Interesting facts about blood pressure

11 Sep

Blood pressure is the result of your blood being pushed through your arteries by your heart beats. It is measured with the help of the systolic and diastolic numbers – those that are displayed on heart rate monitors or on a bracelet that can measure your heart rate, as well as your blood pressure, of course.

The systolic number, the one that’s placed on top of the monitor or on the far left in the case of smaller displays, shows the pressure of your blood when it’s being pumped out by your heart. The diastolic number is displayed under the systolic one, or on the far right, shows the pressure of your blood when the heart is getting filled with it, obviously.

A blood pressure of less than 120/80 is considered a healthy one. It is recommended that you get your blood pressure tested regularly because, in the case of hypertension, there are no symptoms – but the outcome is represented by severe health conditions. Of course, there are ways through which you can lower your blood pressure and get it back to normal.

Now that you have been introduced to the basics of blood pressure, it’s time we present to you some interesting facts about it.


It’s never the same

Our bodies function in such a way, that the blood pressure won’t have the same values throughout the day.

Therefore, as we wake up, our blood pressure starts rising, as we’ve just started doing various activities. Then, in the afternoon, it gets at its peak levels, because we have been active since morning, working and performing various things that require effort. As the sun goes down, so does our blood pressure, as we prepare our bodies for a good night’s sleep.

However, certain lifestyles may cause our blood pressure to have high values for the entire day. Things and habits that have a negative influence on it are the lack of activity, stress, smoking, having too much salt or alcohol in our bodies, and being overweight.


Eyes and kidneys can be affected by hypertension

Too high blood pressure can eventually damage the blood vessels that can be found in your eyes. This can, in turn, lead to blurred vision, as well as vision loss, and to bleeding in the eyes.

On the other hand, hypertension can weaken the blood vessels that can be found in our kidneys. This has a harmful effect on them, as it weakens their ability to remove the waste that’s constantly gathering up in our bodies. Furthermore, as fluids begin to gather in our kidneys without them being properly removed, our blood pressure will increase once again – in short, this high blood pressure leads to higher blood pressure.

Blood pressure is fully under your control

If you are diagnosed with high blood pressure, your physician will recommend you to take some blood pressure medication, in order to get it back to healthy levels.

However, if you maintain a healthy diet and exercise regularly, blood pressure can decrease so much – down to a point where you won’t need to take medication anymore. You should start by reducing the amount of salt that’s currently in your diet and look for diet plans that help lower it if you want your blood pressure to have healthy levels.

What kind of beach equipment do you need?

22 Jan


Going to the beach can be a very relaxing activity. It doesn’t require intensive efforts as you can just lay there, waiting for the sun to kiss your skin, and to give it that caramel tan we crave all year round. If you are someone like me, who lives nowhere near the beach, and gets to see it maybe once a year on the holidays, you know how exciting packing is.

However, like any other activity, going to the seaside requires a bit o planning, just to make sure you are safe, prepared, and that you will have the time of your life. There is nothing worse than arriving at your destination and realizing you didn’t pack anything essential. This means you will have to buy them on site, which can prove to be very expensive more often than not since the must-have items can be overpriced in touristy places.

One of the first things that come to mind is safety. When you pack your bags for the beach, makes sure you have your back covered. A product like a life vest shouldn’t miss from your accessories. But things don’t even have to be that boring. You can also opt for an inflatable toy to keep you safe on the surface of the water. Here you can find some interesting beach toys.

A float that comes in the shape of a doughnut or a circle can prove to be a fun accessory. And the best products are not only safe, but they can provide many hours of entertainment for you and your family. I value products that have multi-purposes, as I think of them as investments. And trust me, the market has an amazing variety of products for you to choose from, as they come in crazy shapes and colors.

Another essential when going on a beach trip is the towel you’re going to sit on. I like to invest in high-quality products, even if they are a bit more expensive. But the premium ones can be reused many times, meaning you won’t have to buy another towel after you’ve used it once. I hate killing the environment with unnecessary buys, that’s why I always go for well-made models that are long-lasting.

