How Important Fruits and Vegetables for Health?

Do you remember the slogan four of five perfectly healthy nutrition? The sentence seems to no longer be the focus of attention. Though the two in between, namely fruits and vegetables can provide tremendous impact on health.
According to WHO, as many as 93.6 percent of Indonesia’s population aged over 10 years, in the category of eating less fruit and vegetables.
“Most people still view that the role of fruit and vegetables only as a complement. This then causes people often do not eat regularly,” says clinical nutrition specialist, Dr.dr. Fiastuti Witjaksono, in the event Zespri Media Workshop held at Ecopark, Ancol.
Fact: fruits and vegetables rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals, digestive enzymes, and water that is not found in food products or supplements. If these two nutrients consumed regularly, can prevent and reduce the risk of developing the disease.
“Lack of fruit and vegetable intake can lead to the risk of gastrointestinal cancer deaths by 14 percent, coronary heart disease by 11 percent, and deaths from stroke by nine per cent,” said Fiastuti.
Therefore, to avoid or prevent undesirable, it is better if you start eating two servings of fruit and three servings of vegetables each day on a regular basis.


Fire Prevention in Healthcare Facilities

With a large amount of residents physically unable to move themselves, fires are a particular problem for the healthcare industry. Many facilities have been designed to be fireproof, however because burning materials often release toxic vapors fire prevention has and always will be a top priority. All employees can make a difference with fire prevention. With the proper training all healthcare facilities can become much safer institutions.
To help prevent fires employees need to know what starts them. All fires involve three elements: Heat, Fuel and Oxygen. Removing any of these elements will stop a fire. Fires are started with heat as the ignition and heat can be generated by anything that is hot – open flames, chemical reactions, Faulty electrical, overheated equipment and hot surfaces. Once a fire starts it will grow hotter and it will not stop until one of the three elements has been vanquished.
Flames are created by vapors coming off of a flammable material. The temperature at which a material gives off flammable vapors is known as a flashpoint. The flashpoint can change depending on how much oxygen is in the air. For instance an ordinary cleanser that would have a high flashpoint in normal air might be flammable in an area where a patient is being given oxygen.
What fuels a fire determines what will be used to extinguish it. Anesthetic gases can be extinguished by shutting off the gas, however most fires are extinguished by applying a material that eliminates the oxygen or the fuel. Applying the wrong substance can be devastating though. For instance, using water can cause burning liquids to spread and water conducts electricity at electrical fires.
Fires are separated into four classes: A, B, C & D. Class A fires involve normal substances like wood, paper or cardboard. These fires can be extinguished with water. Class B fires are fueled by flammable liquids and gasses. Chemical foams are the best way to extinguish these types of fires. Class C Fires are electrical and involve electrical equipment. They are extinguished by non-conductive agents. Class D fires are fueled by combustible metals. These type of fires are extremely difficult to put out and must be left to professional to take extinguish.
When a fire starts healthcare workers need to act quickly. The best way to insure this is an emergency action plan. The plan will carefully define how to report a fire, who will fight the fire, who is responsible for patient safety, evacuation procedures and lastly care of patients during an emergency.


Given Baby Solid Foods, Hold First 4 Months

FOOD solid is important for growing children, as well as the intake of nutrients for healthy growth period. However, giving your food intake too early can cause health problems in your child.
The researchers found that as many as 40 percent of parents have started feeding their infants sooner than it should. In fact, a new baby can eat solid foods when your baby is at least four to six months old.
Why parents should wait until the baby is four months old can give solid food intake? This is because the development of the baby is not ready to consume solid foods before the age of at least four or six months, as reported by everydayhealth.
Consumption of solid food too early is also associated with a variety of health problems that may be faced by the baby. Chronic conditions such as obesity, celiac disease, diabetes, and eczema can occur.


