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What is Weight-To-Hip ratio (WHR)?

posted on July 29th, 2014 ·

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I have mentioned about Body Mass Index (BMI) and Body Fat figures.

That is another figure that you may be interested to find out. It is the Weight-To-Hip ratio (WHR). WHR is the ratio of the circumference of the waist to that of the hips. It measures the proportion by which fat is distributed around the torso.

Why bother to know this ratio? What is the big fuss about it? (more…)

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How Not To Slip From Your Yoga Mat

posted on July 17th, 2014 ·

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If you often slip from your yoga poses, check out this article for the top 5 tips to prevent the slipping:

Yoga mat is used to prevent you from slipping out while you are practicing the various poses, especially when sweat may build up on hands and feet.  However, after using your new yoga mat for the first time, you may wonder your new shiny clean mat is not as good as the well worn version provided by your gym or your old mat.  I mean, you realized that you slipped easily on your mat.   Here are few tips on how to take care of your mat: (more…)

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Overweight People May More Likely To Have Bad Breath

posted on May 24th, 2014 ·

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Bad breath is often caused by the foods we eat, such as garlic and onions. These aromatic substances are absorbed into our bloodstream and exhaled through the lungs as smelly breath odors. Not forget to mention tobacco too which cause foul mouth odors.

However, according to a research done by Tel Aviv University, there may be a direct link between obesity and bad breath. The more overweight one person is, the more likely he or she will have bad breath. The professor claimed that this finding should hold for the general public. Unfortunately, he is still finding the scientific evidence as to why this is the case. Source.

So, overweight people have another good reason to watch their diet, workout in gym and shed the fat. Also, next time when your friend is telling you have a bad breath, the cause may not be caused only by the food you eat, weigh yourself also to see whether you are overweight.

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Abs Workout (12) – Cable Kneeling Crunch

posted on May 3rd, 2014 ·

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Steps:

  1. Locate the high cable pulley.  The pulley should be at a high position.  Attach a rope handle or pulley handles or a small V bar.  I prefer the rope as it gives  more natural grip.
  2. If you are a beginner, start with light weight.
  3. Kneel down on the floor.  Your upper legs should be perpendicular to the floor.  Your torso is almost parallel to the floor.  Your back is slightly arched.
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Is It Safe for Pregnant Woman to Walk Through Metal Detector at Airport?

posted on April 12th, 2014 ·

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When my wife was pregnant, she traveled once together with me to overseas.  We have a concern, wondering whether it was safe for my wife to walk through the metal detector at the boarding gate.  We worried that the detector would emit radiation which might pose risk to our unborn child.
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All You Want To Know About Neonatal Jaundice But Afraid To Ask

posted on April 6th, 2014 ·

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When we brought our first baby back home from the hospital, we found our baby face looks bit yellow.  So, we brought her to see paediatrician.  Fortunately, doctor assured us she was fine.  After a week, the yellow color went away.  It is something what we call jaundice.  Jaundice is the yellowish discoloration of the skin or white part of the eyes.  Neonatal jaundice is jaundice that occurs within the first month of baby and 50% of babies have jaundice.  It can occur in babies of any race or color.
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