Sunscreen is also vital, especially if you have kids. Skin cancer is a real threat these days, with the ozone layer issues, so make sure you invest in a sunblock that gets the job done, because there’s nothing more important than health.

So, for now, you have to make sure that you pack your favorite swimming outfit, ensure you tick every item on that checklist, and ultimately, that you have a great time so you can safely recharge your batteries. This will enable you to deal with real life efficiently after the holidays are done.


Boombox vs Portable Bluetooth Speaker

22 Sep

Boomboxes are plenty popular in this day and age, although they should be nothing but vestiges of times past. So how come they are still so much loved, so much that manufacturers are still making modern versions of vintage models, in order to keep the flame alive? An important contender to boombox popularity is, without a doubt, the new portable Bluetooth speakers that are now sold in all the important electronics stores, both online and offline. I am personally a great fan of boomboxes, but, in the comparison I will run right away, I can assure you that my personal loyalties will not play such an important role.

First of all, we all know that sound quality depends on many factors, and that one of them is the space needed for creating the resonance counting as bass. In layman’s terms, good bass equals the basis for good sound quality, and, without it, you cannot really say a device is any good. That is where I start when I am making my comparison between a boombox and a portable Bluetooth speaker. The boombox clearly offers much more space for the sound to create solid bass, while portable speakers, no matter how great, they cannot offer the same thing. So, if you really want to drop the bass, so to speak, my advice is to go with the good old fashioned boombox.

Another thing I noticed while I compared boomboxes and portable Bluetooth speakers was that the latter tend to produce a somewhat harsh, grating sound that is far from the quality boomboxes have to offer. What you can experience from a boombox is a smooth, clear kind of sound, and, when you are listening to music, even if you are not the biggest audiophile in existence, you surely want to hear it loud and clear, as it was recorded. This is something that not even the better portable Bluetooth speakers on the market can do for you.

You may argue that Bluetooth speakers have the advantage of being today’s most modern gadgets, so they have good connectivity and work with your mobile devices and the like. But the new boomboxes created by known manufacturers also come with all kinds of modern gimmicks and connectivity, so you do not have to worry about such things.

This is my honest opinions. Boomboxes are still superior in sound quality to Bluetooth speakers, and only the latter’s great portability makes them worth taking into consideration.

The best headphones for running

20 Sep

Are you looking for the best headphones for running? Whether you are just a fitness freak who like to likes to do some cardio or you are a serious runner, you all need the perfect headphone for listening some motivating music while on the run.

How do you decide which headphones are the best?

Here are some features that you most definitely need in the perfect headphones-

Considering all the above factors, I have compiled a list of the best headphones for running. Check them out

Bose SoundSport In-Ear Headphones

These in-ear headphones are for the insecure people who do not like to have their ear canals jammed. They are comfortable, secure and completely sweat-resistant too. The design is quite open giving a sort of freedom to your ears. The sound output is pleasant and you also get integrated controls and mic. Though, one major drawback is that some of the noise from the surroundings can get interrupt your music time.


Urbanears Hellas Headphones

If you’d rather have the authentic headphones, these ones are for you. These headphones by Urbanears are light in weight, attractive-looking and sweat-resistant. Since they are Bluetooth enables, the sound output is quite decent. You can even the headband or the earpads and wash them. They are quite comfortable to wear, so you won’t feel a thing when you have them on. Battery life is also quite good

Gibson Trainer Ti100

These in-ear earphones by Gibson are a bit on the costlier side, but they offer amazing sound and are built for rugged use. So, in a way you get the most out of your investment. One intriguing feature is the night light system that will come in very handy for the people who like to go for a run in the night. They are comfortable on the ears and very light in weight.


