Friday, February 25, 2011

How To Give Yourself A Break

Guest Post from Karen




Most people would use their extra time thinking on how they can improve their health or checking on what is a good diet to start. But for most people with several health problems, sometimes giving yourself a break from all the chaos and problems hurling around your head is the best start. Meditation by emptying your mind from things and thoughts that are unnecessary will help you understand your current health condition better. You will be able to make a good assessment of what your body really needs because you are more in control of what you think and feel. If you meditate and work on what you think first, you will be able to have the discipline to do other things.

That is why for people who are asking what is a good diet, a good diet is a health plan that targets your overall health needs – the body, mind, and soul. Your health strategies must provide solution to your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual needs. Overall wellness through holistic exercise programs is something that we should look into. Examples of holistic exercises are Tai Chi, Yoga, Karate, and Aikido. With these types of exercises, you can achieve a higher level of fitness because part of its program is some meditative exercises.

Nevertheless, different people have different ideas about what is a good diet. For some, a good diet program involve strictly eating vegetables and fruits. For some dieters, they still believe that eating meat at the right portion sizes is still an important part of their diet. Health experts recommend to maintain balanced diet in order to get the best nutrients from the different vitamin and mineral sources. The food groups have their own benefits and advantages when taken in at the right proportion. As you go through your weight loss program, make sure you have a good understanding about balanced diet and adequate nutrition.

But most of all, avoid smoking and drinking too much alcohol. Drink plenty of water and choose natural fruit juices that are freshly squeezed or extracted. Avoid putting too much sugar or alcohol in your beverages and make sure to eat on time.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Cách dùng A few , A fair , A couple ..

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Chúng ta xem 1 ví dụ về cách dùng a few, a fair và couple:

"All I need is a few shirts, a couple of changes of underwear, one pair of pants, and my toiletry kit. That's about it."


a few (of something)

adj. more than one but indefinitely small in number

"A few" is a number that's not specific, but it usually means somewhere between 3-10. It's a little less formal than "several" and also sounds like a slightly lower number. Here are some examples:

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You may want to consider hiring a personal trainer for a few sessions.

That's a very generous offer. Um, let me think it over for a few days and get back to you.

a pair of pants

Even though pants are one single item of clothing, they have two leg parts. Because of this, we always say "pants" with an "-s" at the end, and if you want to count them, you call them "a pair":

Why do you have so many pairs of pants?

You also call these clothing items "a pair":

a pair of glasses

a pair of gloves

a pair of shorts

a pair of shoes

a pair of socks

All (someone) needs is (something)

Use this phrase to talk about doing something easily:

All you need is love.

All I need is two more days, and I promise I'll be able to pay you back.

All you need is a screwdriver and a pair of pliers.

a change of (clothes/pants/etc.)

A different set of clothes that you can change into is "a change of clothes":

Did you bring a change of clothes?

We also use the phrases:

a change of pants

a change of underwear

a change of socks

However, "a change a shirt" is uncommon.


a toiletry kit

"Toiletries" are items like toothbrushes, razors, deodorant, dental floss, soap, etc.

When people travel, they sometimes put all of their toiletries together in a small bag. This is known as a "toiletry kit".

Other examples of "kits" are:

  • a first aid kit
  • an emergency kit


That's about it.

When you're listing things, and you can't think of anything else to add to the list, finish with "That's about it."

A: ...some coffee, a loaf of bread... and some fruit, please.

B: Anything else?

A: No, that's about it.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

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