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Wowfactor360: June 2018

Saturday, 30 June 2018

How to train your brain to fall asleep in 1 minute

In our constantly plugged-in, fast-paced society today, it’s no wonder why so many people have sleeping problems. Some doctors and researchers have even called lack of adequate sleep a public health epidemic due to the number of sleep-deprived citizens today. In fact, according to a Gallup report, a staggering 41% of Americans don’t get the recommended 7-8 hours of sleep per night.

As you’ve probably heard before, our cells regenerate during sleep, allowing us to carry out all the necessary tasks of a day’s work. However, improper sleep can lead to poor mental and physical health. In fact, a groundbreaking study from the University of Surrey in the UK found that just one week of inadequate sleep can lead to changes in a whopping 700 genes in the human body. 

Sleep deficiency can lead to chronic health problems, including high blood pressure, obesity, anxiety, depression, heart disease, and cancer, just to name a few. Researchers found that the genes affected controlled inflammation, immunity, and stress response.

So, what can we do about this ever-growing sleep problem? For starters, it would help to learn how to fall asleep again, something that came very naturally to us as children. However, due to life stress and all the things that come along with “growing up,” many of us have simply forgotten how to fall asleep in a short amount of time. Our minds keep us awake at night, inducing anxiety and restlessness.

How to Train Your Brain To Fall Asleep in 1 Minute or Less

While clearing your mind before sleep may seem like a difficult task, Dr. Andrew Weil recommends a simple breathing technique to help you relax.  He points to the 4-7-8 breathing technique as a natural sleep remedy for the nights when sleep seems to elude you. Below, we’ll discuss exactly how to do this breathing exercise.

First, make sure you have the right posture to allow for deep breathing. (Sit up straight, relax your shoulders, etc)Place the tip of your tongue on the roof of your mouth behind your front teeth. Keep it there throughout the exercise, even as you exhale.Exhale completely.Inhale through your nose to a count of four.Hold your breath for a count of seven.Exhale through your mouth to a count of eight.Then, complete the sequence three more times.

It might take a few nights of practice for this to work, but the key is consistency. You might have trouble concentrating on doing the exercise at first, but just remember to set aside some time before bed so that you can focus on nothing but breathing.

So, why does this technique work so well, you ask? We have three main reasons. Firstly, it allows you to slow your breathing, which automatically makes you feel more relaxed. Secondly, you will have more oxygen coursing through your body by taking deeper breaths. Thirdly, concentrating on solely your breathing will teach you mindfulness, which many scientists have proven to reduce stress, anxiety, and racing thoughts. 

Maybe we’ve forgotten how to sleep because we’ve forgotten how to breathe, but by practicing this breathing exercise, you’ll fall asleep quicker and have a more restful sleep.

You can also do other things to induce sleep, a few of which we have outlined below.

More Tips on How to Fall Asleep Faster

Don’t do any sort of work in your bed. You need to associate your bed with sleep and relaxation, not anything else.Keep the house comfortable. Studies have shown that people sleep better when the thermostat is set to cool.Write down any thoughts you might have before you go to sleep. This way, you can get out all of your stress and frustration before sleep so that you won’t lie awake thinking of everything under the sun that worries you.Remove any distractions. Turn off your cell phone, TV, and other digital devices so that you can prepare for sleep and avoid keeping your mind active.Try to keep your house quiet. However, if relaxing music helps you fall asleep, by all means, turn it on before bed.Have a routine. Our bodies require a certain wake-sleep cycle in order to function properly, so go to bed at the same time each night, and wake at the same time each morning.

Remember, sleep is absolutely vital to living your best life, so honor your needs and prioritize your sleep. You’ll feel more vibrant and happy once you get a normal sleeping schedule down. Sweet dreams!


Bobrisky flaunts his curves in sexy black dress

Nigerian male babrie, Bobrisky yesterday, stepped out with his blazing pink hair and a tight, revealing black dress.

See the photos below:

This is coming after a little spat with his former stylist, Seun who accused him of being a ritualist and destiny user.

Recall the stylist via his Instagram page wrote on how Bobrisky used him and tried to use him for rituals. Seun wrote:

“The God I serve I’ll punish you for talking about me on your Instagram, you this stupid old fool, bloody liar, do you think I want to close to you again, never it will never happen, let me tell you incase you don’t know. I serve I living God and he as never disappoint me.”

“I regret knowing you as a person in my life, you this waste of resources, be lying to people simply because you think they will believe you, it’s so very bad for you to be hurting people who is loyal to you, you are such an ungrateful bastard”

“To talk about this jacob matter, people will surprise, I know you in and out, you maltreated that boy because he has nobody, you turn him to a slave in your house because, there was nobody to rescue him, you give him beating like a prisoner every blessed day because there is no body to question you.”

“I shake my head for you. Don’t think you can kill me you this destiny user. Your stone that goes up will definitely come down one day. Hmmmm this guy is funny ooo.. who doesn’t know you as a liar, let me tell you, I will never forgive you because what you did to me pains me and it pains my creator as well.”


Friday, 29 June 2018

This Imam hid 262 Christians in a Mosque during Plateau Killings


It’s easy to focus on how people are divided along tribal and religious lines, but several people are out there who aren’t letting these differences stop them from seeing the humanity in others.

