Apr 9, 2011
We all know that we need adequate amount of oxygen in the body in order to live a healthy life. The oxygen that we inhale from the air is then mixed with the blood which carries it to each and every cell and tissue in the body. However, if there are low levels of oxygen in the blood, then it can lead to many health issues. Did you know that lack of oxygen in the body is one of the leading causes of persistent fatigue in humans, and can lead to conditions like depression and mental fogginess! You would be surprised to know that more than 15 million people in the United States alone visit a healthcare specialist every year with complaints of low oxygen saturation levels. The normal blood oxygen saturation level in the human body is between 95% to 100%. However, if the level is less than 90%, then the levels are considered to be pretty low. For this, one must be aware of the possible ways of how to increase oxygen in blood so that there is adequate supply of oxygen in the entire body. It is necessary as the brain itself consumes about 12% of the total oxygen consumed by the body. What can be done about the same is explained as under.
Different Ways to Increase Oxygen in Blood
In case the oxygen levels are too low, the condition is known as Hypoxia. As mentioned earlier, if the level is as low as 90%, it is known as hypoxia, although many a times the levels go as low as 80% resulting into severe hypoxia which can actually be life threatening. There can be various reasons for low oxygen levels in the blood which include breathing in high altitudes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (which is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States of America), sleep apnea, pneumonia and so on. The medical treatment depends upon the causes of low oxygen levels in the blood. But there are ways of increasing oxygen in the blood through some lifestyle changes. These are discussed as follows.
Breathe Fresh Air
I know, I know... how can you breathe 'fresh air' with so much of pollution around? Well, I agree to it, but then one must take the necessary precautions to keep the quality of air as good as possible. Avoid accompanying friends for smoke even if you have quit smoking yourself. Try to wear a mask when passing through extremely polluted areas. Make sure your space at home and/or office is well ventilated. Keeping plants around your living area is also a good option as they produce oxygen and consume carbon dioxide. Bottom line is to make sure you don't expose your nostrils to a 'more polluted' environment.
Exercising regularly is not only good for shedding those extra pounds and increasing stamina, but it also contributes towards increasing the levels of oxygen in the blood. Of course by exercising I don't mean you run 4 to 5 laps daily! Even a normal brisk walking daily for about 30-45 minutes, can help increase oxygen levels in the blood. This is so because exercise makes the brain and body demand more oxygen, as a result of which the body increases the blood flow in the body supplying more oxygen to the cells. Even breathing exercises early in the morning can prove to be of help by opening the abdomen and lungs to inhale enough oxygen. Practicing Yoga in this case would be a good idea. Therefore, following a healthy and active lifestyle is a good and natural way to deal with hypoxia.
Improve Your Posture
The only natural way to increase the oxygen levels in the body is through breathing adequate amounts of oxygen. You can breathe better through improving your posture while breathing. An example for the same would be to avoid crouching! Always sit and stand straight with your shoulders at the back to be able to take the maximum amount of oxygen rich air into your body. Check if you are stooping right now while reading this article... if you are, then stop it from this point itself!
This is applicable to people who are overweight or obese. Mostly, people who have weight issues are more prone to suffer from low levels of oxygen in the blood. However, if you take the necessary precautions and exercise daily, you can easily come under the normal weight range and thereby increase the levels of oxygen in the body.
Eat Foods that Increase Oxygen in the Body
Yes, there are ways to increase oxygen in the blood by eating certain foods. First of all you need to cut down on all the fatty and junk foods that you have been consuming. Experts believe that a diet which involves fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains and other forms of complex carbohydrates helps in better circulation of blood in the body thereby transporting oxygen enriched cells in each and every part. There are also various supplements available for the same purpose. However, you must always check with your healthcare specialist before consuming these supplements.
Though all the aforementioned ways of increasing oxygenation in the blood are useful, it is very important to get regular medical checkups done. Even if you are taking the aforementioned measures, you must confirm with your doctor before implementing them. As mentioned earlier, there are different reasons that can cause low oxygen levels in your blood and only a thorough check up can determine the proper treatment in your individual case. So don't delay taking the doctor's appointment. After all, consulting early is better than repenting later. Have a safe tomorrow.
A woman awoke during the night to find that her husband Bill was not in bed. She put on her robe and went downstairs.
