The man-made chemical compound called N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide, also known as DEET, is found in most insect repellents. It’s been proven to deter insects such as mosquitoes, black flies, ticks, and fleas. Repelling these insects means a significant decrease in your chances of contracting malaria, West Nile virus, Lyme disease and many other insect-borne illnesses.
The human body is a complex machine that needs oxygen, water, food and sleep to stay alive. There is no magic number for how many hours an adult should sleep, however it is generally thought to be around 8 hours. We think of sleep as a time to rest, but sleep is actually a time when our bodies are busy at work repairing and recharging.
Blood pressure is the force of blood against the walls of arteries. Blood pressure is recorded as two numbers—the systolic pressure (as the heart beats) over the diastolic pressure (as the heart relaxes between beats).
The measurement is written one above or before the other, with the systolic number on top and the diastolic number on the bottom. For example, a blood pressure measurement of 120/80 mmHg (millimeters of mercury) is expressed verbally as “120 over 80.”
Infants do it. Toddlers do it. The elderly do it. Cats and most in the animal kingdom do it.
Taking a daily nap is important no matter what age you are. Most people don’t get the recommended 8 hours of sleep at night, so a nap can recharge your battery. Besides, who wouldn’t want to take a nap?