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Drink up for better health

Are you dehydrated? How much fluid you need each day depends very much on your body size and level of activity. Bear in mind, too, that hot weather and a tendency to avoid “wet” foods, such as soups, sauces, yoghurt, ice cream and jelly, can increase the need to drink.

The symptoms of dehydration can be hard to spot, but the most common signs include:

  • Thirst – fatigue/lethargy
  • Very dark yellow urine
  • Poor concentration
  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Dry skin
  • Constipation.
  • Irritability

People who have adequate intake of water say they feel fresher and have fewer headaches. So how much is enough? About six to eight glasses of water a day and more in hot weather or after exercise. Less than that and you can become dehydrated, a condition that can lead to dizziness, fatigue, headaches and constipation. Dehydration can also affect a your ability to concentrate: remember the brain is about 78% water, so it needs all the water it can get.

The health benefits of apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is golden-hued vinegar made from apple cider. In order to be converted to its vinegar counterpart, apple cider undergoes a double fermentation process. The process starts by adding yeast and beneficial bacteria to the liquid from apples, which turns the sugar within to alcohol. In the second fermentation process, acetobacter, or acetic acid-forming bacteria, is added to turn the alcohol to vinegar. Organic and unpasteurized ACV, which is the most beneficial, contains traces of the “mother of vinegar”, a substance composed of cellulose and acetic acid that appears as a web-like sediment at the bottom of the bottle. The vinegar ‘mother’ contains all the good stuff, like enzymes and probiotics.

 

Other benefits of apple cider vinegar include, being rich in enzymes and potassium, it supports a healthy immune system, it helps weight control, it promotes digestion and pH balance, it helps maintain healthy skin. I reduces cholesterol and also reduces sugar levels.

Winners never quit and quitters never win

Failure and success are two sides of the coin – the will to try

If at first you don’t succeed try, try again. If you are a true entrepreneur you should not know the meaning of the word “Failure”. Real entrepreneurs look at failure as just another obstacle in their path to success. In fact, many people believe that you must fail’ before you can truly achieve monumental success.

A great example is Thomas Edison the great inventor of electric bulb. Thomas tried and failed more than one thousand times before his invention. Henry Ford encountered several failures as a great automobile genius of our time. Albert Einstein failed over one million times in his laboratory experiments.

Treat and pamper yourself in a special way

First of all spend time on getting the spa treatment. Also spend time with people who care about you and your well-being.Form the habit of helping your friends when they are in trouble financially or otherwise.

Celebrate the present

  • Contact someone with whom you have lost touch. Rekindle that friendship and make it a priority to speak with someone you have missed lately.
    • Treat and pamper yourself in a special way.
    • Regular and mild exercise is essential.

GET ORGANIZED NOW!

No matter what business you’re in. keeping things in order is key to your professional – and personal – success.

Time is money. You have probably heard this saying thousands of times. Yet, like most of us, you are most likely still wasting a lot of valuable time because you are unorganized. To be successful in today’s business climate you must be as organized as possible. As more and more companies cut workers, there are less and less secretaries, personal assistants and other administrative workers who usually are responsible for keeping you and your company organized. Now, it is up to you to get and stay organized in order to increase your productivity and efficiency.

IS IT TRUE MEN ARE FROM MARS AND WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS?

Know the truth and love your spouse the best way

Too often male-female differences are at the root of marital problems. The friction is not due to the fact that men and women are physically, emotionally, psychologically, and culturally different from one another, but from the fact that we don’t understand those differences or work to accommodate them in our relationship

In contrast, a marriage grows and thrives when a husband and wife understand and accept that God has designed them to be different and complementary.

PHYSICAL DIFFERENCES

The most obvious differences between men and women are physical but that isn’t what causes the most friction in marriage. Nevertheless, understanding that God made men and women different physically is important when two lives are blended into one. Let’s look at some of the physical differences between men and women:

  • Women live an average of 8 years longer than men.
    • Men are usually stronger and able to run faster and lift more weight than women.
    • Men have XY & XX chromosomes; women have XX chromosomes.
    • Men have a greater amount of the hormone testosterone, which increases their tendency toward aggression and physical activity.
    • Men lose weight faster than women due to the lower ratio of muscle and fat.
    • Men have a higher metabolic rate than women.
    • A man’s blood gives off more oxygen than a woman’s.
    • Women have greater endurance than men.
    • A woman’s capacity to exercise is reduced 2% every 10 years, whereas a man’s capacity is reduced 10% over the same period.
    • Men are often physically aroused by visual stimuli; women are usually aroused by touch, caresses, and affection.
    • A man’s skin wrinkles later in life than a woman’s skin.
  • Our brains function differently. The male is more left hemisphere controlled (logical) and the woman is more right hemisphere controlled (intuitive, emotional).
    • Men and women are anatomically different, for instance the man’s pelvis is narrow; the woman’s pelvis is broad for childbearing.

