Read This - Tips to Save Yourself!

An interesting e-mail/articles received from a friend.............
A group of rapists and date rapists in prison were interviewed on what they look for in a potential victim and here are some interesting facts :

1) The first thing men look for in a potential victim is hairstyle They are most likely to go after a woman with a ponytail, bun, braid or other hairstyle that can easily be grabbed . They are also likely to go after a woman with long hair . Women with short hair are not common targets.

2) The second thing men look for is clothing .. They will look for women who's clothing is easy to remove quickly . Many of them carry scissors around specifically to cut clothing.

3) They also look for women on their cell phone , searching through their purse or doing other activities while walking because they are off guard and can be easily overpowered.

4) Men are most likely to attack & rape in the early morning, between 5: 00a.m. and 8:30a.m.

5) The number one place women are abducted from/attacked is grocery store parking lots . Number two is office parking lots/garages Number three is public restrooms

6) The thing about these men is that they are looking to grab a woman and quickly move her to another location where they don't have to worry about getting caught.

7) Only 2% said they carried weapons because rape carries a 3-5 year sentence but rape with a weapon is 15-20 years.

8) If you put up any kind of a fight at all, they get discouraged because it only takes a minute or two for them to realize that going after you isn't worth it because it will be time-consuming ..

9) These men said they would not pick on women who have umbrellas, or other similar objects that can be used from a distance, in their hands. Keys are not a deterrent because you have to get really close to the attacker to use them as a weapon. So, the idea is to convince these guys you're not worth it.

10) Several defense mechanisms he taught us are: If someone is following behind you on a street or in a garage or with you in an elevator or stairwell, look them in the face and ask them a question, like what time is it, or make general small talk: "I can't believe it is so cold out here", "we're in for a bad winter." Now you've seen their face and could identify them in a line-up; you lose appeal as a target.

11) If someone is coming toward you , hold out your hands in front of you and yell STOP or STAY BACK ! Most of the rapists this man talked to said they'd leave a woman alone if she yelled or showed that she would not be afraid to fight back. Again, they are looking for an EASY target.

12) If you carry pepper spray (this instructor was a huge advocate of it and carries it with him wherever he goes,) yell I HAVE PEPPER SPRAY and holding it out will be a deterrent.

13) If someone grabs you , you can't beat them with Strength but you can by outsmarting them . If you are grabbed around the waist from behind, pinch the attacker either under the arm (between the elbow and armpit) OR in the upper inner thigh VERY VERY HARD . One woman in a class this guy taught told him she used the underarm pinch on a guy who was trying to date rape her and was so upset she broke through the skin and tore out muscle strands - the guy needed stitches. Try pinching yourself in those places as hard as you can stand it; it hurts.

14) After the initial hit, always GO for the GROIN. I know from a particularly unfortunate experience that if you slap a guy's parts it is extremely painful You might think that you'll anger the guy and make him want to hurt you more, but the thing these rapists told our instructor is that they want a woman who will not cause a lot of trouble. Start causing trouble and he's out of there.

15) When the guy puts his hands up to you , grab his first two fingers and bend them back as far as possible with as much pressure pushing down on them as possible!. The instructor did it to me without using much pressure, and I ended up on my knees and both knuckles cracked audibly.

16) Of course the things we always hear still apply. Always be aware of your surroundings , take someone with you if you can and if you see any odd behavior, don't dismiss it, go with your instincts!!!

You may feel a little silly at the time, but you'd feel Much worse if the guy really was trouble.

1. Tip from Tae Kwon Do: The elbow is the strongest point on your body. If you are close enough to use it, do!

2.Learned this from a tourist guide in New Orleans . If a robber asks for your wallet and/or purse, DO NOT HAND IT TO HIM .. Toss it away from you....chances are that he is more interested in your wallet and/or purse than you, and he will go for the wallet/purse. RUN LIKE MAD IN THE OTHER DIRECTION!

3. If you are ever thrown into the trunk of a car, kick out the back tail lights and stick your arm out the hole and start waving like crazy.. The driver won't see you, but everybody else will. This has saved lives.

