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Struggling hard to learn the basics of mixed martial arts .(a full contact combat sport that allows a wide variety of fighting techniques, from a mixture of martial arts traditions and non-traditions, to be used in competitions. The rules allow the use of striking and grappling techniques, both while standing and on the ground. Such competitions allow martial artists of different backgrounds to compete. The term may also be used, less correctly, to describe hybrid martial arts styles.)

muay-thaigrapling

i always got bruces, body pain and even injuries such as leg and neck…..but it was fun learn to defend your self and at the same time you are engaging into a hybrid sport and it is also a great past time during weekends.

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Do you sleep on your side, with one knee bent and the other straight? You are a quiet and introverted person. The saying ‘Still waters run deep’ seems to have been made for you, because though you don’t talk much, you observe and listen. You talk less because you don’t believe in indulging in unnecessary conversation. You are intelligent, and are of a balanced nature. Rarely will you lose control of yourself. You know what you are doing, and where you are going. However, you don’t have too much patience with those who are less intelligent than you. Loosen up! You don’t discuss your feelings, and are not a very emotional person. You are rational and think with your head, not with your heart.



INGREDIENTS
Base
125g plain sweet biscuits
60g butter, melted
1/2 tsp mixed spice
Filling
250g cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup caster sugar
2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract
425g can mango slices or 1 fresh mango
200g tub mango yoghurt
METHOD
Base Crush biscuits in a food processor or with the end of a rolling pin. Add melted butter and mixed spice and stir well to combine. Press into the base of a 20cm springform cake tin. Refrigerate until set.
Filling
Beat cream cheese until smooth. Add sugar and beat well. Add eggs and vanilla, again beating well. Chop half of the mango in to small pieces and fold into cheese mixture together with the yoghurt. Pour into chilled base and bake at 180 degrees celsius for 20 to 25 minutes or until firm. Allow to cool in oven with door slightly ajar. Refrigerate when completely cool.
Serve with remaining mango and whipped cream.

Surfing me...lolz

Surfing me...lolz

Waiting for great waves to come, but its almost sunset…..

After taking just one look at someone, why do we sometimes immediately know we don’t like him or her? We usually chalk this up to instinct, intuition or a “gut feeling,” but researchers have found that there’s something more going on that just barely meets the eye — microexpressions.

The human face is a medium, or a sign vehicle, that sends us a message. When we “read” a face, there’s quite a lot of data to sift through. One part of the medium is its basic structure and muscle tone. Is it long and angular or round and chubby? Often, we’ll see a stranger’s face and flip through a mental Rolodex of sorts, matching the shape of the new face with ones we already know. We also perceive changes that have taken place, such as scarring, weathering of the skin or wrinkles. Taking into account artificial adornments, such as eyeglasses, makeup, tattoos or piercings, we make personal judgments based on what the person has added by choice.

­Providing more immediate information are the changes in a person’s face, such as smiles, frowns or scowls. These changes provide us with the most obvious information about someone’s mood or immediate intentions. Expressions represent the person’s intended message, the one he or she is trying to convey. A person trying to gain your trust will smile. Someone trying to scare you will scowl.

­When we communicate, we try to collect as much verbal and nonverbal information as possible. We also try to control the outgoing expressive information we display to others in order to:

* Maximize our understanding of the people we interact with
* Gain perspective on the situation
* Protect ourselves against harm, deception, embarrassment or loss of social standing
* Guide, assure or manipulate the perceptions of another

beer

sometimes in a drinking sessions now your limitation in alcohol

but if you don’t drink moderately er if you are not a wise drinker

maybe this will happen to you…..

Generally, it has been assumed that the need for sleep does not decrease with age, but rather that other factors gradually come to interfere with our ability to sleep through the night.

Older individuals, for instance, are at greater risk not only for developing medical and psychiatric disorders but also for taking medications that can disrupt sleep. In spite of these influences, however, it may be that an actual biological deterioration of the sleep drive might also be playing a role.

A new study published in the journal Current Biology has been able to shed some light on this puzzle of sleep and aging. The researchers, who wanted to determine the maximal sleep capacity of both young and older persons, arranged for groups of younger adults (ages 18 to 32 years) and older adults (ages 60 to 76 years) to lie in bed for 12 hours during the night and for another 4 hours in the afternoon.

The subjects tended to sleep significantly longer at the beginning of the experiment, presumably because they were making up for a sleep debt accrued during their usual daily sleep routines. When the sleep patterns stabilized, however, the younger adults were capable of sleeping for much longer times — an average of 8.9 hours daily — than were the elderly people, who got only 7.4 hours daily. This 1.5-hour difference in maximal sleep capacity is impressive.

