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Thanks to Fahad

24 Nov

So, everyone knows that Fahad went LIVE and it’s great news for all of us.

I want to personally THANK Fahad for the time that he takes to help all of us and answer those questions that we need answered.

Please remember, Fahad is doing this FREE.

He has a business to run and spends alot of his free time giving out tips/advice. We really appreciate it Fahad and thanks for shedding light on diet and exercise and making it not so ‘taboo’ to talk about.

We shouldn’t be ashamed if we have gained a few kilos (or more!!). We should be happy that we realise we need to change. We need to go ‘back to how we were before’.Without you, it might not have been possible. Thanks again.

Fahad has some great articles over on his site on how you can achieve your goal. Be nice to him and always remember to say THANK YOU!

What colour is your poo?

24 Nov

How many clicked this on Twitter just to see what the heck I was going to write…well, as disgusting as this post might seem to you. This is a serious topic. What colour is your poo? It’s an embarassing subject for many but the colour and texture of your poo determines alot about your health.

Normal adult bowel motions described
Characteristics of the normal, healthy bowel motion include:

  • Bowel motions should be firm, moist and easy to pass (guys if you spend 30minutes in the bathroom, you have a problem)
  • Regularity differs from one person to the next – the range of ‘normal’ includes once per week to several times every day, depending on the individual.
  • Bowel motions are brown because they contain bile pigments (stercobilin).
  • Bacteria use chemical reactions to break down the faeces. These chemical reactions produce smelly compounds like hydrogen sulphide, which account for the characteristic odour.

Changes in colour
Healthy bowel motions are brown. If your faeces change colour, seek medical attention immediately, as some of the causes may include serious illnesses. Common colour changes and their range of possible causes include:

  • Red – blood smears on the toilet paper are usually caused by haemorrhoids or anal fissures. Bright red blood in the faeces (haemotochezia) usually means internal bleeding, and the causes could include bowel cancer or a bleeding stomach ulcer.
  • Black – one of the most common causes of black faeces is taking iron supplements. However, bleeding higher up in the digestive tract, such as from the oesophagus or stomach, can cause the faeces to appear black (melena). The cause could include bleeding from an ulcer.
  • Maroon – blood is the usual cause of maroon-coloured faeces. Some of the causes can include bleeding from the bowel – often from diverticulosis, angiodysplasia (abnormal and leaky blood vessels in the intestinal lining) or bowel cancer.
  • Cream or light coloured – light-coloured faeces usually means that bile salts are absent. This could be caused by a range of digestive diseases affecting the pancreas, gall bladder or liver. Hepatitis, for example, can make the faeces appear silver, white, grey or yellow.

Changes in texture
Healthy bowel motions are firm and moist. Common texture changes and their range of possible causes include:

  • Watery – short bouts of diarrhoea can be caused by a range of factors, including food poisoning, gastroenteritis and anxiety. Chronic diarrhoea can be a symptom of more serious illnesses such as coeliac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulosis or bowel cancer. It can also be caused by medication, diet (high fibre diets, coffee and diet soft drinks can cause diarrhoea) and, frequently, from irritable bowel syndrome. Lactose intolerance can also cause diarrhoea, often with cramping and wind.
  • Hard and dry – when you are constipated, bowel motions tend to be hard, dry and uncomfortable to pass. Common causes of constipation include a low fibre diet, and some medications. Constipation can cause haemorrhoids to produce symptoms because of the straining involved to pass a hard, dry motion.
  • Stringy – parasitic infections of the gut can cause bowel motions to become thin and stringy. For example, worms can affect the faeces in this way.
  • Greasy – a high fat meal can result in fatty, smelly faeces that tend to float in the toilet bowl. However, the constant passage of greasy stools could indicate a problem with fat digestion.

So, there you have it. Happy Toileting!

Diabetes Walkathon

24 Nov

The Diabetes Walkathon will take place, this Saturday, 27th November at 8am.

The starting point is Kuwait Yacht Club.

You can register at Centrepoint or Max.

Do your thing

20 Nov

Tomorrow, I have a date with my cross trainer… I have an hour to do.

While running, jogging, walking, I’m going to listen to this

Enjoy 🙂

A little about Babble

19 Nov

So, a few of you want to know more about me…so, here’s a few ‘questions and answers’!

1. What’s your favorite movie of all time and why?

-This is always a hard question for me. I have so many movies that I love for so many different reasons but if I was on my death bed and had the choice to watch one movie, I’d probably watch something I could really laugh at…so, I’d have to go with, Two Weeks Notice- Sandra Bullock makes me laugh my ass off everytime.

2. What’s your favorite tv show of all time and why?

-HOUSE…for so many reasons. Him being the main one. He’s my ‘older man crush’.

3. If you could be a character in any novel you’ve ever read, who would you be and why?

-If you’ve read the book, I heart New York, you’d understand why……………. 😛

4. What would you do if you had a million dollars?

-Probably build my own zoo, I’m an animal lover. Imagine waking up every morning to the sound of lions roaring, monkeys ooohing, sea lions (doing whatever it is they do LOL)

5. What’s the most expensive gift you’ve ever received from someone?

-My Wedding Ring …eek…I cringe when I think how much it was. I hate spending wayd money on ‘materialistic things’ bes, I couldn’t say no…LOL

6. What’s your favorite kind of music?

-I’m a bit of a ‘whatever goes’ kind of gal…I like The Fray, Boyce Avenue, Lady Gaga, Take That and 80’s bands.