“Because” Just Isn’t the Answer


Children are inquisitive by nature.  When they are younger, it’s usually because they want to better understand something.  When they are older, it’s because they want to better understand why you think something is important and why they should also feel the same way.  Regardless of their age, it’s imperative that when setting forth the rules and expectations in your home, your child understands there is no room for questioning the rules you set forth and the consequences of breaking the rules.
Younger children usually do not understand a lengthy explanation of why it’s important that they be home from their friend’s home at a certain time or why they aren’t allowed to play ball in the house.  But the one thing they do strive to do most of the time is to make their parents proud and happy.  So when a young child asks “Why?” or “Why not?” when they are told they can’t play with something or someone or why they have to obey a rule you’ve set forth, simply explain to them that “because it makes me happy when you follow the house rules and do what I have asked of you.”  You should avoid using the term, “Because I said so,” as that only adds to the child’s frustration and confusion.
Older children, adolescents and teenagers alike will probably require more from your explanation.  When they question “Why?” or “Why not?” it’s best to directly, honestly and clearly state your reasoning.  “I asked you to be home by 10 p.m. because we have to be at the dentist’s office first thing in the morning for your check-up and we can’t be late.”  It is also a great opportunity for you to reiterate the consequences of breaking the rule.  “If you are not home by 10 p.m., you’ll be grounded from going to your friend’s house for a week.” Be consistent, be firm, and be clear.
Though your child may challenge you by asking your reasoning why a rule has been put in place, it also shows their growth as an individual thinker.  So try not to get angry or frustrated when they do so; realize it’s their way of understanding their world around them.

Enroll With Quality Oriented Physical Therapy Programs

The physical therapy programs are physiology medical training procedures aimed at helping trainees in acquisition of the necessary knowledge in order to make them effective in aiding patients regain the ability to walk again. The nature of these programs means that they aim therapies and assistant therapists in horning in their professional skills. Any professional falling under the two classifications can apply to join the program. This is important because the program in a way is like doing an appraisal course. The end tail of the program is examinations. Once one excels in these examinations, one is certified and these means one can practice as a licensed professional.
There are a number of areas which are areas that the program addresses. First of all the program is aimed at ascertaining the level of the therapist’s physiological knowledge. The science background of the candidate for this medical examination should be superb. This includes deep understanding of anatomy and kinesiology. One should also have perfect knowledge on how the body coordinates to bring about movement. One is also challenged on numerous techniques and their subsequent procedures. As a professional, one should have in depth knowledge on different techniques in order to be equipped in case the techniques currently applied are not effective. Such evaluating tests will help one understand the importance of close communication and understanding of the patient.
One should however be very wise when it comes to selection of the kind of institution that is offering the program. The school should be recognized by the Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education. Medical institutions that have this accidental offer quality services and one is sure to excel in the field. Once one has done well in the physical therapy programs, professional possibilities are endless. One can have a private clinic. One can also get a well paying job in sports where serious injuries that can incapacitate a player occur. One can also be employed by the elderly whose anatomy is known to weaken with time. One can also enroll for the course online and take advantage of this invaluable undertaking. To ease the burden of tuition fees, there are student loans that one can take and help to pay part of the tuition fees.
The physical therapy programs are available both in physical classes and online. One should however be wise enough to select a school of medicine that is well equipped to enhance his knowledge on this branch of medicine.

Avoid toothpaste to treat burns

Plastic surgeon from Madura Hospital, dr. Parintosa Atmodiwirjo, SpBP (K), said the myth that provide toothpaste for burns overcome is wrong.
“The skin is hot, if given toothpaste will only aggravate the burn,” he said at a seminar on Parintosa burns on Saturday.
Parintosa further explained that good toothpaste, butter, cooking oil, soy sauce or antiseptic, should not be used as first aid burns. Such items will only keep the heat in the wound.
“People think it’s toothpaste has a cold material, but when closed it burns the skin temperature will not decrease, so the heat will spread. This will only aggravate the burn,” said Parintosa.
In addition, these objects have properties that will be attached to the sticky burns so it becomes difficult to clean wounds.
“When the quality of the skin in hot conditions, the reaction temperature of the skin and sense of taste will be different on the skin. Toothpaste allegedly So cool it would actually add to the heat,” said Parintosa.


Coughing is not immune to most antibiotics

Cough illness or bronchitis commonly prescribed antibiotics. In fact, according to research, it is not immune to most antibiotics treat a cough in adults.
In a recent study on the effectiveness of antibiotics, researchers randomly assigned more than 2,000 adults who suffer from cough to get the antibiotic amoxicillin or placebo for a week, aka drugs had no active ingredient.
In general, antibiotics are not effective in relieving the symptoms or duration of cough compared with placebo. The findings were also seen in people over the age of 60 years.
“The key message is unnecessary antibiotics for respiratory infections, especially if there is no suspicion of pneumonia,” said Dr. Philipp Schuetz from Switzerland.
He explained, only a few patients who would benefit from antibiotics and primarily those blood test results showed no bacterial infection. “Patients and physicians should refrain from taking antibiotics. If not sure, can do a blood test,” he said.
Participants in this study were over 18 years old and getting therapy of acute cough, cough alias they have less than a month. The researchers did not find any reason to suspect pneumonia lung infection that needs to be treated with antibiotics.
In the study, the participants were given antibiotics three times a day for a week. Furthermore there is no sign of improvement cough, they also complained of side effects such as nausea, diarrhea, and rash.
Improper use of antibiotics according to Schuetz can indeed cause severe diarrhea. Another thing to watch is bacterial resistance.
Because bronchitis is most often caused by a viral infection, antibiotics will not speed healing. What can be done is a lot of sleep, drink plenty of fluids, and using a humidifier at night.


