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7 Exercises That Will Help Relieve Sciatica Pain

How to Relieve Sciatica Pain!

image of sciatica pain 4 out of 10 people will experience sciatic pain in their lives. Sciatica pain is a pain that starts on the basis of the spine and goes down to thigh, calf muscles and end of your foot. The pain isn’t always chronic but it can be quite painful.
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Symptoms of Sciatica Pain:

  • Tingling, pinching, electric sensation.
  • Pain felt in any place of the sciatic nerve – calf, back of the thigh, lower back or/and buttock.
  • Numbness, fatigue or reduced feeling in the feet and/or legs.
  • Buckling of the knees when standing up.
  • The occurrence of foot drop…

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IKEA makes a big promise on LEDs, clean energy

Your nightmare shopping experience is getting a little bit greener.

We’ve all heard the horror stories about IKEA: The couple who goes to purchase matching bed stands and ends up breaking up in the Lounging & Relaxing section; the dad who accidentally fell asleep on a faux leather armchair and is still there, 10 years later, unable to be woken up from his permanent nightmare; and, of course,the horse balls incident. IKEA nightmares are so legion that there’s even a guide on how to survive IKEA with your relationship intact. As of Sept. 1, however, your harrowing shopping experience will be a little bit greener.

IKEA announced it is converting all lighting products in its stores to LED bulbs in the coming weeks and taking all incandescent, halogen, and compact fluorescents off the shelves. LED lights have increasingly come into favor as prices have dropped and earlier versions of efficient lights, like compact fluorescents, have proven unpopular with consumers, mainly cause they ugly

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Dealing With Kidney Stones in Children

Dealing with kidney stones in children

Kidney stones are common to adults who have sedentary life and unhealthy lifestyle habits. But, if you hear a child suffering from kidney stones, that would be an entirely different story.

Experts say that before, children are lesser prone to kidney stones because they are healthier and more physically active. But, over the years, there has been a constant increase in the number of children that are being affected by kidney stones. Maybe because more and more kids now are living sedentary lives by being in front of the computer or by eating foods that are high in protein, calcium, and sodium.

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Kidney Stones in Kids

Kidney stones in kids

Studies show that majority of the children who are prone to developing kidney stones are those that suffer from underlying medical conditions which increases their risk of developing stones this early.

For parents to understand how to deal with kidney stones in case their kids suffer from it, they must first understand everything about the condition. Having a broad understanding of the condition can help parents trace possible causes, identify symptoms, and give immediate response to the child in pain. Click Here: Life Extension, to find out how treating kidney stones with antioxidants are safer to use now.

Just like in adults, there are different types of stones, which can be developed in a child’s system. This can either be “calcium oxalate” which is the most common and caused by too much presence of calcium in the urine, the “struvite stones,” “uric acid stones,” and “cystine stones.” These types vary depending on the levels of the minerals found and their characteristics.

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Parents would never know if their children are suffering from kidney stones if they are not familiar with its symptoms such as abdominal or back pain, blood in the urine or hematuria, vomiting or nausea, and the often need to urinate. In younger kids, these symptoms cannot easily be recognized that is why there is a need to undergo laboratory evaluation and tests.

How to Identify Kidney Stones

Since kidney stones is not common among children, especially to younger ones, it is a must to identify the risk factors present such as:

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  • Possible history of the kidney stones which makes children more prone to the condition in the future. (Studies show that kids who have history of kidney stones are likely to suffer from the same problem in the next 10 to 20 years of his or her life.)
  • Low fluid—especially water—intake because it affects the ideal amount of urine that should be released daily. (If there is lesser water or fluid intake, the chances of developing kidney stones are much higher because there will be more concentration of substances that leads to faster kidney stone formation.)
  • Amount of diet, especially those high in animal protein such as beef, pork, lamb, or chicken are likely to develop kidney stones because they have higher concentration of protein which is one of the primary causes of kidney stones. (Experts say that children who consume too much protein are at risk in developing “calcium oxalate stones” along with problems in terms of intestinal absorption.)
  • Having a ketogenic diet which involves a minimal amount of carbohydrates that directly affects the levels of mineral intake
  • Experiencing cystic fibrosis
  • Suffering from urinary tract abnormalities like dysfunction of the bladder or the kidneys
  • Some inherited disorders from the parents
  • And undergoing medications such as “furosemide,” “allopurinol,” and “acetazolamide” which are known to promote formation of urine crystals that leads to the formation of kidney stones.

