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Crocs Accidents on Escalators….

17 Nov

I had heard, a few years ago, about incidents were crocs worn by children got caught in escalators….

and I never understood how it would happen, and never really bothered to investigate, or read more about it because my daughters don’t wear them…

But then I came across this picture below, showing how the injury usually occurs, and it freaked me out!!!

I have goosebumps right now!!! EEEEEEKKKKKK!

Imagine a child’s foot mangled and trapped in the side of the escalator!!!!. EEEEKKKKKKK!

What happens is that the slip-resistant quality of the footwear, ironically
the same quality that ranks among its unique selling points, causes it to
adhere to the side of a moving escalator upon contact. Resulting injuries
have ranged from simple scratches to toes being actually ripped off. 

So please please keep that in mind the next time ur children wear crocs to the mall or whatever,…..

Make sure ur children are always standing in the middle of the steps!

     Andie injury

 

BIG sis

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October is Breast Cancer Month

24 Oct

I’m sure everyone knows that the month of October is Breast Cancer month.

The risk for breast cancer is very high.  The last statistic I read is that 1 out of 8 women are expected to get it during their lifetime.  I’m sure if you think about it, you’ll realize that you know someone who has had it.  I personally know 3 survivors. 

Breast cancer is the most common cancer amongst women.  After lung cancer, it is the second leading cause of death for women.

We must educate ourselves about the risks, and know the early detection signs. 

Ladies, you’re advised to perform self-exams once a month, every month, if you’re between the ages of 20-39, with general physicals once every 1-3 years.  If you’re between 40-49, also do monthly self-exams, with annual physicals and mammograms every 1-2 years.  And for women above 50, mammograms and physicals must be performed once a year, with monthly self-exams too. 

Well, doctors do not yet know what the causes of Breast Cancer are, but its important to know what the risk factors are.  The factors that increase the risk are alcohol consumption, being overweight, not having children, having your first child after 30, longtime exposure to radiation, taking birth control pills for longer than 5 years, and taking any hormone replacement therapy medication to help with menopausal symptoms.

And as they say, “The best protection is early detection”.  Make sure you do monthly self exams, and let’s help spread the awareness!

MIDDLE sister

Let’s go Green

18 Sep

I read about this on Mark’s blog….

There’s a local recycling company, called MRC (Metal & Recycling Company), that recycles paper, plastic, metal…etc.

If you contact them, they’ll send you the bins to dispose your garbage. When they r full, call them to pick it up…It doesn’t get any easier! I think we can allllll do that…what do you think?

And if you’re not the one in charge of your house cleaning, it’s very easy to explain to the housemaids how to separate the diff kinds of garbage….

I think its about time we start from the inside of our homes 🙂 and it would be a great thing to teach your children too!

Recently, on all my trips abroad, I have noticed how people (and stores, especially) have become more and more environment-friendly. In some countries now, they charge you for every plastic bag they give you to put your shopping in. And these re-usable shopping bags are EVERYWHERE!

And the latest trend, are the shrinking water bottle caps …less plastic!!

poland spring

So think about it….we throw out garbage anyway….

Can we take an extra second of our time to put it in the proper bin? 😉

 

You can call them on 97285044 or email  newair@mrc.com.kw

BIG sister

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Drink up!!

13 Sep

Lets face it, water is colorless, odorless, flavorless..basically boring..  but the thing is, I don’t think people know how essential water is…

60% of our body weight is made up of water…it helps flush out toxins, moistens our tissues, and has the important job of carrying nutrients to our cells.

After reading up on it, I actively forced myself for the last month to LOVE water.  Its become a habit for me now…  Trust me, its definitely much better for you than soda, coffee and processed juices.  Its the only zero-calorie drink out there!

So, how much water do we need?

Well, ladies we need to drink around 2.2Liters a day (which is around 9 glasses), and men around 3 Liters (13 glasses).

It might seem like a task at first, but once you get used to it, you’ll love it.

So when are the best times to drink up?

When you first wake up: 2 glasses which will help with your blood circulation and flush out toxins

30 mins before every meal: 1 glass of water to help with digestion

Before getting into bed: 1 glass of water

And don’t forget to keep a bottle of water next to you at all times!

MIDDLE sister