My New Landseer Puppy

LandseerMeet Doc my new Landseer puppy… He’s adorable!

Landseer is a black-and-white dog believed to have originated from Canada. This pup has an impressive appearance. And because of its pleasing appearance, the hound has featured in numerous paintings and books. The dog got its name from Sir Edwin Landseer, a British painter who was pleased by its colors.

When it comes to temperament, Landseer has sweet disposition. It is very gentle and serene. It responds well to all ages of people, including children. It also interacts well with other breeds of dogs and animals. In addition, Landseer is very affectionate. It takes good care of her puppies.

Landseer is easy to teach, train and exercise. It adapts well to the hardships of training. The intelligent mongrel understands the training techniques with ease. On the side of exercise, this pup can be involved in a number of dog games and activities.

It enjoys swimming a lot, so it can be a great companion in your swimming pool. Another most interesting thing about Landseer is that it can help you when drowning. It also enjoys walking and pacing.

With a narrow breast and long legs, Landseer has an attractive body. It has also shorter hair and little under wool. This makes it easy to brush and clean. With less dense coat, you can expect the mongrel to dry off immediately after it is out from water. All the other body parts are well developed and shaped.

Landseer is a healthy dog. It does not suffer from many health complications. All I have to do is get a great grain free dog food and vaccination… It is also resistant to parasites. In addition, it is resistant to injuries, such as broken limbs, bruises and muscle strains. This means you will not spend a lot of your money treating your pup. You will also be free from germs that are transmitted by dogs. With healthy diet and good exercise, Landseer can live for more than 10 years.

I Need to Tone my Abs

I desperately need to tone and strengthen my abs.

But I have a problem… I don’t have the time to go to the gym everyday.

I usually go twice a week, but I don’t think that’s enough…

I’m on a diet and I’ve been noticing improvements… I lost some weight but my muscles are flaccid and weak.

So I tried to come up with a solution. No time… but really need to workout my abs?

I found what it seems an amazing ab toner… I don’t really know if it works but after reading some Flex Belt reviews I got really excited about it.

flex belt

I know that often there’s too much hype on this type of products. But there is some science behind this machine.

All I have to do is put up the belt and let the machine do all the work while I’m working on my laptop or helping out my kids doing homework.

I will definitely try it out and then I’ll post the results.

Controlling Your Appetite

Obesity is a serious problem… and losing weight is not an easy thing to do…


Although the equation that manage weight is simple (Calorie consumption = Calorie expenditure) there are other important variables that may have a huge impact on it, like for example genetics and age…

So, you know that you have to exercise more and eat less (or at least make better food choices…)!

But if you had a little help? Would you like that?

The truth is that there is some supplements that can help you lose weight by controlling your appetite. One of the most effective is saffron extract. It has been featured over the last couple of year in numerous health TV shows, like the Dr. Oz Show.

Obesity: An Epidemic Public Disease

The world is a big mess… In Africa, Asia and South America there millions of people that lack of food, and thousands die as a result. On the other hand, people in developed countries are overweight due to modern lifestyles. What a contradiction!

obese man

In reality obesity is an epidemic public disease that is spreading in developed countries. You see a grow in the percentage of children that are obese, as a reflexion of how our societies live today: lack of exercise and bad food choices.

The equation is simple: in order to maintain your weight you must burn the same amount of calories that you ingest. The problem is that most people have low daily activity levels and ingest excessive calories, and as a result they gain weight.

There are a 3rd component that is vital: the mind-set. You must want to change your bad habits in order to succeed.

So, do the following:

  1. Change you mind-set. Prepare yourself to a war with many battles. You need a strong mind to overcome obesity!
  2. Increase your levels of activity. You don’t need to start running marathons every week… Just start walking 30 min each day and you see results.
  3. Change your diet. Not only the quantity, but most importantly you need to do the right food choices. Cut on sugar and fats.

You may be asking “what about weight loss supplements?”… Well, in fact, they can help you achieve your goal, but don’t rely only on them. You can try supplements with Garcinia Cambogia. There several brands… Do they work? Recent studies show that this supplement acts an appetite suppressant and the results have been quite satisfactory.

Rice 101: Varieties, Benefits and How To Cook It

Do you know how many different varieties of rice there is worldwide? The answer is 40, 000!!! Yes… That’s  correct. Surprised? How is your appetite for rice?

Luckely we can divide rice in 4 major types of rice:

  • Indica
  • Japonica
  • Aromatic
  • Glutinous

Indica rice is a wide group of countless various varieties of rice that’s typically cultivated in warm climates. It has a typically long grain and once cooked indica rice doesn’t stick together and continues to be light and cosy. The majority of the rice cultivated in Southern Asia, including India and Thailand, is Indica rice.

Japonica, also known as japonese rice, uruchimai or sushi rice, is a short-grain kind of rice recognized by a distinctive, fairly sticky texture. As you may have already guessed, it’s a main ingredient in Japanese cooking.

Aromatic rice is a medium to long-grained rice. It’s known for the nut-like fragrance and flavor, that is caused  by the chemical substance 2-acetyl-1-pyrroline. Types of aromatic rice comprise: basmati, jasmine, Texmati, Wehani, and wild pecan rice. Once cooked, the grains have a light and cosy consistency.

Glutinous rice also referred to as sticky rice, sweet rice, waxy rice, botan rice, biroin chal, mochi rice, and pearl  rice, and pulut, is a kind of Asian rice which is particularly sticky once cooked. It’s named glutinous because it is glue-like or sticky (not because the contain gluten). Although named “sticky”, it isn’t  to be mislead with other types of Asian rice, that come to be somewhat sticky once cooked.

Why should you include rice in your diet?

Besides behing delicious you may find a lot of benefits, like:

  • Great source of energy
  • Cholesterol free
  • Rich in vitamins
  • Resistant starch
  • Blood pressure management
  • Cancer prevention

What is the better way to cook rice?

For those that haven’t much time to cook the ideal is using an electric rice cooker. For more information about  this appliance check out:

electric rice cooker

For those that really enjoy cooking here’s the 7 step process:

  1. Rinse the rice. This will help to get rid of any starch and pollutants. You should rinse the rice till the water is clear.
  2. Combine long grain rice and water. Add 1.5 cups of water per cup of long grain rice.
  3. Bring the rice to a boil, uncovered, at medium heat.
  4. Turn down the heat and place the lid at an angle to allow steam to escape.
  5. As soon as the rice has been cooking for a little bit, search for holes or “craters” within the rice.
  6. If you can see holes within the rice, put the lid on tight. Turn the heat down to low.
  7. Simmer, Fluff and Serve – Simmer the covered rice for another 15 minutes. Fluff it up with a fork and serve hot.