Your Questions About Jobs That Require Physical Fitness

Nancy asks…

How should I adjust my diet and fitness routine if I’m switching to a more active job?

Currently I exercise 5 days a week and strength train 2-3 days a week. I am an 18 year old female, normal weight, and I eat about 1600-1800 calories to maintain my weight. Right now I have a lightly active job, but later I’ll be switching to a kind of physical job requiring lifting, squatting, being on my feet. I don’t want to losw weight, I want to maintain my weight but also my fitness levels.

admin answers:

I tried the diet but the results were disappointing, until finally I got advice from friends, and the results were amazing, I truly felt the weight loss, and is very safe for health, you can try it

Linda asks…

What will be the next feminist excuse to keep female PT standards lower in the military?

Now since females can do any job in the military (including combat), they have the same rights and privileges.

But they don’t have the same responsibilities. APFT standards for women are still lower. ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Army_Physical_Fitness_Test#Standards )

So what’s the excuse?

And don’t say the females are generally smarter than males, and therefore useful to the military that way. If the military wanted smarter people they could have raised the ASVAB (military IQ test) scores required for the MOSs (jobs).

To me it looks like the military has to dance to the Political Correctness beat, enforcing a system of equal-outcome-affirmative-action. Bunch of weak females wrongfully stealing the jobs the males would have performed better in.

We’ll talk about selective service obligations in another question.
@yacoffee : He’s speaking only about females in combat roles. Not about females in the military in general. Seriously, how dumb can you be?

admin answers:

I don’t get it and other countries have figured it out:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/25/world/americas/armed-forces-in-canada-resolved-issue-long-ago.html?hpw&_r=2&&

If a job has certain physical requirements, you should have to meet those requirements. Gender shouldn’t enter into it. Those standards are there in order to ensure the job is done effectively and safely. As a woman, I would not want to enter a job where the physical fitness requirements were lower for me than for a man doing the same job. That sets me up to be dead weight and possibly to get hurt.

Edited to add:
@LifeIsGrand. The comment in the article is that the standards are set for the job not for the person applying for it. I have not done thorough research of every part of the military everywhere (I’m not in the military) but my point remains the same.
If a job requires certain physical skills then anyone holding the job should have those skills. Different standards for men and women means that either men are being held to higher requirements than necessary or women are not being held to standards that are high enough for them to be able to do the job adequately and safely.

That’s why the standards should be for the job not the applicant.

Sandy asks…

Physical fitness to teach primary children?

What level of physical fitness is required to teach Key Stage 1 and Foundation children. What are the physical demands of the job? Would anyone with mobility, lifting, carrying, kneeling and bending issues be to cope with the demands of the job and could they or the children in their care be considered at risk of personal injury?

admin answers:

I don’t think there’s a requirement… But it is physically demanding you have to be prepared to bend to be at the children’s height and be on your feet most of the day. Some people may ask you to lift things.

Laura asks…

Why are there so many fat and out of shape police officers?

For a job potentially requiring a lot of physical activity, should there be higher standards for police officers? I see so many that I doubt could even run a mile.

admin answers:

Some departments don’t have as stringent rules about weight and fitness as others do. In my area, I’d just be happy if we HAD some officers! Our Sheriff and Police departments have been shrunk down to practically no officers in the field at all. Crime is on the rise and the citizenry has had to arm itself for protection because of it.

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Michael asks…

What are some examples of things you can get a certification to do?

**Best Answer With Most Credible Information Gets an Easy 10 Points!!!**
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Question: What are some examples of things you can get a certification to do?
Details: So basically I am looking for any and all certifications and or licenses that one can obtain, the requirements to obtain it, and finally what jobs you can get with it.

Thank You!!! All Participation is Greatly Appreciated!!! Even if you only know of one things, I’d love to know it!!

So here are a few examples that I could think of….

1.) Certificate/License: —->Chauffeur Driver License
Requirements: —->Pass BMV test & pay a fee (about $35)
Potential Jobs: —->Bus Driver, Limo Driver, Taxi Driver, Etc…

2.) Certificate/License: —->Physical Fitness Training Instructor
Requirements: —->Training class(about $400), CPR & AED certified (about $100)
Potential Jobs: —->Personal Trainer, Athletic Trainer, Fitness Class Instructor, etc…

3.) Certificate/License: —->Lifeguard Certification
Requirements: —->CPR, AED,& First Aid Certified(about $125), Training Class(about $250)
Potential Jobs: —->Lifeguard, Beach Patrol, Swim Instructor

Well that‘s the ones I can think of… please help me think of more!!! It’s for a career day activity for freshman high school kids to help them think about something they might do as a job/career if college is not right for them or a higher paying job they can get while they do go through college!

So PLEASE participate, it is for a GOOD CAUSE!!! :)
(think of the children!!!)

Kind Regards,
Emily

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admin answers:

I’ll answer one because I saw it up there and it was wrong! Gasp! Hehe… And that’s that a physical trainer or a physical training fitness instructor can be an athletic trainer. They’re not the same. An athletic trainer can work as a physical trainer as they have way more training, but a physical training fitness instructor cannot work as an athletic trainer because they don’t have the same school/license etc…

1.) Certificate/License: —-> Athletic Trainer
Requirements: —-> BA in a CAATE (The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education) institute. Pass the BOC (Board of Certification) which allows the Athletic Training Student to become certified. They must then satisfy their state requirement (for example in Minnesota you need to register with the Board of Medical Practice). CPR/AED is required as well as continuing education credits (otherwise you lose your license).
Potential Jobs: —-> Personal trainer at a gym, Athletic Trainer for events, high school, collegiate, professional level. Work in the clinical setting, work in sales (such as selling equipment), work in the military, etc…

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Your Questions About Foods To Fatten You Up

William asks…

How can I fatten my new dog up?

We adopted about a 2 year old Doberman from the animal shelter yesterday and he is underweight and his hips/ribs are showing. We are feeding him 2 cups of food twice a day, but I was wondering if there was anything i could put in his food to fatten him up faster. Thanks!
He doesnt have worms or anything like that, he seems to be healthy. Just skinny.

admin answers:

Don’t go for faster, just go for healthier. Good exercise, a sensible feeding schedule, and plenty of love–Doggo will be just right in good time. Good luck, and have fun together!

David asks…

ways to tell food products are fattening?

I want to know if there’s any calculations or methods to check if foods are fatten. Ex. Checking if foods are fatten at the nutrition facts on the back of products. I heard there’s a way to calculate to check if foods are fattening

admin answers:

The nutrition panel on foods contain 5 or 6 different things.
Calories (or Kilojoules) tells you how much energy you will get from the food, which is important if you are dieting. If you take in more calories (or kilojoules) than what you burn from exercise and activity you will gain weight.
It will also list how many grams of sugar, carbohydrates, sodium and fat are in a product, which you should take note of.
Always compare products in 100g lots, not what is in a “serve” of the food, because this varies between different products.

Basically, if a product has lots of big numbers in the nutrition panel, make it a food you only eat occasionally.

Nancy asks…

What is a dog food that fattens a dog up?

I’m looking for a dog food that fattens a dog up or How to fatten a dog up? Some with about 18% fat

admin answers:

I feed my dogs Taste of the Wild, Wetland formula and is does have 18% fat content. You could also Google the recipe for *Satin Balls.* Make sure the dog has a Vet check up and stool analysis to make sure there is no medical problem. (blood work done too if it’s been quite a while)

Richard asks…

What foods can help you lose weight during menopause?

I am 50 years old and do not eat fried foods or any fattening foods yet I cannot seem to lose weight. I lost 50 pounds and am now stuck. I still need to lose about that much more. What are the best foods to help lose weight and what should I avoid? I have lupus and cannot do strenous exercise.

admin answers:

Check out webMD. Lots of research has been done into the metabolism boosting qualities in green tea. Also soy products, like tofu, soy milk, etc. Are known to soothe the less pleasant effects of menopause.

Maria asks…

Is west Indian food good for a low calorie diet?

I eat what my mom cooks at least once a day and i’m trying to loose weight. Basically what she makes is either curry dishes or rice with different meats like rice and chicken or beef or goat. Are these foods fattening or high in calories or good for u? I have no idea, please answer if u know for real. Thanks

admin answers:

White rice is very high in calories… Take that into consideration.

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Your Questions About Reading Food Labels For Children

Donna asks…

How can you be sure the Pet food is safe? not from China, someplace that doesn’t care?