 

 

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Elton John plans to Boycott Dolce Gabbana – http://wp.me/p2WRim-1M

The musician, other members of the LGBT community and people who have used in vitro fertilization are sharing the #BoycottDolceGabbana hashtag to express outrage over what Italian designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana said to Panoramamagazine

Arnold Sports Festival 2015

Arnold Sports Festival 2015

Arnold Sports Festival 2015, is coming our way! If by any chance you did not go last year or had the chance to go in the past few years then i suggest that you take some time and drag the whole family out with you.  This event is one of a kind that will have all sorts of activities for the Bodybuilder at heart to the mom or dad who want to spend some time with the family.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger

Columbus Ohio

Columbus Ohio  March 5-8 of 2015 will host the home of this Great Event. This year will bring tons of people from around the world and locally. Columbus Ohio if your not familiar with it already for it’s the home of the famous Buckeyes Yes folks the Ohio State Buckeyes Football Team is from this Great Home.  As you can tell i’m from Ohio based on my excitement about this years champs along with the fact that the Arnold Sports Festival will be here too.  Take a look at the video below to get a tastes of things to come in March other than St. Patrick’s Day…

Exhibitors

Exhibitors that will make their way this year are just a few of all the things you can expect to see and visit.  Like Bio-Engineered Supplements and Nutrition, Muscle Egg, Abb Performance and American Strongman Corp to name some.  Visit this link B-The Best to find out all the vendors that will be at the Arnold Sports Festival 2015 this year.

Parking

Parking around the event will be something else so here is a little bit of information brought to you from Columbus Weight Lifting. Take the time to look at this if you are planning on going to the Arnold Sports Festival 2015. Parking can be secured at various locations around the GCCC (greater columbus convention center).

Well my readers till next time or see you at the Arnold Sports Festival in March have a great day.

Are Vitamin Drinks a Bad Idea?

Are Vitamin Drinks a Bad Idea?

Are Vitamin Drinks a Bad Idea? Some companies are increasingly adding vitamins and minerals to juices, sports drinks and bottled water, responding to a growing consumer demand for these products. Even though the amounts of added nutrients in these drinks are typically small, some nutrition scientists are concerned that through their overall diets, many people may be ingesting levels of vitamins and other nutrients that are not only unnecessary, but potentially harmful.

Vitamins and Minerals

Vitamins and minerals; “You have vitamins and minerals that occur naturally in foods, and then you have people taking supplements, and then you have all these fortified foods,” said Mridul Datta, an assistant professor in the department of nutrition science at Purdue University. “It adds up to quite an excess. There’s the potential for people to get a lot more of these vitamins than they need.”

Vitamin Drinks

Today more than ever, studies show, the average person is exposed to unusually high levels of vitamins and minerals. Already, more than half of all adults in the United States take a multivitamin or dietary supplement. Bread, milk and other foods are often fortified with folic acid, niacin and vitamins A and D.

A study published in July found that many people are exceeding the safe limits of nutrient intakes established by the Institute of Medicine. And research shows that people who take dietary supplements are often the ones who need them the least.

Particularly concerning, some experts say, is the explosion of beverages marketed specifically for their high levels of antioxidants, like Vitaminwater, POM Wonderful, Naked Juice and many others. The body requires antioxidants to neutralize free radicals that can damage cells and their DNA. But it also uses free radicals to fight off infections and cancer cells, experts say, and when antioxidants are present in excess, it can throw things out of balance.

via Are Vitamin Drinks a Bad Idea? – NYTimes.com.

