Thursday, 26 October 2017

Exceptional people: 25-year-old lost 156 lbs (70 kg) in a year with simple strategy

Image: Yahoo Lifestyle

Gunner Cargile is 25, 6’1” tall, and currently weighs 194 pounds. In 2016, after being overweight and lethargic for most of his life, he realized he needed to change his lifestyle to accomplish his goals.

This is what he did:
  • Convert to full vegan after initial results plateau
  • Fasting intermittent
  • Walk 3 to 4 miles (5 - 6 km) a day for 6 days a week
  • Weight training with high repetitions of low weights to burn fat and build lean muscle.

Ref: https://sg.style.yahoo.com/25-year-old-lost-156-pounds-year-walking-not-eating-meat-154548496.html

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Singapore passport is the 'most powerful' in the world - updated


For the first time, Singapore is the single most powerful passport in the world, thanks to a little help from Paraguay.

By removing visa requirements for Singaporeans, Paraguay helped Singapore edge out Germany for the top spot in a passport index developed by global financial advisory firm Arton Capital.

Ref: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/singapore-passport-becomes-most-powerful-in-the-world-9341920

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Are you drinking too much water? It can be dangerous


Drinking too much water may be not a smart thing to do, some of which can be lethal. It can cause hyponatremia (low level of sodium), also called water intoxication or water poisoning.

But how much is too much? As it depends on each individual, always consult your doctor before drastically lowering or increasing your water intake. Normal intake is about 2 litres, more when you exercise.

Some signs you are drinking too much water:

1. You fill up your water bottle several times a day. If your bottle holds 500ml of water, you may be overhydrated.

2. Your urine is clear. Normal urine is usually slightly yellowish.

3. You often feel nauseous because your kidneys are overworked to clear excess water. You will also feel lethargic and tired as too much energy has been used by the kidneys.

4. You wake up in the middle of the night to pee a few times.

5. You always have headaches because your sodium level is low. Short of sodium causes your brain cells to swell, expanding your brain, causing pain.

6. You always have muscle cramps. Too much water will cause your electrolyte levels in your blood to drop, resulting in cramps. Instead of water, have sports drink or coconut water to replenish your electrolyte levels after an exercise or sports.

Ref: http://www.tnp.sg/lifestyle/health/are-you-drinking-too-much-water-it-can-be-dangerous

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