Showing posts from May, 2017

Health Talk: What are the Pros and Cons of Fasting?

Do you engage in religious fasting? Do you think it is healthy? In this article, we will learn about the pros and cons of fastingFasting has been around in a long time. In the Bible, Prophet Moses fasted for 40 days when he received the 10 commandments from God. Jesus Christ also reportedly fast for 40 days and 40 nights in the Bible. Ramadan is popular among all Muslims worldwide. This period of the year is regarded as the best and most blessed period in Islam. Even the Buddhist, Gandhi fasted in protest.
There is also a process called the 5:2 diets, that is, eat a normal diet for 5 days and for the next 2 days, you eat 25% of what you would normally eat.
Health wise, is it healthy to go without food? First, let’s discuss the cons of fasting below:Well, we all can agree that healthy feeding is hard enough, most people can’t even do that or even afford to eat healthily. Going without food or taking 25% of your normal food intake is even more difficult. It is like those realistic New Y…

The Harmful Effects of Sleeping In a Bra -Every Woman Must Read This

Are you one of those women that sleep in bras? See the harmful effects it could triggerI am sure we all know that ‘Bra’ is an abbreviation of the word ‘Brazier’. A bra is worn by women to support their breasts, provide modesty, and give it firmness.  It uplifts the breasts to create a nice cleavage. Bras are worn to flatten the chest back in the days. Women who are plump and chubby also use the bra to provide control for their chest. However, there are harmful effects of wearing a bra during sleep.
Below are the harmful effects of wearing a bra to sleep 1. Restlessness:

For some women, wearing a bra can be irritating for them at the best of times. So, sleeping in it could enhance this feeling. Women who sleep on their back may feel the bra catch press into their skin, causing discomfort. Underwire bras could also dig into the underside of the chest tissue, and this can cause scratching or red grooves. The effect of these problems is waking through the night and continuous discomfort.


Watch a Nigerian Woman Receive Ford SUV as Surprise Birthday Gift From Her Husband (Video)

A Canada-based Nigerian and mother of three, Gold Akinrefon, was impressively surprised by her husband of 7 years after he gifted her brand new SUV as her 30th birthday gift. She turned 30 yesterday. 

She posted video on Instagram and captioned it;

"Omg  Baba Yosola mi! I didn't see this coming AT ALL. THANK YOU SO SO SO SO MUCH for my new car 🚗 🚗🚗 I pray the good Lord shall continue to keep, sustain, uplift and bless every of your endeavours in Jesus name 🙏. Next time, please hint me so I can at least do my makeup nah 😬 #happy30thtome #mybirthdaygift#thankyoubaby #grateful"

Watch the moment the lady saw her gift below:

5 Health Benefits of Fasting in Ramadan

Do you know that fasting has positive impacts on the human health?Since we are in the Holy month of Ramadan, let’s look at the health benefits of fasting in Ramadan.
Fasting is defined as the process of restricting food and drink intake, either by one’s personal decision or by force, for a particular period of time. It could be done partially for some certain kind of food or in total in which no food or liquid is consumed for 24 hours or a few days.
If you are of the opinion that you may not be able to withstand fasting, then you need to give up coffee or sweets. Below are five health benefits of fasting:
1. Detoxification: This is a usual body activity where the body neutralises any type of toxins in the various organs like the colon, liver, lungs, or skin. During fasting, the body depends on the fat deposits for energy, which releases chemicals from the fatty reserves and effects the removal of these chemicals through these organs.
2. Mental Health Improvement: After fasting, the bloo…

Meet The World’s 7 Youngest Presidents and Leaders Presently Serving

World's Youngest Presidents and Leaders, 2017We all know how the leadership of many nations is reserved for older people with more experience, especially in Africa, where more than eleven of African Presidents/Leaders are older than 70 years old. President Mugabe of Zimbabwe is 94 years old. But in recent times, younger people have been breaking that barrier. 
These youngest seven Presidents and Leaders listed below came into power very young. Vanessa D’Ambrosio is now on top of the list of world’s youngest presidents, while the Supreme Leader of North Korea moves to the second position. Their reign is a gradual revolution of the young generation of leaders around the globe.
Take a look at the profiles of the World Youngest Presidents and Leaders:
1. Vanessa D’Ambrosio of San Marino, Europe
Born: April 26, 1988, Serravalle Age: 29
Office: Captain Regent of San Marino
Declaration Date: April 2017
Vanessa D’Ambrosio tops the list of world’s youngest leaders and she is currently the second …

6 Amazing Things You Need To Know About Actress Mide Martins

Amazing facts about Actress Mide MartinsInk and Pen's Blog- Rapport Naija is here again with another fact-findings of Nigeria's Top Stars in the Music Industry and Nollywood. If you watch Yoruba movies very well, then you would recognise our Celeb focus for today. This is Mide Martins, and we present to you 6 amazing Things you need to know about her.
Beautiful star actress, Mide Funmi Martins is also a movie producer known for her incredible roles played in movies like; Erù elérù (2003) and Arewà (2003), Omo oku òrun (2004).
Below are the 6 amazing things you need to know about Mide Funmi Martins. Read below:
1. Mide Martins birth date is April 12, and her mother, Funmi Martins, who is now late was also a popular actress back in the days. She passed away in 2002.
2. Mide's first movie debut was in 2002. She immediately started acting after her mother's death - this she says is to keep her mother's memory alive.

