Electronic versus real cigarettes: the healthier smoking option

electronic cigarette health benefitThese days, it’s virtually impossible for smokers to light up for a quick puff in anywhere public. Smokers are pretty much forced to smoke only in the privacy of their own homes, cars and the dwindling designated public smoking areas. The reason for this is because more and more people are becoming health-conscious, and simply will not tolerate being subjected to this the smell of burning cigarettes and second-hand smoke. Even smokers are thinking of taking the healthier smoking option of electronic cigarettes.

Gone are the days when it was perfectly acceptable to smoke anywhere, even in hospitals and doctors rooms. It was common practice for even GPs to be smoking while attending to hear is patients. It was only up until about the 90s when people started realising that they were real dangers associated with smoking cigarettes and cigars. Up until then, smoking was something that anybody could do, without any harmful repercussions to their health. Things have changed a lot since then.

About 99% of people who smoke have no idea what is actually in a cigarette. Most people assume that it’s basically tar and nicotine. That couldn’t be further from the truth. There is a list of five hundred and ninety-nine additives which have been approved by the US government to be used in the manufacture of cigarettes. Up until nineteen ninety-four, the list of ingredients has been a closely guarded secret and kept from the public. Below is a list of just a few of the ingredients found in traditional cigarettes. Continue reading

Beginning to learn woodworking

woodworking for beginnersIf you are starting to want to learn more about woodworking skills it is advisable to begin with smaller projects that are not too complicated. Starting a wood working project will require that you have a plan of what your re going to make. The plan will detail the materials and tools required for the project. Woodworking plans are available from a number of different outlets such as in stores and online. Often plans can be found in books and magazines.

Teds woodworking plan is available online and encompasses a large number of woodworking plans and blueprints for a large array of wooden items that can be made.Small wooden items that are ideal to make for a beginner could be something like a bird house or a crate or a simple storage box or a magazine holder. The main thing is that your chosen design should be easy to follow so not be too intricate.

The most important thing is to get started as this is often the more difficult part of the project, getting going. When starting out in knowing and using woodworking tools is to understand the fundamentals of working with wood. Getting a feel for the different sorts of woods that are available is a good way of gaining more confidence in which wood to choose and what wood is the suitable one for a particular item. Continue reading

Logical steps to planning a great holiday

cape town cloudy sunsetWith summer just around the corner, plenty of people are already, or have already made plans for the upcoming summer holidays. It’s scary how quickly twenty fourteen is drawing to an end. Already we have hit October, and the days are getting hotter and hotter. Time is short if you’re planning you are planning to spend your holiday far from home. In just a few months, two months to be exact, December will be upon us, and with it comes thousands of tourists. If you’re a foreigner and you want to visit South Africa, time is getting short for bookings on great accommodation.

It’s no secret that Cape Town is one of the most popular destinations for holidays worldwide, so it’s no real surprise that Cape Town is flooded with tourists during the holidays. South Africa holidays can be a pain to plan and organize, especially when it comes to accommodation, so while it might not be your intention to plan a guided tour holiday, using a tour operator can help you organize things such as accommodation, transportation and even destinations. Using a tour operator does not necessarily mean you are obligated to utilize their guided tour options, but they certainly can make planning a holiday that much smoother.

Going away on holiday is probably one of the most exciting high points of everybody’s here, provided of course they can afford. For those who have never traveled abroad, it can be a daunting task planning the trip. It takes a lot of preparation including research of the country and town or towns (even cities) you plan on visiting. It’s not just the simple task of packing your swimsuit, the sunscreen and a hat. It goes far beyond that for a smooth and successful holiday. Continue reading

What can be done about short-sightedness?

shortsighted visionMyopia is the medical term for being short sighted. This is as condition when you have difficulty with focusing and objects appearing blurry. Sometimes you may feel that you are squinting and straining your eyes to try and see something clearly. However being short-sighted is a not a disease and is mostly the result of natural changes that have occurred in the shape of the eyeball over time. It is interesting to consider if the changes that occur within the eye ball can be altered and reversed giving a person a lifestyle without the need for glasses.  Vision without glasses is exciting to have and can be achieved or your eyesight can be improved through natural ways.

Having poor vision as a child is often is spotted by adults and spectacles are prescribed. As teenagers develop and grow the eyeball continues to grow also and can become better or steadily worse and different strengths of prescriptions are required frequently.
Whilst  it is good practice to have a regular vision check as a child and also as an adult; as this will check out the back of the eye for any abnormalities as well as a routine eye exam there are other ways to treat developing myopia. Continue reading

Grow taller following natural methods

stretching to grow tallerIn society being taller is considered to be a positive attribute to have. It is particularly the case in the male gender where it is common for males to be taller than the female. When you are taller it can give you greater confidence such as when in a crowd situation where you are able to see and do not have to look over peoples shoulders.

Being tall gives you a greater feeling of confidence and can also give feelings of being powerful. There are ways that extra height can be gained through different ways. A program that is available is called grow taller4 idiots and this can help with being able to gain the added height you would like.