One of them is this imam from the village of Nghar Yelwa in Plateau State, who saved 262 Christians from Fulani Herdsmen on Sunday.

The herdsmen had attacked 3 local governments in the state killing over 100 people, one of them Barkin Ladi, where the people had escaped from.

Sharing his story with BBC Pidgin, the imam said he first took the women, number about 60 to his home, and the men to the mosque to hide.

The herdsmen later accosted him, he shared, and ordered him to give up the Christians. But he lied and told them all the people with him were Muslims.

It’s so refreshing, seeing that some of us are not letting ideologies and religion and tribe divide us. So inspiring.

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Thursday, 28 June 2018

Beauty Tips : Beautiful benefits in eating watermelon

You probably already know about the health benefits of watermelons but do you know of its beauty benefits?

Originating from southern Africa, watermelon contains vitamins such as Vitamin A, B6 and C, and is also packed with lycopene and amino acids, all combining to contribute towards the healthy skin, aiding the immune system, and benefitting from antioxidants.

Rather than using chemical mixtures, here are the hair and skin benefits of watermelon:
Prevents Acne
Vitamin A packed in watermelon helps to reduce skin pore size and the amount of oil that your sebaceous glands produce which can be upsetting for keeping a clear skin. Watermelon is believed to help with acne due to this these properties.

Promotes Hair Growth
Watermelon is good for promoting hair growth as it contains a great amount of citrulline which increases the level of arginine and is essential to our bodies to help with blood circulation in the scalp.

Prevents Skin From Ageing
The more we age, the thinner our skin becomes and less able to recover from damage. Watermelon is full of antioxidants such as lycopene and also vitamin C and A which helps reduce these free radicals that slow down the signs of ageing. Consumption of Vitamin A will encourage the growth of collagen and elastin cells that helps your skin stay young and elegant.

Prevents Hair Loss
This fruit also contains Vitamin C which helps the body non-heme iron which ensures that enough iron is present in your red blood cells to help in carrying oxygen to your hair follicles thereby promoting healthy hair. Watermelons also promote collagen formation which is essential for healthy hair growth.

Hydrates Skin
Watermelon has a very high water content which helps in keeping the skin hydrated and moisturised. This would prevent having a dry skin and also make your skin appear elegant and looking great.


Wednesday, 27 June 2018

JOE JACKSON is dead. Michael Jackson’s father has died aged 89. What was his net worth?

Joe Jackson dead: Micheal Jackson’s father has died - net worth revealed

The American talent manager is best known for being the father of Michael Jackson, who died in 2009 age just 50.

Joe, from Fountain Hill, Arkansas, was inducted into Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame the class of 2014.

He had eleven children, including Janet, Jermaine, La Toya, Rebbie, Randy, Jackie, Marlon and Titi Jackson.

According to Celebirty Net Worth Joe Jackson is worth $500,000 (£380,340).

Joe Jackson, who was the child of Samuel Jackson and Crystal Lee King, was born in 1928.

He recaleld his childhood is sad terms, descrbing himself as a "lonely child that had only few friends" in his memoirs, The Jacksons.

He had enormous success working with his son’s musical group The Jackson 5.

They revealed I Want You Back in 1969 and the hit is a favourite to this day.

Jackson was married to Katherine Scruse, the mother of ten children, Maureen, Sigmund, Toriano, Jemaine, La Toya, Marlon, Brandon, Michael, Steven and Janet.

He also leaved behind a daughter Joh'Vonnie Jackson, who he had with Cheryl Terrell.


N2m bribe from president Buhari : Small doctor cries out.

The claims that President Muhammadu Buhari bribed Temitope Adekunle, aka Small Doctor, with N2m to throw his weight behind the president’s reelection bid has drawn the singer’s response.

Buhari had during Ramadan hosted some youths including Small Doctor, Kunle Afolayan, Tobi Bakre, Tania Omotayo and Sound Sultan and broke fast with them.

Expectedly the get-together set tongues wagging with the Director of New Media for the Peoples Democratic Party, Deji Adeyanju, in a tweet posting “So, some youths went to Aso Rock yesterday to see Buhari and collected ‘thanks for coming’, N2m each. Very soon, they will start telling us why it is good for Buhari to continue…”

Denying Adeyanju’s bribery allegation in an interview with Punch, the 21-year-old singer said, “I am not aware that the President gave anyone N2m. I was only invited to Aso Rock during the Ramadan period, which I honoured. Have you asked Sound Sultan or Kunle Afolayan and they said Buhari gave us N2m each. Well, I don’t know if they gave anyone but I didn’t collect such money.”


Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Snacks you eat that will kill you soon

Petroleum is the yellow liquid that is mined from the earth to produce gasoline and motor oil. It’s also refined and used in many food products that line american grocery shelves, most of these being marketed towards children.

These by-products are often consumed in the form of bright food coloring, flavoring and preservatives in processed snacks. Yellow dye #5 and red dye #40 are well-known variations.

Currently, The FDA isn’t concerned about the petroleum products used in American food, but may of these are outlawed in other countries because they pose serious health risks.

