Showing posts with label health tips. Show all posts
Showing posts with label health tips. Show all posts

Monday, January 26, 2015

Daily blessing - Comparing myself to a patient who needs dialysis

Today I visited my grandmother 'cos she is always busy on the weekends. So today is her routined dialysis day. As I accompanied her while she is doing her dialysis, I just realized that that it is taxing to be on a dialysis.

The thought of going dialysis is really scary after seeing my grandmother on the dialysis. Throughout the dialysis session, she was feeling cold. Got to keep her warm by rubbing her hands. It also helps me to set my goal further to reduce weight 'cos I know I have no one to rely on when I am old.

Here's the image of a dialysis machine


Many at times, we youngsters are neglecting our own health due to the fast food trend and unhealthy eating habits. However, how many times are we considering our health in our old age. It is essential to take good care of our health from a young age rather than we are being plagued with the three highs, which are high blood pressure, high cholesterol and high visceral fat content.

I would like to encourage more people who are looking for weight loss buddy in the east to email me at so that we could help and spur each other in weight loss program.


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Work stress -how do you deal with it ?

It is seen everywhere that everyone is stressed up either at work, school or even at home. So how do you deal with it ?

Talking about the topic of stress sometimes shudders us. However, stress in fact can be view as positive or negative depending on how you view it.  Stress management can be done at organizational level or individual level.

For a start, what kind of stress management activities does your organization organize to help you de-stress? Ponder a while....

Stress management at organizational level could be role analysis, quality circles, organizational mirror technique, stress audit, employee, assistance program and job and task redesign,

What is role analysis all about ? It is clarify the type of role that the individual is working on. At the end of the day , it is not more than the common job description that we see on advertisements for job.

Organizational mirror technique works a little like 360 degree feedback. You would see that the conflict of various work groups are being discussed between the various workgroups. Each workgroup would send a representative to discuss about the problematic inter-workgroup issues in a fishbowl. End product would be both group to sit down and discuss about the reforms.

Quality circles program is a specific type of participative management. It got a group of workers gather to brainstorm and give back into managerial decision making. This is put in place to enhance product quality and reduce cycle time, but it has the added effect of allowing workers to exert some control over their jobs.  According to demands-control theory, stressors cause less strain when workers have more control over the way they do their job.

These are the main three techniques which I felt could help an organization to reduce stress in the organization. Perhaps you might want to try it out with your team.

Hope that helps!


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

All about herbal tea

Herbal tea has also been something that I have been drinking for many years. For me , I have always been drink chrysantheum , barley, white fungus, chestnus and this almond drink from this brand called tian ran . Guess the above picture sums it all for me what is the benefits for drinking the various types of herbal tea.

I think this is good knowledge for all to know what to drink during this haze period.  Drink more to detox and build immune system.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Tips on using Epsom Salts

Recently,  I read a book which provide some tips on using epsom salts to relieve some pain from achy feet and helping to ease the symptoms of cold. Thus, I decided to get it and tried it out after having a long workout with my heels the whole day.

This is the brand I got from guardian.  
I got my feet to soak in the lukewarm water for the foot bath and almost immediately the pain from walking too much with the heels was gone. I saw on the box itself that it could be used to remove temporarily muscle aches as well. Perhaps I should try it out one day. I realized that after soaking the feet with epsom salts the cuticle skin can be remove easily.  Hence , I decided to use my favorite body scrub from Nuskin to scrub my feet to get a nice home pedicure later one.

The skin of my feet become so soft now. Feeling happy and contented before painting my nails.
Hope this tip on using epsom salts helps u to ease away the long day of walking.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

10 ways to reduce belly fat

The following picture I guess is the most concern to all of us out there who wants to lose the belly fat. Hope it helps you after reading.


Friday, January 24, 2014

How to improve your body fat metabolism process?

 By having variety of protein , you can actually increase your body fat metabolism process by maintaining lean muscle mass and burning more body fats.

Here's the list of food that you can take to burn more body fats

1. 1 glass of soya milk
2. 1/2 cup of lentils
3. 1/2 cup of quinoa
4. 1 piece of tofu
5. 1 egg
6. 1 cbow of cup of plain yoghurt
7. 1 bowl of artichokes
8. 1 bowl of cooked and boiled broccoli
9. 1/2 cup of sweetcorn
10. 1 bowl of cooked and boiled aspargus
11. 1 bowl of cooked and boiled brussels sprouts
12. 1 bowl of water cress
13. 1 bowl of collard greens
14. 1/2 cup of sliced carrots
15. 1 bowl of cooked and boiled cabbage
16. 1 bowl of kales
17. 1 bowl of romaine lettuce
18. 1 bowl of cooked and boiled turnip
19. 1 bowl of alfafa
20. 1 bowl of cooked and boiled spinach
21. celery
22. cucumbers
23. green beans
24. garlic
25. onions
26. parsley
27. tomatoes

For those of you who are planning your diet for weight loss program, you may want to find receipes to make dishes which you are comfortable with to eat.  Happy weight loss cos I use the food list to make dishes that helps me to lose 2 notches of viseral fats. 

