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Did Coca Cola Just Claim 30ml from the public?

Did Coca Cola Just Claim 30ml from the South African public?

This happened in South Africa, but it probably is a world-wide problem

It was just a few months ago that the public could purchase a 330ml Coke in a Can for a price, now the same can a little narrower and a little taller is on the shelves of every store pub and restaurant, yet only contains 300ml of Coke, at the same price of the not so old 330ml Coke can. How is it that they can get away with that so easily and no one complains and accepts it?

Now some say it’s because of the sugar tax imposed by the government, and some say it is because our living spaces are becoming smaller and Coca Cola made the new smaller size Coke’s smaller and longer so that they can fit better in your our little fridges or refrigerators. However if that was true why are we paying the sugar tax for Coca Cola by settling for 30ml less coke for the same price?

It does seem that Coca Cola refuses to lose the money they have to pay for the sugar tax, so they came up with this brilliant idea of letting the public pay, by reducing the size of the can (a saving for Coke) and then reducing the amount of coke in the can by 30ml. Therefore Coca Cola looses nothing in fact they still gain out of sales by selling us a smaller can of Coke for the same price as the 330ml a few months ago.

Once again the public is the loser and the mighty Coca Cola Company covers the governments sugar tax and in the process still manages to add a small profit.

Another question Googling this it seems that other countries have also changed to a longer narrower can but their content rangers from 320ml to 330ml as opposed to South Africa being only 300ml?

Why not add your comments or am I the only one to notice or have a problem with this, Coca Cola will be more than happy if no one comments and if no one does then you all deserve……………

 – Email received at our WHISNews21 Email Outpost

How do you get your motivation back at work?

How to get your motivation back at work?

A feeling of dread washes over you when you wake up every morning to go to work

Where’s your motivation gone?

The days when you jumped out of bed, energised to climb the corporate ladder are long gone.  Now, you just look forward to Fridays. When you lack the enthusiasm to work, being at the office for eight hours can feel like a year. According to research, approximately 48% of people around the world don’t enjoy their jobs. Only 30% feel engaged and inspired while working, and 18% are disengaged, saying that they don’t like their jobs at all.This lack of drive, if left unchecked, can result in a long-lasting slump, stress and pessimism.

Find your motivation

Psychologists have identified three sources of resistance that stops you from getting things done. Once you know these stumbling blocks, you can change how you think about them to help yourself find your drive again!

“I have to…”
Some people struggle with being delegated to, and to do tasks they don’t enjoy. This could lead to producing a poor quality of work or missing deadlines, as you’re not invested in doing the best job.

“I don’t feel right about this…”
For your motivation to last, you need to cater to your values and beliefs. If you’re doing something you don’t believe in, you’re less likely to enjoy it. For example, if your company forces you to work overtime but you value family time, your motivation to work will take strain because it clashes with something important to you.

“I can’t do this…”
Sitting with a difficult task can be daunting and make you struggle to even start. What’s more; if you believe you aren’t capable of doing something, the thought of failing may lead you to avoid doing your work altogether, and find a distraction instead. YouTube videos, anyone?

Get back your motivation

1. Count your blessings

One of the main causes of unhappiness at work is not realising and appreciating what you do have. For example, you may be unhappy at your job because it’s taking so long for you to reach your goals. Why not rather focus on the privilege of having a job, especially in a country where unemployment is so common? Next, focus on your goal to move up the ladder. What will get you there? Do you need to upskill? Hone in on practical solutions that will move you to your main objective.

2. Stick to bite-sized goals

Big goals or tasks can be daunting, so breaking up a big chore can help. For example, if you have a looming presentation, start with research first, then move on to the slideshow, etc. Create smaller tasks within the big one, so you consistently make progress. As you meet your smaller goals, you’ll feel more encouraged to continue.

3. Clock in, clock out

Most of us are guilty of packing up at the office, just to go home and work. Doing this consistently will leave you burnt out and demotivated as your job starts to seem all-consuming. It’s important to realise when enough is enough. Set work and rest times for yourself and stick to these deadlines! For example, don’t answer emails after 5pm or open your laptop on weekends.

