How You Can Keep Your Lungs Strong

Lungs are one of the very important organs of your body. It is also a very strong organ as compared to the rest. It generally does not get you into any trouble unless it is forced to create trouble from outside. It can also heal and clean itself faster than most of your body organs. A little care can give you a pair of lungs that are healthy and strong throughout your life. You can go without food and water for a few days, but, not more than a few minutes without air. So, protect your lungs with these basic tips and live life to the fullest.
Quit smoking. This has been the a topic of discussion for many years and still people continue to smoke. Smoking deposits harmful tar in the lungs and obstructs it. The chemicals such as carbon monoxide inhibit mechanical lung function and contribute to the development of diseases such as cancer and emphysema. Smoking injures not only your lungs, but, also of those around you. So, quit smoking to live a healthy life.

There are breathing exercises that can clean your lungs. Deep breathing exercises supply more oxygen to your body and also strengthen your lungs and clear your airways. Shallow breathing is often because of weak lung function. Find yourself a calm place for a few minutes everyday and practice deep breathing exercises.

The air you breath inside your house should be pollution free. Pet dander is a common indoor pollutant and often results in allergies. Other common indoor pollutants are carpet, paint, upholstery and building materials. Invest in indoor air purifying systems and air exchange systems to get rid of indoor pollution. Since, you cannot avoid breathing polluted air outside your home, take measures not to breath polluted air indoors.

Go for a lung cleaning diet. There are many food habits that can help clean your lungs. Pitachios, plantain leaf, cayenne pepper promotes healthy lung function. There are many herbs, fruits and vegetables also that help clear your lungs of the toxins and tar. Oregano, orange peel, eucalyptus, lungwort, osha root etc. are a few foods that has been used as remedies for respiratory conditions for hundreds of years. Having carrot juice and cranberry juice cleanses your lungs too and lessens the congestion in lungs.   
Apart from these food habits, lung also needs enough water. Make sure you drink enough water and keep your body hydrated by taking in fluids consistently throughout the day. Laugh and be happy. Laughing is a good lung exercise as it increases lung capacity.
Maintain a healthy lifestyle and be active. Physical exercise is also a great way to ensure a strong pair of lungs. Exercises like running, cycling, swimming, etc, clears the lungs and the airways. So, make sure you exercise daily to have healthy lung, heart and body.

Check if you have any lung problem such as asthma or other breathing troubles. Consult your doctor immediately and treat yourself if you have such a problem.

Take care of these steps for trouble-free, healthy and strong lungs that will last a lifetime.

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5 things to consider when buying a watch

rugged watches

I need a watch. No, I take that back. I don’t need a watch, there’s a clock on my smartphone. I want a watch. The watch must be attractive, stylish without being faddish, functional, and it has to fit my embarrassingly small wrist. A really big face on a watch, or a really fat strap only makes my wrist look more pathetic.

There are entirely too many styles, too many bells and whistles, to choose a watch quickly. I mean, the first thing I go for is a watch that looks cool. Dive watches look really cool, but I don’t dive and when I try them on, they look like a bedside alarm clock on my skinny arm.

So, if you don’t mind, I’m going to think out loud for a bit. Talk amongst yourselves or read on if you, too, are looking into buying a watch. We can do this together. God knows I have the time. Wait, what time is it? Anyway, these are the conditions that I’ve set forth on which I will base my purchase.

Condition No. 1: The strap has to fit, which is a really tall order on this wrist. Whenever I try on a watch with the links – stainless steel, gold or titanium – it is always at least two sizes too big. I don’t even know if I could take out enough links to make it snug and I don’t like the way the links pinch. My arms may be skinny but they’re not hairless and those confounding links always pull my arm hair. So I prefer leather. I have trouble getting them to fit, too, but it’s usually nothing an ice pick can’t fix. Yes, I add a hole. Don’t judge. You can easily add one yourself following these various methods or if you are lazy,  just bring them to the nearest watch store.