We’ve all heard the problems that have occured with our children‘s toys and the pet food killing all of those pets. What can we do to make sure it’s not tainted or from a country doesn’t care, that has a history of poisoned products?

admin answers:

Read the label on the packet it usually has all the necessary information on it including where made otherwise stick to brands such as science diet, eukanuba, or phone your Ver I’m sure they will be able to help

Sandra asks…

What precautions do you take to prevent peanut reactions?

I am creating an informational flyer about how to prevent peanut reactions?
What steps are you taking for yourself and your children?
How concerned are you that your child will be exposed to it at school?
Do you know what an Epi-Pen is?

Thank you!

admin answers:

Peanut reactions differ in severity. I have a friend, for instance, who is quite safe just by separating peanuts from other nuts while picking them out of a mixed bowl. There are others for whom this action could be life-threatening (although cases like that exist, they are rare.)

My first suggestion: read product labeling on foods, especially food which are fried. Some products (notably Five Guys Burgers and Fries french fries) are fried in peanut oil. Also, some products which do not contain peanuts have been processed in facilities which also process peanuts. This fact is usually stated on the product label (at least, in the USA).

Since I have a friend who is allergic to peanuts, I observe these precautions all the time, not just when he is coming to visit. It may be overkill, but when he does come to visit, I double-wash all plates and utensils.

Other products may also include peanut oil. Indeed, I have heard it theorized that the surge in peanut allergies may be linked to baby creams and oils containing peanut oil.

As to an epi-pen, it is a self-injecting epinephrine syringe which can be used by the sufferer, or bystanders, to inject epinephrine subcutaneously on the spot, before rescue personnel can arrive. It is useful in any case of anaphylactic shock, and not just limited to peanut allergic reaction. (Another use, allergy to bee stings, also comes to mind). An epi-pen is normally carried by the person with the allergy.

Charles asks…

Can anyone suggest a diet that really works, without giving up everything you love?

I have three children that I love dearly. But they have left me with extra weight that I am having a hard time getting rid of. I’d like to lose around 30lbs. I need something that will work with my busy lifestyle. I don’t want to give up everthing that I like. I need something that really works. Please help!

admin answers:

You should think in terms of learning how to eat properly and how to track. After you do that, weight will never be a problem.

Whether you want to gain weight, lose weight, add muscle, or maintain, you should use the same diet. In other words, everyone should be eating essentially the same macro nutrients (carbs, fats, protein), micro nutrients (vitamins, minerals, fiber, etc.) barring special health or medical considerations because we all have essentially the same physiognomy and there is only one version of peak health. Here is how we should all eat according to the US National Institute of Health who are among the best health professionals in the world and the people doctors listens to in the US.

OPTIMAL INTAKE
Eat varied, wholesome, and high quality foods such that your daily caloric intake is about equal to your daily caloric burn while keeping your macro nutrient ratios at about 55/25/20 (%calories from carbs/fats/protein). Only slight changes should be made in the macro nutrient ratios to accommodate the extreme demands of special activities such as extreme athletics or inactivity due to illness.

Note: Here are the details in case you’re interested:

http://health.gov/dietaryguidelines/2010.asp

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/nutrition.html

You get to make the food choices (no supplements without a doctor’s recommendation) based on your location, culture, available foods, personal preferences, personal resources, food allergies, etc. However, the words “varied”, “wholesome”, and “high quality” are important. And, you should consume your food in 4-6 daily meals with healthy snacks between such that you’re nourishing yourself every two hours when awake.

VARIED means a variety of foods including fruits, dairy, meats, vegetables, grains, nuts, etc.
WHOLESOME means as unprocessed, unrefined, nutritious as is practical.
HIGH QUALITY means using the best ingredients, the least contaminants or fillers or unnecessary chemicals, etc.

•FAT LOSS: If you want to lose fat, simply adjust your portion size (the amount you take in at meals and snacks) down such that your daily caloric intake is about equal to your BMR. If you eat your BMR in calories daily, you will have plenty of nutrition and food choices and all of your activity will go toward burning fat. Most people can lose one pound per week averaged over the term of the diet by eating their BMR. You can calculate your BMR here —> http://www.calculator.net/bmr-calculator.html

•MAINTENANCE: If you want to maintain your weight just keep your portion size at a comfortable level which you can determine simply by weighing yourself once per week and checking your clothing fit and reflection in the mirror to ensure you’re at or close to your ideal body weight.

TRACKING
Nutrient tracking is necessary to ensure you have the optimal caloric intake and macro nutrient balance. For most people, tracking is only required for fat loss because of the difficulty in cutting intake and nutrients while maintaining digestive and appetite satisfaction. Tracking makes it necessary to read labels, look up food nutrients, record data, plan meals and recipes, etc. And, as annoying as it may be to have to track, it is easier to do today than ever before with the help of website such as My Fitness Pal —> http://www.myfitnesspal.com . And, once the fat loss dieter reaches goal weight, tracking my be discontinued. Here’s my tracking as an example –> http://www.myfitnesspal.com/food/diary/clickmaster

Tracking will also force you to make good food choices because bad ones will either drive your caloric intake over the limit or create periods of hunger in waking hours. Ideally you want all your hunger to be while you’re sleeping.

Another benefit of tracking is planning “cheats”. When you track, if you have to cheat you will know how much damage you did. If you cheat a little you may still lose some fat. Cheat a little more and you still may not gain any fat. Cheat a little more and you may have gained the equivalent of a few ounces of fat that day. The numbers will let you know. You can also “bank” calories simply by adding up all the calories you’ve saved over the past week and then indulging yourself by that much excess without interfering with your fat loss. Cool huh? Of course, cheats and banks should be you used sparingly so as to not interfere with the loss rate.

I can’t stress the importance of tracking enough. Trying to control your body composition without tracking is like driving blindfolded. You know where you want to go but you can’t see the hazards so you will eventually run into trouble.

Good luck and good health!!

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PS: Here are some good websites you may find useful.
• A MUST FOR DIETERS http://www.freedieting.com/

Betty asks…

Does anyone have a list of food for a toddler who is lactose intolerant?

My 2 year old is lactose int. and we’ve been reading labels after labels on food product to see which one she can eat. If anyone have a list of food that would be great!!

admin answers:

The best option is to eat Lactose free foods (lactose free milk, cheese, etc), and if those aren’t available, take a Lactaid pill with the first bite, drink etc of dairy product. The Lactaid pill replaces the enzyme to digest dairy that your child is unable to produce naturally.

Nancy asks…

My cat is overweight what food should I feed him?

My cat name is Money. Money is 2 years old and weighs 14.2 pounds. When we went to the vet the doctor told us that Money is a little overweight and that we should check and fix his diet. He told us he recommend a food that had low calorie intake. Money eats ONLY dry food. And he’s eaten Purina Cat Chow Complete Formula(the blue one) pretty much since he was a baby. I wanted to know what food you recommend and why it’s good for him. Thanks.

admin answers:

If you HAVE to feed dry food, go for grain-free.

It’s the grain/rice/starch in the food that’s full of carbohydrates and it’s making your cat fat. Read this: http://www.catnutrition.org/obesity.php

But I would absolutely recommend to implement wet food, and transition him to it. Dry food is associated with many medical issues and even if your cat likes it, it’s not good. Would you let your children eat candy and mcdonalds only?
Here is a helpful site about transitioning dry-food junkies: http://www.catinfo.org/docs/TipsforTransitioningPDF12-18-09.pdf

I wouldn‘t really recommend feeding any dry food. Cats are designed to get their water from food. That’s the way nature designed them, they have low thirst drive. When fed dry, they won’t drink enough to compensate for the lack of moisture. They will only consume about 50% of the water they should be having. This can lead to kidney disease, UTI, crystals, blockage, renal failure and more. Especially since you have a tom, this is crucial. Male cats have a narrower urethra than female cats and are more prone to blockage from the crystals.

Free feeding also contributes to obesity. And the fact that dry food is over-processed means, that most of it’s little nutrition has been already destroyed, leaving almost no nutrients for your cat. It needs to eat more to meet it’s needs, and in the process consumes more calories from the fillers.

Btw wetting the dry food will not help. There’s bacteria on the kibble and the water would just allow it to grow.

The only way to give the cat it’s natural hydration is to feed it wet food only.

But some wet foods are not of a very high quality, either. That goes for most commercial foods. Just like the dry, they are often made with cheap fillers such as corn, wheat, soy, rice etc. These are not a part of cat’s natural diet (it’s an obligate carnivore – it eats meat) and they are not designed to digest it. Grain is carbohydrate which the cats can’t process and it turns into blood sugar and fat, causing diabetes and obesity. In the wild, where cats only hunt for meat, diabetes and obesity are unheard of. It’s us who cause these by feeding a species inappropriate food.

