CRICKET

CRICKET

How to Play Cricket

Cricket is a ball-and-bat sport, like baseball, featuring batting, running, fielding and throwing. Teams typically feature 11 players plus a substitute, deploying one bowler, one wicket keeper and nine fielders at any given time. Like baseball, the game features runs, outs and innings and is officiated by umpires. Games can last an afternoon or for several days.
Equipment
• The cricket ball is similar to a baseball, but it is often dyed red. Its core is cork, covered with tightly wound string. It is wrapped in leather, with the two halves sewn together with slightly raised seams. Balls have a circumference of 8.81 to 9.00 inches and they weigh 5.5 to 5.75 ounces. Wicket bats look like wood paddles, but with narrow handles. They are made of willow and attached to a cane handle. One side is flat with a slight hump on the other. The blade can be no wider than 4.25 inches and the bat cannot be longer than 38 inches.
Field of Play
• Cricket is played in a large, oval, grassy space between 450 and 500 feet in diameter defined by boundaries diameter. At the center is the pitch, a lane 66 feet long. On each side there are wickets — three stumps 1 inch around and 32 inches tall hammered into the ground — with a “popping crease” in front of it. The stumps can be no farther apart than the diameter of a wicket ball. Two “bails” loosely connect them. Wickets are the cricket equivalent of a base.
Bowling
• Like a baseball pitcher, a bowler’s job is to “dismiss” the batsman by putting balls past him with an overhand throw or by inducing weakly struck balls in play. Unlike a pitcher, you take a running start from behind one wicket before throwing the ball from the popping crease on a hop toward the other wicket. If you hit the wicket and knock off a bail, you record an out. Good bowlers either throw with great velocity or put a lot of spin on the ball, making it skip toward the batsman at different heights and directions. The wicket keeper is like a baseball catcher, crouching behind the wicket with a webbed glove and protective leg padding.
Batting
• As the batsman you wear protective head gear and leg padding. One batsman stands in the “popping crease” in front of the wicket, much like a baseball batter, and faces the bowler as the “striker.” The other batsman stands in the opposite crease, near the bowler, waiting to run as the “non-striker.” The batsman must prevent the bowled ball from hitting the wickets. Ideally, you put it in play by hitting it with force. Then you run towards the opposite wicket while the other batsman runs toward your wicket. You carry your bat and try to use it to touch the crease before the fielding team retrieves the ball and dismisses you. You can keep running back and forth on overthrows. Each time both runners advance to the next wicket, a run is scored. On weakly struck balls, you can simply choose not to run and bat again.
Fielding
• Aside from the bowler and the wicket keeper, there are nine fielders placed strategically to catch stuck balls and return them to the wicket keeper. The fielders do not wear gloves or any special equipment. Struck balls that get past the boundary are worth four runs. Struck balls that sail past the boundary in the air are worth six runs. Your fielding task is to prevent that from happening. You can record outs by catching struck balls before they hit the ground, but the primary method for fielders to dismiss batsmen is to throw the ball off the wicket, dislodging a bail.
Game Details
• Once a bowler completes six deliveries, that is considered an “over” and another bowler takes over from the opposite wicket. No bowler can work consecutive overs. Batsman stay where they were, so the striker runs and the non-striker hits. Once a batsman is dismissed, the ball is dead — so there is no equivalent to a baseball double play. Batters who make outs leave the field and are replaced by the next batsman sent up by the captain. Unlike baseball, there is no set batting order. According to the Crickets for Parents website, innings are complete either when all but one of the batsmen are out, when an agreed number of overs has been bowled, or when the batting captain has declared the innings closed. A match consists of one or two innings by each side. In time-limited matches, the side scoring the highest aggregate of runs wins.

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Football

FootballHow to Play Football

 
Things You Need
Guards or pads
Wrist guard
Football
Helmet
Protective footwear
Elbow guards
Football, know as soccer in the United States, is played with an inflated ball on a rectangular grass field or artificial turf. The ball must be 27 to 28 inches in circumference and weigh between 14 to 16 ounces.

Note that match time varies by playing level–school, college and professional. For professionals, it is 90 minutes divided into two equal halves. It is the referee’s prerogative to offer a break at the end of 15 minutes, if necessary.

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Foods Kill Cancer Cells

Winter Foods

These Seven Foods Kill Cancer Cells; Time To Start Eating

A recent scientific discovery has shown that particular foods, and beverages, have the possibility to counter cancer and tumor development. Nutrients in these foods demonstrated the capability to damage irregular cancer cells without adverse side-effects.

What makes these foods so incredible is they have the power to cut off the blood supply to irregular growth cells and essentially starve them. They are associated with anti-angiogenesis, meaning they are able to slow down as well as stop cancer growth, due to that they stop the ‘food’ supply to unusual tumor cells. In other words, angiogenesis is the procedure where cells are developed.