4. Celebrate small wins

A pat on the back goes a long way, so reward yourself for your personal winsFor example, after you’ve finished a difficult project or met a hectic deadline, treat yourself to your favourite lunch or leave work early that day. Celebrating small victories will encourage and motivate you to tackle bigger ones.

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By The Hello Doctor Team

Exercising For Your Back Is Easier Than You Think

Exercising For Your Back Is Easier Than You Think

Sitting at a desk, not exercising enough and poor posture all contribute to back pain

Does your back hurt? Most people complain of back pain at some point because our lower back bears the weight of the upper body. Aerobic exercise, strength training, flexibility and good posture can relieve back pain. Research reveals that regular exercise reduces stiffness in the connective fibres and keeps the tendons flexible. Exercise also keeps your discs “spongy” by reducing the swelling in soft tissues. When you don’t exercise, the swelling in these soft tissues may increase. The good news is that exercising for your back is simpler than you think! No need to carve out hours a day for a strenuous workout; back-strengthening exercises can be done quickly and easily.

Stretch it out 

Whatever your current workout, add a few minutes for stretches. Stretching improves flexibility, which improves your posture, and a good posture is essential for a strong and healthy back. Try a yoga stretch such as the downward dog. Stand on a non-slip mat and bend over. Flatten your palms shoulder-width apart on the mat. Straighten your arms, pushing your palms down into the mat. Push your hips as far back as you can, creating a triangle shape from your hands to your hips. Don’t tense your jaw! Try this exercise at the end of your day to help you relax.

Get up from you screen ever 30 minutes 

A study by Temple University in America found that the average person spends nine hours hunched over a screen each day! That is a long time for your back to take strain. Stick a post-it note on your cubicle to remind you to take a break every 30 minutes.

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Right now, in your chair, pull in your stomach muscles and straighten your shoulders. A strong core is vital for a strong back. In the car, place a cushion at your back to keep you upright instead of slumping forward.

Sort out your workspace 

Is your computer at eye level? Does your chair offer good lumbar support? If not, place a rolled-up towel or cushion at the small of your back. Add height by placing your laptop on a stand so that you look straight at the screen.

Daily tips

Set an hourly phone reminder to sit upright with feet placed firmly on the ground. Place a pillow under both knees when you sleep on your back. This little trick helps your spine stay in alignment and cushions your hips, reducing the stress on your joints. Before you get into bed, stretch out your back, neck and shoulders. Do the same when you wake up.

References:

https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/multimedia/back-pain/sls-20076265

https://www.healthline.com/health/fitness-exercise/lower-back-exercises#4

https://apmhealth.com/educational-resources/healthy-living-tips-and-resources/2-uncategorised/185-6-stretches-to-help-back-pain-ebook

https://www.acefitness.org/education-and-resources/professional/expert-articles/3092/5-exercises-to-flatten-your-stomach-and-reduce-low-back-pain

https://gokhalemethod.com/blog/63889

  1.  –  MyHealthPortal

Alcohol affects more than just your liver

Alcohol affects more than just your liver

Excess drinking can affect your overall health and wellbeing the damage can be devastating

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The downside of alcohol :

Alcohol is made when yeast is used to ferment carbohydrates, turning the sugars into energy and two waste products; ethanol and carbon dioxide. The fermented product is used in its whole form or distilled to produce spirits. It enters the bloodstream via the stomach and is distributed throughout the body, affecting the brain and other organs.

For chronic condition sufferers, the damage can be devastating.

If you’re diabetic, the high sugar content in drinks can spike your blood sugar levels. For those with liver disorders, heavy drinking can cause liver inflammation. Eventually, alcohol metabolism permanently changes the liver cell structure, damaging the liver’s ability to process fats. Alcohol intake can lead to high blood pressure and heart muscle damage, raising the risk of heart failure or stroke. Drinking can damage the stomach lining, causing gastritis and ulcers.

Other dangers include: 

Impaired immune system
Poor nutrition damages the body’s immune system, leaving it susceptible to infections.

Cognitive dysfunction
Alcohol abuse damages the brain and can result in cerebral atrophy (loss of brain cells), neuropathy (nerve diseases), dementia and memory disorders, dysfunctional brain chemistry and poor blood supply to the brain.

Fertility problems
Excess alcohol over years can cause erectile dysfunction, testicular atrophy and impotence. In women, it can interrupt menstruation.

