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Make Physical Activity a Realty

Physical activity improves your health and quality o flife by boosting your energy, reducing stress and helping you achieve an dmaintain a healthy body weight.
It’s easy to set fitness goals and schedules, but the real effort comes in sticking to them.
Canada’s Physical Activity Guide to Healthy Active Living recommends 60 minutes of activity a day for adults. While 60 minutes seems like a lot, you can do it in 10 or 15 minute intervals during the day. Be sure to check with your doctor before starting a new fitness plan.
Here are some tips to help turn your goals into reality.

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How to eat on a budget with diabet

You don’t have to spend a lot of money if you have diabetes. Once you have met with a Dietitian or Certified Diabetes Educator and developed a meal plan to fit your lifestyle, the plan can fit any budget. Everyone can benefit from this healthy way of eating, and there’s no need for special foods or individual meals. Here are some very important tips to help maximize nutritional value and minimize the hit on your grocery bill:

Know your budget and stick to it

Have a weekly menu that fits your plan and make a shopping list. Shop on a full stomach. 🙂
It will help you stick to your list. Use coupons only for items you are sure to use and be aware – end-of-aisle displays are not always bargains.

Buy in season and on sale

Fruit and veggies in season are cheaper. Freeze your own of buy frozen vegetables and fruits, they are often less expensive. yet their flavour and nutrients are as good as fresh.

Save on milk

Using skim milk powder or evaporated milk reconstituted in recipes that call for milk. Powered milk is cheaper and doesn’t need refrigeration. Freeze bags of milk for up to six weeks. Buy cheese in blocks and grate it yourself.

Buy in bulk

It is often cheaper – whole grains, dried beans and lentils, mil in bags, skim milk powder and yogurt in large tubs rather than cups. Buy a whole chicken rather than pieces. Cook in bulk an dfreeze in serving sizes.

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How to determine Water Heater Age

It is hard to find the date of manufacture of Hot Water Tank, or Water Heater. Most of time they do not put the date on the plate.
But we can decode from the serial number. Let me show you how to determine the age of Hot Water Tank of different brand.

 

Manufacturer

Trade Names

Where to Look

How to Decode

Example

American ACE, American, American Hardware, America’s Best, Apex, Aqua Temp, AquaTherm, Aquamatic, Best, Best Deluxe, Champion, Craftmaster, De-Limer, Deluxe, Eagle, The Earl’s Energy Conservation Water Heater, The Earl’s Energy Saver Plus, Envirotemp, Four Most, Hotmaster, Hotstream, King-Kleen, King-Line, Master Plumber, Nationaline, Neptune, Penquin, Premier Plus, Premier Plus Self Cleaning Prestige, ProLine and ProLine Plus, Quaker, Quick-Flo, Raywall, Revere, Riveria, Sands, Sentinal, Servi-Star, Shamrock, Special Deluxe, Standard, Super Eagle, Super-Flo, Supreme, Sure-Fire, Thoro-Clean, Tru-Test, Tru Value, U.S. Supply, Whirlpool, XCL Energy Saver Serial # – 1st 4 digits 1st 2 digits = year

2nd 2 digits= week

8906xxx = made in the 6th week of the year 1989
Apollo Comfort Products Apollo
Bradford-White Bradford White, JetGlas Serial # – 1st 2 letters 1st letter = year starting with A as 1984,

2nd letter = month with January (A) through December (M)

JMxxx = made in the year 1992 (J) in the month of December (M)
Crispaire E-tech
GSW Water Heating John Wood, GSW, Moffat, Superflue, Medal Serial # – 1st 4 digits 1st & 2nd number = year,

3rd & 4th number = month

8901xxx = made in the year 1989 in the first month, January
Heat Transfer Products Heat Transfer
Lochinvar Energy Saver, Golden Knight, Knight
Marathon Marathon Serial # – 1st 4 digits 1st & 2nd digit = month,

3rd & 4th digit = year

0189xxx = made in the year 1989 in the first month, January
Maytag Maytag
Rheem Aqua Therm, General Electric, Hotpoint, Professional, Rheem, Vanguard, Western Auto Serial # – 1st 4 digits 1st & 2nd digit = month,

