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3 top features of the best battery jump starter

3 top features of the best battery jump starter

When you are in a hurry and want to leave for some meeting or pick up the kids or an appointment and you just rush to your car and turn on the ignition – but your car doesn’t start. Urghh!!! How frustrating is that! I know I have faced this so many times that I finally asked my mechanic what I should do. He told me to get a battery jump starter.

I had no clue what it was, so I told him: I will but what is it? He told me it is a simple solution to my problem that I face frequently especially in cold weather.

What is a battery jump starter?

Well if you like me don’t know what it is, here is a simple explanation. It is a device you can attach to your car when it is not igniting and your battery can be charged and you are good to go. I know it is as simple as that. I would recommend everyone to keep a battery jump starter in their car booth or garage.

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Can anyone use the jump starter?

Well if I can then anyone can. At first, when I bought it, I was a bit afraid to even try it but then I learned it and it’s pretty easy. You don’t have to be a car expert to know what to do.

You need to just know the basics of the car engine like for example which one is the battery and where to connect the jump wires. But if you have good knowledge about the engine using it will be very easy for you. All you have to do is the following:

  • Connect the jump cables to the portable charger.
  • Now connect the positive jump wire to the positive terminal of the car battery.
  • Now connect the negative jump wire to the negative terminal of the car battery.
  • Check to make sure the wires are firm.
  • Turn on the jump starter charger.
  • Try the ignition of the car and keep it started for 2-3 minutes.
  • Turn off the jump starter charger.
  • Disconnect and pack the kit and make sure you charge it for the next time.

See it is so simple and convenient that it solves all your ignition problems at least pertaining to the battery.

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What to look for in a good jump starter?

You need to be sure that whenever you would need it and wherever you would need it, your battery jump starter kit will help you out in the tough time. If it is not durable or functional then there is no point of keeping it in my opinion.

So what makes it good, efficient and durable are the following qualities:

1. Reliability

You need to be sure that you can rely on your jump starter, that it will always bail you out of a tough situation. So a good portable jump starter should also have a charger. Every jump starter has a battery with enough ability to start your car but the one with a built-in charger is more dependable as it can be used anytime.

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Reliability is especially an issue with the portable jump starters because they are more prone to extreme weather.

2. Power

Another important feature that a good jump starter should have is the power. You would ask, if it does have the power to start the car, why do we need more power? Well, you are right for some situations but for others, you will need more power. In situations where your battery is completely drained, a regular powered starter won’t help you out. You would need a powerful jump starter to revive that dead battery of yours.

3. Safe and easy to use

Well safety comes first in everything, so it should be safe. The wires should be properly insulated and the cover should be intact and it should have complete instructions with it so if you forget something you can consult it.

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It should be easy to use so anyone can use it, even people like me who have no knowledge about engines or cars or electronics.

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Last Updated on May 22, 2019

10 Simple Morning Exercises That Will Make You Feel Great All Day

10 Simple Morning Exercises That Will Make You Feel Great All Day

There are lots of studies that show if you do some exercise in the morning, you will be in a better mood all day long. You will have more energy and you will certainly be a better colleague, friend or partner.

One psychologist at Duke University has researched the effects of exercise on depressed patients and he has come to the conclusion that exercise has a definite role in treating this condition and has an important role in preventing people from relapsing.[1] According to the New York Times, scientists have now established that exercise also boosts your brain power.[2]

In addition, there are studies from the Appalachian State University which show that blood pressure can be reduced by doing regular morning exercise.[3]

Here are 10 simple morning exercises that will help you feel great the whole day long. You can include some of them in your morning exercise routine or do them all at home without having to enrol in a gym. Consult your doctor before starting any form of exercise routine if you are new to this.

1. Cat Camel Stretch

Stretching exercises are useful for muscle toning and also preventing arthritis. They can either be dynamic or static.

Dynamic ones such as the cat camel stretch, are particularly useful for doing other exercises in the morning. They are also beneficial at other times of the day, especially after long periods of sedentary work. This one is great for spinal flexibility and is a good warm up exercise.

Kneel down on all fours. Start by rounding your back just like a camel so that your head will try to meet your pelvis. This is the camel position. Then lower and lift your head so that your lower back is arched. This is the cat position. Do these movements slowly and smoothly. About 4 or 5 times.

