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Climbing Stairs Improves Health


“Taking the stairs regularly is a simple and practical means to improving health,” reports the British medical journal The Lancet. Researchers asked 69 sedentary employees to use only the stairs at their place of work instead of the elevators. After 12 weeks, the workers’ aerobic capacity had increased by 8.6 percent, which gave them “a 15% reduction in all-cause mortality risk.” The workers also saw significant improvement in their “blood pressure, cholesterol, weight, fat mass, and waist circumference.”

Risks of Programming Early Childbirth


In the United States, more and more infants are delivered early—by induced labor or by Cesarean section—out of convenience. However, the “last weeks of pregnancy are more important than once thought,” says The Wall Street Journal. A study of some 15,000 newborns showed that for every week a baby remained in the womb between the 32nd and 39th weeks, there was a 23 percent drop in seizures, jaundice, respiratory distress, and brain hemorrhages.

Infants born at 32 to 36 weeks had increased risk of mild behavioral and cognitive problems. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists thus recommends that babies not be delivered “before 39 weeks unless there is a medical reason to do so,” says the Journal.

Fitness and Sick Days


Exercise reduces sick days, according to a study by the Finnish Fitness Association. To keep their staff on the job, many employers in Finland are acting on this knowledge. “One-half of working Finns are employed by businesses with employee fitness programs,” reports Finnfacts, a publication of the Confederation of Finnish Industry and Employers. “Businesses are running quit-smoking and weight loss courses and various types of fitness groups.” Finnish businesses invest more than $67,000,000 annually in such programs, knowing that reduced absenteeism will pay them back several fold.

Take Care of Your Back!


“Bad posture, being overweight, and not getting sufficient physical exercise slowly cause our spine to deteriorate,” says the Spanish newspaper El País Semanal. An estimated 80 percent of the population in developed countries have back problems at some time in their life. The Spanish Kovacs Clinic, which specializes in spinal problems, recommends that we learn to adjust our posture in order to prevent and alleviate back pain.

Some simple recommendations are: Sleep on your side with the spine straight. When seated, support your back against the back of the chair. At a computer, keep your shoulders in their natural position. If you have to bend down, bend your knees rather than your back. And if you have to stand still for a long time, put your weight on one leg while resting your other foot on a stool or step

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Literacy and Health


A higher level of literacy may contribute to a longer life expectancy, according to statistics cited by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization). “People who have learned to read and write,” notes the magazine UNESCO Sources, “are more attentive to hygiene and health care; they tend to be less fatalistic and, in the event of illness, more likely to turn to a doctor.” Literacy, though, is only one of the factors that affect life expectancy. “Access to medical treatment, the family’s financial circumstances and the social environment” also play crucial roles

Walking for Health


In addition to helping you to lose weight and relieve stress, walking helps reduce “blood pressure and your risk of suffering a heart attack,” says The Globe and Mail, of Toronto. Staying healthy requires a time commitment. How much? “According to Canada’s Physical Activity Guide to Healthy Active Living, if you’re walking at a moderate pace, you need to work toward logging a total of 60 minutes a day—in periods of at least 10 minutes each.”

Brisk walking or biking for 30 to 60 minutes a day or jogging for 20 to 30 minutes daily may also keep you healthy. The Globe recommends wearing lightweight footwear that breathes and that has flexible soles, good arch supports, cushioned insoles, and comfortable toe room.

FINAL WORDS

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Man shares traditional wedding list that is pages long with table of content

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A traditional wedding list is going viral because of the lengthy requirement the groom is mandated to fulfil before the bride’s family will give her out in marriage.

The marriage list is said to be from the family of an Ogoni bride-to-be.

The list is so lengthy that it has a table of content page.

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Man shares traditional wedding list that is pages long with table of content

Man shares traditional wedding list that is pages long with table of content

Man shares traditional wedding list that is pages long with table of content
Man shares traditional wedding list that is pages long with table of content

Man shares traditional wedding list that is pages long with table of content

Man shares traditional wedding list that is pages long with table of content
Man shares traditional wedding list that is pages long with table of content

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Popular Nigerian blogger and public speaker, Japheth Joshua Omojuwa reiterates the importance of education for a person from a poor background

According to JJ Omojuwa, if you come from a poor background, education remains your best bet for success. He also said that although it is possible to achieve success through other means accidentally but you won’t have a better insurance than education. If you are being fooled, don’t fool yourself.

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Is Abortion an Act of Evil Or Is It a better Option?

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Abortion is not an act of evil it is a better option

Abortion is a very sensitive subject and many people would rather say nothing on it at all while those who do are usually anti-abortion.

They argue from the line that all life begins at conception and aborting a pregnancy is no different from murdering a person. Well, while everyone has their opinions they should not try to foster their beliefs on someone else.

If abortions were legalized we would have fewer deaths related to botched abortions and women would be able to go to good hospitals to get the best of care. You say killing the fetus is wrong but have you considered the fact that the woman might not be ready to be a mother.

Not all unwanted pregnancies are as a result of ‘sex outside of marriage’, many are as results of rape. Would you advise a girl to keep the pregnancy and give birth to an innocent child that she could end up hating? I read the story of a girl who grew up with her mother always being distant and cold towards her all because she was the result of a gang rape, the poor woman did not even know which of the rapists had fathered her child.

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A girl after being rejected by the father of the baby gave birth and burnt the baby alive. Would it not have been better if she had taken the abortion route? Some women have more children than they can ever possibly care for. Some end up as thugs, garage boys. Would not abortion have been a better option?

We have heard reports of newborn babies abandoned either in a heap of rubbish or even more unspeakable places before they could be rescued by passersby. Wouldn’t abortion have been a better option?

Girls who were raped and had children by the insurgents Boko Haram say their children are always been beaten up by victims, One even said every time she looked at her child’s face, she relieved her abuse over and over again. Some women get abortions done when the pregnancy threatens their health and lives.

How many children as an anti-abortionist have you adopted or rescued from terrible conditions?

You judge people for getting abortions but would you in any way contribute to the needs of the child? Unless your every thought and action has been deemed beyond righteous you have no right to shame or condemn a woman for making a better choice, abortion is not a crime it is the right and choice of every woman and absolutely nobody should judge until they have walked in her shoes.

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