We usually read labels on our food, but rarely on the food for our cats. Learn to read the label and understand the ingredients. The healthiest food to feed apart from raw feeding is grain-free wet food with no by-product. Some good brands are Wellness CORE, EVO, Merrick, Nature’s Variety, Blue Buffalo Wilderness and more. These will give your cat the proper hydration and nutrition it’s designed to get and it will be strong and healthy.

If you switch it’s diet, do it gradually, by mixing the current food with the new one over couple of weeks until there’s only the new. This will prevent diarrhea and upset stomach.

You will probably get a lot of different answers, so google feline nutrition or look at the links below, and do the research for yourself. I personally wasn’t able to find one reliable source (besides the pet food industry) that would say grain is beneficial for cats or that dry is beneficial for them.

More on cat nutrition below,

Good luck!

BTW the weight loss dry formulas still contain too many carbs for a cat. If you want, you can email me what you’re considering and I’ll help you find the one with the lowest carb content.

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Your Questions About Child Obesity Essay

Sandra asks…

Help me choose an essay topic!!?

In my advance English class I ended the semester .5% away from an A. I took the final today, and tomorrow is the last day of school. My teacher agreed to let me write a 2-3 page opinionated expository paper by tomorrow for extra credit. That is going to take some time, and I need help picking a topic!

So far this semester I have done same-sex marriage, abortion, and child obesity. Any ideas that are similar to those topics?

admin answers:

If you want to take a general idea that always show up in papers. No offense to your previous topics, but gay marriages, abortion, death penalty, global warming, etc. I hear teachers hate to read about. Do something that is happening politically. I wrote a paper a couple weeks ago about piracy off the Somalian coast.

Other topics i think of: animal abuse, ocean pollution, or child labor.

Hope you find your topic

Michael asks…

Writing a paper about obesity, can you help?

My paper is about child obesity, and the problem it presents in society. Now, it needs to be opinionated, but has to present the opposite side of the argument. A problem is, I don’t know of any argument about obesity! It’s obvious to everyone that it’s bad, so what can I argue about? Maybe about the US taking precautions against it?

Also, how should I write this? I’m not good at essays, I hate them a LOT.
Neither of these answers is good, so I’m gonna set it to vote in the hope that No Best Answer will be voted. Neither person answered it very well, and one didn’t answer at all. Please, voters, vote No Best Answer!

admin answers:

I will give you 3 idea’s of what you can argue about.

1.how people treat you

2.how you think some people are very annoying.

3.what you think of you or other people.

You can start by saying hello,im mad at you,or you are the worst/nicest person i ever met!

Nancy asks…

Need some facts on obesity of children in CHINA?

writing a very important exam essay, need some ideas…
would be so useful if ANY of these are answered…

-how bad is this problem for the chinese pop.
—are there figures to prove it? any statistics?
-how might this have happened?
—fast food? if so how many mcdonalds are there in china? how many a decade ago?
—is it because of the one child policy?
—anything else?
-how will this affect society or the child‘s health?
—general obesity facts, what diseases or problems it may cause, can be general
-how can this problem be changed/resolved?
—what can the gov/families do?
—any other resolutions?

admin answers:

Http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=1079476

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2006/08/060808-china-fat.html

http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2007-01-08-chinese-obesity_x.htm

Joseph asks…

Some one can help to correct this essay?

On-Line Information System of Child Health Food
Background
The issues on the health of the child are very important such as malnutrition, obesity, and illness,. It is essential that child and parents can get information to help them to handle these issues. Internet can supply information at any time and from any location. Health is also dependent on dietary intake, and it is easy to promote healthy dietary habits via internet information.

Objective
This study focus on providing information and advice to promote health food for children via internet .This research develops an on-line child health information web, providing proper information of health food for children.

Methods
For developing information system of health food for children, two steps are applied (1) assessment of the needs of health food for children, (2) development of the information website by system analysis, and system design.

admin answers:

What do you mean, fix the syntax?

On-Line Information System of Child Health Food
Background
Child health issues are of significant interest. Such issues include malnutrition, obesity and illnesses. It is imperative that children and parents have ready access to information and resources to assist them in their approaches to these issues.

One source of information is the internet….blah blah blah

You need to work on your written expression, your sentences and the information in general is very poorly structured. I’ve reworded it very quickly to give you some ideas, but I’m not going to do the whole thing for you. That’s why it’s your work, do it yourself ^_^

David asks…

Can you edit or make SOME corrections to my essay?

Should We Have A Cooking Course?

Cooking teaches kid to learn about nutrition. Learning to cook helps kids to learn about nutrition and healthy eating. They are growing up with fast food and junk food at their fingertips, which is part of the reason why child obesity is on the rise! Teaching kids to cook will help instill skills to last them a lifetime. So, I think that there should be a new course for Cooking at schools.

They can help contribute to the family and they can feel the importance of helping. When students get home and have learned something new to cook in the course, they can come home and teach their parents. They will have memories and can pass it on to their relatives. It may take a longer time to get the meal or snack done but the moments will be priceless. And when guests come over and your parents are busy or away you can make a nice meal to be polite.

It helps to practice creativity and imagination. Kids cooking activities are a great way to express themselves and enjoy their creations. It gives them more imagination when they choose a design for flavoring and it helps in math for measuring. Everyone can share family recipes for more delicacies. Esther Boylan Wolfson a development director says that cooking improves your child‘s ability to work together with other children. This includes waiting for his/her turn and having fun in a joint activity.

Some say a cooking class is a waste of a class since you can learn cooking from your parents at home. It’s true you can learn cooking from your parents, but you will not receive the varieties of dishes to choose from.

I think that the principal should consider this and make the new course a cooking course. It will refresh many of the students from a hard day at school. Also, they will be learning but having fun all at the same time.

admin answers:

Learning to cook helps kids to learn about nutrition and healthy eating. They are growing up with fast food and junk food at their fingertips, which is part of the reason why child obesity is on the rise! Teaching kids to cook will help instill skills to last them a lifetime. There should be a new course for “Cooking at Schools”.

They can help contribute to the family and they can feel the importance of helping. When students get home and have learned something new to cook in the course, they can come home and teach their parents. They will have memories and can pass it on to their relatives. It may take a longer time to get the meal or snack done but the moments will be priceless. When guests come over and your parents are busy or away, you can make a nice meal to be polite.

It helps to practice creativity and imagination. Kids cooking activities are a great way to express themselves and enjoy their creations. It gives them more imagination when they choose a design for flavoring and it helps in math for measuring. Everyone can share family recipes for more delicacies. Esther Boylan Wolfson, a development director says that cooking improves your child’s ability to work together with other children. This includes waiting for his/her turn and having fun in a joint activity.

Some say a cooking class is a waste of a class since you can learn cooking from your parents at home. It’s true you can learn cooking from your parents, but you will not have access to such a variety of dishes.

I think that the principal should consider this and make the new course a cooking course. It will refresh many of the students from a hard day at school, and they will be learning but having fun all at the same time.

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Your Questions About The Most Fattening Food Ever

Thomas asks…

Could you please summarize this article for me?

Worldwatch Report: Oceans in Peril
September 21, 2007

Our planet’s oceans are in deep, deep peril, says a new report from the Worldwatch Institute. The only road to recovery may be to declare 40 percent of the world’s oceans off-limits to human exploitation to ensure the restoration of life in depleted areas.
Seventy percent of the Earth’s surface is covered by ocean, and three-quarters of the population live in coastal areas. We are all dependent on marine resources – yet our oceans are facing threats that include overfishing, toxic pollution, climate change and whaling.
A new report from the prestigious Worldwatch Institute, Oceans in Peril: Protecting Marine Biodiversity, calls for these marine reserves – areas where all extractive and destructive activities, including fishing are prohibited – while giving an alarming snapshot of the shocking state of the world’s oceans. It’s a wake-up call that should jolt the complacency of policy makers worldwide.

Written for the Worldwatch Institute by a team of experts – Greenpeace’s Science Unit in the UK’s Exeter University – Oceans in Peril updates an earlier study by the same team in 1998. They have been staggered by the scale and rate of destruction that has taken place in less than a decade in every ocean on Earth.

©Greenpeace/Grace Sharks entangled in a Japanese driftnet

The Science Unit provides crucial scientific expertise to our campaigns, and has a long history of working on oceans issues, including whaling, toxic pollution, climate change and overfishing.

