April 2015

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How Memory Foam Mattresses Provide for a More Restful Sleep

If you’re looking for a bed that offers true warmth and support, plus comfort, then you might want to consider getting a memory foam mattress. It’s viscoelastic and non-toxic, and what’s great about it is that it can easily adapt to your body’s shape while you’re sleeping.

Lessens pressure on the spine and back

Memory FoamThis is one of the reasons this type of bed is highly recommended for patients complaining of pain in their back and spine while sleeping. Because as you can see at Foam Nights, the mattress can respond to your body’s pressure and heat, hence any neck discomfort and back pain can be alleviated. Of course, you shouldn’t expect positive results after sleeping on it the first time. Give it some time and getting used to, as you should do with any type of mattress.

Another benefit of memory foam is that it corrects breathing problems while sleeping and reduces chronic respiratory issues. Just like exercising, it may also help in realigning your hips, spine and neck.

Is it great for allergy sufferers?

Yes, it is. It’s resistant to mites. This type of mattress is hypoallergenic so you don’t have to worry about your allergies, if you have any.

And if you have a spouse, you’ll not notice him/her moving while you’re in the same bed. This is because the bed offers individual sleeping position. Thus, transfer of movement can be avoided.

If you’re concerned about your wine collection, it’s best to purchase a wine cooler that can appropriately store the wines that you have. A wine cooler isn’t the same as your refrigerator that stores your food. Rather, it’s designed to store your wines and keep them away from sunlight or unstable temperatures. Not all units are the same. Some are designed for storing wines for a short period while others are for storing wines in a longer period of time.

Storing your wine properly can add life to your collection. It can also avoid spoilage, plus it ensures that the wine will still taste good after a long period of time.

What’s the proper temperature for your wine collection?

The general rule is to keep it between 33 degrees and 70 degrees Fahrenheit. I know this isn’t particular helpful but there are so many wines on this planet that you just can’t be more specific. Wines taste good at different temperatures, but I have found some general guidelines about the matter in case you would like to know more.

A basic rule though is that the warmer the temperature, the quicker your wine matures. This may be what you want to achieve, but doing it too quickly may give adverse results, so the common advise is to store your wines cool (but not cold!).
You should consult the manufacturer of the wine to know the right temperature for a particular wine. It’s also important that the temperature is constant. Fluctuating temperature is the worst enemy of any type of wine, be it red or white.

How about humidity?

A wine cooler can also adjust the proper humidity for your wine collection. Keep it between 60% and 70%. In this way, the moisture won’t leak to the cork of the wine causing the taste to evaporate. If it’s below 70%, it encourages the growth of molds allowing the wine to age faster and may spoil it.

Your wine cooler must be installed in a place where there’s no direct sunlight. It’s true that wine is packed in colored bottles to protect it from the damaging effects of light. However, it’s still important to install the wine cooler away from direct sunlight.

What’s the best wine cooler that you must have?

It depends on your collection. If you have both wine and red wines, it’s best to consider getting a dual zone cooler. It has two compartments with different temps for white and red wines.

If you want to have a cooler that’s under the counter, you should consider having built-in cooler. It’s more expensive but it’s worth it. It can have rolling shelves, temperature controls and other state-of-the-art features that can perfectly preserve the taste of your wine collection.

Regardless of the brand or model of wine cooler you wish to have, make sure that it can maintain the quality of your wine collection.

Sources:
Cooling Wine
Wine Spectator

Treadmill

Whether you are a male or female, a kid or a senior, you need to make sure you stay fit all the time in order to enjoy the full benefits of life. The only way to stay fit and healthy is to pay attention to what you eat and what you do. If you eat fresh, healthy and nutritious food and do daily exercises, you will be able to stay fit and enjoy every minute of your life. You do not necessarily have to do thousands of pushups or run 20 miles a day to achieve this goal, by just making sure that all your body parts get to move repeatedly for a few minutes till your body starts sweating, you can maintain a good physique and good mental health.

Following are some of the exercising equipments, which your whole family can benefit from, by using them on regular basis.

  1.  A Treadmill
    TreadmillA treadmill is basically a machine used indoors for walking and/or running purposes. It comes both in manual or automatic style, and both can be used by any member of your family. The manual treadmill is easy to operate and lasts for longer period of time. All you need to do is spend at least 30 minutes walking or running on the belt with your hands holding the handles on both sides. The belt adjusts to your speed of walking or running, so you will have no problems adjusting to this machine.
  2. Exercise Bike
    Exercise BikeA recumbent exercise bike is especially designed for people who suffer from some sort of joint or back pain problems. Some seniors may encounter this type of problem and a recumbent bicycle provides them support they need to still carryon their daily exercise routine. Normal people, who do not suffer from any kind of joint or knee pains, can also use a recumbent bicycle any time they want to burn some calories and move their body parts.
  3. Step Machines
    Step machines also referred to as ski machines or ellipticals are a replacement of stairs. When to use a step machine, you are imitating as if you are climbing on stairs. You stand straight on this machine and put your feet on the two pedals and push them up and down. A step machine can help any member of your family make leg and thigh muscles strong.

Main Source: Indoor Training Bikes