Exercise helps to boost your brainpower / increases your intelligence

Wake up in the morning and start exercising daily, if you want to keep your brainpower. According to new study exercise boosts brainpower by building new brain cells in a brain region linked with memory and memory loss.

Other benefits of Regular Exercise

=> Avoid problem such as high blood pressure (BP) or diabetes
=> Stay slim and look good
=> Feel energetic
=> See your grand children growing etc

According to this article:

Tests on mice showed they grew new brain cells in a brain region called the dentate gyrus, a part of the hippocampus that is known to be affected in the age-related memory decline that begins around age 30 for most humans.

The researchers used magnetic resonance imaging scans to help document the process in mice — and then used MRIs to look at the brains of people before and after exercise.

They found the same patterns, which suggests that people also grow new brain cells when they exercise.

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HydraCoach – Intelligent Water Bottle

HydraCoach - Intelligent Water Bottle
This is smart Water Bottle – it will tell you if you drank enough water or not :)

All you have to do is punch your weight, duration and intensity of exercise, the temperature, and altitude into the HydraCoach Intelligent Water Bottle’s hydration calculator, and it will calculate rest of the details.

From the product page:
The HydraCoach is the worlds first Interactive Water Bottle. It calculates your personal hydration needs, tracks your real-time fluid consumption, paces you throughout the day and motivates you to achieve and maintain optimal hydration. Our Doctors, Nutritionists and Fitness Trainers all recommend that we drink more water yet there has never been a device to help individuals adhere to the expert’s recommendations. The HydraCoach is the only product of its kind and a breakthrough in personal hydration monitoring.


  • Calculates Your Personal Hydration Needs
  • Tracks Your Fluid Consumption Throughout The Day
  • Paces You to Ensure Hydration Goals Are Met
  • Motivates You to Stay Properly Hydrated

=> See product price and availability information at official site (found via bookofjoe)

Smokable pain drugs promise better and faster pain relief

Scientific book defines pain as:
An unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with either actual or potential tissue damage. It is a very personal and individual experience – defined as whatever the patient says it is, and it exists wherever he or she says it does.

Generally you need to take pills to kill pain. Many people don’t like to take pills. You may smoke pain drugs for better and faster result in coming days.

All self-respecting painkillers these days offer “fast-acting relief,” a promise we accept to mean anywhere from 15 minutes to more than an hour. For Alexza Pharmaceuticals Inc., which is developing drugs for migraine, pain, panic and agitation, “fast” has to mean “within seconds.”

The Palo Alto, California-based company is developing drugs that can be “smoked,” and, like nicotine in cigarettes, pass through the lungs and into the bloodstream almost instantly.

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What lions eat

The lion (Panthera leo) is a mammal of the family Felidae and one of four “big cats” in the genus Panthera. The lion is the second largest feline species, after the tiger. The male lion, easily recognized by his mane, weighs between 150–250 kg (330–500 lb). Females range 120–150 kg (260–330 lb).[2] In the wild, lions live for around 10–14 years, while in captivity they can live over 20 years. Though they were once found throughout much of Africa, Asia and Europe, lions presently exist in the wild only in Africa and India. They enjoy hot climates, and hunt in groups.

Large, powerfully built cat (Panthera leo), the proverbial “king of beasts.” photo and pictures

Lion – Diet and hunting

Female lions usually hunt at night or dawn and in packs. Their prey consists mainly of large mammals, such as antelopes, gazelles, warthogs, wildebeest, buffalos and zebras, but smaller animals like hares and birds are also taken occasionally. Carrion is readily taken and often recovered from other predators like hyenas and wild dogs. In some areas, lions specialise on rather atypical prey-species; this is the case at the Savuti river, where they constantly prey on young elephants, and at the Linyanti, where they hunt hippos.

An adult female lion needs about 5 kg (11 lbs) of meat per day, a male about 7 kg (15 lbs).

=> This article includes information from wikipedia article Lion.

Good moods may prevent Common colds

According to new study positive mood guards against getting colds.

Common cold is a mild viral infectious disease of the nose and throat. Symptoms include sneezing, sniffling, runny nose, coughing; headache etc.

Now new study suggest that:
People with generally positive outlooks show greater resistance to developing colds than do individuals who rarely revel in upbeat feelings, a new investigation finds.

From the article:
‘We need to take more seriously the possibility that a positive emotional style is a major player in disease risk,’ Cohen says.
Although a positive emotional style bore no relation to whether participants became infected, it protected against the emergence of cold symptoms. For instance, among people infected by the influenza virus. 28 percent who often reported positive emotions developed coughs, congestion, and other cold symptoms, as compared with…. 41 percent who rarely reported positive emotions.

Read more : Sniffle-Busting Personalities: Positive mood guards against getting colds

Diabetes breakthrough – cure for disease coming soon?