“Recent studies such as the one which shows how 90 percent of the world’s large predatory fish, which include the sharks, swordfish and tuna, have disappeared due to overfishing since the 1950s have helped expose what has been happening under the waves and have therefore been out of sight and out of mind to most people”, says Paul Johnston, Greenpeace’s chief scientist.

Oceans in Peril details new and emerging threats, such the increasing acidification of the world’s oceans, and underscores how the race for ever-diminishing resources is forcing marine ecosystems to the point of collapse.

The report illustrates how 76 percent of the world’s fish stocks are fully or overexploited, an estimate borne out by figures from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), which suggest that 158 million tons of fish were harvested worldwide in 2005 – a seven-fold increase since 1950. Catch records between 1950 and 2000 show the “collapse” of 366 out 1,519 fisheries worldwide, most famously the Grand Banks cod fishery off Newfoundland.

©Greenpeace/Grace Orange Roughy and bycatch in the Tasman Sea

Oceans in Peril also details the pitfalls of fish farming, the supposed magic bullet of marine resources with alarming statistics: producing carnivorous animals such as salmon or marine shrimp requires 2.5 as much fishmeal as the amount of saleable fish eventually produced. For tuna caught in the wild and fattened in “ranches”, the weight of fish fed to the tuna is a shocking 20 times more than what is actually produced.

The damage to thousands of marine animals and entire ecosystems by longlining and bottom trawling, as well as overfishing off the coast of developing countries, is made even worse by the estimated 20 percent of the global catch that is illegal, unregulated or unreported. This illegal catch is worth somewhere between $4-9 billion a year. While countries with enough resources to control their own waters stand some chance of putting measures in place to protect resources, there’s little or no regulation of any kind of marine harvesting in international waters – an issue that needs to be urgently addressed at an international level.

500-year old Gorgonian Coral trawled from the sea bottom by a fish net. (Image ©Ministry of Fisheries NZ)

But it’s not all doom and gloom – there is a beam of sunshine in the report, including a comprehensive package of measures that if implemented could reverse current trends, restoring the former productivity of our planet’s oceans. That solution is the establishment of comprehensive marine reserves all over the world, protecting vulnerable species and habitats, enhancing fisheries beyond the reserve boundaries, and buffering the worst impacts of climate change.

Marine reserves are the single most powerful tool available for arresting and reversing the decline of our oceans and are equally applicable to the high seas as they are to coastal waters. The oceans have immense powers of regeneration and wherever in the world marine reserves have been established marine life is flourishing.

admin answers:

Cut and paste on word and outline it. It’s basically saying if you set aside reserves you can save the oceans.

Reduce each paragraph to one sentence.

Paul asks…

Is it obvious to depic what cause me to only lose .2 lbs in this particular week?

Alright so im currently on a 2000 calorie diet. And i aim to lose about 2-3 pounds a week MINIMUM. I actually look at it as if i lose 10 pounds in 1 whole month, i will be happy. Last week every day was perfect besides 1 day. I work out 3 times every day and try to stay under 2000 calories, but last Friday i ended up eating somewhere between 3000 and 4000 EXTRA fattening calories after i already ate the 2000 calories i needed for that day. Ya it was a major splurge day, and i ate most of the food Right before i went to bed. I know this was bad, and i will definatly NOT be doing this ever again. I went to 3 meals a day opposed to 6 small meals that way i can feel full all the time rather than feel hungry all the time, urging a splurge day like this. Other than that Friday the rest of the week went perfect so i was hoping to weigh in at around the same weight at the week before. I weighed in on the following Thursday and to my surprise, i weight 0.02 pounds lighter!!!! Of coarse i was happy with that because i expected to gain 3 or 4 pounds. If i didnt pig completly out on bad foods friday at 11pm i probably would have lost 3-5 pounds right? Im hoping this week to lose at least 2.8 pounds but anywhere between 2-5 pounds would be awesome because Thanksgiving is coming up and i know ill eat more than normal on that day
So if i pigged out 1 day a week and eat a healthy 2000 calories the other 6 days that week, this would be a good way to “Maintain” my wieght once ive reached my ultimate goal?

admin answers:

Just dont splurge or if you do workout out more to make up for it

William asks…

I haven’t been eating a lot?

Hi, so I’m a female, I’m turning 14 on Aug. 15, and I’m 202 pounds. Last week I decided that I’m not going to eat meat (dieting purposes) and I’m still sticking to that. But now this entire week I haven’t been wanting to eat, like my stomach growls, but I refuse to eat. When ever my mom goes out for food or cooks and asks if I want anything, I’ll just say water or fruit. I’m hungry but my brain is telling me not to eat, so I just can’t. Okay, I eat, but not very much, the most I’ll eat in a day is a veggie sandwich and lots of water.. I really don’t want to eat. When ever I eat food now, I think of I feel disgusted with myself and just think about throwing it back up. If I eat something really fattening like fries, I will keep thinking about it all day and it bothers me. I’m starting to lose appetite for everything and not wanting to eat at all… and the less I eat, the better I feel about myself. Is there something wrong with me?

admin answers:

You are developing a mental problem that you have to address. Either shake the hell out of yourself and say to grow up, and if you can’t manage that by yourself seek help before you get serious health problems.
Chetak

James asks…

how can i loose 30 pounds?

So I used to weight about 240 3 years ago. i currently weight 180. i want to be about 150. problem is i cant seem to loose any more weight.
i wake up every morning, have a glass of water with half a lemon squeezed in it, and a handful of grapes, then i go and do my 45 mins of cardio. i switch it up every 2 weeks from running, spinning, and elliptical, then i come home, have 2 eggs whites,and half a banana. then about a hour after that i go and do my strength training. i do rush fit, (have completed it once, and got down to 175) sometimes il do insanity, and sometimes il go back to the gym and do some of the strength machines. then i come home have a protein shake and shower. by lunch i have a spinach salad with half a tomato and a little cucumber with balsamic vinegar (maybe about a teaspoon and a half) then for my afternoon snack i have my fruits, sometimes grapes, cherries, apples etc. then dinner i have a piece of lean meat with a lot of green veg. my night snack sometimes is yogurt, low fat string cheese, sometimes fruits or carrots.
i do this monday-sat, usually take sundays off from working out to recover, and have about 200-500 extra calories as a “cheat” my trainer who i was with told me its essential to have a cheat day (in moderation of course) to keep your metabolism going.
now its summer, i gained about 7 pounds since january, and i want to loose 30.
im 19 yrs old, a girl, and I’m 5’8. most of my “fat” is around my belly and thighs. and this is what i want to loose.
while doing rush fit I’ve gone up to doing it all with 20lbs weights because 10, and 15 got too easy and wasn’t challenging enough for me anymore.
does anyone have any suggestions for me that i can use to switch up my routine or diet to help me loose these last 30 lbs.
(my cheats aren’t anything fattening, i usually have extra chicken, or have a bowl or two of cheerios, and il have caloric drinks like chocolate milk, gatorade, etc. i hardly ever eat fast food or sweets, i do crave them but if i do have sweets its in a very low moderation.)
maybe any tips on craving control?
i always drink about 3000ml of water a day (fill my water bottle about 4 times)
never drink caloric drinks during the week, and always finish eating 4 hours before i sleep.
any tips or suggestions are greatly appreciated. thanks :)

admin answers:

Your diet is excellent for weight loss. But your exercise routine includes strength training and you write: “while doing rush fit I’ve gone up to doing it all with 20lbs weights because 10, and 15 got too easy and wasn’t challenging enough for me anymore.”

So you’ve become stronger and you must know that muscle weighs more than fat. So the 7 pounds you’ve gained is because of muscle. Use light dumbbells and higher reps to burn more calories. Now that summer is here add swimming to your routine.

Joseph asks…

How to fight Anorexia?

I’ve been through a lot in the past few weeks.

A couple weeks ago, my ex and I got drunk at a party. I went to sleep, and I guess he took my keys. In the morning when I was supposed to take my cat to the vet, I went downstairs to a totaled car.

I don’t have a car anymore, I work at Wal-Mart where they’re cutting my hours, I have to figure out the bus route from my school campus to work, and last, I’m on Academic probation for school.

I guess sort of in a way, these things have helped me appreciate things more. I’m a recovering drug addict. I’m 13 days clean so far, and I go to Narcotics Anonymous meetings whenever I don’t work.

After everything’s happened though, I’ve started looking at my weight. People in highschool used to know me as the “skinny girl,” and since my college campus didn’t have the greatest food options (the only thing healthy was a salad bar), I ended up eating Taco Bell or Pizza Hut most of the time.

