Connect with us

Health

Teen Pushed Friend Off 60ft Bridge Because She Was Too Scared To Jump

Unbelievable footage shows a teenage girl being pushed from a 60 foot bridge after she told her friends she was too scared to jump.  The 16-year-old girl was at Moulton Falls, over the Lewis River in Washington on Tuesday (August 7), standing on the edge of a bridge with her friends gathered behind her. The girl

Published

on

Unbelievable footage shows a teenage girl being pushed from a 60 foot bridge after she told her friends she was too scared to jump. 

The 16-year-old girl was at Moulton Falls, over the Lewis River in Washington on Tuesday (August 7), standing on the edge of a bridge with her friends gathered behind her.

The girl had presumably been planning to jump, and her friends started to count down from three. But the teenager seemed to change her mind, and told her friends she was too scared.

In the video, the girl says ‘no’ twice when her friends tell her to go, but they didn’t listen to her.

A boy says ‘ready?’, but before she could respond, another female could be seen leaning over the railing of the bridge and shoving the teenager forwards, causing her to fall 60 feet from the bridge.

The rest of the group gasped, screamed and shouted in shock before the 16-year-old slammed into the water with a sickening thud.

The video was uploaded to YouTube yesterday, August 8.

The caption read:

This happened Yesterday 8/7/2018 Yacolt, Washington. Teen girl badly injured after being pushed off Moulton Falls bridge.

Watch the heart-stopping footage here:

An ambulance was called to the scene, and while thankfully the girl survived, she suffered horrible injuries. The 16-year-old has five broken ribs, and a punctured lung.

The teenager’s mother, Genelle, explained the dangers of her daughter’s fall, and wants the girl responsible for pushing her to turn herself in.

Speaking to Katu, she said:

Recovery’s gonna be slow with her ribs, and her chest. I don’t see any hopes of leaving today.

If she fell a different way she could have broken her neck, become paralysed. She could have died.

My daughter’s gonna have a long road to recovery and I think that she should probably just turn herself in – realise what she did wrong. This is not okay.

She could have killed my daughter.

Jumping from the bridge into Lewis River is illegal, and Clark County Fire Chief, Ben Peeler, has explained people get hurt jumping from the bridge every year.

Speaking to The Columbian, he said:

You’ve got to land in there just right or you can get hurt. Every summer we have a couple of people out there who get hurt, and people do drown.

A lot of people on social media have been expressing their shock at the video footage, and some have been sending their wishes to the teenage girl who was pushed.

One person commented:

Man, this is brutal. Whomever it was that pushed this girl doesn’t realize it now, but she will bear the burden of guilt of this for the rest of her life. [sic]

I only hope she realizes how wrong it was sooner than later, owns up to it, seeks forgiveness and makes amends, whatever the cost may be. It was so fortunate the girl didn’t die. Thank God. [sic]

Another added:

What an absolutely horrible thing to do to another human being. I hope she is persecuted in some way for her actions. Unreal.

Our thoughts are with the young girl and we hope she makes a speedy recovery.

If you have a story you want to tell, send it to stories@unilad.co.uk. 

Health

Dangerously Obese Woman Forced To Wear Maternity Clothes Loses Half Her Body Weight

Melissa Mouawad was once a shy and retiring young woman, ashamed of her figure and prone to binge eating.

Published

on

Dangerously Obese Woman Forced To Wear Maternity Clothes Loses Half Her Body Weight Weight Loss ACaters

Melissa Mouawad was once a shy and retiring young woman, ashamed of her figure and prone to binge eating.

At just 18-years-old, Melissa from Australia weighed 21st 3lbs, and the only clothes available to her were size 24 maternity clothes. At what should have been a carefree time in her life, she felt self-concious and restricted.

Warned by doctors she needed to change her ways for the sake of her health, the Sydney resident went about transforming her lifestyle in an extraordinary and commendable way.

Now a 29 year old executive assistant, Melissa is healthy and brimming with confidence after dropping 10st 5lbs and an amazing six dress sizes. She now weighs a much lighter 11st, and can slip into size 10 dresses.

Speaking about her weight issues, Melissa has made the following comments, according to The Mirror:

I would have to buy maternity clothes as they were the only pieces that would fit.

