Saturday, December 1, 2007

useful stuff

[migrated from livejournal]

Here are some interesting things ive read on Men's Health: October issue.
1) Fight Fire without water!
    Worried those wings will repeat you tonight? "Sleep on your left side," says Anthony A. Starpoli, MD, a New York city gastroenrologist and assistant professor of medicine at New York Medical College. Studies have shown that patients who sleep on their left sides are less likely to suffer from acid reflux. The esophagus and stomach connect at an angle. When you sleep on your right, the stomach is higher than the esophagus, allowing food and stomach acid to slide up your throat. When you're on your left, the stomach is lower than the esophagus, so gravity's in your favor.

2) Stop the world from spinning!
    One too many drinks left you dizzy? Put your hand on something stable. Part of your ear responsible for balance - the cupula - floats in a fluid of the same density as blood. "As alcohol dilutes blood in the cupula, the cupula becomes less dense and rises," says Dr. Schaffer. This confuses your brain. The tactile input from a stable object gives the brain a second opinion, and you feel more in balance. Because the nerves in the hand are sensitive, this works better than the conventional foot-on-the-floor wisdom.

3) Thaw your brain! - DEFEAT brainfreeze!
    Too much Slurpee too fast will freeze the brains of lesser men. As for you, press your tongue flat against the roof of your mouth, covering as much as you can." Since the nerves in the roof of your moth get extremely cold, your body thinks your brain is freezing too," says Abo. "In compensating, it overheats, causing ice-cream headache." The more pressure you apply to the roof of your moth, the faster your headache will subside.

4) Unstitch your side! - FOR JOGGERS and RUNNERS!
    If you're like most people, when you run, you exhale as your right foot hits the ground. This puts downward pressure on your liver (which lives on your right side), which then tugs at the diaphragm and creates a side stich, according to The Doctors Book of Home Remedies for Men. The fix: Exhale as your left foot strikes the ground.
----So, kaya pala paminsan mabilis sumakit dahil sa "side stich" hehehe paminsan kasi when i jog sa left and paminsan sa right...nagiiba kasi hehehe when you're concerned about keeping up the pace...anyway...

5) Read Minds!!!! - Effective for memorization!
    Your own! "If you're giving a speech the next day, review it before falling asleep," says Candi Heimgartner, an instructor of biological sciences at the University of Idaho. Since most memory consolidation happens during sleep, anything you read right before bed is more likely to be encoded as long-term memory."
----Astig diba! Hehehe...Kaya dapat ganito gawin niyo rin!