Friday, September 24, 2010

How stupid is the liquid limitation on airplanes? This stupid:

A group of terrorists all come through security, each with three 3 oz bottles of explosive liquid. Once past security, they mix them in a larger bottle, pass it to one man, who proceeds to take the bottle on his flight, yells Allahu Ackbar, then blows the plane to smithereens.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Back pain prevention no one tells you about . . .

OK, so you are one of the millions with back pain. You've learned that treatment includes heat may relieve painful muscle spasms. Ice packs and massages may also give relief.

And you know that nonprescription medicines that reduce pain and/or swelling include aspirin, acetaminophen (Tylenol), naproxen (Aleve) and ibuprofen, which may work better than anything else (Advil, Motrin).

And you've read about all the scams and miracle cures, that claim to heal your back in 2-4 weeks. Funny thing is they all initially work and then you end up with problems again. The reason is that your back will heal itself in 2-4 weeks with enough rest and relaxation.

But no one told you how to permanently avoid getting back pain again.

Here's the secret, free of charge.

Your back needs support, like a cast on a leg, to prevent you from straining your back the wrong way, and support your back.

And there are such things.

You can use what body builders use when they train: A weight training belt.

Here's one example of a belt that works great for those days when you need to do some lifting:

Or, if you need something more permanent and less intrusive, and you are a woman, you should go to the ladies underwear department and ask for "shapewear." Only you don't want it to refigure your figure, necessarily, you want to support your back.

That's when you use a waistnipper. Your back will love you:

If you are a man, you may want to try a shapewear trunk, it will cradle your back and even make you look better. You probably have to order this online. For some reason men don't want to be seen buying these:

If you don't succeed, try again . . . Japanese woman tried 960 times . . .

New York Times story.