How to be Healthy?

It is is more a goal than a state, and this for several reasons.

First, because the physical condition varies from one moment (of age) to another in the same person depending on his activity, your diet, sleep it provides or refuses , environment, etc.

Secondly, because the human body is not static; it is constantly changing. Between conception and adulthood, organs grow almost continuously (it is considered as brain development continues as around the age of 25).

Past adulthood, the body continues to change as it stimulates or that the leaves go limp; and of course it is aging under the combined effect of physical activity, environment, diet, normal events (pregnancy (s), breastfeeding) or accidental life.

Yet one can tell if someone is or is not “in good health”. And it is relatively simple.

In developed countries, those born without disabilities and without chronic disease are usually healthy as they are properly fed and receive basic vaccines that prevent the most serious childhood diseases (diphtheria, polio, measles , tetanus).

When they are “sick” is temporary – they have a cold or bronchitis and gastroenteritis, which spontaneously healed in eight days because their immune system does the job.

Some people are born with a disability, despite it, very healthy.

Deaf or visually impaired or even born without an arm may be otherwise perfectly healthy.

Even when disability is very embarrassing and compromising their social life, it does not necessarily affects their overall health or psychological health.

Similarly, some people affected by chronic disorders (seasonal pollen allergy, migraine) may be otherwise perfectly healthy and remain so. Allergies can disappear changing region (or with appropriate treatment); Migraines may subside after menopause (for women), or changing working or family problems solved (for people of both genders).

People with seasonal allergies or migraines are not unhealthy. They bring a physical characteristic which sometimes is a source of distressing symptoms, but not affecting their future health.

Good but when there is nothing special, how does one know if one is healthy?

Most often, one is concerned about his health in only two circumstances:

  1. we do not feel well
  2. it does not feel bad but we want it to last.

I do not feel well, am I sick?

Take the first circumstance. We can feel bad (or sick) occasionally (as in the cases cited above of a mild respiratory or gastrointestinal infection).

But from a general point of view, all benign diseases spontaneously recover within one to two weeks.

So anything that lasts less than a week is a priori Benin. (Between eight and fifteen, it is also very likely.)

Some common symptoms are painful but do not mean that one is in poor health:

“Mechanical” pain: have pain in a limb or back is not necessarily a sign of ill health (or illness). When this pain occurs in certain positions or after certain movements, it is very probably muscular and not serious. The muscles of the body hurt when they are overstretched. Pain is a warning, and not necessarily a symptom of ill health or illness. Occasional pain (especially when it is short) is not worrisome.

Digestive disorders (constipation, accelerate bowel movements, heartburn). Their brevity (again – less than a week) is a sign of benignity. Beyond eight days (or if significant as to interfere with daily living) justify a consultation but it makes not serious either.

Fatigue: this is not a sign of poor health, it is a signal that the brain sends us to tell us that we do (or that we suffer) too. In other words, do not treat fatigue, they treat the causes of fatigue. The first treatment of fatigue (when possible) is rest and sleep. Sometimes we do not know to stop and rest. You have to ask his relatives to force us to stop. You may also seriously want to consider a detox program which can help to flush your system of toxins that could clog up your system.

Poor appetite: everyone has the right to skip meals (including children over two years when they are too busy to eat). Skipping meals was (is) severe when the population suffers from hunger. It is not in the plethora of countries as in Western Europe or North America. Moms have always better not to fight with their child who is not hungry. To quote one of my bosses pediatricians to a worried mother: “Your fridge and your cupboards are full I’ve never seen a chicken die of hunger on a pile of grain..”

What are the signs that we might be sick?

  • Fatigue that is not repaired by sleep and rest, and a considerable lack of energy in the morning at sunrise, for several weeks;
  • Lack of appetite that does not concern only one meal but several, for several days or weeks;
  • A loss of regular and marked weight (several kilograms in a few weeks) in someone who does not diet
  • A loss of sexual desire, whereas previously it fine (NB: a woman, the temporary disappearance of desire can be linked to many minor things, starting with inadequate hormonal contraception … In a man, sixty years before, sustainable disappearance of desire is never benign.)

These symptoms should then encourage you to consult.

I feel good but I want it to last. What should I do about it?