In fact, artificial food dye have caused the following effects in recent studies (1):

HyperactivityCancerAllergic reactionsObesityAsthmaDiabetesChromosomal damageHypoglycemiaOrgan damageBirth defects

Food dyes can also contain unexpected and unknown impurities. In fact, these substances are so toxic that the British government and European Union have ended the use of dyes in food throughout Europe since 2009 and 2010, respectively.

Red 40, Yellow 5, and Yellow 6 account roughly for 90% of the dyes used in foods (2).

Even some fresh oranges are dipped in dye to brighten them and provide uniform color, says Michael Jacobson, executive director at CSPI.

Red 40 has been proven to cause immune-system tumors in mice and allergic and hyperactive reactions in children.

Yellow 5 has the same effects but contains multiple carcinogenic substances and has been linked to organ damage.

Yellow 6 was found to cause adrenal tumors in animals as well as hypersensitivity in children.

Here’s a list of popular children’s foods you’ll want to avoid:

1. Pop Tarts

According to the nutritional information available on the Kellogg website, The most popular flavor, frosted strawberry, contains many harmful ingredients.

For starters, the snacks have corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, dextrose and sugar within the first 7 ingredients. These sugary products has all been linked to childhood diabetes, sugar addiction and liver problems.

The treats also contain TBHQ,  a petroleum based-product which damages human DNA and causes cellular dysfunction (4).

It’s also know to cause tumours, vision loss, liver enlargement, neurotoxic effects, convulsions, and paralysis in laboratory animals (5).

2. Fruit Snacks

Many fruit-based snacks that market themselves as healthy options, like jam-filled cereal bars for example, are loaded with food coloring to  make them more appealing (6).

Red 3 is commonly used, which is worrisome since it’s been banned from cosmetic products for causing thyroid tumors.

3. M & Ms

Alongside red 40, yellow 6 and yellow 5, these chocolates are often colored by using blue 2, which is known to cause tumors in the brain and bladder, as well as blue 1, which inhibits the development of nerve cells.

4. Cheetos.

These orange snacks are not only colored with yellow 6, they also contain an artificial flavoring mix of other highly toxic substances.

The “Flamin’ Hot” variety was even reported to cause abdominal distress, gastritis and addiction-like dependency in children and adults (7).

5. Teddy Grams

These seemingly harmless snacks are often laced with TBHQ, which is bad for the same reasons mentioned previously, as well as nausea, vomiting, delirium, anxiety and stomach cancer (8).

Thankfully, you can replace these snack with all-natural and organic products (that are either store-bought or homemade) as well as fresh fruits and vegetables in appropriately-sized portions.

These options are much more filling and nutritious than the ones on this list.

If you’re concerned about your child’s exposure to dyes, make sure to read the labels on household products such as vitamins, cough syrup, toothpaste, shampoo, laundry detergent and hand cream (9). These products often contain similarly toxic dyes.


Monday, 25 June 2018

“We Lost 300 Cows” — Miyetti Allah confirms Plateau Killings was a revenge

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders’ Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) says the raid by suspected herdsmen on three local governments in Plateau State were a retaliation of the loss of cows in recent times.

More than 100 people were killed on Saturday night when suspected herdsmen attacked many villages in Riyom, Barkin Ladi and Jos South local government areas of the state.

Commenting on the tragedy via a statement on Monday, Danladi Ciroma, Chairman, North-Central zone of the cattle breeders’ association, said herdsmen in the state had lost “about 300 cows in the last few weeks”.

“These attacks are retaliatory. As much as I don’t support the killing of human being, the truth must be told that those who carried out the attacks must be on revenge mission,” Ciroma said.

“There have been recent reports of cow rustling and destruction of farms between Berom farmers and Fulani herdsmen. The people carrying out these criminal activities are well-known to the communities but the communities are hiding them.

“Fulani herdsmen have lost about 300 cows in the last few weeks — 94 cows were rustled by armed Berom youth in Fan village, another 36 cows were killed by Berom youth. In addition to that, 174 cattle were rustled and the criminals disappeared with them to Mangu [Local Government].

“Since these cows were not found, no one should expect peace in the areas. Even soldiers that went after the criminals to recover the rustled cows were shot by the armed rustlers and eventually escaped with all the cows.

“The government of Governor Lalong has done a lot to restore peace, but the criminal elements hiding among their people are the ones frustrating these peace efforts.”

He urged security agencies to be fair to all parties, saying they should neglect any report presented by the Fulani “because such report can lead to attacks and deaths if not properly handled”.

“Criminals thrive a lot in Berom communities, but when the Fulani, who are always victims of their crime, react with attacks, they blame the government,” he added.

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Viral Video Of chidimma boyfriend Kizz Daniel And Seyi Shay Cuddling And Kissing


Seyi Shay and Kizz Daniel have been captured in a video cuddling and having fun on the set of the musical video for ‘I surrender’ off Seyi Shay’s ‘Electric Package’ EP.

Watch the video below:

Meanwhile the Management of G-Worldwide Entertainment had earlier on released a statement to inform the general public that the matter of G-Worldwide Entertainment Ltd v Oluwatobiloba Daniel Anidugbe before the Federal High Court, Lagos Division, is still ongoing contrary to the fake news being peddled by the artiste and his advisers to mislead the public.

