Today’s Quote – 211

“Persistence is self-discipline in action.” ~ Brian Tracy

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3 Petua membuang angin

Angin yang banyak dalam badan, terutamanya di usus besar, pun boleh menyebabkan sakit belakang. Mungkin sakit belakang ini tidak sama dengan sakit belakang disebabkan oleh saraf yang tertekan atau terhimpit di antara tulang-tulang vertebra. Sakit belakang yang disebabkan angin dalam usus akan hilang apabila angin tersebut dikeluarkan.

Di antara petua yang boleh dilakukan untuk mengeluarkan angin berlebihan dalam usus ini ialah:

1. Banyak minum air supaya ruang tersebut diganti oleh air bukannya angin.

2. Lakukan urutan visera (abdomen): Mula-mula letakkan kedua-dua tapak di paha kanan atas, kemudian tekan abdomen dan urut sehingga ke bawah tulang rusuk dan teruskan urut di sepanjang bawah tulang rusuk ke arah kiri, turun ke bawah hingga di atas paha kiri. Ulang urutan ini sehingga terasa semua angin keluar.

3. Gunakan pencuci kolon/usus besar semulajadi yang banyak terdapat dalam pasaran bagi mengeluarkan angin dengan cara kentut dan sendawa besar.

Suffering From Back Pain? Gas May Be Your Problem…

Whether you’re graced with flat abs or a beer belly, you can experience pain due to excess gas and fecal matter in your intestines. Experts say if you have only one bowel movement a day, your intestines can contain up to your last eight meals.

Gas is either formed by a swallowing air or as a byproduct of the bacteria that inhabit your colon. It can develop in a matter of hours after eating, because the bacteria in your intestines create gas when they digest foods that have not been previously digested.

But what are the causes of gas? Milk sugar (lactose), fruit sugar (fructose) and sorbitol, as well as starches (which in turn are broken down into simple sugars) are the main causes of gas. For example: Suppose the last thing you eat at night is fruit. Your body will begin to digest it, and because fruit ferments (is broken down by bacteria) very quickly, gas will be an automatic byproduct of that breakdown. Without any other food matter to push the gas along, it will get trapped. All night long your body will be fighting the effects of that gas, and you’ll wake up in the morning with killer back pain. And probably wanting to know how to stop farts and stop burping, as well.

That’s why I never recommend fruit as a midnight snack. Right now you may be thinking: What’s so bad about a little gas? If your belly gets distended – much like a pregnant woman’s – your abdominal muscles stretch, which means they’re not going to be able to stabilize your pelvis as they should.

Besides the pain of a bloated stomach, sometimes that gas will sit in your intestines and wait for just that perfect embarrassing moment to squeak out. If you bend over too fast, lift something heavy, or cough or sneeze, and you have gas sitting in your intestines, it will loudly make its presence known. This either shows up as burping or flatulence (or in the vernacular, farts).

Nutritionists will tell you that flatulence, or farting, is good for you. But it may be embarrassing or even detrimental in the workplace or out in public. Perhaps you’d like to know how to stop farts from embarrassing you when you least expect them, and to stop burping…

Most people would do almost anything to get rid of gas emissions.

If you’re undergoing any type of treatment and want to improve your odds of getting relief from back pain and gas try these 3 tips:

• Drink more water. A good rule of thumb is to drink one ounce of water for every two pounds of your body weight. For instance, if you weigh 100 pounds, drink at least 50 ounces of water each day.

• Give yourself a visceral massage (called Sun-Moon). To begin, lie on your back and with both hands starting just above your right hip, apply inward pressure on your abdomen, going straight up to the bottom of your rib cage. Then follow along the bottom of the rib cage to the left and then down to the top of the left hip. Go slow and repeat to tolerance.

• Natural Colon Cleanse. A quicker option is to find a good all-natural colon-cleansing product. Many of the new formulations taste okay, work gently, and cause no cramping or bloating. Most of these products begin to work overnight. The better products come with an anti-parasitic. A good colon cleanse product is your best approach to stop burping and also how to stop farts.

