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Cleaning The House Helps Me Lose Some Weight
April 24, 2017
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Do you clean your house yourself or you have maids doing the cleaning? Well, if you have one, then the benefits of doing the chores at home will be your maid’s benefit not yours. It’s her body will get the advantage of cleaning the house.

You should know that doing household works like cleaning, washing clothes, washing dishes, and so on will shape you or make you stay fit. It is like you went to the gym after finishing your chores.

So, if you don’t have the time or can’t afford to go to the gym for an exercise, your home will love to provide the exercise you needed. Just go and get your broom, brush, vacuum, scrub, or any tools you used at home for cleaning and all will be set for the fitness exercise. Even your laundries, prepare everything you need and all is ready.

Doing those work at home will definitely tone and stretch your muscles. And according to studies, with just an hour of doing so, you will burn 315 calories. It sounds unbelievable, right? But it’s true because it is tested by experts.

Houseworks may also be not enough especially for your heart that is why another form of exercise is needed like walking, cycling, and swimming. Works at home are more of stretching and it probably will let you lose weight.

So what are you waiting for? Do your household chores and make it as a habit and surely your health will benefit from it. Aside from that, it is free. It also doesn’t limit your time. It is very practical but makes sure to do it with proper diet also because doing exercise is useless if you are ingesting foods that will ruin your body.

Have a good exercise with the comfort of your home. Enjoy and be physically fit 🙂

 

 

 

Why Do People Get Insecure?
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Some people has their own insecurities. You know your own insecurities for yourself. You know what you want but you can’t have it. You know your ability but you want to become what others can do.

Insecurity is the lack of confidence of what you can, what you have, and what you can do. Insecurity is comparing one’s self to other people. If you are insecure, you tend to compare your skill to others. You tend to ask “WHY IS HE OR SHE CAN DO THAT BUT I CAN’T?” Insecurity happens when you doubt yourself and if you are vulnerable.

Insecurity will just destroy us. It can only cause you stress, distraction, and focus. It will only make you worry about your things and you probably get upset.

If a person is insecure, there is a possibility of treating others badly. Sometimes, insecurity can also ruin a relationship of a couple. An example is if a wife feels like she is not beautiful, she may always think that her husband will look into more beautiful than her. Or if her husband has a beautiful co-worker, she might end up always doubting her husband and that will surely cause a fight between them.

Why do you get insecure? You shouldn’t be because everyone of us is unique. We had our own personality, beauty, talents, skills, knowledge, and ability. Every one of us can do things that others cannot do. You may be very good in singing while others are not. They may be good in dancing but you are also great when it comes to acting. Everyone also has its own weakness.

Do not be insecure because you are beautiful in your own way. You are who you are. Insecurity happens but you should take it as a challenge to do better. Take it as a step to move forward and discover your own strength that others don’t have.

 

How Important Is A Hug?
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Hugging or embracing your mother, your father, your siblings, and your friends is a normal thing, right? We often do it especially when we are apart for a quiet sometimes.

Hug, embrace, cuddle, clasp, or whatever you may call it is a way of showing affection to a person you love. It is a physical intimacy. Specifically, why do people do hugging their family and friends?

  • People do hug others because of joy. When you achieve something, all you have to do is to hug who is around you because of happiness.
  • People do hug when they missed each other. Missing someone is one of the keys why you do hugging them. It is the way of showing how you missed them. When you are away to your parents and you went home after a long period of time, all you have to do upon seeing them is to hug them tight.
  • A hug is a way of comforting your family or friend. When someone in the family is down, our way of comforting them is to tap their shoulders, give advice, or hug them. I, myself, felt relieved or felt good after I am embraced by my family or friends.
  • A hug is a stress reliever. A hug from your loved ones seems to be a stress cure. It will make you felt relax after being hugged.
  • A hug can also be a means of forgiving. When someone is asking for forgiveness, we sometimes give them a hug to tell him or her that he or she is forgiven.
  • A hug is an expression of love. Of course, if we love someone, we always like to hug him or her because we want to express how much we love him or her.

Those are some of the reason why we hug others. It is very important in everyone’s life since it will give good meaning and effect to us.

Advantage and Disadvantage Of Working At Night
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Have you experienced working in a company where night shift or graveyard shift is required? My sister usually has her work shift at night as a call center representative. She went to their workplace at 10 pm because 11 pm is the start of her shift and will be dismissed at 7 in the morning.