Ever since the accident, I just don’t want to eat. I’m 5’7 and was weighing close to 150 pounds, but every morning I go straight to the scale. Today, I was 133. Every time I look into the food cabinet at home, I see things that I used to love to eat. But at the same time, I see them as “fattening, unhealthy, I don’t need to put this in my body.” I don’t eat fast food anymore, even though I really want to. My mind just tells me “if you start eating this food again, the weight’s going to come back on.”

I smoke cigarettes. I know it’s not the healthiest thing, after being 13 days clean off of my old drug-habits, a cigarette just kind of gets me through the day. I’ve been riding my bike a lot, and exercising some of the time. If I’m at work, I find myself walking around the whole store as fast as I can, just trying to burn off calories.

I’m not sure what I’m supposed to do at this point. I haven’t told anyone about this, but it’s been getting bad lately. Yesterday, the only thing I had to eat were two biscuits and a few bites of rice.

At night, my stomach growls and grumbles, and I feel bad, but I just try to concentrate on going to bed. In the past, I used to get the munchies and just eat and eat and eat at night. I realized that was really bad for my health.

It’s like I’m a major health freak now, when in a million years I thought I wouldn’t be.

Does anyone have any suggestions? I’m struggling day by day.

Thank you for your time.

admin answers:

First off i would like to say that dont worry about it and congratulations for your effort XD it seems to be paying off no? :D 13 days wow practically two weeks~

finding the bus schedule and going to and from places is definitely time consuming and at first it’s very stressful because you it’s something some people are just not used to. You find that your schedule changes, you have to wait for the bus in whatever weahter to pass, you have to deal with whatever people might be in that bus and you have to keep a look out for your stop. You start missing those commodities you had with a car lol but give or take 2 weeks of constant use and it will be like nothing haha.. This is from self experience. The good thing though is that you work and can repair (if you’re not going to get your ex bf to do it) or save some money until you can buy another car. And you can set that as a short term goal, which i think would be good for you considering you will have something to keep in mind to help you stay clean.

Working in retail i completely understand what you are going through! It’s tough but what you can probably do if you havent already is probably let your co workers know you are willing to pick up or swap any of the shifts they dont want or just let them know you are open incase they need someone to back them up. This will help increase your hours by a few. Another thing you can do is find another part time maybe work weekdays at walmart and weekends somewhere else.

School is important. You dont want to continue working at walmart 10 years from now and worrying about no hours so lets say you failed this semester.. It’s OK you had things going on your getting your life back together and getting used to new things. Wont drink anymore right? :) one bad habit leads to many others try to change but keep one of them and you’ll fall again. You are doing good, keep up the good work XD

and ok i finally made it to your real question! Sorry for my rambling on and on
i think that what you have is depression caused by too much stress! And instead of finding a productive or self benefiting way to manifest it you are letting it take over you and harming yourself. Think about it like this: I used to eat at taco bell and pizza hut every day so i gained… Idk.. 10 pounds in 5 months.. Ok so i wont eat there for a while now. I can make my own lunch which is better because i can save more money AND lose weight. You can control how much you eat and you can also know you are eating healthy. Not everything you eat makes you fat. Haha go online and find healthy things to eat. Maybe you will realize that you like eating a fresh crisp lettuce wrap with avocado, turkey ham and mozarella cheese (has more varieties) more than a greasy who knows what type of meat taco from tacobell.
Beat that feeling of annorexia by knowing you are eating healthy! And you can maybe make it a hobby to look for healthy recipes and try them out on your days off. If you weigh yourself everyday you will notice you gain a few pounds somedays and you lose another few the other days. Can be for many reasons. And let me just suggest something to you go and look at pictures of annorexci people online it’s not only their body that looks so think and weak and just plain bad but inside they are worse. Teeth rots, can have kidney, liver, whatever organ failure, poor eyesight stomach full of ulcers maybe develop some sort of HBP or diabetes, who knows what else… Then you are going to be skinny, sick, probably no job, no car, depressed… Go eat a sandwhich, salad, fruit, seeds (pecans, kashews, walnuts etc etc) or cereal now -_- just go eat..

And tell someone! Sometimes after you tell someone you know you can trust or you feel will understand you you get better :D you will feel that keeping silence made you feel like doing all this in the first place.

Im not looking for most thumbs down, up or whatever by writing this much i just hope as a fellow human being to another that you will feel better and overcome the obstacle in life you are goint through now :)

have a nice day and good luck XD

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Your Questions About My Dog Has Mushy Poop

Susan asks…

Dog ate used pad. Please Help. Please.?

My chihuahua ate a used pad yesterday. It wasn’t completely soaked through, and he only ate the bloody part (gross, i know). He ate about 40-50%.

He is acting perfectly normal, eating, running around. drinking, barking, playing. I have been monitoring his bowel movements. This morning he passed some of the pad, and the poop was normal firmness, But when i took him out just now the poop is reddish brown (it’s not blood) and soft, but not diarrhea. Just mushy.

Please tell me he will be okay. This is my baby. Tell me what i should do.

admin answers:

He seems okay. If he deteriorates take him to your vet. Keep your bathroom door closed and get a bin with a lid to stop this happening in the future.

Paul asks…

My dog’s stool????????????

Well, yesterday night my 5yrs. male dog got into mischief when managed to rummage through our garbage a succeeded when he found turkey, but today during his morning walk he pooped and it was normal in colour and texture (although a little smaller) then he pooped again and it was lighter in colour and softer (mushier) and there was a little bit of bright red blood mix with it. I am wondering if it also could be the treats I just bought him yesterday. Please do not say the worst scenarios because he has had it before about 3yrs ago and his vet said it was normal to see a little blood once in a while.

admin answers:

As the Beatles said long ago, “Let it Be”.

John asks…

do i have colon cancer, rectal cancer, or any cancer?

(remember as you read this, i’m a 14 year old boy and ive read that any cancer in teenagers is very low) about 2-3 weeks ago, i went to the bathroom to poop. when i went, it came out, but i still felt like there were some left. this went on for 2-3 weeks, sometimes it felt worse than others. sometimes i could barely feel it, but there was some. other days, when i would sit in a chair or something, i could feel it at the end and it feels very uncomfortable. but today when i went, it felt the same as any other day in the past 2-3 weeks, but i looked at my stool and saw alot of undigested food (corn shells, pea shells, etc) but i saw red pieces, too. I couldn’t tell if it was tomatoes (night before, i ate macaroni and TOMATOES), or if it was my gummy vitamin (the one i took this morning was RED) , if it was undigested hot dog (i had HOT DOGS like two nights ago, which were RED), or if it was blood. you really had to bend down like right in the toilet bowl to see it, and they were different scattered places. i pulled one small patch of poop and the red stuff, and i looked at the red stuff carefully, but it was like a mushy tpye thing, and was together, it didn’t like run off my finger, it looked alot like a little place of tomato scattered in different places, like the peas and corn in it. the night before, i had macaroni & tomatoes, peas, and corn.

so was that red stuff probably tomatoes? it wasn’t like huge patches of what i noticed.
my mom told me to look at my bowel movement tomorrow and see if that happens again, but the problem is, i ate soup tonight and it has tomatoes in it too, so it could be that again.

so, here’s basically the summarization questions:

1. was that red stuff blood, or undigested food (tomatoes, hot dogs, red gummy vitamin, etc.)?
2. i’m a 14 year old boy, and i’m experiencing the following symptoms: passing stool but feeling like there’s still some there that won’t come out, sometimes my stomach hurts (but usually before i have to go poop, then it doesn’t feel like that anymore), and sometimes having to strain after passing the first poop because the second one comes out more slowly, but is sitting right at the edge, so why not push, right?
3. i believe teenagers ccan get any cancer, but what are my chances of it being any intestine, colon, rectal, or anything like that type of cancer?
4. i know i have almost/all the symptoms of IBS, so could that be what it is, more than likely?
5. can tomatoes sometimes go undigested/unprocessed?

Thanks for your answer, please don’t scare me with your answer, thanks.

admin answers:

I think you’re over reacting, drama queenish, freaking out FOR NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ruth asks…

lump found on dogs stomach?

i found a lump on my dogs stomach and i dont know what it is. i have a 1 year old female pug. she has a lump on the lower right side of her stomach. it started out small and mushy but i has gotten bigger and now it is hard and mushy. it is right under her nipple. she doesnt flinch or anything when you touch it so i dont think it hurts her but i dont know if it is something to worry about. i have also noticed that she is not pooping as much as she used to. should i be worried? what can it be?

admin answers:

It is something that should be checked by your vet. When you take her in, they will aspirate it and possibly take a sample for a biopsy and suggest having it removed. It could be nothing, but since it’s near her nipple, that is cause for concern.

