Friday, June 19, 2009

Fat or Thin?

Health experts have long warned of the risk of obesity, but a new Japanese study warns that being very skinny is even more dangerous, and that slightly chubby people live longer.

People who are a little overweight at age 40 live six to seven years longer than very thin people, whose average life expectancy was shorter by some five years than that of obese people, the study found.

"We found skinny people run the highest risk," said Shinichi Kuriyama, an associate professor at Tohoku University's Graduate School of Medicine who worked on the long-term study of middle-aged and elderly people.

The study was conducted by a health ministry team led by Tohoku University professor Ichiro Tsuji and covered 50,000 people between the ages of 40 and 79 over 12 years in the northern Japanese prefecture of Miyagi.

"There had been an argument that thin people's lives are short because many of them are sick or smoke. But the difference was almost unchanged even when we eliminated these factors," Kuriyama said.

Main reasons for the shorter lifespans of skinny people were believed to include their heightened vulnerability to diseases such as pneumonia and the fragility of their blood vessels, he said.

But Kuriyama warned he was not recommending people eat as much as they want.

"It's better that thin people try to gain normal weight, but we doubt it's good for people of normal physique to put on more fat," he said.

The study divided people into four weight classes at age 40 according to their body mass index, or BMI, calculated by dividing a person's weight in kilograms by their squared height in metres.
The normal range is 18.5 to 25, with thinness defined as under 18.5. A BMI of 25 to 30 was classed as slightly overweight and an index above 30 as obese.

p/s: need to start thinking about the future...40 - 26= 14

10 Ways to Wake Up Beautiful the midst of global warming..low and behold guys..80% of aging is attributable to these are the least we can do to save ourselves..kudos to yahoo..

1. Get an Early Start. Make a habit of washing your face a few hours before bed. If you wait until you're tired, you're more likely to blow it off -- allowing "toxins and dirt to stay on there all night," says dermatologist Laurie Polis of N.Y.C. Another consequence? You miss the best time to treat your skin. "At night there's more blood flow to the skin's surface, and there's nothing else on your face to interfere with absorption,".

Try: Neutrogena Deep Clean Relaxing nightly cleanser, $7; at drugstores.

2. Sleep on Your Back.Note to Audrey Hepburn fans: Lying on your stomach is bad for "beauty sleep." The average head weighs 7 to 8 pounds -- a lot of pressure to be putting on your face every night. In fact, many dermatologists say they can tell what side of the face people sleep on by the number of wrinkles there.

3. Get a Lift. Sleep with your head elevated on two pillows, or put the headrest area of your bed on 2- to 4-inch pieces of wood. Gravity helps lymph and blood flow so fluid won't accumulate.

4. Save Money, Not Wrinkles. At night you don't need to worry about eye treatments smearing your makeup, so slather on the richest formula you can. Polis swears by Aquaphor: "It conditions lashes and hydrates the delicate eye skin really well."

5. Sneak a Glow.Mix a drop of self-tanner into your night cream or use a cream that contains a bit of tan-producing DHA.

6. Avoid Carb Face. To wake with defined cheekbones, eat a high-protein, low-sugar dinner (try salmon and asparagus, a natural diuretic). Skip the rice, pasta and potatoes. "When our diet's high in glycemic carbohydrates, our features take on a soft, doughy appearance," says Connecticut dermatologist Nicholas Perricone.

7. Wrap It UpTo minimize. A.M. frizz, sleep on a satin pillowcase or put your hair in a silk scarf. "Those fabrics are much softer than cotton, so there's less friction," says Harry Josh, a John Frieda stylist.

8. Find Your Inner Ballerina. Pile hair into a twist on the top of your head (use a scrunchie to avoid crimping). "In the morning you'll have major volume and beautiful waves," Josh says.

9. Turn on the Hair Conditioning. Sleep with a moisturizing treatment in damp hair overnight. We like Philip B. Katira Hair Masque, but any rich conditioner will do. Rinse in the morning.