Jaybird X3

After launching X2, Jaybird has come up with X3 which offers better battery life, better sound output and also costs less. The audio performance is quite powerful with a rich bass. You get a lot of options when it comes to fitting the ear pads on your ear. The app which comes along is quite good and offers the option of equalizing the sound according to your preference. This is one of the best Bluetooth headphones available in the market today.

My advice for buying a cool Boombox

17 Sep

I find a cherished companion in my recent purchase – a boombox. Why? Well, I can say this for a number of reasons. I can tune it according to my mood just like a true friend who makes me comfortable in my own space while trying to give me what I need. I can play music albums from CD or DVD of my choice or tune some radio channel to get the local updates.


It gives me the flexibility of using an auxiliary input device or connects with playlist from my Smartphone through Bluetooth interface. I can party anywhere with my friends when my boombox plays our favorite party numbers just like my home stereo does.


I am fully delighted to own this cool gadget of my entertainment. Here is my advice for you to own a similar entertainer.

Durable body

Your boombox will be travelling with you. Since it is expected to be outdoors as long as you will be, get a boombox that is robust and sturdy enough to bear the daily wear and tear and a few bumpy rides.

Compatible with your Smartphone

Playlist that you have created over year of collecting music of your choice needs to be enjoyed on a device with great audio. What else is better than a companion like boombox which generates stereo like audio? Before getting a boombox make sure that it is compatible with your Smartphone or tablet to turn stored music into a blasting party.

Removable speakers

A happening party is all about great music. If you can get a boombox with removable speakers then it will be most convenient for you to just disconnect them and create a party atmosphere wherever you wish. Also ensure that the channels available must be suitably powered to provide booming speakers with controllable volume.

Bluetooth connectivity

Most of the devices available today come with an inbuilt Bluetooth capability to transfer and share the data with devices in vicinity. If you want to access music from Smartphones and other portable devices, then check for Bluetooth capability in the boombox you are going to buy. You can have access to multiple sources of music.


Works as good portable Radio

Radio transmission relayed from your local FM/AM radio station is a good option to catch up with the latest happening in your city, the traffic updates and other interesting events. So ensure that the antenna provided in your boom box is strong and tunes clearly to the transmission.

My favorite all time rappers

16 Sep

Rap music was developed as a part of hip hop culture during the late 1970s. It was during 1990s that I was strongly influenced by rap music. I still remember those days when my friends and I used to fight over our favorite rappers. So, who is my favorite all time rapper? In my list of favorite all time rappers, I include 3 rappers who influenced me during those days.

Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones aka Nas, considered as one of the best rappers of all time was my favorite during the late 1990s. He stole my heart in the year 1994 with the album “IIImatic”, one of the most popular albums even now. It was followed by another popular album “It was written” in the year 1996. I still remember that the album was debuted as number 1 in many charts. In the year 1999, Nas came up with two albums, “First Up” and “I am”, and both debuted as no 1 in many music charts. Nas’s style of singing was unique and even today there are many people out there who are huge fans of his music. Maybe, that’s why Billboard considers him as one of the top rappers of all time.

Notorious B.I.G. died at a young age of 24, but before that he made great rap music that considered him as one of the all time best rappers in the world. I still remember it was in the year 1994 he came up with his first album “Ready to die”. It got a very high rating from critics as well as music lovers all over the world. His second album known as “Life after death” was released after he was murdered by an unknown person. That album remained in the number 1 position for many weeks in almost all the music charts.

Tupac Shakur, another all time favorite of mine and many rap music lovers all around e world died young at the age of 25. He was known as 2PAC. His albums have solid more than 75 million records worldwide and many famous publications such as “Rolling Stone” consider 2PAC as n all time favorite rapper. I became a diehard fan of 2PAC after listening to his album “All Eyez on Me”. Another album “Greatest Hits” is also my favorite. I still like to listen to his music after coming back from office.


Nas, Notorious B.I.G and Tupac, hold a special place in my heart and I am sure they are considered as the best rappers by many rap music lovers all around the world.