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Facts You May Not Know About US Presidents

Facts You May Not Know About US Presidents

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    Although I’m assuming you’re aware that there’s a place called America and they have Presidents, you may not know all the little quirks that each of them have. Wanna know which President won 100 duels or who got stuck in a bathtub one time? Here you go!

    John Adams 1797 – 1801: Born 1735 in VA – Named his dog “Satan”.

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    Thomas Jefferson 1801 – 1809: Born 1743 in VA – Chipped off a piece of Shakespeare’s chair during a visit.

    John Quincy Adams 1825 – 1829: Born 1767 in MA – Liked to skinny dip.

    Andrew Jackson 1829 – 1837: Born 1767 in SC – Fought in 100 duels, mostly to defend the honour of his wife.

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    Martin Van Buren 1837 – 1841: Born 1782 in NY – His nickname “Old Kinderhook” is thought to be the origin of “OK”.

    James K. Polk 1845 – 1849: Born 1795 in NC – Considered the first “dark horse” candidate to win the election.

    James Buchanan 1857 – 1861: Born 1791 in PA – Regularly bought slaves and freed them in Pennsylvania.

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    Abraham Lincoln 1861 – 1865: Born 1809 in KY – Out of 300 arm wrestling matches, he only lost once.

    Ulysses S. Grant 1869 – 1877: Born 1822 in OH – It was so cold at his inauguration that canaries froze to death.

    James A. Garfield 1881: Born 1831 in OH – Could simultaneously write greek with one hand and latin with the other.

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    Grover Cleveland 1885 – 1889, 1893 – 1897: Born 1837 in NJ – As a Sheriff he carried the responsibilities of a hangman.

    Theodore Roosevelt 1901 – 1909: Born 1885 in NY – Completed a 90-minute speech with a bullet in his chest.

    William Taft 1909 – 1913: Born 1857 in OH – Once got himself stuck in a bathtub.

    Barack Obama 2009 – Present: Born 1961 in HI – Was rejected to model for a pin-up calendar whilst at Harvard.

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    Last Updated on December 13, 2018

    12 Practical Tips To Stay Fit For Christmas

    12 Practical Tips To Stay Fit For Christmas

    Christmas is approaching fast, and lots of people not only tend to ruin their usual diets, but they also gain a few extra pounds. Based on studies, the majority of people tend to gain additional weight during the holiday season that starts at the Thanksgiving Day and ends with the New Year celebrations. Excessive eating is claimed to be the main cause for the additional weight gain, but it is also due to lack of physical activity and exercise.

    A lot of individuals out there tend to set aside their fitness routines during the holidays since they believe that they do not have enough time to perform their workouts. And because they feel guilty after the holiday season, most of the gyms and fitness centers are packed with fresh members. Always bear in mind that you can still enjoy the holidays and stay fit at the same time. If you want to stay fit during the holiday season, especially during Christmas and the New Year’s Eve, here are some useful tips that might help you:

    1. Eat Before Heading Out

    First, it is best that you eat something before heading out to visits, trips or family dinners. By doing so, you will no longer be tempted to eat a lot or overindulge yourself since you have already eaten. Skipping on meals is not a good idea either, because you will only be forced to eat more later.

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    2. Select The Treats

    Make sure to select the treats that you eat in a wise manner. You should choose something that you can only enjoy during the holiday season and not something that is readily available all the time.

    3. Avoid Skipping Meals

    Don’t skip meals, especially breakfast! Even though it can be tempting to skip on certain meals, believing that it will make up for the treats you consumed in the previous day, don’t do it because it will only lead to counterproductive results.

    4. Drink With Moderation

    It is best to regulate your drinking since alcohol, coke or other juices will only add more calories to the ones you already eaten!

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    5. Be Active

    You should still perform your fitness routine whenever possible and if you can’t do that, simply walk more, park your car some distance away from the store or just use the stairs!

    6. Get Out Of The House

    Make the holidays a family affair and plan outdoor activities where everyone is involved. Even a snowball fight in the backyard will burn a lot of calories and will keep the children entertained.

    7. Don’t Skip Your Strength Workouts

    Always remember to perform your strength training in order to maintain that muscle mass you worked hard to get. You might be tempted to use lightweights and just do some cardio, but you can burn just as many calories by lifting weights. And with all of those extra stakes you had on the holiday meals, you might even gain some extra muscle. And this is much better than gaining some extra fat.

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    8. Set Realistic Goals

    You should set realistic exercise objectives. Aim for at least half an hour per day and you will be very happy when you will achieve that. If you plan one hour or more and not achieve it, you will only end up disappointed.

    9. Enjoy Yourself

    Also make sure to set realistic diet plans! Trying to restrain yourself totally from some foods will only make you eat more. Feel free to enjoy the treats that you really love, but in small portions.

    10. Drink A Lot Of Water

    This can satiate your appetite as well as keep you hydrated at all times. And it will also prevent a possible hangover if you overdo it with alcohol.

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    11. Eat Less And More Often

    Distribute your meals evenly throughout the day, and do not eat everything at once.  Instead of having 2 enormous meals, have 5 small ones.  Eat your dinner earlier and have a nice walk before going to bed.

    12. Prioritize Your Workouts

    Try to do them early in the morning while everyone else is still sleeping. This way you will also avoid remarks like “Oh, come on! It’s Christmas…”

    So there you go! Twelve simple tips that will help you avoid gaining weight during the winter holidays, but will also allow you to enjoy yourself and have a great time with your loved ones.

    Happy Holidays everyone!

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