10. Pop a Rooster Pill. Trust us, we were skeptical. But after swallowing two Wake Up on Time pills at 11 P.M., we found it much easier to get out of bed seven hours later. Created by a sleep-deprived single mother, the pills contain an energizing blend of thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamins B6 and B12 and guarana-seed extract. It's formulated with a coating that releases ingredients into your bloodstream toward the end of your last sleep cycle, so you wake up feeling clear-headed, not fuzzy.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


QURAN MENJAWAB: "Apakah manusia itu mengira bahawa mereka dibiarkan saja mengatakan; "Kami telah beriman," ("I am full of faith to Allah") sedangkan mereka tidak diuji? Dan sesungguhnya Kami telah menguji org2 yg sebelum mereka, maka sesungguhnya Allah mengetahui org2 yg benar dan, sesungguhnya Dia mengetahui org2 yg dusta."
-Surah Al-Ankabut ayat 2-3


QURAN MENJAWAB: "Boleh jadi kamu membenci sesua tu padahal ia amat baik bagimu, dan boleh jadi pula kamu menyukai sesuatu, padahal ia amat buruk bagimu, Allah mengetahui sedang kamu tidak mengetahui." - Surah Al-Baqarah ayat 216


QURAN MENJAWAB: "Allah tidak membebani seseorang itu melainkan sesuai dengan kesanggupannya." - Surah Al-Baqarah ayat 286

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Old Story..but been circulating around endlessly

yep..its an old it again from a gudfren....well i guess the story can be the other way round too..enjoy..

As I sat there in english class, I stared at thegirl next to me.
She was my so called 'best friend'.
I stared at herlong, silky hair, and wished she was mine.
But she didn't notice me like that,and I knew it.
After class, she walked up to me and asked me forthe notes she had missed the day before.I handed them to her. She said thanks' andgave me a kiss on the cheek.
I want to tell her, I want her to know that I dontwant to be just friends, I love her but I'm just too shy,and I dont know why.

**************** 11th grade ****************

The phone rang. On the other end, it was her.
She was in tears, mumbling on and on about how herlove had broke her heart.
She asked me to comeover because she didn't want to be alone,so I did.
As I sat next to her on the sofa,I stared at her soft eyes, wishing she was mine.
After 2 hours, one Drew Barrymore movie,and three bags of chips, she decided to go to sleep.She looked at me, said 'thanks'. I love her but I'mjust too shy, and I dont know why.

**************** Senior year ****************

The day before prom she walked to my locker. "Mydate is sick" she said, he's not gonna go" well,I didn't have a date, and in 7th grade,we made a promise that if neither of us had dates,we would go together-just as 'best friends'.
So we did.Prom night, after everything was over, I was standing at her front door step. I stared at her asshe smiled at me and stared at me with hercrystal eyes.
Then she said- "I had the best time,thanks!" and gave me a kiss on the cheek.I want to tell her, I want her to know that I dontwant to be just friends but I'm just too shy.
A day passed, then a week, then a month. Before Icould blink, it was graduation day. I watched as her perfect body floated like an angle up onstage to get her diploma.Before everyone went home, she came to me in her smock and hat, and cried as i hugged her.
Then she lifted her head from my shoulderand said-'you're my best friend, thanks' andgave me a kiss on the cheek.

Now I sit in the pews of the church. That girl isgetting married.
That girl is getting married now.I watched her say'i do' and drive off to her new life,married to another man. I wanted her to be mine,but she didn't see me like that,and I knew it.
But before she drove away,she came to me and said 'you came!'.
She said 'thanks' and kissed me on the cheek.

Years passed, I looked down at the coffin of a girl who used to be my 'best friend'. At the service,they read diary entry she had wrote in her high school years.
This is what it read: I stare at him wishing he wasmine; but he doesn't notice me like that, and I know it.I want to tell him, I want him to know that I don't wantto be just friends, I love him but I'm just too shy,and I don't know why. I wish he would tell me heloved me!'I wish I did too...' I thought to my self, and i cried.

p/s: no film has ever made this type of storyline..

Though none go with me, i'll still walk..