Sukan Malaysia XVI Kicks Off

Graphis credit: NSC

It was a simple but grand opening ceremony at National Sports Council’s Mini Stadium in Bukit Jalil. 

Simple in the sense that there nothing too ceremonious but just made up of the normal sports opening ceremony with teams marching past, flag raising ceremony, lighting the cauldron and oath taking. 
Beside being simple, the atmosphere was filled with electrifying grandeur. It’s the way the organiser, NSC presented it. So, opening ceremony need not be so glamorous and money munching activities but enough to entertain all present. Eventhough its not the 2 yearly event as the other Sukan Malaysia hosted by the states, but NSC had proven they can make it as grand as a more than two years preparation.  

The opening ceremony was officiated by Deputy Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Mohd Yasin. 
Sukan Malaysia XVI laid out 23 sports to be competed among athletes representing all the 14 states in Malaysia. Sports taking part are :
Water Polo, Sybchronized Swimming, Body Building, Handball, Netball, Basketball, Indoor Volleyball, Beach volleyball, Futsal, Beach Football, Equestrian, Gimnastic, Judo, Kabaddi, Cricket, Fencing, Rowing, Muay Thai, Table tennis, Rugby, Silambam, Softball and Woodball. 
Venues are dispersed around Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Selangor. The game will end on 7th July 2013. 
Website for the game is hosted under National Sports Council’s webpage but I tried to access it but the page was not found. 
I think when the official page could not be loaded, the ICT Department should launch Plan B tand use Social Media as a backup. Just create a Facebook Page in a matter of minutes and also a Twitter profile. In the age of ICT ways to get to the ground is very easy. As this post was written there is no social media activities for the game.  


Haze at Taman LTAT, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur on 25 jun 2013
Haze at Taman LTAT, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur on 25 jun 2013

For the past few days most parts of peninsular Malaysia experience a hazy environment due to smog brought in by the South West Monsoon blowing from Sumatra. Satellite maps show hotspots and smoke blowing towards peninsular Malaysia,

Haze is a condition where there is a concentration of particles in the air causing health complications especially related to breathing. Small particles as small as 0.2 microns can enter the lungs and some of it is not water soluble and thus can deposit in the lungs.

It is advisable people working and doing activities in the open to wear mask for protection even though it is not 100% safe from inhaling those particles. But at least there is some safety precautions taken.

open burning is one of the cause of haze
open burning is one of the cause of haze



How Far Is 10,000 Steps?

I just found this graphic while browsing through my PC. i am not sure where I downloaded this graphic but I think it is worthwhile to share.

Health ministry has advised us to walk 10,000 steps a day for health benefit especially for your heart. How far is that? Not everyone of will count our steps, rite? This graphic below can give you an idea how far to walk to achieve the target steps.

Walking has many benefits too, not just to improve your heart health status. Read HERE for more benefits.

HEALTH – 10 Common Habits That Damage The Kidneys

This is not about sports but about your body. Kidney is one of the organs in your body that needs attention because its the master filter for your body. I was sent this article through my email and i want to share for the benefit of everybody and sportsmen inclusive. This articla is NOT mine. 

Kidney disease is one of the costliest illnesses in the world and managing kidney disease is very expensive.

Each year, lots of people die of kidney disease all over the world, and the number of people suffering from chronic renal failure, and need dialysis or kidney transplantation to stay alive keep increasing.

Statistics have it that, worldwide, more than millions patients are waiting for kidney transplants, but only a few thousands will receive transplants because of shortage of suitable organ donors.

Patients usually felt surprised when they are diagnosed of Kidney Failure.

Experts have found the explanation from your daily life habits.

Here are the top habits which lead to your kidney failure:

1. Not emptying your bladder early:

Maintaining a full bladder for a long time is a quick way of causing bladder damage. That the urine stays in the bladder for a long time can cause the bacteria breeding in urine to multiply quickly. Once the urine refluxes back to ureter and kidneys, the bacteria can result in kidney infections, then urinary tract infection, and then nephritis, even Uremia.

So, no matter how busy you are, remember to drink a lot of water and urinate regularly. Once you form the habit of holding back urine, it will ultimately damage your kidneys.

2. Not drinking enough water:

The main functions of the kidneys are to regulate erythrocyte balances and eliminate metabolic wastes in urine. If we do not drink enough water, the blood will be concentrated and the blood flow to the kidney will not be adequate, thus the function of eliminating toxins in from blood will be impaired.
3. Taking too much salt:

95% sodium we consume through food is metabolized by the kidneys. Exceeding the salt intake will make the kidneys work harder to excrete the excess salt and can lead to decreased kidney function. This excess sodium will cause water retention, causing edema. Edema usually elevates blood pressure and increases the risk of developing kidney disease. The daily salt intake should be controlled within 6g per day.

4. Not treating common infections quickly and properly:

Common infections, such as pharyngitis, tonsillitis, common cold etc, usually triggers or aggravates kidney damage. They do this by causing an acute attack of acute glomerulonephritis or chronic nephritis. So, you will see that people who get kidney disease for the first time or whose illness condition becomes worse usually present in hospitals with a history of cold or sore throat.

If after having cold, symptoms like blood in urine, swelling, headache, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, poor appetite appear, you should consult your doctor immediately, to assess your kidney functions, and start treatment if compromised.

5. Eating too much meat:

Eating too much meat and protein can increase the metabolic load of the kidney. For those suffering from proteinuria, meat consumption too may aggravate protein leakage, worsening renal pathological lesion.

It is suggested that protein intake should be 0.8g/kg per day. This means that a person with 50 kg should consume 40g of protein per day. Meat consumption per day should be limited within 300g.

6. Not eating enough:

This is equally as dangerous as eating too much, both of them will lead damages to your digestive organs where is full of mucosal tissues. Mucosal tissues relates closely to your immune system. This is why many kidney failure patients are diagnosed with “autoimmune kidney damages”.

7. Painkiller abuse:

The use of analgesics for a prolonged duration may reduce the flow blood and greatly affect kidney function. In addition, patients with analgesic-induced renal failure are more likely to suffer from bladder cancer.
>> Use analgesics only when it’s absolutely necessary, learn to rest instead of taking to the bottles. If you have been on pain killers for a long term, it’s about time you had a test to access you renal function done.

8. Missing your drugs:

Hypertension and diabetes have been shown to precipitate or accelerate kidney damage, so if you are diagnosed as having any of these disease don’t live your life in denial, USE YOUR DRUGS.
This will ultimately help control your condition while also helping to preserve your kidneys.

9. Drinking too much alcohol:

Drinking alcohol without limitation may cause the deposition of uric acid in renal tubules, causing tubular obstruction and increasing risks of kidney failure.

10. Not resting enough:
In our society, hypertension as a severe threat to life is largely due to stress. A common symptom of stress is insomnia. Blood pressure may increase by an average of 2-5mg/Hg because of insomnia. Chronically elevated blood pressure can cause damage to kidney capillaries giving rise to kidney problems. Thus, we need to develop a good attitude to life and strike a good balance between work and rest to protect your kidneys and live a healthy life.

At the early stage of kidney diseases, there are usually no the special symptoms, so lots of patients are not diagnosed until the acute attack appears or the illness condition develops into the late stage. So you should endeavor to do kidney function test from time to time to assess how healthy your kidneys are.

Never ignore the soreness of waist, swelling of the feet, changes in urine color or volume, increase in night urination, palor, high blood pressure and other such symptoms. Once found, you should go and see your doctor immediately. atok vlog

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