May 22, 2010

Picture of Mine

Here are some picture i would like to share taken by me via my Sony Ericsson T707 and Nikon S3000.. Enjoy the view and you can give comment to my picture too.

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Birth Flower & Birth Stone

Did you know that every birth month has a flower and that every flower has a unique meaning and tell a story? Just like birth stones. Find out what meaning your birth flower has!

Month
Birthstone
Flower
Color
Meaning
January

Garnet Carnation or
Snowdrop
Various
- Red,
- Pink,
- White
Affection,
Deep Love,
Distinction,
Happiness,
Fascination, and
Lasting Fidelity
February

Amethyst Violet or
Iris
Violet
- Purple
Faithfulness,
Purity,
and Modesty
March

Aquamarine Daffodil or
Jonquil
Yellow Affection,
Cheerfulness,
Desire,
Grants Wishes,
New Beginnings,
Respect, and
Sympathy.
April

Diamond Daisy or
Sweet Pea
Pink,
Purple
Blissful,
Curious,
Delicate,
Departure,
Lasting Pleasures,
Playful, and
Tenacious
May

Emerald Lily of the Valley White Complete Life,
Humility,
Return of Happiness,
and Sweetness
June

Pearl
Moonstone
Rose or
Honeysuckle
Various
- Red,
- White,
- Pink
- Yellow
Happy,
Friendship,
Love,
Strong, and
Beautiful
July

Ruby Larkspur or
Tulip or
Water Lily
Pink,
Purple

Good Luck,
Laughter,
Levity,
Lightness, and
Open Heart
August

Peridot Gladiolus or
Poppy
Various Beauty,
Strength of
Character,
Love,
Marriage, and
Family
September

Sapphire Aster or
Morning Glory
Various
- Pink,
- Purple
Devotion,
Daintiness,
Filled with Light,
Life and Joy, and
Symbol of Love
October

Opal
Tourmaline
Calendula or
Marigold or
Cosmos
Orange Contentment,
Excellence,
Loveliness,
Good Luck,
Grace,
Gratitude,
Joy,
Love of Nature,
Comfort, and
True Love
November

Yellow Topaz
Citrine
Chrysanthemum Various
Compassion,
Cheerfulness,
Friendship,
Sensitivity, and
Secret Love
December

Blue Topaz
Turquoise
Holly or
Poinsettia
or
Narcissus or
Orchid
White
Reassurance,
Celebration,
Success, and
Wealth

http://www.e-referencedesk.com/astrology/birth-flowers/

May 21, 2010

9 Habits that will shrink your middle

1. Calm down.
Too much stress can contribute to a potbelly. Stress increases levels of cortisol, a hormone that seems to direct fat to our middle, says Jacob Seidell, PhD, of the National Institute of Public Health in Bilthoven, Netherlands. To keep levels low, try this 5- to 10-minute stress reducer: Find a quiet, comfortable place to sit. Next, take several slow, deep breaths to help clear your mind. Continue breathing deeply and repeat the word one to yourself as you exhale. (If you get distracted, just bring your focus back to the word one.) Practice this for 5 to 10 minutes once or twice a day.

2. Skip the alcohol for a week or so.
That glass of wine with dinner may be part of the reason your jeans are too tight. Alcohol also tends to raise cortisol levels, sending fat to your belly, Seidell says.

3. Stop smoking.
“It keeps me thin,” proclaim many smokers. But the truth is that smokers tend to have more abdominal fat than nonsmokers, says Seidell. (The stress hormone cortisol seems to be the culprit here too.) "When people stop smoking, the amount of abdominal fat actually decreases," he says.

4. Eat more fiber.
Not only is fiber great for overall weight loss (it fills you up so you don't eat as much), but it also prevents constipation, which can cause your tummy to bulge, says Lawrence J. Cheskin, MD, a gastroenterologist and director of the Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center in Baltimore. To stay regular, aim for 22 to 25 g of fiber a day by eating more whole grains, fruits, and vegetables.

5. Drink up.
For premenstrual bloating, drink lots and lots of water. This will actually help flush away bloating, not make it worse

6. Keep bones strong.
Osteoporosis can lead to fractured bones in your spine, causing you to slump. That shortens your abdominal cavity, giving your belly no place to go but out, says Willibald Nagler, MD, physiatrist in chief emeritus at the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center in New York City. Be sure to get 1,000 mg of calcium every day from the foods you eat and/or from supplements.

7. Get your heart rate up.
All the ab exercises in the world won't do a thing unless you get rid of the fat hiding your abdominal muscles. The best way is to do aerobic exercise for 45 to 60 minutes, 5 times a week.

8. Tuck your tummy.
Imagine there's a magnet pulling your belly button back toward your spine. Practice the tuck until it becomes comfortable, and soon it will come naturally--like breathing. Do it every chance you get.

9. Get a bonus ab workout.
Stand as much as possible when doing weight-lifting exercises. That way your abs work too. “They help to balance and stabilize your body,” says Tammy Strunk, an Emmaus, PA, fitness instructor. Concentrate on keeping your abs tight and maintaining good posture, but don't hold your breath.

http://shine.yahoo.com/event/bikini/9-habits-that-will-shrink-your-middle-1410534/

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