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  • Lifestyle and Genetics – the Two Main Causes of Obesity

    Posted on May 1, 2016 @ 12:26 am

    It is estimated that some 30% of Americans are no obese. Not just overweight, but obese. Also, some $147 billion per year is spent in this country on obesity, including on bariatric procedures and on health care provided due to comorbid conditions. Most of us assume that someone who is obese simply eats too much. While this is true, the reality is that obesity is actually caused by lifestyle, as well as by genetics. Let’s explore.

    Lifestyle

    We know that people who eat an unhealthy diet and lead a sedentary lifestyle are more likely to become obese. In fact, we know this is the main cause. Usually, this is a condition known as ‘creeping obesity’, which means people get heavier and heavier over time. It is also a negative cycle, as people who become obese start to move less, meaning they put more weight on, move even less, and so on.

    Genetics

    The biggest risk to obesity is simple math: eating more calories than what you burn. However, there are some people who have a predisposition towards becoming obese. These people are more likely to consumer a higher amount of calories than others. Additionally, if they want to maintain a certain level of weight, they must consume fewer calories than the average person.

    People who are obese often also have higher natural insulin levels, which means that their bodies find it easier to store fat. This leads to insulin obesity, which is now accepted as the most common reason for genetically-related obesity. Having high levels of insulin is also psychologically linked to overeating. If someone has too much insulin in their bloodstream, they feel hungrier. Furthermore, they will find that sweet food tastes even nicer. But, the more sugar they eat, the more likely it is that they turn their cells into fat, meaning they become overweight. Once they lose weight, the fat cells don’t disappear, they shrink. These cells then feel starved, sending messages to the brain encouraging the individual to eat more.

    What it Means

    Clearly, obesity is down to two certain things. Yes, it is by and large caused by poor lifestyle choices, but there are clear situations in which those ‘choices’ aren’t really choices. What researchers are now looking into is whether the genetic factors are new, or whether people who became obese in past generations due to lifestyle alone have altered their genes, and passed this on to their children. This would explain the tremendous rise in obesity among not just adults, but children as well. Either way, denying the role genetics play in obesity is a big mistake.

    There is a clear link between genetics and obesity, but we must also not forget the final piece of the puzzle: our consumerist society. We live in a world with an abundance of food, and in one where junk food manufacturers spend millions convincing us to purchase their products. While we have a ‘choice’ about whether or not to eat these products, you must be incredibly strong willed to make the right choice in this situation.

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    Orange you glad it’s Friday Week 190

    Posted on April 28, 2016 @ 12:00 am

    orange you glad 2

    Welcome to week 190 of Orange You Glad It’s Friday!

    The link opens Friday morning – 12:05 a.m. Manila/Singapore time or Thursday 12.00 p.m. EST and the old link will close Wednesday (12 noon) of the following week.

    This meme does not have too many rules and it’s open to everyone. Post a picture that you have taken or piece of art you have created (or have permission to use) with a little or a lot of orange, share your link below, visit others and comment on their orange takes, leave a comment here if you wish. Please note these links are STRICTLY for Orange You Glad It’s Friday participants only. All others will be deleted.

    To add the badge, just copy and paste the HTML code from the left sidebar! Thank you and I hope you would still continue to support this fun meme in its new home.

    Do you see a great photo on another site that has a little or a lot of orange? Suggest they stop by and submit it here!

    Each week, I will also feature a favorite submission from the previous week with a link to the participant’s blog. For last week’s favorite photo, I have chosen Ulrika‘s Orange post. Hope you’d drop by the blog.

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    This is my oldest son.
    He´s in Roma, Italy right now, and I miss him so much ??

    DON’T FORGET — Be sure to include an Orange You Glad It’s Friday Badge or link back to this blog in your post. To add a badge, just copy and paste the HTML code from the left sidebar! Links of those who didn’t link back to this meme or blog will be deleted. Sorry, but that’s just the way it is.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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    Orange you glad it’s Friday Week 189

    Posted on April 22, 2016 @ 12:00 am

    orange you glad 2

    Welcome to week 189 of Orange You Glad It’s Friday!