Having a night duty is so hard as I can see how it affects her physically. She even looks so skinny. Although she has a petite body but it is more skinny as she went through the night shift.  So, what are the advantages and disadvantages of working at night?

ADVANTAGES:

  • One of the advantages of working at night is she can be able to attend some special occasions that will happen at day time.
  • The company offers a night differential to them, which is 20% of their daily income.
  • Those working at night has a 1 hour less time at work.
  • If you want to enroll or go back to school while working, night shift is a very good help.

DISADVANTAGES:

  • Working at night will decrease your body resistant easily.
  • The physical body will get tired easily. Since our mind and body is programmed to sleep at night, it will surely affect our mind.
  • You have to sleep at day time but is not enough.
  • It will sacrifice the bonding time with the family. Example, my sister has her 2 days day off in a week, however, that 2 days will still her sleeping time because according to her, sleeping at daytime during her working days is not enough.
  • Walking outside the house at night when going to work or going home is not safe.

There are lot more of advantages of disadvantages of working a graveyard shift aside from those listed above. But sometimes, we have to go with the flow and adopt the changes when it comes to working because it is needed. As they have said, there is no work where you don’t have to undergo some changes.

Some Of The Filipino Traits That You Should Know
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I am a Filipino and I am proud of being one. Aside from those many tourist spots that one can see in our country, there are many qualities, traits, and characteristics of a Filipino that are liked by other foreign people. Some of it are the following:

  1. Filipinos are very hospitable. Yes, we are known because of that trait. That quality cannot be removed in our system. Every time we have visitors, we probably treat them very special. We even cook the best food for them, clean the biggest wide room for them, and we even feed them very well. When we see someone like wanderers, we usually welcome them in our house.
  2. We, Filipinos are very optimistic. No matter how hard life is, no matter how many typhoons will destroy our houses and properties, we are still smiling despite it all.
  3. We respect elders. Filipinos are respectful. Most children are afraid to show madness with elders. We also have the habit of kissing our grandma and grandpa’s hands for a sign of asking for their blessing.
  4. We are also resourceful. We are creative in our own way. We could utilize things that are available in substitute to the supposedly needed thing.
  5. We treasure every culture we have.
  6. Filipinos have strong family ties.
  7. Filipinos maintain a strong work ethics. Filipinos have the heart to extend a hand to co-workers who are in need of help.
  8. We are so grateful even for small blessings. Saying thank you is very easy for us to say. We even give tokens to tourists whenever they visit our place as a sign of how thankful we are for visiting.
  9. Honest. This is one of the traits of Filipinos that I am proud of. Honesty store in Batanes, Philippines is just a proof of how honest Filipinos are. It is a store where no security guards are securing the place. The customers will just get what they want and put their money in the cashier box.

Those are just the 9 traits among the numbers of traits that Filipinos have.

Go With Good Diets For Your Health
April 23, 2017
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In a modern and developed world, people with those ugly and undesirable bulges seem to be the hallmark. And many dieting adds on TV’s and the internet! Let us admit it! Bulges are everywhere and we have to start living with a good diet. But how can we do it safely and effective?

When we say dieting, this signifies the ingesting of food in a regular basis to meet the short-term goal, which is to add or often to lose weight while the word diet refers to the list of food that is needed for the dieting process.

Nutrients like fats, carbohydrates, proteins, minerals, and vitamins are essential to human being. To have a well-proportioned diet should contain all of these nutritional value as a requirement to a healthy body. If these nutrients don’t meet the required needs, it could threaten our physical fitness or our health in general. We must become healthy with the diet we are eating. It should provide enough calories that can be burned in a day without turning it into a bad fat.

However, not all diet works for every individual because we have differences when it comes to metabolism. The only way to have a diet that works for your body is to choose the right diet that suits you with the help of your doctor or physician.

Diet pills are very common and known to people who are health-conscious. Some comprehensive dietary programs associated diet pills. But, those diet pills that contains minerals and vitamins are not helpful in losing weight for everyone. Other medicines may give a short-term weight loss effect, however, it normally goes with harmful effects to our health.

There are two classifications of diet drugs, the stimulants, and diuretics. The stimulants build up the risk of unexpected heart attacks and you can also get addicted to it that is why it is necessary to check if it is FDA approved. The diuretics stimulate loss of water weight, while the stimulants reduce one’s appetite and increase your heart rate.

