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Subject: Stanford University Notes on Coronavirus

As you know, we are "Serious about Healthy", so we thought that we would share what we think is a terrific article from Stanford University:

The new Coronavirus may not show sign of infection for many days. How can you know if you are infected?  By the time you have fever and/or cough and go to the hospital, the lung is usually 50% fibrosis. 

Taiwan experts provide a simple self-check that we can do every morning:  Take a deep breath and hold it for more than 10 seconds. If you do this successfully without coughing, without discomfort, stiffness or tightness, there is no fibrosis in the lungs; it basically indicates no infection. In critical times, please self-check every morning in an environment with clean air.

Serious excellent advice by Japanese doctors treating COVID-19 cases: Everyone should ensure your mouth & throat are moist, never dry. Take a few sips of water every 15 minutes at least. Why?  Even if the virus gets into your mouth, drinking water or other liquids will wash them down through your throat and into the stomach. Once there, your stomach acid will kill all the virus. If you don't drink enough water regularly, the virus can enter your windpipe and then the lungs. That's very dangerous.

Take care everyone and may the world recover from this Coronavirus soon.

1. If you have a runny nose and sputum, you have a common cold.

2. Coronavirus pneumonia is a dry cough with no runny nose.

3. This new virus is not heat-resistant and will be killed by a temperature of just 26/27 degrees C.  (About 77 degrees F.)  It hates the Sun.

4. If someone sneezes with it, it goes about 10 feet before it drops to the ground and is no longer airborne.

5. If it drops on a metal surface it will live for at least 12 hours - so if you come into contact with any metal surface, wash your hands as soon as you can with a bacterial soap.

6. On fabric it can survive for 6-12 hours. normal laundry detergent will kill it.

7. Drinking warm water is effective for all viruses. Try not to drink liquids with ice.

8. Wash your hands frequently as the virus can only live on your hands for 5-10 minutes, but - a lot can happen during that time - you can rub your eyes, pick your nose unwittingly and so on.

9. You should also gargle as a prevention. A simple solution of salt in warm water will suffice.

10. Can't emphasis enough - drink plenty of water!

THE SYMPTOMS:

1. It will first infect the throat, so you'll have a sore throat lasting 3/4 days</span>

2. The virus then blends into a nasal fluid that enters the trachea and then the lungs,causing pneumonia. This takes about 5/6 days further.

3. With the pneumonia comes high fever and difficulty in breathing.

4. The nasal congestion is not like the normal kind. You feel like you're drowning. It's imperative you then seek immediate attention.

At Tiger Nuts we are serious about health and well-being, so we do hope that this article brings some clarification for you. Make sure you drink plenty of water and please stay safe!

What is the Smart Mirror Fitness Craze?

At Tiger Nuts USA we are serious about living and eating a healthy lifestyle, and as such we are always on the lookout for ideas that might just help our customers with their long term goals and visions.

Recently we asked one of our writers to check to see if there was anything new out there that could be fun and help in the healthy journey we are all on. 

Here's the result:

If you’re like many individuals, getting motivated to go to the gym is a challenge in itself. But, when you factor in your kids, errands, job and social life, it can seem like you have zero time left to even leave your home to make it to the gym, let alone exercise.

The newest fitness craze that will get just about anyone off the couch and ready to workout is a fitness mirror. When you first look at it, it looks just like a normal full-length, wall-mounted mirror. But, that’s where the traditional mirror ends. 

The MIRROR, so rightly named, is a sleek and tall fitness device that combines the functionality of a mirror and LCD screen.  After you turn on the mirror and through its LCD screen, an image of a workout instructor projects on the mirror, leading you through a high-quality, studio-like workout. Touted as a “gym-in-a-mirror”, the surface of the mirror lets you see yourself and your form as you exercise. 

Until recently, the MIRROR’s primary features included on-demand and live fitness classes from various disciplines, such as:

  • Pilates

  • Cardio

  • Strength training

  • Kickboxing

  • Barre

  • Pre and Post Natal

  • Meditation

  • And more

And while these features were so much better than the ad-interrupted YouTube videos, MIRROR came out with something else — a one-on-one personal training.

The device has a speaker, built-in microphone and video camera, allowing your personal trainer (a real person) see you working out. Certified fitness professionals deliver real-time encouragement, form corrections and feedback — just like you'd get at the gym with your own personal trainer.

The MIRROR matches you with a personal trainer based on things like:

  • Your preferred workout type

  • Schedule

  • Session length

  • Coaching style

The MIRROR trainers can customize each session based on your activity preferences, goals and fitness level. When you're in a session, you'll see the instructor on the screen, your biometric data like your heart rate, your form, and more.

Along with the initial fee of around $1,500, for the mirror's personal training platform, you pay $40 for a 30-minute session, which is still much less than you'd pay at the gym for a personal trainer who would charge anywhere from $100 per 30-minute session and up.

MIRROR can encourage you to commit to your fitness even if you're the busiest person around. And after your MIRROR session, you can enjoy some heart-healthy Tiger Nuts

 

Jack Sims CEO Tiger Nuts USA

   

Easy Tips to "Spring" back into Shape

In preparation for the first day of spring, which is, March 19 this year, we wanted to share with you some tips to "spring" back into shape. Springtime is the season where you begin to shed the layers and sport the newest fashions, and many individuals use the annual vernal equinox as their incentive to get back into shape.  Here are some suggestions:

1. Start Slow

After a long, cold winter of decreased or no activity, you may wish to get outdoors and start getting active the minute the weather improves. While this is fine, you don't want to "pick up where you left off" last season and try to perform the same level of exercise you did then. This could lead to early-season injuries. If you slowed down during the winter months, you'll need to start getting back into shape slowly and work your way up.

2. Find Activities to Keep You Active Each Day

If you find activities you enjoy, it will be easier to be active each day. This can be anything from taking a walk around your neighborhood to playing some ball with your child. Whatever you can do to get you active and your body moving will place you in a better mental and physical state than you were when you were inactive. 

3. Turn the Television Off

Get out from under the TV. If you can reduce your television exposure, you'll also be eliminating those convenience foods you typically eat while watching the screen. Becoming involved in a household task or getting outdoors will help you diminish your temptations to snack and indulge in overeating, which is what you know you'd end up doing if you were sitting there in front of the TV.

4. Don't Workout in Pain

As you spring back into shape this spring, you'll likely experience some minor soreness and muscle aches. This is normal and is really your body telling you that you haven't been active for a while. You can even workout through this minor pain the next day. But, if you're experiencing sharp or unusual soreness or pain that won't go away, immediately stop exercising. It could be an injury. If it doesn't go away in a couple of days, see your doctor just to be sure.

5. Consume More Frequent, Smaller Meals

Instead of eating three meals loaded with calories (plus snacks) each day, try to consume six smaller meals with fewer calories (no more than 400 calories) each day instead. This will have you eating every few hours and it keeps you balanced and never famished or feeling stuffed — ideal if you're looking to lose fat and get into shape.

Tiger Nuts can help! Please visit us at www.tigernutsusa.com

 

This article is brought to you by Tiger Nuts USA

We want to INSPIRE you to live and eat a healthy lifestyle, and let our Tiger Nuts products be a part of your journey.

 The "Chief Nut" at Tiger Nuts USA Inc

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