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Hadis – 111 ~ Ganjaran berterusan beristaghfar

“Rasulullah bersabda: Barangsiapa yang mampu mulazamah atau berterusan dalam beristaghfar, maka Allah akan menganugerahkan kebahagiaan dari setiap duka dan kesedihan yang menimpanya, memberi jalan keluar dari setiap kesempitan dan memberi rezeki dengan cara yang tidak disangka-sangka.” (Ibnu Majah)

Adakah semua jus itu baik?

Jus telah diketahui umum mempunyai banyak antioksidan dan vitamin yang baik untuk kesihatan dan sistem pertahanan badan daripada penyakit. Namun begitu, tidak semua jus yang ada di pasaran atau yang dibuat sendiri itu baik dan mengandungi nutrien yang dikehendaki.

Dari segi nutrien dan khasiatnya, jus boleh dibahagikan kepada beberapa kategori:

1. Jus sangat baik – terdiri daripada jus sayur-sayuran, termasuklah jus tomato yang banyak mengandungi lycopene yang berpotensi mengurangkan risiko kanser prostat, jus beet yang boleh menurunkan tekanan darah tinggi, dan jus sayur-sayuran lain yang kurang mengandungi gula dan kalori berbanding dengan jus buah-buahan yang secara semulajadinya memang banyak gula.

2. Jus yang baik – termasuklah jus buah-buahan segar (tanpa ditambah pemanis), jus delima yang baik untuk otak dan dapat mengurangkan risiko kanser, jus cranberry yang baik untuk sistem imun badan dan mengurangkan risiko jangkitan salur kencing, jus blueberry yang baik untuk otak, jus acai berry yang mengandungi antioksidan yang sangat tinggi melebihi jus yang lain, jus cherry yang mempunyai ciri anti radang dan mengurangkan sakit otot selepas bersenam, jus anggur merah yang banyak antioksidan jenis flavanoid dan resveratrol, jus prune yang banyak mengandungi fiber dan sorbital (berfungsi sebagai julap semulajadi), jus oren yang banyak mengandungi vitamin C bagi meningkatkan sistem imun badan, dsb.

3. Jus kurang baik – jus cocktail, iaitu termasuklah jus yang ditambah pelbagai perisa atau sedikit pati jus yang perlu ditambah air. Jus jenis ini kurang baik untuk kesihatan kerana kandungan gulanya sangat tinggi yang hampir sama dengan minuman gas yang lain. Inilah jenis jus yang kebanyakan orang minum setiap hari.

Salah satu cara untuk mengurangkan kalori daripada minuman jus ini ialah dengan menambah air supaya ia menjadi kurang pekat tetapi kuantiti yang banyak. Selain daripada dibuat jus, makan buah mentah pun digalakkan kerana ia boleh menambah fiber daripada isinya.

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Juice Wars: The Best and Worst for Your Health

Reviewed by Kathleen M. Zelman, MPH, RD, LD

Juice Wars: What’s In Your Glass?

Who doesn’t enjoy a tall, cool glass of juice? The color is vibrant, the taste sweet, and it’s good for you, too. Not so fast, say some dietitians. Although the best kinds of juice deliver a bounty of vitamins, the worst are hardly better than liquid candy. WebMD helps you spot the difference.

Best Choice: Vegetable Juice

Drinking your veggies is a convenient way to add powerful plant-based nutrients to your diet. The lycopene in tomato juice appears to lower the risk of prostate cancer. Beet juice may reduce blood pressure. Pulpy vegetable juice is also packed with fiber that can help control hunger. And all of these benefits come without a catch. Vegetable juice has far less sugar and fewer calories than the typical fruit juice, but it is high in sodium unless you choose the low salt version.