Lisa asks…

Quality dog food to help make poop solid.?

We recently changed my dog‘s food from puppy chow to adult food. We’re using Dick Van Patton’s Natural Balance (duck and potato). Since the switch, her poop has been really mushy. Not solid, like it used to be. Can anyone recommend a good quality food that with help solid-up her poop?
THANKS!

admin answers:

When you say recently switched… Do you mean 2 days ago or 2 months ago?

If you’ve just changed the food to adult in the last… Week or two … It is just possible that her tummy hasn’t had enough time to acclimate to the change. If it was a recent change you can take a step back and mix the puppy food with the adult food … Do several days of mostly puppy food, until you get to mostly adult food. If your puppys tummy is sensitive, it may take a few weeks of mixing food to help “firm-up” her poop.

As an alternative to using the puppy food, you can mix in plain cooked rice (white or brown… Whichever you use in your house). The rice will help to “bind” up the loose poop … And you can do that type of mix for a few weeks too.

If you’ve already tried this … And nothing works. Then, I will tell you that I ended up putting my dog on Nutro Natural Choice (large breed adult). It is not the BEST dog food, (cuz I think it is a bit rice/grain heavy)… But it has lots of plusses (high levels of glucosamine and chondriotin, high levels of omega 3 and 6 fatty acids and is nutrient dense, no by product meal, no cornmeal) … AND my dog was able to produce solid poop!!!

And when things were REALLY bad with my dog, I tried Eukanabas’ sensitive stomach food. I was not, at all, impressed by the ingredients BUT … The food worked really well at addressing my dogs tummy issues.

I guess the bottom line is that the whole food picking process may be a bit of trial and error … And you can always ask your vet for recommendations as well!

Good luck!

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Your Questions About Bmi Formula

Sandy asks…

Please help with with this math problem,A person’s body mass index (BMI) is found by the formula?

B=703w/h2, Where w is the persons weight, in pounds and h is the person’s height, in inches.Lance Bass is 6 ft tall and weighs 200lb. A)Determine his BMI? b)If lance would like to have a BMI of 26,How much weight would he need to gain or lose?Please tell me how you solve this problem.I do not understand at all.

admin answers:

The bmi formula is actually just weight divided by height. But, for the sake of your formula, you would do this B= (703×200)/(6^2)
for b) you would do this 26=(703w)/(6^2) then solve for the w. To do that, you multiply 26 by 6^2 (36) then divide what you get by 703. That would give you his goal weight. Add or subtract that from 200.

Mark asks…

formula for bmi at meps?

what formula do they use at meps for the tape test so i can do it to my self and find out where im at before i go up

admin answers:

Depends on the service. For the Army, they use AR 600-9: http://www.army.mil/usapa/epubs/pdf/r600_9.pdf

See Appendix B

Betty asks…

Whata the formula for getting a patients BMI?

admin answers:

If you want to use US units, it’s (mass in lb x 703)/(height in in)^2

Richard asks…

HELP!!**** Formula to calculate BMI?

I dont want a website to calculate it for me! i want the actual formula!

admin answers:

English BMI Formula
BMI = ( Weight in Pounds / ( Height in inches ) x ( Height in inches ) ) x 703

Metric BMI Formula
BMI = ( Weight in Kilograms / ( Height in Meters ) x ( Height in Meters ) )

Linda asks…

What is the formula for calculating/determining the amount of food needed?

I am taking a culinary class in college and I need to determine how much yield I would need for the amount of people. For example if I have an X amount of people coming in for dinner, I need to find out the Y amount of product I am going to need. Can someone provide me with a basic formula so that I can understand this more clearly? Thanks :D

admin answers:

Http://www.bmi-calculator.net/bmr-calculator/ that is a link to find out your Basal Metabolic Rate. (or how many calories you need to just stay the same weight (ie not including walking, moving, exercising). Basically lying in bed. All you need is ur age, weight and gender. It is an approximation only.

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Your Questions About Apft Standards

Sharon asks…

Double Standard for APFT?

I know this question was asked awhile ago on here because I looked it up, but I want fresh answers.

Why does the APFT have a different standard for men and women? Why is it that the men have to do more of everything like push-ups, sit-ups and running?

admin answers:

For the Army the sit ups requirement is either the same or real close, As far as the push ups; if you have any understanding of the human body and the difference between a males chest and a female chest the answer should be obvious. Man have more muscles mass and/or are able to develop more muscle mass. As far as running women have different shaped hips and the top portion of their legs are angled different. In general their bodies don’t have as good of a design for running. There are exceptions to all rules but you have to deal with the differences as a whole and not individually. There are even differences in our thought process. Men and women and built and wired different. Each sex has its own advantages, a couple advantages males have are the ability to do push ups and running.

George asks…

what happens if you fail APFT for ROTC?

Ok, so I have an ROTC orientation coming up on the 19th. It’s NOT a scholarship.
I’m just joining as a regular cadet.

The thing is I’m really out of shape and
can’t meet any of the standards the APFT requires.
Then why did I join ROTC? cuz I want to serve my country.
It’s just I’m not the most athletic person in the world :p

I’m really worried and scared.
In the newsletter I won’t be able to draw uniforms if I fail the APFT.
Sooooo…..does that mean I can’t join ROTC if I fail APFT?? :( (

admin answers:

You’re not contract, so you don’t have to be in real shape right off the bat.

Joseph asks…

What happens if you fail APFT for ROTC?

Just asked the same question 5 hours, but didn’t get a satisfactory answer :(
Ok, so I have an ROTC orientation coming up on the 19th.
It’s NOT a scholarship.
I’m just joining as a regular cadet.

The thing is I’m really out of shape and
can’t meet any of the standards the APFT requires.
Then why did I join ROTC? cuz I want to serve my country.
It’s just I’m not the most athletic person in the world :p

I’m really worried and scared.
In the newsletter I won’t be able to draw uniforms if I fail the APFT.
Sooooo…..does that mean I can’t join ROTC if I fail APFT?? :( (

admin answers:

It doesn’t mean you won’t be able to become an ROTC cadet like anything in the military if you fail they always give you an opportunity to try it again on another date

Maria asks…

Is this good on the APFT for going into Infantry OSUT?

All this is to Army Standards:

64 Push-ups
90 Sit-ups
13:00 2 Mile

Yes I’m doing 200 Push-ups every other day. Plus working out 5 times a week.

Should I be good for Infantry OSUT

admin answers:

Yeah but this, “will someone pat me on the back and tell me I’m doing great” attitude you got isn’t.
Get over yourself and get ready to be part of a team, you show up to my platoon with this crap attitude and I’ll knock you down a few notches. Yeah this is standard and you meet the standard.

You know it’s good, your just looking for praise. I’d give you an RPFT for Ranger School, assuming you can work with others.

Lizzie asks…

Is the weight and measurment standard different in the reserves?

I just joined the reserves after two years of being out. Please dont comment on the fact I joined. I just want to know if the weight and tape standards are different of more of an allowence is given or overlooked, I will pass my APFT but I need to drop a few to pass tape.

admin answers:

I’m in a reserve unit, just got back from iraq. Yes there is the same hight/weight standards as in full time army. But there ussually is more leway with it. Over half the guys in my unit are over wt or tapped over for body fat %. But we all passed our pt test so the CO sort of looks over it and ther are even cases of the height/wt books being doctored up so noone will get flagged. Now this is just how it is in the units I’ve been affiliated with. Basically if your a good trooper, know your shit, and be the type of guy that your buddies can depend on in a tight situation and pass your apft you’ll do ok. Hell one of the best combat soilders I’ve ever been around always tapped over and was always on the fat boy program, but when the shit got bad in iraq he was always at the front putting hot lead on the enemy. My suggestion is if this is a new unit try to come in under the tape test until you see how things are done. Good luck.

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Your Questions About Korean Kitchen Knife

Steven asks…

Funny instructions?

