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Discussion in 'The Hidden & Lost Lounge' started by Neutral Singh, Aug 31, 2004.
Haanji !! so what made you smile today ?
No posting here!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Looks like we dont smile. Well, I dont think so
Keep sharing your lighter moments here.
Come ON.... Laugh and Live
Here are some facts:
~Four out of 10 Indians suffer from high blood pressure (also referred to as hypertension).
~Around 530,000 Indians die of hypertension-related coronary diseases every year. Medical experts say the figure is likely to double each year.
~A study in north India says the incidence of hypertension among men has increased from 3.98 percent in 1963 to 26.78 percent in 2000. Among women, it rose from 6.64 percent to 27.65 percent.
Jonathan Swift once said, 'The best doctors in the world are Dr Diet, Dr Quiet and Dr Merryman.' Obviously, they are in short supply these days because the major causes cited for the increase in hypertension are sedentary lifestyles and faulty dietary patterns.
A bit about hypertension: It is tough to detect hypertension during the initial stages. The symptoms are visible only when body organs like the kidney, eyes, heart and arteries are affected, says Dr Srikant Reddy, cardiologist at the All India Institute Of Medical Sciences, Delhi.
The causes for hypertension: A sedentary lifestyle, chronic psychological stress, excessive salt intake, obesity, smoking, drinking and faulty dietary patterns.
The symptoms of hypertension
Symptoms vary from person to person and the ones given below could also be symptoms of other health problems. But doctors say you could be suffering from hypertension if you exhibit any, or a combination, of the following symptoms. Please get your blood pressure checked if you do exhibit these symptoms:
~Loss of breath after mild exertion
~Strong need to urinate often (especially nights)
~Tinnitus (a ringing or buzzing in the ears)
~Vertigo (a feeling that you or the world is spinning dizzily)
"Physical exercise, yoga, relaxation techniques and good nutrition help in lowering blood pressure levels and controlling mental and psychological stress. These therapies are initially recommended to hypertense patients," says Dr Reddy.
1. As a first step to control hypertension, doctors ask patients to improve faulty dietary patterns. This includes reducing their salt and calorie intake and opting for a potassium-rich diet which contains fruits and vegetables, says Dr Mukesh Batra, a Mumbai-based cardiologist.
2. Among non-drug therapies, you can opt for Ayurveda or Homeopathy.
3. You could also try alternative therapies like humour therapy. This is a non-drug technique that reduces stress and increases the levels of disease-fighting proteins like Gamma-interferon and B cells, which produce disease-destroying anti-bodies, says Dr Batra.
Laughter boosts the immune system and helps in muscle relaxation.
How laughter helps
1. The late Dr Laurence Peter, author of The Peter Principle, said it was nearly impossible to feel tense when you laugh. The bigger the laugh, the lower the tension and the more long-lasting the relief. A state of reduced tension may last for an hour after a good laugh.
2. Laughter reduces muscle tension and stimulates the heart and lungs. It also causes the diaphragm, the main muscle for respiration, to go into overdrive. The heavy, deep respiration that accompanies hearty laughter increases the oxygen level in the blood.
And the expert says...
Here are some recommendations from Joyce Saltman, a therapist from the Southern Connecticut State University, on how to find laughter every day:
~Designate a section at work as a place for a new joke of the day, every day.
~Surround yourself with positive people.
~Avoid people who are constantly negative. They can diminish positive energy.
~Buy clothes that make you smile.
~Wear the brightest clothes you can find to brighten your day and the day of others around you.
~Have a VCR/DVD player ready. Record the funniest television shows you can find. When you or a friend need to be cheered, play them.
~Make a list of 20 things to do in a day that make you happy.
~Every so often, update this list. Make sure you do at least 10 of these items each day!
Sikhs in France are allowed to wear patkas to school.
Patkas are guranteed in public schools, and if they choose to wear turbans or full pughs, the government will endorse them to go to a private school that accepts them.
rejoice, my friends!
Since when have you become a pessimistic ? Your earlier posts did not reflect this mindset. What happend ? I think French Law has really put to down...
Indeed it put me down hard, and I was questioning everything.
I didnt even post or visit this site as often.
It was the inability to help the people who were suffering.
Not only the Sikhs, but I had a friend who has become deaf while at war in Iraq.
Bomb exploded and overturned their vehicle, he's permanently deaf now.
So, I was left...wondering...what is the point? Why does it matter if I do this, I have no position in the world.
After talking to my friend deep, he referred to it as the "classic search for identity"
But, on another point...people always referred to me as "pessimistic"...From my views on "God" to the future of Sikhi(sm).
I show glances of optimism occassionally...
As stated before, I'm a strange kid
ha! ha!! Strange Kid you are indeed !!
guru gobinds kid and pessimist
what i can suggest here is read baani, do simran and with gurus blessings u wud be always in chardi kala
It was raining outside, and my daughter was crying for attention.
She: Papa, switch the TV ON. I want to see the Pooh
Me: Bete, it is raining outside (Actually I am just concerned NOT to use Phone or Cable during thundery weathers)
She: but Papa, it is not raining inside the room (Papa, room wich te meeh'n painda haiga nahi) with a confused face
What would you do then? u guessed it right.
but y r u concerned arvind veer?