Choosing the Best Fitness Center

Joining in a professional fitness center is one of the most effective ways in gaining the best quality of health. By having good exercise you will get a fit and healthy body. Nowadays people start to be aware of their health problems. They start to look for some good places to have exercise instead of having their own exercise at home. Fitness centers come as the best choice of exercise needs that are also suitable with your lifestyle needs, an easy access to do sports instead of purchasing expensive fitness home equipment.
There are a lot of choices of a fitness center you can choose today. You can choose it based on the wide range variations of services, features, and prices and also needs. By joining a fitness program you can easily manage your diet or any other health program with lot features of modern fitness center with a good trainer. In dealing with this problem you should properly choose the fitness center that will effectively provide all services and guidance that you need.
If you are going to choose the best one, you can start by looking for the best ones that have affordable prices, but you will get as much benefits as you want. Price is the most prominent thing, so you will need to make sure that you will get the best service as equal as the money that you should spend. You also need to make sure about its paying system, some fitness center uses the monthly payment and some of them use a long life membership. You need to consider this matter because you will not only need to come once or twice in this fitness center.
Instead of those matters, you also need to consider the convenience rate that is offered by the fitness center. You need to make sure that the one you choose will give you the best comfort and satisfaction when you are having an exercise. The term of convenience include the service, the surround environment, the distance or location and also the schedule that should be met with all your activities.
Moreover, you also need to check the other factors that can be a prominent part in influencing your decision of a good fitness center. You should make sure that the one you choose is fulfilled the minimum standard of cleanness and service compared than any other competitors. Please check the fitness places and equipment that you select is clean enough. A filthy place and the equipment of fitness will certainly make you uncomfortable to have an exercise. Service factor will also influence your comfort and convenience, if they do not serve well, you should reconsider those place becomes your best choice of your exercise.
The last place that you also need to be considered is the equipment or appliances that are equipped those fitness center. You should ask the kinds of exercise, programs and equipment that are offered by those places. There are several clubs or places that offer general and class of equipment that combines all the components, but there are also some fitness centers that only focus on specific exercises. You also need to make sure on the trainer certificate and the reputation of those clubs because those two things will play the most prominent role in gaining an effective exercise.

How dose Fruit & Vegetable Consumption Suggested Every Day?

Dosages eating fruits and vegetables is essential for good health is always awake. Eating with the right dose will improve the quality of your health.
Dosage is important in order to be able to feel an immediate benefit from what has been eaten. Known as the fruit-vegetable food is nutritionally complete and vitamins for one’s health. Thus, a good dose needed to support health in a long time.
Below are some recommendations from Dr.dr. Fiastuti Witjaksono, MSc. MS. Sp.GK, a nutrition expert from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia. in which of these recommendations you can make your choice to get a healthy body in the long run.
As a guide, that all doses below the food using a medium-size bowl for one serving of fruit and vegetable. Here’s the full guide.
2-Eating 5 fruits and vegetables per day, according to The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
-Consume 8 prosi or 4.5 mengkuk of various types of fruits and vegetables per day, on the advice of the American Heart Association.
-Eating 400 grams of fruit and vegetables per day, as recommended by the World Health Organization and Food Agriculture Organization.
-Eat 2 to 4 servings of vegetables and 3 to 5 servings of vegetables per day, according to the USDA’s Food Guide Pyramide.
-Eat 3 to 5 servings of vegetables and 2 to 3 servings, as recommended guidelines Balanced Nutrition, Health Law No.. 36, 2009.


Keep Your Body Functioning Properly

Many people believe that it is simply a matter of luck as to how long we will live or even how our health will be as we grow older. We used to believe that genetics played a big part in the state of our health. But now we know our life span and more specifically our health span is mostly determined by the choices we make every single day – especially food, exercise and lifestyle choices.