Malnutrition and loss of nutrients
Alcohol leads to the elimination of important vitamins and minerals that your body needs to fight infection and handle stress.

Weight gain
Alcohol is often overlooked as a source of calories (one glass of wine/half a beer = five teaspoons of butter). It’s virtually impossible to try to lose weight while drinking. Alcohol disrupts the body’s balance of nutrients, fluids and hormones – and the vital body functions needed for fat loss. Alcohol blocks the body from burning fat and accessing fat for energy.

Are you drinking too much?  Ask yourself (CAGE questionnaire):

• Do I ever feel a need to Cut down on my drinking?
• Have people Annoyed me by criticising or showing concern about my drinking?
• Do I ever feel Guilty or bad about drinking?
• Do I have to drink Early in the morning (Eye-opener) to steady my nerves?

If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, you should think about cutting down or quitting. Treatment can  include A professional rehabilitation programme, with medical supervision and counselling, can help you tackle alcoholism.

Daily tips for staying healthy and sober:

  • Don’t be afraid to ask friends and family for support.
  • Eat a range of healthy food and get regular exercise to boost your endorphins.
  • Get enough sleep each night and do your best to manage stress.
  • Avoid people, places and activities that trigger a craving to drink.
  • Your doctor may recommend medication to help you stay sober.
  • Establish clear, realistic goals: decide how much you can drink, and when.
  • Remove alcohol from your home and workspace.
  • Drink slowly; pause between drinks. Drink non-alcoholic liquids and eat while taking in alcohol.

Spicy Drinks To WarmThose Cold Nights

Spicy Drinks To WarmThose Cold Nights

Chai Tea: This is easier to make than you think – there’s only one problem: once you know how, you may not want to drink anything else! It’s, literally, a three-step process to chai-tea heaven.

Ingredients

8 cloves
8 cardamom seeds
2 cinnamon sticks
4 black peppercorns
1 piece fresh ginger (about 2cm) sliced
2 cups whole milk
4 bags black Ceylon tea

How to do it: Put the cloves, cardamom and peppercorns in a plastic bag and crush them with a rolling-pin or a heavy-based pan.
Place the cinnamon sticks, crushed spices, ginger, milk, and 2 cups water in a medium saucepan and bring it all up to a boil. Remove from heat, add the tea bags, cover, and let the mixture steep for 10 minutes. Then strain into cups and add a little stevia or honey to taste.

Hot Lemon Infusion

This is a hot drink that delivers a shot of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties from turmeric, while hydrating and warming you – and you can sip this all day.

Ingredients

Juice of half a lemon
1 large cup of boiling water
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
Pinch cayenne or red chili powder
Pinch coarse sea salt

How to do it: Mix in your mug and give it a good stir! What could be easier than that?

 – HelloDoctor

34 Proven Way’s Water Makes You Totally Awesome

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From the stuff we drink and swim in, to the steam that eases congestion and the ice that reduces swelling, water is all around us (and even in us). Heck, it kind of is us. “Water makes up about two thirds of who we are, and influences 100 percent of the processes in our body,” says CamelBak hydration expert Doug Casa, PhD. That probably explains why we feel better when we’re drinking enough of it. To learn exactly how water is helping us, as well as some creative ways to use it, check out these 34 reasons why you should go hydrate right now.

Pouring-water-from-bottle-into-glass1. It could aid weight loss.

Anyone looking to lose weight could be helped by upping their water intake. Studies have found that when participants drink water before a meal, they lose weight faster than those who did not drink water   . Extra H2O helps us eat less by making us feel full, and it may also boost metabolism. CamelBak hydration advisor Kate Geagan, RD says it’s not uncommon to put on weight by mistaking thirst for hunger, and she offers this pro tip: Next time you feel fatigued or sluggish, “drinking water may be just what [you] need to perk up.”

2. It powers our warm-weather exercise.

With the proper precautions, working out in the heat is usually fine—and staying hydrated is one of the most important things you can do. The hotter the workout, the sweatier we tend to get, so it’s extra important to replace those lost fluids. Determining sweat rateinforms good rehydration strategy: “Once an athlete [knows his or her] sweat rate, they can begin to practice replacing these fluid losses in training and be optimally prepared for [athletic exertion],” says Casa.

