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How To Eat Out Healthily in 7 Ways

posted on May 3rd, 2011 ·


The great thing about eating out is the variety. My friend said that I am lucky of not staying with my parents – don’t have to eat at home everyday. Having studied in overseas, I would say that eating out in Malaysia is a joy. From exotic five-star cuisine to economical roadside fare, we are indeed spoil for choice. I know that eating in may be boring for some people if they eat the same dish every day.

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Why You Should Not Clean Your Ears with Ear Bud?

posted on April 29th, 2011 ·


Months ago, I put a pen cover into ear canal to “clean” my ear and my aunt was shocked and jumped, “What are you doing?”  Then, I went to take ear bud or the so called Q Tip cotton swab, but again, she did not agree that should be the way to clean my ears.  “So how?” I asked her.  She then explained to me and here we go for this post, we will look at how our ears function when comes to cleaning, why we should not use ear bud and how can we clean our ears properly.

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Do Your Muscles Shake When You do Yoga or Weight Lifting?

posted on April 25th, 2011 ·


Sometimes, when you are doing shoulder press, push-ups, abs exercise or yoga pose, you notice that your hands or body shaking. I experience that sometimes too, when I try to finish the last few repetitions in some of my weight lifting workout. Have you wondered why this involuntarily shaking take place?

When our muscles are working hard in the way they are not used to, they will shake. Muscles quiver when they try to stabilize. It is just like bicep and triceps – when on is lengthen, the other is shorten. The shaking will stop when muscles get used to the exercise. (more…)

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Legs Workout (9) – Reverse Lunges

posted on April 19th, 2011 ·

Reverse lunge with leg lift is a modified version of lunge. It is a great workout to strengthen and tone the gluteal muscles of your buttocks. If you want a firm and lifted butt, look no further and do it part of your workout routine. Other muscles involved in this compound workout are hamstrings and quadriceps.


For athletes, this workout stretches the muscles surrounding the hip joint. Players in basketball, soccer, football, gymnastics and fencing will appreciate this exercise. As for bodybuilders and powerlifters, reverse lunge is good in training the stabilization. The better you master lunge, the more stable you perform exercise like squat.

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5 Myths About Cardiovacular Exercise and Weight Training

posted on April 16th, 2011 ·


You probably have heard some people telling you that you should not do this or that in the gym. While some of the advice may work, but you should not just take everything without digesting. Here are few of the things you probably have heard and what I think about them:

1) Smith Machine Is Bad To Do Squats?
People say that smith machine squat is one of the worst exercises. They may be true, but it is not a black and white rule. It really depends. I agree that smith machine will lock someone into a range of motion which is not always natural. But, I rather recommend a beginner to try on smith machine due to safety reason than doing barbell squat in his first attempt. In fact, even with the smith machine, if the beginner does not know how to properly align himself within the machine, it can still create problem. Once the beginner has learned the basic, he can then proceed with barbell squat. (more…)

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Why You Should Eat More Lady’s Finger or Okra?

posted on April 11th, 2011 ·


Okra is also known as lady’s finger because of its shape.  I used to avoid eating okra because of its taste, but not until I have eaten some yummy dishes cooked with okra.  If you do not eat them, it is time to consider to have it in your next meal.

Okra actually is a powerhouse of valuable nutrients.  It contains vitamin A, vitamin C and folic acid.  It is low in calories with about 15 calories per 100 gram serving.  The same size serving has about 2 gram of fiber and 1 gram of protein.  It does not contain any fat.  Here are few of the nutritional benefits: (more…)

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