Condition No. 2: Texture and color are big considerations for me. I don’t want to wear a faux animal skin on my arm. It would be too obvious that my arm did not kill the animal on safari. I prefer simple, usually brown, leather. Don’t give me rubber (the pinching again) or silicone (really?) or canvas. Those don’t hold up.

Condition No. 3: Style is important, but I am not one to jump on the fad wagon. So I don’t go for anything that will go out of style before the watch strikes midnight. Dive watches fall under this rule. I just like the way they look. Oh, and color is very important. You buy a lime green watch and I guarantee you’ll be sick of it in two months’ time.

Condition No. 4: Will I have to wind this watch or replace the battery every year? Too much work.

Condition No. 5: This is important. If you haven’t shopped for one lately, brace yourself. They are not cheap. Make sure you stick to your budget. I don’t like labels or wearing someone’s name on my person. So I stay away from branding and it will save me a lot of money.

So I guess what I’m looking for is a brown leather strap, a small face with a neutral color and a good price. But, wow, those dive watches look so cool!

Top Swiss Army Watches

If you are looking for a gift for your loved ones, you've came at the right place. Even though Swiss army watches for men have been designed, developed and distributed throughout the world for hundreds of years now, they still seem to sell more watches than many of the newer watch developers that have not been available for even over one century. This is primarily because of the fact that some of the best Swiss Army watches for men available are still being sold and appreciated by millions of people on a global scale. Here is a list of the five top Swiss Army watches for men.

Victorinox Swiss Army Men’s Chrono Classic Black Dial Watch (241404)

The anti-reflective sapphire dial of this watch is one of the key elements that have been integrated into this particular model that set it apart from many of the other models. If you are looking for a luxury watch that has quartz movement and a round shape, then you should definitely consider investing in this particular model. The analog display may turn you off a little if you are looking for a chronograph watch, but keep in mind that the quality of the brand speaks for itself.

Victorinox Swiss Army Men’s Silver Dial Chronograph Watch (241499)

If you enjoy all of the stylish benefits of the Victorinox 241404 but you do not want an analog watch, then you will be more than satisfied with the Victorinox 241499 instead. Just as with the Victorinox 241404, this particular model also comes with an anti-reflective sapphire dial and quartz movement that makes it a stylish addition of high quality to your expanding watch collection. The stainless steel case adds to the overall appeal, because it gives the men that wear it the additional assurance that they need to know that this watch was built to last for many years.

Victorinox Swiss Army Men’s Chrono Classic PVD Coated Watch (241405)

One of the biggest sellers when it comes to the expanding world of Swiss army watches for men is the Victorinox 241405. Unlike many of the other models, the stainless steel round case is PVD coated which gives it an extra degree of quality. The watch also includes luminous hands and hour markers that allow you to enjoy using this watch even when there is not much light available in your environment. The chronograph feature that comes integrated within the watch is like icing to the cake, adding even more quality to this particular model overall.

Victorinox Swiss Army Men’s Summit XLT Chrono Watch (241338)

Many men seem to stay away from any monochrome watches because of their lack of color; black and white watches do not really seem to appeal to a lot of people. That is, of course, unless you are investing in the Victorinox 241338 watch. The designers of this particular model were able to create an appealing image and combination of these two colors in a way that makes you want to wear it instead of being repelled by it as well.

Victorinox Swiss Army Men’s Chron Classic Black Chronograph Watch (241444)

Similar to the previous entry on this list, the Victorinox 24144 is another one of the best Swiss army watches for men that are currently available that have also caused people to rethink their distaste for black and white watches. It provides men with a casual look that is good for relaxed settings but it is classy enough to be appealing in more dignified settings as well.

How to Get a Good Cup of Coffee from Your Drip Coffee Maker

Perfect Coffee Maker

Many people think you can’t get a good cup of coffee from a drip coffee maker, but I believe you can. Of course, it isn’t going to beat the $3.50 cup from the barista, but you can still have a pretty good cup of joe in the morning… if you are sure to take care of your coffeemaker at night.

