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After working the whole day in our office, the only thing i want to do when i’m at home is to watch television. It is my way to relieve stress and boredom. I want to be entertained and forget about the stressful day i had. That’s why when our television went black out the other night i was so sad.  Sad that i wasn’t able to watch my favorite tv show and sad that i will have to buy a new tv set. Gladly, after trying and pressing the remote control many times the television suddenly went back to normal. Our TV is still analog so i’m planning to buy box converter so we can watch high quality digital TV broadcasts.

Watching TV also have health benefits. For instance, watching nature shows. Based on one new study from the University of Rochester in New York, people who watched nature scenes felt more energetic and charitable. Previous studies have found that just looking at still images of nature can lower blood pressure and muscle tension, two markers of unhealthy stress.

Many doesn’t like to eat Durian because of its bad smell. But even if it smells bad,  did you know that Durian is very rich in vitamin C, potassium, amino acids tryptophan and serotonergic? And also Durian is a good source of carbohydrates, protein, and fat.

Below is Durian’s Nutrition Facts:

Serving Size 1 cup, chopped or diced (243.0 g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 357
Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13.0g 20%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 5mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 65.8g 22%
Dietary Fiber 9.2g 37%
Protein 3.6g
Vitamin A 2%
Vitamin C 80%
Calcium 1%
Iron 6%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Pros:
No saturated fat
No cholesterol
Very low in sodium
No sugar
High in dietary fiber
High in thiamin
High in vitamin B6
Very high in vitamin C

Cons:

High sugar
high Calories

My friend is into wholesale clothing business, one time we talked about her business.  I asked if her buyers are also health conscious when it comes to clothing. She said, it was the mothers who are choosy when it comes to buying clothes. They are cautious when choosing clothes especially for their kids. Mothers choose   fabrics that are made of cotton since it is more comfortable and absorbent. They also choose clothes that are not too tight.

Wearing the right type of clothes should be given an attention because clothes can also have an impact on health. Tight shirts, tight pants, tight ties, killer heels and other apparel and accessories that are too tight, too loose, too heavy, too high or too floppy can all create health issues.

Skinny jeans have been blamed for lower back pain, yeast infections in women and a rare condition called lipoatrophia semicircularis, in which horizontal lesions appear around the thighs.

Spanx and other body-tamers can cause both nerve compression and digestive issues. Shapers that compress the upper abdomen can also prevent the lungs from fully inflating, reducing oxygen intake, which can lead to lightheadedness.

Tight shirt collars and neckties can reduce circulation to the brain and increase intraocular pressure, a risk factor for glaucoma, according to experts.

Women should wear the right size of bra. A bra that is too big gives no support, which can cause breast pain and back strain.

Men who want to become fathers not to spend long periods in tight bike shorts that can raise the temperature of the testes, reducing sperm production according to fertility experts.