Here’s a video to guide you through:

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2. Go for a Walk or a Run

This is better done outside so that you can connect with nature but running inside on a treadmill is almost as good. You can time yourself and increase length and time according to your fitness program.

Always have new goals to reach. Start with brisk walking and work up to running. At my age, I am still walking!

The health benefits are considerable. You can build stronger bones and you can help to maintain your weight.

Also, you are helping your heart to stay healthy and keeping your blood pressure low.

Learn more about the benefits of running here: 8 Benefits of Running 5 Minutes Every Day You Didn’t Know

3. Jumping Jacks

Michelle Obama is a great fan of this exercise and has become “Jumper in Chief.”[4] They are great for cardiovascular health and also for toning muscles especially the calves and the deltoids.

Stand with feet together. Jump while spreading your arms and legs. Return to first position and keep going! You can start with doing these for 1 minute and then gradually build up to the number you are comfortable with. Here’s how:

4. Abductor Side Lifts

Watch the video below to see how to do this exercise. These muscles are important because you use them everyday to run, get into the car or onto and off a bicycle. They are very important also for your core stability and prevent the pelvis from tilting.[5]

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Do about 10 to 15 raises for each side like this:

5. Balancing Table Pose

This is a classic yoga pose. It benefits the spine, balance, memory and concentration.

Start with the table pose (hands and knees). Breathe in before starting each movement. As you exhale, raise your left leg parallel to the floor as you raise the right arm, also parallel to the floor. Breathe in as you lower arm and leg. Repeat for the other side. 10 repetitions on each side is a good starting point.

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    6. Leg Squats

    Not just legs are involved but also hips and knees.

    Stand with your feet a bit further out from your hips. Arms are out in front of you. Then lower yourself as if you wanted to sit down until you reach a 90 degree angle. You can go down further if you want to. Then return to the starting position. Repeat 15 times for 2 sets for beginners.

    The benefits are that these exercises help with knee stability and can benefit the leg muscles such as quadriceps, hamstrings and calves.[6]

    7. Push Ups

    You start lying down (face down) but with your body held up at arm’s length. Your hands should be in line with your shoulders. Breathe in as you lower your body. That is fairly easy. Now, as you exhale, you have to get back up to the starting position.

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    An easier version to start with is to bend your legs at the knees so you do not have to lift your whole body.

    Beginners may take up to a month to be able to do 100 push ups so you will have to start with a very small number and gradually increase it.

    This exercise is great for strengthening the chest, shoulders and the triceps. It is a great strengthening exercise for many muscle groups. In fact, most muscles from the toes to the shoulders are being used.

    8. Bicycle Crunches

    There are numerous crunch exercises targeting the abs. The bicycle crunch is a variation where you work more muscle groups. Aim for 15 to 20 reps to start off with.

    Watch the video to see how this is done correctly:

    9. Lunges

    Stand with feet shoulder width apart. Place your hand on your hips. Take one giant step forward with the right leg. Make sure the knee does not go too far forward, that is, past your toes. The left knee will go down to almost floor level. Alternate the legs as you go on.

    Try to do a set of between 8 and 12 reps for each leg. It is important to allow for a day of rest, so this exercise should be done on alternate days, especially if you are using weights.

    This exercise is great for strengthening and toning the quadriceps, glutes and hamstrings.

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    10. Bicep Curls

    You can do this sitting down so if you spend a lot of time on the phone, this is a great exercise to do.

    Choose suitable dumbbells or another household object that you can easily hold. Sit down with the dumbbell in your hand. You need to sit forward a bit so that your triceps can lean on your thigh to give you support.

    Then bring the weighted arm up to shoulder length and then down again. Exhale as you lift the weight and inhale as you lower it.

    Here’re some important notes before you start doing this exercise:

    Try to do one or two sets of about ten repetitions for each arm and then switch arms.

    These exercises are really useful for toning the arm muscles.[7] In addition, they can strengthen and tone the brachioradialis muscle located in the forearm. These are the muscles we use to pick up things when we flex the arm at the elbow so we use these muscles countless times a day.

    You may have to build in a rest day for the heavier exercises, numbers 6–10. On the rest days, you can do gentler stretching exercises and also some walking or running.

    Morning exercise is not only a great mood booster, but will help you keep your weight down and also sleep better![8] Start including one or some of these exercises in your morning routine!

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