Friday, July 29, 2011

Health Tip: Take care of your body.

Health Tip: Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live. Jim Rohn

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Health Tip: Kitchen towels and sponges...

Health Tip: Kitchen towels and sponges can harbor salmonella, staphylococcus and other disease causing germs.
Either use paper towels or wash towels after every use.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Health Tip: Avoid eyestrain with prolonged computer use...

Health Tip: Avoid eyestrain with prolonged computer use by occasionally shifting your focus to distant objects in order to relax your eye muscles.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Health Tip: Exercise your responsibility...

Exercise your responsibility to find ways to fit in your rest and recovery time. 

Health Tip: Shitake mushrooms

Health Tip: Studies in Japan show that Shitake mushrooms boost immune function and inhibit viral multiplication.
Some ways to use these mushrooms are to put them in soups, stews and vegetable dishes.

An apology is the end of our struggle with history...

An apology is the end of our struggle with history, the act by which we untangle from our past by accepting what it actually was. From this truthful place we are free to move forward, whether or not we are forgiven. Apologizing doesn't make us perfect, but it shows our commitment to be honest about our imperfections and steadfast in our efforts to do better.—Martha Beck 

Monday, July 25, 2011

This is How it Works...

Health Tip: Chestnuts...

Health Tip: Chestnuts have less fat than any other kind of nut.
One ounce of dry-roasted chestnuts contain less than
1 gram of total fat.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Health Tip; Eating fiber early ...

Health Tip: Eating fiber early in the day has many health benefits. It will prevent spikes in blood sugar and lead to greater satiety, so you are less likely to snack or get excess calories later in the day.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Health Tip: Learning dance steps challenges both the mind and body.

Health Tip: Learning dance steps challenges both the mind and body.  Dancing can burn 200-400 calories per hour, depending on intensity, and learning new dance steps will sharpen the mind.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Start Where You Stand By Berton Braley

This very day, do something brave to reduce any duplicity in your life. Stand up for yourself with someone who you've allowed to bully you. Apologize to someone with whom you may not have been entirely honest. Immediately- this is a promise- you will find the things you have been longing for drawing nearer to you.—Martha Beck

Start where you stand and never mind the past, The past won't help you in beginning new, If you have left it all behind at last Why, that's enough, you're done with it, you're through; This is another chapter in the book, This is another race that you have planned, Don't give the vanished days a backward look, Start where you stand.

The world won't care about your old defeats If you can start anew and win success; The future is your time, and time is fleet And there is much of work and strain and stress; Forget the buried woes and dead despairs, Here is a brand-new trial right at hand, The future is for him who does and dares, Start where you stand.

Health Tip: Studies have shown that brain cells...

Studies have shown that brain cells can form new connections at any age.  To ensure mental health, take classes in unfamiliar subjects or take up a new hobby.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Health Tip: A recent study evaluated adults...

Health Tip: A recent study evaluated adults doing 4-7 sets of thirty second bursts of "all out" cycling followed by a few minutes of recovery time cycling three times per week.  The study found that this type of interval training can double endurance in exercise tests and burn more calories.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Health Tip: Strength training helps increase...

Health Tip: Strength training helps increase the number of mitochondria in your body and keeps your metabolism high. For the best results, gradually build up to 30 minutes of strength training 2 to 3 times per week.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

How many states have you competed in for events?

How many states have you competed in for events? Total of 30 Including one in Canada...

These are the states I have run a half marathon or marathon: Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, California, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Florida, Nevada, Arizona, Georgia, Colorado, Washington, Louisiana, Ohio, Texas, New York, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, Vermont, Missouri, Kentucky, and Nebraska, North Dakota, Nebraska, Idaho, Mississippi, New Brunswick Canada.