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Tips For Choosing Healthy Foods When Grocery Shopping to Help Lose Stomach Fat

Posted on November 2, 2018 in Uncategorized

1. Don’t go grocery shopping on an empty stomach. Doing this only makes you binge shop to satisfy your cravings.

2. When purchasing fruits and tuna in cans, look for ones that are packed in water.

3. Learn to read labels. When you see the words “hydrogenated” or “partially hydrogenated” at the top of the list, this means that the amount of trans fatty acids are higher in that particular item. These are “unhealthy” fats.

4. Look for skinless turkey and chicken. Buy lean meats, especially those with Omega-3 for maximum fat burning abilities.

5. Skip the frozen dinners. If you can’t avoid it, look for those that are low in sodium and fat.

6. Buy dairy products loaded with calcium. Lots of other foods have added calcium as well, such as orange juice.

7. When buying bread, whole grains are best. Oatmeal is another good choice. Try to buy the plain oatmeal and add your own flavors at home. Try adding apples, sunflower seeds, cinnamon, and other non-sugary seasonings.

8. Citrus fruits such as oranges, grapefruits and lemons are loaded with Vitamin C, a fat fighter. High fiber fruits are also key such as melons.

9. Stay away from yogurt that has a topping added. These have lots of added sugar. Add your own topping at home. Better yet, buy plain, and stir in fresh fruits.

10. If you must snack, stick with pretzels, nuts, fruits and veggies. Precut at home for ready snacks.

You can easily get into healthy habits at the grocery store if you fight the temptation to buy compulsively and learn not to be misled by advertising. I hope these tips for choosing healthy foods when grocery shopping to help lose stomach fat get you on the way to healthy eating habits and a trim belly.

Betta Fish Are Fighters to the Death

Posted on October 31, 2018 in Uncategorized

If you are a betta fish owner you probably know that they are Siamese fighters by origin. So exactly what do we mean when we say they are fighters? Do they fight among themselves or do they take on other type of fish in their territory? Do they fight to the death or do they just have a scrap?

These are some of the questions that you may be wondering about if you own one fish and is thinking about buying another. Or you may be completely new to betta fish and just thinking about getting your first one. Your first line of enquiry should be your local pet-shop owner although we will answer some of these questions in this article.

One of the characteristics of betta fish is that unlike most aquarium fish they can live in smaller containers without any filters and aerators that the aquarium fish require, because they are natural descendants of the wild betta that lived in oxygen deprived environments.

Bettas are aggressive by nature and breeders must therefore always be aware of problems mixing them with other fish species. Betta fish range in size from about 2.5 inches to just over 3 inches and sometimes bigger. In the wild two male betta fish do not fight to the death. The loser will always retreat at the end of a fight. But in a tank there is nowhere to retreat so the winner will always continue to attack the loser until this results in death of the losing fish. Therefore breeders keep a partition to separate adult male beta fish from harming each other.

In the case of a male and female betta fish again breeders keep the female out of reach of the male who will kill the female. They are only brought together if they are breeding or they are juveniles in which case they can share a tank. And before breeding, breeders use a partition to allow female display before putting them together.

There are compatible other species that breeders can put in the same tank as female bettas such as the catfish or tetras but this is only done after careful consideration of their compatibility. But the males should not be kept in the same tank as these other species as it tends to nip at their long fins. Bettas are known to be particularly aggressive towards long fin species such as the long-finned tetra or the fancy guppy.

Gold fish are unsuitable tank mates for the betta as they are more suited to cold water whereas the betta is a tropical fish suited to warmer waters. Also the betta might eat the slower moving gold fish although it has been known for gold fish to bite the betta’s tail.

Also small fishes may be eaten by the betta. And due to the similarity in appearance of fishes belonging to the same biological species as the betta such as Paradise fish they should not be mixed due to cross-species aggression.

Contrary to what some people believe bettas do need to be housed in a large enough tank like other tropical fish unlike the small containers you see them in at pet shops. They need to be kept at temperatures of between 77 and 82 degrees Fahrenheit. And make sure that if a large tank is used with filtration that the betta fish has enough space to avoid the strong current which can damage the betta’s fin making it difficult for it to reach the surface. I hope we have answered in this article the issues raised at the top of the discussion.


Benefits Of Firefighters

Posted on October 29, 2018 in Uncategorized

Fire-fighters are considered to be professionals today. The fireman responds, as part of his duty, to emergency situations like fire, flood and even medical exigencies. Definitely he takes risks, as part of his duty of helping the community. So the need is for men of calibre to become a fireman in the Fire & Rescue Services (FRS).

Such a demanding profession definitely must attract benefits. As most firemen are employed by government bodies, he is considered as a government employee and enjoys similar benefits. Others of the profession are employed in industry and special organisations like the airport or oil refineries. Another organisation which has its own team of fire-fighters are the military. They too enjoy the benefits pertaining to defence personnel.

The fire services are part of or under the Fire & Rescue Services (FRS). This body is legislated by government and managed by the Fire Authority. So what are previously known as fire brigades or county fire services operating their respective regions come under the Fire & Rescue Authority, which is a legislative, public and administrative body.

Professional Benefits:

Firemen stand to benefit from medical benefits and dental coverage. Their families also benefit. The firemen have access to union memberships, insurance coverage, retirement programmes, etc. A New Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (NFPS) was introduced. It is for regular and retained fire-fighters employed since 6th April 2006. Salary Benefits: There’s a national agreed salary structure for firefighters. Starting salaries are around £21,157 and raise up to £28,199. Crew managers and station mangers earn more. Higher up the rung are better salaries.

Personal Benefits:

The fireman enjoys a status in society or community. Mostly fire-fighters enjoy the special work environment they are in. They have a sense of camaraderie and trust, apart form a work schedule that exacts extremely long hours of stressful work, but alternatively enjoy long periods of rest and follow-up training. They go through physical conditioning besides class-room training and continuing education.

The training modules help the fireman to become a capable person. Leadership and management skills are taught. They are given career development guidance too. They are moulded mentally and physically to be a fitter person

Association Benefits:

Bodies or associations like the National Association of Retired Firefighters (NARF) further fight for benefits of the Fireman. Formed in 1968, the association fights for former fire-fighters, their widows and families. This organisation covers all of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Fire service women too have associations and are benefited. Even retained fire-fighters get benefits through the system.

Re-employment of Fire-fighters:

Retired firemen also have the chance of getting further employment on contract basis with the same department or elsewhere. Their professional skills and experience benefit them even in their later years. 17 colleges in the UK run Firefighter Training courses. The Fire Service College is a leading institution meeting the demands of the UK Fire & Rescue Service. Avenues are open for re-training and re-employment in to other sectors and industry. Some become trainers. Some are appointed as a Fire Safety Engineer.

The firefighting profession does have unique benefits and advantages apart from being an important duty for the community at large. It’s a career which has undergone changes over the centuries.