7. What was your favorite game to play as a child?

-Marco Polo when we went swimming!

8. Would you rather have the power to be invisible or the power to read minds?

-The power to be invisible

9. If you life was a song, what would it be?

-Ooooh, that’s a hard one. Hmmm…. for this, im adding a link because if I write the name of the song, you will all go :O …bes, listen to it and read the lyrics, it isn’t what you think. It probably describes every woman out there. Here it is.

10. Will you ever do another one of these?

-Yes, maybe 😀 you’ll just have to keep coming back to check! 😛

Serenity Center, Kuwait

18 Nov

Serenity Centre will be opening, December 1st, 2010.

What exactly is the ‘Serenity Centre’?

Serenity Center is a holistic health center, based in Kuwait. They will offer a wide range of integrated holistic health services, aimed at restoring wellness, balance and harmony of body, mind and soul. Their practitioners are specialized in various modalities of holistic health, and are certified by reputable global institutions. They have extensive experiences in holistic health, both in Kuwait and overseas.

What kind of services will they offer?

Energy Healing Modalities, Chakra & Aura Scanning, Quantum Healing, Reiki Healing, Acupuncture and Cupping Therapy are just a few to name. There are many, many more.

Location

Salmiya, Block 10, Essa Al-Kutami St. 18th Avenue

Building 19604, 2nd floor

Mobile: 50503808 / 50504808

Or Visit here for more information

Personally, I can’t wait to try out the Cupping Therapy, have always wanted to try this! Can’t wait until the 1st December!

Events in Kuwait

17 Nov

This caught my eye on facebook…

AYMSTRONG. So, this is a course.In the end you will become certified in Fitness Training & Fitness Nutrition from the International Sports and Sciences Association in Kuwait.

I found the following info over at their website

Course Date: From the 21st of November to the 30th of December.

Course Period: Six Weeks

Study Process: The study process of this course will be a total of six Workshops held weekly to facilitate your education process.

Please note that the weekly workshops will educate you in depth for the Fitness Nutrition course ONLY, not both courses.

Facilitators of the course:

The AYMSTRONG Team:

Nutritionists Sara Al-Kandari, and Dalal Al-Nukhailan. Dr.Yasmin Abdulghafor, and Trainer: Yousef Al-Qanai.

Fees:

Participation in one course: (Regular Price: 350 KD / Students Price: 299)

Participation in both courses: (Regular Price: 700 KD–>Current Price: 570 / Students Price: 499 KD)

 

InterSport at 360

13 Nov

Buzfairy asked this morning on Twitter where she could find ‘Earth Shoes‘ in Kuwait. It reminded me of these shoes I saw in InterSport 360.

They are called Fit Flops. They are a leg and bottom toning sandal.

What do they do?

  • – help increase leg and bottom muscle activity (up to 30%). (so you feel less ache in your hips and knees) ,

  • – absorb more shock than a normal shoe (up to 22%),

  • – help realign ground force reaction closer to your joints,

  • – reduce foot pressure.

The good news is…Winter is coming and ‘fit flops’ might not be the warmest things to have on your feet and that’s where the Fit Boot comes in..

AND, these are also available for men!

 

What Happened?

11 Nov

 

Kevin Federline (above) and Kelly Clarkson (below)

What happened to them?

Too much fame and fortune?

Too much media spotlight?

You can find more shocking pics here

Thanks, SubwayMum!

2 Nov

Thanks to SubwayMum I got some very useful information this morning!

So, we all know, I’ve started my diet AND yes, I’m taking Lipo 6 which by the way is going ok. I have loads of energy, no sick feeling, no headaches and inshallah it will stay that way.

I was thinking of getting a treadmill, went last night, looked around and just didn’t see any that I liked. Nasser Sports in Salmiya had two. One was priced at 148 and the other 98. They looked quite bulky but the run strip just didn’t seem wide enough. Hubby tried them and agreed. We decided we would wait and check out the Sport’s shops up near Qurain. Anyway, this morning Subwaymum said, ‘why a treadmill? why not get a elliptical cross trainer? Treadmills are terrible for your knees! I had always assumed that a treadmill was best, nothing can shift fat like a good run. But, after some research I am wrong.

A quick comparison:

When you compare treadmills to elliptical trainers, you can’t help but notice that the elliptical trainer offers an impact-free workout. With the elliptical, there is no impact on the ground, which may appeal to people who need a gentler workout because of joint problems or pain. The treadmill offers more impact, which helps strengthen the bones.

One obvious point that is in favor of treadmills is that it provides a better training experience for a dedicated runner/jogger than an elliptical trainer. If you are training for a marathon or even a 10k, and you don’t want to go outdoors too often during the colder months, you are certainly better off with a quality treadmill.

That being said, if you are looking for a quality cardiovascular workout with the maximum amount of efficiency, the elliptical is an excellent choice. Most elliptical trainers give you a total body workout if you have dual action handlebars for your arms and foot pedals for your legs, whereas treadmills focus more on your lower body as they simulate the jogging experience.

So, there you have it…the cross trainer seems like a better choice.

Thanks, Subwaymom, you saved me my knees and a whole load of cash since the cross trainers are much cheaper too!