Sabtu, 30 Maret 2013

How (and how not) to sneeze and blow your nose

Sniffling, sneezing, coughing and blowing my nose probably seem like second nature to you-and probably don’t put much thought into any of these “natural” occurrences. But maybe you should.

It is indeed possible to injure yourself by coughing and sneezing improperly, and as you blow your nose can affect the duration of your illness.

When sneezing and coughing dangerous tour

Back injuries are one of the most common “side effects” of sneezing and coughing. Sammy Sosa, baseball player knows this first hand. In 2004 when he played for the Chicago Cubs, two sneezes sent her back into spasms, forcing him to need a Chair to support himself. The injury–a sprained ligament in his lower-back forced him to miss part of the season.

A vigorous cough or sneeze attack can leave you with higher or lower back pain (spasms) due to their nature, not only on your entire trunk, but also on the abdomen. This pressure is so intense that it actually can herniate a spinal disc weakened.

As “A-Choo” safely

Just before you feel a cough or sneeze coming, take a few seconds to correctly position the back. Doing so will protect the back and help keep any existing pain to a minimum.

Lean back slightly and placing a hand behind his back for support.
When you sneeze or cough, slightly bend your knees.
You can also (rather than above) stand up straight against a wall or door to keep your back from lurching forward when you sneeze or cough.

Blow your nose: good or bad?

CommonSense tell us that by blowing your nose during a cold would help remove some bacteria or viruses in disease-causing mucus, then helps us feel better, faster. But it turns out that this might not be completely true.

According to Dr. Owen Hendley and a team of researchers from the University of Virginia and the University of Aarhus, in Denmark, blowing the nose can actually cause mucus to be propelled back into the sinus cavity.

Not surprisingly, blowing the nose creates an enormous amount of pressure in the nose-pressure over seven times more than is produced by sneezing or coughing.

The researchers put an opaque dye into the nasal cavity of 10 study participants in order to determine whether the fluid could enter the sinus cavities. Three of the volunteers was asked to cough, three were led to sneeze and four blew his nose. After measuring the movement of the fluid with a CT scan, Hendley says:

“The who coughed or sneezed, there was no dye in any of the sinuses. And in all four of those who blew his nose, there was dye in one or more of the breasts … with a shot to the nose, given the amount of pressure and how much time is left, you could pass a milliliter of nasal mucus into the sinuses. ”

The problem with this, Hendley said, is that “If” you propel mucus in your sinuses during a cold-I’m suspecting that it was-so not only is mucus but the mucus that is likely to contain bacteria, viruses and may also contain mediators.

“It seems that it is quite possible that if you blow your nose, then there is a potential you might be worsening cold weather,” he said.

How to properly blow your nose

Sometimes, though, the relief that comes from blowing your nose can be sufficient for you to potentially more cold duration of risk. When you blow your nose, there is a proper technique that you can minimise the risk of mucus traveling back up your breasts and to reduce the risk of injury.

When you consider that adults are blowing your nose an average of 45 times a day during the first three days of cold, proper technique might make a difference.

Blow your nose gently. Blowing too hard creates even more pressure that may force infectious mucus in your ears and sinuses.
Avoid the shot “both nostrils-open”. Instead …
Press with a finger over a nostril.
Gently blow your nose into a tissue through one nostril.
Move your finger to close the opposite nostril and repeat.
Although you will feel more “stuffed-up” when you first wake up (after lying flat all night), do not blow your nose immediately. It is better to wait five or 10 minutes after been sitting upright before doing so.
Drink plenty of fluids. This will make it easier for mucus to be removed by blowing gently. Blowing your nose after taking a hot shower can also help.

The different types of force

There are many different types of resistance … and everyone needs to be taken into account when forming an effective program of physical training.

What makes someone stronger?

Well, that is not an easy question to answer … because it depends on which of the many different types of strength that you are talking about.

Someone can exhibit great proficiency in an aspect of strength while being completely devoid of another.

To better understand, we’re talking about three of the most important types of strength: maximum force, explosive force and strength resistance …

Maximum force is the amount of force that can be generated from an all out effort … regardless of age or body weight.

Maximum force can be viewed through three types of muscle actions …

Concentric force occurs when the muscle shortens as exceeds the strength, as when lifting weights.

Eccentric force occurs when the muscle lengthens as yields at or try to overcome resistance, like when you control a weight on the way down.

Static resistance occurs when the muscle contracts against a fixed resistance, or contracts to prevent unwanted movements.

Explosive force is force per unit of time and is also known as the speed force.

There are several types of explosive force.

Starting strength is the ability to recruit as many muscle fibers as possible instantly at the beginning of the movement … Is the force required to accelerate rapidly a load that is at rest.

Acceleration force is how long you can hold the maximum number of muscle fibers recruited after starting resistance. Once you start the initial movement, the rate of force development is the acceleration … That’s what they get paid to move very quickly.

Tensile strength is the ability to be as strong as possible, for as long as possible.