They had the big elastic band in the waist. It was the only way I could be comfortable.

It’s embarrassing to think about, but I had no other choice.

She also spoke about the scare which put her on the right track:

I’ve always been obsessed with food and as a child would often sneak treats from the kitchen into my bedroom, so I could eat it later on.

I’d binge on a dozen donuts, fast food, blocks of chocolate and soft drinks each night.

It wasn’t until doctors warned that I could have a heart attack any moment and was on the brink of developing diabetes that I realised I needed to change my ways.

I was so frightened and from that moment I decided to change my lifestyle.

I began working out in the gym and monitoring my diet, from there the weight began falling off.

The journey to her new self has not been easy, and determined Melissa tried out numerous diets and exercise routines before settling into one which worked for her.

Around five years ago, Melissa started tracking the calories she was consuming, and began monitoring her intake of carbohydrate, protein and fat. She now enjoys a nutritious high-protein diet, packed with good fats, and health-enhancing fruits and veg.

According to Melissa:

It was really hard at first. I had absolutely no guidance or knowledge about how to lose weight.

I went to fitness classes wearing my maternity gym clothes and just stayed in the back trying to keep up. I was ashamed of my body but was determined to try my best.

After a while, I gradually moved to the front of the class. Then I moved onto cardio, and eventually weight training.

Her persistence paid off and, on her wedding day last June, she was able to fit into her dream bridal gown.

Melissa has also changed in ways which go way beyond her physical appearance, and is a much more confident person:

I’m fitter than I’ve ever been, and I can’t believe my body can move the way it does now.

My life has completely changed. I feel like a totally different person now to who I was ten years ago.

Not only do I look so different, but my personality has changed so much for the better. I used to be really shy, timid and not want anyone to see me.

She continued:

But now I have more confidence, I’m outgoing and I’m just happy and loving life.

It felt amazing to throw out all my old maternity clothes. Now I can shop wherever I want and I’m able to have a lot more style and fashion sense than I ever did before.

I think losing the weight gradually has really helped me to keep it off. It’s been far more sustainable.

You have to want it really bad and just stay focused on your goals and happiness.

Dangerously Obese Woman Forced To Wear Maternity Clothes Loses Half Her Body Weight Screen Shot 2018 08 17 at 15.26.57 413x468Caters

Melissa’s story just shows how it is possible to turn your life and body image around if you put the work in. Well done Melissa!

If you have a story you want to tell send it to UNILAD via stories@unilad.co.uk

Continue Reading

Health

Eating Cherries and Not Drinking Alcohol Will Stop You From Getting Jet Lag

Jet-lag-web-thumbI think we can all agree, one of the worst things about going on holiday, is jet lag. However, a new study has found avoiding alcohol, exercising on the plane and eating cherries are among the number of ways to combat it. A poll of 2,000 adults who’ve experienced jet lag found more than eight in

Published

on

Jet-lag-web-thumb
Eating Cherries and Not Drinking Alcohol Will Stop You From Getting Jet Lag %namePexels

I think we can all agree, one of the worst things about going on holiday, is jet lag. However, a new study has found avoiding alcohol, exercising on the plane and eating cherries are among the number of ways to combat it.

A poll of 2,000 adults who’ve experienced jet lag found more than eight in 10 have struggled with severe fatigue after a long-haul flight.

Other techniques include drinking lots of water, giving caffeine the heave-ho and sleeping on the plane as much as possible.

Eating Cherries and Not Drinking Alcohol Will Stop You From Getting Jet Lag %namePexels

The study was conducted by Love Fresh Cherries, the industry body which supplies cherries to UK supermarkets – in association with NW Cherries.

Registered nutritionist, Anita Bean, claims:

Jet lag occurs when your internal body clock becomes disrupted due to crossing time zones.

The main symptoms include fatigue, insomnia, digestive problems, appetite changes and concentration and memory problems.

There’s no cure for jet lag but there are steps you can take before, during and after the flight to help minimise the effects.

Eating Cherries and Not Drinking Alcohol Will Stop You From Getting Jet Lag %namePexels

Other techniques to get body-clocks back on track include keeping watches set to the time back home and staying awake until pre-travel bedtime.

