P R E M I E R E I S S U E !
APRIL 20, 2012 VOLUME 1 ISSUE 1
No fuss, no muss, straight to the point!
What’s Not To Like?
I wish you
Is this funny
You’ve probably heard of Two-Face in Batman. But
you would have never imagined there’s an honest-
to-goodness real deal! Well, meet Janus, your two- Aptly called a Janus Cat, pertaining to the Roman god
face cat. Here’s one instance when being two-faced with two faces -- he’s back in the news today, thanks to
isn’t a bad thing, especially when it lands you in an Associated Press pickup of a Worcester Telegram &
Gazette feature on this amazing feline Regardless, this cat
the Guinness records for defying death.
will always be a great story.
Frank and Louie is one cool cat, born in Massachusetts
12 years ago with separate faces and given little chance
of surviving beyond a few hours. That’s what they said
back then. But look at him now!
Andrey Pavlov, a Russian photographer with
Come see the great moments
commendable theatrical background chose a of simple joviality, grant imagi-
unique way of storytelling combining both the nation, poignancy, and even
media. He devotedly studied the lives of ants, some sublime philosophising.
and planted histrionic props on their trails.
There he photographed them live as if in a
drama or movie. Except for the planned stage
settings, all the rest is natural; no photo editing
gimmicks involved, vouches the photographer.
Virtual Japanese pop star
makes more money than
This is one for the books! Imagine a digitally
created character beating out a real-life artist in the concert
scene. Well, this really is happening now. Japanese pop star
sensation Miku Hatsune has a career many aspiring singers
could only dream of. She’s been performing in front of sold out
crowds in the past few years, the most recent of which being
her four shows in Tokyo last week attended by 10,000 adoring
fans. But Miku isn’t like any other pop star in existence —
she’s a -- read this -- computer-generated virtual celebrity.
Check it out!
nt en ts
The Years That Have Passed...
Who could have thought it
Can You Imagine...
Your favorite cartoon character... in
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I Wish You Enough
They say it takes a minute to find a
special person, an hour to appreciate
them, a day to love them but then an
entire life to forget them.
39 Amazing Phone Book Carving
Taking an ordinary phone book, Alex
Queral carves a face into this object
of so many faceless names.
A Rainbow at the Palm of
How would you like to have a rainbow
open up at the palm of your hand!
Sound impossible? Not anymore.
50 The 2% Test
This is cool... maybe psychologists
can explain this (or not)... anyways..
just follow the instructions.
LIKEiT or Not
A ‘jiffy’ is an actual unit of time for
1/100th of a second!
The Years That Have
Who could have thought it
Can you imagine
your Favorite Cartoon
Characters being real?
Well, here’s your chance! Flip through the next
pages and see some of your “well-known” cartoon
character come to life. Umm, maybe almost...
Can you recognize
who they are?
To check if your guess is right, position your mouse on the dot
( ) inside each box, click and drag mouse. The correct names will
be highlighted and revealed to you. http://pixeloo.blogspot.com/2008/03/
Bottom line, some characters may look adorable, but let us just
say, a lot of them are better off being left the way they are!
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Really Now! There have been many
versions of this list over
the years, and some emails
have credited Andy Rooney
as the original author.
• And when God, who created the entire uni-
verse with all of its glories, decides to deliver
a message to humanity, He will NOT use as
His messenger a person on cable TV with a
• If you had to identify, in one word,
the reason why the human race has not
achieved its full potential, that word would
• There is a very fine line between “hobby”
and “mental illness.”
LIKE T 17
• The most powerful force in the universe is gossip.
• You will never find anybody who can give you a clear and
compelling reason why we observe daylight savings time.
• The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender,
religion, economic status or ethnic background is that, deep
down inside, we ALL believe we are above-average drivers.
• The main accomplishment of almost all
organized protests is to annoy people
who are not in them.
• A person who is nice to you, but rude to the
waiter, is not a nice person.
• Don’t think that because a person is having fun they are
drinking to excess. Some people have fun naturally, and
you need to find out how they do it.