Unusual dieting process is ineffective as well as harmful, while starvation diets are commonly done by many people for the goal of gaining an athletic and lean look or a perfect figure. However, these diets generally cause side effects. Have you heard of yo-yo dieting? This diet is quite ineffective and is done by the alternating time of famine and feasting. Your body decreases your good metabolism when you get starve or if you go famine. When you start ingesting foods, it will only store in your body as fat. The yo-yo dieting only let the dieter felt fatigued and exhausted.

Specific medical conditions of our body demand special diets as given by physicians. For example, a diabetic person is required to eat diets that lower blood sugar level or will manage it to get the exact amount of sugar needed by the body. For a person who is suffering mild hypertension, it is important to follow a diet of vegetable and fruits and eat only those that are low in sodium and fat. The diet should also focus on losing weight for those with hypertension, especially if it is important to control blood pressure. A gluten-free diet is also for patients with celiac or intestinal disease. For those who have kidney disease, a low-sodium diet is required to lessen the kidney load. If a person is lactose intolerant, milk should be removed from the list of his or her diet.

Medicinal plants are included in many diets. These plants or the herbs in diets include berries, flowers, seeds, stems, roots, leaves, gums, and barks. They come in different forms like capsules, bark pieces, tablets, creams, fluid extracts, oils, lotions, tinctures, liquids, powder, or salves. These herbal medicine products are available at health food stores or over-the-counter. But as always said, it is better to consume medications that are prescribed by your own doctor.

If it is necessary for you to go on diet, then go for it. Why not? But make sure that you are taking those diets safely and you consulted a doctor about it. And, if a diet is not effective for you, it doesn’t mean that dieting is not working with you. Maybe that type of diet is not properly for your body, you can ask your doctor about it and he or she may give you another list of diet regimen that might suit your body.

 

 

Some Of The Definitions Of Success I Compiled
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Can you say that you are a successful person? Can you count your success in life? A while ago during our training, our trainer asked each of us what is our own definition with the word SUCCESS. Big word, right?

In the dictionary, success is defined as the achievement of one’s intention. It can also be the attainment of power, wealth, or fame. And success is when something in your life turns out well.

Below, I compiled all the definitions given by my co-trainees:

  • Success is when I carried my baby in my womb with a healthy body and I delivered her normally. –Ionee.
  • Success for me is giving my parent’s wish for me to be. –Labs
  • Everything that I’ve done every day and everything that I did for my family is a success for me. –Cristel Joy
  • I have finished my degree course and passed my board. With that achievement, I can say that I am successful.- Darryl
  • When I was healed from diabetes, I can say that it is a success. –Ana May
  • I define success as the biggest event of my everyday life. -Kath
  • I define success as the fulfillment of my everyday goals and plans. –Jenelyn
  • Success is the best part of one’s attainment of dreams. –Nemzie

Everybody has its own definition of success. Your perceptions, your goals, your beliefs, your ambitions, your purpose, and everything you do in life are what make you see the best meaning of success. Success is not just the biggest achievement you have in life, but every single thing you did that is worth it and made sense. By just inspiring other people through advice and encouragement is a success. Success is not to be counted because even the smallest achievement you have when you did it with the best you can, it is still a success.

How about you, how do you give meaning to the word success according to what experiences you have or according to what you think it is?

 

Beef Puchero Recipe- A Philippine Cuisine
April 23, 2017
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BEEF POCHERO or Pucher, it is one of my favorite foods. It is actually Filipino cuisine. It is one of our proud recipes. And pork is used as the main ingredient for the original puchero. If you want to taste the original puchero, you may substitute pork to the beef. You may also use chicken meat if you prefer it.

Below are the ingredients and the way how to cook Beef puchero. It is easy to follow and the ingredients are affordable and available in the market.

Ingredients:

I kilo of beef brisket cut into cubes

3 pieces of Chorizo de Bilbao or Macao Sausage

2 tablespoon of olive oil

1 large onion that is cut into small pieces

2 pieces of large sweet potato cut into cubes

A bunch of Chinese Chard Cabbage

5 cloves of minced garlic

5 pieces of saba banana cut each into pieces

1 pieces of large carrot cut into cubes

2 cups of tomato sauce

½ medium size of cabbage cut into the desired slice

3 tablespoon of brown sugar

Salt and pepper for the taste

 

PROCEDURE OF COOKING:

  1. In a cooking pan, sauté the minced garlic and chopped onion in the olive oil.
  2. Add the beef brisket and then add enough salt and pepper and mix them well.
  3. Add water and let it boiled.
  4. If the beef is nearly cooked, add the Macao sausage, the tomato sauce, the carrots, and the banana.
  5. After two to three minutes, you may add the sweet potato.
  6. Add the cabbage and Chinese White Cabbage and stir.
  7. Add the brown sugar and taste the sauce.
  8. Adjust the taste until it reached the sweet and sour taste of it.