Following several requests and inquiries by Nigerian and foreign online media and entertainment outfits about the status of the matter, it has become needful to notify the public of the current state of facts.

The suit at the Federal High Court last came up on 16th May 2018 whereupon our lawyers informed the Judge of a pending application for status quo to further restrain the rebellious acts of the artiste in view of the recent release of previously unreleased songs from the Evolution album, as well as the continued use of the name Kiss Daniel without our approval. The Judge emphatically told the Kiss’ lawyers to explore a settlement of the dispute as he does not believe the matter is one which should go to trial and that the lawyers should report on any settlement at the next adjourned date, 26th June 2018. We are unaware at the time of this release that the lawyers to Kiss have submitted any proposal with terms of settlement to our legal team.

It also interesting to inform the public that the Court was informed about the artiste’s release of the new song titled 4 Dayz, and For you a collaborated with WizKid , which are songs from the Evolution album, the ownership of which forms the subject matter of the suit at Federal High Court. We therefore need to let the public know that these releases demonstrate that the artiste is on a trip to put the credibility of other artistes whom he collaborates with in question.

We are also aware that the artiste has released the video of 4 Days, done a collaboration with Sheyi Shay titled Surrender, and another song Me ke with Omawunmi by changing his name from ‘’Kiss Daniel’’ to ‘‘Kizz Daniel’’. Let the whole world also take note that G-Worldwide is also the owner of the name ‘‘Kizz Daniel’’ (see acceptance and acknowledgement documents from the Ministry of Trade & Investment).

All digital platforms have been put on notice for take down of infringing materials where the name Kizz Daniel is in use, and we have responded to foreign and local media outfits on this issue following calls for clarification. We also wish to formally inform the public that the artiste’s use of the names Kiss Daniel and Kizz Daniel amount to breach of the company’s intellectual property rights. The company further advises the general public and other artistes to desist from engaging the artiste in respect of the names and contact the company’s management to confirm any information or proposal from the artist or his advisers which we believe are calculated to deceive.

We shall also not hesitate to take appropriate legal action to obtain judicial redress where necessary for such infringements.

Thank you.


BET Awards 2018: Davido Wins Best International Act Award

Davido was nominated in the ‘Best International Act’ award category alongside Tiwa Savage, Booba (France), Cassper Nyovest (South Africa), Dadju (France), Distruction Boyz (South Africa), Fally Ipupa (DR Congo), J Hus (UK), Niska (France), Stefflon Don (UK) and Stormzy (UK).

Yesterday night, the DMW Bossemerged the winner at the 2018 BET Awards which held at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.

Before the main awards show, Davido performed at the pre-show a few hours ago. It was an electrifying performance.

Receiving the award, Davido sent his condolences to D’banj, who lost his 13-month old son in a drowning accident on Sunday, June 24, 2018.

(Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for BET/BellaNaija)

An emotional Davido who couldn’t believe that he was on stage receiving the award, also talked about the impact of African culture on the world and asked people to come to Africa and eat the food, and enjoy the culture.

(Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for BET/BellaNaija)

Speaking on his album which drops this year, Davido encouraged foreign artistes to collaborate with him, specifically mentioning J.Cole.

Watch below.


We just had @davidoofficial perform at the Pre-show. A golden moment indeed 🙏🏾 #BETAwards2018 in association with @russianbearsa and @metrofmsa and @menzgoldgh.

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Congratulations, @iam_Davido! Much love to the 2018 #BETAwards Best International Act winner! pic.twitter.com/WZNg0uaBIT

— BET (@BET) June 25, 2018


Sunday, 24 June 2018

Celebrities Mourn The Death Of DBanj’s Son, Daniel

The Nigerian Entertainment industry as a whole has been thrown into mourning following the tragic death of DBanj’s son, Daniel, who is just 13-months-old… He reportedly drowned in a pool yesterday.

Fans and celebrities can’t seem to get over the news, have all taken to social media to mourn the death of Daniel, who only celebrated his first birthday a month ago.

Don Jazzy wrote, ‘Just heard the worst news in a long time’.

Dbanjs manager, Frank Amudo also wrote, ‘Trying Times Try God. He Is Still Worthy Of All Our Praises ..

Just heard the worst news in a long time. 🙏🏿

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Trying Times💔🖤 Try God🙏

A post shared by Super Frankie 🌐🆖 (@franklinspice) on Jun 24, 2018 at 2:28pm PDT

💔🖤 He Is Still Worthy Of All Our Praises ……. #FaithFulFather

A post shared by CHEEKYCHIZZY #HOTBOY #BITG (@cheekychizzyhotboy) on Jun 24, 2018 at 2:21pm PDT

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7 Important things you should never say to a woman about yourself...

Ever seen a woman look at you this way? [Photo/evewoman.com]

I see you guys opening your mouth and just say anything to a woman. Has a woman ever reacted like this to something you said?

In other cases, that look will actually be a smoothie as some women like me will kick your butt and whoop that ass!

So, gentlemen, sit around me and I will give you a few tips on how to keep your head when you are around women. As those old guys said, ‘words are like flowers.