• Never fry anything when
you are naked.
I wish you I wish you enough sun to keep your
Enough attitude bright no matter how gray
the day may appear.
I wish you enough rain to
appreciate the sun even more.
S tanding near the security
gate at the airport, a mother and
I wish you enough happiness
to keep your spirit alive and
daughter hugged each other and everlasting.
the mother said, “I love you
and I wish you enough”. I wish you enough pain so that
The daughter replied, “Mom, our life together has been
even the smallest of joys in life
more than enough. Your love is all I ever needed. I wish may appear bigger.
you enough, too, Mom”.
They kissed and the daughter left. You could see the I wish you enough gain to satisfy
mother wanted and needed to cry. The person nearest your wanting.
her tried not to intrude on her privacy but she welcomed
it by asking, “Did you ever say good-bye to someone
knowing it would be forever?”. I wish you enough loss to
Yes, I have,” the man replied. “Forgive me for asking,
appreciate all that you possess.
but why is this a forever good-bye?”.
“I am old and she lives so far away. I have challenges
I wish you enough hellos to get
ahead and the reality is - her next trip back will be for you through the final good-bye.
my funeral,” she said.
“When you were saying good-bye, I heard you say, ‘I They say it takes a minute to find a special person,
wish you enough’. May I ask what that means?”. an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them but
She paused a moment and looked up as if trying to re- then an entire life to forget them.
member it in detail and she smiled even more. “When
we said , ‘I wish you enough’, we were wanting the other TAKE TIME TO LIVE and enjoy enough hellos to
person to have a life filled with just enough good things to get you through the final good-bye.
sustain them”. Then turning toward the man, she shared
the following as if she were reciting it from memory. I WIsH You ENouGH.
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What’s Not Life
• Growing old beats the alternative -- dying
• When in doubt, just take the next small step.
• Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
• Your job won’t take care of you when
you are sick. Your friends and parents Life isn’t ti
will. Stay in touch. but, it’s st
• Pay off your credit cards every month. should live
• You don’t have to win every argument. Agree
• If a relationship has to be a secret,
you shouldn’t be in it.
• Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying
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Lesson Part I
• It’s OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
• Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear
• When it comes to chocolate,
resistance is futile.
• Make peace with your past so it
ied with a bow; won’t screw up the present.
till a gIFT. We • It’s OK to let your children see you cry.
e it the way we • Don’t compare your life to
matter what. others. You have no idea what
their journey is all about.
• Everything can change in the
blink of an eye. But don’t worry;
God never blinks.
• Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
POPCORN The Vow
Knows More About
You (MORE) Than
You Think You Do By Anonymous
You will find the results... slightly unnerving!
YOUR Full Name – It’s in my Gmail head- What YOU Say – Between Gmail and Google
ers and a requirement on various Google signup Talk, let’s just say Google has clear documenta-
forms. tion of what’s on my mind.
YOUR Physical Street Address – It YOUR Bank Account and Routing
could easily be pulled from the various Google
Maps search queries I’ve performed. Or from my
Number – Associated with my Google Ad-
Google Adsense accounts.
Everything Blog – Google
YOUR Phone Number – Gmail used to re- Analytics tracksAbout YOUR blog and Google
the stats for my
quire a cell phone number for signup verification.
Webmaster Tools hosts my XML sitemap. So they
It’s also in my Adsense and Checkout accounts.
know what I’m publishing, how popular it is, and
who’s reading it.
When YOU are Online – Since iGoogle is
my homepage, I guess they know every time I
open my web browser.
What YOU Look Like – As you can see, I
have a photo gallery on my blog. In addition, I
use Google’s Picasa Web Albums.
YOUR Popular Interests – My Google
Reader and Google Bookmarks is chock full of
my favorite news sources, articles, blogs, RSS
Where YOU Exist Online – This one is ob-
vious. Since they know my full name, email ad-
feeds, online stores, etc. Toss in my YouTube
dress, online alias, search history, etc., all they
habits for good measure.
need to do is plug that information into their
own search database and start cross referencing
Website that YOU Visit – Google is the every other site where I have a visible account.
portal to almost everything I see online. I also
use Google Web History, Google Toolbar and Now take all the information
Page Rank info. Google has on YOU, connect
the dots and analyze it. They
YOUR Schedule – Most of my major ap- could tell you more about the
pointments are entered in Google Calendar. historical trends in YOUR life
than YOU could.
