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BBA Discussion Forum / Motivating the students for reading
« on: February 23, 2014, 11:27:02 AM »
We can help our students to improve their English by motivating them to read more books/novels. We can suggest them to read novels. They can start with a simple book. Even that will help them to improve their English writing quality.

Faculty Forum / Motivating the students
« on: February 13, 2014, 01:53:51 PM »

Students need motivation. They should be motivated to learn for their own benefits.


Faculty Forum / Benefits of Oats
« on: September 22, 2013, 11:17:22 AM »

Oatmeal and oat bran are significant sources of dietary fiber. This fiber contains a mixture of about half soluble and half insoluble fibers. One component of the soluble fibre found in oats is beta-glucans, a soluble fiber which has proven effective in lowering blood cholesterol. Here's how it works. Soluble fiber breaks down as it passes through the digestive tract, forming a gel that traps some substances related to cholesterol, such as cholesterol-rich bile acids.

This entrapment reduces the absorption of cholesterol into the bloodstream. The bad cholesterol, LDL, is trapped without lowering good cholesterol (HDL). Oats and grains are also one of the best sources of compounds called tocotrienols. These are antioxidants which together with tocopherols form vitamin E. The tocotrienols inhibit cholesterol synthesis and have been found to lower blood cholesterol. The accumulation of cholesterol is implicated in many types of cardiovascular disease. Oats, like all cholesterol-lowering agents, are most effective when consumed as part of a low-fat, high-fiber diet taken together with plenty of exercise.

The beneficial health effects of oats are best if ½-1 cup (1½-3 ounces) of oats are eaten every day. One study found that the 1/10th ounce (3 grams) of soluble fiber from this amount of oatmeal decreased total cholesterol by approximately 2%, which correlates to a 4% decrease in coronary artery disease. Another study showed 1½ ounces (43 grams) of oatmeal resulted in a loss of 3% in total cholesterol and a 14% reduction in bad cholesterol after two months. Another study found that a 6-8 week diet of 1½-3 ounces (43-85 grams) of oat bran daily lowered total cholesterol by 20% and bad cholesterol (LDL) by as much as 25%.

Another study found 3.5 ounces (100 grams) of oat bran (one-third of a cup of oat bran eaten twice a day) lowered cholesterol up to 15%. New research has also discovered that the antioxidants found in oats reduce cholesterol by reducing the ability of blood cells to stick to the inside of artery walls. So in other words, eat a cup of oats a day and you'll be okay!


BBA Discussion Forum / 10 best foods for human being
« on: May 25, 2013, 12:28:22 PM »

1. Sweet Potatoes

A nutritional All-Star — one of the best vegetables you can eat. They're loaded with carotenoids, vitamin C, potassium, and fiber. Bake and then mix in some unsweetened applesauce or crushed pineapple for extra moisture and sweetness.

2. Mangoes

Just one cup of mango supplies 100% of a day’s vitamin C, one-third of a day’s vitamin A, a decent dose of blood-pressure-lowering potassium, and 3 grams of fiber. Bonus: mango is one of the fruits least likely to have pesticide residues.

3. Unsweetened Greek Yogurt

Non-fat, plain Greek yogurt has a pleasant tartness that’s a perfect foil for the natural sweetness of berries, bananas, or your favorite breakfast cereal. It’s strained, so even the fat-free versions are thick and creamy. And the lost liquid means that the yogurt that’s left has twice the protein of ordinary yogurt – about 17 grams in 6 ounces of plain Greek yogurt.

4. Broccoli

It has lots of vitamin C, carotenoids, vitamin K and folic acid. Steam it just enough so that it's still firm and add a sprinkle of red pepper flakes and a spritz of lemon juice.

5. Wild Salmon

The omega-3 fats in fatty fish like salmon can help reduce the risk of sudden-death heart attacks. And wild-caught salmon has less PCB contaminants than farmed salmon.

6. Crispbreads

Whole-grain rye crackers, like Wasa, Kavli, and Ryvita — usually called crispbreads — are loaded with fiber and often fat-free. Drizzle with a little honey and sprinkle with cinnamon to satisfy your sweet tooth.

7. Garbanzo Beans

All beans are good beans. They’re rich in protein, fiber, iron, magnesium, potassium, and zinc. But garbanzos stand out because they’re so versatile. Just drain, rinse, and toss a handful on your green salad; throw them into vegetable stews, curries, and soups; mix them with brown rice, whole wheat couscous, bulgur, or other whole grains.

8. Watermelon

Watermelon is a heavyweight in the nutrient department. A standard serving (about 2 cups) has one-third of a day’s vitamins A and C, a nice shot of potassium, and a healthy dose of lycopene for only 80 fat-free, salt-free calories. And when they’re in season, watermelons are often locally grown, which means they may have a smaller carbon footprint than some other fruits.

9. Butternut Squash

Steam a sliced squash or buy peeled, diced butternut squash at the supermarket that’s ready to go into the oven, a stir-fry, or a soup. It’s an easy way to get lots of vitamins A and C and fiber.