3rd & 4th digit = year

0189xxx = made in the year 1989 in the first month, January
Richmond Richmond Serial # – 1st 4 digits 1st & 2nd digit = month,

3rd & 4th digit = year

0189xxx = made in the year 1989 in the first month, January
Ruud Professional, Ruud Serial # – 1st 4 digits 1st & 2nd digit = month,

3rd & 4th digit = year

0189xxx = made in the year 1989 in the first month, January
Sears, Roebuck and Co. Kenmore
A.O. Smith Water Products National, A.O. Smith, Glascote, Perma-Glas Serial # – 2nd, 3rd, 4th characters 2nd position (letter) = month (A being January through M being December)

3rd & 4th position (numbers) = year

AJ89xxx = made in October (J) of 1989
State Industries State Serial # – 1st 3 characters first letter = month (A being January through M, being December), 2nd and 3rd position (numbers) = year J89xxx = made in October of 1989
Summit Manufacturing

Mortex

Sun Therm
U.S. Craftsmaster

Water Heaters

Ace, American Hardware, America’s Best, Apex, Aqua Temp, Aqua Therm, Aquamatic, Best, Best Deluxe, Craftmaster, De-Limer, Deluxe, Eagle, The Earl’s Energy Conservation Water Heater, The Earl’s Energy Saver Plus, Envirotemp, Four Most, Hotmaster, Hotstream, King-Kleen, King-Line, Master Plumber, Nationaline, Neptune, Penquin, Prestige, Pro-Line, Pro-Line Plus, Quaker, Quick-Flo, Raywall, Revere, Riviera, Sands, Sentinal, Servistar, Shamrock, Special Deluxe, Standard, Supereagle, Super-Flo, Supreme, Sure-Fire, Thoro-Clean, True-Test, Tru Value, U.S. Craftmaster, U.S. Supply, Whirlpool, XCL Energy Saver Serial # – 1st 4 digits 1st 2 digits = year

2nd 2 digits= week

8924xxx = made in the 24th week of the year 1989
Vaugn Manufacturing Corp. Sepco, Hydrohot, D.W. Whitehead

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Sistine Chapel 3D virtual view

I just hit the page, fell it is wonderful with so good pictures and great 3D experience.
http://www.vatican.va/various/cappelle/sistina_vr/index.html
Control by mouse or arrow keypad. You can see the drawing on wall, on the ceiling.
The Sistine Chapel ceiling, painted by Michelangelo between 1508 and 1512, at the commission of Pope Julius II, is one of the most renowned artworks of the High Renaissance. The ceiling is that of the large Papal Chapel built within the Vatican between 1477 and 1480 by Pope Sixtus IV after whom it is named the Sistine Chapel. The chapel is the location for Papal Conclaves and many important services. vi wiki

See Through

This carton is made by a Chinese boy, born in 1980.
The name is “See Through”. The Chinese name is Da, Da Ge Da Xi Gua, which means, Fight, Fight for a Watermelon.
It is a cool video. I think you will like it.

Mary Travers passed away on September 16th 2009

Mary Travers is the member of Peter Paul & Mary band. Their Wiki page.
She passed away on September 16th. After successful recovery from leukemia through a bone marrow/stem cell transplant, Mary succumbed to the side effects of one of the
chemotherapy treatments.
I do like their country songs.
Their official site.
http://www.peterpaulandmary.com/

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SWATCH has 19 watch brands

Just be noticed that SWATCH is the one of the biggest watchmaker in the world.
It has 19 watch brands.
Breguet, Blancpain, Glashütte-Original, Léon Hatot, Jaquet-Droz, Omega and soon Tiffany & Co. in the Prestige and Luxury range;
Longines, Rado and Union Glashütte in the high range;
Tissot, ck Calvin Klein, Certina, Mido, Hamilton and Balmain in the middle range;
Swatch and Flik Flak in the basic range segment;
Endura in the private-label segment;
– Tourbillon, the retail mark under which all selected Swatch Group watch and jewelry brands of the Prestige and Luxury range, as well as Swatch products are offered in a unique and exclusive multi-brand environment.
It is such a big watch empire.

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