Saturday, May 28, 2011

LIKE A FISH IN THE SEA

Hey y'all, so i finished my exams today, and started my summer holiday, what better way to get my head all fresh and free from whatever stuff i cramed for the past two weeks (oops, did i say that out loud) oh well, yes, not everyone is a genius, some subjects are just too $%^&*. Anyhoo, so i went for a 45 minutes swim in the university pool (very cheap by the way, no wonder am a memebr) and i feel sooooooo fresh right now. And i thought, why not share the health benefits of swimming with my friends. (by the way, am still chubby, it's not like i swim on daily basis...duuuhh!!!)



Read and enjoy
Swimming is a fabulous workout, which has been found to be not only beneficial for the human body, but also perfect for relaxing the mind of the person undertaking it. In summer time, it serves as an excellent exercising choice, which helps you burn off calories, while cooling down your body. Swimming provides you the best of both worlds. On one hand, it provides the cardio benefits of running and on the other hand, it paves way for you to achieve weight training strength building benefits. The reservoir of swimming health benefits is really comprehensive, making the aerobic exercise in demand these days
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Swimming Health Benefits
  • Swimming helps maintain the blood pressure and cholesterol of a person, thus ensuring the well being of his/her heart.
  • It is good for the health of your lungs and also reduces the risk of stroke, heart attack and diabetes.
  • Swimming enhances the flexibility of your joints and provides the scope for boosting your physical activity workout level. In other words, it helps a great deal in your weight loss program.
  • It is perfect for those people who have a hard time carrying out weight-bearing, land-based physical activities. This is because your weight in water is about 1/10 of your weight on land.
  • For pregnant women as well as for people who are suffering from arthritis and back pain problem, there can be no better workout choice than swimming.
  • Swimming minimizes the risk of injuries from physical activity. So, you can easily try out the delightful exercise and enjoy the health fitness benefits it offers, without any attached risk.
  • If indulged in on a regular basis, swimming can help build the endurance, muscle strength and cardio-vascular fitness of a person.
  • You can indulge in swimming before as well as after a strenuous workout on ground, as a warm-up and cool-down activity, respectively.
  • It helps a person exercise almost all the muscles of his/her body, with the main focus being on arms and legs.

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  • The people suffering from injuries, back pain, arthritis and disabilities, who cannot indulge in a normal workout, can undertake swimming.
  • Swimming has been associated with relieving the joint pains, high blood pressure and discomfort that are often experienced during pregnancy.
  • Indulging in swimming can help post-surgery patients, who adopt an otherwise sedentary lifestyle, avoid muscular atrophy.
  • It is found to have soothing effect on the mind as well as the body of a person, mainly by regulating breathing and stimulating circulation.
Hope u'll jump in the next pool u see and this..xoxo

By Addy.


source: http://www.iloveindia.com/fitness/swimming/index.html

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

YEAR OF THE GENTLEMAN

Sheria Ngowi..HE CAME, HE SHOWED, HE CONQUERED!!! Best believe it.

So much can be said about talent, passion and ability, what you are about to see is the 3 words put together and the rest is history!

I quote him "Fashion is more than the clothes you wear, it's a lifestyle. My goal is to give all the people, especially men & women of color, a platform of inspiration."

I present you..the SHERIA NGOWI BRAND.

simply FLAWLESS!!!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

ONE WORLD..ONE GOD, ONE PEOPLE


 



Racism is the belief that there are inherent differences in people's traits and capacities which are entirely due to their race, however defined, and which consequently justify those people being treated differently, both socially and legally. Alternatively, racism is the practice of certain group/s of people being treated differently, which is then justified by recourse to racial sterotyping or pseudo-science.
Those who disagree with the proposition that there are races or that there are such inherent (ie. non-personal, social or cultural) differences regard any differences in treatment of people on the basis of those criteria as being racial discrimination.


The word racism as a distinct term did not appear in the English language until the 1930s. While the term "race hatred" had been used by sociologist Frederick Hertz in the late 1920s, "racism" was coined as the title of the early 1930s book by sexologist and homosexual activist Magnus Hirschfeld.
Some of those who argue that there are such inherent differences also argue that one race is inferior over another race. In the case of institutional racism, certain racial groups may be denied rights or benefits, or receive preferential treatment.
Racial discrimination typically points out taxonomic differences between different groups of people, although anyone may be discriminated against on an ethnic or cultural basis, independently of their somatic differences.

According to the United Nations conventions, there is no distinction between the term racial discrimination and ethnicity discrimination. There is some evidence that the meaning of the term has changed over time, and that earlier definitions of racism involved the simple belief that human populations are divided into separate races. Many biologists, anthropologists, and sociologists reject this taxonomy in favor of more specific and/or empirically verifiable criteria, such as geography, ethnicity, or a history of endogamy.
According to the United Nations conventions, there is no distinction between the term racial discrimination and ethnicity discrimination. There is some evidence that the meaning of the term has changed over time, and that earlier definitions of racism involved the simple belief that human populations are divided into separate races. Many biologists, anthropologists, and sociologists reject this taxonomy in favor of more specific and/or empirically verifiable criteria, such as geography, ethnicity, or a history of endogamy.

Racism involves the belief in racial differences, which acts as a justification for non-equal treatment (which some regard as "discrimination") of members of that race.[1] The term is commonly used negatively and is usually associated with race-based prejudice, violence, dislike, discrimination, or oppression, the term can also have varying and contested definitions. Racialism is a related term, sometimes intended to avoid these negative meanings. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, racism is a belief or ideology that all members of each racial group possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race, in particular to distinguish it as being either superior or inferior to another racial group or racial groups.
The Oxford English Dictionary defines racism as the "belief that all members of each race possess characteristics, abilities, or qualities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races" and the expression of such prejudice,[while the Merriam-Webster's Dictionary defines it as a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority or inferiority of a particular racial group, and alternatively that it is also the prejudice based on such a belief. The Macquarie Dictionary defines racism as: "the belief that human races have distinctive characteristics which determine their respective cultures, usually involving the idea that one's own race is superior and has the right to rule or dominate others."
 
The United Nations use the definition of racial discrimination laid out in the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, adopted in 1966:

...any distinction, exclusion, restriction or preference based on race, color, descent, or national or ethnic origin which has the purpose or effect of nullifying or impairing the recognition, enjoyment or exercise, on an equal footing, of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the political, economic, social, cultural or any other field of public life.(Part 1 of Article 1 of the U.N. International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination)

SOURCE, WWW.WIKIPEDIA.COM.