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What Is Your Most Hated Body Bulge?

A survey conducted by YouGov with 2041 respondents on 22 December 2008 found that “jelly belly” is the most hated body bulge (37%). The complete survey result are as follows:

  • Jelly belly – 37%
  • Muffin top – 15%
  • Thunder thighs – 6%
  • Bingo wings – 4%
  • Double chin – 4%
  • Cankles – 1%
  • Back Fat – 1%
  • Sausage fingers – 0%
  • Other – 4%
  • Don’t know – 6%
  • None – 21%

Consultant Dietitian, Jane Griffin says its no surprise men and women dislike their “jelly belly” above any other body bulge:

When we gain weight our belly is often the first place that we notice it. It looks unsightly and is unhealthy too. We should keep our bodies healthy and partners happy by controlling our eating habits with a weight loss aid such as Zotrim – a natural way to keep you feeling full for longer.

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Grinding Teeth Causes

Bruxism is considered as a sleep disorder. Although this condition can occur in daytime, still most have this have it at nighttime. This condition can be a combination of teeth grinding, clenching or gnashing. It is safe to say that all of us will be experiencing this condition at some point in our lives. It is being likened to snoring since they have the same annoying and irritating effects.

It is believed that only 5% of people who have nightly bruxism will develop symptoms. They are usually not aware of this condition. So the most effective way of figuring out if you are suffering from this condition is to ask a loved one, family member or a friend who has accompanied or observed you in sleep. Just like snoring, teeth grinding is very prominent and of course audible.

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Stress Management: Use Your ABC’s to determine the Causes of Stress in Your Life

A psychologist who was passionate about stress management, Albert Ellis, wondered why people were stressed out by different things.  Why wouldn’t we all be stressed by the same issues?  After a great deal of study, he came up with a model of human behavior he called the ABC Model which today is used a widely accepted stress management tool.

The A in the ABC stress management model stands for activating events.  These are events that are outside of our control and could possibly cause us to stress out.  The B in the stress management model stands for beliefs.  This is a general term which includes our thoughts, feelings, opinions, and habits.  The C represents consequences, or the results of what happens to us after we have applied our beliefs to the activating events.  The model is written as A->B->C.

An example of this stress management model may help to understand it better.  You’re in a grocery store and unfortunately, it’s very busy.  As you get ready to check out, you scan the open lanes to see which one is shorter.  You pick your lane and get in line.

The line moves pretty quickly, until the lady in front of you needs to pay.  She’s searching and searching in her purse for her money.  Finally, she pulls out a cheque book.  She then asks for a pen.  The checkout clerk then searches drawer upon drawer for a pen.  Finally, going to the next lane, she gets a pen.  By this time you’re furious, as every other lane has moved faster than this one.

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