1. On a blanket from Taiwan –
NOT TO BE USED AS PROTECTION FROM A TORNADO.
(ah well, ill just have to find a magic carpet instead)
2. On a helmet mounted mirror used by US cyclists –
REMEMBER, OBJECTS IN THE MIRROR ARE ACTUALLY BEHIND YOU.
( really? I thought I was imagining them to be there)
3. On a Taiwanese shampoo –
USE REPEATEDLY FOR SEVERE DAMAGE.
( I wouldn’t do that if I were you)
4. On the bottle-top of a (UK) flavoured milk drink –
AFTER OPENING, KEEP UPRIGHT.
(why? Is everything going to spill out if I don’t?)
5. On a New Zealand insect spray –
THIS PRODUCT NOT TESTED ON ANIMALS.
( are you sure this stuff works?)
6. In a US guide to setting up a new computer –
TO AVOID CONDENSATION FORMING, ALLOW THE BOXES TO WARM UP TO ROOM TEMPERATURE BEFORE OPENING.
(Sensible, but the instruction was INSIDE the box.)
7. In some countries, on the bottom of Coke bottles –
OPEN OTHER END.
(really? I thought that the coke would come out of the bottom through an imaginary hole)
8.On a Sears hairdryer – DO NOT USE WHILE SLEEPING.
(Shoot, and that’s the only time I have to work on my hair.)
9.On a bag of Fritos –
YOU COULD BE A WINNER! NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. DETAILS INSIDE.
(The shoplifter special!)
10. On a bar of Dial soap –
DIRECTIONS – USE LIKE REGULAR SOAP.
(And that would be, how?)
11. On Tesco’s Tiramisu dessert (printed on bottom of the box) –
DO NOT TURN UPSIDE DOWN.
(Damn! Too late, I just turned it over)
12. On Marks & Spencer Bread Pudding –
PRODUCT WILL BE HOT AFTER HEATING.
(Are you sure? Let’s experiment.)
13. On a Korean kitchen knife
WARNING: KEEP OUT OF CHILDREN.
(Hey! Who are they to tell me what to do with my kids?)
14.On most brands of Christmas lights — “FOR INDOOR OR OUT DOOR USE ONLY”
(as opposed to…what use in outer space)?
15.On a Japanese food processor — “NOT TO BE USED FOR THE OTHER USE.”
(now, somebody out there, help me on this. I’m a bit confused)
16. On Sainsbury’s peanuts –
WARNING – CONTAINS NUTS.
(Really? Peanuts contain nuts? )
17. On an American Airlines packet of nuts
INSTRUCTIONS – OPEN PACKET, EAT NUTS.
(I’m glad they cleared that up.)
18. On a Swedish chainsaw –
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO STOP CHAIN WITH YOUR HANDS OR GENITALS.
(aw! I was hopping this would stop the chainsaw faster.?)
19.On some Swanson frozen dinners — “Serving suggestion: Defrost.”
(frozen dinners? I think I will just eat it as it is seeing as its ‘JUST’ a sujestion)
20.On packaging for a Rowena iron — “Do not iron clothes on body.”
(but wouldn’t this save me more time)?
21.On Boot’s Children Cough Medicine — “DO NOT DRIVE OR OPPERATE MACHINERY AFTER USE (We could do a lot to reduce the rate of construction accidents if we could just get those 5-year-olds with head-colds off those forklifts.)
22.On Nytol Sleep Aid — “WARNING: MAY CAUSE DROWSINESS.”
(and…I’m taking this because???….)
23.On a child’s Superman costume — “WEARING OF THIS GARMENT DOES NOT ENABLE YOU TO FLY
(I don’t blame the company. I blame the parents for this one.)
lol, sorry, i dunno why i said genitals, i heard that word before and thought it was another word for fingernails but i just looked it up now and well……..LOL it wasnt what i had in mind.

admin answers:

I like the small appliance ones: do not use while bathing
do not use while sleeping

Lisa asks…

Are these warnings REALLY necessary?

Sears Hairdryer:- Do Not use while Sleeping.
Fritos:- You could be a winner! No purchase necessary. Details inside.
Dial Soap:- Use like regular soap.
Swann Frozen Food Dinners:- Serving suggestions: Defrost.
Tesco’s Tiramisu dessert:- (printed bottom of the box) Do not turn upside down.
Marks & Spencer Bread Pudding:- Product will be hot after heating.
Packaging for a Rowenta Iron:- Do not iron Clothes on Body.
Children’s cough medicine:- Do not drive car or operate machinery.
Nytol sleep aid:- Warning: may cause drowsiness.
Korean kitchen knife:- Warning: Keep out of Children.
Chinese-made Christmas lights:- For indoor or outdoor use only.
Japanese food processor:- Not to be used for the other use.
Sainsbury’s Peanuts:- Warning: Contains nuts.
American Airlines packet of nuts:- Instructions: Open packet, eat nuts.
Swedish Chainsaw:- Do not attempt to stop chain with your hands or genitals.
Superman costume:- Wearing this garment does not enable you to fly

admin answers:

Omg i love them!
Because
i thought that wearing a superman costume would enable me to fly, and yah know, who would have guessed that your not supposed to iron your clothes while you wear them? Do peanuts really contain nuts? That’s ridiculous!

…and you thought these warnings were unnecessary! Psh, think of all the lives they saved.

=]

Mary asks…

actual label instructions?

Label Instructions:

In case you needed further proof that the Human Race is doomed through stupidity, here are some actual label instructions on consumer products:

1. On a blanket from Taiwan – NOT TO BE USED AS PROTECTION FROM A TORNADO.

2. On a helmet mounted mirror used by US cyclists – REMEMBER, OBJECTS IN THE MIRROR ARE ACTUALLY BEHIND YOU.

3. On a Taiwanese shampoo – USE REPEATEDLY FOR SEVERE DAMAGE.

4. On the bottle-top of a (UK) flavoured milk drink – AFTER OPENING, KEEP UPRIGHT.

5. On a New Zealand insect spray – THIS PRODUCT NOT TESTED ON ANIMALS.

6. In a US guide to setting up a new computer – TO AVOID CONDENSATION FORMING, ALLOW THE BOXES TO WARM UP TO ROOM TEMPERATURE BEFORE OPENING. (Sensible, but the instruction was INSIDE the box.)

7. On a Japanese product used to relieve painful hemorrhoids – LIE DOWN ON BED AND INSERT POSCOOL SLOWLY UP TO THE PROJECTED PORTION LIKE A SWORD-GUARD INTO ANAL DUCT. WHILE INSERTING POSCOOL FOR APPROXIMATELY 5 MINUTES, KEEP QUIET
8. In some countries, on the bottom of Coke bottles – OPEN OTHER END.

9. On a packet of Sunmaid raisins – WHY NOT TRY TOSSING OVER YOUR FAVOURITE BREAKFAST CEREAL?

10. On a Sears hairdryer – DO NOT USE WHILE SLEEPING.

11. On a bag of Fritos – YOU COULD BE A WINNER! NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. DETAILS INSIDE. (The shoplifter special!)

12. On a bar of Dial soap – DIRECTIONS – USE LIKE REGULAR SOAP. (And that would be how?)

13. On Tesco’s Tiramisu dessert (printed on bottom of the box) – DO NOT TURN UPSIDE DOWN. (Too late! You lose!)

14. On Marks & Spencer Bread Pudding – PRODUCT WILL BE HOT AFTER HEATING. (Are you sure? Let’s experiment.)

15. On a Korean kitchen knife – WARNING: KEEP OUT OF CHILDREN. (Dammit! Who are they to tell me what to do with my kids?)

16. On a string of Chinese-made Christmas lights – FOR INDOOR OR OUTDOOR USE ONLY. (As opposed to use in outer space?)

17. On a Japanese food processor – NOT TO BE USED FOR THE OTHER USE. (Now I’m curious.)

18. On Sainsbury’s peanuts – WARNING – CONTAINS NUTS. (Really? Peanuts contain nuts?)

19. On an American Airlines packet of nuts INSTRUCTIONS – OPEN PACKET, EAT NUTS. (I’m glad they cleared that up.)

20. On a Swedish chainsaw – DO NOT ATTEMPT TO STOP CHAIN WITH YOUR HANDS OR GENITALS. (What kind of consumer phone-call led to this warning?)

21. On a child’s superman costume – WEARING OF THIS GARMENT DOES NOT ENABLE YOU TO FLY. (That’s right, destroy a universal childhood fantasy!)

22. On some frozen dinners: SERVING SUGGESTION: DEFROST.

23. On a hotel provided shower cap in a box: FITS ONE HEAD.

24. On packaging for a Rowenta iron: DO NOT IRON CLOTHES ON BODY.

25. On Boot’s “Children’s” cough medicine: DO NOT DRIVE CAR OR OPERATE MACHINERY.

26. On Nightly sleep aid: WARNING: MAY CAUSE DROWSINESS. (Duh!)

admin answers:

I love reading these

Laura asks…

Survey. Has the blame/claim culture gone too far?

