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Benefits of Using Nitrogen Filled Tires for Your Car

The tires filled with nitrogen keep the tire temperature and tire pressure more consistent. It helps to prevent the tire rot inside out. It is not a free add on. Upgrade might costs between fifty to hundred dollars, and it is vary based on the dealership. Some tire stores and dealerships claims that the nitrogen filled tires will offer better performance than the air and save money on gas. Actually nitrogen is much higher cost and has few benefits.

A typical nitrogen will cost you around six dollars. According to Get Nitrogen Institute, the nitrogen tire inflation through cooler running tire temperatures, improved fuel economy, and better tire pressure retention will provide fuel efficiency and improvements in vehicle handling.

  • Cooler running temperatures: Humidity condenses into a liquid form when the air is pressurized. The local gas station’s air storage tank collects that liquid. The water comes along with air when you add compressed air to your vehicle tire. When the tire temperature is increasing, the water turns into gas. When it expands the tire pressure will increase. But in case of nitrogen, it is dry. There is no water in nitrogen and will not effect on the pressure fluctuations. According to ExxonMobil a 2008 study, the change in the temperature when using nitrogen is negligible.
  • Fuel economy: The tires that are under-inflated will give lower gas mileage. For every one psi drop in pressure in four tires lowers the gasoline mileage by 0.3 percent. The loss of pressure in nitrogen tires than in the air tires are slower. Because it gives the better mileage.
  • Tyre pressure retention: A tire will gradually lose it’s pressure over time. The change in temperature will accelerate this process. For every ten degree fall or rise of temperature, one psi will loss. The nitrogen has larger molecules than oxygen and it has more stable pressure. The Consumer Reports conducted a study in 2006 for a year long to determine the air loss tire filled with air verses tires filled with nitrogen. In this study nitrogen won the test with a significant margin.
  • Cost and convenience: The cost for a tire to fill the nitrogen is between five dollar to seven dollar. But in case of air it is free in many gas filling stations. Or sometimes it costs only less than a dollar. The nitrogen tires requires nearly eighty four dollars per year per tire as additional expense than the air. As well the nitrogen filling stations found at very rare places. For that purpose alone, you need to go there when the tire pressure is comes down. If you fill air in the nitrogen again it will make problem.

There are some more extra benefits with nitrogen than the air. As well some limitations too. In most cases, the advantage decides the availability of nitrogen for your vehicle. So compare before migrating to nitrogen tires. Read the rest of this entry »

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Best Vitamins for Men and Recommended Daily Intake

Vitamins play a vital role for healthy functioning of the body and to protect our self from fighting against diseases. It is important to consume all the essential vitamins of a considerable amount on a daily basis.

Vitamin A boosts the immune system and helps to maintain a proper vision. It stimulates the production of testosterone and also maintains reproductive health. The recommended daily allowance (RDA) of Vitamin A for men is 900 mcg.

Vitamin C decreases the risk of heart diseases such as cancer and also reduces the risk of lung cancer in men. It helps to boost the energy levels. The RDA of Vitamin C for men is 90 mg.

Vitamin D is essential for enhancing male virility, absorbs calcium and improves bone growth. The RDA of Vitamin D for men is 15 mg.

Vitamin E maintains healthy blood vessels and useful for men with low sperm count. The RDA of Vitamin E for men is 15 mg. Vitamin K is essential for blood clotting. Useful for men having diabetes. The RDA of vitamin K for men is 120 mcg.

Vitamin B1 boosts metabolism and increases energy levels in men. The recommended intake is 1.18mg.Vitamin B3 also called as Niacin, is essential for regulating cholesterol levels and promotes growth of healthy skin and hair. The recommended intake is 16 mg.

Vitamin B5 or Pantothenic acid provides healthy cell growth in the body. The recommended daily intake is 5mg.

Vitamin B9 can reduce the risk of cancer in men. The recommended daily intake is 400 mcg.

Vitamin B6 makes healthy blood cells and breaks down proteins in the body. The recommended daily intake for men is 1.7 mg.
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Recommended Daily Allowances Of Micronutrients

National Institute Of Health has suggested amounts of micronutrients to be taken daily through diet to stay healthy. These RDA will help to evaluate health condition of an individual.