It also revealed, 44 per cent are unable to sleep the night after returning from a different time zone.

On average, it takes someone more than three days to get back to their normal body clock after flying long-haul, which sets them back nine hours of sleep each time they suffer a case of dreaded jet lag.

Eating Cherries and Not Drinking Alcohol Will Stop You From Getting Jet Lag %namePexels

Three in ten Brits struggle to focus when returning to work and a tenth even suffer with anxiety, which is brought on by shifting time zones after travel.

One in ten say they’ve struggled with constipation and another third have suffered from a debilitating headache.

A quarter of jet lag sufferers said the condition makes them feel frustrated and nearly four in ten claimed it leaves them feeling totally unproductive.

Almost half admitted jet lag makes them more irritable, while another 20 per cent feel a general heightening of emotion – making them more prone to bursting into tears.

Eating Cherries and Not Drinking Alcohol Will Stop You From Getting Jet Lag sleep 3499608 1280Pixabay

A quarter of respondents have even fallen asleep somewhere unusual due to fatigue from jet lag.

Three in ten have even admitted they nodded off at work, a fifth have felt their eyes droop while sitting on the loo and a quarter have even fallen asleep behind the wheel of their car.

In 16 per cent of cases, the jet lag was so bad, exhausted employees had to phone in sick for work.

Eating Cherries and Not Drinking Alcohol Will Stop You From Getting Jet Lag woman 698957 1280Pixabay

Studies have shown cherries can help prevent jet lag because they’re one of the only natural sources of melatonin – a hormone which helps regulate sleep patterns.

Anita Bean went on to say:

Research has found drinking tart cherry juice twice a day raises the body’s level of sleep-inducing melatonin and can increase sleep time by more than 80 minutes a night.

The extra melatonin may help your body fight jet lag and regulate its natural sleep cycle when you arrive in your new time zone.

Eating Cherries and Not Drinking Alcohol Will Stop You From Getting Jet Lag %namePexels

TOP 20 WAYS BRITS ‘BEAT’ JET LAG:

1. Force yourself to stay awake until bedtime when you get home
2. Sleep as much as possible on the flight
3. Walk around on the plane
4. Avoid alcohol on the plane
5. Drink more water than usual on the plane, and following the flight
6. Make sure to stay in general good physical fitness before travel
7. Avoid caffeine on the plane
8. Do exercises on the plane
9. Keep your watch set to your home/normal time when on holiday
10. Avoid alcohol when you get home
11. Take extra vitamins / supplements before, during or after the flight
12. Eat lots of fresh fruit and vegetables on the plane
13. Avoid caffeine when you get home
14. Eat ginger before, during or after the flight
15. Exercise more following the flight
16. Take sleeping pills when you can’t sleep
17. Force yourself back to work early after the flight
18. Eat goji berries before, during or after the flight
19. Eat cherries before, during or after the flight
20. Arrange parties / social occasions to force yourself to stay active after the flight

Eating Cherries and Not Drinking Alcohol Will Stop You From Getting Jet Lag aeroplane thumbWikimedia

ANITA BEAN’ S TOP TIPS FOR MINIMISING THE EFFECTS OF JET LAG:

BEFORE YOU TRAVEL:

* Gradually change your sleep routine – start going to bed and getting up an hour or so earlier or later than usual, in line with the time of your destination.

* Try to eat your meals in line with – or at least closer to – the new time zone.

* Avoid eating a large meal just before travelling.

DURING YOUR FLIGHT:

* Drink plenty of water or non-alcoholic non-caffeinated drinks – being properly hydrated will help offset the effects of jet lag.

* Skip in-flight meals – this will cause your body clock to temporarily reset and help you adjust to the new time zone faster.

If you can’t go without food that long, keep your meals light and sync them to the local meal times.

* Avoid drinking coffee and energy drinks as too much caffeine disrupts your sleep and can make jet lag worse

* Flying overnight? Try to sleep in the early or middle part of your flight but make sure you wake up at least 10 – 12 hours before the planned bedtime in your new time zone.

* Unplug in the air – exposure to blue light can disrupt your sleeping pattern and make jet lag symptoms worse.