Bill was sitting at the kitchen table with a cup of coffee in front of him. He appeared to be in deep thought, just staring at the wall. She saw Bill wipe a tear from his eye and take a sip of his coffee.
"What's the matter dear? Why are you down here at this time of night?" she asked.
"Do you remember twenty years ago when we were dating, and you were only 16?" Bill asked.
"Yes, I do," she replied.
"Do you remember when your father caught us in the back seat of my car making love?"
"Yes, I remember."
"Do you remember when he shoved that shotgun in my face and said, 'Either you marry my daughter, or spend twenty years in jail'"
"Yes, I do," she said.
Bill wiped another tear from his cheek and said, "You know... I would have gotten out today."
Please forward as much as you can............
1. Who is Anna Hazare?
An ex-army man. Fought 1965 Indo-Pak War
2. What's so special about him?
He built a village Ralegaon Siddhi in Ahamad Nagar district, Maharashtra
3. So what?
This village is a self-sustained model village. Energy is produced in the village itself from solar power, biofuel and wind mills.
In 1975, it used to be a poverty clad village. Now it is one of the richest village in India. It has become a model for self-sustained, eco-friendly & harmonic village.
This guy, Anna Hazare was awarded Padma Bhushan and is a known figure for his social activities.
5. Really, what is he fighting for?
He is supporting a cause, the amendment of a law to curb corruption in India.
6. How that can be possible?
He is advocating for a Bil, The Jan Lok Pal Bill (The Citizen Ombudsman Bill), that will form an autonomous authority who will make politicians (ministers), beurocrats (IAS/IPS) accountable for their deeds.
8. It's an entirely new thing right..?
In 1972, the bill was proposed by then Law minister Mr. Shanti Bhushan. Since then it has been neglected by the politicians and some are trying to change the bill to suit thier theft (corruption).
7. Oh.. He is going on a hunger strike for that whole thing of passing a Bill ! How can that be possible in such a short span of time?
The first thing he is asking for is: the government should come forward and announce that the bill is going to be passed.
Next, they make a joint committee to DRAFT the LOK PAL BILL. 50% goverment participation and 50% public participation. Because you cant trust the government entirely for making such a bill which does not suit them.
8. Fine, What will happen when this bill is passed?
A LokPal will be appointed at the centre. He will have an autonomous charge, say like the Election Commission of India. In each and every state, Lokayukta will be appointed. The job is to bring all alleged party to trial in case of corruptions within 1 year. Within 2 years, the guilty will be punished. Not like, Bofors scam or Bhopal Gas Tragedy case, that has been going for last 25 years without any result.
9. Is he alone? Whoelse is there in the fight with Anna Hazare?
Baba Ramdev, Ex. IPS Kiran Bedi, Social Activist Swami Agnivesh, RTI activist Arvind Kejriwal and many more.
Prominent personalities like Aamir Khan is supporting his cause.
10. Ok, got it. What can I do?
At least we can spread the message. How?
Putting status message, links, video, changing profile pics.
At least we can support Anna Hazare and the cause for uprooting corruption from India.
At least we can hope that his Hunger Strike does not go in vain.
At least we can pray for his good health.
I am sending this out to all my contacts. My humble request to all is to do the same and spread the word.
Cleaning Poem I asked the Lord to tell me
Why my house is such a mess
He asked if I'd been 'computering',
And I had to answer 'yes.' He told me to get off my butt,
And tidy up the house.
And so I started cleaning up....
The smudges off my mouse. I wiped and shined the topside.
That really did the trick...
I was just admiring my good work. I didn't mean to 'click.' But click, I did, and oops - I found
A real absorbing site
That I got SO way into it -
I was into it all night.
So nothing's changed except my mouse.
It's as shiny as the sun.
I guess my house will stay a mess.....
After she woke up, a woman told her husband,
"I just had a dream that you gave me the most beautiful diamond necklace. What do you think it means?"
"You'll know tonight." he said with a smile.
The woman could hardly think of anything else all day and she couldn't wait for her husband to return home.
That evening, the man finally came home with a small package and gave it to his wife.
Delighted, she opened it excitedly to find a book entitled...
"The Meaning of Dreams"
God will be with you today.