Worst Choice: Juice ‘Cocktails’

Be on alert for the terms juice cocktail, juice-flavored beverage, or juice drink. Most of these products contain only small amounts of real juice. The main ingredients are usually water and some type of sugar, such as high-fructose corn syrup. Nutritionally, these drinks are similar to most soft drinks — rich in sugar and calories, but low in nutrients. Research suggests that sugary fruit drinks put kids at risk for obesity and related health problems. The 2010 Dietary Guidelines recommends water over sugary drinks.

The 100% Fruit Juice Dilemma

What about pure fruit juice with no added sweeteners? Such an innocent-sounding drink has sparked endless debate. No one disputes the fact that real fruit juice is loaded with vitamins and disease-fighting antioxidants. The problem is juice can also be naturally high in sugar and calories. A cup of pure apple juice can have as much sugar as some candy bars. That’s why many experts recommend sticking to one juice serving per day.

Good Choice: Pomegranate Juice

If you’re only going to drink one glass of juice each day, you want to make it a good one. So let’s explore which juices offer the biggest nutritional payoff per sip. Pomegranate juice tops the list. It’s high in sugar and calories, but delivers an abundant dose of antioxidants. These substances appear to protect brain function and may ward off cancer. In one study, 8 ounces of pomegranate juice daily reduced the recurrence of prostate cancer.

Good Choice: Cranberry Juice

Cranberry juice is packed with vitamin C, which is vital to a healthy immune system. There is also evidence to support a folk remedy — drinking unsweetened cranberry juice may help reduce your risk of urinary tract infections.

Good Choice: Blueberry Juice

Substances in blueberries may help keep the brain healthy. In a small study, researchers looked at the effect of blueberry juice on memory in adults in their seventies who had age-related memory decline. Those who drank 2 1/2 cups of blueberry juice for 12 weeks had significant improvement on learning and memory tests compared to those who drank a non-juice beverage. So choose blueberry juice to boost brain health.

Good Choice: Acai Berry Juice

Researchers have only begun looking into the health benefits of acai juice, which is made from a berry found in South America. But early studies are promising. Acai pulp appears to have a higher concentration of antioxidants than cranberries, blackberries, strawberries, or blueberries.

Good Choice: Cherry Juice

Besides delivering a wealth of antioxidants, some berry juices appear to have anti-inflammatory properties. According to one study, drinking cherry juice before and after your work-out can reduce exercise-induced muscle pain.

Good Choice: Red Grape Juice

We’ve all heard that red wine, in moderation, can be good for the heart. The same is true of red grape juice. Red grape juice contains potent antioxiodants — flavanoids and resveratrol. The key is that wine and juice are made with the entire grape — seeds, skin, and all. When you eat fresh grapes, you miss out on nutrients hiding in the seeds.

Good Choice: Prune Juice

Another viable folk remedy, prune juice has long been recommended to relieve constipation. It works because it’s extremely high in fiber and contains a natural laxative called sorbitol. But the benefits of prune juice don’t stop there. The juice is also packed with antioxidants, iron, and potassium.

What About Orange Juice?

It’s a staple at breakfast, but does this popular juice carry its weight? The good news is orange juice is loaded with vitamin C, a star for its immune-boosting benefits. In addition, orange juice is often fortified with calcium and vitamin D, nutrients that strengthen the bones. Unsweetened orange juice has fewer calories than some berry juices or grape juice. The trade-off is that it also has fewer antioxidants overall.

Kids and Juice

Most children love juice, but the American Academy of Pediatrics has set clear guidelines on how much is too much. For kids younger than 6, the AAP recommends no more than 4 to 6 ounces of pure fruit juice per day. For ages 7 to 18, the suggested amount is 8 to 12 ounces.

Water It Down

If you or your kids crave more than a single cup of juice per day, try watering it down. By mixing water or sparkling water and juice, you slash the calories in every serving. Instead of drinking one glass of pure juice, you can enjoy two or three cups of the water-juice mixture throughout the day.