Eating Cherries and Not Drinking Alcohol Will Stop You From Getting Jet Lag Sleep APixabay

AFTER YOU ARRIVE:

* Eat cherries or drink cherry juice.

Cherries are one of the only natural sources of melatonin, a hormone that helps regulate our sleep patterns.

Research has found drinking tart cherry juice twice a day raises the body’s level of sleep-inducing melatonin and can increase sleep time by more than 80 minutes a night.

The extra melatonin may help your body fight jet lag and regulate its natural sleep cycle when you arrive in your new time zone.

* Go outside.

Get lots of daylight exposure, ideally in the morning (aim for a minimum of 20 minutes) – natural light will help your body clock adjust quicker.

* The best way to get yourself on to the new time zone as quickly as possible is to stay up until a normal bedtime.

Push through tiredness and avoid the urge to nap longer than an hour during the daytime as this will make your jet lag feel worse.

* Start eating meals at the normal times for your new time zone as this will help reset your body clock

* Get Moving.

Doing some exercise soon after arriving at your destination, will make you feel more alert during the day and help reset your body clock more quickly.

If you have a story you’d like to tell, contact UNILAD, via stories@unilad.co.uk.

Continue Reading

Health

Boy, 2, Smokes ’40-A-Day’ And ‘Goes Berserk’ If People Don’t Give Him Cigarettes

A toddler from Indonesia has become addicted to chain smoking, getting through 40 cigarettes a day.

Published

on

Boy, 2, Smokes 40 A Day And Goes Berserk If People Dont Give Him Cigarettes Smoking Boy B 702x369Viral Press

A toddler from Indonesia has become addicted to chain smoking, getting through a worrying 40 cigarettes a day.

Two-year-old Rapi Ananda Pamungkas – nicknamed Rap – will reportedly become aggressive if he can’t get his cigarette fix, throwing tantrums and going ‘beserk.’

Rap began his habit by smoking discarded butts he found near his mum’s food stall in Sukabumi, which older boys would light for him. He became addicted very quickly, mithering passersby for ‘meroko’, the local name for cigs.

His parents initially found his habit amusing, chuckling at the sight of the small child lighting up, usually accompanied with a coffee. However, they now want to take him to a doctor to treat his unhealthy cravings.

Rap’s mum Maryati has confessed to buying the little boy two packets of cigarettes a day to appease him and stop his out-of-control tantrums:

My child is used to smoking while drinking coffee and eating cake.

He has been smoking every day for around two months. If I don’t give him a cigarette, my child goes berserk.

35-year-old Maryati has claimed it is difficult to impose a ban on Rap’s smoking, as he will simply proceed to cry all day.

The worried mum explained:

If Rapi doesn’t get cigarettes he cannot sleep. He will start rampaging and crying. It’s expensive, because we have to buy them for him. He likes to do it all day. He can smoke about 40 every day.

Boy, 2, Smokes 40 A Day And Goes Berserk If People Dont Give Him Cigarettes Screen Shot 2018 08 15 at 10.36.52Viral Press

Rap’s dad Misbahudin is puzzled about why his child would think to start the habit. Although he himself smokes, he only does so at work and not very often.

According to 40-year-old Misbahudin:

I cannot say no to him when he asks for a cigarette. I don’t even smoke that often. I only smoke at work. When my son smokes he likes to have a cup of mochaccino.

Boy, 2, Smokes 40 A Day And Goes Berserk If People Dont Give Him Cigarettes Screen Shot 2018 08 15 at 10.36.57Viral Press

Indonesia has one of the highest numbers of smokers on earth, and is facing an escalating issue of child smokers. Approximately nine per cent of under 18s regularly smoke.

Back in 2010, two-year-old Aldi Rizal made headlines after startling footage emerged showing him smoking through two packets a day. As of 2017, Aldi had reportedly kicked the habit for good.

Here’s hoping little Rap will get the help he needs to put a stop to this dangerous addiction.

For information on quitting smoking, call the NHS Smoking Helpline today on 0800 169 0 169, or visit the NHS website

If you have a story you want to tell send it to UNILAD via stories@unilad.co.uk.

Continue Reading

Trending

Copyright © 2017 Zox News Theme. Theme by MVP Themes, powered by WordPress.