Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The cheapest, most nutritious food in human History: McDonald's McDouble

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Since the McDonald's McDouble is the cheapest, most nutritious and bountiful food that has ever existed in human history, we can make it our daily staple. I don't think so, everyone know how unhealthy fast food are.

However Kyle Smith of New York Post think otherwise, he lauded the McDouble as the "unsung wonders of modern life" because it's cheap and healthy and available in 14,000 locations in the US and just cost $1.

He also said that people who eat out tend to eat less at home that day in partial compensation; the net gain, according to a 2008 study out of Berkeley and Northwestern, is only about 24 calories a day.

To those who are outrage on McDouble supremacy Smith said, "they are mostly "from the usual coalition of class snobs, locavore foodies and militant anti-corporate types" and against the poor. He is right on this though.

"Junk food costs as little as $1.76 per 1,000 calories, whereas fresh veggies and the like cost more than 10 times as much, found a 2007 University of Washington survey for the Journal of the American Dietetic Association. A 2,000-calorie day of meals would, if you stuck strictly to the good-for-you stuff, cost $36.32, said the study’s lead author, Adam Drewnowski."

Realistically, ordinary family cannot afford to buy organic food and don't have time to prepare home cooked meals. This is the reason the masses consume fast food like McDouble. However, we need to face the facts that it is not healthy. It contains 390 calories, 9 grams of fat, 8 grams of saturated fat and 1 gram of trans fat.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Scary Stomach Bug

About 275 people in six states were affected recently by a mysterious stomach bug, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC reports on its website that at least 275 residents of several states that includes Iowa, Nebraska, Texas, Wisconsin, Georgia, Connecticut and New Jersey, have been diagnosed with a cyclospora infection. At least 10 people have reportedly been hospitalized.

AP reported that the cyclospora infections are most often found in tropical or subtropical countries and have been linked to imported fresh produce (raspberries, basil, and lettuce) in the past.

The illness is usually spread when people ingest food or water contaminated with feces.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Extreme heat: Stay hydrated to avoid heat exhaustion, stroke during hot summer months

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Doctors and health experts are warning people about the signs of overexposure to the Sun. Be sure to stay safe as a possible heat wave looms and is expected to bake a large part of the Mid-Atlantic and New England states this week with the heat index rising to as high as 101 degrees.

You need to take steps to hydrate an avoid direct exposure to the sun as much as possible.

Any outdoor activities should be done when the Sun is not at its strongest, generally between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Children or Pets should not be left in a car for even a single minute under these conditions and anyone who sees a pet left in a car should not hesitate to call 911.

Here is the American Red Cross safety tips that you can follow as the temperatures soar:

  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids. Avoid drinks with caffeine or alcohol.
  • Avoid extreme temperature changes.
  • Wear loose-fitting, lightweight, light-colored clothing. Avoid dark colors because they absorb the sun’s rays.
  • Slow down, stay indoors and avoid strenuous exercise during the hottest part of the day.
  • Postpone outdoor games and activities.
  • Use a buddy system when working in excessive heat. Take frequent breaks if working outdoors.
  • Check on family, friends and neighbors who do not have air conditioning, who spend much of their time alone or who are more likely to be affected by the heat.
  • Check on animals frequently to ensure that they are not suffering from the heat. Make sure they have plenty of shade and cool water.
  • If someone doesn’t have air conditioning, they should choose places to go to for relief from the heat during the warmest part of the day (schools, libraries, theaters, malls).

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Brazilian Wax Pimples

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After waxing the common side effect is pimples. You will notice whiteheads, large, and little pimples on the skin you have treated. Here are some tips to minimize pimple breakouts after waxing:

1. Remove the dead skin cells on your skin by exfoliating it with a cloth and warm water before waxing.
2. Make sure that everything are clean, the hands of person who will perform the wax should be washed thoroughly.
3. After waxing do not touch the skin even it's irresistibly soft. Having the hair follicle remove your skin is more susceptible to infection.
4. Avoid saunas and whirlpool with any type of waxing for the next two days.
5. Avoid doing anything that is going to make you sweat a lot.
6. If you get a pimple do not pop it, it will only spread the bacteria. Treat it with tea tree oil and acne medication.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Leg Stretches After Running

Experts recommend stretching after you are done with your workout since your muscles are already warm and your joints are lubricated.

Hamstrings Stretch:

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Just Lie on your back with your legs extended and your back straight. Keep your hips level and your lower back down on the floor. Bend your right knee towards your chest, keeping your left leg extended on the floor.Slowly straighten your right knee, grabbing the back of your leg with both hands. Pull your leg towards your gently while keeping both hips on the floor. Breathe deeply and hold for 10-30 seconds. Repeat on opposite side. To reduce the intensity of this stretch, bend the knee of the stretching leg.

Quadriceps Stretch:

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Stand tall, holding onto a chair or wall for balance if necessary. Keep your feet hip-width apart, your back straight and your feet parallel. Reach back and grab your left foot in your left hand, keeping your thighs lined up next to each other and left leg in line with the hip (not pulled back behind you).Breathe deeply and hold for 10-30 seconds. Repeat on opposite side.

Calf Stretch:

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Stand facing a wall, about 12 inches away from it. Extend your arms in front of your shoulders to place your hands flat on the wall, keeping the elbows bent. Keeping both feet flat, step or slide your left foot (pictured) back, lengthening your left leg and straightening your arms. You should feel the stretch in the calf of the back (straight) leg. The more your lower your heel to the floor, and the farther you slide your straight leg behind you, the deeper you will feel this stretch. Breathe deeply and hold for 10-30 seconds. Switch sides.

Iliotibial (IT) Band Stretch:
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With the left side of your body next to a wall, stand tall with your hand on the wall and your body an arm&quots length away from the wall. Cross your right leg (leg farthest from the wall) in front of your left leg (leg closest to the wall) and place your opposite hand on your hip, shoulders relaxed, feet flat on the floor. Breathe slowly and steadily as you push your left hip toward the wall, bending your left elbow. Keep the foot closest to the wall flat on the floor, both legs straight, and your back straight (no leaning forward or back). Hold the stretch for 10-30 seconds. Switch sides.

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