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How To Cure and Prevent Mouth Ulcers?

posted on May 9th, 2010 ·

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I have been suffering from mouth ulcer for couple of days last week. It started after I accidentally bit my inside cheeks when I ate too fast. The wounds later become ulcer. Worse, when these few ulcers combined to be a single half-inch diameter big ulcer, the pain was even worse. I felt the pain when I talked, ate and even when I brushed my teeth.

Wait, before I write more, what is mouth ulcer? (more…)

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What Do You Do When You Are Resting Between Sets?

posted on May 6th, 2010 ·

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So, what do you do while you are resting? Normally, these activities are what I do:

  • Stretch my muscle. While stretching is usually regarded as only a pre-workout activity, experts found out that stretching during the workout itself is a great way to accelerate the blood flow and trigger an increase in muscle strength. But, taking precautions not to overextend your muscles.
  • Adjust (increase or reduce) the weight. (more…)

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Do You Really Need Weight Lifting Belt?

posted on May 3rd, 2010 ·

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Talking about weight lifting belt, I have much to say. I am glad that I followed a good fitness instructor’s advice of not using it. After all these years, I am still lifting without the belt. Actually, the practice of wearing weightlifting belts used to be limited to Olympic weightlifting games and powerlifting. However, in recent years, even recreational lifters of varying degrees of skill and experience are wearing belts. Like I said, many think that they look more professional with the belts on.
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Is Chinese Food Really Unhealthy?

posted on April 30th, 2010 ·

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Having tasted different types of food, I will say Chinese food is still one of my favorites. In fact, it is also American’s number one option when it comes to eating out. Poultry, seafood, lots of vegetables and without cheese..looks healthy, but not really if you are not careful.

In a typical day, a healthy adult needs about:

  • 2000 – 3000 calories diet
  • 20 grams of saturated fat
  • 1500 – 2300 milligrams of sodium (salt)

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The Truth About Toilet Seat Cover in Public Toilet

posted on April 27th, 2010 ·

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Talking about public toilet, either in office building, park or restaurants, most want to spend as little time as possible. I have seen many pushing door with elbow and flushing with shoes. So, I am wondering how many of you are covering toilet seat with toilet paper or using disposable toilet seat cover (if it is provided).

The Truth About Toilet Seat Cover and Beyond That…

  1. Contrary to belief, toilet is not a common place to transmit infections to human. Most germs do not survive long on the surface of the seat. In fact, in order to get the germs to go into your body, it has to go through either from cut or sore on the buttocks or thighs or genital tract, which is possible but very unlikely. (more…)

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Why You Should Not Drink Energy Drink Too Often?

posted on April 23rd, 2010 ·

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Energy drinks are becoming more popular nowadays. In fact, instead of reaching a cup of coffee, people are drinking Red Bull for a quick buzz. Teenager is actually the biggest fan of energy drink. A highly active teen’s schedule may be filled up with school, sports and other extracurricular activities. The routine can be even more challenging during examination time when burning mid night oil is the norm. To make it through the night, having a can of energy drink is an easy way for the energy boost. Now, you know why energy drink companies have made the flashy aluminum cans slender with design targeting male teens and young 20s. (more…)

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