You are/have a fat…

Nigga! You might think that you are complimenting a woman but the word fat even if used with a sweet word is still fat and bad. Fat has always been associated with obesity, unsexy people who just like eating and have no control. So next time you see something big in a girl, please wait ten minutes, find a sweet word and replace that fat.

Relax or calm down

And that’s the equivalent of ‘you are overreacting’ or ‘you are being dramatic’. I should have even placed this at no.1. She is not overreacting, she is responding. The moment you mention those words, that’s when you will see real drama. So just sit there like the man you are, taking it by the gun and let her be!

Is it that time of the month?

With Kenyan men, it is worse, am sure you know what you guys say when you think a woman is doing no.2. Here, your brain tells you that this question will help you get out of the situation or help the woman ‘calm down’. You are in for a big surprise!

My ex… 

If the devil ever tricks you into saying these words, go to hell and help him light up the fire cause that’s where you will be going if your woman hears you talking about another woman.  Gentlemen, please refrain yourself from comparing your girl to your ex, or just go back to her.

You knew I was like this

No, I did not! You pretended to be Romeo so that you would have some of that Capulet cookie and now you are showing your true nature.

Did you finish all that by yourself? 

Refer to no.1  

Why don’t you ask ‘her’ how to…?

Her could be your mother, sister, best friend, cousin whoever! The moment you start comparing the way your girl does things with however the girls in your life do, you are on your way to lose her. Trust me!

Are you paying? 

Don’t even get me started because you won’t get me to stop! Call her a gold digger or whatever word you could get out of your dictionary, but man, whenever you are with a girl, just man up and pay up!

Whose is it?

She has just told you she is pregnant, if it wasn’t yours, she wouldn’t be telling you!

Is that what you are going to wear?

Really? Can this even be justified in the slightest way? She just wore something nice and is waiting for you to confirm how good it is, and then you utter this gibberish…. Man, that is just not cool.



New Research shows why girls must avoid crossing their legs when sitting down

A bad sitting posture could cause major damage to legs. In this report by SADE OGUNTOLA, experts say that sitting in crossed-leg position for a prolonged period, for instance, can do more harm than good.

The crossing of knees is a very common pose people adopt when sitting down; many people do this consciously. This position is elegant and s3xy, and often associated with being ’’feminine’’ and ’’ladylike.’’  But not too many people know that sitting crossed leg can have some serious consequences on their health and bodies.

Charming as sitting with a crossed-leg posture may seem to be, it is not a normal sitting position to be encouraged for prolonged period of time.

“A fat person that sits with crossed-leg will feel the muscles of the thigh rub more on themselves. So, it will not be too comfortable for a fat person, even if a slim person can cope,” said Dr Fatai Adeniyi, a physiotherapist, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Oyo State.

According to Dr Adeniyi, sitting with crossed legs would also require that the ligaments that hold the bones also have to stretch to keep that position because it is not a normal anatomic position.

“This can affect blood circulation; there will be a point that the blood vessel will be angulated. Blood flow will be impeded, so it will not be as free as it should,” he added.

Posture issues may seem minor in the beginning but can cause serious health issues in the long run.  ”That is why individuals can change to the posture of sitting with closed legs and incline one side or with their feet planted flat on the floor and their knees making an angle of 90 degrees with the hips to be comfortable and polite,” Dr Adeniyi declared.

Research has found that good posture leads to improved intelligence; protects from back problems and “sitting disease”; and staves off heart disease and diabetes.

Dr Abiodun Adeoye, a consultant cardiologist, University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Oyo State, said spending too much time with crossed-legs can cause the leg or foot go numb.

“Crossing the legs can put pressure on the peroneal nerve at the back of the knee, which supplies sensation to the lower legs and feet. Of course, this uncomfortable feeling will make the individual move,” he stated.

He declared that even when taking blood pressure measurement crossing of legs is also not allowed because it might skew the reading by temporarily raising the blood pressure.

Studies have found that leg crossing can result in a higher blood pressure reading. One of the studies was conducted at a hypertension clinic in Istanbul.

The Istanbul researchers took several readings with legs crossed and uncrossed. Again, blood pressure was higher when legs were crossed, but when the measurements were repeated just three minutes after uncrossing the legs, blood pressure was back to the earlier levels. The greatest rise in blood pressure occurs in people already being treated for high blood pressure.

It is reasoned that because the blood in the legs has to work against gravity to be pumped back to the heart, crossing one leg over the other increases resistance, making it even harder for the blood to circulate. This causes the body to increase the blood pressure to push the blood back to the heart.

Although crossing of legs at the knee when sitting down does not give high blood pressure in the long term, he said its effect on blood circulation in individuals with some peripheral vascular diseases can be catastrophic.

“This is a country that many people do not go for medical checkups and might not know they have such a problem as peripheral vascular diseases,” he added.

Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is a blood circulation disorder that causes the blood vessels outside of the heart and brain to narrow, block, or spasm. This can happen in the arteries or veins. PVD typically causes pain and fatigue, often in the legs, and especially during exercise.

Dr Tayo Ayorinde, a consultant orthopaedic and spine surgeon in Lagos, said crossing of legs is always discouraged in persons that had just undergone hip replacement surgery because it could dislocate the hip as well as those with some inflammatory conditions of the joints such as gout and rheumatoid disease.

