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

   

3 Reasons To Reach For Healthy Snacks When It’s Snack-time!

 

You know that moment where you’re in the mood for a snack to keep you going, but it’s not quite lunch or dinner time yet? You’re in-between meals and aren’t in a place to or just don’t have the energy to find some quick food. The temptation to reach for an unhealthy snack packed with sugar, preservatives, and genetically-modified ingredients can be strong. However, let’s take a look at 3 reasons to reach for healthy snacks instead.

 1. You’ll Satisfy Your Cravings

When you reach for unhealthy snacks, they normally don’t have the vitamins or minerals that will tell your brain that you’re satisfied. Instead of your brain telling you that you’re done snacking, it has to rely on your stomach being so physically full that you can’t possibly snack even more. If you look at a snack such as Tiger Nuts, for example, it has the right combination of vitamins and minerals to keep you from overindulging and taking in more calories than you need to that day.

 2. Unhealthy Snacks Are Packed With Too Much Sugar

Consuming too much sugar is linked to a long list of health issues from heart diseases to type 2 diabetes. It’s only suggested to take in about 24 to 37 grams of sugar daily. Consuming a single row of Oreo cookies alone is double the amount of your daily sugar intake. Reaching for a healthy snack such as Tiger Nuts contains only 7 grams of natural sugar per serving size of 32 grams.  

 3. Unhealthy Snacks Could Be Bad For Your Heart

You need to reach for snacks with a high amount of monosaturated fats. That’s because they could help lower the levels of bad cholesterol in your body. Many unhealthy snacks are bad for your cholesterol, but healthy snacks, such as Tiger Nuts, contain the healthy fats needed to lower your risk of heart diseases such as heart attack or stroke.

This article is brought to you by Tiger Nuts USA and if you have any comments or questions about Tiger Nuts, please email us at nuts@tigernutsusa.com 

 

Jack Sims - CEO Tiger Nuts USA