Sleep Deprivation

October 22, 2011
Sleeping Pattern Problems?

I am not an expert but I can share some knowledge that I have about this issue. It is also my issue before so I did some research about it too.

Who are usually the ones who are suffering from this "Sleep Deprivation"?

People who are suffering from:
- depression
- Obesity
- no Exercise or Physical Activity
- Frequent Use of Prescription Drugs
- Poor Diet
- Overly Stressed

What are the effects of lack of sleep?

- It depends on the severity. It can only cause mild tiredness to day-long exhaustion and irritability. It may also cause blurry vision and memory loss. But if you are only lacking a little sleep, you may not feel these effects.

I also learned that this Lack of Sleep have two serious effects and this is where we should be alert on.

1. It may lower your immune system. Your prolonged lack of sleep will cause your body to be less efficient on fighting bacteria and viruses and will result in you getting more sick, more often. 

2. Reduction in focus, concentration, reaction time, and mental ability. This becomes a serious danger to you and others when attention, focus, & reaction time become critical factors in the task at hand. When might this happen? On the road, driving. 

So guys, I only showed you the importance of getting enough rest. We have to make sure that we are not abusing our body. We need to sleep and to recharge.

 

Tips for a Healthy Heart

October 22, 2011
Just some nutritional tips on how to have a healthy heart. 

Tips for a healthy heart

1. Switch to mono-unsaturated oils like olive oil,mustard,til or groundnut oil.Olive oil is known to be the most heart-friendly oil.Consume no more than 3-4 teaspoons of edible oil per day per person.

2. Avoid maida(white flour)based foods.Switch to whole wheat bread.

3. Restrict sugar intake as far as possible.

4. Increase intake of fruits and vegetables.

5. Switch to low fat milk instead of 'bhaiya' or 'dabba' mi...

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Facts About Red, Green and Orange Fruits

October 22, 2011
Red fruits contain vitamin A

Red fruits contain beta-carotene, the plant version of vitamin A. Fruits with a higher level of beta-carotene are redder in colour. Colour therapists say red fruits have a warming and energising quality. Thus eat lots of watermelons, cranberries, red apples, raspberries, red cherries, red plums, strawberries, tomatoes etc.

Green fruits are good for your heart

This is true. Green fruits are the most vital of all fruits since they contain a chemical that protects you a...

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Potassium: How important is it in our body?

October 22, 2011
Potassium is a very important mineral for the proper function of all cells, tissues, and organs in the human body. 

It is also an electrolyte, a substance that conducts electricity in the body, along with sodium, chloride, calcium, and magnesium. 

Potassium is crucial to heart function and plays a key role in skeletal and smooth muscle contraction, making it important for normal digestive and muscular function. 

Many foods contain potassium, including all meats, some types of fish (such as salmo...

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