Although crossing legs at the knee would not predispose an individual to develop arthritis in a healthy person, Dr Ayorinde stated: “to the best of my knowledge, crossing legs on its own and in an otherwise normal healthy person should have no consequence.”

Much as ladies tend to cross their legs for some other reasons, he assured that if it is not done beyond what the body can cope wth, it should be okay.

Dr Ayorinde, however, cautioned persons above 40 years against crossing of legs when on long trips either by road or air because this could narrow down blood flow around the knee area, making a clot more likely.

“The limps are in an abnormal awkward position, so this may increase a risk for blood clot formation in the calf muscles, what is medically termed Deep vein thrombosis (DVT). It is bad enough that when flying one cannot be standing, but there is the need to be changing position regularly,” he said.

The surgeon said the current recommendation is that nobody should sit for more than 30 minutes at a stretch when it is possible, adding that the risk of an early death is higher in people that seat for a longer than 30 minutes at a stretch.

He declared, “Individuals are advised to change position at least every 30 minutes, even if it is just to stand and sit back again.”

But even if the crossing of legs does not give high blood pressure in the long term, some people suggest that it can give varicose veins.

Usually, tiny valves in the blood vessels prevent blood from flowing back in the wrong direction, but if those valves become stretched and weakened the blood can pool, resulting in the enlarged veins that are all varicose veins.

Sitting in crossed-leg position can also lead to pelvic imbalance. It is due to the reason that this position can impact your inner and outer thigh muscles. This could also put your leg-joints at risk.

Also, one study found that people who sat with their legs crossed for more than three hours a day were more likely to lean forward and to round their shoulders.


Research Shows Bisexual Men Are Liable To Have Heart Diseases Easily And Early

Heart disease warning for bisexual men: Poor mental health, high rates of smoking and obesity put them at higher risk than any other orientation 

Bisexual men may be more vulnerable to heart disease than their straight peers, new research suggests. 

More than 30 percent of American men suffer from heart disease and it has long remained a leading cause of death. 

Rates of heart disease, researchers at New York University have found, are thus far consistent across men's sexual orientations. 

But risk factors - like smoking and mental health challenges - are notably more common among gay and bisexual men. 

As more and more men - especially younger ones - report non-heterosexual orientations, the authors of the new study caution that medical professionals should be extra-vigilant of these men's mental and physical health.

Bisexual men in the US may be at greater risk of developing heart disease due in large part to the fact hat they experience frequent mental distress at more than double the rate of others

The heart is muscular organ, but over a lifetime it is also very sensitive to and impacted by all manner of lifestyle factors, including everything from what you eat to your emotional stress levels.

It is actually only a recent development that doctors recognize mental and emotional health as serious heart disease risk indicators. 

Habits like smoking, drinking alcohol and poor diet have long been recognized as being behavioral manifestations of poor mental health that are also problematic for the heart. 

But mental health itself were not considered as a direct risk factor for heart disease. 

However, recent research has shown that mental health issues and heart disease risks may share underlying biological and chemical risk factors. 

Though studies on this relationship have not yet established causality, we do know that stress itself  releases chemicals like adrenaline and cortisol that can contribute to high blood pressure. 

And year after year, studies show that men who are gay and bisexual live with higher levels of mental distress than heterosexual men do. 

Rates of depression are twice as high among bisexual adults, according to a report from the Human Rights Campaign.  

The new study surveyed 7,731 men between 20 and 59 and found similarly staggering in the mental health of men depending on their sexual orientation. 

Just 10 percent of exclusively heterosexual men reported 'frequent mental distress.' 

Curiously, out of all the groups of men included, the lowest rate of mental distress - 9.9 percent - was among those who identified as heterosexual but also reported having sex with men. 

But 23 percent of bisexual men said that psychological stress often plagued them. 

'Poor mental health is a recognized risk factor for the development of heart disease,' said lead study author Dr Billy Caceres. 

'Clinicians should be educated about sexual minority health and should routinely screen bisexual men for mental distress as a risk factor for heart disease. This is particularly important as healthcare organizations increasingly include sexual orientation as part of demographic questionnaires in electronic health record.'  

Bisexual men also had the highest rates of smoking, obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes - all of which put them at elevated risks for heart disease down the line. 

'One explanation for heightened health disparities among bisexual-identified individuals (termed the double closet phenomenon) posits that they experience higher levels of stress from having to hide different aspects of their lives from heterosexual and sexual minority peers,' wrote the study authors.  

So far, the rates of heart disease are not higher among this group of men. 

But most men don't develop heart disease until they are 65 or older, however. 

Paradoxically, stigma surrounding bisexuality contributes to mental distress, but, as the sexual orientation becomes more widely accepted, more younger men are coming out, too. 

This means that the bisexual demographic itself is growing, and so too might the numbers of those men who develop heart disease later in life. 

Dr Caceres said: 'Our findings highlight the impact of sexual orientation, specifically sexual identity, on the cardiovascular health of men and suggest clinicians and public health practitioners should develop tailored screening and prevention to reduce heart disease risk in bisexual men.' 


Saturday, 23 June 2018

Former BB Naija Housemate Alex Is Giving Curve Goal And These Photos Prove It

Former BB Naija 2018 housemate is killing it softly with her curves in these latest photos.