  • You feel good, always (you happen to be wrong here or there or be seized but it never lasts long)
  • Your weight is stable, neither too high nor too low
  • You eat your fill (no more) and with a good appetite
  • You sleep properly, and when you sleep less, you catch you or the following nights
  • Have you ever been hospitalized for something other than appendicitis or a minor accident
  • Do not take medicine in the long term
  • You are not completely sedentary (walking half an hour a day at least)
  • You do not smoke
  • You have regular sexual activity and fun
  • Your parents are healthy enough and / or have reached the age of seventy years without major health problem
  • You get along pretty well with your spouse (e)
  • Your children (if any) you tan but “fart form”
  • You do not have (too much) money worries or work

Why have multiple utensils in kitchen?

ingredients-498199_640We all have been in a phase where one tool for all is a standard for working in the kitchen but hardly do we ever realize that using the right kind of tools can greatly reduce your food handling hassle.

What is used for slicing pizza cannot be used for cutting a cake or at least can’t be used without struggle.

Kitchen utensils are out there to help us, we need to trust them or in the least stack our drawers up with some if not all of the tools.

For most of us a spatula is a spatula but no, there is a difference in purpose of a metal one and a rubber one.

Metal spatula makes it much easier to reach beneath baked and delicate food items such as pancakes. Make sure to get one with a medium size to pick items without bending. Now metal spatula if used to get all material out from jars and for mixing doughs then you would have to invest extra time and more effort to get the job done. For this, rubber spatula will make matter much easier.

It is strong enough to mix doughs and flexible enough to reach corners in containers.

There is a great list of useful kitchen tools from the kitchen guy that I highly recommend you check out, from knives to spatulas, the correct item is kind of key to having a great time.

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Similarly, tool you use for pouring curry is not suitable for pouring soup for the difference in quantities that need to be taken each time. Although, there is no hard and fast rule to not use one utensil for another because it’s your kitchen with your rules. Having said that, it will be easier for you to use suitable utensils to reduce your extra effort. For soups, look for a deep bowl ladle that has a bent handle to prevent the ladle from falling into the bowl as it gets hooked against container side.

The list of all the utensils you really need in any kitchen is longer than the number of tools one would like to see in their kitchen.

Additionally, switching from one utensil to another within one recipe is in itself a hassle and cooks usually prefer to get work done with minimal switching between tools. However, in some cases it is absolutely essential.

For instance, a box grater is a must for grating purposes but if you buy one with multiple face changing option then you can use the same grater for slicing, shredding, zesting and dusting. Appliances and utensils make all the difference in how you operate in your kitchen. Don’t horde them, be smart and look for multipurpose utensils.


How Do We Waste Time At Work?

3 of the biggest time wasters:

We really waste an awful lot of time at work for several reasons.

  1. One of the biggest that I have found is faulty or just plain terrible office equipment such as desks and chairs etc.

Why is this such an issue?

Well, basically, if you are in pain or get bad joint pain everyday you are working, then you are going to be less inclined to actually want to work and will spend more time thinking about doing unproductive things.

Solution: Invest in some high quality ergonomic office supplies to keep you focused on the job at hand.

2) Perhaps one of the biggest issues with time wasting is…social media at work!

What is the problem?

Think about it, if you are spending all day on your computer in a cubicle, then chances are very high that you are going to drift off into the land of Twitter, Facebook and who knows what else!

Solution: Designate a certain amount of time to messing around.

I know I should really be recommending this, but it is flipping hard to stay focused for 8 hours a day on 1 specific job and I am pragmatic about the fact that we all need a little break.

By setting a time limit, say 30 minutes spread throughout the day, I am confident that you can become why more productive and will get on with the job by having some small “treats” to break up the monotony.

Right, so that’s the unofficial things covered; how about the things that your company should really be sorting out?

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Kids Holidays

kids-143022_640A little ones adventure vacation may be a great way to introduce your kids to a new selection of experiences.

With these kinds of getaways, you can be certain that the youngster will have a great time, along with an enriching experience. Adventure getaways are thrilling and stimulating, and acquire your kids experiencing the outdoors towards the max.

Youngsters may also have the opportunity to meet other kids of their age on these holiday seasons, which will help using their sociable capabilities.

A children’s adventure getaway usually takes one of two kinds; some are designed for the entire family, with all the mother and father being able to unwind whilst expert staff place their kids on adventures.

If you are a parent of young children, as I am myself, then you will really want to consider checking out some proper baby carriers like these over at ErgonomicHealth.net.

