"LIKEiT Magazine Vol 1 Issue 1"
P R E M I E R E I S S U E ! APRIL 20, 2012 VOLUME 1 ISSUE 1 LIKE No fuss, no muss, straight to the point! I Ask... What’s Not To Like? Life’s Lesson Really Now! READiculous ! World’s Richest People I wish you Enough Twoface Feline Is this funny or iconic? 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! Fantastic Andrey Pavlov, a Russian photographer with Ants! 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 Real Performers 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 co 9 Flashback The Years That Have Passed... Who could have thought it all possible. 11 Can You Imagine... Your favorite cartoon character... in the flesh! 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DISCLAIMER: Stories appearing in LIKEiT Magazine are not the views, opinion nor recommendation of the management. It remains with the readers discretion to believe or not to believe anything that is featured here. Damage resulting from reading the stories appearing here are not the responsibility of the ADDMedia Creatives management and its staff. 19 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. 45 A Rainbow at the Palm of Your Hand 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. 55 LIKEiT or Not A ‘jiffy’ is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second! flashback The Years That Have Passed... Who could have thought it all possible. 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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Well, the flipping book creation work is so easy within only four steps. Import multiple type files Besides importing PDF files to flipbook, you also can import Flash movies (.flv, f4v, mp4 and .swf), images (.jpg, .png, .bmp, .jpeg, gif) as flipping book pages. So, it would be a nice application to make photo flipping books and video flipping books. Integrate Multimedia objects to PDF pages Adding multimedia to your PDF pages is very simple. You can add text, hyperlinks, video (YouTube video included), Flash movie, images, hotspot, clipart, and sound to output PDF flipping pages and enrich your output PDF flipping book. Download the fully-functional 30-day trial version of Kvisoft FlipBook Maker Pro World’s READiculous ! Richest People carlos slim helu lawrence ellison william henry $69 B $36 B gates iii Telecom Mexico Oracle $61 B United States Microsoft United States bernard arnault $41 B LVMH warren buffett France $44 B Berkshire Hathaway United States eiKe batista $30 B Mining, Oil Brazil Graur Razvan ionut li Ka-shing $25.5 B diversified Hong Kong stefan Persson $26 B H&M Karl albrecht amancio ortega Sweden $25.4 B $37.5 B Aldi Zara Germany Spain 16 LIKE T 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 bad haircut. • If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved its full potential, that word would be “meetings.” • 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. 20 LIKE T What’s Not Life To Like? • Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young. • 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 want, no to disagree. • If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it. • Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone. LIKE T 21 e’s 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 purple. • 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. MOVIES worth your POPCORN The Vow Hunger games The Avengers 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- sense account. 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. never happens… Mirror, mirror on the wall, Highest Who’s the EARNER of them All? Position your mouse on • the dot ( ) inside the box, click and drag mouse to highlight and reveal the names. $290 M. $195 M $125 M $100 M $90 M $90 M $77M $75 M $67M $61M $53 M $53M $50M $48 M $45 M Phobias 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: http://all-most.com/dangerous/most-popular-phobias/ Amaxophobia Claustrophobia 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. Hydrophobia 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. Bacteriophobia Latrophobia 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. Hemaphobia 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 distress. Fitness f it & fab Get started the right way Think var iety. Be creativ Choose a 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 u. Federico Stevanin I 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.” http://www.healthandwellness.com 32 LIKE T 1 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. Foods Your 7 Brain For 2 Blue- berries. Studies have shown that blueberries prevent mental decline, short-term memory loss, and even cancer. 3 Walnuts. Walnuts are known to help mood disorders and naturally increase serotonin levels which can help with de- pression. LIKE T 33 4 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. 5 Dark Chocolate. Natural dark choco- late is known to be good for the brain and helpful to your mood as well. 6 Eggs. Eggs contain choline, which is a criti- cal component of brain mass. Cho- line is known to aid in concentra- tion and the firing of neurons in the brain. 7 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. http://www.mrhealthy.com LIKE T 35 B 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- of the Banana pertension. Bananas are also high in B Vitamins which help the nervous sys- tem. Boost of Energy Athletes eat bananas frequently for this rea- son. 