Monday, December 30, 2013

Happy Healthy New Year 2014!

If you're preparing to ring in the new year with a New Year's resolution, here's a pledge that will help your entire family live a healthier lifestyle.

Be a Good Role Model, Eat Right and Get Active. Parents have more potential to influence their children's behaviour than anyone else!

Here are 5 tips to jump start 2014 in a nutritious, delicious and active way.

  1. Focus on overall health, not weight alone. Plan meals with your children, from choosing menus and grocery shopping to preparing ingredients, cooking and serving.
  2. Eat breakfast every day and enjoy family dinners together as often as possible.
  3. Serve balanced meals. Fill half your plate with fruits and vegetables, focus on lean proteins and choose whole grains.
  4. And finally, get physical. Take a family walk, go on a cycle ride, or hit the gym. Parents should get at least two and a half hours of exercise a week and children about 60 minutes a day.
Bottom line, according to the experts, take small steps when changing your lifestyle. They're much easier to stick with over time

Happy New Year!


(Certainly this is not health cause and cure topic)

1. Symptom : Cold and humid feet.
Cause :          Glass is being held at incorrect angle. (You are pouring the drink on your feet!)
Cure :            Manoeuvre the glass in hand until its mouth faces upward.

2. Symptom : The wall facing you is full of lights.
Cause :           You're lying on the floor.
Cure :             Re-position your body to a 90-degree angle to the floor.

3. Symptom : Things are looking blurred.
Cause :          You're looking through an empty glass.
Cure :            Quickly refill your glass!

4. Symptom : The floor is moving.
Cause :          You're being dragged away.
Cure :            Ask where they're taking you!

5. Symptom : You hear echoes every time someone speaks.
Cause :          You have your glass on your ear and trying to drink from it.
Cure :            Stop it instantly for your own sake!

6. Symptom : Your family members are looking funny.
Cause :          You're in the wrong house.
Cure :            Ask if they can point you to your house.

7. Symptom : The room is shaking a lot, everyone is dressed in white and the music is very repetitive.
Cause :          You're in an ambulance.
Cure :            Don't move. Let the professionals do their job.