I am under impression that, Phone and Cable are not advised to be used when it thunders outside, due to static electricity, which may spark off the instruments.
Childhood is a age of innocence... how are they supposed to understand metaphors that we commonly use, at that age... thats why it said that children are very close to Almighty as they are so pure in their thinking...
Tell me something others havent told me...hundreds of time.
I'm far from Guru Gobinds kid...ha.
I'm like a genetic cross of Nietzsche and Socrates.
crazy and contemplating.
Hold On friends. This thread is to share the smiles only.
This morning I was feeling pretty rough, then I looked over at our 11 week old son Ivan and he gave me a big, lovely smile. I tell you my heart just lit up there and then. In fact, I'm stil smiling thinking about it. Great idea for a thread, by the way.
yeah the smile of a child is really heart warming.. thanx for sharing...
children have always put a smile on my face no matter what, even if i'm upset children seem to be the only ones that can make me happy in a instant.
Today I smiled when I saw my old friends I havn't seen in a while.. friday we'll all be going out
What made me laff last night was getting back from work in time to catch my two boys doing impressions of me to their Mother. My fav one was 'Don't muss the hair'
Customer Service Rep: Yes, Ma'am, how
can I help you today?
Customer: Well, after much consideration,
I've decided to install love.
Can you guide me through the process?
CS Rep: Yes, I can help you.
Are you ready to proceed?
Customer: Well, I'm not very technical,
but I think I'm ready to install
now. What do I do first?
CS Rep: The first step is to open your HEART.
Have you located your HEART ma'am?
Customer: Yes I have, but there are
several other programs running right
now. Is it okay to install while they are running?
CS Rep: What programs are running ma'am?
Customer: Let's see, I have PAST-HURT.EXE,
LOW-ESTEEM.EXE, GRUDGE.EXE, and
RESENTMENT.COM running right now.
CS Rep: No problem. LOVE will gradually
erase PAST-HURT.EXE from your
current operating system. It may remain
in your permanent memory, but it
will no longer disrupt other programs.
LOVE will eventually overwrite
LOW-ESTEEM.EXE with a module of its own
called HIGH- ESTEEM.EXE. However,
you have to completely turn off GRUDGE.EXE
and RESENTMENT.COM. Those
programs prevent LOVE from being properly
installed. Can you turn those off ma'am?
Customer: I don't know how to turn
them off. Can you tell me how?
CS Rep: My pleasure. Go to your Start menu
and invoke FORGIVENESS.EXE. Do
this as many times as necessary until
GRUDGE.EXE and RESENTMENT.COM have
been completely erased.
Customer: Okay, done. LOVE has started
installing itself automatically. Is that normal?
CS Rep: Yes. You should receive a message |
that says it will reinstall for
the life of your HEART.
Do you see that message?
Customer: Yes I do.
Is it completely installed?
CS Rep: Yes, but remember that
you have only the base program. You need to
begin connecting to other Heart's
in order to get the upgrades.
Customer: Oops. I have an error
message already. What should I do?
CS Rep: What does the message say?
Customer: It says "ERROR 412 - PROGRAM
NOT RUN ON INTERNAL COMPONENTS."
What does that mean?
CS Rep: Don't worry ma'am, that's a
common problem. It means that the LOVE
program is set up to run on external
HEARTS but has not yet been run on
your HEART. It is one of those
complicated programming things, but in
non-technical terms it means you have
to "LOVE" your own machine before it
can "LOVE" others.
Customer: So what should I do?
CS Rep: Can you pull down the directory
Customer: Yes, I have it.
CS Rep: Excellent.
You're getting good at this.
Customer: Thank you.
CS Rep: You're welcome. Click on the
following files and then copy them to
the "MYHEART" directory: FORGIVE-SELF.DOC,
The system will overwrite any conflicting
files and begin patching any programming.
Also, you need to delete
SELF-CRITIC.EXE from all directories,
and to make sure it is completely
gone and never comes back,
you will need to empty your recycle bin.
Customer: Got it. Hey! My HEART is
filling up with new files. SMILE.MPG is
playing on my monitor right now
and it shows that PEACE.EXE, and
CONTENTMENT.COM are copying themselves
all over my HEART. Is this normal?
C Rep: Sometimes. For others it takes
a while, but eventually everything
gets downloaded at the proper time.
So, LOVE is installed and running. You
should be able to handle it from here.
One more thing before I go.
CS Rep: LOVE is freeware. Be sure to
give it and its various modules to
everybody you meet. They will in turn
share it with other people and they
will return some similarly
cool modules back to you.
Customer: I will. Thanks for your help.
By the way, what's your name?
CS Rep: You can call me the Divine Cardiologist,
also known as The Great
Physician. Most people feel all they
need is an annual checkup to stay
heart-healthy, but the manufacturer
suggests a schedule of daily
maintenance for maximum efficiency.
Give a little love away ... keep in touch
YES, it made me smile & I am still smiling when yesterday evening, my daughter who is just 9, finished her home work and surprized me with her question. NO, it wasn't 'can I go play outside?' but she said 'Mamma, can I help you with anything in kitchen, you look so tired' She indeed helped me and we shared 'laughs' and 'talks' of the Day.