Try your own beef puchero now and enjoy the good taste. I am sure that you will like it. Test your skill in cooking by this simple recipe.

Hope you enjoy your moment in the kitchen while preparing your beef puchero for your family meal.

 

Almost Skin Cancer Are Curable If Diagnosed Early
April 23, 2017
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Have you seen someone who suffers skin cancer? Or are you suffering the said diseases? Well, skin cancer is as critical as other types of cancer but if it is diagnosed very soon, most often, skin cancer is curable.

Melanoma, it is the deadliest and main type of skin cancer. If this disease will entirely spread in the body, it is difficult to stop that is why early detection and treatment are very important. If skin cancer of any kind is known at an early stage, it can usually be treated successfully.

As individuals, everyone has freckles, birthmarks, and moles. These are a part of you and you are used to seeing them, but you may not notice slight changes right away and that’s what you need to be watching for. Any change in a mole’s shape, edges, size or color should be checked by a physician. If a mole becomes larger than that of a pencil eraser or if it’s color is multiple shades of brown rather than a solid color, these are both potential warning signs of skin cancer. A mole’s border should be well defined and, if that is no longer the case, notify your doctor. In addition, any sore that will not heal or a mole that grows larger at a rapid speed should be tested immediately.

Deciding to seek medical attention is difficult. For this reason, it’s best to choose a physician that you are comfortable with, such as a family doctor. He/she can examine your skin and refer you to a dermatologist if needed. The presence of skin cancer is determined by removing all, or part, of the questionable area and testing it with a microscope. Surgery is often utilized in the removal of skin cancer and, if done in the early stages, can be a very quick process. There will likely be a scar, but the physician may be able to completely remove all cancerous cells with only a very small incision.

 

If cancer has spread or is very large in the defined area, additional surgery may be required. In that case, chemotherapy or radiation treatments may be ordered to ensure the cancer is completely removed. Your physician will be able to answer all questions that you may have and should do so without reserve. When meeting with a doctor, ask for an explanation of all treatment options, including their likelihood for success in your particular case. Deciding to seek medical attention is a big step and one that a patient must be mentally prepared for.

This article should not be construed as professional medical advice. If you, or someone that you know, is concerned about the possibility of cancer, you should seek medical attention immediately. A medical doctor can discuss various options, prevention and treatment possibilities should the presence of cancer be detected. A series of tests may be conducted in order to confirm, or rule out any such diagnosis and can only be done by a medical doctor.

Health is wealth so you much check every inch of your skin.

Sometimes It Is Better To Let Things Unsaid
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Sometimes, it is best to let things unsaid.

Keeping your mouth shut is better.

Don’t let them judge you indecently.

Shut it off do not utter a single word.

Utter one and you are definitely ruined.

Yes! People are hypercritical.

Few words comes out in your mouth

Will be a million one.

Tell him that and you tell a lot.

Say your mind and you will be see through.

Give a word and you will be in a swampy area.

All gets messy and turns into something dirty.

Do not voice out your brains,

You will be estimated.

Don’t give them a reason to spread a poison for you.

Don’t give them a reason to spell on you.

Don’t give them a reason to celebrate their bad mouth.

Unsaid that thoughts and you are safe.

Unsaid that mind, especially if you are uncertain.

Let things unsaid.

While writing this prose, I was thinking of an incident wherein I admit that I made a mistake. I thought I would feel better if I accept the reality that I made a wrong action but I was again wrong. That mistake becomes a talk in our school. It is being spread from one classmate to another and the information became worst from the real thing I did. They added some talks and some were eliminated like the phrase “SORRY, I MADE THAT MISTAKE.” It seems like all of them see me like “DISGUSTING PERSON”. It was then become like a baggage in my heart. I felt I was so stupid of admitting my mistake. I felt like I am been poisoned all over my body. I felt like I was betrayed. And so, it is better to LEFT THINGS UNSAID.

How about you, have you been in a situation wherein you regret telling the truth to a person? Did you feel that feeling of being betrayed? Have you gone to the point where you think of not trusting other people about your things?