Again, these differences do not usually pose significant challenges to the marriage relationship, but they do underscore the fact that God made us, male and female, quite different from one another.

High blood pressure, prevention and cure

Keep Fit, Stay Fit, Stay Healthy. Always good to relax in a serene environment.

Blood pressure is the force in the arteries occurring when your heart beats (systolic pressure) and when your heart is at rest (diastolic pressure). It’s measured in millimetres of mercury (mmHg). High blood pressure, known as hypertension, is defined in an adult as blood pressure greater than 140mmHg systolic pressure or 90mm Hg diastolic pressure, which is shown as a reading of 140 over 90. It’s a problem as it directly increases your risk of coronary heart disease, which leads to heart attacks and strokes. It’s common among people over 35, and is particularly prevalent in the mode-aged and elderly, the middle-aged women on the pill and heavy drinkers. It may run in families, but lots of people with a family history of high blood pressure never have it themselves. Those with diabetes, gout or kidney disease are susceptible, too.

30 minutes walk a day keeps the doctor away

Don’t get left out, exercise yourself into good health.

It is difficult for most of us to be active enough these days. In earlier generations, physical exercise was a part of normal everyday life.

Now for many of us it is all too easy to jump in a car rather than walk or we simply seem to be just too busy to exercise.

Health experts advise that regular exercise such as brisk walk or some sort of mild indoor activities can improve our health and keep the Doctor away.

So what are the benefits of being more active?

  • More energy
  • More stamina
  • More happiness
  • A lower risk of heart disease, diabetes and stroke
  • Reduced risk of cancer of the bowel
  • Greater self confidence
  • Relief from stress and depression
  • A better shape and appearance
  • Stronger muscles
  • A lower risk of osteoporosis (thinning of bones)
  • Lower blood pressure
  • A higher level of the ‘good cholesterol’ (HDL Cholesterol)

In fact, moderate exercise such as tennis, dancing, squash, golf or a brisk walk for 30 minutes, five days a week, can reduce your chances of developing coronary heart disease.

If you are unlucky enough to have a heart attack, if you have kept yourself fit you are twice as likely to survive. Look after your health now to enjoy life longer.

ARE YOU GETTING THE RIGHT BALANCE IN YOUR FOOD?

ACID AND ALKALINE FORMING FOODS     Do you know if you are in balance? How do we know?

                                                                                    We need 70% alkaline and 30% acid forming foods

ACID FORMINGALKALINE FORMING
CranberriesApples
BlueberriesApricots
PrunesAvocados
PlumsMelons
RhubarbMangoes
OnionsDates
GarlicFigs
HorseradishGrapes
Hot peppersPaw paw
PumpkinsPeaches
Other squashesPears
Most cerealsOlives
Wheat cerealsOranges
White flourGrape fruits
Brown riceLemons
White riceLimes
Basmati riceCurrant
OatsBerries except acid’s ones
RyePineapples
LentilsCherries
Kidney beansKiwis
Broad beansPomegranates
MeatDried fruits
PoultryRipe bananas
FishAlmonds
ACID FORMINGALKALINE FORMING
EggsPecans
Dairy productsChestnuts
All other nutsFresh coconuts
CoffeeCashews
Beer and spiritsPine nuts
Green bananasSunflower
Sesame
Pumpkin seeds
Poppy seeds
Millet
Buckwheat
Quinoa
All Soya products
Molasses
Wine
All natural vegetable oil eg. olive and sunflower oil
Live yogurt
Butter milk
All vegetables
All sprouted foods eg. Barley, beans, alfalfa etc

How to live a great life: START WITH WHAT YOU HAVE “YOURSELF”

To live a great life, you have to start some where.  The most competent person you know now in matters concerning you is yourself, so it makes perfect sense to start with what you have which is your humble self.  This means that you have to look within you and search for the hero inside you.  Start with the talents you have.  We all have capabilities and abilities, it is only that some of us have not realized how to turn what we have into opportunities.  So instead of waiting for that big break, start with the little you have and turn it into something big.