Resistance resistance is characterised by being able to run a movement repeatedly for an extended period of time without being overcome by fatigue or sacrificing form.

Now let’s add a few more types of strength …

Relative strength is the amount of force that can be generated from an all out … effort relative to body weight.

For example … If two people have the ability to raise the same object, but a person is small and lighter in size, exhibit more strength.

Relative strength comes into play when you are measuring the ability of resistance against each other, competing in a sport that has weight classes or compete in a sport where you need to overcome your own bodyweight to perform a task.

Absolute force limit is the amount of force that can be generated from an all out effort … with the use of medications or supplements.

I personally am less concerned with this kind of strength because I only care about improvements that are properly and effectively exercise … and not through manipulation.

As you can see … There are a lot of strong types to consider when planning a program of strength training.

My suggestion …

Do not concentrate on the formation of a special kind of force at the expense of everyone else, unless you have a specific reason to do so.

For most of us, we don’t know what kind of force will be called into question as we go through our lives … so train them all.

Therefore, vary the physical training methods, stresses and intensity during the maximum strength training, resistance force explosive force to bring the greatest performance improvements for sport, work and life.

In this way, not only will be strong … but strong for any occasion.

Jumat, 29 Maret 2013

Tap water Vs bottled water, which is better?

Bottled water vs tap water, which is the best choice for you and your family? If you haven’t done much research on this topic, then I suspect that you might think of what I used to think-that should have been bottled water. But the tap versus bottled water debate is not completely resolved. Not all bottled waters are, in fact, everything you’re cracked up to be. Let’s take a look at this is some detail.

First off, just to make sure we’re on the same page, let’s talk about what is wrong with the tap water.

Well, what’s right with the tap water might be a better question. In recent years, there have been numerous studies done on the quality of our municipal water systems. One such study, done by people of Nader, found more than 2,100 known toxic chemicals in our water. Another study of water systems nearly thirty American cities found traces of at least one pesticide in all of them. This is one of the big reasons that the bottled water vs tap water, bottled water debate is winning.

Chlorine, which is used by virtually all municipal treatment plants to kill bacteria, viruses and micro-organisms, is itself a big part of the problem with tap water. Can easily combine chlorine with organic material that is supposed to protect us from doing a class of chemicals called trihalomethanes-like chloroform. These substances are carcinogenic! No wonder, when it comes down to tap versus bottled water in people’s minds, always wins the bottled water.

But here is the catch. Not all bottled waters are healthier or safer than tap water! In fact, some bottled waters may be contaminated much more on average than tap water. Let me explain what I’m talking about.

Tap water is essentially federally regulated. There are federal guidelines covering permissible amounts of certain toxic chemicals and contaminants in tap water. For some of these contaminants, bacteria, e. coli, for example, there are no federal regulations that cover bottled water. As a matter of fact, 50% to 70% of bottled water is exempt from any federal regulations at all because it is never transported over state lines! So where does that leave you in bottled water vs tap water debate?

You leave needing a third alternative. Because tap water is suspect, and you can’t say that if bottled water is best, you need a way to get pure, clean water for drinking, cooking and bathing. Tap versus bottled water is not the whole story!

The real solution to the problem of pure water is to filter your own water! In this way you can make sure you are drinking water that is not contaminated. With water filters, you can also get pure and clean water available for cooking and even swim! So when it comes to bottled water vs tap water, the winner is … not! A good water filter and/or filter is what you really need!

Always healthy

I am currently documenting my fight to get healthy. I know that many of us like watching the Olympics and want to become fit. Fitness is not something we can achieve overnight, but I’m trying hard to become fitter and have a healthy life, so I’m going to try this for a few days and I want to document what is like trying to become fit.

Fitness is not easy, it is a lifestyle change and I want everyone to understand this. I’m going to work hard to become fitter and I’m hoping my fitness can become lifestyle. Healthy living is not easy, but hey, we can do it if we really put our minds.

So here is my schedule routine: I’m going to start every day practically doubling what I eat now. Note that I eat pretty healthy. I am a vegetarian so for breakfast I eat a big bowl of cereal, a slice of toast and a large glass of a protein shake. That is my breakfast. Hoping to get some kind of snack like Oatmeal Cookies before lunch and then I’m out.

After that you go to eat something like a peanut butter sandwich or a sub for lunch. Then for dinner I will eat quite heavy, lots of pasta with a salad (gotta get your Greens). I’m also having vitamins such as vitamin B and sleep more than 8 hours a day. I know that some of you this doesn’t sound like fitness at all, but what you’ll see is that fitness is to eat more and work harder.

Some of the diet tips that I found were from a vegetarian diet health site that showed me how to get a good breakfast. This is one way to God, figuring out how to get a good full breakfast that will fill.

Next, I followed some healthy living tips that were really good at showing me how to workout and stay healthy in an easy-to-follow the road. In this way you’ll always know what I need to stay in shape and keep working.