The housemates struck sexy poses looking corporate in a yellow top and green wide pants.

She is definitely showing us that summer is here and hence the play with colors.

Alex definitely knows how to draw a crowd to her.

See more photos below.

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World Cup 2018: Drogba reacts to Ahmed Musa’s first goal in Nigeria’s 2-0 win over Iceland

Chelsea legend, Didier Drogba has reacted to Ahmed Musa’s first goal against Iceland in the second group game of the 2018 World in Russia.

The former Ivory Coast international applauded the skill of Musa in the first goal.

Musa controlled a cross from Victor Moses before firing home a spectacular half volley from close range past the Iceland goalkeeper, Hannes Halldorsen.

Drogba said on BBC, ”That’s a great finish, the first touch is unbelievable, that is the perfect touch to finish a goal, a good goal, a good touch most of the time is a goal.

”The difficulty in controlling the ball makes it a beautiful goal.”

The victory put Nigeria in second place in Group D, with three points from two matches.


Friday, 22 June 2018

8 Food That Causes Heart Disease Most People Ignore!

Heart disease is a major problem in the western world. It’s one of the major killers and usually something people can prevent. You need to choose a healthy diet and avoid foods that commonly increase the risk of developing heart disease at some point in life.

While there are many theories over certain foods causing heart disease, there are only some that have been scientifically proven. In fact, some of the theories haven’t been proven at all yet, with some studies showing no effect at all.

So, it’s time to get educated. It’s time to learn what you really need to either avoid or cut down on to help promote good heart health.

1. Cheesecake.

Let the sweet toothed beware; most cheesecakes will run up your calorie and fat intake. An especially risky choice is the Cheesecake Factory’s Godiva Chocolate Cheesecake, which packs a whopping 860 calories, 57g of fat, and 80g of carbohydrates per slice. The allure of this indulgence may be strong, but think twice before diving in.

Eat this:
If you have a hankering for cheesecake, opt for the plain variety. With 315 calories, 20g of fat, and 25g of carbohydrates, though it’s not a healthy choice, the plain cheesecake is less detrimental to your heart than its chocolaty cousin.

2. Fried chicken.

Fried food is a known cholesterol and fat powerhouse, but chicken sounds healthy. Four pieces of KFC’s Original Recipe Chicken comes with 920 calories, 63g of fat, 350mg of cholesterol—and that’s not including the fat-laden sides. 
Eat this: 
 A grilled, skinless chicken breast is one of the most nutritional meats you can eat. At 120 calories, 1.5g of fat, and 70mg of cholesterol, a grilled chicken breast can make a tasty substitute for its fried, fat-loaded brethren. 

3. Burgers.

Choosing the wrong burger can have big repercussions for your heart. McDonald’s famous Big Mac contains 540 calories, 29g of fat, and 1040mg of sodium. Even if you make your hamburgers at home, a three-ounce hamburger made with 80 percent-lean beef still has 14.8g of fat (5.6g saturated fat), and 76mg of cholesterol.

Eat this:

The best alternative for ground beef is ground turkey breast. It clocks in at an amazing 120 calories, 1g of fat (0g saturated), and 28g of protein per four-ounce burger. Add ground pepper, a pinch of cayenne, and a dash of salt to beef up your turkey burger.

4. Steak.

Yes, the steak. High amounts of saturated fat and cholesterol make red meat, particularly in large quantities, an unhealthy heart choice. A top sirloin cut of beef, raw, can run you 594 calories, 18.5g of fat (6.8g saturated fat), and 191mg of cholesterol. If you pan-fry it, you’ll add even more calories, cholesterol, and grams of fat.

Eat this:

Choosing the right cut of beef can prevent a lot of wear and tear on your arteries. The pricey filet mignon will cost you only 6.7g of fat (2.5g saturated fat), and 67mg of cholesterol. Filet mignon out of your price range? A T-bone steak is less-expensive healthy choice for your red meat cravings.

5. Doughnuts.

It’s probably no surprise that these breakfast blunders made the list of worst heart foods. However, few people know how terrible can be. Just one Krispy Kreme Creme Filled Chocolate Doughnut is a doozey: 20g of fat (5 saturated), 23g of sugar, and 38g of carbohydrates. It’ll take you an hour to walk off the damage.

Eat this:

Reach for instant oatmeal, which has been proven to lower the bad LDL cholesterol and boost your metabolism. Add some fresh berries for an excellent start to your day.

6.Ice cream.

It may evoke memories of your carefree childhood days, but ice cream is anything but innocent. Ben and Jerry’s best-selling flavor, Cherry Garcia, packs 14g of fat (10g saturated), and 22g of sugar for every ½ cup (approximately two scoops).

Eat this:

The obvious alternative to ice cream is frozen yogurt. The frozen yogurt version of Cherry Garcia contains half the calories and only 3g of fat (2g saturated).


It’s an Italian classic: spaghetti and meatballs. Mom’s recipe may include a secret ingredient, but the dish served at Romano’s Macaroni Grill has some eye-popping extras: 1,430 calories, 81g of fat and 41g of saturated fat, and 4540mg of sodium.