10. Leafy Greens

Don’t miss out on powerhouse greens like kale, collards, spinach, turnip greens, mustard greens, and Swiss chard. These stand-out leafy greens are jam-packed with vitamins A, C, and K, folate, potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, lutein, and fiber. Serve with a splash of lemon juice or red wine vinegar.

1. Choose activities you like. A lot of different things count as exercise: dancing, walking, gardening, yoga, cycling, playing basketball. To make it easier to get moving, choose whatever gets you moving. Also, choose an activity that fits your self-identity. Do you see yourself wearing attractive clothes and bicycling comfortably to work, or wearing workout gear at the gym?

2. Piece your workout together. You don’t need to get all your exercise at one time. Ten minutes morning, noon, and night can give much of the same benefit as 30 minutes all at once.

3. Exercise with a friend. Finding a workout partner can help keep you on track and motivate you to get out the door.

4. Keep it brisk. When you walk, make it brisk, since this may help control weight better than walking at a leisurely pace. What is brisk enough? Walk as though you are meeting someone for lunch and you are a little late. You can also time your steps for one minute: 120 to 135 steps per minute corresponds to a walking pace of 3 to 4 miles per hour, a good goal for many people. If your steps are not quite that quick, trying picking up the pace for short bursts during your usual walk, on different days of the week. Over time, you’ll stride your way to a faster walking pace.

5. Take lunch on the move. Don’t spend all of your lunch time sitting. Hit the gym or go for a 20-minute walk with coworkers, and then have a meal when you are done.

6. Try a pedometer. Step-counters (pedometers) are cheap and easy to use. Best of all, they help you keep track of how active you are. Build up to 7,000 steps a day—or more.

7. Take the stairs. Use the stairs instead of elevators and escalators whenever possible.

8. Turn off the TV, computer, and smart phone. Cutting back on screen time is a great way to curb your “sit time.” Trade screen time for active time—visit the gym, or even just straighten up around the house.

9. Walk an extra stop. During your bus or subway commute, get off a stop or two earlier and walk the rest of the way.

10. Hunt for the farthest parking space. If you drive to work or to run errands, purposefully park your car a little farther from your office or the store. It may not seem like much, but over weeks and months, these minutes of exercise add up.

11. Make it your own. Consider buying a piece of cardiovascular equipment for your home, such as a treadmill, stationary bicycle, or elliptical machine. Home models can be more reasonable than you think, and you can’t beat the convenience. Keep in mind, though, that cheaper models tend to be less sturdy.

12. Make it fun. Try a new sport like tennis or rollerblading. The more that you enjoy exercise, the more likely you are to stick to it.

13. Make it social. Walk with a friend, your spouse, or your family in the morning or evening.

14. Sign up for a class. Check out the fitness course schedule at your local gym or community center, or the dance or yoga class schedule at a nearby studio. You may find that having the structure of a class helps you learn a new activity and keeps you on track.

15. Turn sit time into fit time. When you get busy, try to combine your cardiovascular exercise with a sedentary activity that you do already. Hop on that piece of home equipment while watching TV, reading, or returning phone calls.

16. Keep an exercise log. Monitoring the amount of activity you get each day will help to make you more accountable.

17. Walk or bike for errands around town. Leave the car at home for trips that are less than a mile or two. Cross something off your to-do list while getting in your physical activity.

18. Ask the experts. Hire a personal trainer for a session or two to help you with your weight training and flexibility training. Then you’ll have the confidence to branch out on your own.

19. Plan exercise into your day. Set aside a specific time in your schedule to exercise and put it in your planner.

20. Reward yourself. Set short-term goals—and reward yourself for achieving them. Try targeting a specific event, such as a road race or a walk-for-charity, to participate in—this can help keep you motivated. Choose fitness-focused rewards for reaching your goals, such as new workout gear or a heart rate monitor.

BBA Discussion Forum / healthy diet for healthy life
« on: May 25, 2013, 12:10:43 PM »
A healthy diet is one that helps maintain or improve general health. It is thought to be important for lowering health risks, such as obesity, heart disease, diabetes, hypertension and cancer.  A healthy diet involves consuming primarily fruits, vegetables, and whole grains to satisfy caloric requirements, provide the body with essential nutrients, phyto-chemicals, and fibre, and provide adequate water intake. A healthy diet supports energy needs and provides for human nutrition without exposure to toxicity or excessive weight gain from consuming excessive amounts.

BBA Discussion Forum / Importance of family in our life
« on: May 16, 2013, 04:11:46 PM »

The world today is filled with so much violence, anger, and apathy that it’s downright scary. If you have children, it is of utmost importance to be a positive leader of your family. Children grow up and are gone before you realize it. Don’t waste away the time you have now. Spend time with your family.

Maybe the reason why you can’t seem to find time to spend with your family is because you don’t think it is that important. Maybe you have other things that you think are higher on your list of priorities. Here are just a few reasons why family time is important:

1) You need to build deeper relationships within your family. Family ties are important. I’ve often heard it said that the reason why so many kids decide to join gangs are because they welcome them in and become part of a family. Your children need to feel like they belong. They need to feel like they have someone they can turn to, for anything. Spending time together as a family ensures that deep, strong, family bond.

