium in tofu helps prevent osteoporosis. Eating tofu in general because of all its components has shown a lower risk of getting cancer.

Furthermore, tofu can lessen the chance of getting heart disease. It does this by reducing levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) which is cholesterol that is not good for the body, while maintaininglevels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) which is essentially “good” cholesterol. All in all, tofu can reduce LDL by 35% to 40%.

You know the benefits it has, so try it for yourself. There are numerous flavors and textures in which you can buy tofu, so see what works for you.

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April 15, 2010

Getting the Perfect Tan – Safely

As summer looms over the horizon of April and May, there is always the anticipation of pulling out those summer outfits that always seem to look their best with a deeper and darker skin tone. By the time summer rolls around, it’s always nice to feel the sun, and enjoy the tan that it leaves on your skin. To achieve this “perfect tan”, there are several methods; some like to tan the natural way, while others prefer synthetic methods such as using tanning beds and tanning products. However, not all of these methods have your skin in their best interest.

How does tanning work?

When you tan naturally, the sun’s rays penetrate your skin on two different levels. The sun’s rays are separated into two categories; the UVB rays, which have a tendency to burn the upper layers of your skin; and the UVA rays, which penetrate the lower layers in your skin and activate the melanin pigments that cause your skin to become darker. Though these UVA rays are most effective in darkening your skin, in large amounts they can cause serious skin damage that may lead to conditions such as skin cancer and melanoma.

Tanning beds may seem like a safer bet, as the rays that are synthetically created in tanning booths aren’t the same as those that are created by the sun. In fact, tanning booths are more dangerous than leaving your house without sunscreen on. This is because the ultraviolet UVA rays that are used tanning beds are extremely similar to the rays of the sun, and in a much higher concentration. The synthetic ultraviolet rays leave your skin with a burn in its lower layers, and although you may not be able to see it, the tanning bed rays will leave your skin thinner, making it more difficult to heal.

Safe Tanning

Tanning the natural way isn’t always unsafe, in fact, by wearing sunscreen, you lessen your risk of skin cancer by a significant amount. If you’re afraid of remaining pale because of the sunscreen, don’t worry because your sunblock acts as an agent to divert harmful rays from penetrating your skin, and you will still receive a long lasting and even tan.

If you’ve ever wondered how celebrities retain their suntans during the winter months, their secret is not in their expensive beachfront homes, rather, many simply use sunless tanning products. A sunless tanning product may come in the form of a spray or lotion, and will provide you with a darker skin tone – minus the harmful effects. If you’re worried about streaking or an uneven tan, just relax, because many sunless tanning products have been on the market for years now, and are much more user-friendly than the old prototypes.

In the end, tanned skin isn’t as healthy as regular skin. By taking steps to protect your skin by wearing sunscreen, wearing protective clothing, or using other medicines that will protect your skin from sun, you can ensure that your skin remains healthy, without the harmful effects that may lead to skin cancer.

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April 8, 2010

Getting Rid of the Clown


For years, Ronald McDonald has been the face of the McDonald’s fast food chain. Recently though, there has been a very serious push to send Ronald into retirement. With the current obesity problem, especially among young children, many people believe it’s time for Ronald to go.

Personally, I’m no big fan of Ronald McDonald, but I also don’t believe he is entirely to blame here. Yes, McDonald’s isn’t the healthiest food for anyone to eat, but that doesn’t mean you should blame the company for your weight problems, or the weight problems your children are now facing. You have to make the decision about your life. If you choose to eat unhealthy all the time, you must be willing to accept the consequences of your actions.

As for those parents placing total blame on the curly haired clown, maybe you should ask who bought the food for your child, who continually gave unhealthy food to your child? Parents need to realize they are responsible for their children as well as themselves. Small children don’t know that eating McDonald’s every day isn’t healthy. We as adults need to explain this to them and control what kinds of food they are eating.

Sure McDonald’s isn’t healthy food, but sitting outside tanning in the sun isn’t either. Pretty soon we’ll be suing the sun for giving us skin cancer. We need to start accepting that maybe something’s are our fault and that we should take some actual responsibility, that’s part of growing up that most of us haven’t been able to understand.

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March 30, 2010

Food Addiction Very Serious In America


When someone mentions an addict most of us will probably imagine a junky shooting up in some dark corner of town, but what about those that are addicted to food? Yes food can become quite addictive and certain diets may actually affect your brain in a way that is similar to that of many hardcore drugs.

High fat, high calorie junk foods can become very addictive, and this not only leads to mental problems, but it is also a reason for the rising obesity rate in the States. Along with the unbelievably high rates of obesity, Americans are becoming more likely to develop diabetes, heart disease, and strokes.

A study on rats showed that the high fat, high calorie diet showed similar signs drugs like heroin. These foods satisfy the pleasure center in the brain and after awhile of eating this type of diet, eating becomes compulsive. In fact, even electric shocks were unable to stop their eating. The addiction had developed to the point where they would keep eating despite obvious pain as the joy they obtained from eating would outweigh the pain of the shocks.

While I don’t think that Americans are going to have as much difficulty with food addiction that rats do, I do think that many Americans will not only gain a significant amount of weight and endanger their health; I believe that once that weight is put on, it will be more difficult to lose that weight than ever before.

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