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Chicken Nuggets - Is it still safe to eat

I think it is still best to avoid process food as much as possible.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

All about bones

Bones form our skeleton frame , how often do we consider if our bones are healthy? What kind of bone health are we looking at in order to ensure our bones are healthy to last us till our old age in the 70s or 80s ?

These are some of the following ways to get healthy bones

Get 30 minutes of weight bearing exercise daily. When muscles are exercised they pull on the bones they are attached to. This pulling action builds bone tissue, so weight bearing exercises build stronger, denser bones.
  • Building bone mass before age 30 is beneficial later in life when bones are breaking down, but weight bearing exercise throughout life helps to maintain bone density.
  • Weight bearing exercises include weight lifting, running, step aerobics and any activity that requires your body to work against gravity, thereby creating resistance.
  • Unlike aerobic exercise, weight bearing exercise does not need to be done all at once to be beneficial. Doing 10 minutes of weight bearing exercise 3 times a day is equally as beneficial as a half-hour work out.
  • Eat a healthy diet to increase bone density. To build bone material your body needs calcium and vitamin D. In addition to calcium, your bones are 1/3 collagen, a protein that gives bones flexibility and minimizes breakage.

  • Eat lots of leafy green vegetables, both raw and cooked. Not only are these vegetables high in calcium, they are also a good source of potassium, vitamin K, and other minerals necessary for healthy bone growth.
  • Drink low-fat milk and eat low-fat yogurt, cheese and other dairy products to increase your calcium consumption. Dairy products are fortified with vitamin D to help your body to absorb and use the calcium content.
  • Consider taking a calcium supplement if your diet falls short of your daily calcium needs. If you need more than 500 mg a day in the form of a calcium supplement, take your daily supplements in two smaller doses. Your body is only able to absorb up to 500 mg at a time.
  • Replenish the collagen in your bones by eating a sufficient amount of lean protein, such as poultry, fish and beans.
  • Add whole grain pasta and bread to your diet for a good source of magnesium. Magnesium is known to help bones stay strong.

    Tuesday, May 07, 2013

    Ways to make u stay alert

    Massage way

     I have learnt a way of massage that helps me to keep myself alert during exams. That is to massage my own head using the thumbs and the index fingers.

    Step 1: Place ur thumbs at the start of your jaw bone on the head, and index fingers slightly about one inch above the ears.

    Step 2: Lift up the thumbs and index fingers a few times to do the massage and you will feel refreshed.


    I would usually rely on taking cordy max and ginko from pharmanex brand to boost  my stamina else I would have to rely on at least 4 cups of coffee. I can help to buy at a discount rate.

    Sunday, April 28, 2013

    How to remove gallstones and also how to detect it

    One of the symptoms of gallstones is a feeling of bloatedness after a heavy meal. You feel like you can’t digest the food. If it gets more serious, you feel pain in the liver area.” So if you think you have gallstones, Chiu Nan offers the following method to remove them naturally.

    The treatment is also good for those with a weak liver, because the liver and gallbladder are closely linked.

    1. For the first five days, take four glasses of apple juice ever day. Or eat four or five apples, whichever you prefer. Apple juice softens the gallstones. During the five days, eat normally.
    2. On the sixth day, take no dinner.
    3. At 6 PM, take a teaspoon of Epsom salt (magnesium sulphate) with a glass of warm water.
    4. At 8 PM, repeat the same. Magnesium sulphate opens the gallbladder ducts.
    5. At 10 PM, take half cup olive oil ( or sesame oil ) with half cup fresh lemon juice. Mix it well and drink it. The oil lubricates the stones to ease their passage.

    Tuesday, March 26, 2013

    Seasonal allergies's quick fix remedies

    How to identify synthetic vitamins

    • Organic substances generally have common names because they come from natural food sources.
    • For e.g "Lemon Grass" instead of acetate and palmitate; "Citrus" instead of "Vitamin C" or "Parsley" instead of "vitamin K"
    • Find words that end with "ate" or "ide" in the list of ingredients.
    • For e.g. nitrate, acetate, sodium ascorbate, sodium benzoate, chloride, hydrochloride, silicon dioxide and titanium dioxide.
    • In the ingredients label search for words that begin with "dl."
    • For e.g. Natural Vitamin E = d-alpha-tocopherol; Synthetic Vitamin E = dl-alpha-tocopheryl
    These are the simple ways to identify synthetic vitamins , so you people out there please look out for it.

    Wednesday, February 27, 2013

    4 ways to boost your brain power

    1. Sleep
    Sleep is not just meant for resting your body but it is necessary for your brain to get adequate rest so as to get optimal brain function. It also helps to consolidate memories, keep the brain alert and responsive. However, due to the lack of sleep will lead to poor focus and memory loss.