 

The Silent Killer of Success

The Silent Killer of Success

The Silent Killer of Success for improving your performance is the most simple and straightforward method I’ve provided thus far. For many people, this tip has the potential to have a bigger impact than any other single action. The catch? You have to cut down on caffeine, and as any caffeine drinker can attest, this is easier said than done.

For those who aren’t aware, the ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90% of top performers are high in emotional intelligence. These individuals are skilled at managing their emotions (even in times of high stress) in order to remain calm and in control.

The Good: Isn’t Really Good

Most people start drinking caffeine because it makes them feel more alert and improves their mood. Many studies suggest that caffeine actually improves cognitive task performance (memory, attention span, etc.) in the short-term. Unfortunately, these studies fail to consider the participants’ caffeine habits. New research from Johns Hopkins Medical School shows that performance increases due to caffeine intake are the result of caffeine drinkers experiencing a short-term reversal of caffeine withdrawal. By controlling for caffeine use in study participants, John Hopkins researchers found that caffeine-related performance improvement is nonexistent without caffeine withdrawal. In essence, coming off caffeine reduces your cognitive performance and has a negative impact on your mood. The only way to get back to normal is to drink caffeine, and when you do drink it, you feel like it’s taking you to new heights. In reality, the caffeine is just taking your performance back to normal for a short period.

The Bad: Adrenaline

Drinking caffeine triggers the release of adrenaline. Adrenaline is the source of the “fight or flight” response, a survival mechanism that forces you to stand up and fight or run for the hills when faced with a threat. The fight-or-flight mechanism sidesteps rational thinking in favor of a faster response. This is great when a bear is chasing you, but not so great when you’re responding to a curt email. When caffeine puts your brain and body into this hyper-aroused state, your emotions overrun your behavior.

Irritability and anxiety are the most commonly seen emotional effects of caffeine, but caffeine enables all of your emotions to take charge.

The negative effects of a caffeine-generated adrenaline surge are not just behavioral. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University found that large doses of caffeine raise blood pressure, stimulate the heart, and produce rapid shallow breathing, which readers of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 know deprives the brain of the oxygen needed to keep your thinking calm and rational.

The Ugly: Sleep

When you sleep, your brain literally recharges, shuffling through the day’s memories and storing or discarding them (which causes dreams), so that you wake up alert and clear-headed. Your self-control, focus, memory, and information processing speed are all reduced when you don’t get enough—or the right kind—of sleep. Your brain is very fickle when it comes to sleep. For you to wake up feeling rested, your brain needs to move through an elaborate series of cycles. You can help this process along and improve the quality of your sleep by reducing your caffeine intake.

Here’s why you’ll want to: caffeine has a six-hour half-life, which means it takes a full twenty-four hours to work its way out of your system. Have a cup of joe at eight a.m., and you’ll still have 25% of the caffeine in your body at eight p.m. Anything you drink after noon will still be at 50% strength at bedtime. Any caffeine in your bloodstream—with the negative effects increasing with the dose—makes it harder to fall asleep.

When you do finally fall asleep, the worst is yet to come. Caffeine disrupts the quality of your sleep by reducing rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, the deep sleep when your body recuperates and processes emotions. When caffeine disrupts your sleep, you wake up the next day with an emotional handicap. You’re naturally going to be inclined to grab a cup of coffee or an energy drink to try to make yourself feel better. The caffeine produces surges of adrenaline, which further your emotional handicap. Caffeine and lack of sleep leave you feeling tired in the afternoon, so you drink more caffeine, which leaves even more of it in your bloodstream at bedtime. Caffeine very quickly creates a vicious cycle.Caffeine: The Silent Killer of Success | Dr. Travis Bradberry | LinkedIn.

via Caffeine: The Silent Killer of Success | Dr. Travis Bradberry | LinkedIn.