If your biological drive for sleep seems to have decreased, make sure that you are following the kinds of routines and behaviors that will give you the best chance of getting as much refreshing sleep as possible. Here are some examples of good sleep hygiene:

  • Make sure that you’re going to bed early enough to allow yourself to get an adequate night’s sleep.
  • As your bedtime approaches, develop a relaxing routine in the evening — don’t keep busy until the moment before you expect to fall asleep.
  • Avoid watching TV in bed.
  • Sleep in a cool, relatively dark room.
  • Consider going to sleep to the sound of white noise, either from a bedside fan or a machine that generates calming sounds.
  • Increase your exercising, but don’t do it so near to bedtime that it gets your adrenaline flowing and keeps you awake.
  • Limit your daily intake of caffeinated beverages and avoid them completely after lunchtime.

Avoid alcoholic beverages.

The Yawn Explained: It Cools Your Brain

Posted: December 16, 2008 in health, ideas, life
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Dec. 15, 2008

Jennifer Viegas, Discovery News

— If your head is overheated, there’s a good chance you’ll yawn soon, according to a new study that found the primary purpose of yawning is to control brain temperature.

The finding solves several mysteries about yawning, such as why it’s most commonly done just before and after sleeping, why certain diseases lead to excessive yawning, and why breathing through the nose and cooling off the forehead often stop yawning.

The key yawn instigator appears to be brain temperature.

“Brains are like computers,” Andrew Gallup, a researcher in the Department of Biology at Binghamton University who led the study, told Discovery News. “They operate most efficiently when cool, and physical adaptations have evolved to allow maximum cooling of the brain.”

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Quiting smoke

Posted: December 12, 2008 in health, life
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I’m trying to quit my habit but i cant get rid of it

i have tried some of this tips but….this doesn’t seem to work for me

Reason: Smoking gives me more energy.


* I smoke to keep from slowing down.
* I reach for a cigarette when I need a lift.
* When I’m tired, smoking perks me up.

Tips to help you quit smoking

* Get enough rest.
* Exercise regularly.
* Take a brisk walk.
* Eat balanced, nutritious meals.
* Drink lots of water.
* Avoid getting bored.

Reason: I like to touch and handle a cigarette.

* I feel more comfortable with a cigarette in my hand.
* I enjoy getting a cigarette out of the pack and lighting it up.
* I like to watch the smoke when I exhale.

Tips to help you quit smoking

* Pick up a pen or pencil when you want to reach for a cigarette.
* Play with a coin.
* Put a plastic cigarette in your hand or mouth.
* Hold a real cigarette if the touch is all you miss.
* Eat regular meals to avoid being hungry.
* Take up a hobby that keeps your hands busy.
* Have a low-fat, low-sugar snack like carrot sticks, apple slices, or bread sticks.

Reason: Smoking is a pleasure.

* Smoking cigarettes is a pleasant and enjoyable.
* Smoking makes good times better.
* I want a cigarette most when I am comfortable and relaxed.

Tips to help you quit smoking

* Enjoy the pleasure of being tobacco-free.
* Spend the money you save on cigarettes on another kind of pleasure.
* Remind yourself of the health benefits of quitting.

Reason: Smoking helps me relax when I’m tense or upset.

* I light up a cigarette when something makes me angry.
* Smoking relaxes me in a stressful situation.
* When I’m depressed, I reach for a cigarette to feel better.

Tips to help you quit smoking

* Use relaxation techniques to calm down when you are angry or upset.
* Exercise regularly.
* Remember that smoking never solves the problem.
* Avoid or get out of stressful situations that might tempt you to smoke.
* Get enough rest.

Reason: Smoking is a habit.

* I smoke cigarettes automatically without even being aware of it.
* I light up a cigarette without realizing I have one burning in an ashtray.
* I find a cigarette in my mouth and don’t remember putting it there.

Tips to help you quit smoking

* Cut down gradually.
* Change your smoking routines.
* When you want a cigarette, wait one minute.
* Be aware of every cigarette you smoke.
* Set a date for giving up smoking altogether and stick to it.

Reason: Smoking helps me relax when I’m tense or upset.

* I light up a cigarette when something makes me angry.
* Smoking relaxes me in a stressful situation.
* When I’m depressed I reach for a cigarette to feel better.

Tips to help you quit smoking

* Use relaxation techniques to calm down when you are angry or upset.
* Exercise regularly.


* Remember that smoking never solves the problem.

* Avoid or get out of stressful situations that might tempt you to smoke.

* Get enough rest.
* Enjoy relaxation.


Excerpt from The Ill Effects of Smoking, Institute of Pulmonary Medicine, St. Luke’s Medical Center