3. It keeps things moving, digestion-wise.

Water helps us, you know, go by helping dissolve fats and solublefiber. Drinking enough water prevents constipation and also reduces the burden on the kidneys and liver by helping to flushwaste products. Geagan breaks it down: “In the large intestine, water binds with fiber to increase the bulk of the stools, reduce transit time and make elimination easier. When you don’t drink enough water and fluids, the colon pulls water from stools, increasing your risk of constipation.”

water+tap4. It helps endurance athletes fight fatigue.

Water is an integral part of most any workout, and it becomes especially important in order to prevent dehydration during long workouts. When exercising for an hour or more, drinking water treated with carbohydrates and salts (by mixing in tablets such asNuun, or making a DIY version) can help maintain fluid balance, which aids athletic performance and helps prevent post-exercise fatigue and exhaustion  .

5. It might protect against some types of cancer.

Research has found that the greater the fluid intake, the lower the incidence of bladder cancer, with more significant results when the fluid is water  . One possible reason could be that urinating more frequently prevents the buildup of bladder carcinogens. Staying hydrated may also reduce the risk of colon cancer and breast cancer  .

6. It can improve mood.

Drinking water makes us feel so refreshed that it actually improves our state of mind. You don’t even have to be severely in need of it to benefit: Even mild dehydration has been shown to negatively impact moods  .

7. Fun, frozen workouts are great for you.

When it’s too snowy or icy to go for a run, or you want a workout that’s as fun as it is good for you, find yourself some frozen water. Try ice skating for a low-impact workout that challenges your balance, get in some hill-work while sledding, get a full-body workout while cross-country skiing, or improve your cardiovascular endurance with snow-shoeing  .

water-background8. Drinking it may help prevent headaches, naturally.

Going without water for too long causes headaches for some people, and has been identified as a migraine trigger   . The good news is that in a study on the effects of water on headaches, participants experienced “total relief” from their headaches within 30 minutes of drinking water (two cups, on average)  . Geagan says a good way to prevent headaches is to stay hydrated throughout the day. And if you’ve already been hit with a dehydration-triggered headache, you’ll need significantly more water to help it go away. She recommends drinking two to four cups of water for headache relief within one to two hours.

9. It keeps our kidneys working.

Kidneys remove waste from our bodies, help control our blood pressure, and balance fluids, so they’re crucial to keeping our systems running smoothly. One surefire way to keep them working properly? Adequate water consumption! So drink up to keep those kidneys in tip-top shape.

10. It energizes us.

Next time you’re feeling zonked, try drinking a couple glasses of water. Feeling tired is one of the first signs of dehydration and filling back up on H2O could zap the sleepiness  .

11. Soda water makes healthier cocktails.

Fizzy water is a staple for healthier versions of favorite boozybeverages. Using seltzer water and fresh fruit instead of sugary mixers makes for a delicious, better-for-you drink (that can also help prevent dehydration).

spoonwithwater12. It may help keep us alert.

If you’re going to need to concentrate for long periods of time, keep water handy to help you stay refreshed, hydrated, and focused: Dehydration can impair your attention span, memory, and motor skills   .

13. It protects our joints and cartilage.

Water keeps the cartilage around our joints hydrated and supple, ensuring that our joints stay lubricated. It also protects our spinal cord and tissues, keeping us healthy from the inside out. Geagan explains that cartilage—the rubbery material that coats our bones—is about 85 percent water. To keep this protective material healthy, we need to keep hydrated.

14. It powers our cold-weather workouts.

Most of us think of those sweaty, summer workouts as the ones we should be guzzling water before, during, and after. But staying hydrated while exercising in the cold is crucial, too: One of the ways our bodies lose water is through respiration, and when we exercise in the cold, we’re working harder under the extra layers of clothing and breathing more heavily as a result. But even though we’re doubling down on fluid loss, one study found that cold weather weakens thirst. The result? We’re working hard, losing water, and not getting any body cues to drink up, which can lead to dehydration  .

