Need to Try, 6 This Physical Activity Can Increase Your IQ

Sports routine will make the body become more healthy and fit. But apparently, in addition to healthy body, sports are also suspected to improve brain intelligence. Similarly, said a study from the University of Georgia.

The study says that taking 20 minutes can improve the ability to process information and improve memory function in the brain. Therefore, try some of these physical activities that detikHealth has summarized from various sources. What are they?

1. Jumping jack

When you feel tired mentally, you can do some jumping jacks motion to reboot your brain and make you feel fresher.

2. Walking

Walking can help you concentrate, ‘clean’ your head and encourage creative thinking. It can also have a positive effect on brain power.

3. Yoga

Researchers have shown that yoga for eight weeks can produce better concentration. Reverse yoga poses also increase blood flow to the brain.

4. Run

Running can grow more brain cells. besides running away can also increase blood flow and provide more nutrients and oxygen to the brain.

5. Walk barefoot

Walking barefoot stimulates parts of the brain to collect and interpret information.

6. Golf

Playing golf or other games related to the ball stimulates the function of brain tracking.

Health Risks Seen from Blood Type, Which Are You?

A number of studies reveal the health risks of each blood group. Although this is also supported from one’s lifestyle, at least this could be a material consideration for you to have a healthier lifestyle.

Quoted detikHealth from Huffington Post, here’s more complete explanation. Stay alert and keep your lifestyle huh!

1. Heart disease

In fact, according to a study from Harvard School of Public Health, people with blood type A, B, or AB have a higher risk of coronary heart disease than people with blood type O.

2. Memory impairment

A study from the University of Vermont of 30,000 people showed that people with AB are 82 percent more likely to have memory problems that cause dementia than other blood types.

“Blood types have been linked to diseases like vascular strokes, so we think it may be that these vascular problems contribute to memory problems,” said Dr. Cushman, who led the study.

3. Heartburn

Although the risk of coronary heart disease is low, blood type O is more susceptible to the development of the risk of heartburn than other blood groups.

4. Blood clots

People with Type A and B blood have a 30 percent risk to inherit this condition. Meanwhile, people who have blood type O have a lower risk of blood clotting. In addition, AB blood type has a 20 percent risk of this health condition, writes Times of India.

5. Gastric cancer

Based on information from Gustaf Edgren, M.D., Ph.D., professor of epidemiology at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, people with blood type O relatively low risk of stomach cancer. However, Blood Type A has a greater chance of getting stomach cancer.

My favorite snack craving

Everyone has a “go to” snack. Its the food – even if junk food – that you grab when you are just a bit hungry and don’t feel like cooking a whole meal. You want something to munch on while watching TV or working on the computer, or you’ve already had dinner and you just want something crunchy or salty or sweet to put a smile on your face before going to bed.

My favorite snack is a scoop of hummus with some dried pita chips with sea salt. The hummus has some mild spices and a scattering of pine nuts. I buy the big plastic container of hummus for only about $5 at Sam’s Club and a huge bag of dried pita chips with sea salt for only about $4, also at Sam’s. If I buy the same things at the local grocery store I end up paying the same money but getting containers with only about half of the servings. So it makes more sense to go to Sam’s and stock up.

If I don’t want hummus, I usually crave something sweet, like a cookie or a slice of pie. Lately I have been craving cakes, but I think I will try cake pops instead of a full size cake. I like the smaller serving size of a cake pop and I don’t need as much self control on portion size if I just grab a cake pop and don’t allow myself a second.

Critters getting into my garden

I have a garden that I planted this year. It’s in the only spot of my whole yard that gets enough sun to grow anything. My neighbor lady is mad at me for planting the garden there – she says that I should have put it in my back yard instead of the side yard, because “no one wants to look at that!” I have to tell you – I was actually offended that she told me that. I don’t see anything wrong with having a small vegetable garden in the side yard, and there are so many trees in my back yard that nothing will grow back there – not even grass!

For the past several mornings when I go to check the garden and water it, I have found one of the bean plants broken off and ruined. I suspect that some kind of critter is getting into my garden at night and braking off the bean plants. We have skunks, foxes, rabbits, raccoons and deer in my neighborhood.

Do you think any of them are interested in beans?
I have no idea what kind of critter it would be – and I sure hope that it is not my neighbor doing it to spite me!

No More Box Cake Mixes

The grocery store had box cake mixes on sale for $1.50 per box and then matching frosting on ale for $1.50, too. So add in the cost of a couple of eggs and some oil, the electricity used for a hand mixer and the oven to bake the cake, and you can make a cake for under $5 – that’s a pretty good price. You cannot buy a bakery cake for under $10 these days, so making it yourself does save some money – plus you know exactly what is in the cake. I know that I use real butter – not margarine, shortening or lard. I know that I use real eggs and real vanilla extract – not powdered, dry or imitation anything.
But now that I have seen a recipe for making a yellow cake from scratch, I wonder why I have been using a box mix to bake cakes? I can use regular flour and some baking soda and have just as good a cake as what comes out of a box. It just means I have to measure out a few more items. Big deal! I have decoded to make the next cake from scratch and not buy any more box mixes. And I am going to experiment with the amounts to make just one cake layer instead of the traditional 2 layers, or just 6 cupcakes instead of a whole dozen.