Go for Whole Fruit

Dietitians say a great alternative to guzzling fruit juice is to eat the whole fruit. This provides fiber and additional nutrients from the flesh and pulp. Unlike juice, fresh berries or orange wedges also help control hunger.

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Jauhi hati yang lalai semasa membuat amal ibadat

“Amal ibadat yang sedikit dengan hati yang makrifat kepada Allah adalah lebih baik daripada amal ibadat yang banyak tetapi hati lalai kepada Allah SWT, sesuai dengan firmannya (mafhumnya): “Sebab itu celakalah orang-orang yang sembahyang, di mana mereka lalai dari sembahyangnya. Mereka mengerjakan kebaikan supaya dilihat orang.” (Al-Maa’un: 4-6) ~ Syarah Al-Hikam

Hadis – 110 ~ Ganjaran tawakkal kepada Allah

“Maksud Hadis Nabi SAW: “Seandainya kalian mahu bertawakkal kepada Allah dengan sebenar-benarnya maka pasti Allah akan memberikan rezeki kepadamu sebagaimana burung yang diberi rezeki, pagi-pagi dia dalam keadaan lapar dan kembali dalam keadaan kenyang.” (HR Ahmad, at-Tirmidzi dan dishahihkan al-Albani)

Rahsia hidup lebih lama

Semua kita tahu ajal dan maut di tangan Tuhan, namun begitu setiap yang berlaku ada sebab musababnya. Allah SWT memberi kita pilihan dengan menggunakan akal melakukan sesuatu yang bermanfaat dan mencari jalan untuk memperbaiki hal ehwal kehidupan kita. Jika kita rajin mengkaji dan mempelajari pengalaman orang-orang terdahulu atau pihak yang lebih berpengetahuan dan berpengalaman, maka kita akan dapat pelbagai petua dan rahsia bagi sesuatu perkara.

Pada kali ini, mari kita sama-sama mencungkil rahsia atau petua untuk hidup lebih sihat dan secara tak langsung akan (dengan izin Allah SWT) memanjangkan jangka hayat kita. Sama kesnya dengan bantuan perubatan moden sekarang, jangka hayat penduduk Malaysia dan negara membangun lain telah bertambah dengan ketara sekali. Oleh itu, usaha dan ikhtiar sangat penting, tidak boleh hanya berserah kepada nasib. Allah tidak akan mengubah nasib seseorang itu melainkan mereka mengubah nasib sendiri.

Di antara rahsia untuk hidup lebih lama dengan kesihatan yang baik:

* Melakukan habit yang sihat, seperti makanan yang seimbang dan tidak tercemar selain senaman secara konsisten. Ini akan melambatkan proses penuaan di peringkat sel.

* Berhati-hati dan cermat dalam perlakuan supaya sesuatu keputusan yang dibuat adalah tepat dan tidak disesali di kemudian hari.

* Suka berkawan – bukannya hidup kesaorangan sehingga menimbulkan tekanan emosi, kemurungan atau sakit mental yang lain.

* Pandai memilih kawan yang sesuai dan berfikiran positif kerana kita selalunya mudah terpengaruh dengan kawan-kawan di sekeliling kita.

* Tidak merokok – perlu berhenti merokok bagi perokok kerana merokok membahayakan kesihatan dan berisiko tinggi mendapat kanser paru-paru.

* Tidur sebentar waktu siang – Ini pun merupakan sunnah Rasulullah supaya kita tidur sebentar sebelum waktu zohor bagi mengembalikan kesihatan kita. Kajian terkini juga telah membuktikan kebenaran sunnah ini yang telah diamalkan lebih 1,400 tahun dahulu oleh orang Islam. Tidur sebentar pada waktu siang ini telah terbukti dapat mengurangkan 37% sakit jantung kerana ia membantu mengurangkan perembesan hormon stres.

