Give Your Car Performance a Boost

Is the current engine in your car not giving you the performance you want or need? Are you looking to upgrade your car with quality high performance auto parts but can’t find a workshop which has a qualified and reliable technician to get the job done? Well, look no further, come by Auto Performance Garage workshop, where we offer a quality line of automotive parts to suit many different car models, with a knowledgeable and experienced technician to fix the parts.
Our auto parts are imported and high quality to suit for car models like Proton, Perodua, Honda, Toyota, Mazda, Daihatsu, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Kia, and more. Here are the different parts and systems we have to offer for these cars:
– intake system
– exhaust system
– turbo charge
– fuel system
– electronics
– engine
– suspension system
– drivetrain system
– motorsport package (a standard or customized system of parts for the whole car)
– nitrous oxide system (NOS)
Our products are reasonably priced so that you, no matter what living standard you come from, can afford these products and have the chance like anyone else to give your car the edge it needs and make your dreams come true.
Because our workshop is run by a team of qualified technicians, you will not need to worry about the workmanship during the installation or safety of the car after the installation. Rest assured, you will be satisfied with your car the moment you drive it out of our workshop.

Soft Furniture Blamed For Aching Backs

Soft furniture and poor posture are the cause of back disorders for about 100 million people, a significant portion of the US population. In many cases, by using the correct type of furniture and performing two minutes a day of simple exercises, you can help eliminate many nagging back problems.
Modern furniture is simply too soft, low backed, and encourages poor posture habits. And, poor posture aggravates back problems. Automobile seats are made so that a driver must slump over the wheel in order to see where he’s going. Unfortunately not every car has an additional lumbar support area. Many drivers use a rolled up towel or a small pillow in the lower back region to help support the lower back and can actually decrease fatigue on long trips.
What we really need in this soft, civilized society of ours is firm, contoured furniture in our homes. Every car should have lumbar support along with a bucket style seat that is properly positioned to allow good vision.
Beds are typically too soft, and most people believe that they should sleep flat on their backs. I recommend everyone invest in a good firm bedding, or least sleep with a bed board under the mattress while sleeping on their side. At first blush this might not seem appropriate, however, 28 years in practice has shown that this strategy works better than most. Of course, if you can afford it, the sleep number beds give great support and allow husband-and-wife to have different settings in the same bed.
Remember, your spine is not straight like a post. It’s made with three in and out curves to protect the nerves of the spinal cord with a type of shock absorber action. Sleeping on your side will also help you stop snoring in some cases.
Couches can also be another type of furniture that can cause problems. Most of the time couches can be too soft. If your buttocks go below the levels of your knees when sitting, the couch is too soft for you. Recliners are preferable because the elevation of your legs and knees helps stabilize your lower back.
Most people experience a natural susceptibility to pain as the spine ages. The spine is made up of 24 bony blocks called vertebra which is separated by cushions of tough cartilage which are called discs. As the spine ages, these discs harden and lose their flexibility and elasticity. It’s like a slow leak in an automobile tire. As the disc deflates, the spine shortens and becomes less flexible. Unfortunately, this process will happen through time and the natural aging process. There are some simple exercises that take only a few minutes per day which will help the spine stay more flexible, longer.
For people under 30, these three exercises will help decrease the likelihood of back trouble as you get older. Of course, before attempting any exercises, it is recommended that you get your chiropractor’s approval. This is especially true for people have known back injuries.
Pelvis rotation or tail tuck… lie flat on your back on a hard surface with your knees and hips bent. Cross your arms on your chest. Tighten the big muscles in your back of your hips so that your tail is tucked under. Continue this rolling motion, flattening your back and lifting your hips. Did not push the stomach up.
Stomach flattener… use the same starting position as in the tail tuck. Lift your shoulders and chest by tightening the stomach muscles, doing a partial set up. Do not start with the head. Let the head follow the shoulders.
Upper back routine… lie face down on the floor with a pillow under your pelvis and stomach. Relax your knees. Place your hands with the palms outward and thumbs interlocked as high up on the back is as comfortable. Lift the elbows and squeeze the shoulders together. Raise the shoulders and chest on the floor. Repeat, trying to raise it higher each time.
People over 30 should concentrate on stretching exercises to compensate for the normal shrinking of their discs. Here are two examples of stretches that can help.
For your lower back… while lying on the floor on your back, bring your knees up against your chest. Try stretching the right knee to the right armpit, or as high as comfortable at first. Pulling with alternate hands adds to the stretch and rotation of the lower back.
Keep your knees bent moderately while alternately raising your legs. Stretch out tightness by trying to raise higher each time. However be very careful not to do these stretches with your legs straight. That would put undue pressure on your lower back and would not be recommended.
There is another excellent stretching exercise you can do just about anywhere, even in an elevator. Stand cross-legged, relax your body, leaning forward from the waist with your knees slightly bent. Try to touch your right foot with your right hand and vice versa, while you gently stretch. This not only helps the low back muscles but also the back of the thighs. If you can’t touch your foot than simply go as far as comfortable.
As I said before people who suffer from back injuries of those who have some known disorder should always consult their chiropractor and get approval before exercising. There is no special sequence for these exercises. Repeating each exercise for about 30 seconds at a time is sufficient and won’t wear you out. For best results, do the routines at least twice daily, once before breakfast and again just before bedtime. Feel free to practice as often as you have the time and inclination.
By combining exercises and the appropriate furniture, your back problem doesn’t have to pain you.