    The link opens Friday morning – 12:05 a.m. Manila/Singapore time or Thursday 12.00 p.m. EST and the old link will close Wednesday (12 noon) of the following week.

    This meme does not have too many rules and it’s open to everyone. Post a picture that you have taken or piece of art you have created (or have permission to use) with a little or a lot of orange, share your link below, visit others and comment on their orange takes, leave a comment here if you wish. Please note these links are STRICTLY for Orange You Glad It’s Friday participants only. All others will be deleted.

    To add the badge, just copy and paste the HTML code from the left sidebar! Thank you and I hope you would still continue to support this fun meme in its new home.

    Do you see a great photo on another site that has a little or a lot of orange? Suggest they stop by and submit it here!

    Each week, I will also feature a favorite submission from the previous week with a link to the participant’s blog. For last week’s favorite photo, I have chosen Maria‘s post. Hope you’d drop by the blog.

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    The Stuffed Dragon

    DON’T FORGET — Be sure to include an Orange You Glad It’s Friday Badge or link back to this blog in your post. To add a badge, just copy and paste the HTML code from the left sidebar! Links of those who didn’t link back to this meme or blog will be deleted. Sorry, but that’s just the way it is.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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    Learning The Secrets About Businesses

    Posted on April 16, 2016 @ 3:08 pm

    Bail Bonds and Finding a Bondsman Each time a person is arrested, a judge sets a bail amount based on the gravity of the crime and the criminal background of the individual. Until they pay the bail amount, the defendant will stay in jail until they have to appear in court. This may be a problem for those who are arrested. A person who has work and family duties can’t be locked away for a long duration of time. Those who are faced with this predicament should find a way to post bail soon so they can be immediately released from custody. A bail bond functions as a guarantee between the court and a bail company or bail bondsman. The bond is an assurance of the defendant showing up in court when required to. If the arrested person does not keep their word about appearing in court, the bail bondsman will settle the bail amount. Hence, bail bond companies seek collateral for higher bail amounts. Securing a bond agent comes with a fee equivalent to 10% of the total amount set by the court. Most state governments decide how much bail bond companies can charge. The fee, which is non-refundable, is meant to cover the services provided for getting bail. For low bail amounts, collateral is usually not required.
    Why not learn more about Services?
    In most cases, it is the spouse, a friend or a relative of the defendant who initially calls a bondsman. Key details about the defendant, including his name and date of birth, date and location of arrest and jail name will be requested by the bail bond company. If there are pieces of required information which are then unknown, the bond agent can help get them. The fact that bail is not considered income for the state or punishment for the defendant is surprising to some people. As mentioned previously, it is but a form of guarantee that the defendant will not run from his legal responsibilities. Usually, the bondsman’s fee is affordable and will make no considerable impact on the defendant’s finances. Paying the bail company is, in fact, more economical than paying bail or remaining in prison for weeks. Securing bail from a reputable bondsman is often a quick and easy process.
    Learning The “Secrets” of Bonds
    When selecting a bondsman, there are important considerations to be made. First off, the business should be legitimate. This kind of information about bail bond companies is so easy to find these days using the Internet. The privacy policy of the company is also a key factor. All personal information provided must be held in full confidentiality, and only information considered highly necessary should be requested. Lastly, look into the interest rates and fees. Keep in mind that good quality service usually comes with a premium.

