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Summer Is A Great Time For Kids To Learn How To Skateboard

Sunday, April 14th, 2019

By John Pauls

Kids love the idea of being out of school for the summer but soon that thrill wears off. It can be hard for parents to keep their kids entertained all summer long. You definitely dont want them sleeping all day, then getting up to either watch TV or play video games. You want them to be outdoors and to be active as much as possible. Yet telling them to go out and play can result in some kids complaining about it. They will tell you that there is nothing to do.

Summer can be an expensive time too if you are taking your kids to do things all the time. These days the economy isnt great so families are cutting back in that department as well. As a result kids are feeling like summer is a drag. You dont want them to get involved in things that arent healthy for them either.

That is why summer is a great time for kids to learn how to skateboard. The initial investment is minimal and your children can have a great time learning new things and mastering the basics. They can also learn from each other and hopefully make some new friends at the skate park in town as well.

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When you get the necessary items for your children to skateboard you will find that they want to be outdoors more. In fact you may have to remind them to be inside before dark at night when they start to focus their time on such events. If your child has a summer birthday then that can be the perfect gift for them. Make sure they have all the safety equipment they need too in order to reduce the risk of injuries while they are skateboarding.

If you have a child that needs to lose some weight over the summer then the sport can help them to do so. As they shed some of those pounds they will become better skaters too and that continues to motivate them to be a part of it. Your child also wont be bored and result to eating more as a way to fill up that timeframe. By the end of summer your child can be healthier than they were at the end of the school year. This can help them return to the curriculum with more self confidence than they had in the past.

By the end of summer your children are going to be showing off with their skateboards. You will be amazed by how much they have learned to do with it over the course of a couple of months. They will have had a fun filled summer too and have a perfect subject for those return to school essays about how they spent their summer vacation.

Since skateboarding is also a great form of exercise you will be doing your park to get them outdoors and doing something creative as well as productive. You dont want your kids to spend their summer indoors doing nothing but sitting in front of the TV or playing various video games. Give them the tools to have some fun with this amazing sport this summer. Both of you will be very happy that you did.

You may discover by then that the entire neighborhood is taking part in skateboarding. The kids will have a great time learning from each other and possibly even building ramps that they all share for the activities. They can also take pride in teaching the new kids the basics so that they can join in for all of the fun.

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Cabbage Soup Diet: Getting To Know The Cabbage

Friday, February 16th, 2018

By Darren T

The cabbage is a famous cruciferous vegetable, just like Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and Cauliflower, that is just commonly used for cooking. It is also popular for its discovered medicinal and therapeutic properties. It is even famous for its perceived ‘fat-burning’ effects, thus the existence of the so-called Cabbage Soup Diet. But most especially, the vegetable was pretty well known because like any other cruciferous vegetables, it is believed to contain certain chemicals that can help prevent the deadly cancer.

The History of Cabbage

The cabbage, from the Brassica oleracea Capitata Group, is a plant that is a member of the Family Brassicaceae or Cruciferae. It was taken from a leafy wild mustard herb that is native to the Mediterranean region. The cabbage was recognized by the ancient Romans and Greeks. They praised this vegetable for its medicinal and healing properties.

The English name of the vegetable was derived from the Normanno-Picard ‘caboche’, which means ‘head’. Because of its ready availability, its being high in nutrients and because it is inexpensive, the cabbage is among those that top the list of healthy and nutritious foods.

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The use of the cabbage was believed to have started during the Greek era. Back then, the Greeks used newly picked white cabbages and made juice out of them. The juice was used to relieve painful or infected eyes. The cabbage juice was also drunk by Romans and Egyptians because it was also believed that the juice can prevent intoxication.

The Health Benefits of Cabbage

We can have a lot of health benefits from the cabbage. Cabbage is anti-inflammatory vegetable, which either reduces, if not prevents, swelling and tenderness. It has lactic acid that helps in disinfecting the colon. Cabbage can also be utilized to lessen headaches. One more benefit that we can get from the cabbage is its anti-cancer properties. Cabbage is also believed to be effective in treating other skin conditions. Also, the cabbage juice when drunk from the stem can be a very good remedy for treating ulcers.