Who YOU Know – Even if they aren’t read-
ing my email, they have every entry in my Gmail Here’s to hoping that
Contacts, many of whom are Gmail users as well.
Mirror, mirror on the wall,
Who’s the EARNER
of them All?
Position your mouse on
the dot ( ) inside the
box, click and
drag mouse to
Do you have fear of vehicles? If so then you are the victim of one
of the more dreaded phobias in the world. Phobias are nothing
but unrelated fear of objects, events and situations. Here are some
of the most dreaded phobias people suffer from:
It is the fear of vehicles. Driving or riding in a One of the most common among many is Claus-
vehicle scares some people. Such people try and trophobia the Fear of enclosed places. Such per-
avoid vehicles by making all sorts of excuses sons avoid congested or crowded places for fear
except admitting that they fear vehicles. The of getting trapped or confined. Even the thought
reasons could be speed, fear of losing control, of it makes them breathless.
accident or the very smell of the fuel.
Aviphobia This kind of fear is very common when someone
The fear of flying in an airplane. Experiences of has forced the person to enter deep water or
seeing an air disaster or the trauma of flying in a learn swimming. This can extend from shallow to
stormy weather conditions are main reasons. deep waters or even at times getting wet.
This category of people is very hygiene con- The very name of a doctor or surgeon upsets
scious. Sanitation and cleanliness are so em- some people. It includes any one concerned with
bossed on their minds that even little filth puts surgery, medical tests, injections or even giving
them off. They will wash their hands after small- simple medicines.
est of activity.
Brontophobia Many times we see people faint by the sight of
People in this class get scared with slightest signs blood. They have this phobia called Hemaphobia.
of an oncoming storm. May be due an experi- Fear of losing, donating or even receiving blood
ence of the past they have developed this. They affects them.
will start shivering, sweating or even praying in
Fitness f it
Get started the
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variety of e.
you meet physical a
your goals ctivities to
help keep . You won help
your mind ’t get bore
motivation and body d and it ca
is often fin challenged n
you enjoy ding activ . Finding
, and figur ities and c
ing out wa ha
your day (
or your ca ys to work llenges
by yoga, s lendar). So them into
ome peop me people
bored. Fin le are ene are calmed
d the activ rgized, an
ity that is r d some ar
ight for yo e
ncorporate more physical activity into your daily routine and gradually work up to the 30-min-
ute goal to improve health and manage your weight. If you have a chronic health problem such
as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, or high blood pressure, ask your physician or health care
provider about what type and amount of physical activity is right for you. By going slow and
gradually, you won’t overdo it and you won’t experience the common “burnout factor.”
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Salmon is known to be very high
in essential fatty acids, such as omega-3,
which is great for our brain. Wild salmon is
preferred over all other types of fish, since
they are raised in a rugged environment,
which ensures only the highest quality fish, plus it
isn’t subject to mercury.
Studies have shown
that blueberries prevent mental decline, short-term memory
loss, and even cancer.
Walnuts. Walnuts are known to
help mood disorders and naturally increase
serotonin levels which can help with de-
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Coffee. Despite the diuretic effect
of caffeine, the nutritional value of coffee
makes it one of the best brain foods avail-
able. Make an effort to avoid sugar and ad-
ditives as much as possible.
Natural dark choco-
late is known to be
good for the brain
and helpful to your mood as well.
which is a criti-
cal component of
brain mass. Cho-
line is known to aid in concentra-
tion and the firing of neurons in
Avocados helps with
blood pressure and blood
flow, and is thus healthy for
the brain. The potassium in
avocados is essential to men-
tal function and nerve impulses.
