Wednesday, October 21, 2009

OPP – Health and Motivation Talk

Diabetes is a chronic disease with no cure. IDF released up-to-dated data showing that a staggering 285 million people worldwide have diabetes. Diabetes explodes worldwide and it has become a development issue, not only threatens health but also economic prosperity. Hence, we should not take it easy when we come to diabetes issue.

There is now scientific evidence that GTF is the saviour of diabetes. Gratefully, Ms. Sunny Yong, a nutritionist of GTF company has delivered a talk on GTF for human health and beauty on 19thOctober 2009 (Monday). According to her talk, GTF is the base element for human body. It is the key to let blood glucose enter into body cells so to turn it into energy as well as nutrients needed by cells. If we lack of GTF and didn’t take effort to replenish, our metabolism will slowly become adnormal and cause metabolic syndrome, followed by other chronic diseases. And, for GTF supplement, GT&F milk powder will be the best selection due to it special feature of lactoferrin chromium that emulate mother breast milk and ease fast absorption rate. The concept of health and beauty is based on our body cells, when body cells are healthy, our body will be healthy as well because body built from trillion of cells.

Next up, Mr. Wong Tiam Choy has also gave a motivation talk to the auiences. He told the audiences that positive thinking is a mental attitude that admits into the mind thoughts, words and images that are conductive to growth, expansion and success. It is a mental attitude that expects good and favorable results. We have to take the power of positive mindset in order to succeed in every aspects because when we do not believe in ourselves, we will really become failure at last. Thus, think positive and increase your happiness and joy in life.

"Positive anything is better than negative nothing." -Elbert Hubbard

Monday, October 19, 2009

Juggle Your Brain

Before we proceed further with today's article, let's see what our brain consists of. Previously, there already had been many articles which talk about the brain, but do you know how our brain actually works? Firstly, brain consists of the famous grey matter and white matter. While the third component would be an area which is called substantia nigria.

For today, we would just focus on the two famous matters which everyone is talking about. For the first one, grey matter is a major component of the central nervous system where its function is to create a bridge between sensory or motor stimulus to interneurons, which in turns stimulate a response through chemical synapse activity.

On the other hand, the white matter composed of bundles of axons, and carry nerve impulses between neurons. The white matter is the tissue through which messages pass between different areas of grey matter within the nervous system.

To make things sound simpler, the grey matter is like an actual computer itself, whereas the white matter is like the network cables connecting the computer together (cited from Wikipedia).

Now that we scarcely know these two matters, let's focus back on the display picture of this article with the brain. So what juggling got to do with the brain?

A study led by Dr. Heidi Johansen-Berg, a Wellcome Trust Career Development Fellow at the University of Oxford, found that the structure of white matter of an adult brain changes after practising juggling extensively.

The study consisted of 48 volunteers who were then asked to learn and practise juggling. After their 6-week training, those who trained and practised showed changes in their white matter and these changes prove to be a very healthy and positive alteration which improves the brain connection of human.

Although juggling has now been proven that it exerts certain effects on human brain, other stimulating activities which keep the brain working such as going for a walk or doing a crossword puzzle are also great activities which encouraged by Johansen-Berg.