If they wish to, often parents are welcome to join in on the fun. Other youngsters journey holidays are performed without having parents at all, so as that kids can experience living independently, and discover what exactly it is like to have time out and about.

Both expertise is as interesting for youngsters, who can reach take hold of the great outdoors and possess lots of entertaining.

Youngsters experience getaways normally have age distinct activities, meaning the applications are completely tailored to your child’s interests.

There is absolutely no chance that this actions will probably be as well babyish or too hard for the youngster, because the experts who manage kids venture vacation are professionals in examining the proper exercise and level for children of abilities and ages.

Adventure centers like Disney typically give youngsters the ability to expertise numerous aquatic adventures, from cruising to windsurfing.

This could give kids a flavor of a variety of sports, one among which they usually takes an interest in and decide to go after after that. This is a great strategy to easily bring in your youngster to a range of possibilities in one simple, fun filled holiday break.

These often have pursuits including cycling, strolling, horseback riding and even rock going up the. These actions will struggle your child and show them just the thing they are capable of, whilst at the same time introducing those to wonderful views.

If you are a family which finds it hard to keep the kids entertained, there will certainly be no boredom if you take them on a kids adventure holiday.

With such numerous routines to perform, so many close friends to help make, your children will likely be way too excited to even think about getting bored. Which many children seem to get restless on, kids adventure holidays are the perfect solution, as an alternative to sun and sand holidays.

Custom Road Bikes

Customized Roadway Bikes

Assessing your needs and wants will help you to figure out how finest to customize your bike. You can opt to buy a custom bike online or you can go to your local bike shop.

If you are interested about your cycling, then you will want to think about a customized bike over one that is mass-produced.

While mass-produced bicycles are all made in the exact same way, a custom bike is customized fitted to the specific measurement of the individual who is going to be doing the riding. This indicates that it fits the individual’s body precisely and it will assist making the biking more comfortable and reliable.

A mass-produced bicycle is more difficult making to fit, so the rider may find that it is harder to make up for the problems that are caused by a bad fit.

You need to first determine exactly what kind of bike riding that you are going to do before you have a bike custom-made for you. This will help the designer to make the kind of bike that will finest fulfill your needs and wants.

Some concerns that you may wish to begin with include:

  • Are you riding for fun?
  • If you are, then who are you going to ride with?
  • Where are you going to ride and how far are you going to be riding?

Replying all these concerns will help you and the designer to tailor the best bike for your body and your riding, so that you will have the very best edge possible in your cycling.

Another choice that you have with getting a custom bicycle is that you identify what it resembles. This can give you a terrific chance making it into the visual statement that you want.

Some cyclists are more concerned about the efficiency, however style is ends up being more crucial for many other cyclists.

They are thrilled about being able to personalize their bike making it look more interesting and to express their own personality. It is not just mountain and racing bikes that are being personalized– choppers, low riders, and beach cruisers are also being personalized with wonderful results.

The bike producers are providing parts and accessories in various colors and materials to assist make it easier for customers to personalize their bike according to their own desires and personality.

There are a wide number of producers that you can acquire different parts from for your cycle. The Internet is a great source for finding details about various elements, including the styles and costs, due to the fact that you can look any time of the night or day with no aggressive salesperson.

This can help you narrow down your options so that you can make the best choice for you. If you want to customize a bike for yourself, but you can not find a shop or can not take the time to check out a store, then you will find that there are online shops that provide directions on how to take the correct measurements so that they can customize a bike for you.

This is an excellent option if you are not able to find a store to personalize a bike for you.

Bicycle Rims And Wheels, Your Bike Cant Go Anywhere Without Them

Bicycle Rims And Wheels, Your Bike Cant Go Anywhere Without Them

The first bike wheels were from a horse drawn cart, made from wood with a metal band round the bike rim, extremely tough and extremely unpleasant to ride.

Then a male called Dunlop (Scottish) created the pneumatic tire, this together with Macadam (another Scot) creating the tar road surface made biking a lot more comfortable.

The bike rim, like the bike frame hasn’t changed much in design, its still round and always will be. From the very first wooden rims the next were made of steel, then alloy and now if you can afford it, carbon.

Of all bicycle parts the bike rim can make a big distinction to how your bike manages. Initially the weight of your rim influences your sprinting and climbing up as the weight will low you down, for a long, flat effort the weight isn’t so crucial as when you get the wheels rolling the weight can help to keep them going.