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ananas are rich in potas-
sium and low in salt. They
help the body maintain
blood pressure. Bananas Benefits
are especially useful for
people who suffer from stress or hy-
pertension. Bananas are also high in B
Vitamins which help the nervous sys-
Boost of Energy
Athletes eat bananas frequently for this rea-
Keeps You Alert
It’s a good idea to add a banana to your
breakfast before you start the day.
Soothes Your Stomach
If you suffer from sour stomach, instead of
always relying on Pepto Bismol, Tums, or Alka-
Seltzer, it’s a good idea to have bananas around
Cure a Hangover
The banana soothes your stomach. Along with
the house. the milk, it rehydrates your system. With honey it
comforts your stomach and brings your depleted
levels of blood sugar and potassium back to nor-
Bananas help the brain mal.
produce serotonin which Helps Quit Smoking
helps with mood problems The combination of magnesium, potassium,
vitamins A1, B6, B12, and Vitamin C help the body
and depression. with nicotine withdrawal.
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K id s
hildren run and play hard in 70 de-
gree weather just as easily as 90
degree weather so it’s real impor-
tant to keep them well hydrated.
Under hydrated children suffer from urinary
tract infections, decreased resistance to
disease, crabbiness and listlessness. Under
hydration can quickly turn to dehydration
which is acutely serious.
REAL ROOT BEER
2 tsp sarsapari
1 tsp licorice ro
1 tsp wintergre optional)
ves (for sweetness
1 tsp stevia lea
1/2 tsp cinnam
2 cups water
ated water utes, then re-
1 quart carbon ater in 10 min
in the w cool. Strain
Simmer herbs e pan and let
at. Cover th
move from he onated water a
out herbs, add
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e dri nk
Purple Pineappl Sneaky Peppermint!
1/4 cup soy m
pple juice s in season
1 cup of soy milk
1/2 cup pinea ny other berrie
erries or a ½ cup of brewed then cooled pepp
¼ cup of blueb fresh or frozen
1 cup pine apple chunks, mint tea( fairly strong)
led 1 cup of ice cubes
1 banana, pee
laxseed oil ich are greatl
y handful of fresh spinach leaves
2 teaspoons F atty Acids wh ( don’t let anybody see you do thi
( provides Ess s.. it
American diet) will make the drink green but not int
m issing from the er-
heat germ ple juice, rupt the flavor, adds nutrition)
1 tablespoon w y milk, pineap
r, whirl the so na, wheat germ
, You may need some raw sugar for
Using a blende eberries, bana Whirl away until smooth ...pour
pineapple chu Pour into a gla
and oil until smooth.
1 cup of c colate Monk
late soy m
½ cup of
oon of pe
Whirl aw anut butt
ay until s er
mooth ! P
our into g
There are many nutritious alternatives to softdrink,
kool-aid, and other fruit flavored squeeze box drinks .
There are two and half tablespoon of sugar in 8 ounces of
soda, visual that!
The trick is to offer something good that they will drink with-
out a lot of sugar. The drinks presented here are a good way to offer nutrition and keep
the children and the big kids drinking too!
Sugar consumption can also contribute to dehydration.
R ea lity
e all want to keep our Thankfully, there are ways you can
children safe and se- help poison-proof your home and pro-
cure and help them live tect the children you love.
to their full potential.
Knowing how to prevent Prevention Tips
leading causes of child injury, like poi- Lock them up. Keep medicines and
soning, is a step toward this goal. toxic products, such cleaning solutions,
Every day, children all over the world in locked or childproof cabinets.
ages 0 to 19 are treated in an emergen- Read the label. Follow label direc-
cy department, and two children die, as tions and read all warnings when giving
a result of being poisoned. It’s not just medicines to children.
chemicals in your home marked with Don’t keep it if you don’t need it.
clear warning labels that can be danger- Safely dispose of unused, unneeded, or
ous to children. expired prescription drugs. Be aware
Everyday items in your home, such as that if you dispose of unused medicines,
household cleaners and medicines, can they can be mixed with coffee grounds
be poisonous to children as well. Active, or kitty litter to make them less appeal-
curious children will often investigate— ing to children.
and sometimes try to eat or drink—any-
thing that’s left out and within their http://www.cdc.gov
for your information
T aking an ordinary phone book, Alex Queral carves a face into this object of so many
faceless names. With the book, a very sharp X-ACTO® knife, a little pot of acrylic medium
to set detail areas and a great deal of talent, Queral literally peels away the pages like
the skin of an onion to reveal the portrait within. Once the carving is complete, he will
often apply a black wash to enhance the features and then seal the entire book with
acrylic to preserve the work. However, he never loses the line registration; and the book
remains quite pliable.