If you are suffering from gastritis, the fresh cabbage juice is very good for you. Drinking an amount of 25-50 ml cabbage juice daily is also very useful in dealing with headache, bronchitis, asthma, and other problems in digestion. Mouth ulcers will be healed faster when white cabbage juice is dabbed on the mouth ulcers.

The Varieties of Cabbages

Cabbages have several varieties according to its shape and maturity. There are Green and Red Cabbages. There is also the more delicate Bok Choy, which is a Chinese variety of cabbage. The ‘Early Jersey Wakefield’ (cone-shaped), “Late Flat Dutch”, and “Danish Ballhead” (late, round-headed) are the traditional varieties.

Raw cabbages are commonly shredded or are sliced into thin strips. These are used in salads, like that in coleslaw. Its leaves are softened by placing the whole head of cabbage inside the freezer or parboiling and then filled with chopped rice and/or meat. Cabbage often supplements to stews or soups. The Cabbage Soup Diet is exceptionally popular in both Eastern and Central Europe.

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Meningitis Symptoms And Natural Remedies

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

By Darrell Miller

Meningitis is an infection of the meninges, which are the three membranes that lie between the brain and the skull. Additionally, the thin membranes that cover the spinal cord may also be involved. This disorder occurs more commonly in children than in adults, with the most common type of meningitis being viral meningitis. Viral meningitis causes comparatively mild symptoms, such as headache and malaise, and it usually improves on its own in about a week or two. Viral meningitis is also referred to as aseptic meningitis, occurring in conjunction with other diseases. It has been found that almost fifty percent of cases of viral meningitis infections are caused by intestinal viruses. Additionally, this condition can be accompanied by mumps or a herpes outbreak, and can be carried by mosquitoes. Early symptoms of viral meningitis include sore throat, fever, headache, stiff neck, fatigue, and possibly, a rash and vomiting.

On the other hand, bacterial meningitis is the more serious infection that requires prompt, aggressive medical treatment. Neisseria meningitides, streptococcus pneumonia, hemophilus influenza, group B streptoccus are the bacteria responsible for most outbreaks of bacterial meningitis. In the case of neisseria meningitids, it is known that about 5 to 20 percent of the population carry this bacteria in their salvia without feeling any ill effects, but it can be transmitted to other people through saliva. The streptoccus pneumonia bacteria are most often found in the throat and are not contagious.

Symptoms of bacterial meningitis include stiff neck, headache, irritability, high fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, delirium, and sensitivity to light. It is possible that a blotchy, red skin rash can appear. Symptoms found in infants include fever, vomiting, poor muscle tone, difficulty feeding, irritability, a high-pitched cry, and a bulging fontanel. Additionally, changes in temperament and extreme sleepiness give a s signal of dangerous changes in the cerebrospinal fluid. It should be known that meningitis kills about 10 to 15 percent of those affected, with 10 to 15 percent of its survivors suffering from hearing loss, diminished intellect, or need to have limbs amputated because of blood poisoning.

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Those children with cochlear implants to treat hearing loss have a greater risk of developing bacterial meningitis than those children in the general population. One study found that children with a specific type of cochlear implant that had an extra piece called a positioned had 4.5 times the risk of developing meningitis compared with those who had other types of implants. It is even possible that those children who are candidates for implants may also have factors that increase their risk of meningitis.

The following nutrients are found to be helpful in dealing with and preventing meningitis: acidophilus, colloidal silver, DMG, a free-form amino acid complex, garlic, maitake extract, reishi extract, shitake extract, a multivitamin and mineral complex, raw thymus glandular, vitamin A, vitamin C with bioflavonoids, and zinc lozenges. Additionally, the following herbs are beneficial in cases of meningitis: catnip tea to treat fever; Echinacea is good for boosting the immune system; goldenseal acts as a natural antibiotic, olive leaf extract is great for helping to fight viral infections, and St. Johns wort is good for treating viral infections.

By all means contact your doctor if you suspect you have meningitis. It is highly contagious and needs immediate attention. Natural remedies can help strengthen the body and immune system giving the body a boost against disease.

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