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Damaged Liver

LIVERIn order for the body to operate properly, every organ needs to be at the top of its game and performing ideally. This is especially true for the liver, an organ located in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen, secured by the ribs. The liver gets easily attacked by numerous health problems and diseases, and today’s article explains their symptoms and how to detect liver issues more easily.  Here are the leading symptoms that indicate liver damage:

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Damaged Kidney

Repair-Your-Damaged-Kidney

How To Repair Your Damaged Kidney With Only 1 Teaspoon Of Baking Soda!

Kidney stones can be caused by many different things. If your urine contains more calcium, uric acid, or oxalate than your urine can effectively dilute, you could be creating the perfect conditions for kidney stones. Genetics and certain lifestyle factors can also put you at risk for kidney stones – such as a high protein diet, gout, high doses of vitamin D, and metabolic disorders.

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Physical Exercise

Physical Exercise

Frequent and regular physical exercise is an important component in the prevention of some diseases such as heart disease, cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes and obesity.

Exercises are generally grouped into three types depending on the overall effect they have on the human body: Flexibility exercises such as stretching improve the range of motion of muscles and joints; aerobic exercises such as walking and running focus on increasing cardiovascular endurance; and anaerobic exercises such as weight training, functional training or sprinting increase short-term muscle strength.

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Hypothyroidism

Hypo & Hyperthyroidism

The thyroid gland performs an essential function in the body, and the thyroid hormone is responsible for the regulation of the metabolism, the growth and the energy of the body.

However, the issues related to the work of this gland are common. Namely, its high or low activity leads to illnesses like Hypo and hyperthyroidism.
It is of vital importance to know all about these terms, the symptoms, causes and treatments in order to successfully prevent health issues. According to statistics, 1 out of 20 people is susceptible to develop some kind of thyroid issues in their life. Moreover, women are more likely to develop these illnesses.
Hypothyroidism vs. Hyperthyroidism
These two health issues are a result of the imbalance of the thyroid hormone. Its production should not be deficient nor excessive, in order to prevent hypo &  hyperthyroidism.
Hypothyroidism is a result of a deficiency of the thyroid hormone in the body. In the case of hypothyroidism, the individual experiences the following symptoms: cramping, muscle pain, dry skin, trouble in concentration, excess fluid in tissues, thinning of hair, tiredness, as well as sensitivity to cold temperatures.
By contrast, hyperthyroidism occurs in the case of excessive production of this hormone and leads to symptoms like an acceleration of heart rate, diarrhea, irritation, anxiety, unexpected weight loss, sleeping trouble, nervousness, and heat sensitivity.
In some cases, when the thyroid gland works too hard, it causes the formation of a large lump in the throat, as a symptom of lack of iodine, and it is called goitre.
However, your lifestyle is a determining influence on the incidence of these conditions. Namely, its most significant triggers are the following:
Deficiency of Iodine
Accumulation of toxins
Metal buildup
Chronic stress
Furthermore, conditions such as toxic adenomas, thyroiditis, or Graves’ sickness can cause the occurrence of hyperthyroidism, while hypothyroidism may be triggered by overexposure to iodine or lithium, thyroid removal or Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.
Prevention and treatment:
Proper nutrition
Your diet is of fundamental importance in the treatment of these issues. Therefore, you should avoid or reduce the consumption of sugar, processed foods, and refined flours, and increase the intake of iodine, zinc, omega-3 fats, and selenium, as they promote thyroid health.
Exercise
Regular exercise supports the thyroid function, so they can help you substantially re-balance the production of this hormone.
Stress management
Prolonged stress causes exhaustion of the adrenal which leads to thyroid related issues. Therefore, you should engage in some relaxing activities, and stress management programs, like meditation, yoga, walks in nature or breathing exercises which will significantly reduce tension and provide calmness and peace of mind.
Heat therapy
Thyroid issues may also be treated with a heat therapy or sauna session, as these methods detox the body and eliminate the toxins which lead to problems with the thyroid.
Nutritional supplements
Before you decide to use some alternative products to treat these issues, you need to consult your doctor or holistic practitioner. However, you can find numerous effective products to maintain a proper thyroid metabolism.
Thyroid hormones
In order to treat or prevent these issues and support the thyroid health, your doctor may inform you about some effective thyroid hormone replacement therapy.
Prevent thyroid issues by preventing their causes
In order to successfully prevent thyroid problems, you need to prevent the major causes of their occurrence. Therefore, you should reduce stress, and treat allergies, heavy metals and nutritional deficiencies on time. Moreover, you should avoid dairy products and gluten, which cause digestive distress.
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Banana

BananasBanana

Bananas are good for bowel regularity and satiety.

Adding a banana to your daily diet has an array of benefits in your body. Bananas help you reach your weight-loss goals, keep your bowels healthy, provide nutrients that regulate heart rhythm and have vitamin compounds for eye health. Keep a bunch of bananas on your desk at work and replenish your stock each week.

