Thursday, April 9, 2009

Polar Bear cubs (baby polar bear)

Most female polar bears mate at the age of four or five and some have cubs until they are 25 years old. Females leave thier baby when they are only one and a half years old and have cubs every second year. Most female have twins. Very young and mothers and very old ones often only have a single cub. And one percent of all polar bears has triplets.
Polar bear cubs nurse frequently and grow quickly. When they are 26 days old, they begin to hear; at 33 days their eyes open. When they are two months old (polar bear cubs picture below), the cubs weight 5.5 to 7.0 kilograms. They play and romp and sometimes one can hear them squeal.
On other side mother is sleepy and indulgent but if any danger threatens, she is immedately wide awake. The mother nurses the cubs for at least a year, but the cubs also share her meals. They watch her hunt and they begin to hunt themselves. About 40% females leave their cubs when they are only one and a half years old.

If they hunt easily these youngsters have a good chance to survive.

about roses...

In general, symbolizes grace and gentility. The pink rose carries the message "you're gentle and graceful". Deep pink says "thank you". Light pink conveys admiration and sympathy.

Conveys sociabilty and friendship, modesty, appreciation, admiration and sympathy.

No color can say "I love you" better than this Valentine favorite. It not only speaks of passion but also stands for noble values such as respect and courage.

Has several special meanings - "you're heavenly," reverence and humility, innocence and purity, "I'm worthy of you," and secrecy and silence. In rose history, white roses are just as colorful as red ones.

Expresses joy and gladness - the best gift for new mothers, newlyweds and graduates. Yellow roses are also a "not-too-obvious" reminder for the busy husband, wife, boyfriend or girlfriend.

Denotes enthusiasm and desire. Perfect for letting people know that you want to get to know them better.

Nutritional Benefits of carrot...

Carrot is one of the most healing foods that provides the finest and highest quality in nutrients, especially from its juice. It is an excellent source of pro-vitamin A, vitamins C, D, E, K, B1 and B6.

It is rich with biotin, potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, organic sodium and some trace minerals.

The known phytonutrients in carrots are lutein, lycopene, anti-oxidants alpha, beta and gamma carotenes, zeaxanthin and xanthophyll. You don't need to remember these fancy names, but just remember that phytonutrients are nature's marvelous provision for healing of various diseases.

Health Benefits

Carotenes, the famous ingredient in carrots, is an anti-oxidant that has powerful healing virtues for many diseases. Drinking a glass of carrot juice daily will do much more for you than many bottles of supplement tablets. Here are some disorders that can be helped by drinking carrot juice regularly:

Acidosis: The vital organic alkaline elements in carrots help balance the blood acidity and blood sugar.

Acne: Its powerful cleansing properties are effective in detoxifying the liver, thus overall effective for acne which are caused by toxicity of the blood.

Anemia: Carrot's molecules are closest to human's hemoglobin molecules, making it very beneficial in blood-building.

Atherosclerosis: The highly cleansing power of this miracle juice scrubs away even the old build-up of arterial deposits, reducing the risks of heart diseases and stroke.

Asthma: The anti-oxidants effectively protects the respiratory system from infections and free-radical attacks.

Cancer: Studies show that adding one carrot per day in our diet significantly reduces cancer risks.

Cholesterol: Pectin in carrots lowers the serum cholesterol levels.

Congestion: Carrot juice is very effective in dispelling mucus from the ear, nose and throat area, easing nasal congestion, sinusitis, phlegm and mucus in the throat and other similar disorders.

Pet Care On A Budget...

Pet care at home doesn't necessarily need to be expensive. Following are the American Animal Hospital Association's (AAHA) recommended home care tips for your pet.

Diet and Exercise

A balanced diet and exercise are important in ensuring your pet's good health. Obesity leads to serious pet health problems.

Don't feed your pet table scraps.

Your pet should always have fresh drinking water available.

Keep you pets away from potentially poisonous items, such as: chocolate, antifreeze, house plants, pesticides and medications.

Stretching to Stay Fit...

Stretching Made Simple

Because I work as a personal trainer, I perform a couple of stretching exercises every few hours. Many people, however, carry out an entire stretching routine at one time, often first thing in the morning.

Regardless of when you stretch, it's important to do so correctly. If you are recovering from an injury or have other health issues, consult your physician first, then keep the following in mind and start stretching:

  • Warm up. Be sure to warm your muscles a bit before stretching. Walking or marching in place are great options.
  • Move smoothly and steadily. Stretch slowly. You should feel a slight pulling sensation in your muscles as they extend. You want to feel resistance—not pain. Pain is your body's way of warning you that you're stretching too far.

    Make sure your stretches are steady and deliberate, not bouncy. Hold each stretch for 15 to 20 seconds.

  • Breathe. Never hold your breath while holding a stretch. Breathe comfortably. Exhale deeply for the last 5 seconds, relaxing into the stretch as much as possible.
  • Build endurance. The best way to start stretching is to work into it gradually. Practice daily, repeating each stretch two to three times with short breaks in between. Increase the repetitions and stretch your muscles further as your range of motion increases.

Remember that complete wellness doesn't stop with daily stretching. Eating right and increasing your heart rate through exercise are key factors to overall health as well.

The more flexible your body becomes, the more often you'll want to stretch. Soon, you'll find that the day doesn't feel complete without performing your stretching routine.

Give it a try. I guarantee that by stretching every day you'll enjoy life with renewed enthusiasm and feel the best you've felt in years. And that's no stretch of the imagination!

Healthy Salad Dressing Recipes

Zesty salad dressings to help you use your calories wisely

Salads can be deceptive - while the vegetables are healthy, the dressing and other toppings can blow a day's worth of calories in one sitting if you aren't careful.

These delicious dressings will add extra flavor to your salads while helping you stay on your diet.

Salad Dressing with a Kick
After trying nearly every bottled fat-free salad dressing on the market, my husband created his own. We think this zesty blend is just fantastic.
—Joyce Courser, Greenacres, Washington

Orange Poppy Seed Dressing
This light, refreshing dressing is yummy over spinach and other types of salad green. The sweet-tart combination of honey, mustard, vinegar and citrus also accompanies fresh fruit nicely.
—Sue Dannahower, Denver, Colorado

Tomato Herb Salad Dressing
A handful of herbs, including basil, marjoram and celery seed, helps perk up the low-sodium tomato juice used in this light, refreshing salad dressing. You won't miss the salt for a minute.
—Mary Kretschmer, Miami, Florida

Banana Pudding Recipe

Banana Pudding Ingredients

  • (serving for 6-8 people)
  • 3 sliced ripe bananas
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • A dash of salt
  • A teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 beaten eggs
  • A cup of sugar
  • Vanilla wafers

First, mix eggs and sugar, then add cornstarch, salt and milk.
Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, while stirring constantly.
Keep on cooking until thickened.
Remove from heating and add vanilla, mixing well.
Layer the vanilla wafers, pudding and bananas in a serving bowl.