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Eyes on Diabetes – 16 Tips for Health-wise Holiday Eating & Managing Diabetes

wddNovember 14 of every year is the World’s Diabetes day, and in celebration of this year’s edition themed Eyes on Diabetes, we talk about some of the tips to help you stay healthy and manage diabetes, especially during this holiday season.

Special meals and delicious desserts tend to be trending this time of the year. Many diabetes patients often feel it is a torture seeing their favorite meals without being able to have a taste of them. It is, however, worth noting that such patients can still enjoy their foods but of course, with great caution, which would require weighing the pros and cons of such foods.

The guideline below will help stay healthy and happy as a diabetic patient, even as you enjoy your holidays.

Living with Diabetes

  • Maintain your routine and ensure your medications are taken regularly.
  • Volunteer to bring your own dish to parties, opting for a healthy alternative.
  • Cut back on the carbs in the meal, if you have to indulge yourself.
  • Never skip meals, as you need to maintain a healthy blood sugar level.
  • Avoid leading a sedentary lifestyle. Ensure you exercise regularly and keep your body active.

Healthy Food Choices

  • Always have healthy snacks handy.
  • Eat vegetables as opposed to crackers and bread.
  • Try plain Greek yogurt when making dips or spreads as opposed to using sour cream or cream cheese.
  • Serve sweet potatoes with traditional version topped with brown sugar or marshmallows when hosting guests.
  • Fill your small plate with appropriate portions of your favorite foods if you cannot resist the temptation.
  • Avoid alcohol as much as you can.
  • Drink club soda with a slice of lime or lemon for a cocktail.
  • Reduce gravy or choose the au jus version in place of a thickened one.
  • Always stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water.

After Eating

  • Be as active as possible, and this does not necessarily mean hitting the gym. Walk, jog, skip, dance, or run.
  • Get enough rest – sleep.

It is the holidays in a bit, and we all need some time to enjoy ourselves, even if it requires indulging, so eat healthily and even more importantly, stay healthy.


Surviving a Recession

survive-an-economic-recessionIt is no news that countries especially those that generate the majority of their revenue from the sale of crude, are currently leaking their wounds, no thanks to the continuous and astronomical decline in the price of crude oil in the world market. The different effects of the economic recession have been experienced in many of these countries as not only are the citizens angry, but suicide cases have also been reported to increase drastically since the economic downturn.

While living during a recession in the economy is obviously difficult, surviving this economic downturn is not impossible. The key to surviving recession is to identify where we are hit the hardest and device ways of reducing the damage. This will include earning more, saving more and preparing for the worst-case scenario. Below is a general overview of how you can survive these harsh times of economic recession.

Making Money in Recession

For every economic situation, there is always a way of making the best out of it and if you seem not to be making enough money to take care of the bills especially in the recession, it is important to look for other sources of income, even as you stick to your current business or 9 to 5 job.

  • Explore online money-making options. Thanks to the internet, people can harness other sources of income even from the comfort of their homes. Freelancing, being an online tutor or even being a writer, are some of the options available to make money online.
  • For those that already lost their jobs due to the economic climate, starting up a home-based business would be the best option possible. You could start up a home consultancy business in your area of expertise or better still, run a meal delivery outfit from your kitchen.

Saving Money and Resolving Debts

Making more money during a recession is not the only answer to a downturn in itself as wealth management or financial management is also an integral part of surviving recession. You have to manage your debt profile and avoid getting into debts as much as you can. Cost reduction is also important here, and you should know how to find cheap but quality services and products as opposed to the exorbitant ones.

Financial and Personal Security in Recession

Savings, investment, your job, and even your retirement funds should be jealously guarded during the recession as every penny counts. You, therefore, want to stand out at your workplace, find safer investment portfolios, and if possible, recession-proof retirement fund.

Prepare for the Worst Case Scenario

Plans do not always go our way; it is therefore always good to prepare for the worst that could happen. This will ensure that you do not take extreme solutions like committing suicide if the worst happens.

Your Health during the Recession

Health, they say is wealth. It is, therefore, imperative that even as you go looking for ways of making yourself better financially, you want to also take care of your health by embracing a healthy attitude which includes eating healthy and living healthy.

Recessions are not the best of times, but the overview provided above will not only help you survive the harsh economic time, but it will also help your finances after the downturn.