3. She got married to top Nollywood (Yoruba Movies) act, …

See Photos of Weird Things Written on People’s Shirts

When you look at these pictures, you begin to wonder if they actually know the meaning of what is written on their dresses.
Did they buy these shirts at the boutique or bend-down-select stores? These shirts sure look like second-hand (Okrika) wears that is mostly sold in Katangura, Lagos.

Just look at more of the pictures and laugh at the innocence of the people wearing them. LOL.  

Don’t Be An AdSense Blogger – Tunny Ogunnowo (Exclusive Interview With Ink and Pen's Blog- Rapport Naija)

Ink & Pen’s Blog – Rapport Naija had an opportunity to sit with one of the best Blogger, Writer, and Digital Marketer in the Nigerian internet world. If you plan to start a blog or you have already started and would like to hear vital tips from one of the Pro-Bloggers in Naija, then you have to read this interview attentively. 
This is an exclusive interview with the one and only Babatunde ‘Tunny’ Ogunnowo, CEO of Absolute Heart Media. Read the full interview below as he takes us through his blogging, writing, and digital marketing journey:
PS:The numbered paragraph in bold is the Interviewer, while the paragraphs that follow are Mr Tunny’s replies.
1. Good day sir. It is nice to have you find some time to grant our platform a wonderful opportunity to interview you. You are highly welcome. Please, can you tell our readers about yourself and your blog?
Hello, readers, I am honoured to be here today. My names are Babatunde ‘Tunny’ Ogunnowo.  I’m from Ijebu Igbo, Ogun state. I am a gradu…

How To Get Rid Of Kidney Stones Pain?

The pain from a kidney stone is so bad that it can lead people to think suicide is a better escape route from it. First, what is a kidney stone? Kidney stones (or renal calculi) are solid masses made of crystals. They usually originate in the kidneys but can develop anywhere along your urinary tract. You should know that the urinary tract includes the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. Do you suffer from the kidney stone disease?
What are the causes of Kidney Stone?
Kidney stones develop when your urine contains more crystal-forming substances (like calcium, oxalate and uric acid) than the fluid in your urine can dilute. It could also be that your urine lack substances that prevent crystals from forming together, which enables a perfect environment for kidney stones to form.
Are you in Kidney pain? You don’t have to worry anymore, though this post is not recommending any medical drugs or giving out a prescription.
The natural ways to stay free from Kidney Stones’ pain are stated be…

7 Cool Tourist Centers You Didn’t Know Existed in Nigeria (Photos)

7 Tourist Centres You Didn’t Know Existed in Nigeria
There are extremely beautiful places and untapped tourist centres in Nigeria with long stretches of exotic beaches, lush mountains, well-preserved tradition and culture. Like me, many of you may think the only cool tourists’ spots to visit are Olumo Rock in Abeokuta, Ogun state, Idanre Hills in Ondo, or Ikangusi and Erin Ijesha waterfalls in Ekiti and Osun state respectively.  
Well, Ink and Pen’s Blog – Rapport Naija presents you 7 great places in Nigeria you probably didn’t know about.
1. Gashaki-Gumpti National Park located in Taraba state, Nigeria.

2. Matsirga Waterfalls located in Kafanchan in Kaduna State of northern Nigeria which is a combination of four different waterfalls.

3. Gurara Falls located between Minna and Suleja in Niger State.

4. Kajuru Castle built in 1989, in early medieval style at Kajuru village in Kaduna State.

5. Ibeno Beach is believed to be the longest beach in West Africa stretching over 89 kilometres in Akwa I…

16 Healthy Tips for Ramadan - Islam for Muslims

Healthy Tips all Muslims should know before starting RamadanWe have been told to look out for the moon tonight so Ramadan may commence tomorrow. While I was surfing the web, I found this on Nairaland, and I believe it is worth sharing. These are 16 wonderful health tips for Ramadan. All Muslims who practice Islam correctly need to see this. Read the full piece which was specifically written for Muslims in Nigeria below:
Before delving into the dos & don’ts of Ramadan diet habits, let us first ground ourselves in the different categories of food content we come across.

1. Complex carbohydrates: starchy foods which release energy slowly throughout the day, as they take longer to digest and absorb into our bloodstream. This helps to keep us active through the day. These include potatoes, wheat, rice, couscous, grains, oats, cereals, fruits, and many vegetables. Wholemeal or wholegrain variations are the best, as they contain a good amount of fibre too. These foods are a key foundation …

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