The shape of the rim can be crucial likewise, a flat rim is best for climbing as aerodynamics are not so crucial on a hillside, a deep area, aero, rim will assist you cut through the air, however in a cross wind could cause you managing issues.

Bicycle Rims Materials

The various materials used for rims are very important likewise, steel is heavy and if harmed can be hard to pull back into shape, but because its so strong it is rather difficult to bend in the first place and steel is much cheaper than all the other products.

Alloy is most likely the most popular rim, it can be made in any shape and profile, flat or aero, however not unfathomable as it would then weigh too much, most deep area rims are of a alloy braking section nearest the tire which is then mounted to a carbon deep section for lightness and aerodynamics and a really gorgeous looking bicycle rim.

As with many things if cash is no problem you can choose the very best, this would be an all carbon rim, strong and extremely light, however there are a few problems with these rims, first they do not brake so well in damp conditions and you must make use of unique brake blocks for carbon and they can be costly, also the rim has to be perfectly round and not have any bulges in the rim wall as this will make braking quite unpredictable, carbon is a challenging product to deal with and need to be well looked after.

Types Of Rim To think about

There are also 2 types of rim to consider and this depends upon which kind of tire you wish to utilize, first there are tubular tires these are glued on to the bicycle rim, expense more and are difficult to fix after a puncture, but for racing they feel and ride incredibly.

Clincher tires have actually improved a lot recently and are nearly as good as tubulars for performance and are quickly repairable and more fairly priced. The majority of manufacturers make all styles in both systems.

So which should I purchase?

Not a simple response, as there is so much to choose from, years ago you went to your local bike store, picked out which hubs, spokes and rims you wanted and he would construct your wheels, now most rim makers also manufacture there own wheel sets,

Mavic, Shimano and Campagnolo are probably the very best known, check out there web-sites for all there new goodies, there are other brands and if you go to your local cycle shop or search in the bike publications you’ll discover them.

There is a lot to pick from, but they are everywhere.

How to unwind after a ride

wellness-285587_640There are many ways which you can unwind after an intensive ride, but the worst thing you could do is to just sit down in front of the TV and not send fresh blood to your poor, sore muscles!

One of the best ways I have found to properly relax, is to make sure I have fully cooled down and done the correct stretches after cycling.

This will ensure that you will have the least amount of discomfort the next couple of days, and may even reduce the effects of Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS), which as you may or may not know, is a really horrid feeling that can really mess up your day.

Whilst not actually bad for your health, DOMS is not a very nice feeling and in severe cases, can mean that you can’t even get out of bed the next day!

If you are really serious about getting into cycling and health & fitness in general, then I would highly suggest getting yourself a nice massage chair. However this might be inconvenient for most people, including myself, because of cost and not being near any massage parlors.

One alternative would be to find the best massage chair that you can afford and make sure to set up a routine when using it, i.e. 3 times a week, or after exercise.

Really, the best things you can do to unwind after a ride include:

  • Warming up
  • Cooling down
  • Using a massage chair
  • Making sure you don’t slump down
  • Keep moving

Competing competitively

If you are looking to compete competitively, then you should seriously make sure to keep your body in great shape.

Many people just think this includes the actual exercise and nutrition part. However,it is more than the main parts and also includes the recuperation part.

For example, sleep is a massively important factor in helping your body recover, and while this is certainly important, the other factors mentioned in this article are of equal importance.

In order to cycle effective, you must unwind effectively.


Maybe you are thinking that I have gone mad, and what does meditation have to do with cycling!

Well, just like a massage, you need to unwind both physically and mentally. Whilst massage and sleep can take care of the physical aspects; meditation will help to unwind your mind and focus your goals.

If you are looking to enter the racing world of cycling, then you will really need to consider setting goals and focusing yourself on winning.

Meditation can help you with numerous things and will benefit your life outside of racing as well. But for point of this article, I will focus on the cycling part.

If you are going to race, then controlling your breathing will help you to get out the other side in a stress free way and meditation can help you with efficient breathing.

Meditation will also help you to control your breathing after you have been cycling and you will be better able to control your diaphragm, therefore helping your further to unwind afterwards.


There are numerous ways to unwind after a race or even just a normal cycle ride, the main thing is to make sure you find time to relax and recuperate.

Remember, relaxation is just as important as hard work 😉