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Winter Food


Healthy Food For Winter Season

Winter Food : A healthy diet can be described as a complete set of foods that is nutritious, seasonal and balanced. In winters, when the temperature is low, your body needs a well balanced diet to keep you warm and nourished. Scientifically, the cold climate in winter tends to lower the body temperature. This in turn aggravates the appetite as the body spends a lot of energy to keep it warm.
A list of top 10 healthy winter foods that are fresh and nutritious is mentioned below.
1. Bajra and Jowar:images                                  Calcium fortified millets like jowar and bajra are excellent choices of healthy food for winters as they help in building muscles and strengthening bones. They tend to be a meal by themselves and are most preferred in winters. The harvest of these crops essentially occurs in winters and so are called winter crops.
2. Peanuts:peanut                One of the most readily available food which is not so expensive and filling are peanuts. Peanuts are an extremely nutritious filler and antioxidant. Peanuts are a very good source of monounsaturated fats and thus are excellent for the heart. It is a rich source of vitamin E, thus proves good for the skin. Ideally, people roast it and eat as a snack. Read more about :PEANUT
3. Sweet Potatoes:download                                     One of the most nutritious and healthy foods is sweet potato that is known to increase the body temperature. It is a direct source of carbohydrates and dietary fibre. It can be cooked in various ways or can be simply boiled and eaten. The root is usually utilized and can be added to other dishes as well.

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Eggs Every Day

Images of some Eggs to Every Day for better health and live better. What Happens When You Eat 3 Whole Eggs Every Day…
Many health organizations consider eating eggs as bad for your health because they contain cholesterol. In fact, the truth is that the existing cholesterol amounts in the body can’t be increased by eating eggs, they are just replaced. If we eat Eggs every day, we can live better with sound health as well.
Eggs are very beneficial for our overall health.                   It is of great importance to eat the whole egg, along with the yolk and white because the egg yolk is full of nutrients like calcium and iron, and almost half of the egg’s protein is in the egg white. We present you 10 reasons why you should consume eggs more frequently:
Eggs help to improve performance
Eggs can make you feel fuller because they have a high satiety index. 6g protein and other nutrients are contained in one medium sized egg. As we all know breakfast is the most essential meal of the day, so we recommend you for your breakfast to combine an orange juice or fruit with an egg and low Gl bread.
Eggs can help to iron out problems
Headaches, irritability, and tiredness are symptoms of iron deficiency. The egg yolk has a heme iron form, which is very beneficial for the immune system, energy metabolism, and moreover it is known as an oxygen carrier in the blood.
Eggs improve nutrient adequacy of the diet
Eggs are an essential part of a nutritious diet due to its content full of nutrients. A study showed that people who don’t eat eggs can have vitamin A, E, and B12 deficiency. People who consume eggs get 10-20% of folate, 20-30% of vitamin A, E, and B12. This is another proof that of eggs importance.
Eggs do not increase blood cholesterol
Eggs were considered as unhealthy food because they contain cholesterol. But many studies have proved that there is not a connection between the consumption of eggs and coronary heart disease. You should know that saturated and trans fatty acids are far more harmful to your health, than the cholesterol contained in egg yolks. Moreover, they are a great source of protein.
Eggs can help to promote weight loss
Many studies have shown that starting the day with eggs can increase satiety in people suffering from obesity, and can help in the process of losing weight. It is considered that a toast with eggs has a 50% higher satiety index than cereals.
Eggs help to promote brain health
Choline is a nutrient which has the ability to improve the development of brain in fetus, newborn, and even at people at old age. Also, it will enhance your lifelong memory. Eggs are known as an excellent source of choline which is very beneficial during pregnancy. So it is very important to consume eggs because one egg can provide 28% choline.
Eggs help to prevent cataracts and to protect eye -sight
The risk of cataracts and retinal degeneration which is the major reason for blindness can be reduced by a regular consumption of spinach, eggs, and broccoli. Eggs are full of numerous healthy nutrients and antioxidants. Also, they are packed with carotenoid vitamins (lutein and zeaxanthin) which are very important for our vision. These vitamins can improve your night vision, can protect your eyes from sunlight damage, and can reduce the development of cataracts by up to 50%.
Eggs provide the best quality protein
Protein is known as the most essential part of our diet due to the fact that our body needs it in order to repair the old muscle tissue and to build new one. And as we said before, eggs are a great source of protein.
Also, milk, fish, and meat are known as excellent sources of protein, but among these, egg protein is considered as the best one. Milk is rated at 93, fish and beef at 75, while egg has a rating of 100. There is the same protein content in 1 medium sized egg and in 30g cooked meat, poultry, or fish. Egg has the best high-quality protein, and what is most important it is cheaper compared to the others.
Eggs can help to protect our bones
Eggs are full of vitamin D, the most important vitamin for maintain the health of our bones, and for calcium absorption. This is the reason why eggs are known that they can prevent osteoporosis, along with the dairy products which are packed with calcium.
Eggs promote healthy hair and nails
The consumption of eggs can improve the health of your nails and hair because eggs contain sulphur amino acids and a lot of minerals and vitamins. Many people who include eggs in their diet, claim that eggs stimulate their hair growth.

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