Month: June 2019

5 Ways to Prevent Effective Diabetes, Must Know As Early As Possible!

Posted on June 13, 2019 in Home Designs

Diabetes is a disease that affects quite a lot in the country. Based on data from the World Health Organization (WHO), in 2000, there were 8,426,000 diabetics in Indonesia. It is predicted that this number will increase to 21,257,000 in the coming 2030!

Of course, prevention is better than cure. Here are some things or habits that you must know as early as possible and you should do as tips or ways to prevent diabetes. Let’s find out!

1. Reduce consumption of sugar and carbohydrates

Not without reason, diabetes is referred to as diabetes or diabetes. Because, foods high in sugar and carbohydrates can increase the risk of diabetes! These foods can increase blood sugar which stimulates the pancreas to produce insulin, a hormone that helps sugar out of the bloodstream and into the body’s cells.

However, for people who experience the pre-diabetes phase, body cells are resistant to insulin, so that sugar levels remain high. To compensate, the pancreas produces more insulin and tries to reduce blood sugar.

When it drags on, this condition can trigger the emergence of type 2 diabetes, you know! Reduce high-carbohydrate foods such as white bread, pasta and rice. Also be wise in consuming soda, cereal, candied fruit to biscuits.

2. Exercise regularly

Exercise is good for your health. This also applies to preventing diabetes. Research on the Health Line page says that exercise can increase insulin sensitivity between 51-85 percent. We can try various types of workouts, ranging from aerobics, high intensity interval training to strength training.

Another study mentions that by burning more than 2,000 calories a week can maximize the performance of insulin in the body. As we know, diabetics are unable to produce insulin according to their needs. In fact, without insulin the body’s cells are unable to absorb and process glucose into energy.

3. Change sweet drinks with mineral water

Pure Water is the world’s first and foremost medicine, the saying goes. Yep, what can’t water do? Mineral water also has a vital role in preventing diabetes, you know. Don’t believe?

A study involving 2,800 people at risk for diabetes also proved that those who consumed more than 2 servings of sweet drinks increased the risk of type 2 diabetes by as much as 20 percent. Meanwhile, increasing water consumption can control blood sugar and increase the body’s insulin response. So, start drink more water from now!

4. Reducing weight gives a big influence

Body weight actually contributes to the risk of diabetes. According to the Health Line page, people who are overweight and obese have excess visceral fat, which is located in the middle of the body. This fat increases inflammation and insulin resistance, which can significantly increase the risk of diabetes.

Based on a study of 1,000 people, each fell 1 kilogram, the risk of diabetes was reduced by 16 percent. Meanwhile, according to the Diabetes.co.uk page, lowering 5 percent of body weight and being balanced with regular exercise can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes by 50 percent. It’s good, right?

5. Quitting smoking lowers the risk of diabetes

 

Not counting how many diseases are produced from smoking. Diabetes is one of those. The proof, research shows that smoking increases the risk of diabetes by 44 percent and soars to 61 percent if you smoke more than 20 cigarettes a day! Terrible, huh?

Sure, you can quit from this bad habit. Research shows that after five years of quitting smoking, the risk of developing diabetes is reduced by 13 percent. Even so, if you want to stop smoking, do it gradually. Because stopping smoking makes us run away from overeating and risks increasing weight, according to the Medical News Today page.

4 Reasons Why Indonesia Does Not Use Solar Power Plants

Posted on June 13, 2019 in Home Designs

So far, the electricity we use everyday comes from fossil energy such as coal. However, keep in mind that coal is limited in number and can be used up at any time. In addition, the use of fossil fuels is also a major cause of global warming. We should consider using other energy sources.

Being on the equator, sunlight in Indonesia is known to be very abundant. The sun shines all year long, an advantage that not all countries can have. Then, why does Indonesia not only use solar power plants?

1. The use of solar energy in Indonesia is only 0.05 percent

On a global scale, China and the United States lead in the use of solar power plants. Meanwhile, in Indonesia, the utilization of solar energy is still very lacking. This was explained by the Director of Planning and Development of Infrastructure for Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation (EBTKE) of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, M. Arifin, in a written statement on the page esdm.go.id.

“The use of solar energy in Indonesia is only 0.05 percent of the potential. So there are still many challenges that must be solved together, one of which is the high cost of PLTS production,” said Arifin.