This is amazing news for diabetic patients. This is unique discovery for sure.

In a discovery that has stunned even those behind it, scientists at a Toronto hospital say they have proof the body’s nervous system helps trigger diabetes, opening the door to a potential near-cure of the disease that affects millions of people worldwild.

Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder, specifically affecting carbohydrate metabolism. It is a disease characterized by persistent hyperglycemia (high glucose blood sugar). It is a metabolic disease that requires medical diagnosis, treatment and lifestyle changes.

Diabetic mice became healthy virtually overnight after researchers injected a substance to counteract the effect of malfunctioning pain neurons in the pancreas.

“I couldn’t believe it,” said Dr. Michael Salter, a pain expert at the Hospital for Sick Children and one of the scientists. “Mice with diabetes suddenly didn’t have diabetes any more.”

“It will no doubt cause a great deal of consternation,” said Dr. Salter about his paper.

The researchers are now setting out to confirm that the connection between sensory nerves and diabetes holds true in humans. If it does, they will see if their treatments have the same effects on people as they did on mice.

Nothing is for sure, but “there is a great deal of promise,” Dr. Salter said.

Read more at canada.com and Discovery of a critical role for sensory nerves in diabetes opens door to new treatment strategies

Boost immune system with low calorie diet

The immune system protects the body from infection by pathogenic organisms. It is composed of a complex constellation of cells, organs and tissues, arranged in an elaborate and dynamic communications network. The immune system is, in its simplest form, a cascade of detection and adaptation, culminating in a system that is remarkably effective.

The immune system protects the body from infection by creating and maintaining barriers that prevent bacteria and viruses from entering the body. If a pathogen breaches the barriers, and gets into the body, the innate immune system is equipped with specialized cells that detect, and often eliminate, the invader before it is able to reproduce, potentially causing serious injury to the host.

However according to new study low calorie die can boost your immune system. An extremely low-calorie diet slows the aging of the immune system in an elderly population of rhesus monkeys, according to research at the National Institute on Aging. A similar immune boost has already been observed in rodents on the calorie-restriction diet, and the monkey results–the first in primates–are an important step in determining whether such a diet could also strengthen the immune system in humans

red blood cell picture

The rhesus monkeys on a calorie-restriction diet in the study have significantly more young T cells–an important component of the immune system–and these T cells can proliferate vigorously, says Janko Nikolich-Zugich, senior scientist at the Oregon Health and Science University’s Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute, who led the research. In addition, these monkeys have lower levels of the inflammatory immune compounds that can cause cardiovascular and neurodegenerative disease in humans.

Read more at technologyreview.com

The world’s best restaurants 2006 – The Top 10

Recently some of the world’s leading foodies got together in London to vote top 50 restaurants.

Worlds top ten restaurants

  • EI Bulli, Spain
  • The Fat Duck, UK
  • Pierre Gagnaire, France
  • Tetsuya, Australia
  • Bras, France
  • Restaurant Le Louis XV, Monaco
  • Per Se, USA
  • Restaurant Arzak, Spain
  • Mugaritz, Spain

Top five restaurants in London

  • The Fat Duck
  • Nobu
  • Gordon Ramsay
  • Le Gavroche
  • St John

Top five restaurants in New York

  • Per Se
  • Jean Georges
  • Daniel
  • Le Bernardin
  • Gramercy Tavern

Top five restaurants in Paris

  • Pierre Gagnaire
  • Restaurant Alain Ducasse
  • Le Cinq
  • L’Astrance
  • L’Atelier

How to glow your skin

Bad skin gives bad impression. Fast food and other packed juices make the scenario worst. Your skin reflects what you eat everyday.

Bad skin gives bad impression. Fast food and other packed juices make the scenario worst. Your skin reflects what you eat everyday.

To glow you skin

  • Exercise every day. Make sure you walk for 30 minutes everyday. I seat in front of computer for more than 8-10 hours everyday, walking helps me to keep tab on overall fitness.
  • Drink lots of water. I drink 8-10 glasses of water and see your skin glow.
  • Include fresh fruits (apple, orange and other fruits) everyday. A bowl of fresh salad for lunch and dinner is must everyday.
  • Milk and curd is a must daily.

Try to avoid:

  • Eat homemade food “I used to eat at office cafe every afternoon. It was all junk food. Now I had instructed my cook to come early and make my lunch. I carry roti, dal, rice and subji everyday with me :) . Carrying food from home is one the best decision I had made ever.
  • Say no to oily food and restrict quantity of all sweets, nuts etc. If your skin is really a bad avoid all of these for 3-6 months (I eat sweet once a week).

These tips help to glow skin as well as keeps tab on your weight. If anyone has more tips, just comment it back here.