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Wii Fit from Nintendo, a new fun way to exercise.

Posted by editor On June - 10 - 2008

Having fun while exercising, now that sound good to me. It gets even more fun to be able to exercise with close friends and family and compare results – in a healthy competitive way. You can do wii to play with your kids at the same time taking them excercising. And if you’re like me who kinda lazy to go to gym maybe wii will help, even just a lil bit to burn those extra calories. Wii fit from nitendo has been introduced since May 21st, although it is quite new it has gain quick popularity that makes over 2 millon sales up till now, the question many new non gamers curious is: does will fit really working the way it suppose to work? find out more and read the review here. And discover more from the global wii fit experience website (in english) here.

I found more info bout wii fit while browsing ebay =) here goes the info, hope will be helpful:

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Wii fit balance board

The primary tenet of Wii Fit is balance. Your center of balance (the point between your left and right sides when you stand upright) has a lot to do with your health. Those without an even center of balance will be unnaturally compensating for this imbalance, which causes their posture to become misaligned, increasing the possibility of putting unnecessary strain on their bodies. This is where the Wii Balance Board comes in.

Similar in appearance to a step aerobics board, the Wii Balance Board is much, much more. Easily capable of supporting weights up to a maximum of 300 pounds, it is sturdy and precise, able to measure weight and register pressure accurately when placed on a variety of flat surfaces. This advanced level of sensitivity allows for both the wide range of activities found in the Wii Fit software as well as the board’s amazing ability recognize individual players by their weight alone.

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Special Features

  • Body Mass Index (BMI): A weight evaluation based on a ratio of weight to height.
  • Wii Fit Age: The Wii Fit Age is measured by factoring the user’s BMI reading, testing the user’s center of gravity and conducting quick balance tests.
  • Wii Fit includes more than 40 types of training activities designed to appeal to all members of a household. Training falls into four fitness categories: Aerobic Exercise: 10-minute exercises that are designed to get the heart pumping. Muscle Conditioning: Controlled motions using arms, legs and other body parts. Yoga Poses: Classic poses that focus on balance and stretching. Balance Games: Fun activities, such as ski jumping and heading soccer balls, that challenge the player’s overall body balance.

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and here’s a wii trailer, enjoy


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Do you really think carefully when you pick a soap off that retail shelves for your handwashing needs? If not, maybe need to re-think over. I used to ignore all ingredients listed at the back of each item however I just googled up the word “Triclosan” – a common antibacterial and antifungal agent – I found at the back of the antibacterial soap and figured out it’s not really prefarable for use. Here’s why:

Overuse of chemicals like triclosan has been suggested to cause sensitive bacteria to evolve resistance to its antibacterial action. Should any antibiotic be discovered that works similarly to triclosan, this antibiotic’s effectiveness to combat infections will be reduced because people will be hosting resistant bacteria already due to their use of soaps containing triclosan.

And further more by Victoria Times Colonist

Whether you’re washing your hands or the kitchen countertops, it’s best for your family’s health and the environment to pass up antibacterial products in favour of plain soap and water, a University of Victoria researcher has found.

UVic molecular biologist Caren Helbing found while triclosan — common in soaps, clothing, toys and other items having antibacterial properties — isn’t lethal in small quantities, it can potentially affect the human thyroid gland. The thyroid plays a role in development, body temperature and metabolism.

“For most things, regular soap is just fine. In terms of children’s products, they shouldn’t have triclosan in them at all,” Helbing said in an interview.

Helbing’s research, published last week in the online journal Aquatic Toxicology, found triclosan to be harmful in the development of frogs and potentially humans. At the molecular level, the chemical compound is similar to vertibrates’ thyroid hormone. Helbing found triclosan at levels found in the environment disrupted a tadpole’s transition into a frog.

“Frogs serve as a very sensitive sentinel species for chemicals that can actually disrupt thyroid hormone action,” said Helbing. “Triclosan at levels measured in our waterways can actually affect how thyroid hormones works in frogs.”

The chemical compound is man-made for the purpose of killing bacteria and is showing up in more consumer products. Easy-clean items marketed as containing “Microban” contain triclosan, said Helbing.

But Helbing said triclosan is not necessary to clean up most household spills, and other scientists agree.

“When you ask a qualified microbiologist, they’ll tell you that it’s being overdone and there’s probably a greater chance of creating bacterial resistance than preventing problems,” said Joe Schwarcz, director of McGill University’s Office for Science and Society. “Washing with soap and water is enough, except in a hospital environment … You don’t want to use a jackhammer to kill an ant when stepping on it will do.

“The reason why the triclosan story is interesting is it’s so pervasive — it’s in so many products. Even (though) the risk (of ill effects) is small, the exposure is too large.”

Helbing agrees the prevalence of triclosan in the environment can make the fight against antibiotic-resistant illnesses more difficult.

It can also affect normal human development: “There are a lot of different processes in the body that can be affected.”

In March, the Canadian Paediatric Society called for parents to stop buying antibacterial products, and instead use soap and water to wash toys, hands or household items.

Triclosant can also be find in soaps, deodorants, toothpastes, shaving creams, mouth washes and cleaning supplies.


How to calm an “angry” wife?

Posted by editor On May - 22 - 2008

Calm angry wife

Women in general tend to be more emotional and reactive than men. Especially in a household, husband and wife can get entangled over issues of little or non-critical importance. Not only this is detrimental to the marriage and unnecessary stress, it can also leave you bitter with one another.

So the question is: “How could you calm an ‘angry’ wife?”

Apparently this is quite a common issue in husband and wife relationship, and here are some tips and suggestions to calm an “angry” wife:

Here goes the list:

  • wash the dishes
  • flowers
  • be kind and sweet to her. Apologize for any wrong doings.
  • just agree with her, even if you don’t, be calm yourself. Two angry people only is going to end up in a big mess. Once the situation is calmed down then approach her carefully and let her know how you really felt. Good Luck to you and God Bless
  • If she said ” leave me alone” LEAVE HER ALONE. Do not force her to talk by asking the same questions over and over. She may just answer. And you won’t like the answer. Give her space and let her be angry. It is ok and healthy to be mad. She will calm down when she is done being angry. ( It has taken me a couple of days to get over being mad at my husband) be patient.
  • When a woman is angry: run. Run like the wind. I am not kidding.
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