Monday, April 22, 2013

Dangerous Acts After Eating a Meal

We all probably remember our moms telling us not to run out and play too soon after eating or not to jump into the pool and start swimming right after a meal.  Sometimes the advice we get runs the course from urban myths, half truths, to possibly very useful.  So what is safe to do these days in an age where warning labels seem to be on everything and concerns about our health and safety  reigns supreme.  Well, let us not get too far down the path of trying to over analyze everything we eat and assess what is safe to do from a physical exertion perspective.  Nevertheless, it is prudent to understand some of the basic good advice out there and these revelations may be pretty surprising.
Dangerous Acts After Eating

What is Unsafe To Do After Eating a Big Meal

1.  I think smoking is never good for you and if you engaged in the habit, find a way to quit.  But studies have revealed that if you smoke right after eating your meal, the intake of all the bad toxins from the smoke has a greater adverse impact on your health akin to smoking multiple cigarettes.
2. Most everyone loves their fruits, right?  After all, it is said that an apple a day keeps the doctor away.  Well, there is a lot of good to be gained from eating many types of fruits, but do not be so quick to consume your fruit after a hearty meal because the effect of consuming fruits will cause your stomach to bloat with a lot of air.  It is best to wait an hour or so after you eat or likewise do not tackle a large meal until an hour or so after you snack on some fruit so to avoid unnecessary gas.
3. I love all kinds of tea.  Hot tea and ice tea, with a lot of lemon.  But if you just downed a big portion of some really tasty food you should probably  be wary about drinking a great deal of tea because the tea leaves consist of a great deal of acid and when that acts on the protein you have eaten in your meal it makes for some difficulty in digestion.
4. OK, so you have had your favorite plate of something and you decided to go back and get more.  Now you are feeling pretty full and want to let out a belt place or two.  Well not so quick because loosening the belt to relieve some of the pressure can contribute to your intestine become somewhat twisted and blocked and you really are not going to feel so well in the you know what department.
5. Well, this may come as some surprise but Mom was right about one thing.  Do not be so eager to rush out and jump into the water or bathe in warm water because the act of taking a bath will not sit well with your blood flow level and cause an increase of blood to your legs and hands and body.  As a result, your digestive system will not have as much blood flow as it really needs and this essentially diminishes the efficiency of digestion.
6.  Believe it or not, after eating a big meal, it is not so wise to try to walk it off.  The act of doing so will make it more difficult for the digestive system to absorb the nutrition from the food you just consumed.
7.  The last thing you ought to avoid right after eating is going right too sleep and sleeping for a long period of time.  Again, it can be a digestive nightmare if you just shut everything down and seek out your sleep time.  The body has evolved over many millions of years and it does pretty darn good job of handling the digestive duties so long as you do not practice extremes.  So where robust physical exertion is not wise for digestive purposes, nor is no activity and giving in to a long slumber.

Monday, April 15, 2013




Sunday, April 7, 2013

5 Website Development Tricks to Monetize Your E-business

5 Website Development Tricks to Monetize Your E-business

Smart yet simple tricks that help businesses to monetize their website development efforts
E-commerce website development is set to drive business in the times to come. With multiple-channel distribution catering to fragmented user base e-commerce could become the one-stop hub for driving business ROIs.
Let’s take a look at the top 5 website development tricks to monetize your e-business:

Make it Work!

Make it Work
Prior to launch of your website ensure that it runs properly on at-least three well-known web browsers. As per StatCounter, the most popular web browser as of January 2013 are Google Chrome 37% usage share, Internet Explorer with 26% usage share, Firefox with 23% usage share followed by Opera and Others with 3% and 2% share respectively. Hence, test your website on the top performing browsers as it will increase the likelihood of your site getting more traffic and in turn more conversions.

Highlight Actionable Areas

Highlight Actionable Areas
Place appropriate call to action options such as contact details, e-mail address, phone number, fax number, hot-line number, chat ids and anything which will bring the user in touch with the company representative. A good practice is to keep a live chat window with the name of the customer service personnel. Design shopping carts in a way that they are easily visible and customizable by the users. Moreover, give users the liberty to add products to their shopping cart even they do not wish to get register with your site. Provide ample freedom at every step of the process and keep the process as simple and quick as possible.

Make An Intimidating Presentation

Display product descriptions in a concise and legible format. Do not exaggerate the value of your product. Include product video demos in your site or 3D high-resolution images; this is important because your users cannot touch or feel the product thus, they need to view it properly before purchase. Make room for product reviews and ratings as much as possible. Many customers buy online based on the recommendations of their friends, colleagues or other buyers. Do not over-stuff the page with content, graphics and images as it will only confuse the users.

Design a Linear Check-Out Process

Design a Linear Check-Out Process
Design a check-out process that is not more than 2 or 3 steps. Ask for information like payments details, postal address, contact numbers, e-mail ids and so on just once. Never ask for the same information again and again at every page. Make sure the page loads fast and buyers are able to finish purchasing in a one-way process. Provide product recommendations related to their purchase at the end of their purchase. Here, too do not offer too many suggestions so as to distract your suers. Provide limited but precise options which act like a reminder and not as a way to push more sales.

Acknowledge and Reward

Thank users for making a purchase form your site. Offer them discounts, rewards or surprise brownie points to motivate them to keep coming back for repeated purchases. Good idea is to place a simple form in this area for users who might have additional queries or place links or the the best is to place a link for the FAQ section of the site here. This link can also be provided prior to making the purchase or after it. The idea behind this is to win the trust of the customers and build satisfying experiences.

To wrap it up

Website development plays a key role in driving customers to any business under the sun. Shoppers today wish for a personalized and engaging online shopping experience.
As per a study conducted by Forrester states that US e-commerce sales will grow 62% by 2016 to USD 327 million followed by Europe, Brazil, China, India and Indonesia. E-commerce website development is offering a hoist of mega-opportunities in the time to come.