* Ikut cara diet orang di Mediteranean, iaitu banyak mengandungi buah, sayur-sayuran, bijirin, minyak zaitun dan ikan. Diet ini dapat mengurangkan obes, gula dalam darah, tekanan darah, dan faktor lain bagi sakit jantung dan diabetes.

* Ikut makanan orang Okinawa (Jepun) – mengandungi banyak sayur-sayuran hijau dan kuning yang mempunyai kalori yang rendah.

* Berkahwin juga membantu mengurangkan stres dalam hidup jika dapat pasangan yang sesuai.

* Turunkan berat badan kerana berat badan berlebihan sangat berkait rapat dengan penyakit diabetes, sakit jantung, dan pelbagai penyakit lain.

* Aktif bergerak – bagi mengurangkan risiko sakit jantung, strok, diabetes, sesetengah kanser. Senaman atau pergerakan aktif membantu perjalanan darah yang baik dan kecerdasan otak terutamanya di peringkat tua.

* Jangan minum minuman keras kerana alkohol dalam darah meninggikan tekanan darah dalam badan.

* Amalan spiritual (agama) – menghadiri majlis ilmu dan mengamalkan zikir dan ibadat lain kerana ini akan mengurangkan stres dan menenangkan emosi dan fikiran, di samping meningkatkan sistem imun badan.

* Gunakan peranti (alatan) keselamatan yang baik – terutamanya semasa berada di dalam kenderaan, pastikan memakai tali pinggang keledar atau topi keledar (bagi penunggang dan pembonceng motosikal) untuk mengelakkan kecederaan jika berlaku kemalangan.

* Utamakan tidur secukupnya – ini bagi menghindari obes, diabetes, sakit jantung, mood tidak baik, dan terbukti cepat menyembuhkan penyakit.

* Uruskan stres dengan sebaik-baiknya.

* Melakukan hobi dan aktiviti bermanfaat yang mengarah kepada cara hidup sihat.

Semua petua yang tersenarai di atas telah dibuat kajian dan terbukti berkesan. Mari kita sama-sama amalkan, jika tidak dapat buat semua, jangan tinggalkan semua…..

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18 Secrets for a Longer Life

Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD on September 19, 2011

Protect Your DNA

As we age, the ends of our chromosomes — called telomeres — become shorter. This makes people more vulnerable to disease. You might think there’s nothing you can do, but new research suggests otherwise. In a pilot study, lifestyle changes boosted an enzyme that increases telomere length. Other studies also find diet and exercise can protect telomeres. So healthy habits may slow aging at the cellular level.

Be Conscientious

An 80-year study found one of the best predictors of a long life is a conscientious personality. Researchers measured attributes like attention to detail and persistence. They found that conscientious people do more things to protect their health and make choices that lead to stronger relationships and better careers.

Make Friends

Science has given you one more reason to be grateful for your friends – they might help you live longer. Australian researchers found elderly social butterflies were less likely to die over a 10-year period compared to people with the fewest friends. Another analysis of results from 148 studies supports the link between plentiful social connections and longevity.

Choose Your Friends Wisely

Your friends’ habits rub off on you, so look for companions with healthy lifestyles. Studies indicate obesity is socially “contagious” – your chance of becoming obese increases by 57% if you have a friend who becomes obese. Smoking is another habit that spreads through social ties, but the good news is that quitting is also contagious.

Quit Smoking

While it’s no secret that giving up cigarettes can lengthen your days — the amount of extra time may surprise you. According to a 50-year British study, quitting at age 30 could increase your lifespan by an entire decade. Kicking the habit at age 40, 50, or 60 boosts life expectancy by 9, 6, or 3 years, respectively.

Embrace the Siesta

A siesta is standard in many parts of the world, and now there’s scientific evidence that napping may help you live longer. A recent study with 24,000 participants suggests that regular nappers are 37% less likely to die from heart disease than occasional nappers. Researchers think naps might help your heart by keeping stress hormones down.

