Sitting, is it doing you more harm than good?

Sitting, is it doing you more harm than good?

Are you worried about what your desk job could be doing to your body? Studies shows that sitting all day can cause serious problems, which could also lead to an earlier demise. This happens in school, where students sit for hours, at work where desk jobs require long sitting hours and even at home when we just want to sit all day and watch our favorite movies.   Nilofer Merchant states, “Sitting is so incredibly prevalent that we don’t even question how much we’re doing it. And because everyone else is doing it, it doesn’t even occur to us that it’s not OK.” Let me go back to the harm it can bring to every person who sits for at 4-10 hours daily. If you sit 6 hours daily, it makes you up to 40% likelier to have major health concerns, compared to a person who sits less than 3 hours. Sitting makes us FAT.  Yes, you heard me right.  Obese people sit for 3 more hours per day more than thin people. Sitting expends almost no energy because your body goes into meltdown the moment you sit down, thus making you want to sit longer. Sitting can cause cardiovascular diseases.  So if you are sitting down watching your favorite tv series and movies all day, you are more likely to develop a form of heart disease. Studies show that reducing sitting time can help with your heart health and even obesity. I am not citing these problems to scare you but to help you find ways on how to stay active and healthy at school, work or even at...
A Delicious House Party Appetizer

A Delicious House Party Appetizer

Are you planning on throwing a house party? Perhaps you’re hosting a shower for a best friend or planning to invite your friends to come over to watch a sporting event;  We all know that party food choices are one major dilemma for party organizers.  This may lead to a stressful preparation if you don’t plan ahead.  While main dishes are the center of attraction, we can’t deny the fact that a delicious appetizer brings the crowd together. So I will give you a great recipe that will surely make every guest of yours want for more and remember the occasion. Before you prepare the ingredients, make sure to use only the best kitchenware.  I strongly recommend using our iKitchenPlus Chilled Dipping Bowls.  This bowl looks stylish and is break-resistant so you can grab it safely without worries.  The bowl sits securely on the ice container keeping your food fresh and chilled for hours.  Plus it comes with a lid so you can always store it in the fridge in case of leftovers. Now, let’s prepare the following ingredients for Loaded Baked Potato Dip with Homemade Chips.  You have two options to prepare the chips.  You can either bake your own chips for a tastier and delicious recipe or you can use a store-bought potato chips. Loaded Baked Potato Dip with Homemade Chips Via: the kitchn Yields 4 to 6 servings (2 cups dip and chips) For the chips: 1 pound small white or gold potatoes 2 tablespoons canola oil 1 teaspoon kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper, to taste For the dip: 8 ounces (1 cup) sour cream...
Traveling Safely with Powersurge Outlet

Traveling Safely with Powersurge Outlet

Traveling with a gadget these days is a necessity for almost everyone.  Whether it is a business trip or a vacation, we need gadgets to keep us connected with our bosses, families and friends.  Most high end phones have long lasting batteries but no matter how good the battery life is, it will still ran out and we need to recharge.  Powerbanks help us but it also won’t charge all of your gadgets in one sitting so it’s best to carry a power surge outlet when you travel.  Also, let me ask you this.  Are you charging your gadgets directly into the power socket?  Well, if you said yes to that then you have been doing it wrong all along.  Power surge or spike could possibly happen and will definitely damage your expensive gadget. What is Power Surge Via: How-To-Geek “Electrical sockets are supposed to provide a consistent voltage of electricity, and devices you plug into your power outlets depend on this. In some cases, a power spike can occur when the voltage suddenly increases. This can often be caused by lightning strikes, power outages, or malfunctions in the grid the power company is responsible for. A spike is a short increase in voltage, while a surge is one that lasts more than a few seconds. Surges are usually caused by problems with the electrical grid. Whatever the cause, a sudden increase in current can damage electronics that are drawing power from the surging or spiking outlet. It could even render them completely inoperable, the increase in current having damaged them beyond repair.” Now we need to understand that...