15. Soaking in a warm bath or shower may make us feel less lonely.

Researchers have concluded that when people are lonely and seeking connectedness, they spend more time in warm baths and showers, substituting physical warmth for emotional warmth  . Doing so seems to ease loneliness and feelings of isolation. Warm baths may also cue oxytocin, the hormone responsible for making us feel relaxed and bonded with others. Typically released when we’re experiencing closeness to others, researchers believe that rises in body temperature can cause it to be released, too (though we should mention that this study was done on rats, not humans) .

packaged-drinking-water-bottle-i1316. It takes the edge off of hangovers.

Drinking alcohol causes dehydration, which can lead to hangovers. Having a glass of water with each alcoholic drink you sip is one way to offset the dehydration (and the day-after misery).

17. It helps us think more clearly.

Dehydration causes shrinkage of brain tissue. So when we haven’t been drinking enough water, our brains have to work a lot harder to perform at the same level  . One study even found that students who brought water to tests did better on their exams.

18. It cleans non-toxically.

Whether you need to clean your home, clothes, dishes, laundry, or yourself, water is the basic ingredient in many all-natural cleaning products. These products have all the cleansing punch with none of the toxicity, which is better for homes, health, and the environment.

19. Gargling keeps you healthier.

A study that followed 400 participants during cold and flu season found that those who gargled water regularly were significantly less likely to contact upper respiratory infections and that when they did, their symptoms weren’t as severe  . (Maybe it’s time to supplement that flu shot with funny throat noises!).

WaterWHISNews21Logo20. Eating it hydrates us—deliciously.

Water-rich fruits and vegetables like cucumber, watermelon, and strawberries contain minerals, salts, and natural sugars the body needs for optimum hydration levels, so eating them can sometimesrehydrate us more effectively (and a lot more tastily) than water alone.

21. Working out in it (yes, in it) is good for aerobic fitness.

Deep water running and water aerobics offer cardio workouts without the impact. For cross training that’s no-impact and low-stress, hit the pool. Then there’s aqua spinning, which has been growing in popularity for a reason: It provides a workout aseffective as cycling on land, and might even offer increased cardiovascular benefits.

22. Living near it is good for our health.

One study showed that good health is more prevalent the closer one lives to the coast  . Whether it’s the proximity to sea air, greenery, or opportunities to soak up sunshine on the beach, spending timenear the water makes us healthier.

23. It balances our fluids.

About 60 percent of the human body is made of water, and keeping our fluids balanced means that all that water is doing its job—transporting nutrients, aiding digestion, regulating temperature, and so on.

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24. Its sounds are soothing.

Exposure to unpleasant noises (screams, scrapes, electric drills, subway trains, perhaps?) can elevate our pulse and blood pressure and cause stress hormones to be released  . In contrast, in one study, participants rated bubbling water as the most pleasing sound they were asked to listen to. The sounds of water flowing has also been found to have therapeutic effects.

25. Swimming around in it works out the body and mind.

Swimming has been found to improve long-term physical and mental health and is a great option for anyone who wants an impact-free cardio workout  . Those seeking peace of mind might consider diving in too; spending time in the pool is believed toreduce depression.

26. When frozen, it provides pain and swelling relief for soft tissue injuries.

Ice has been shown to be an effective short-term therapy for sprains and strains. Cold packs reduce blood flow and swelling in the affected area and also treat pain  .

27. Spending time in cold water is good for athletes.

Studies show that immersion in cold water is beneficial for sustained athletic performance in the heat, and for treating muscle damage after exercise   . On hot days, immersion in cold water can keep body temperatures level and blood flowing.

6_markwallace-waterfallglenmayeisleman28. It’s been linked to heart health.

Can drinking water keep us heart healthy? There seems to be a link between risk of death from coronary heart disease and water intake: Research has shown both that consuming more water means a lower risk of death from coronary heart disease and that risk of death rises when intake of “high-energy fluids” (like soda and juice) increases  .

29. A warm footbath before bed could help you sleep.

One small study found that adults with sleeping problems experienced better sleep and less wakefulness on nights they received a warm water foot bath before going to bed.

30. Waterbeds can help some people with back pain.

Perhaps there’s a therapeutic reason that waterbeds were all the rage in the ’70s and ‘80s. Research indicates that waterbed mattresses are associated with improving back pain symptoms and providing a good night’s sleep (though the benefits were small)  .