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. http://www.mrhealthy.com 36 LIKE T Delicious Drinks for K id s C 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 lla root 2 tsp sarsapari ot 1 tsp licorice ro en leaves 1 tsp wintergre optional) ves (for sweetness 1 tsp stevia lea on bark 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 nd serve. carb out herbs, add LIKE T 37 e dri nk Purple Pineappl Sneaky Peppermint! ilk 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 er- 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 ential F ( 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 this nks, blu pineapple chu Pour into a gla ss glasses into and oil until smooth. Good Sou rce for Organic Herbs Cho 1 cup of c colate Monk 1 banana hoco ey! late soy m ilk peeled ½ cup of ice cubes 1 tablesp oon of pe Whirl aw anut butt ay until s er mooth ! P our into g la sses 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. he Poi sonings T R ea lity W 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- fyi thing that’s left out and within their http://www.cdc.gov reach. for your information Amazing Phone Book Carving 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 Not!®,. http://www.projectsgallery.com/Queral.htm LIKE T 43 Damaging habits Brain No Breakfast 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. Overeating It causes hardening of the brain arteries, leading to a decrease in mental power. Smoking .com stock It causes multiple brain shrinkage and may lead to Alzheimer disease. photo High Sugar consumption Too much sugar will interrupt the absorption of proteins and nutrients causing malnutrition and may interfere with brain development. Air Pollution 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 Deprivation 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 Talking Rarely 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 hand. 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 relationship. You’ll once again live life the way you wish it to be. Heart to Heart Counselling #6-1638 Pandosy Street Kelowna, BC V1Y 1P8 2424 Apollo Road Lisa Horvath, West Kelowna, BC V4T 1P6 Registered Professional Counsellor and Psychotherapist. www.hearttoheartcounselling.ca Tel: 250.864.1135 W hatever your reason for traveling, the information on this page will help you to Your be Proactive, Prepared, and Protected when it comes to your health— and the health of others—while you are survival traveling. Guide to BE PROACTIVE! Take steps to anticipate any issues that could arise during your trip. safe and Healthy • Learn about your destination. • See a doctor before you travel. • Think about your health status. • Are you too sick to travel? BE PREPARED! No one wants to think about getting sick or hurt Travel 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 your trip. • Know and share important information about your trip. BE PROTECTED! • 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 drive. • Wear a seatbelt. • Wear protective gear when doing adventure activi- ties. http://www.cdc.gov The 2% Test This is cool... maybe psychologists can explain this (or not)... anyways.. just follow the instructions. 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 the test”. Now... FoLLoW THE InSTRuCTIonS as quickly as possible. 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. START: 1 8 >> Add: 15 + 6? >> 123 + 5? 2 9 >> 3 + 56? >> QUICK! THINK ABOUT A COLOR AND A TOOL! 3 >> 89 + 2? 10 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? 7 >> 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? http://www.boredpanda.com/name-origins-meanings-of-famous-brands-companies/ LIKE T OR NOT 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 automobile! 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 hot kitchen. A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off. 56 LIKE T T O P Ways to Reduce 5 the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease R 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- LIKE T 57 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- duction. 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 atherosclerosis. 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 woman exercise, by turning this page... Ambro/FreeDigitalPhotosnet ... 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 energize your body con- tinually dur- ing the day. 5 Minute Energizers for Y ou an d Me! T 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 bets. 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. (back, abs) 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. (abs) 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. (ankles) 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. TRUnK TwISTS (abs, obliques) 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 repetitions. SIngLE LEg PULL-InS http://www.wellnessarticlelibrary.com (hips, hamstrings) With legs out together, bend the right knee and pull it in to the chest. Pause, then extend There is always room for more! Subscribe now! LIKE T Simply go to LIKEiT Magazine Page, click on “LIKE” and that’s it. You will be included to our list of subscribers. 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