    2. Light meals
    Avoid having large meals in fats just before exams as blood will be diverted tract and away from the brain.

    3. Diet
    Have a diet rich in fruit and vegetable which will boost immune system which is good for key internal organs namely the kidney , spleen and liver are particularly important to the hey brain functions of memory and attention. Drink more water.

    4. Relaxed environment
    Keep the home environment, harmonious and free of argument .Reduce stress for the child for the child so that he or she can focus on the revision.
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    Saturday, January 26, 2013

    7 Ways to practice peace adapted from Joyce Meyers's promises for your everyday life devotional

    7 Ways to Practice Peace

    Living in God's peace is vital to enjoying life. I believe that one of the keys to living with peace in your life is taking small steps toward peace every day. Here are a few tips you can use to develop a more peaceful lifestyle.

    1. Be selective with how you spend your time. You may be trying to do too many things and end up doing none of them well. Hurrying is the flesh trying to do more than the Holy Spirit is leading you to do. Be led by the Spirit.

    2. Be prepared to say "no" nicely. Sometimes we take on things we shouldn't because we're uncomfortable saying no. Ask God to give you the words to say no when you need to.

    3. Resist the spirit of procrastination. God's Word tells us to exercise self-discipline. Do what you know you need to do now so you can fully enjoy your times of rest.

    4. Eliminate key distractions. If you know you are prone to certain distractions, such as watching TV, set some guidelines for yourself.

    5. Set appropriate boundaries for interruptions. Life is full of interruptions, but you can learn to set boundaries that help you manage them in healthy ways, such as scheduling times when you are "off limits." Schedule time to give yourself a break.

    6. Modify your life. Ask God to show you out-of-the-box ways to save time and trouble. For instance, when I don't have time to do the dishes, I use paper plates!

    7. Pray and listen. If you can see that your plan is not producing peace, go back to God, pray for peace in the now, and for the wisdom to make changes that will benefit your life.

    The bottom line is to make peace a priority, take practical steps toward it, and let God lead you every day into His perfect peace that passes all understanding.

    Prayer Starter: God, lead me into Your peace that passes all understanding. Show me the daily steps I can take to walk in Your peace for me.

    Monday, October 22, 2012

    Health tips for the working class adults

    Let's just cover something very simple health tips for the working class adults. Having a healthy body at work not only increases your productivity but also reduces the amount of stress that your body is going to get throughout the week.

    Tip 1: Drink more fruit juice

    By drinking more fruit juice , it will help you to increase the number of anti-oxidants that will help you to fight against the free radicals aka stress or viruses like flu & etc. However, if in the event you are a diabetic patient I would suggest that you take minimum amount of fruits . Diabetic patients are not allowed to take fruit juice due to high sugar content. 

    Fruits that I recommend for diabetic patients would be a slice of apple or guava. 

    Tip 2: Sleep less in air conditioned room 

    If you are sick, it is best that you check on the air condition system if it is dusty 'cos it is not healthy to breathe in dusty air when you are on the mode of recovery or just fully recovered from the illness.

    Tip 3: Eat less of the savoury food and adopt the habit of taking slightly bland food

    Even for the different kind of  savoury food when we compare between the meat dishes and the vegetable dishes, the meat dishes will take longer to digest. It will affects the digestive system. So for the sake of your digestive system , try to take in more fibre to detox.

     Tip 4: Stretch 

    If your working hours are a bit tad long , it is best to do some stretching at the desk. Best to do some stretching once you wake up, it will help in the blood circulation and with that it will help u to keep a healthy body.

    Saturday, June 05, 2010

    Rejevunating your mind

    Now is the perfect time to not only clean out the clutter in our closet and garage, but also the emotional baggage in our mind. Conflicts that are unresolved in the back of our mind only lead to anxiety, anger, or depression. Unresolved feelings eventually take up too much of our energy which can be used for better thoughts and emotions. It's time to get rid of emotional toxins such as behaviours, patterns, and beliefs that interfere with having healthy relationships and living fully.

    ** Address your issues when you're ready to come to terms with your emotions. You will feel better for facing the truth.

    ** Surround yourself with a positive and loving environment -one that makes you feel relaxed.

    ** Learn to let go by creating your own ritual to release the emotional toxins
    you've identified.

    ** Make new choices which include not recreating the old problems you just let go of. It's too easy to relapse, so you must commit to creating an intention which honors your commitment. Go with specific, measurable, and realistic goals.

    An emotional cleanse will allow you to feel more alive and rejuvenated. The energy you were using to suppress pain is now available for creative choices.

    This rejuvenation is a process and by spring cleaning yourself. You will be more able to implement new goals in full force. Enjoy the gentleness of the detoxification and the peace it brings into your life. You will definitely be living an anti-aging lifestyle if you take care of your body and your mind this season.