Turn the page to see and believe. It’s simply amazing!
The works of Alex
Queral have been
exhibited in Canada,
England, Mexico and
throughout the U.S. and
are in the collections
of Ripley’s Believe It or
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People who do not take breakfast are going to
have a lower blood sugar level. This leads to an
insufficient supply of nutrients to the brain caus-
ing brain degeneration.
It causes hardening of the brain arteries, leading
to a decrease in mental power.
It causes multiple brain shrinkage and may lead
to Alzheimer disease.
High Sugar consumption
Too much sugar will interrupt the absorption of
proteins and nutrients causing malnutrition and
may interfere with brain development.
The brain is the largest oxygen consumer in our
body. Inhaling polluted air decreases the supply
Working your brain during illness
of oxygen to the brain, bringing about a de- Working hard or studying with sickness may lead
crease in brain efficiency. to a decrease in effectiveness of the brain as well
as damage the brain.
Sleep allows our brain to rest. Long term deprivation
Lacking in stimulating thoughts
from sleep will accelerate the death of brain cells. Thinking is the best way to train our brain, lack-
ing in brain stimulation thoughts may cause
Head covered while sleeping brain shrinkage.
Sleeping with the head covered increases the
concentration of carbon dioxide and decrease
concentration of oxygen that may lead to brain Intellectual conversations will promote the effi-
damaging effects. ciency of the brain.
A RAINBOW at
the palm of your
This book started as a personal project
of MASASHI KAWAMURA in summer
2007, and was soon published from
a Japanese bookstore “Utrecht”. It’s
a flipbook, but rather than seeing
animation, it creates a 3D rainbow
in your hand. Since being published
it has been featured on Japanese TV,
Newspapers, major news & blogsites
like yahoo news, coolhunting and
fffffound. This book won the
NY ADC silver cube.
A new concept flip book that will create a 3D rainbow instead of an animation. Really cool! You can
buy it online from several selected book stores, Utrecht(JPN) http://www.utrecht.jp/person/?p=316,
Stereohype(UK) http://bit.ly/2tCzR6, Printed Matter(US) http://bit.ly/925cPH. The 36-page book has an
image of the color spectrum against a black background on each page, creating the illusion of an arced
rainbow hovering above the pages as the pages flip by. If you are resourceful enough, heck, you can
make one of your own.
Stressed? Anxious? In Conﬂict?
I Can Help.
Life can be challenging. You lie awake at night wondering how to
handle all the pressure. Your emotions swing wildly – usually more
down than up. Tears surge at odd times. You feel suffocated by
the heaviness in your chest.
Perhaps there’s conﬂict in a relationship with your spouse, your
boss, or someone you’re close to. The strife and negative feelings
are draining you.
You know you need help. You can’t ﬁx things on your own. Getting
help shows your courage to confront your challenges and grow
into a stronger person – physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
I provide a safe and conﬁdential environment for clients to express
their feelings and emotions so they can regain control of their
lives. Your anxiety will evaporate. Peace will return to your
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hatever your reason for
traveling, the information
on this page will help you to
be Proactive, Prepared, and
Protected when it comes to your health—
and the health of others—while you are
Take steps to anticipate any issues that could arise
during your trip.
• Learn about your destination.
• See a doctor before you travel.
• Think about your health status.
• Are you too sick to travel?
No one wants to think about getting sick or hurt
during a trip, but sometimes these things happen. You
may not be able to prevent every illness or injury, but
you can plan ahead to be able to deal with them.
