Sunday, August 19, 2012

Never Skip Your Breakfast



Breakfast is the first meal of the day ,by breaking the fast after a whole night to have the energy to start the day,Only breakfast can provide you this energy which is required for your activities

If youre of those whore still not having your breakfast, now is the time to change that habit. Here are some extremely important reasons why not to skip the breakfast :

1. Breakfast improves your metabolism:
2. Keeps you on track if youre looking to lose weight:
Researchers have found that those who eat breakfast tend to maintain and lose weight. Though people skip breakfast in the hope of losing weight they tend to eat more during lunch or even choose unhealthier options later on which results into weight gain.
3. Helps to maintain insulin response:
Skipping meals leads to a hyper insulin response when calories are consumed later on. That means the level of insulin in blood is more than the glucose level which can lead to metabolic disorder. This in turn results in to fat accumulation.
4. Helps perform better at work/school:Hungry employees and students dont do any good at work/school. When you are hungry you are irritable and disinterested which reflects on your work too. Breakfast helps you to wake up and makes you attentive.
5. Burns those calories early:
If you have breakfast you can burn those calories early! How is that? Well, instead of going hungry till lunch and then hogging on something loaded with calories with fewer hours left in the day to burn it consider refueling yourself early and getting enough time to burn those calories.
6. Aids in setting a good example:
If you have kids, you always want to set a good example for them. By having breakfast on time you will show the quality of leadership by example.
7. Gets you your essential nutrients first thing in the morning:
There are food which we have only as a part of our breakfast like cereals, fruits and milk. If you bypass your breakfast you might never get those nutrients.
8. Skipping breakfast can make you grumpy:
Oh yes! If you have been skipping breakfast and are in bad mood, you probably should know why. Not having breakfast makes you grouchy. You might not even realize it and keep wondering why youre so irritable!Apart from all these reasons to have your breakfast there are few things you should always keep in mind:
  • Never have dessert for breakfast, it will cause blood sugar loss later on and you will be tempted to eat even more.
  • Read the labels carefully, even if it says nutritious look into the details and understand if your body needs that kind of food to start the day.

Your blood sugar level drops down in the morning. You need food that can provide you energy to get through the morning. Body needs fuel to keep it running and the night is the longest gap in the refuelling process. To make sure your metabolism keeps on going you need to have something within 2 hours of waking up.

3:53 AM by polycarp mj · 0

How To Use Energy Wisely



Energy conservation is the practice of decreasing the quantity of energy used. It may be achieved through efficient energy use, in which case energy use is decreased while achieving a similar outcome, or by reduced consumption of energy services. Energy conservation may result in increase of financial capital, environmental value, national security, personal security, and human comfort. Individuals and organizations that are direct consumers of energy may want to conserve energy in order to reduce energy costs and promote economic security. Industrial and commercial users may want to increase efficiency and thus maximize profit.
Energy conservation is the reduction of quantity of energy used. Energy conservation supports the eco friendly lifestyle by providing energy, which saves your money and at the same time saves the earth

Here are some methods to use energy wisely :

Turn off your home office equipment when not in use. A computer that runs 24 hours a day, for instance, uses - more power than an energy-efficient refrigerator.
If your computer must be left on, turn off the monitor; this device alone uses more than half the system's energy.
Setting computers, monitors, and copiers to use sleep-mode when not in use helps cut energy costs by
approximately 40%  
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Battery chargers, such as those for laptops, cell phones and digital cameras, draw power whenever they are plugged in and are very inefficient. Pull the plug and save.
Screen savers save computer screens, not energy. Start-ups and shutdowns do not use any extra energy, nor are they hard on your computer components. In fact, shutting computers down when you are finished using them actually reduces system wear - and saves energy.
One of the best energy-saving devices is the light switch. Turn off lights when not required.
Dirty tube lights and bulbs less light and can absorb 50 percent of the light; dust your tube lights and lamps regularly.
Fluorescent tube lights and CFLs convert electricity to visible light up to 5 times more efficiently than ordinary bulbs and thus save about 70% of electricity for the same lighting levels.
Ninety percent of the energy consumed by an ordinary bulb (incandescent lamp) is given off as heat rather than visible light.
A 15-watt compact fluorescent bulb produces the same amount of light as a 60-watt incandescent bulb.
By reducing the temperature setting of water heater from 60 degrees to 50 degrees C, one could save over 18 percent of the energy used at the higher setting.
To help reduce heat loss, always insulate hot water pipes, especially where they run through unheated areas. Never insulate plastic pipes.
Use an electric kettle to heat water. It's more energy efficient than using an electric cook top element.
Iron your clothes and linen all in one go. Do not keep a hot iron which is switched in an upright position for long period since more heat will be lost.
Avoid storing hot / warm food in the refrigerator.
Use of white or light colours for interior walls, ceilings, curtains, drapes and furniture reflects more light within the building and therefore further reduces the cost of lighting.
Do not set the temperature regulator of the refrigerator at high if the quantity of the food within is small. Also, stack food items inside to allow air circulation.
By locating doors and windows to admit more sunlight through them you can avoid using electricity for lighting your home or office during the day.
Orientation of the house and surrounding landscape has a large effect on energy consumption. Planting trees on the south and west will reflect natural light through the windows resulting in less use of heating appliances like room heaters etc. in winters and would provide ample light.
Auto defrost refrigerators consume more electricity. Larger the refrigerator, higher will be the usage of electricity.

3:48 AM by polycarp mj · 0