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    Where To Start with Lotions and More

    Posted on @ 2:32 pm

    How to Get Tan Without the Sun or Tanning Bed The sun can cause some serious issues for your skin and your body if you are exposed for too long, this is why people have been looking for tanning alternatives. Self-tanners have been around for a long time now, but when they were first introduced they did not work properly, they would leave people’s skin an orange color. From this products have been changed and spray tanning is the new craze in beauty. The newest technology is a spray tan that comes in an aerosol can. This is great because many of the lotions and pump sprays on the market will still leave you with an uneven tan if not applied correctly. As hard as the manufacturers have tried to fix the sunless tanning lotions, many of them will still leave you with an orange tone. Like I stated earlier, you best bet is to use a tanning spray that comes in an aerosol can, this will leave you with a good looking tan that is even and the correct color. Instead of exposing your skin to harmful UV rays that come from the sun and tanning beds, get the tan you desire with a tan in a can. If you do not trust yourself applying a spray tan you can go to a professional shop and get a quality spray tan. If this is the way you wish to go to get your spray tan then you will need to find a reputable shop to go to. In order to find the best shop you should do some research. The first option is to ask around, you will want to speak with people you trust so you know they are giving you good information. The internet will be another place you will want to go for research, you will be able to view ratings and reviews for different shops, you can also compare services and prices of the shops you are interested in.
    Why Solutions Aren’t As Bad As You Think
    Once you find a quality shop that you trust, you will need to call them to set up an appointment, at this time you can also ask them any questions that you might have. Many people like to get a spray tan for a special occasion, such as a wedding, if this is what you are doing and it is your first time then I would highly recommend going in for a trial run a month or so in advance. Tanning products can have different outcomes on different people, so the product that a certain shop uses might not look great on you. If the results look good and you are happy with what you see then you should set up another appointment closer to the event date, if you do not like what you see then you can search for another shop.The 10 Rules of Lotions And How Learn More

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    Orange you glad it’s Friday Week 188

    Posted on April 15, 2016 @ 3:36 pm

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    Welcome to week 188 of Orange You Glad It’s Friday!

    The link opens Friday morning – 12:05 a.m. Manila/Singapore time or Thursday 12.00 p.m. EST and the old link will close Wednesday (12 noon) of the following week.

    This meme does not have too many rules and it’s open to everyone. Post a picture that you have taken or piece of art you have created (or have permission to use) with a little or a lot of orange, share your link below, visit others and comment on their orange takes, leave a comment here if you wish. Please note these links are STRICTLY for Orange You Glad It’s Friday participants only. All others will be deleted.

    To add the badge, just copy and paste the HTML code from the left sidebar! Thank you and I hope you would still continue to support this fun meme in its new home.

    Do you see a great photo on another site that has a little or a lot of orange? Suggest they stop by and submit it here!

    Each week, I will also feature a favorite submission from the previous week with a link to the participant’s blog. For last week’s favorite photo, I have chosen Nick Va‘s Sunset Vista post. Hope you’d drop by the blog.

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    Sweet little baby.

    DON’T FORGET — Be sure to include an Orange You Glad It’s Friday Badge or link back to this blog in your post. To add a badge, just copy and paste the HTML code from the left sidebar! Links of those who didn’t link back to this meme or blog will be deleted. Sorry, but that’s just the way it is.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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    Smart Ideas: Products Revisited