• Pack smart.
• Plan ahead for illnesses or injuries during your trip.
• Know what to do if you become sick or injured on
• Know and share important information about your
• Pay attention to your health during your trip.
• Use sunscreen and insect repellent as directed.
• Be careful about food and water.
• Try not to take risks with your health and safety.
• Limit alcohol intake, and do not drink alcohol and
• Wear a seatbelt.
• Wear protective gear when doing adventure activi-
This is cool... maybe psychologists
can explain this (or not)...
anyways.. just follow the
At the end of this message, you
are asked a question. Answer
it immediately. Don’t stop and
think about it. Just say the first
thing that pops into your mind.
This is a fun “test”... AND
kind of spooky at the
same time! Give it a
try and seef you are
among the 98% or the
2%. You’ll understand what
that means after you finish taking
Now... FoLLoW THE
InSTRuCTIonS as quickly as
Do noT Go to the next calculation
before you have finished the previous
one. Remember, if you cheat, you are the
one losing out!
You do not ever need to write or remember the
answers, just do it using your mind.
You’ll be surprised.
>> Add: 15 + 6? >> 123 + 5?
>> 3 + 56? >> QUICK! THINK
ABOUT A COLOR
AND A TOOL!
3 >> 89 + 2?
4 >> 12 + 53? >> Red Hammer, that’s
what you thought, didn’t
5 you? If this is not your answer,
>> 75 + 26? you are among the 2% who
have a different, if not abnormal,
mind. 98% would answer “Red
6 Hammer” -- LIKEiT or not!
>> 25 + 52?
>> 63 + 32?
Instructions: The questions are hidden inside the boxes. To start, position your
mouse on the dot ( ) inside the first box, click and drag mouse. The questions will
be highlighted and revealed to you. Repeat the process with the rest of the boxes.
How Famous Companies
Got Their Names?
71% of office workers stopped on
the street for a survey agreed to
give up their computer passwords in
exchange for a chocolate bar.
A ‘jiffy’ is an actual unit of time for
1/100th of a second!
A baby is born without kneecaps. They
appear between age 2 and 6.
A British gymnast survived a fall from a
fourth story window because he went into a
somersault and came down on two feet.
A car uses 1.6 ounces of gas idling for one
minute. Half an ounce is used to start the average
A cat urine glows under a blacklight.
A chef’s hat is shaped the way it is for a
reason: its shape allows air to circulate
around the scalp, keeping the head cool in a
A cockroach can live several weeks with
its head cut off.
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T O P
Ways to Reduce
5 the Risk of
esearch conducted in 52 countries reveals several con-
trollable risk factors attribute to 90% of all heart attacks.
Previously, it was believed only half of the heart attacks
were caused by factors such as smoking and choles-
terol. Today, most heart attacks can be pinpointed to
one or more of the risk factors mentioned below. These factors are
neither gender specific nor related to a particular ethnic group.
1. Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle
Smoking changes the viscosity of blood. This can
potentially lead to clumping in the blood vessels that
supply the heart. A study states that smoking inhibits vita-
min and mineral uptake, depletes levels of vitamin C, and
creates a toxic internal environment. Giving up smoking
can help avoid cancer and lower the risk of heart disease.
Vitamin C is a highly effective antioxidant; it protects
molecules in the body from damage
2. Watch Cholesterol Intake
It is important to not only control your
cholesterol, but to decrease fat intake when
faced with the risk of cardiovascular dis-
eases such as heart attack, stroke, and
other disorders caused by fatty depos-
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its of plaque in the artery walls. “Bad” saturated fats (butter, cheese, red meat, fast foods)
increases your blood cholesterol. The body has its own daily quota for cholesterol pro-
3. Control High Blood Pressure
It is found that half of all people who suffer a first-time heart attack and two-thirds of
first-time stroke victims, had moderate to high blood pressure. If left untreated, high blood
pressure can increase the risk of atherosclerosis, aneurysms, loss of vision, and kidney
failure. Normal blood pressure is considered to be 120/80. Experts have advocated eating
less salt as a way of controlling blood pressure plus mineral-rich foods and herbs like folic
acid, and branched chain amino acids are known to naturally help control blood pressure.
