Thursday, September 30, 2010

Reasons Keep Walking 10,000 Steps per Day

Osteoporosis is now a serious problem in Indonesia. Based on data from Center for Nutrition in 2006, two out of five people in Indonesia are at risk of brittle bone disease this.
For that, you need to know, it's important to 'save' and meet daily calcium requirements during growth, starting from pregnancy, childhood and adulthood.
"The growth and bone development will be at peak periods when stepping on 30 years of age. After that, bone mass will decrease naturally, "says Dr. Tanya TM Rotikan, SpKO of Sports Medicine FKUI / RSCM, Wednesday, September 29, 2010.
'Saving' calcium for healthy bones until old age can be done since a young age with a healthy lifestyle, among others, the consumption of nutrients containing calcium, avoiding excessive caffeine and sodium, not smoking and drinking alcohol, doing enough physical activity and getting enough sun exposure especially in the morning.
However, for those who like oalahraga, which provides weight training can help stimulate the bone to grow, so it can maintain bone density. One sport that matches are on foot. This simple activity can maintain balance and reduce the risk of falls, thus helping prevent the risk of fractures and osteoporosis.
"Even so, a walk to do with the rules correctly. At least, there are rules that must be obeyed for a walk can be useful as an effective exercise for bone health. "
Moving as many as 10,000 steps a day is the minimum size and are considered active, if the women in particular are more prone to osteoporosis want to maintain the condition of the bones. Try to obtain 3000-4000 steps in 30 minutes during exercise.
The rest, can be achieved with a variety of daily physical activity such as walking, using stairs instead of escalators or elevators, playing with children, sweep, dance, and others. That way, a total of 10,000 steps or even more can be achieved in a day.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Why We It must Conserve Water?

Do you know how much water we fighting with 6 billion people in the world? Of the total water that exists on our planet is only 2.5% of available freshwater. While the rest is sea water. 2.5% of fresh water that can not be utilized fully because 70% of his form in the polar ice and glaciers. Then the rest that we can use for everyday purposes, the form of ground water, lakes and rivers. The struggle we are fighting water compounded by lack of clean water that was engulfing the world. That is, a little water that was not fully we can use.

Global Warming
Global warming caused by greenhouse effect. Greenhouse is a glass-walled house roofed and used for agriculture, deliberately created to capture and store solar heat in the room, so warm to grow the seed crop. The term greenhouse effect is used to describe the heat trapped in our atmosphere.

The heat trapped in the atmosphere is caused by the increasing volume of greenhouse gases. Examples include greenhouse gases: CO2 (carbon dioxide), CH4 (methane), N2O (dinitrogen monoxide), SF6 (sulfur hexafluoride), CFC (klorofluokarbon). Greenhouse gases are the result of industrial management, fumes, animal husbandry, cooling equipment, forest conversion, and other activities. The nature of these gases is to be penetrated by sunlight, but held it so that the earth could not take the heat back.

Indeed we have been awarded the rain cycle is balanced. In Indonesia, first, we can ensure the dry season of 6 months and 6 months of the rainy season. But today, global warming causes the uncertainty of rainfall. The dry season is getting longer and the short rainy season. It is estimated that in 1 second, 16 million tons of water evaporates from the earth and is the same number with the fall of rain to the earth in 1 second. Imagine that in an increasingly long dry season, how much water is evaporated until the rainy season? And conversely, in the rainy season, how much discharge water that falls to earth in a short time? As a result, the long dry season, we will be hit by drought and during the rainy, flood ready to hit.

Not all of the falling water soak into the soil. Some flows into rivers, lakes and oceans. Ideally, the rain water that seeped into the soil stored with the help of the roots of plants. But did you know? Approximately 170 thousand hectares of forest in Indonesia can no longer function properly. Deforestation in Indonesia within the last 10 years an estimated 1.2 million hectares per year. We can imagine the consequences. From so much rain water discharge tercurahkan to earth in a short time, it was not all can put in the bags of water, so that there is rain water that falls in vain because we are destroying nature.

Conserve water
Most of us who do not rely on ground water for the necessities of life may not feel the difficulty of getting clean water today. In addition we should feel the need to tolerate the share of clean water a little of this, remember that the world population growth occurs in explorative, while the amount of water on earth is steadily decreasing. Indeed, water is a natural resource that can be renewed, but we must be wise in its management.

Several technologies have been developed in order to save water. In America now there is technology Hydro Engineering Instant Car Wash System. As the name suggests, this technology is used to wash the car. Not only can make cars so clean, but also can save water, because water that has been used to wash the car is used again to wash other cars. Then, there are also gardening technology called Ecotech Garden (EGA). EGA is an alternative to the management of sewage contaminated by water used by utilizing the biological processes of certain aquatic plants.
The trick is to divert sewage contaminated water that used to park. Spent water contains nutrients that can fertilize plants, while other elements, such as detergents can be reduced because absorbed by plant roots.

In a household scale, there are steps we can do to conserve water, among others:
1. Efficient use of water. No waste water when we wash clothes, dishes, brushing your teeth or while bathing.
2. Absorb rainwater. Can we accommodate the rain water in containers of water, both directly and through the gutter. Can we use rainwater for washing and watering the plants.
3. Minimize use of water outside the chamber. Choose plants that do not require much water and can survive during drought.
4. Piped water. The use of piped water is actually more efficient and environmentally friendly, because the source of piped water is surface water. The use of ground water is continuously (massive) can result in soil, so the soil a chance to disappear and can endanger the buildings on it.

Monday, September 27, 2010

"Baby Boom" It's Time Bomb

Productive age population explosion will bring many problems. Employment issue would become a problem and can happen baby boom of the second stage if the family planning program fail.

At the seminar organized by the Indonesian Coalition for Population and Development in the Office of Social Ministry statement quoted Chairman JakartaKompas Demographic Institute Faculty of Economics, University of Indonesia Sonny Harry who stated that "the explosion of productive age population that must be observed. Besides being in the working age, they also are at childbearing age in which, if not family planning, total
Birth rate will increase. Touched on the theme of the seminar "Population Explosion: Suicide Bombings?", Minister of Social Affairs (Social Affairs) responded in an effort to get the attention of all circles. "The theme is packed hyperbolic, the concept is rather terrible. But, if we do not look serious about this population explosion, we have to face many problems, "said Social Affairs. Moreover, the current quality of the Indonesian population generally remains low, tercemin of their educational level where almost two thirds below the junior high school-educated population. children. All of that leads to high population growth which will lead to an explosion in the population with all its consequences. Chairman of the Indonesian Coalition for Population and Development Indra Abidin said the low quality of human beings will lead to many losses. Short-term economic losses include low productivity, loss of productive time, rising employee costs. And low capacity utilization of the company. The long-term economic losses are still low-quality labor, migrant labor is only a rough (low educated), slow economic growth, and competitiveness in global markets lower. 2.6 million births per year in Indonesia have been alarming. Especially now increasingly productive age population or labor force that is not absorbed the labor market. "When unemployment arises in a society, that means the allocation of resources and national production is relatively less than optimal. Therefore, the provision of employment is one of Indonesia's development priorities as a way to expand distribution of development and its results for the people to live decent. Although employment on the agenda of each regime, this problem remains urgent because the unemployment rate is high and unemployment become the main source of mass poverty and material poverty of moral poverty.

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