    Posted on @ 2:55 pm

    Reasons to Switch to Sunless Lotion People spend a lot of their time and money trying to make it so they look their very best. Some people will spend hours a day in the gym working out, while others spend a huge portion of their income of clothing each year. One thing that people commonly agree helps with their look is getting a tan. However; you may be getting more than what you bargained for when you tan your skin. This is because a tan is your skin reacting to harmful radiation from UV light. When you tan your skin too frequently you are causing irreversible damage that can result in wrinkling, or something worse like a melanoma. If you want the same color without the risks, you are going to want to consider using a sunless lotion. When you go tanning, the damage that you do to your skin cannot be undone. When you start to use sunless lotion, you are going to be able to achieve the same color that you want, without the damage. The sunless lotion works because of a reaction between the dead skin cell of the epidermis and the active ingredients in the lotion. Whereas; UV rays do damage to the skin below the epidermis, a sunless lotion will only affect cells that are already dead. Another huge benefit to choosing a sunless lotion is the amount of time you will save when you use it. For most people, tanning is a constant process of either laying out in the sun for hours are spending time at a tanning salon. With a sunless lotion you will be able to achieve the color you want in just a couple of minutes. Plus, the tan you get is going to last you for weeks.
    A 10-Point Plan for Lotions (Without Being Overwhelmed)
    Because of the health concerns around tanning, there is a large market for sunless lotion. When you want to start using some, you are going to want to look for a brand that creates a natural looking tan that lasts. When you go online you are going to be able to find a lot of reviews for the different brands that will help you decide the right ones for you to use.
    Getting Creative With Lotions Advice
    If you want to look your best, having tan skin can really help. But, when you use UV rays to tan your skin you are causing serious damage, it can even lead to skin cancer. If you want to be able to get the color you want without the risks, you should consider switching to a sunless lotion.

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    Building Living Room Furntiture and corner sofa.

    Posted on @ 12:25 pm

    Building Living Room Furntiture 
    Where you can find cheap furniture. Living Room Furniture Best Prices Online www.olpa.co.uk
    To simplify construction procedure with-out sacrificing strength, dowel  assembly is avoided in favor of screws and glue. Nails should never be  used in the main assembly to hold basic sections of the furniture together. 
    Only screws, which pull and hold the pieces together in a firm tight grip,  should be used here. Nails can be used for fastening light drawers, attaching edge trim and other decorative features that have no bearing on strength.
    In the same petod you can buying corner sofa bed.
    To make a strong permanent joint, spread a thin layer of glue on both sections  to be joined, set them together, and immedi-ately tighten with screws. The  best method of working with screws is to pre-drill screw holes in the top piece;   the diameter of the hole is equal to the diameter of the screw being used.
    Also corner sofas and other furniture.
    Countersink these holes (if the screws are located at the back or underside  of the piece where they will not be visible). Then, after setting the two pieces  together, drop screws into all the screw holes, hammer them part way into  the undrilled wood beneath (unless it is hardwood), and tighten in the usual  manner.
    In the case of a long row or ring of screws, don’t tighten them in consecutive  order, but skip around, tightening first one at one end, then one at the opposite  end, then back to one midway between, and so on until all are tightened. This will  insure the pieces being evenly brought to-gether and keep them from getting out  of line while assembling.

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    Make Your Big Day Memorable With These Wedding Tips

    Posted on @ 2:03 am

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    One may not think of all that is involved with a wedding. The pair will want to make sure that their wedding comes in on budget and is held on time and everything else that goes into planning such a special and important event. In the process it’s very easy to get lost and possibly even end up missing out on some really important aspects of the ceremony. Before you go through with that wedding, read these tips and make sure everything’s in order.

    When you are marrying someone, it is important to work as a team when it comes time to plan your wedding. Try to optimize your decisions by coming to a compromise on the disagreements that you have so that you can both be as happy as possible when your big day comes.

    When you are planning the attire for your bridesmaids, try to be as considerate as possible. Have them wear a dress that they can use again, To show that you care for them and are not in this for yourself. They will appreciate this, as their dress will not go to waste.

    If you fear that people won’t want to give you cash wedding gifts as they don’t have a lot of money to give, include a “cash box” at the door to your reception. Guests are asked in the wedding invitations to bring their gift in an unmarked envelope, allow them to place it in the box anonymously and reducing any guilt they might feel.

    Get your nails done when you get your hair done for your wedding to give you the overall pampering that you deserve on your big day. It isn’t very expensive, but the foot bath and hand massage will help calm your nerves and leave you looking beautiful and feeling great!

    When trying to find a color palette for your wedding, check out home d?cor books. They will have great color combinations for you to choose from. Choose the colors that catch your eye and carry those colors around with you when making purchases for your wedding. This will help you match the colors.