31. It may help relieve congestion.

Stuffy nose got you down? Inhaling steam from a humidifier or pot of boiling water can help clear up congestion. Salt water can also break up all the gunk that makes us stuffy: Stream it from one nostril to the other with a neti pot or try a saline nose spray to loosen things up.

chh1dt3wuaextvu32. Shoveling after a heavy snowfall makes for great cardio.

Okay, so snow’s not exactly water, but it’s definitely similar enough! If you’ve ever spent time shoveling after a snowstorm and felt like you got a darn good workout, it’s because you did. In fact, shoveling snow makes demands on the body similar to a treadmill workout at maximum effort  . As long as you’re already in good cardiovascular health, grab a snow shovel the next time heavy snowfall sidetracks your workout plans! (To avoid injury and strain: Warm up first and use proper shoveling technique—snow shoveling is hard work and can cause injury!).

33. Spa therapy could relieve pain and aid relaxation.

If you suffer from chronic pain, a hot-water soak could help. A review of spa therapy (soaking in baths of hot water or mineral water) showed that it has been an effective treatment for pain and rheumatic disorders  .

34. Soaking up steam heat is good for the heart.

Relaxing in a sauna could be as healthy as it is calming. In one small study, participants who sat in a sauna for 15 minutes every day for three weeks showed improved heart function and blood pumping capabilities, and were able to exercise more  . Researchers concluded that sauna therapy could be an effective complement or alternative treatment for some people with chronic heart failure

– BrandedWater

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Before Your Workout…They Say Read This!

healthfood001What You Eat Before and After a Workout Can Help You

Build Muscle, Improve Endurance and Speed Up Recovery

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mustread_title_nov_highBefore your workout…

Oats with almond milk and whey protein: Oats and almond milk provide a slow release of energy, which is important to keep you going at a steady pace throughout your workout. Whey protein contains essential amino acids to increase endurance during workouts, and is crucial for muscle growth and maintenance.

Banana bread with sugar-free peanut butter:This meal is great for sustained energy, and contains enough carbohydrates to last for an hour’s worth of training. Bananas are high in potassium, which can help reduce muscle soreness and exercise-induced fatigue. The healthy fats from the peanut butter are good for a quick energy boost, and can prevent muscle breakdown.

Chicken breast, sweet potato, and avocado: Chicken is a good source of muscle-building protein. Sweet potato is a healthy form of carbohydrate, plus it has a low glycaemic index, which can maximise your body’s fat-burning potential. Avocado provides energy, and helps maintain insulin levels.

After your workout…

Blend whey protein and skim milk to replenish your muscles. Avoid 2% or full cream milk as the fat slows down the absorption of the protein and carbs in the milk. You can also mix whey with water instead. Other ways to get your whey in is by adding it to pancakes or smoothies.

Avoid anything with fat after any type of training session. This will slow the absorption of vital nutrients and glycogen to depleted muscles, which is important for optimal muscle repair and recovery.

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The Horrible Truth About Peeing in the Pool Eeewww!

carrie-underwood (1)The Truth About What Happens When You Pee in the Pool

Prepare to say, “Eeewwww.” You know it, I know it, your kindergarten niece knows it. It’s one of the biggest commandments of the summer: Thou Shalt Not Pee in the Pool. And yet, be honest — you’ve done it, haven’t you?

man swimmingEven serious competitive swimmers do it. A fifth of all American swimmers admitted to doing their business in the pool, according to a survey by the Water Quality and Health Council. The survey found that most people who used pools didn’t realize the diseases that a contaminated pool could carry.

Cyanogen chloride has been used (in much larger doses) in chemical warfare.

pool-partyIf the simple gross-out factor isn’t enough to keep folks from seeking a proper toilet, here’s another: Uric acid, a chemical in your you-know-what, can combine with the chlorine in pools to create a nasty bit of chemistry. Chlorine in pools kill bacteria like E. coli, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t form its own irritants.

Scientists in the U.S. and China joined forces to figure out why two compounds, trichloramine and cyanogen chloride, were popping up in pool water. And they traced them back to chemicals whose most likely source was bodily fluids … namely, urine.

