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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Sports for Children with Asthma

Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Parents who have children with asthma would have a major concern when their children participate in sports. Often, parents forbid their children to participate in sports or any activity that can trigger asthma attacks.

Parents should realize that every child still need physical activity to stay healthy and fit. Prevent children doing sports activities in total will hamper the ability of children to be active, learn sportsmanship, and being part of a team.

If you are a parent of a child who had an asthma attack due to sports activities, there are several types of sports that can be followed without having to worry. Some things to consider before exercise are as follows.

1. Talk to your doctor and express your concerns. Doctors can offer tips and guidance on what the appropriate sport for children and how to prevent asthma attacks.
2. Choose the right sport for your children. Some examples of sports that do not deplete energy include golf, bowling, swimming and archery. Do not engage in activities such as running and jumping in order to minimize the occurrence of asthma attacks.
3. Pay attention to your child's asthma triggers, if the asthma appears as cold air, avoid swimming in the pool with a low temperature or jogging in the mountains.

4. If such a child chooses to do basketball, or football, you have to prepare them before playing. Encourage children to bring an inhaler. Inhalers used 15 minutes before activity can help prevent asthma attacks. Be sure to tell the child to rest if he feel troubled to breathe.
5. Talk to the principal or sports teacher about the child's condition. School management usually understand the limitations of children with asthma, so they'll pay attention when the child participate in sports.
6. You can read articles from magazines or the internet to find more information about this case. Additional information will help you choose a safe and suitable sports for your child.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Benefits of Exercise for Bone

Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Stop the lazy habit of exercising! It turned out that exercise not only burns calories, increase blood flow, but also can prevent bone fragility later in life. Exercise makes bones strong and solid. Physical activity at age 10-30 years is very important. Men who regularly exercise at least three times a week for two decades, have stronger bones than those who did not exercise. Of course this applies to women.

Exercise performed as a youth, will stimulate bone growth, thereby reducing the risk of bone fragility. Actually the future of bones is determined in the children and adolescents period. Besides calcium, exercise regularly will make bones dense, strong and lasting until old age.

In the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, the researchers found an increase in bone density, especially in the hips, arms, legs, and spine in 800 Swedish men aged 19-24 years who diligently exercising. Meanwhile, those who are less physically active during the period of adolescence to young adulthood, is more at risk of bone fragility.

As is known, an increase in bone development during childhood to young adulthood, may reduce the risk of fractures and osteoporosis in the future. Those who can improve or maintain physical activity levels tend to have greater bone and dense on the arms and lower legs.

Almost all kinds of sports good for the bones. Ranging from as simple as jogging, walking, climbing stairs or jumping rope, to exercise such a football, tennis, or basketball. Exercise should be done regularly at least 3 times a week for optimum benefit.

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Monday, February 20, 2012

Tips for a Safe Exercise for Children

Monday, February 20, 2012
Sports and physical exercise both uses physical and emotional that are beneficial to children. However, participating in sports always carries the risk of injury. Since children's bodies are still growing. Potential injury to the bones, tendons, and muscles is greater than adults.

Growth of bones contain anatomic region known as the growth of a circular (the area of cartilage where bone growth occurs) is much weaker than the surrounding tissue is very susceptible to injury. This means that the injuries resulting in minor damage in adults can cause injury to fractures in the growing child. Children who play sports also have a risk of physical trauma to the spinal cord and neck.

Therefore, to make sport and physical activity are safe for children, parents and coaches can follow these steps to help reduce the risk of injury to their kids:
1. Visit your doctor for a physical check before starting exercise (especially if your kid has a health problems such as asthma)
2. Ensure that all sports equipment and playground are safe and maintained. More than 200,000 injuries occur on playgrounds each year, and the insecurity or counterfeit equipment may increase the risk of injury.
3. Find out about the facilities and coaches in your sport facilities.
4. Try to form groups based on weight, size, and different ability rather than age, particularly for physical exercise.
5. Never force a child to play sports if he/she feels uncomfortable or physically is not possible to participate in that sports.
6. Always look for medical care when the child's injury and interfere with their ability to play.

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Jasmine and its Benefits for Health

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Jasmine (Jasminum officinale) is a flowering shrub that is widely known for its stunning beauty and charming smell. During this time, people familiar with jasmine flowers merely ornamental plants, cosmetics, and perfume ingredient mixture or tea makers.

More than that, jasmine actually has a lot of benefits as medicine. Jasmine - which is not Aladin's girl friend- is one of the best known herbal medicines in the Mediterranean region and has been used as medicine for centuries.

Many herbal experts realize that the jasmine flowers are rich in natural components such as etheric oils - smelling substances contained in plants.

The important chemical compounds contained in jasmine : indole, linalcohol, acetate benzilic, benzilic alcohol, and jasmon. The content of these compounds when used, it can provide many health benefits.

The benefits of Jasmine for health
1. Jasmine is considered very effective, especially in dealing with sore muscles, joints, and headache.

2. Jasmine is a natural remedy that can be used to stimulate and improve the functioning of the digestive system

3. Jasmine tea is known as a natural tonic that can stimulate all the functions of major body systems and organs.

4. The extract and jasmine tea may help in losing weight more effectively.

5. Jasmine has antiseptic character that can be recommended to treat all kinds of skin infections.

7. Research shows that Jasmine is safe detoxification means that can be used by almost all people to eliminate toxins and cleanse the body.

8. In aromatherapy, jasmine oil can be very effective for treating nervous tension, apathy, anxiety, and more serious neurological disorders.

9. Adding jasmine oil to the mixture of essential oils can treat the most common symptoms of respiratory infection.

10. Jasmine can be used to combat depression and other negative effects of stress.

11. Since ancient times, tea and jasmine oil are known as a strong natural aphrodisiac so these herbal medicine are recommended to increase libido, sexual power, stimulates sex drive, and maybe even treat infertility in both men and women. Jasmine has the effect of making peaceful and comfort for body and mind. With the softness, the smell of jasmine create a romantic feel for you and your partner. Try to serve hot sweet jasmine-scented tea after dinner, which caused calm, it will excite passion in bed.

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