    Even if you have a wedding planner, make a checklist on the days leading up to the wedding, for things that you have to accomplish. This will allow you to take care of your personal needs so that you feel comfortable when the wedding day comes. Finish everything on this checklist for optimal success.

    When photographing a wedding, you must be prepared! Don’t forget to bring extra batteries, memory cards and cleaning materials, for your camera. Think up alternate photography locations, in case the weather goes bad. Attend the rehearsal, so that you will have a good feeling for what will be happening and where you should be at all times.

    If you are planning a wedding, it may benefit you to plan it in an off month. Two of the cheapest months to get married in are October and November. Marriages like anything else are a business. The demand for weddings in these months is very low, so to try to generate higher demand prices are lower.

    Do not settle for the first wedding location you find–shop around. A wedding is a once in a lifetime experience that you want to make sure is perfect. Picking the wrong venue could be the difference between having the wedding of your dreams or having the wedding of your nightmares.

    The truth of matter, as you will eventually find out, is that there is no such thing as perfection. However, that doesn’t mean you won’t want your wedding to be as close to perfect as possible. Striving for perfection is all about tying up those loose ends. Let this article assist you in streamlining the wedding process.

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    Things to Consider When Buying Modafinil Online

    Posted on April 14, 2016 @ 6:31 pm

    Ever since, individuals have been reliable to medication. It works as a supplement or mainly it is utilize to treat some diseases. Nevertheless, whatever the intention why you are using drugs, you must understand that it is important that fully understand everything about the drug and also how and where to purchase it. By means of this; you will likely have the best end result.
    Modafinil, lets learn about this drug. Let’s have an idea about its sign, negative effects, contraindications as well as how and where to get one.
    Precisely What Is Modafinil
    This is a nootropic drug that is known to treat sleep problem like narcolepsy, extreme daytime drowsiness associated with sleep apnea and in some investigation, a cognition-enhancing agent.
    The Famous Brand Names
    Provigil, Alertec and also Modvigil are some of the most known brands of this medicine.Provigil is proven to be the most expensive brand of modafinil. This is the main reason, why people end up buying Provigil online, as the medicine is offered at a cheaper price.
    Warnings in Consuming Modafinil
    Using a medicine comes with a caution, and this warning also applies in consuming of modafinil. You’ll find lots of this medicines contraindications if you search modafinil online at Stayontop Blog. One of its known unwanted effects is allergy. It could be allergy to the drug as a whole or to a few of its components. In in a situation that you’re not aware of this contraindications and allergic reaction occurs, you must see your doctor for medical check-up.
    Side Effects
    Consuming Modafinil might not yield into severe side-effect. A few of these that encounter difficulties experience only instances of nausea, insomnia and also diarrhea.
    Correct Timing and Dose of Consuming Modafinil
    The dosage and timing of modafinil depends upon the disorder and the age of the individual who will use it. You can actually see detailed info concerning this once you check with your doctor.
    Certain Limitations in Distribution
    Buying modafinil drug is actually limited. Therefore, limitation of this medicine relies on where you’re staying. For this reason, some of the individuals who want to have one consider purchasing modafinil online. There’s countless modafinil online pharmacy but you should consider the background of the store to ensure that they are distributing authentic modafinil.
    Where and how Can I Get Modafinil Online
    If in case that you are residing in a particular state where modafinil is restricted, then you can see your doctor and ask recommendations for you to able to get the drugs. The best place to buy provigil online is undoubtedly on a reliable company which offers the medicine at reasonable price. Additionally, make a research regarding the online drugstore if they can offer risk-free and liable modafinil drug.
    Those information are good source to completely understand modafinil medicines, like how it performs and where to purchase such medicine. Just remember that regardless if you can buy modafinil online without any difficulty, you should still consult your medical doctor before its use to ensure your safety.

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