As you open your eyes to a new day,
he'll light up the sky with sunshine
to remind you how much
he loves you.
He'll be your strength through every hour.
He'll bring you many warm smiles
and unexpected pleasures throughout the day.
His love will keep you warm
and shelter you from all harm.
God will be with you tonight.
As you close your weary eyes in sleep,
he'll light up the sky with stars
to remind you that he's
always there for you.
He'll watch over you as you sleep,
touching your soul with a peace
that could only come from heaven,
and filling your dreams with a spark of hope
that will remain with you when you awake.
God will be with you tomorrow.
He'll be with you always.
And every day, he'll remind you,
in many different ways,
that he's your eternal light
Brain-wiring test to know masculinity/Femininity of your brain patterns
This test is designed to indicate the masculinity or femininity of your brain patterns. There are no right or wrong answers – the result is simply an indication of the probable level of male hormone your brain did, or did not, receive around six to eight weeks after your conception. This is reflected in your preference of values, behaviors, style, orientations and choices.
Circle the statement that is most likely to be true for you most of the time.
1. When it comes to reading a map or street directory you:
a. Have difficulty and often ask for help
b. Turn it round to face the direction you're going
c. Have no difficulty reading maps or street directions
2. You are cooking a complicated meal with the radio/TV playing and a friend phones. Do you:
a. Leave the radio/TV on and continue cooking while talking on the phone
b. Turn the Radio/TV off, talk and keep cooking
c. Say you will call them back as soon as you have finished cooking
3. Friends are coming to visit and ask for directions to your new house. Do you :
a. draw a map with clear directions and send it to them or get someone else to explain how to get there
b. Ask what landmarks they know then try to explain to them how to get there
c. Explain verbally how to get there with clear-cut directions
4. When explaining an idea or concept, are you more likely to :
a. Use a pencil, paper and body language gestures
b. Explain it verbally using body language and gestures
c. Explain it being clear and concise
5. When coming home from a great movie, you prefer to:
a. Picture scenes from the movie in your mind
b. Talk about scenes and what was said
c. Quote mainly what was said in the movie
6. In a cinema, you usually prefer to sit;
a. on the right side
c. on the left side
7. A fiend has something mechanical that won't work. You would:
a. Sympathies, and discuss how they feel about it
b. Recommend someone reliable who can fix it
c. Figure out how it works and attempt to fix it for them
8. You're in an unfamiliar place and someone asks you where North is. You:
a. Confess you don't know
b. Guess where it is, after a bit of thought
c. Point towards North without difficulty
9. You've found a parking space but it's tight and you must reverse into it. You would:
a. Rather try to find another space
b. Carefully attempt to back into it
c. Reverse into it without any difficulty
10. You are watching TV when the telephone rings. You would:
a. Answer the phone with the TV on
b. Turn the TV down and then answer
c. Turn the TV off, tell others to be quiet and then answer
11. You've just heard anew song by your favourite artist. Usually you:
a. can sing some of the song afterwards without difficulty
b. can sing some of it afterwards if it's a really simple song
c. find it hard to remember how the song sounded but you might recall some of the words
12. You are best at predicting the outcomes by;
a. using intuition
b. making a decision based on both the available information and 'gut feeling'
c. using facts, statistics and data
13. You've misplaced your keys. Would you
a. do something else until the answer comes to you
b. do something else, but keep trying to remember where you put them
c. mentally retrace your steps until you remember where you left them
14. You're in a hotel room and you hear the distant sound of a siren. You:
a. couldn't identify where it is coming from
b. could probably point to it if you concentrate
c. could point straight to where it's coming from
15. You go to a social meeting and are introduced to 7 or 8 new people. Next day you;
a. can easily picture the faces
b. would remember a few of their faces
c. would be more likely to remember their names
16. You want to go to the country for your holiday but your partner wants to go to the beach resort. To convince them your idea is better, you:
a. tell them sweetly how you feel: you love the countryside and the kids and family always have the fun there
b. tell them if they go to the country you'll be gratefull and will be happy to go to the beach next time
c. use the facts: the country resort is closer, cheaper, and well-organised for spotting and leisure activities.