Micronutrient

RDA

Age group

Vitamin A

300-600mcg of RAE

700-900mcg

750mcg

1200mcg

Up to 1 year

Adults

Pregnant women

lactating women

Vitamin D

400 IU

600IU

800IU

600IU

Up to 1 year

Adults

Above 70 years

Pregnant and lactating

Vitamin E

4-5mg

6-15mg

15mg

19mg

Upto 1 year

Adults

Pregnant women

Lactating

Vitamin K

2.5mcg

30-90mcg

Upto 1 year

Adults

Calcium

200-260mg

700-1200mg

1300mg

Upto 1 year

Adults

Pregnant and lactating

Iron

11mg

7-10mg

8-18mg

27mg

9-10mg

Upto 1 year

1-13 years

14-51 years

pregnant women

lactating

Sodium

0.12-0.37g/d

1-1.2g/d

1.2-1.5g/d

1.5g/d

Upto 1 year

1-3years

Adults

pregnant women

lactating

Copper

200-220mcg/d

340-440mcg/d

700-900mcg/d

1000mcg/d

1300mcg/d

Upto 1 year

1-3 years

Adults

Pregnant

lactating

Fluoride

0.01-0.5mg/d

0.7-1.0mg/d

2-4mg/d

3mg/d

Upto 1 year

1-3 years

Adults

Pregnant

lactating

Iodine

110-130mcg/d

90mcg/d

120-150mcg/d

220mcg/d

290mcg/d

Upto 1 year

1-3 years

Adults

Pregnant

lactating

Chloride

0.18-0.57g/d

1.5-1.9g/d

1.8-2.3g/d

2.3g/d

Upto 1 year

1-3 years

Adults

Pregnant

lactating

Magnesium

30-75mg/d

80-130mg/d

240-420mg/d

350-400mg/d

310-360mg/d

Upto 1 year

1-3 years

Adults

Pregnant

lactating

Manganese

0.003-0.6mg/d

1.2-1.5mg/d

1.6-2.3mg/d

2.0mg/d

2.6mg/d

Upto 1 year

1-3 years

Adults

Pregnant

lactating

Phosphorous

100-275mg/d

460-500mg/d

700-1250mg/d

Upto 1 year

1-3 years

Adults

Pregnant

lactating

Potassium

0.4-0.7g/d

3-3.8g/d

4.5-4.7g/d

4.7g/d

5.1g/d

Upto 1 year

1-3 years

Adults

Pregnant

lactating

Zinc

2-3mg/d

3.5mg/d

8-11mg/d

11-12mg/d

12-13mg/d

Upto 1 year

1-3 years

Adults

Pregnant

lactating

Selenium

15-20mcg/d

20-30mcg/d

40-55mcg/d

60mcg/d

70mcg/d

Upto 1 year

1-3 years

Adults

Pregnant

lactating

Molybdenum

2-3mcg/d

17-22mcg/d

34-45mcg/d

50mcg/d

Upto 1 year

1-3 years

Adults

Pregnant

lactating

Chromium

0.2-5.5mcg/d

11-15mcg/d

20-35mcg/d

29-30mcg/d

44-55mcg/d

Upto 1 year

1-3 years

Adults

Pregnant

lactating

Doctor prescribe supplements of micro-nutrients, as given. Most minerals are electrolytes, which have crucial role in maintaining water balance in the body to make kidneys and heart function normal. Any disturbance in these values may have serious effects such as kidney failure, chest pain, heart related diseases, etc.

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How To Stay Mentally Healthy?

Are you worried about mental status affecting your health? Are you searching for tips that will help you balance your mind and body? Here is the solution. Have a quick read of this article and apply them in your personal life to stay mentally healthy.

Positive personality traits
The main reason for your mental illness is stress that you face at different situations.

  • Fighting stress is very important. If you are working in office and finding it stressful, try to find out reasons for stress. Is it workload? Or people around you? Or other issues that are making you feel stressed out.
  • Some traits like time management, viewing a task in positive perspective, making your work enjoy, having a break between work will help you reduce stress that directly has positive effect on your mental health.
  • Creating a pleasant environment around you, avoid conflicts with others and spending less time with people who discourage you will also improve your mental health.

Practice mental exercises every day

  • Yoga and meditation have outstanding results in improving your mental conditions. These exercises will activate all your senses and create calm and peace environment within yourself.
  • They increase your thinking and concentration power and you will be able to stay active throughout the day. They have good effects on stress and improve mental conditions.
  • By practicing mental exercises, you can improve both mental and physical health. Yoga can improve indigestion problem, ulcers, headache due to stress, etc.