9442058-Red-Long-Haired-Dachshund-Swimming-in-a-Pool-with-a-Toy-Stock-PhotoCyanogen chloride has been used (in much larger doses) in chemical warfare, and trichloramine can irritate lungs and aggravate the skin. There have been a few cases of people getting really sick from the compounds, says Purdue University researcher Ernest Blatchley III.

There are more than 8.5 million private pools in the U.S., and another 309,000 commercial ones, according to 2013 data from the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals.

That’s a lot of pools. And a lot of potential for … mishaps.

As summer turns to August and the temperatures climb, many of us will head to the pool for a cool dip. If the water makes your skin itch or your eyes irritated … well, it might be because of something you’d rather not think about.

– 0ZY

Carrie Underwood Shares Health and Beauty Secrets

CarrieUnderwood007Carrie Underwood Shares Health, Fitness and Beauty Secrets

Carrie Underwood Is In Amazing Shape. The Girl Has The Best Legs in Country Music

CarrieUnderwood014Carrie Underwood Country Singer and Country Mom, recently shared her beauty, health, and fitness secrets with Today.“I love seeing progress. I feel better about myself,” says Carrie. “It doesn’t have to be in a gym.”

Country music star Carrie Underwood is at the top of her game, musically and — according to the star — in taking charge of her physical fitness. Jenna Bush Hager joins Carrie in her hometown to share in her fitness routine as Underwood reveals how she finds balance between family, work, and fitness. Carrie also reveals her biggest guilty pleasure: “Cheese is a problem.”

Comment from Heather: During the interview with Jenna (Today show) she also awarded her school’s girl’s athletic group a check for $100,000.00. Her clothing line CALIA and Dick’s Sporting Goods store’s made it possible. They will be giving more checks across the country to other girl’s athletic groups. We love how she is always giving back.

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25% of Cigarettes Sold on the Black Market in S.Africa

CigaretteGraveyardSA warned of tax knock, job losses on new smoking laws

A quarter of all cigarettes currently sold in South Africa are on the black market

JS78911251Is there some new world order promoting Illegal trade and increasing the crime levels worldwide in order to bring more chaos to this already fragile world of ours. Will there be a new Al Capone selling illegal cigarettes worldwide making is own price and paying off authorities to look the other way or else. Well that is probably going to happen as  the laws are changed to stop people from smoking and buying cigarettes legally.

00300836-562141ebcd2c96ad3bfca04eeedef005-arc614x376-w614-us1South Africa’s plans to tighten the anti-smoking laws will ignite the illicit trade in cigarettes, thereby removing billions of rands of tax revenue and threatening jobs, British American Tobacco (BAT) warned on Wednesday.

Now I don’t smoke and have never so it’s not really my problem, however it will become mine as criminals will now be lurking around every dark corner selling my family and your family cigarettes illegally. This law when finally implemented as it seems to be coming will make criminals out of good decent people who’s only problem in life is that they smoke like some eat and some drink.

I00001cm.xe4KQ50The biggest change would see plain packaging on cigarette products in an effort to drive down the incentive for people to smoke. All cigarettes must be in one brown package with graphics

“A report conducted in Australia after it implemented these rules revealed a significant increase in the illegal trade of cigarettes. South Africa already has a problem with this criminal activity and the plans to have plain packaging will only increase the criminal activity.” – Will Hill (BAT) explained.

ciggiesBAT said research indicates that up to 600 billion cigarettes a year are illegal – smuggled, counterfeit or tax-evaded in other ways. That’s up to 12% of world consumption.

The fact is, smoking is as bad for you as it is for me, seeing a man going into a rest room where my wife and daughter have just gone in, that’s also extremely bad for my health. Yet most people are forced to accept that, so I suppose some people will have to accept soon that they cannot smoke anymore.

illegal-cigarettes1One thing is for sure the people dreaming about a smoke free world will not get it right by forcing their will upon their family and friends. It will ultimately make criminals out of a large percentage of them, which will include their Mothers, Fathers, Children and family.

342824812c4d70aee822ec9f566fb99d_f1940I for one am happy that smoking is banned in many public places but I don’t agree that smokers cannot buy their cigarettes where they want to legally. Besides there are so many other problems in this world why pick on cigarettes, unless this is just another step closer to the chaos the Bible, which so many hate, has predicted in the final days?

– The above is a combination of news found on google for your deletion or consumption on this day (lol)

 

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