Whilst your height is mostly determined by the genes that you inherit that is not within your control, it is not clear cut that this is the case, as there are other factors within your control that can determine growth patterns. Continue reading

What to look for in a diet or weight loss program

adonis man working outIn the wonderful world of weight loss programs, there are literally hundreds if not thousands of diet or weight loss programs available online and in hard copy. While most programs are meant to be unisex, in reality, most programs really do cater more for men then they do for women. Perfect examples are things like Body for Life, the Protein Power Diet (protein is great for bulk muscle mass building) and of course the Adonis Golden Ratio. There are a lot more programs, but these few standout the most when it comes to weight loss and yet more towards men. If you are interested in a program that is dedicated especially to men, then check out the Adonis golden ratio program designed for men.

So other than these few and a few other tried and tested programs, how you go about figuring out whether or not a program will actually works you or get you the kinds of results you are after? The best way to figuring these programs out, is to not only check out the review page, although a lot of the time the reviews are exceptionally helpful, but also read up on the program and diet itself. There are a few key points that you need to look out for which are definite red flags and a few possible red flags.

A definite red flag that diet is not necessarily a good fit, or even healthy option, is if right off the bat, the diet immediately tells you to cut certain things are the diet completely. The most popular choices for elimination are usually sugars and starches. While the idea behind eliminating sugars and starches from your diet is best on sound advice, usually these diet programs fail to tell you how to reintroduce these foods back into your diet, once you have completed the program or achieved your ideal weight. With that maintenance or stabilizing phase in the diet plan, the program is doomed to failure. Continue reading

Different ideas on diet and weight loss

choosing the right diet planWhen it comes to weight loss there are myriad of ways in which to go about it. The most popular choice for weight loss, is using a program. There are so many diet and weight loss programs available, you’re pretty much spoilt for choice when it comes down to it. They are products designed for very specific needs, there are gender specific programs and even programs that allow you to pretty much eat whatever you want.

Good examples of these kinds of diets are: specific needs diets-the alkaline diet, gender specific diets-the Adonis Golden Ratio for men and the Venus Factor for women, or intermittent fasting diets like the Eat Stop Eat Diet. Each and every one has its own merits and disadvantages. That all also come with an eating plan or eating guide and a workout program designed to perfectly complement that diet specific eating plan. So what it all comes down to, is deciding what kind of program you need or want.

The thing about diet and weight loss programs, is that it means you have to follow “the rules” if you want real results or even expect the program to work. The downside is that about 98% of the time these eating programs are not very flexible, and some of them are extremely rigid. The same can be said for the workout program. So if you’re don’t like to be “told what to do” and not into following rules, then you’re pretty much got two choices. Either you go with a flexible program like Eat Stop Eat, or you have to figure out your own diet plan or menu and research which exercises are necessary to achieve the results you are after. Continue reading

What to look for in a weight loss program

great figure with fat loss factorThere is yet another new program regarding weight loss or fat loss, doing the rounds on the market. This one is a little bit more on the difficult side, as does require a detox or cleansing phase which last about 12 days. For a more in-depth look into this program, check out the fat loss factor review to determine for yourself whether or not this program is a good fit for you.

While this program might seem a little extreme to some, others might find it quite beneficial. People who are extremely motivated and thrive on strict or disciplined programs, will find this weight loss program beneficial for them. If you tend to flounder when it comes to toeing the line with strict diet protocol that require you to buy, prepare and consume certain or specific food types, then this is not for you.

That being said, there are a lot of other programs available on the market that is not nearly as strict as the fat loss factor diet. There are plenty of other programs that offer a far more lenient eating program while still offering a good workout program at the same time. A few examples would be Eat Stop Eat, Fasting for Muscle, and possibly even the Alkaline Diet and too an extent, the Venus Factor Diet. Well not all of the above mentioned programs are the same, or even offer the same level of leniency, they might be a little less daunting to take on than the fat loss factor program. Continue reading

What to look for to separate diet scams from great diets

diets that work

Wading into the shark infested waters of weight loss diets can be extremely intimidating because sometimes, it is really difficult to tell the difference between diet scams and programs that actually work. In this piece we are going to not only show you how to separate the good from the bad, but also give you a few suggestions on really good diet programs that actually work.

Some of the really good programs include the Venus program, the Adonis program the Eat Stop Eat program and the Cruise Control diet. Obviously there are many more, but these four bring the top 10 most effective weight loss programs that actually deliver on their promises.

Each of these four programs have something that make them unique and special in their own way. For instance, the Venus program is designed for women only and the Adonis program designed for only men. The Eat Stop Eat diet is not just a great weight loss program, but it is easily adaptable to make it a lifelong sustainable program. And the Cruise Control diet, takes a unique approach to weight loss by using whole foods as an approach to weight loss and have for basic “rules” which make this program unique and extremely effective. These four rules are:
1.    To consume natural foods which help your body burn fat.
2.    Avoid processed or packaged foods.
3.    Don’t try to avoid “naughty” foods, instead indulging them from time to time so as not to deprive yourself.
4.    The most important rule of all, is to avoid counting calories, weighing your food or keeping point of any kind. Continue reading