These are actual instruction labels on consumer goods…

On Sears hairdryer:
Do not use while sleeping.
(Gee, that’s the only time I have to work on my hair!)

On a bag of Fritos:
You could be a winner! No purchase necessary. Details inside.
(The shoplifter special!)

On a bar of Dial soap:
Directions: Use like regular soap.
(and that would be how?)

On some Swann frozen dinners:
Serving suggestion: Defrost.
(But it’s ‘just’ a suggestion!)

On Tesco’s Tiramisu dessert: (printed on bottom of the box)
Do not turn upside down.
(Too late! you lose!)

On Marks & Spencer Bread Pudding:
Product will be hot after heating.
(Are you sure? Let’s experiment.)

On packaging for a Rowenta iron:
Do not iron clothes on body.
(But wouldn’t that save more time?)
(Whose body?)

On Boot’s Children’s cough medicine:
Do not drive car or operate machinery.
(We could do a lot to reduce the construction accidents if we just kept those 5 year olds off those fork lifts.)

On Nytol sleep aid:
Warning: may cause drowsiness.
(One would hope!)

On a Korean kitchen knife:
Warning: keep out of children.
(hmm…something must have gotten lost in the translation…)

On a string of Christmas lights:
For indoor or outdoor use only.
(As opposed to use in outer space.)

On a food processor:
Not to be used for the other use.
(Now I’m curious.)

On Sainsbury’s peanuts:
Warning: contains nuts.
(but no peas?)

On an American Airlines packet of nuts:
Instructions: open packet, eat nuts.
(somebody got paid big bucks to write this one…)

On a Swedish chainsaw:
Do not attempt to stop chain with your hands.
(Raise your hand if you’ve tried this…)

On a child’s Superman costume:
Wearing of this garment does not enable you to fly.
(Oh go ahead! That’s right, destroy a universal childhood belief.)

admin answers:

Very good loved the chainsaw one raises stump of arm up lol

Sandy asks…

now this is why the world is doomed to stupidity…read if you need a good laugh!!! kinda long but worth it!!!?

1. On a blanket from Taiwan – NOT TO BE USED AS PROTECTION FROM A TORNADO.

2. On a helmet mounted mirror used by US cyclists – REMEMBER, OBJECTS IN THE MIRROR ARE ACTUALLY BEHIND YOU.

3. On a Taiwanese shampoo – USE REPEATEDLY FOR SEVERE DAMAGE.

4. On the bottle-top of a (UK) flavoured milk drink – AFTER OPENING, KEEP UPRIGHT.

5. On a New Zealand insect spray – THIS PRODUCT NOT TESTED ON ANIMALS.

6. In a US guide to setting up a new computer – TO AVOID CONDENSATION FORMING, ALLOW THE BOXES TO WARM UP TO ROOM TEMPERATURE BEFORE OPENING. (Sensible, but the instruction was INSIDE the box.)

7. On a Japanese product used to relieve painful hemorrhoids – LIE DOWN ON BED AND INSERT POSCOOL SLOWLY UP TO THE PROJECTED PORTION LIKE A SWORD-GUARD INTO ANAL DUCT. WHILE INSERTING POSCOOL FOR APPROXIMATELY 5 MINUTES, KEEP QUIET.

8. In some countries, on the bottom of Coke bottles – OPEN OTHER END.

9. On a packet of Sunmaid raisins – WHY NOT TRY TOSSING OVER YOUR FAVOURITE BREAKFAST CEREAL?

10. On a Sears hairdryer – DO NOT USE WHILE SLEEPING.

11. On a bag of Fritos – YOU COULD BE A WINNER! NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. DETAILS INSIDE. (The shoplifter special!)

12. On a bar of Dial soap – DIRECTIONS – USE LIKE REGULAR SOAP. (And that would be how?)

13. On Tesco’s Tiramisu dessert (printed on bottom of the box) – DO NOT TURN UPSIDE DOWN. (Too late! You lose!)

14. On Marks & Spencer Bread Pudding – PRODUCT WILL BE HOT AFTER HEATING. (Are you sure? Let’s experiment.)

15. On a Korean kitchen knife – WARNING: KEEP OUT OF CHILDREN. (Dammit! Who are they to tell me what to do with my kids?)

16. On a string of Chinese-made Christmas lights – FOR INDOOR OR OUTDOOR USE ONLY. (As opposed to use in outer space?)

17. On a Japanese food processor – NOT TO BE USED FOR THE OTHER USE. (Now I’m curious.)

18. On Sainsbury’s peanuts – WARNING – CONTAINS NUTS. (Really? Peanuts contain nuts?)

19. On an American Airlines packet of nuts INSTRUCTIONS – OPEN PACKET, EAT NUTS. (I’m glad they cleared that up.)

20. On a Swedish chainsaw – DO NOT ATTEMPT TO STOP CHAIN WITH YOUR HANDS OR GENITALS. (What kind of consumer phone-call led to this warning?)

21. On a child’s superman costume – WEARING OF THIS GARMENT DOES NOT ENABLE YOU TO FLY. (That’s right, destroy a universal childhood fantasy!)

22. On some frozen dinners: SERVING SUGGESTION: DEFROST.

23. On a hotel provided shower cap in a box: FITS ONE HEAD.

24. On packaging for a Rowenta iron: DO NOT IRON CLOTHES ON BODY.

25. On Boot’s “Children’s” cough medicine: DO NOT DRIVE CAR OR OPERATE MACHINERY.

26. On Nightly sleep aid: WARNING: MAY CAUSE DROWSINESS. (Duh!)

admin answers:

LMAOOO
hahhahahhahahahhah
that is sooo funny
ur rite dooomed to stupidityyy!!!

:)

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Your Questions About Complex Carbohydrates

Ruth asks…

What informatio is printed on food labels?

(2) Where does digestion of complex carbohydrates begins in?
(3) What is the name of the medium for all body fluids and for regulating the body’s temperature?
(4) Can people with eating disorders see themslves as they really are?
(5)What is the sensitive upper area of the small intestine , which exert control over the digestive tract called?

admin answers:

Every label will have the following nutrients listed:

Serving Size
% Daily Value
Protein
Servings per Container
Cholesterol
Vitamin A
Calories (total)
Sodium
Vitamin C
Calories from Fat
Total Carbohydrate
Calcium
Total Fat
Dietary Fiber
Iron
Saturated Fat
Sugars

Robert asks…

What is the name for a complex, multiunit carbohydrate?

What is the name for a complex, multiunit carbohydrate?

admin answers:

A polysaccharide – eg. Starch, glycogen, cellulose.

Daniel asks…

What should I eat post workout if losing weight and toning up are the 2 goals?

As above. I do not wish to bulk up. I’m just focusing on losing some weight and toning up. What’s the best thing to eat after a workout? especially the carbohydrates part, should I consume simple or complex carbohydrates?

Thanks.

admin answers:

Probably any kind of meat like steak or something.

Donna asks…

Explain what Starch is and why it is not able to move across a cell membrane?

I know that starch is a mixture of amylose and amylopectin & these are both complex carbohydrate polymers of glucose. But i don’t know why starch isn’t able to move across a cell membrane i mean if we diffuse it isn’t possible that it might move across a cell membrane?

admin answers:

Starch is too big of a molecule to pass through the lipid bilayer

Betty asks…

What does an increase of hydrogen ions do to the pH of a substance?

Help for science. Thanks :)
and if you can answer these as well, you’d be a life saver. Just trying to get ready for a science tomorrow. Thanks again and answer what you can :)

1) What happens when an acid reacts with a base?

____ is a compound that increases the number of hydrogen ions when dissolved in water.

____ is a compound that increases the number of hydroxide ions when dissolved in water.

Why is carbon such an important element in the creation of organic molecules?

What is the pH of a neutral substance?

What is the pH of a strong acid?

What is the pH of a weak acid?

What is the pH of a strong base?

What is the pH of a weak base?

The individual molecules that make up a polymer are called ____.

What is polymer formed from amino acids called?

What is glucose?

What is a carbohydrate, and what is its function in the human body?

Is plastic organic, explain why or why not?

What are the 6 most common elements in living things?

What is a polymer?

Are most of the compounds found on this planet, organic or inorganic?

What is the difference between a complex carbohydrate and a simple carbohydrate?

What percentage of the human body is water?

What does the law of conservation of mass state? Explain how this relates to chemical reactions.

How many bonds can one carbon atom form?

Is plastic organic or inorganic? Explain why.

What are the properties of acids and bases? You should produce two long lists.

admin answers:

Properties of acids and bases

http://www.chemteam.info/AcidBase/Acid-Base-Properties.html

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