4. Reduce Unnecessary Stress
Stress if left unchecked can have a negative impact on both
physical and mental health. 80% of all health related problems
are attributed to stress. Stress slows the body’s metabolism thus
allows fat to linger in the blood advancing the development of
5. Diet and Exercise
Research conducted around the world showed waist circumferences
of > 34 inches in men and > 32 inches in women increases the risk of car-
diovascular disease. It is a measure of abdominal fat, which is most closely
associated with heart attacks.” Walking is not only relaxing but a great, low-
impact way to lose weight.
80% of all health
related problems are
attributed to stress.
You can make this
by turning this
... and back!
and back, and back... !
Too bad, it won’t
work for us!
If we want to keep fit, we have
to do “actual” exercise.
However, everybody’s busy these
days. Your life and time con-
straints likely won’t change, but
by utilizing just five free min-
Utes several times a day (and
don’t even think about denying
they’re there) for some simple ex-
ercises, you’ll not only improve
your physical condition
for the future but will
5 Minute Energizers
for Y ou an d Me!
hink about it - aren’t you tired of being tired so
often? that can change. from dawn to dusk,
as we speak, here are six sessions, designed
to stretch and strengthen you from top to bottom. they’re cat-
egorized according to certain common times of the day for most
men. The fitness bursts are in bed, out of bed, driving to work,
at work, after work and late evening. some exercises overlap,
to the benefit of major muscles. Of course you should perform
cardiovascular and resistance workouts too, but if you can only
spare a few minutes here and there, these quickies are the best
SIT-UP STRETCH LEg RAISES
(upper body) (thighs, abs)
Upon awakening, sit up and slowly stretch Lie back down with arms at sides and pro-
out, extending arms up. Extend the head back, ceed to raise the right leg, keeping a slight bend
and feel your muscles come to life. Follow in the knee. Hold the leg up for 10 seconds,
up by twisting the torso side to side, and take flexing the foot up and down. Then lower and
some deep breaths. raise the left leg. Raise each leg three times.
TOE gRASPS back and next work the left leg. Pull each leg
in three times.
With legs out together, sit up and slowly
slide hands down the legs, bending at the waist. RISE AnD SHInE
Cover toes with fingers, feeling the stretch in Body Bursts
the back. Pause, then return to starting posi- (total body)
tion. Perform five repetitions. Standing with arms crossed at wrists, pro-
ceed to enthusiastically extend them up and
ExTEnSIOnS out, rising up on toes and thrusting the head
back. Perform five repetitions.
With legs out together, sit up and slowly
slide hands down the legs, bending at the waist. FLOOR TOUCH
Stop when comfortably stretched, pause, then (back)
return to starting position. Perform five repeti- Standing with feet wide apart, and keep-
tions. ing the knees slightly bent, bend at the waist
and lower hands to the floor, or as close as
AnKLE TwISTS possible without strain. Pause, then rise. Per-
form three repetitions.
Sit up in bed, supported by hands behind
you, and extend the right leg up, with the knee BACK BEnDS
slightly bent. Proceed to twist the ankle to one (back, shoulders)
side and then the other. Twist to each side Stand with feet shoulder-width apart and
three times, then lower the leg and next raise hands clasped behind the back. Proceed to
and work the left leg’s ankle. bend over and extend arms up. Pause, then
rise to starting position. Perform three repeti-
Knee-to-Head Crunches tions.
(hips, hamstrings, abs)
With legs out together, bend the right
knee, pull it in and grasp it with both hands.
Proceed to pull it in a bit more while raising Stand with hands on hips and feet wider
the head up to meet it. Pause, then extend than shoulder-width apart. Proceed to twist to
back and next work the left leg. Pull each leg the right, down in front and over to the left,
in three times. before rising to starting position. Perform five
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With legs out together, bend the right knee
and pull it in to the chest. Pause, then extend
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