The Golden Toilet – Importance of the Loo



For one reason or the other, I am almost always happy after visiting the loo and those that know the writer can testify to this. The toilet as some of us will call it has somehow become a place I find solace and I can now relate with those guys that enter the loo with a magazine or newpaper, I do that tho’.

The benefits of being anle to successfully use a toilet cannot be overemphasized and if you doubt it, ask from a guy that has experienced being press in a heavy traffic. Basically, we often overlook the huge benefits and blessings that we enjoy especially as we consider them “normal”

I remember the feeling I had when I visited my aunt in Lekki and I had to take a dump. The toilet was so comfortable and conducive I could have taken a five-minutes nap in it. It later crossed my mind that even as using the toilet and a hygienic one for that matter should be a norm, millions of people across the globe do not have access to this facility.

Besides being able to ease yourself conveniently and comfortably which otherwise could have had negative effects on your health, the protection of the environment and its inhabitant is another very important reason to have a clean and conducive loo.

For those that have visited places like Makoko in Lagos, you would definitely appreciate the blessing of being able to take a dump seated on a proper loo.

Public toilets seem to be gaining popularity but not in all parts of the world. However, until our government and other well-meaning individuals start to realize that it is everyone’s responsibility to encourage a safe and hygienic environment, We can as well bid goodbye to a healthy, safe and happy environment and generation, one that is sustainable and beneficial to generations to come. The likes of

Meanwhile, you can only help a drowning man by staying afloat. It is therefore important to always seek financial freedom and multiple income sources especially in this harsh times. Thankfully, there are always ways of making some money on the sides and what better to do this than to have a source that brings you some few dollars as you sleep. It is even more interesting here – Click Intensity as it requires very little startup capital. For more on this mind-blowing opportunity, whatsaapp or call 08088884801 or send a mailto:adeyinkaadejumo@aol.com.

The likes of Late Otunba Gadafi have contributed their bit with such initiatives as the DMT mobile toilet, this of course is not enough to solve our present situation leading to the cry for more “shit” places where Nigerians can go and have a quiet and comfortable dump.

5 Surefire tips to losing weight

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Virtually everyone can relate with the need to lose weight as there is always one close relative or loved walking the dangerous path to obesity and most likely struggling to lose unwanted fat deposits in regions of the body. For persons that unfortunately fall into this category, below are some easy, but effective surefire tips to weight loss.

Exercise Regularly

This is one of the most important tips to losing weight and any weight loss program that does not have it included should be instantly discarded. The popular misconception is that one needs a gym subscription to exercise regularly. The truth however is that one can exercise without any sophisticated equipment and all it requires is to get the blood pumping whichever way you deem fit.

A good combination of cardio and strength training will go a long way in helping the weight loss struggle. Running, jogging, brisk walking, swimming, and skipping are just some of the many easy but effective exercise routines that can be done from the comfort of your home.

Count Calories

While this is not actually a weight loss activity, counting calories helps to keep a tab on your progress and monitor your performance and the reaction of your body. In addition to counting your calories, you might also want to moderate your intake of the types of calories to get the most effective results.

Change your Routine

This simply means having a change in your lifestyle and even workout routines especially as the body tends to adapt to a routine. It is therefore advised that just as you try to ditch the sedentary lifestyle for a more active one, you do not let your body get too adapted to a workout routine.

Green Tea

Study has it that green tea helps to burn fat and helps the weight loss process. Green tea is even more effective when drank hot as more than sixty-five percent of the benefits of green tea are lost when the tea is cold. Three to four cups of green tea per day will help the situation.

Eat Fat burning foods

There are foods that have been identified to speed up the metabolism of the body, helping to burn fat faster. They include tuna and salmon.

Eat small bits frequently

While some people advise to reduce the amount of food you consume daily, the right approach to losing weight without necessarily starving yourself of the good things of life is to eat small pieces of foods more frequently. It is advised that you eat five to six times daily as opposed to having heavy three square meals daily.

In conclusion, a total lifestyle change to a healthy living is required to lose weight and in addition to the tips mentioned above, you need to stay hydrated and drink water as much as possible. You also want to give your body enough rest to allow it get the benefits of this new lifestyle you are embracing.

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