Here’s the thing. You’re never going to get a good cup of coffee from a dirty carafe, so before you buy premium coffee beans and a grinder, give your coffeemaker a good, thorough cleaning. It’s actually quite easy, even though it takes a little while.

Start with a 50/50 mixture of vinegar and water. Run it through your coffee maker just like you would if you were brewing coffee, without the coffee, of course. When it’s through brewing, pour the water/vinegar mix back in and brew it again. Lastly, dump the water out and fill the carafe with fresh water. Run it through one more time to remove the vinegar and pour that water out. If you have any residue left from earlier pots of coffee, a little baking soda will get that out. Then every night, wash your carafe in hot, soapy water and always be sure to take the filter out and throw it away. Wipe down the inside of the filter holder with a damp cloth.

Fresh Coffee Beans

Now that you have a clean coffee maker, start with fresh, whole beans. Grind just enough for one pot of coffee. Choose a medium grind for coffee makers that use flat bottom or gold filters and medium/fine for coffee makers that use cone shaped filters. One to two tablespoons for each 6 ounces of water, depending on how strong you like your coffee, is perfect. Don’t rely on your carafe’s markings, however, as different manufacturer’s have different ideas about what constitutes a cup. Use filtered water if your water isn’t good. I always use filtered water in my coffee maker, even though my tap water tastes fine. If your temperature is hot enough, your coffee will be as good as it can possibly be from a good drip coffee maker. Just be sure to remove the glass carafe from the heating plate and pour it into a thermal carafe to serve, or you could come back for your second cup only to find it burned.

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Easy tricks on how exactly to choose the greatest Air Cleaner for 2015

Maybe not everyone else is convinced about the benefits of using an air cleaner. And similar to the air we breathe, present at every second in our lives, although not visible to our physical eyes. It's extremely difficult for ordinary people like your self and myself, to be able to differentiate the variation in air quality with and without the usage of a purifier.  This is until we have an apparatus that may scientifically measure the quality of the air. Consequently, it is important that when you shop for the best air purifier, you must check out many air purifier ratings reviews that is given by those who have used the product and have experienced first-hand the benefits of using air purifier.

Read more on 2015 air purifier reviews.

There are lots of brands an models of air purifiers on the market today; some of market-leader Brands include; Oreck, Holmes, Honeywell. When purchasing an air purifier, you have to understand the best air purifier that meets all your requirements might not be from the most renowned or established name. This is as a result of the fact that manufacturing companies have produced unique niche that caters for a particular requirement and no single maker has all the best models acorss all the different needs. If you read Honeywell air purifier reviews, you'll discover that they are most useful known for their HEPA-filter air purifier models while Sharp is better known for its ionic air purifiers. Don't simply decide based on brand name whenever choosing the most effective air purifiers but look at your unique needs and make a wise decision based on it.

IQAir Healthpro Review

In these times, there are many individuals who love purchasing the best air purifiers from the online websites. You'll find hundreds of online retailers selling air purifiers where you can make your purchases all day long and 24-hours a day without leaving the comfort of your home. However, that's maybe not the most interesting part. By acquiring the air purifier on the Internet, you can even take a look at many different air purifier reviews that are available on the Internet and compare all prices offered by different online stores. In most instances, the range of air purifier models that you can find online is usually far more detailed than what you can find about the brick-and-mortar stores. This is all the more sweeter considering the fact that it may be accomplished without consuming much time as there is not just a need to get from one store to the next.

To sum up, the job of finding the one with the best air purifier ratings reviews may be difficult if you're unclear about your goal. Once you know what you need and what you don't, you can refer to the list of best air purifiers for 2015 and simply see which models match your requirements checklist. By doing this way, you can eliminate countless hours of doing research to locate the best product for yourself. After you have done your research and have a variety of models to select from, ensure that you obtain the latest model that's high functionality price.  There's always great technological advancement that levels out older types just like sunrise overtakes night in morning hours.

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