Another challenge, PLTS cannot be transported and lacks human resource capacity in mastering PLTS technology.

2. Even though solar power plants have a myriad of benefits, you know!

Page Green Match mentions that solar energy has the least impact on the environment compared to other energy sources. Among other things, it does not produce greenhouse gases, does not pollute water, requires little water for maintenance and does not cause noise.

As long as there is light, solar energy can be applied anywhere. This is very useful for remote areas without access to other electricity sources. Of course, being environmentally friendly and cheaper is another advantage of using solar energy.

3. Even so, Indonesia also has the biggest solar power plant!

Inaugurated in the village of Oelpuah, Kupang, NTT on December 27, 2015 by the President of the Republic of Indonesia Joko Widodo, PLTS Kupang has a capacity of 5 MW. Thus, the National Electronic Institution (LEN) participated in assisting PLN in overcoming the electricity deficit in the region.

Standing on an area of 7.5 hectares, thousands of solar panels are stretched above it. One solar panel produces 230 watts of electricity. The NTT region is considered very suitable for developing solar power plants because for nine months from one year, NTT was always illuminated by sunlight.

4. Expensive investment costs become the constraints of PLTS in Indonesia

High investment costs are an obstacle to the delays in the establishment of PLTS. At least, it costs US $ 2 million or around Rp.26 billion from every 1 MWp. If the PLTS is built with a capacity of 5000 MW, then the cost required is around Rp 165 trillion. The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources overcomes this problem by opening offers to the private sector.

Even so, PLTS does not require large operational costs. The costs required are only for the maintenance of solar modules, such as watering water to remove dust and cutting grass around the module. Compare this with diesel power plants that require thousands of liters of diesel to run electricity.

5+ Best Minimalist Lounge Chair to Buy

Posted on June 13, 2019 in Home Designs

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Having a lounge, patio, or sunroom means you know how to enjoy life.

Those spots allow you to spend every second of life while sipping a cup of coffee or tea and be grateful of what you have.

One thing that will bring your lounge into perfection is minimalist lounge chair that will make sure your comfort.

Needless to say, stylish lounge chair also defines the beauty of your lounge area.

Time goes by, there have been a lot of changes in chair design.

Today, variety of models and designs are available to boost your comfort and confidence while sitting in the patio or sunroom.

Are you in a project of revamping patio?

Chances are that you will need ideas to bring something different into the spot.

Find some recommendation of lounge chair with minimalist concept below!

5 Best Minimalist Lounge Chair to Buy

1. Nordic armchair

Armchair is a great option when it comes to lounge chair.

Designed with Nordic style, it can be an awesome addition for your patio or lounge area.

The armrest allow you to relax while holding a glass of cold lemonade in a sunroom.

Furthermore, this is chair that can be combined with wicker table and be placed outdoor during summer.

2. Minimalist armchair Pentti Hakala

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Spending time outdoor with style is no longer a dream.

Now you can boost your confidence while sitting in this minimalist armchair by Pentti Hakala.

The minimalist lounge chair comes with unique design, combining modernity and traditionalism into a distinct furniture piece.

This can also be a great seating by the pool, therefore you can enjoy sunbathing with style.

3. Outdoor plastic armchair

Plastic is a great material for outdoor as it does not easily get wear and tear for any season.

Are you afraid of its cheap look? Worry not, the following plastic armchair comes with unique design that evokes classy nuance.

This lounge chair suits best for outdoor patio, sunroom, or near the swimming pool.

This is surely an item that you should have for the upcoming summer.

4. Rosalba lounge chair

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Another choice if you prioritize style for the lounge chair!

Rosalba is a product of chair with fascinating design, combining wooden material with high quality fabric to ensure your comfort.

This sturdy lounge chair will elevate the value of any places where it is located, either patio or sunroom.

The design allows you to sit or recline on the chair (kursi).

5. Minimalist ring chair

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The last but not least, ring chair is also reliable to serve you with comfort and style.

This ring chair comes with minimalist design and sturdy material for it has metal legs and leather cover.

It can be a great option for backyard patio or near the swimming pool.

Have you decided the right choice for lounge area or patio?

These lounge chairs allow you to enjoy time with style.

In case you need more references, please kindly visit freshome.com and find more inspiration to enhance the beauty as well as function of your patio.