Eat this:

If you have pasta on the brain, try the whole wheat variety. On average, this kind contains only 197 calories, 0.8g fat, and is a great source of fiber. A little marinara sauce won’t put you in a nutritional bind. If you’re in the mood for meatballs, go for ground turkey.

8. Sausages.

A staple at tailgate parties and barbecues, sausages can wreak havoc on your arteries. The Johnsonville Original Bratwurst or Italian Sausages contain 22g fat (8g saturated fat), and 810mg of sodium per grilled link.

Eat this:

Try smoked turkey sausages. At only 110 calories, 6g of fat (1.5g saturated fat) turkey sausages—though not an everyday fare—are a better alternative

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Korede Bello Biography, Age, Dating, Girlfriend, Siblings, Family

Korede Bello is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He is signed under Don Jazzy’s Mavin Records and is loved by a lot of fans for his good boy next door looks and songs. He broke into the Nigerian music industry when he was featured in the Mavin All Star song Dorobucci in which he was featured alongside his other label mates.

And then, his hit track Godwin subsequently sealed his place in the heart of fans.

Biography And Age

Korede Bello was born on 29th of February 1996 in Lagos, Nigeria. As a child, he showed a strong interest in Dance and Music, teaching himself to play many instruments.

At 7, he began performing on stages and entered his school talent competition at the age of 13, and placed first. Taking on singing and performing as a career path, Korede always participated in social activities such as acting, dancing and even singing competitions and represents his school in inter-school competitions. He formed his first music group with a friend in primary six and also wrote his first song.

On 28 February 2014, he was discovered and signed a recording and distribution deal with Mavin Records. His first single, “African Princess”, was a country hit and then his first collaboration with label mates titled “Dorobucci” became a continental hit and was certified Platinum in YouTube views (Famously known for the “Korede Bello Wink”).

He draws a lot of inspiration from Asa and Tuface, and his genre is soul music.

The rising star said his name Korede means a harbinger of good tidings and thus, he would want music fans listening to his music to feel blessed and happy. The young singer is yet to have an album of his own.


Mavins crew

He released a song called ‘Forever’ and people loved after which he was introduced to Don Jazzy’s friends. They were also astounded by what they heard and they now linked him to Don Jazzy. He invited them to the studio with his manager, Casmir, they recorded some songs and that was it. When Don Jazzy heard his song, he said that he was a mega superstar and that was it.

Korede Bello got signed under Mavin Records where he released his first single titled “African Princess.” which featured Don Jazzy. He was signed to the label on February 28, 2014.

After his performance in Mavins Dorobucci “Dorobucci” (with Don JazzyTiwa Savage, Dr SID, D’Prince, Reekado Banks and Di’Ja) his fan base tripled and his popularity increased. He is especially popular for the wink, known as the Korede Wink, which has the ladies going crazy.

Korede believes first of all, that the more alcohol-free you are, the better your health and the happier you become. Secondly, that having a clean lifestyle attracts less drama, and that exercising, planning, eating good food and being positive always will make you happy.

In 2015, Korede Bello released a banging hit single titled: Godwin a song classified to be semi-gospel and semi-pop by fans, the single is considered one of the biggest hits in 2015 as the single topped many charts for weeks. That increased his fan base in Nigeria and abroad.

He has also featured in “Adaobi” (with Don Jazzy, Reekado Banks and Di’Ja), “Cold Outside,” “Looku Looku” (with Don Jazzy, Tiwa Savage, Dr SID, D’Prince, Reekado Banks and Di’Ja), “Jingle Bell,” “Jantamanta” (with Don Jazzy, Tiwa Savage, Dr SID, D’Prince, Reekado Banks and Di’Ja), “Romantic” (with Tiwa Savage), “Mungo Park,” and “One & Only.”

In MID 2015 Korede got the privilege of performing at the presidential inauguration dinner which can be said to be quite an achievement.

Awards and Endorsements

He won the Indigenous & Revelation of the Year and Tush All Youth Awards 2011. He also won the Most Wanted Artiste, Hype Award 2012, the R ‘N’ B SINGLE (Male) Yem Awards 2012, as well as the Young Promoter of Cultural Heritage, The Gong Africa News Magazine 2012.

Korede Bello signed a multimillion naira endorsement deal with popular telecom company GLO on the 1st of July 2015, making him one of the certified ambassadors of Glo.

Is He Dating? Girlfriend

Korede Bello started his music career and tasted stardom at a  very young age. Thus he hasn’t dated too many ladies just yet as he is currently focusing on his music and growing the Korede brand. However, he has been romantically linked with a beautiful lady named Azaria who happens to be quite acquainted with the Mavin crew. In a post on social media, they both posted the same picture of a kiss mark on Korede’s cheek. Azaria wrote on her Instagram page “I finally could kiss you, baby,” and Korede shared the same photo in his account.

Family, Siblings

Information about his family is pretty scanty but the bit we know shows that he comes from a tight-knit family of just three children including himself. That is, he has an older brother and younger sister. Just like him, his sister hopes to make it big in music like her big brother, stating that she has loved music ever since she was a kid and would love to follow the music path professionally.

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Music : Hood and Niggas by Vic jay

Download fresh hot vibes  sang by vic jay real name Victor Oparah tochukwu
From imo state Schooling at taraba state university.
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