4.Women have a tendency to get into their cars after shopping, eating, working, etc., and just sit (doing their checkbook, or making a list, etc. DON'T DO THIS!) The predator will be watching you, and this is the perfect opportunity for him to get in on the passenger side, put a gun to your head, and tell you where to go. AS SOON AS YOU GET INTO YOUR CAR, LOCK THE DOORS AND LEAVE.

a. If someone is in the car with a gun to your head DO NOT DRIVE OFF, repeat: DO NOT DRIVE OFF! Instead gun the engine and speed into anything, wrecking the car. Your Air Bag will save you. If the person is in the back seat they will get the worst of it. As soon as the car crashes bail out and run. It is better than having them find your body in a remote location.

5. A few! notes about getting into your car in a parking lot, or parking garage:

A.) Be aware: look around you, look into your car, at the passenger side floor, and in the back seat.

B.) If you are parked next to a big van, enter your car From the passenger door. Most serial killers attack their victims by pulling them into their vans while the women are attempting to get into their cars.

C.) Look at the car parked on the driver's side of your vehicle, and the passenger side. If a male is sitting alone in the seat nearest your car, you may want to walk back into the mall, or work, and get a uard/policeman to walk you back out.

IT IS ALWAYS BETTER TO BE SAFE THAN SORRY. (And better paranoid than dead..)

6. ALWAYS take the elevator instead of the stairs. (Stairwells are horrible places to be alone and the perfect crime spot. This is especially true at NIGHT!)

7. If the predator has a gun and you are not under his control, LWAYS RUN! The predator will only hit you (a running target) 4 in 100 times; And even then, it most likely WILL NOT be a vital organ.. RUN, preferably in a zig-zag pattern!

8. As women, we are always trying to be sympathetic: STOP. It may get you raped, or killed. Ted Bundy, the serial killer, was a good-looking, well educated man, who ALWAYS played on the sympathies of unsuspecting women.. H e walked with a cane, or a limp, and often asked "for help" into his vehicle or with his vehicle, which is when he abducted his next victim.

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9. Another Safety Point: Someone just told me that her friend heard a crying baby on her porch the night before last, and she called the police because it was late and she thought it was weird.
The police told her "Whatever you do, DO NOT open the door."

The lady then said that it sounded like the baby had crawled near a window, and she was worried that it would crawl to the street and get run over.. The policeman said, "We already have a unit on the way, whatever you do, DO NOT open the door." He told her that they think a serial killer has a baby's cry recorded and uses it to coax women out of their homes thinking that someone dropped off a baby. He said they have not verified it! , but have had several calls by women saying that they hear baby's cries outside their doors when they're home alone at night.

Please pass this on and DO NOT open the door for a crying baby ----This e-mail should probably be taken seriously because the Crying Baby theory was mentioned on America's Most Wanted this past Saturday when they profiled the serial killer in Louisiana.

5 Tips to Achieve High Metabolism for Weight Loss

Most people do not realize that metabolism plays a crucial part in managing weight loss. In fact, our metabolism is one of the important factors in determining how difficult or easy for us to lose weight. In simple term, metabolism refers to the rate at which the body burns calories or uses energy. It is a complex biochemical process that takes place in the body. Everyday, we will burn off calories whether we are eating, sitting down, or even sleeping. The higher the metabolism rate, the more calories we will shed off and hence the faster we will lose weight.

A person with a high metabolism will burn off more calories than someone with a low metabolism. Overweight people tend to have slower metabolic rate due to their fat cells that consumes energy. One more important thing that we have to keep in mind is that people who have more muscle than body fat will achieve a higher metabolism. This is because muscle alone is capable of burning off calories more efficiently than fat. This is how you can lose extra weight. So the key to lose weight is to really build more muscle mass to achieve higher metabolism.