Take food that activates brain

  • It is very important to maintain brain at normal levels. Because of stress and other problems, required levels of oxygen may not reach your brain, as a result you may face many problems.
  • Food rich in antioxidants are very good for brain to improve your mental wellness. Vitamin C, E and B containing foods can help you cope with stress.
  • Smoking and drugs have adverse effects on your mental wellness as well as physical health. Drugs have direct effect on your brain, it will eat away all your energy, make you mentally weak.

Add some creativity to your life
Leading life in the same way for a long time will make you feel bored. Implement some small changes in your life like doing some experiments with house interiors that creates a refreshment for brain, traveling with people you like, involving in some social activities, etc. Innovation helps you lead a peaceful and joyful life. All these improve your mental health.

Try to enjoy each and every moment of your life to keep yourself mentally healthy.

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How to Secure Your Computer Software From Threat?

monitoring serviceComputer devices, applications and software are delicate and vulnerable to threats. They can be exploited easily when proper care is not taken. Small businesses’ computers contains critical information related to the business like customer details, business details, partners details, etc. If their computer or application is not protected properly, they may land in trouble. So, SMB owners must be alert and protect the information stored in computers and applications from various threats like Virus, Trojans, Worms, Spywares, etc.

The chances of your computer getting infected is very less when not connected to a network or to the Internet. But, for a business it is very essential to be connected to various clients, partners, employees, etc., and you cannot afford to keep your computers isolated from networks and Internet. This article discusses a few basic techniques that will help you from not getting infected when connected in a network or server or Internet.

Some techniques from which you can prevent malicious computer programs like Virus, Trojans, Worms, etc., from attacking your businesses’ computers and applications or software are:

  • First thing to know about virus is that it never enters your system unless you download and install it. It enters your system when you download an infected file or boot your system with an infected disc. So, you have to be very careful while downloading and installing files. Scan the files before you download it onto your hard disc.
  • Never open an attachment in an e-mail unless you know the sender and you know what will it be in the attachment.
  • Install the best anti-virus software on your computer and update it regularly and add patches whenever required. If the anti-virus is not updated regularly the computer may not perform well.
  • Update other software regularly that are installed on your computer because outdated software are most vulnerable to exploit.
  • Do not allow browser to run programs automatically. Nowadays, a new threat called “macro virus” is associated with spreadsheets and word processors and attacks your system whenever they are run on the browser.
  • It is always recommended to boot your computer through floppy disc, rather than booting it in your hard drive. Open the software regularly and check if there are any updates pending. Also, do not ignore the notifications that are related to the updates of the software.

However, it is advisable to keep a back up of your important data in a secured location or in any physical memory like CDs, DVDs, hard drives, etc., in case if your important data got infected by Virus or Trojans. Therefore, update anti-virus and other software regularly to protect your software and your computer.
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Things to Improve in Your Home before Selling

Most often, home sellers want to get rid of their home quickly and tend to ignore making improvement in the house. This is crucial to get the expected value. Prospective buyers look for various things before they make a purchase, they want the house to look such that they are impressed to purchase it. To make your house look appealing, attractive to buyers and boost it’s value, you need to follow certain tips as follows.

Make your home look attractive or curb appeal
Whenever a buyer steps into a house, the first thing he/she considers is the look and the feel of the house. If the entire house is painted with dark color theme and debris is spread all over the house, then the buyer will obviously get a bad impression and will never want to buy the house. So, to attract buyers, get your house customized with neutral colors and maintain your house neat and tidy.

De-clutter your rooms
No buyer will be interested in buying a house that is cluttered and untidy. Buyers usually look for de-cluttered, organized and clean rooms. De-cluttering helps make the rooms look spacious and tidy. So while improving your house, de-clutter all the rooms in your house, in order to get prospective buyers. Make the home look as big as possible.

Update your kitchen
Update your kitchen with latest trends and features like good counter-tops, storage shelves for storing appliances and food items, kitchen cabinets with bright colors, neat flooring, lightening facilities etc. If these things are provided in the kitchen, then definitely buyers will be attracted. Attractive kitchen helps you sell your house quickly.

Create storage facilities
Most buyers checks for storage facilities when they come to see your house. You need to have enough storage space, to satisfy the buyer. So, make sure you have enough storage facilities for storing items.

Home inspection
Before you put your house for sale, make sure that it attracts buyers and meets their expections. At times you may miss on some essentials things, that are very important for selling a home. Therefore, get your house inspected by an experienced professional, issues if any can found and fixed. These may be lightening, odors, electrical issues, plumbing, roofing leakages, etc. These issues should be solved, because buyers look for houses that are free from these issues.

Therefore, make sure to improve your house to look to the prospective worth purchasing.
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