Mani's Blog

January 30, 2013

How to use cell phone

Filed under: Thought of the day — mani @ 5:48 pm

How to use cell phone

I was recently watching TV show, this is what I have learned Using Cell Phone may cause brain tumor or other impacts.   But there is no proof at this time; the reason being latency between exposure and impact is at least 20 years.  The cell phone is being used only 16 years.

The amount of waves goes around our brain is equal to amount of waves using on Microwave oven.

You can protect by using wired earpiece, Don’t talk when your signal is really week that is the time more amount of waves being used to get you the signal, third don’t let kids talk on the cell phone, because the skull for them is much thinner.

June 8, 2012

Train your Brain (Brain Exercise)

Filed under: Thought of the day — mani @ 4:30 pm

Train your Brain:

New Brain Cells are continually generated – even in adults – through a process called neurogenesis.  Most new cells are born in hippocampus.

Learning and stress-relieving activities enhance neurogenesis and promote new-cell survival.

Learning new skills creates connections in the brain that counter-act cognitive decline.  It’s never too later to build brainpower with these mental exercises.

Brain Exercises

– Take up violin if you are already playing piano.
– Learn to speak another language.
– If you are crossword puzzle pro, switch to sudoku.
– Use your non-dominant hand to write or brush your teeth.
– Play board games or Computer/Video games that activate strategic, spatial and memory skills.
– Dance.  Intricate choreography fine-tunes the body and brain.

Beyond these exercise

Eat Smart , Exercise regularly and Mind your emotions.

Eat Smart:

If you need a brain-boosting tuneup,  try mediterranean meal plan. Olive, nuts, Avocados, dark leafy green, Vitamin E and Folic Acid.  Colorful fruits and vegetables such as carrots, tomatoes and mangoes.

Exercise:

3 times 40 minutes of aerobic exercise sessions.  Cardiovascular exercise increases blood flow to the brain and decreases your risk of stroke.

Mind your emotions

Build your coping skills.  Adequate sleep, massage, meditation and spiritual practice.

April 7, 2011

If you want to Excel

Filed under: Thought of the day — mani @ 2:38 pm

Hope you all had a good weekend.  I had a great weekend.  1 billion people from India were celebrating the victory of Cricket World Cup.   It is a great event in Indian sports history.  When your favorite team wins the cup, the amount of happiness is immense.  I have been looking at a player who surpassed most of world records in Cricket.   I was looking up, What makes the person master or excel  in any field.

We could take any field for discussion sports, music or medicine.

The nature of expertise is revealed in the form of learners ,  mediocre, OK,  good, and excellent.

Anders Ericsson is professor of Psychology.  Per Anders Ericsson, “With exception of some sports, no characteristics of the brain or body constrains an individual from reaching an expert level.”   Then the next question would be how one individual could become a master in particular field.

Deliberate practice is Ericsson’s his big idea.  It entails considerable, specific and sustained efforts to do something you can’t do well.  It demands high concentration, and much reflection and feedback analysis.

My message here is, We all have to register one thing in our mind, “experts are always made, not born”.

March 31, 2011

iFly ( Indoor Sky diving)

Filed under: Thought of the day — mani @ 1:31 am
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We recently accomplished major projects DB Migration from Oracle to MySQL and Data center Migration. My company wanted to celebrate this event, so they took us to Indoor Sky diving. Initially we are given instruction on how to keep our body posture and Instructor’s signal to adjust the posture. We are given video instruction as well. I felt little bit excitement and nervous since it is my first time. Kits are given wear including helmet, suit, goggle and ear plug.

The fly area is covered by see through ( kind of tube). Instructor stays with you all the time, to make sure you are able to fly with correct balance. While you are flying you face look so funny with high pressure from the floor, which lifts you up in the air. With your posture and air pressure magic you can go up to 8 feet. If you are comfortable, instructor takes you up and helps you to spin. It was really fun. O My God!! the third time, the spin was really fast.

Wow!! It was wonderful experience. If you want to try. checkout http://www.iFlySFbay.com

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