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Do Not Strain Your Neck While You Doing Weight Training

posted on March 22nd, 2014 ·


We tend to look at mirror when we are lifting weights. No doubt, ensuring correct form while training with weight is important, but, keep turning your head at the mirror may hurt your neck. Read on to find out more.

Let me share with you an example. When you are doing side lateral raise for shoulders, you may turn to your side mirror to take a peek. Without realizing, you may strain your neck or upper back. Another example is when you are doing push up, instead of looking downward at the ground, many raise their heads. Raising the head occasionally is fine, but keep looking up make your neck exhausted instead of your chest muscles.

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So, keep your neck straight with your back. If you need to ensure your form or posture is correct, get a buddy or trainer to watch you doing the moves. (Alternatively, you can record it down using a video recorder at the side.)

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What You Need To Know About Abs

posted on March 7th, 2014 ·


You have heard people trains for their “abs”. Some refers abs as the front outer abs. Are they right in this case? We will find out now.

Abs is actually the short form of abdominal muscles which are few groups of muscle at the stomach area. They are three main groups of abdominal muscles:

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How To Choose The Best Thermometer For Children

posted on March 2nd, 2014 ·

New parents may find it overwhelming when they want to buy a thermometer in a drugstore.  Fifteen years ago, thermometer comes in 1 or 2 forms, but now, you are spoiled for choices, from old fashioned glass thermometer to state of art digital thermometer.  If you are planning to buy one good thermometer, let me share with you some of the useful tips in helping you to choose the right thermometer for your kids.

  • Avoid glass mercury thermometer. If a glass thermometer breaks, mercury vaporize and may be inhaled by the child which result in damage to central nervous system, kidney or lungs.  Also, you may find it difficult to get the reading from the glass thermometer.  If you want to get glass thermometer, be sure to get those mercury-free like the one below.


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13 Tips For New Mom To Increase Breast Milk

posted on February 23rd, 2014 ·

Mun’s Note: This post was contributed by one of readers. Kelly is a mother of 3 kids, aged 7, 5 and 2. In this post, she shares her experience in breastfeeding.


I know many breast feeding mothers worry about their decreasing milk supply.  So, it is common to ask around trying to find out the ways to increase it. When mothers return to work, babies are breastfed less and therefore breasts milk are produced less.  The easy way is to replace breast milk with formula but we all know that the best food for newborn baby is really the breast milk.

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Cardiovascular Exercise Face-Off: Treadmills versus Elliptical Trainer

posted on February 15th, 2014 ·


I have written about elliptical machine. Some readers are puzzling whether treadmill is a better choice to help them burning more fat. In fact, some are planning to buy either one of them to use at home but not sure which one should they choose.

So, question here, which one is better, treadmill or elliptical exercise machine (also known as cross trainer)? (more…)

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Is It Safe For Pregnant Woman To Eat Fish?

posted on February 9th, 2014 ·


Friends have been telling my wife to avoid eating fish during her pregnancy to prevent mercury poisoning in the developing of fetus. On the other hand, I found another school of thought which mentioned that pregnant women who eat fish frequently have smarter kids. Source I do not really buy into the story. After all, kids are bright not just because the mother eat lots of fish or not eating fish, either. Eating fish is probably one of the hundred possible causes. Many other things may have influenced fetus’ brain development.

Now, let’s look at the question – is it safe to eat fish during pregnancy? (more…)

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