2) You need to instill family values in your children. Your children need to learn the importance of family values. Chances are, your children will mimic the exact behaviors you exhibit towards them. If you are an absent parent, they will be the same to their children in the future. More often than not, children often display worse behaviors than were shown to them. Spending family time together will build a sense of worth and instill positive family values in your children.

3) You need to teach your children important life lessons. Whatever your child does not learn at home, you can be assured they will learn elsewhere. Do you want your children to learn important life lessons by having to experience pain? Of course, they will have to learn some things on their own. But it is so important to have time for family discussion, wherein you can lay problems or situations on the table, then talk about them with your children.

4) You need to build a stronger family unit. All these things lead to one very important detail. By spending more quality time together as a family, you will build a stronger family unit. Your family will stick together through rough times, and enjoy fun times together as well.

BBA Discussion Forum / How to develop a good personality.........
« on: May 06, 2013, 03:07:44 PM »

Everyone wants to have a decent and attractive personality. There are some tips for developing a good enough personality. I would like to share some.......

1. Confidence is key.

2. Be humorous and lighthearted. People will thank you for bringing some fun into their world.

3. Always be nice. This is the most important step. No matter who you are, if you are nice, the only reason a person can dislike you is if they are jealous of you. Never be rude to people.

4. Always be cool, calm and collected. In every single situation you are in you always have to remember to keep your cool. Never start arguments unless it is for a strong argument and you have good argumentative skills. Never argue with people you would like to remain friends with.

5. Be comfortable with yourself always.

6. Be Happy. Try to always look on the bright side, be positive and smile.(unless you are in a situation where being happy would be rude, e.g funeral). No one can resist a happy person. This doesn't mean be fake, or feel you have to hide your feelings.

7. Never get caught up in being "popular", people will see what you are doing and lose respect for you. A real popular person is a person who has a great personality and does not try hard to become popular.

8. Think about what makes you respect other people, if you want to be respected. Wear clothes that are stylish and are within your comfort zone. Avoid clothes that would only appeal to a particular group of people. say things that are smart.

9. Never get too caught up in yourself.  Never show off, it just looks silly and normally makes you look as though you have lost your cool. Be modest around people, but always accept compliments and give compliments as well.

10. Be open to relationships.

BBA Discussion Forum / Time management tips
« on: May 02, 2013, 01:51:01 PM »
How to make a to do list???????

Step 1: Think of everything you need to do. State it clearly, and use proper English.

Step 2: Use good handwriting. If you can't read it, what's the point?

Step 3: Make it noticeable. Write in bright colors or put it in a noticeable place.

Step 4: Put a date or day on it.

Step 5: Organize the list to get it done quickly.

Step 6: Prioritize the most important things first. Put the most important problems first. If it's a big list, break it into manageable or incremental one-weekend or one-day projects.

Faculty Forum / smoking effects
« on: April 28, 2013, 01:45:04 PM »

Nicotine is the addictive drug in tobacco smoke that causes smokers to continue to smoke. Addicted smokers need enough nicotine over a day to ‘feel normal’ – to satisfy cravings or control their mood. How much nicotine a smoker needs determines how much smoke they are likely to inhale, no matter what type of cigarette they smoke.

Along with nicotine, smokers also inhale about 7,000 other chemicals in cigarette smoke. Many of these chemicals come from burning tobacco leaf. Some of these compounds are chemically active and trigger profound and damaging changes in the body.

There are over 60 known cancer-causing chemicals in tobacco smoke. Smoking harms nearly every organ in the body, causing many diseases and reducing health in general.

The effects of tobacco smoke include:

   Raised blood pressure and heart rate
    Constriction (tightening) of blood vessels in the skin, resulting in a drop in skin temperature
    Less oxygen carried by the blood
    Stickier blood, which is more prone to clotting
    Damage to the lining of the arteries, which is thought to be a contributing factor to atherosclerosis (the build-up of fatty deposits on the artery walls)
    Reduced blood flow to extremities like fingers and toes
    Increased risk of stroke and heart attack due to blockages of the blood supply.

BBA Discussion Forum / Childhood obesity
« on: April 21, 2013, 12:29:38 PM »
Childhood obesity is a condition where excess body fat negatively affects a child's health or well being. The first problems to occur in obese children are usually emotional or psychological. Childhood obesity however can also lead to life-threatening conditions including diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, sleep problems, cancer, and other disorders.Some of the other disorders would include liver disease, early puberty or menarche, eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia, skin fections, and asthma and other respiratory problems.  Asthma severity is not affected by obesity however. Overweight children are more likely to grow up to be overweight adults. Obesity during adolescence has been found to increase mortality rates during adulthood.

Faculty Forum / Student-teacher gap
« on: March 31, 2010, 01:59:34 PM »
The teachers should always try to reduce the communication gap with their students. Sometimes our students feel hesitate to share their problems. We should study our students to get their views. When we can ensure their trust on us only then we can solve their problems.

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