Monday, October 3, 2011

Facts About HIV & AIDS

 AIDS - Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

Acquired immune deficiency syndrome or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is a disease of the human immune system caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). HIV can be transmitted sexually, via contaminated needles or blood transfusions, and from mother to child during pregnancy, birth or breast-feeding. The virus and disease are often referred to together as HIV/AIDS. It affect the immune system of our body. It protects against disease by identifying and killing pathogens and tumor cells.

For those of us who aren't infected, an important key to staying that way is to understand how the disease spreads from person to person.

How aids is transmitted
  • Vaginal sex
  • Anal sex
  • Oral sex
  • Injecting drugs
  • Mother to child transmission
  • Blood transfusions and blood products
  • Infection in health-care settings
  • Using second hand razor
  • Tattoos / piercing
How aids is not transmitted
  • Kissing
  • Sneezing, coughing, sharing glasses/cups, etc
  • Insects
  • Injecting drugs with sterile needles
  • Protected sex

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Cycling exercise benefits - Reduce risk of heart disease, high BP, obesity and diabetes.

Bicycles were introduced in the 19th century and now number about one billion worldwide. In modern days people use bicycles for exercise (cycling). According to fitness experts cycling is an effective way to reduce the risk of heart disease, high BP, obesity and diabetes. You can ride a bicycle almost anywhere, at any time. It is an inexpensive tool for the fitness. It's also improve cardiovascular health and burn 300 calories in one hour. Cycling replace fat by muscle.
  • Cycling builds strength and increase stamina. 
  • Regular cycling is great for the mobility of hips and knee joints. 
  • Improvement in muscles tone of legs and thighs.
  • According to the study Cycling will increase cardiovascular fitness by 3-7%.
  • Cycling is a complete fitness program suggested by physicians.
  • Cycling improves circulation.
  • Cycling is a great stress buster.
  • Heavy breathing after cycling increase the intake of oxygen.