Workout, get healthy!

This article will give you a short introduction to the aspects of basic exercise and why do we need it.We've all heard people say exercise is a great option to reduce weight or to stay healthier.Many also claim that not only does exercise help them stay fit physically but it also helps in maintaining the mental health.Today there is an increasing emphasis onpreventive medicine, or maintaining health, partly as a result of the increasing costs of health care and our greater awareness of the effects of lifestyle on our own health.We are conscious of the foods that are harmful for us and the food that is healthier, yet some are having the desire to eat the food that might harm one's health.Only way is to avoid those foods the other is to do exercise regularly.But doing both is the obvious option since eating fatty items and exercising hard to reduce weight or stay healthier ,will get you nowhere.

Also, it has been found that exercise helps your body to utilize the oxygen you breath to be used effectively.Studies have shown that athletes(regular exercisers) have a very low percentage of oxygen wastage.i.e. they utilize almost all the oxygen they breath in.But an average man, who is not fit physically is prone to utilize below 80% of oxygen that he breaths in.Hence we are more prone to the oxidative effects(cause for ageing)if we don't have regular physical exercise.


Our body supplies energy to us for all the physical activities through metabolism, where the body glucose is burned to release energy.Some of you who have in some point of your life gone to a gym would have heard these terms-Aerobic and anaerobic exercise.The metabolism of glycogen or glucose that we talked about earlier,to provide energy for exercise occurs in one of two ways, depending on the presence of available oxygen to the muscle, which in turn depends on the type of exercise being performed. If oxygen is not available -this is called anaerobic activity, glycogen or glucose will be broken down by the anaerobic pathway.

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Body Language in Different Cultures

Culture is the way we live. It is the air we breathe. It is the thoughts we think. It is the clothes we put on. Culture is what shapes our perception. It is the collection of values that sustain and direct our lives.

There are mainly two problems in communicating with people across cultures. The first is inability to note and read the symbols that other cultures display. The second is the tendency to attach to the symbols meanings derived from one’s own culture. In either case there is great potential for serious misunderstanding.

Every culture has its own body language, with gestures that are peculiar to it. Since the meanings of many of our body movements and gestures are culturally determined, somegestures have different meanings in different cultures.

In Greece, waving, and in the Middle East calling someone with the finger, are insults. When a Brazilian taps his head, he is indicating that he is going through a thinking process; but the same gesture stands for ‘Crazy’ in other places. Tapping the nose also has different interpretations: it means ‘keep it secret’ in Britain, hiss when they want to show extreme disapproval; in Japan hissing is an expression of social deference.

There are number of ways of showing agreement (‘yes’) and disagreement (‘no’): the British nod the head up and down and move it from side to side respectively; these signs have just opposite meaning in Turkey and Greece. In Sicily, the head is tilted back slightly and the chin thrust out to signify ‘no’. In Abyssinia, the head is tiled back and the eyebrows raised to signify ‘yes’, whereas to show disapproval the head is jerked towards the right shoulder.

History of Hats

Hat which we use in day to day life,whenever we go out in the hot sun.Hat is noting but a form of headdress or which is used to cover our head, and it especially has a crown and brim. Similar to all the other headdresses, hats are used for several purposes and mainly it is used as ornaments, for protection, or to indicate status.


According to the historical view,the earliest known brimmed hat is the Greek petasos,and it was usually worn by travelers and they are tied under the chin. Apart form this hat other types of hat includes the cone-shaped, forward-slanting cap and these are originated in Phrygia and mainly these are presented toRoman slaves upon manumission.Normally this type of cap was adopted as the “liberty cap” of the French revolutionists and apart from that it was also served as a symbol of liberty in the United States in the 17th century.

Woolen hoods, turban like chaperons and Student's cap are mainly used by men during the medieval period in Europe.During the Renaissance period, the hat for men included the soft, flat caps called Tudor bonnets and after that the full-crowned brimmed hats decorated which contains feathers or brooches were used by both men and women.