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Why guys should have laser eye surgery

Laser eye surgery is now the most common elective surgery there is – mainly down to the fact that it is safer now as it ever has been and the results are amazing. As a guy laser eye surgery has so many benefits some obvious some not so obvious. Below are my top 3 reasons to have laser eye surgery:

  • Sport: If you are like most guys and love playing sport then there is nothing more annoying than having to wear glasses or contact lenses. If you have ever seen anyone walk onto the footy field wearing glasses you can almost guarantee they aren’t going to be blessed with much talent! If you genuinely don’t have any talent then the last thing you want to do is announce this to the rest of the world by wearing glasses before you have even kicked a ball! Undoubtedly contact lenses are a better option but who can be bothered having to worry about putting them in before a game. As well as that they can easily get knocked out during sport and if any mud gets in your eye it will sting like hell! Read the rest of this entry »

Water versus Coke

WATER

  1. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated.
  2. (Likely applies to half the world population)
  3. In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is mistaken for hunger.
  4. Even MILD dehydration will slow down one’s metabolism as 3%.
  5. One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a University of Washington study.
  6. Lack of water, the number 1 trigger of daytime fatigue.
  7. Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.
  8. A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or on a printed page.
  9. Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%, and one is 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer. Are you drinking the amount of water you should drink every day?

COKE

  1. In many states the highway patrol carries two gallons of Coke in the trunk to remove blood from the highway after a car accident. Read the rest of this entry »

Three things that will work to achieve six-pack abs…

There may be different suggestions when it comes to carving out that lovely six-pack, however, it is important to know what works or what does not before you get engaged in any program to ensure you are getting realistic and not imaginary results. Here are three things which will not give you immediate output but will help tremendously in achieving your goal of flat, sculpted abs.

Clean Up Your Diet

This is considerably the most important thing you should get control of before proceeding with other things to develop rock-hard, six-pack abs. Physical workout is vital but proper diet is crucial as you have to lose body fats so that the muscles will come out visibly. One problem with cleaning up diet is that there are so many confusions regarding what is a proper, nutritional diet that promotes fat reduction or what is not.

The media has created a circus with different versions of diet books and programs that it has become difficult which one to trust. But the most important thing in this case is to remember having a diet high in fiber contents, less in calories and simple carbohydrates, more on nutritional content that will help develop muscles, increase your metabolism and burn fats at the same time. Read the rest of this entry »

CPR – Do you know how to do it?

Every now and then we do deal with some serious topics on this site… This is one of them! I wonder how many people reading this actually know how to administer CPR?

Perhaps many people think they do, but if it came to the crunch do you really know? It’s a basic piece of knowledge we should all be equipped with – and, trust me, having seen it on TV shows is no substitute for proper training. And, even if you have been properly trained how, you need to check your information from time to time – guidelines change.

As a starter, this video is well worth looking through (further on there is a real life example).

Personally, I think CPR (and basic first aid), should be taught as a requirement in schools around the world from a very early age. Every kid knows how to call 911 – but how many without the help of a 911 operator would have the knowledge to keep someone alive in an emergency? Hell, why couldn’t we give them an annual refresher course too – so that by the time kinds leave school the basics of lifesaving are second nature to them? Imagine how many lives could be saved? Read the rest of this entry »

Cutting down on the drink!

No - this isn't really me...

I mostly drink wine – and if I’m honest with myself have had a drink in some way, shape or form most evenings for a very long time. Not every evening – but most. I rarely – if ever – drink during the day. And I never drink when entertaining clients or working (I know I have a habit of having just one more than I should – never good for business). As far as my ‘get myself fit’ project goes – drinking is number one on the list of things to sort out!

This has been on my mind for some time after having some friends for dinner. The conversation turned to our drinking habits and one of my friend relayed an article he had read about “functional alcoholics”.  Half jokingly we all came to the conclusion that if we weren’t already, we were coming very close to this fitting into the definition.  Loosely the definition being someone who drinks regularly and can still function perfectly normally to all intents and purposes… Like us our friends drink every night – and run a successful business without alcohol affecting their performance. And, we’ve all been doing just that for years.

This was what got me started thinking about this big health kick I’m starting right now…

So how do I plan to adjust my ways on drinking? I’m no expert but I do know myself – here’s my approach… Read the rest of this entry »

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