17. When planning your day's activities, you usually:
a. Write a list so you can see what needs to be done
b. Think of the things you need to do
c. Picture in your mind the people you will see, places you will visit and things you'll be doing
18. a friend has a personal problem and has come to discuss it with you. You:
a. Are sympathetic and understanding
b. Say that problems are never as bad as they seem and explain why
c. Give suggestions or rational advice on how to solve the problem
19. Two friends from different marriages are having a secret affair. How likely are you to spot it?
a. You could spot it very early
b. You pick up on it half the time
c. You'd probably miss it
20. What is life all about, as you see it ?
a. Having friends and living in harmony with those around you
b. Being friendly to others while maintaining personal independence
c. Achieving worthwhile goals, earning others respect and winning prestige and advancement
21. Given the choice, you would prefer to work:
a. In a team where people are compatible
b. Around others but maintaining your own space
c. By youself
22. The books you prefer to read are:
a. Novels and fiction
b. Magazines and newspapers
c. Non-fiction and autobiographies
23. When you go shopping you tend to:
a. Often buy on impulse, particularly the specials
b. Have a general plan but take it as it comes
c. Read the labels and compare costs
24. You prefer to go to bed, wake up and eat meals:
a. Whenever you feel like it
b. On a basic schedule but you are flexible
c. At about the same time each day
25. You've started a new job and met lots of new people on the staff. One of them phones you when you are at home. You would:
a. Find it easy to recognize their voice
b. Recognize it about half the time
c. Have difficulty identifying the voice
26. what upsets you most when arguing with someone?
a. Their silence or lack of response
b. When they won't see your point of view
c. Their probing or challenging questions and comments
27. In school how did you feel about spelling tests and writing essays?
a. You found them both fairly easy
b. You were generally OK with one but not the other
c. You weren't very good at either
28. When it comes to dancing or jazz routines, you:
a. Can feel the music once you've learnt the steps
b. Can do some exercises or dances, but get lost with others
c. Have difficulty keeping time or rhythm
29. How good are you at identifying and mimicking animal sounds?
a. Not very good
c. Very good
30. At the end of a long day, you usually prefer to:
a. talk to friends or family about your day
b. Listen to others talk about their day
c. Read a paper, watch TV and not talk
How to score the Test
First, add the no. of A, B and C responses and use the following table to arrive at your final result.
No. of A's x 10 points =
No. of B's x 5 points =
No. of C's x -5 points=
No. of A's x 15 points=
No. of B's x 5 points=
No. of C's x -5 points=
Total Points =
( For any questions where the answers didn't accurately reflect your life or you left them blank, award yourself 5 points.
Most males will score between 0-180 point and most females, 150-300. Brains that are wired for mainly masculine thinking usually score below 150. The closer to '0'they are, the more masculine they are, and higher their testosterone level is likely to be. These people demonstrate strong logical, analytical and verbal skills and tend to be disciplined and well organized. The closer to '0' they score, the better they are at projecting costs and planning outcomes for statistical data, with their emotions hardly influencing them at all. Scores in –us range are high masculine scores.
Brains that are wired for mainly feminine thinking will score higher then 180. the higher the no., the more feminine the brain will be, and the more likely the person is to demonstrate significant creative, artistic and musical talents. They will make more of their decisions on intuition or gut feeling, and are good at recognizing problems using minimal data. They are also good at solving problems using creativity and insight.
300 and above --------- High- Feminine brain
0-300 ---------------------Overlap ( masculine-feminine)
-us score (-10, -20.)---High masculine brain
He calls the company & lady says be ready tomorrow at 6 am.
Paul starts running but doesnt catch her.
He loses 10 kg dat week.
Lets try the 25 kg so he asked for the 25 kg but the lady said r u sure its really tough.
Chennai Super Kings : Mahendra Singh Dhoni (capt), Murali Vijay, Suresh Raina, R Ashwin, Albie Morkel, Shahdab Jakati, Tim Southee, Srikkanth Anirudha, S Badrinath, Scot Styris, Suraj Randiv.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir (capt), Eoin Morgan, Yusuf Pathan, Manvinder Bisla, Laxmi Ratan Shukla, Iqbal Abdulla, Rajat Bhatia, Laxmipathy Balaji, Sarabjit Ladda, Manoj Tiwary, Jacques Kallis