A high metabolic rate can burn more calories, even when doing the simplest activity such as cleaning the house or washing the dishes. To achieve this, there are a few effective tips which can be put into practice to attain a higher metabolism in order to lose weight and they are as follows:


Exercising is a major part in achieving a high metabolism. Aerobic exercise is a cardiovascular activity which will increase the metabolism temporarily. Whereas resistance training such as weight lifting will build more lean muscle and speeds up metabolism for hours and hours even after the workout. The more muscle mass your body have, the more calories it will be burning. A combination of both exercises is needed to gain more muscle and less fat, and the outcome would be a higher metabolic rate for your body. A word of advice, before beginning both of the exercises, one should start off with resistance training first and then followed by an aerobic exercise.

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2.Avoid starving the body

Most people seem to think that if they don’t eat, they will lose weight quickly. This is an incorrect perception. On the contrary, if you don’t eat anything or deprive yourself of adequate consumption of food, your body might think that you are starving yourself. This means that the body will conserve more energy to prepare for this starvation mode. In simple word, depriving your body of food will encourage it to “save” more calories rather than to “burn” it. The end result is your metabolism will become much slower. Eat moderately and with a balance diet. You will notice positive results more quickly.
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3.Don’t’ forget to eat breakfast

Breakfast is the most necessary meal of the day. You won’t increase your metabolic rate if you skip this meal. Rather it will just slow it down. Eating a well balanced breakfast will boost your metabolism and keeps you energetic for the whole day. You don’t have to eat heavy meal during breakfast, a simple meal that consists of oatmeal, a banana and a glass of milk would be sufficient. The secret to eating in order to lose weight is to eat up to 5-6 meals a day but within smaller portion.

4.Drink plenty of water

Drinking a lot of plain water is beneficial to your health. It can also speeds up weight loss. A sufficient amount of water will greatly assist the effectiveness of metabolism in burning fat. This is because the energy burning process of metabolism needs adequate and plenty of water to function properly. Furthermore, research has proven that drinking 8 glasses or more water each day is essential for the well being of your health and can additionally boosts the metabolism process.

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5. A good night sleep is essential

You’ll be surprise to know that even when we are sleeping, our metabolism is also working. This is because our body is using up energy to perform other functions of the body while it sleeps such as breathing and making the heart beat. Research has shown that the body will burn around 60 calories per hour while it sleeps. Therefore, always remind yourself that not getting enough sleep will only slow down the metabolism. What’s more, if we are accustomed to sleeping late, we may feel hungry at the middle of the night, and this would eventually lead to late night eating. Hence, this habit will surely add in extra fat to the body. Not to mention that being sleep deprived would only make the body feel tired and unproductive. Experts have suggested that a normal person would require about 7-8 hours of sleeping in order to stay healthy and energized for the next day activities.

Remember that one of the key factors to achieving rapid weight loss is to boost the metabolism. A high metabolism will quickly burn off more fat calories and weight loss would be much faster. By combining all of the five tips stated above and a little bit of patience along with self-discipline, one will surely be successful in losing weight and attaining the perfect and ideal body they have always dreamed of.

Benefits of exercise to weight loss

Many of us often wonder about how to lose weight effectively and successfully. Some of us may prefer to cut down on high-fat or sugary foods, while others may favor to take diet pills in order to lose extra weight. But how many of us have tried exercising in order to keep the weight off? Actually, the major approach to keep the weight off permanently is by doing exercise combine with a healthy diet.

Numerous reports have cited that every little bit of exercise helps. Everyday, we are doing some form of exercise, whether we are aware of it or not. Do you know that cleaning the house, brisk walking or cycling is also a type of exercise that burns off calories? You just have to spend about 30 minutes a day to do these exercises. Apart from assisting in weight loss, exercise is also beneficial to maintain good health and to avoid numerous illnesses.

If you want to know more about how exercise can benefit weight loss and then some, please visit this site, Exercise Benefits Weight Loss and Beyond. It also contains some interesting perception about exercise from the woman and man’s point of view. I’m sure you will find the content’s very interesting and insightful. And I hope this will be the first step for you in starting a successful exercise regime for losing weight. Good luck!

Unwind with the healing power of sauna therapy

Taking some time away from your hectic work schedule and busy life to relax your mind in a sauna room can be very beneficial to your health. Basically there are two types of sauna: a conventional saunas which uses steam to warm the air, and infrared saunas that uses a special heater like active carbon fibers or charcoal to produce infrared rays.

In general, far infrared sauna is said to have many good effect to the well being of the human body. Some of its health benefits include reducing stress, detoxification, lower blood pressure, weight control and pain relief. Nowadays, because of its reasonable price, every individual can experience a relaxing therapeutic sauna in the comfort and privacy of their own home, without going to a spa. Therefore, try a sauna now for a more healthier lifestyle.

Gymnema to Assist in Weight Loss

Are you a diabetic? Are you struggling to lose weight? Do you feel it’s harder for you to lose weight because you’re suffering from PCO (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) symptoms? Well, if you fit the description above, you may find this article very useful.

Not many of us realized that there is actually an alternative way to treat patients with diabetes or to assist in losing weight. Gymnema or Gymnema sylvestre is a vine-like plant which is mostly associated with Ayurvedic medicine. Gymnema has been widely used in India to treat the disease of diabetes mellitus. It is also said that the herb can help to control the level of blood sugar, thus making it easier to lose weight.

You may be wondering about how this herbal medicine works. Well, it works by suppressing the taste of sugary or sweet food taken in the oral cavity, thus reducing the metabolic effects of sugar and making it easier to control the blood sugar level. Today, Gymnema sylvestre can be taken in various forms and one of them is Gymnema Herbal Tea. This herbal tea should be taken one to two hours before eating in order for it to curb the sugary taste and work efficiently. Aside from the tea, there is also a Gymnema-capsule product available in selected pharmacies.

Not only it is useful as an alternative supplement for diabetic patients, moreover this herb can also be integrated into any weight-loss plan to make it easier to lose extra weight. If you are overweight (and plans to lose some weight), well this herbal medicine is definitely for you. Various studies have proven that controlling and lowering the blood sugar level in the body can greatly affect weight loss.

If you want to know more about Gymnema Herbal Tea, read a review about this product here. You won’t be disappointed.


Metformin for PCOs

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCO) is a condition that makes it hard for some individuals to get pregnant. PCO is more associated to an obese or overweight woman than to thin women. It is said that this syndrome occurred due to hormone imbalance in the body.

If you have this disease, your doctor may prescribe a medicine called Metformin (Glucophage – brand name). Basically, metformin is used to alleviate the symptoms of PCOs in some women. Metformin is a drug which is used to control the blood sugar/glucose level and usually it is given to individuals suffering from Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.

Extensive research has revealed that metformin work by decreasing absorption of dietary carbohydrates through the intestines, reducing the production of glucose by the liver and increases the sensitivity of muscle cells to insulin. Thus, metformin (taken together with other medicine like Saw Palmetto Extract - SPE) can also help to promote weight loss for obese females diagnosed with the symptoms of PCO.

To sum it all, the basic function of metformin is to lower the insulin level, testosterone level and also the glucose level. But before taking this drug prescription, be sure to get some advice from your doctor about its benefit and also its side effect. If you want to know more about metformin, read about it in this review. Good luck!


Benefit of saunas

Basically, a sauna is a small closed room heated with a very high temperature. Research has shown that spending some time in saunas can help you with losing weight, particularly by using the method of perspiration or sweating. Infrared sauna is a type of sauna that utilizes revolutionary technology to provide infrared heaters which will produce heat such as that from the sun, but without the damaging UV rays.

Besides helping with losing weight, far infrared sauna that penetrates deep into the muscle tissues has other immense benefit for the body. It can be used as a detoxification process where it eliminates harmful toxins in the body or used as a therapy to reduce stress, thus making you feel more relax. Sauna is also said to be beneficial in curing several health conditions such as joint stiffness, rheumatoid arthritis, stiffness and a reduction in fatigue. Therefore, try a sauna now for a healthier lifestyle.