Follow a Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean diet is high in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, olive oil, and fish. An analysis of 50 studies involving more than half a million people shows the impressive benefits of this diet. The findings show it significantly lowers the risk of metabolic syndrome – a combination of obesity, elevated blood sugar, increased blood pressure, and other factors that raise your risk of heart disease and diabetes.

Eat Like an Okinawan

The people of Okinawa, Japan once had the longest life expectancy in the world. Researchers attribute this to the region’s traditional diet, which is high in green and yellow vegetables and low in calories. Some Okinawans make a habit of eating only 80% of the food on their plate. As younger generations have veered from these traditions, life expectancy in Okinawa has fallen.

Get Married

Several studies show that married people tend to outlive their single counterparts. Many researchers attribute the difference to the social and economic support marriage provides. While a current marriage offers the greatest benefit, people who are divorced or widowed have lower mortality rates than those who have never been married.

Lose Weight

If you’re overweight, slimming down can protect against diabetes, heart disease, and other life-shortening conditions. Belly fat appears to be particularly harmful, so focus on deflating that spare tire. A 5-year study of Hispanics and African-Americans suggests eating more fiber and exercising regularly are effective ways to reduce belly fat.

Keep Moving

The evidence is overwhelming – people who exercise live longer on average than those who don’t. According to dozens of studies, regular physical activity reduces the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, some forms of cancer, and . Exercise may even help you stay mentally sharp in your old age. Ten-minute spurts of activity are fine, as long as they add up to about 2.5 hours of moderate exercise per week.

Do not Drink

Heart disease is less common in moderate drinkers than in people who don’t drink at all. But keep in mind that too much alcohol pads the belly, boosts blood pressure, and can cause a host of other health problems. The American Heart Association recommends that if you drink alcohol, the limit should be one drink a day for women and one or two for men. But if you don’t drink, don’t start. There are many other ways of protecting your heart.

Get Spiritual

Research suggests people who attend religious services tend to live longer than people who never attend. In a 12-year study of people over age 65, those who attended services more than once a week had higher levels of a key immune system protein than their peers who attended no services. They were also significantly less likely to die during the study period. The strong social network that develops among people who worship together may contribute to their overall health.

Get Spiritual

Research suggests people who attend religious services tend to live longer than people who never attend. In a 12-year study of people over age 65, those who attended services more than once a week had higher levels of a key immune system protein than their peers who attended no services. They were also significantly less likely to die during the study period. The strong social network that develops among people who worship together may contribute to their overall health.

Forgive

Letting go of grudges has surprising physical health benefits. Chronic anger is linked to decreased lung function, heart disease, stroke, and other ailments. Forgiveness will reduce anxiety, lower your blood pressure, and help you to breathe more easily. These benefits tend to increase as you get older.

Use Safety Gear

Accidents are the fifth most common cause of death in the U.S., and the top cause of death for people ages 1 to 24. Wearing safety gear is a simple way to boost your odds of a long life. In the event of a motor vehicle crash, seatbelts reduce the risk of death or serious injury by 50%. In bike accidents, most deaths are caused by head injuries, so always wear your helmet.

Make Sleep a Priority

Getting enough good quality sleep can lower the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and mood disorders. Sufficient sleep will also help you recover from illness faster. Burning the midnight oil, on the other hand, carries serious health risks. Sleeping less than 5 hours per night boosts the risk of premature death, so make sleep a priority.

Manage Stress

Dean Ornish, MD, has published research suggesting that lifestyle changes including stress management not only help prevent heart disease, but may actually reverse it. Although avoiding stress is not a viable option for most people, there are effective ways to control it. Try yoga, meditation, or deep breathing. Even a few minutes a day can make a difference.

Maintain a Sense of Purpose

Finding hobbies and activities that have meaning for you may contribute to a long life. Japanese researchers found men with a strong sense of purpose were less likely to die from stroke, heart disease, or other causes over a 13-year period compared to those with a low sense of purpose. Another study at Rush University Medical Center indicates that having a greater sense of purpose is linked to a reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

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