Monthly Archives: April 2013

The best way to lose flabby arms (video)

Do you have flabby arms like me? Watch this video and learn the simple arm exercises to help you shed the unwanted fats off your arms.


Benefits of water

If not for my weight loss journey, I would not have developed a liking for drinking lots of water. I sparingly drink water only after eating or when I’m thirsty. But now I can gulp down two glasses of water (500ml) in one sitting. What can I get from drinking lots of water? Besides keeping me hydrated, water has helped me lose weight. It fills my tummy fast and makes me feel full so I tend to eat less. And it helps me lessen my cravings for soda, instant juices, and other sugary beverages. I can say that water is my new best friend.

Originally posted on Pen, Paper, Pan.

How do you treat a heat stroke victim?

  1. Victims of heat stroke must receive immediate treatment to avoid permanent organ damage. First and foremost, cool the victim.
  2. Get the victim to a shady area, remove clothing, apply cool or tepid water to the skin (for example you may spray the victim with cool water from a garden hose), fan the victim to promote sweating and evaporation, and place ice packs under the armpits and groin.
  3. If the person is able to drink liquids, have them drink cool water or other cool beverages that do not contain alcohol or caffeine.
  4. Monitor body temperature with a thermometer and continue cooling efforts until the body temperature drops to 101 to 102 F (38.3 to 38.8 C).
  5. Always notify emergency services immediately. If their arrival is delayed, they can give you further instructions for treatment of the victim.

Thanks again Dra. Ning Elio for sharing.

Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD