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Menjaga Kesehatan Mata

Banyak yang mengabaikan pentingnya menjaga kesehatan bagian mata. Penglihatan sangat penting untuk beraktivitas sehari-hari. Untuk itu, kita harus rajin dalam menjaga kesehatan mata. Meskipun beberapa orang sudah memiliki kelainan pada mata seperti minus, wajib untuk mengetahui cara agar mata menjadi lebih sehat.

Berikut beberapa cara yang perlu dilakukan untuk mengubah gaya hidup sehingga dapat membantu menjaga kesehatan mata Anda.

Kenali Sejarah Keluarga Anda

Menyadari adanya kondisi turun temurun sangat penting dalam memahami kesehatan jangka panjang mata Anda. Dengan mengetahui lebih awal, diharapkan bisa dilakukan pencegahan dari penyakit yang bisa saja memburuk. Perlu Anda ketahui bahwa sepertiga orang tidak menyadari Glaukoma yang ada pada diri mereka karena tidak tahu riwayat penyakit keluarganya. Mengetahui riwayat keluarga dapat membantu Anda dalam melindungi kesehatan mata di masa depan.

Konsumsi Makanan Kaya Vitamin

Makan makanan sehat sangat penting dalam menjaga kesehatan mata. Makanan yang kaya akan lutein dan vitamin yang bisa ditemukan pada sayuran hijau seperti kangkung diperkirakan dapat membantu menunda timbulnya AMD dan katarak. Omega 3 yang terkandung dalam sayur diyakini dapat membantu mengurangi kecenderungan mengalami mata kering. Selain mengonsumsi sayur, ikan berminyak seperti ikan tenggiri, tuna, dan salmon adalah sumber makanan terbaik karena kandungan Omega 3 nya yang juga tinggi. Seng yang terdapat pada makanan seperti keju, susu, dan unggas juga dapat membantu meningkatkan kesehatan pada penglihatan.

Olahraga Teratur

Penelitian di University of Wisconsin mengungkapkan bahwa orang yang berolahraga secara teratur memiliki kemungkinan lebih kecil sebanyak 70% untuk mengembangkan penyakit mata degeneratif seperti Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD). Berolahraga sangat penting dalam menjaga berat badan dan juga bermanfaat untuk melawan penyakit kardiovaskular, diabetes, serta kesehatan mata. Studi telah menunjukkan bahwa gaya hidup berkaitan dengan peningkatan risiko munculnya Glaukoma.

Berhenti Merokok

Studi menunjukkan bahwa hanya 15% perokok yang khawatir tentang dampak merokok pada kesehatan mata. Hubungan antara merokok, pengembangan AMD dan katarak sangat kuat sehingga perokok berisiko mengalami penurunan kesehatan mata dan yang lebih parah adalah mengembangkan penyakit katarak.

Jangan Konsumsi Alkohol

Diet yang buruk, merokok, dan mengonsumsi alkohol adalah tiga faktor yang dapat menyebabkan neuropati optic progesif beracun (atrofi optic) yang dapat menyebabkan gangguan penglihatan dan kerusakan pada sel saraf optik. Dalam kasus ini, penderita bahkan bisa sampai mengalami kebutaan. Jadi, agar mata Anda tetap sehat berhentilah atau bahkan jangan sampai kecanduan mengonsumsi alkohol.

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Pernahkah kamu bertanya-tanya bahwa kebiasaanmu konsumsi makanan manis bisa membahayakan kehidupan seksmu? Menurut penelitian yang dilansir dari thehealthsite.com, mengonsumsi gula berlebihan bisa menurunkan kadar testosteron dan libidomu.

Ingin tahu lebih lanjut tentang bagaimana gula bisa membunuh hasrat seksualmu? Ini dia penjelasannya.

Menurunkan kadar testosteron
Konsumsi gula berlebihan bisa menyebabkan resistensi insulin yang pada gilirannya bisa menurunkan kadar testosteron. Padahal hormon ini berfungsi untuk meningkatkan gairah seksual dan ereksi.

Terjadi resistensi leptin
Leptin adalah hormon yang berhubungan dengan asupan makanan. Salah satu fungsinya adalah untuk mengontrol hasrat seksual. Sehingga jika kamu mengonsumsi banyak gula, maka akan terjadi resistensi insulin yang kemudian mempengaruhi kesehatan seksual.

Mempengaruhi produksi hormon pertumbuhan
Hormon pertumbuhan yang disekresikan oleh kelenjar pituitari membantu untuk menjaga libido agar tetap optimal. Namun, kelebihan konsumsi gula bisa menyebabkan resistensi insulin dan mempengaruhi fungsi seksual.

Membuat cepat lelah
Konsumsi makanan tinggi gula tidak hanya mengubah glukosa dalam darah, namun juga menyebabkan kelaparan dan kelelahan. Selain itu, kelebihan gula juga bisa menyebabkan penurunan kadar oreksin, neurotransmitter yang mengatur gairah seksual.

Maka, konsumsi gula tak hanya menurunkan kesehatan tubuh, namun juga bisa merusak kehidupan seksualmu.

Saat lambung kosong tak terisi makanan dan kamu langsung mengisinya dengan makanan pedas atau berasa asam, maka akan wajar jika asam lambungmu meningkat.

Namun daripada kamu konsumsi obat untuk meredakan asam lambung, kamu bisa mencoba konsumsi buah-buahan berikut ini untuk membantu menetralkan asam lambungmu.

Melon
Konsumsi melon bermanfaat untuk menurunkan tingkat keasaman di perut. Selain itu, mengonsumsinya juga dapat mencegah kerusakan selaput lendir sehingga bisa menurunkan risiko serangan keasaman yang berulang.

Apel
Makan apel juga membantu untuk meredakan keasaman di perut. Sebabnya makan apel dipercaya bisa membuat kondisi perut menjadi lebih alkalin.

Pir
Pir memiliki kandungan keasaman 3,5 hingga 4,6 yang memenuhi syarat sebagai buah yang bermanfaat untuk menurunkan keasaman di perut. Juga, kandungan serat dan pektin didalamnya akan mencegah perut untuk terkena serangan asam.

Pisang
Kandungan potasium dalam apel tidak hanya bermanfaat untuk melindungi lapisan perut dari tingginya kadar asam, namun juga bermanfaat untuk memperbaiki kembali dinding lambung yang rusak.

Kebiasaan yang kamu lakukan tiap hari bisa mempengaruhi kehidupanmu, termasuk dengan kesehatan. Ada kebiasaan yang menyehatkan seperti rajin olahraga dan tidur tepat waktu. Ada pula kebiasaan yang bisa memperpendek usiamu karena bisa mendatangkan penyakit berbahaya. Dan sayangnya, kamu tidak menyadari hal tersebut.
Berikut diantaranya :

Ngemil di malam hari
Kamu sering merasa lapar di malam hari yang pada akhirnya membuatmu ngemil? Well, kebiasaan ini bisa merusak kesehatanmu karena di jam tersebut adalah saat tidak sehat untuk makan sebab bisa mengganggu sistem metabolisme tubuh dan menimbulkan sejumlah penyakit.

Keseringan nonton TV
Kebiasaan nonton TV secara berlebihan bisa mempengaruhi kesehatan mata, otak, dan anggota tubuh lainnya karena radiasi negatif yang dipancarkan. Jadi, batasi waktumu untuk nonton TV selama 1 jam setiap hari.

Konsumsi garam berlebihan
Konsumsi makanan tinggi garam dan makanan olahan bisa membuat tekanan darah meningkat yang pada gilirannya akan menyebabkan penyakit jantung fatal.

Tidak menjaga kebersihan
Menjaga kebersihan adalah pangkal dari terjaganya kesehatan tubuh. Sehingga tanamkan kebiasaan sehat untuk dilakukan sehari-hari seperti menggunakan sabun anti bakteri, segera ganti baju yang kotor, dan menjaga kebersihan lingkungan rumah.

Tidak melakukan flossing
Sebuah penelitian terbaru dari New York University menyatakan bahwa melakukan flossing gigi secara teratur bisa meningkatkan harapan hidup seseorang hingga 6 tahun. Sebab flossing bisa mengurangi kemungkinan penyakit gusi yang terkait erat dengan penyakit jantung.

Menggigiti kuku
Kebiasaan menggigiti kuku bisa menyebabkan penyakit fatal dan mengurangi usia. Sebabnya ada bakteri tertentu di bawah kuku yang bisa masuk ke dalam tubuh dan menyebabkan penyakit yang membuat darah jadi encer atau yang dikenal sebagai sepsis.

Tidak sarapan
Tidak sarapan bisa menurunkan kadar metabolisme dan sistem kekebalan tubuh. Ketika kedua sistem ini rendah maka tubuh jadi rentan terkena serangan penyakit berbahaya.

Once there was a rich farmer in a village. He had a lot of land, cattle, money and many servants. He had two sons. He led a happy life with them. After few years, the younger of the two sons became unhappy.

He asked his father for his share of property. His father advised him not demand like that. His mother also advised her son to do so. But he would not listen to his father’s words. He got his share and sold them. He had a huge amount with him. Once he got much money, he got bad company of friends.

With this amount, he travelled to a distant country where he did all he wished. He had another bad company of friends there as well. Because of this, he fell into evil ways.

All the money was gone. He became poor. AT that time, no one helped him out of bad company. Soon, he fell into debt. Then he understood his mistake and returned to his country and to his parents.

He afterwards obeyed his parents and led a happy life.

Moral : WE should obey our parents.

The manager of a firm advertised for a night watchman.

All the applicants were present. But the manager was not satisfied.

He found something wrong with each man.

There was Raju, an applicant.

He was sitting in a corner waiting for his turn of interview.

Manager found nothing wrong in his appearance.

He questioned about his health.

He got the reply that he was suffering from sleeplessness.

Manager was happy and appointed him.

Moral : Be real.

Two little boys were playing together. One little boy saw a nut on the ground. Before he could pick it the other boy took it.

The first boy demanded, “Give me the nut. It’s mine. I only saw it first”.

The other boy replied, “It’s mine. I only took it”.

This lead to a quarrel between these two little boys. Just then a tall boy came that way. Upon seeing the quarrel between the boys, he said, “Give me the nut and I’ll settle your quarrel”.

He split the nut into two parts. He took out the fruit-seed. He gave one half-shell to one boy and the other half-shell to the other. He put the fruit seed into his mouth and said, “This is for settling your quarrel”.

MORAL : When two people quarrel some one else gains.

There lived an astronomer who was very much involved in his observations. He often used to look up at the sky at night and start observing the stars.

Once, as he walked looking up at the stars, his leg slipped and he fell into a ditch. He started shouting.

A passer-by, who heard his shouts, helped him out of the ditch and asked, “How did you fall into this ditch?” The astronomer replied, “I was so engrossed in my observations that I did not notice the ditch”.

The passer-by asked, “How do you expect to discover things when you fail to take note of things under your nose?” The astronomer walked away with a sad face.

MORAL : Realities are more important than dreams.

Radha was a milkmaid. She was carrying a pot of milk.

She had to deliver milk to her customers in a nearby village. As she was walking she kept on dreaming.

She said to herself, “With the money I get from selling this milk, I will buy some eggs. The eggs will hatch into fine chicken. The chicken will grow into hens. I will sell the hens and get lot of money. With that money I will buy nice silk saree. I will look beautiful. When people ask for the secret of my wealth, I will toss my head and say, “No.”

When she dreams of saying ‘No’ She actually tossed her head and down fell the pot of milk and all the milk ran out on the ground.

MORAL : Building castles in air will not stand.

Mona was a young girl who lived in Mumbai. One night she saw the lull moon rise, climbing slowly across the sky. The moonlight was flooding her father’s corn fields. It was so very beautiful that she praised God for all the wonderful things around her.

For her the moon seemed to be at a far distance. She looked at the moon and felt that somebody was sitting in it under the shadow of a tree. She had heard, “There was an Old Woman who lived there. How lonely she must be,” Mona thought for a while. She felt so sad to think of her.

Suddenly a moonbeam danced right into her room and bowed low and said, “The old woman on the Moon has read your thoughts and invites you for a visit. Won’t you come with me? I shall bring you back in a few days.”

Mona’s parents were away on a visit and only the old servant was in the house. She joyfully accepted the invitation and said, “But how shall I get there? The moon is miles away.”

“I shall take you there. All you do is to touch this magic moon rays and sit on my buck and by sunrise tomorrow we shall be to the moon.’’

Quickly Mona touched the magic rays and away she flew with the dancing. They crossed oceans and continents and Mona who knew her geography saw the outline of the world lade away. Higher and higher he moonbeam ascended. Stars and planets swirled past. She was so excited that she urged the moonbeam to fly faster and faster.

It was dark and the outline of the moon was clearly visible. The light grow brighter and brighter and Mona was almost blind by the shining glow. She could see deep valleys and craters and high mountains. She knew that no humans lived on the moon because there was no air and no living things grew there. She wondered how she would breathe and how the old woman lived. Doubtless, she had some magic powers. She knew that the glorious Sun reflected its light on the moon.

At last they reached the summit of a mountain and the exhausted moonbeam circled low and gently landed at the entrance of a beautiful castle made out of moon-stones. Each gem glittered in every hue and the enchantment of the scene fascinated the girl.

A very old woman, her white flowing hair almost touching the ground, gently greeted the girl and bade her welcome. “You are the first human whom I have ever met. Are they all like you? I have watched the earth for millions of years. Tell me all you can about it. It. is so lonely for me here.”

“But how do you live here without air and water?” asked Mona.

“My child, once you touch the magic moonstone, you need nothing. You can live here forever and not want anything.”

Mona was a gentle and kind girl and had great compassion for the old woman. Every day she sat with the old woman and told her stories of life on earth. She described the snow-capped mountains, the wide oceans, the green valleys, the bright meadows, the various beasts and the songs of the birds and the laughter of the children. But she sadly concluded that the earth was not all bliss as there was so much discord between different countries and much despair in the hearts of men.

The old woman listened carefully and said that humans would soon reach the moon too. Already she had seen strange shapes circling the hills. “Of course, those are the space capsules. They are piloted by men called astronauts and I know that one is actually going to land on the moon very soon. They don’t need to touch the magic moonstone to survive here. They have oxygen tanks and all sorts of scientific instruments to help them.”

The next morning, Mona was exploring a crater, looking for pretty gems when she heard a strange whirr and was astonished to see an unfamiliar contraption land bumpily near her. She knew it was some kind of a space capsule and gazed at the young astronaut with wonder. He in turn was so astonished to see a pretty young girl hopping among the craters that he nearly dropped his instruments.

“Who are you and how did you land here?” asked the astronaut.

Mona laughed and told her story. “But don’t you want to go back to earth? I can take you with me.”

“Oh yes…I would like to return. But first I must say good-bye to the dear Old Woman on the Moon.’ She will be so lonely without me.”

She bade the old woman a fond farewell and flew back to the beautiful earth with all its life. The old servant shook Mona awake with a hard shake and said to her, “Wake up Mona, you have slept the whole day and now it is night again and the moon is shining bright. Come and have your food.”

Mona at once got up from her sleep and she jumped out of bed. She went to the window and saw if the old woman was still there. But she saw nothing but deep shadows. She sighed and said, “Oh dear, I’ve only been dreaming!”

Later on, Mona participated in a competition of story writing in her school. Mona had written about her wonderful dream and narrated the story very nicely. The judges liked her imagination and also selected her for the first prize. Mona was very happy and she shared her joy with her parents. Mona’s parents were also very happy at what their daughter achieved and encouraged her to write on many things. Soon Mona became a writer and wrote many good stories with facts for children.

The Old Woman on the Moon – The Old Woman on the Moon – The Old Woman on the Moon

MORAL : One should make use of one’s hidden talents.