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Long slow walking vs intense runs. I know which is for ME!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

When I lived in the US Virgin Islands, I spent about 3 hrs a day..five days a week, walking at a fairly leisurely pace. I was participating in a volunteer ministry and many of my companions didn't like the heat, couldn't walk all that well or were elderly. Thus, our pace was not a speedy one. During the time I was there, my blood sugars stayed the point that I even went off the medications to control my blood sugar. I was always trying to figure out how to get exercise in each day..not realizing the benefits of the gentle walking each day.

NOW, here comes a study discussing what I discovered on my own. Have a look.

I am just NOT interested in running...running fast or jogging more slowly. Walking...that I enjoy. So, I know which is for ME! emoticon

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POSITIVEPAULA8 2/16/2013 5:01AM

    emoticon Interesting article! Thanks for sharing.

I love walking but with slight Arthritis in my hips walking for long periods (eg. round the block etc.) is now out of the question. But do enjoy water walking as it is much easier on the joints.

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GAMOMMY3 2/15/2013 3:09PM

    Thanks. I will enjoy the article, I am sure.

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STONECOT 2/15/2013 9:21AM

    I am now reading SP standing up! I am a walker anyway, but I could spend a lot less time sitting if I tried!

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    Thanks for sharing the article. Very informative! I think it definitely makes a lot of sense.

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CELEST 2/15/2013 6:53AM

    What a fabulous article. I've always been a believer in looking for diets/exercise that resembles most what Jehovah designed our bodies for. I dont think Jehovah meant Adam to run from animal to animal naming them...but I do think he designed him to mostly walk and then occasionally run with an animal for pure pleasure.
Loved the article thank you.

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ONLYTEMPORARY 2/15/2013 1:10AM

    I love walking as well. Just wish I could do more of it. Will be trying the treadmill again here soon if my body will allow it.

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DR1939 2/14/2013 8:03PM

    I'm with you. I love walking.

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KIMS_SHNOOKY 2/14/2013 5:05PM

    Walking / Standing are perhaps the most beneficial form of exercise the Bi-Ped (Humans) have. They exercise the largest muscle group in the body, which promotes health blood flow and regulates the amount of oxygen and nutrients to the rest of the body. When they sleep everything tends to want to sleep as well!

Now I know why I should walk the dogs!
Save the running for four legged critters!

Thanks for the info, Asta
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    Even as well and healthy as I m getting, I still have NO desire to run either. It's unnatural to jar your body like that and my body couldnt handle it

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SUNNYWBL 2/14/2013 4:17PM

    Although I am picking up the pace a bit, I still enjoy walking! emoticon

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MERRYBH 2/14/2013 4:08PM

    I, too, love walking. Although I'm picking up the pace a bit, still not at all like running or jogging. I enjoy the pace, and walking with my Mr. Quincy dog is my favorite. Increasing the number of steps per day is my commitment to increasing my calorie burning. I live in a beautiful place (although cold this time of year), and I so enjoy walks where I can her the birds, watch the deer, and the changing of the seasons as spring and summer unfold. Glad there is someone else who enjoys the 'walking'. And thanks for the links .. great info.

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Jerusalem - Archeological Findings the name of God YHWH

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

another FB find to share. This is VERY interesting

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ONLYTEMPORARY 2/13/2013 9:07PM

    emoticon Thanks!

Comment edited on: 2/13/2013 9:08:31 PM

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LYN-EDWY 2/13/2013 7:36PM

    Thanks for sharing.

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CELEST 2/13/2013 2:57PM

    The video says it was uploaded in 2009 super interesting. Such a pity that people don't get that the highest being in the universe should have a personal name if the lowest creature in that same universe has one.

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TATTER3 2/13/2013 12:24PM

    Interesting....what's your take on this?

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Idiot blog

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Oh the stuff I find in my email or on Facebook! How about this?! These all pertain to events in Australia.


My daughter and I went through the McDonald's driveway window and I gave the cashier a $5 note.
Our total was $4.25, so I also handed her 25c.
She said, 'you gave me too much money.'
I said, 'Yes I know, but this way you can just give me a dollar coin back.'
She sighed and went to get the manager who asked me to repeat my request.
I did so, and he handed me back the 25c, and said 'We're sorry but we don’t do that kind of thing.'
The cashier then proceeded to give me back 75 cents in change.
Do not confuse the people at MacD's.


We had to have the garage door repaired.
The repairman told us that one of our problems was that we did not have a 'large' enough motor on the opener.
I thought for a minute, and said that we had the largest one made at that time, a 1/2 horsepower.
He shook his head and said, 'You need a 1/4 horsepower.'
I responded that 1/2 was larger than 1/4 and he said, 'NOOO, it's not. Four is larger than two.'
We haven't used that repairman since...this happened in Ipswich, Qld

I live in a semi rural area.
We recently had a new neighbour call the local council P & W office to request the removal of the WOMBAT CROSSING sign on our road.
The reason: 'Too many wombats are being hit by cars out here! I don't think this is a good place for them to be crossing anymore.'
Story from Collingwood, Melbourne.


My daughter went to a Mexican takeaway and ordered a taco.
She asked the person behind the counter for 'minimal lettuce.'
He said he was sorry, but they only had iceberg lettuce.
From Bankstown, Sydney.....


I was at the airport, checking in at the gate when an airport employee asked,
'Has anyone put anything in your baggage without your knowledge?'
To which I replied, 'If it was without my knowledge, how would I know?'
He smiled knowingly and nodded, 'That's why we ask.'
This happened in Elizabeth S.A.


The pedestrian light on the corner beeps when it's safe to cross the street.
I was crossing with an 'intellectually challenged' co-worker of mine.
She asked if I knew what the beeper was for.
I explained that it signals blind people when the light is red.
Appalled, she responded, 'what on earth are blind people doing driving?!'
She is a government employee in ATO Newcastle NSW AU.


When my husband and I arrived at a car dealership to pick up our car after a service, we were told the keys had been locked in it.
We went to the service department and found a mechanic working feverishly to unlock the driver’s side door.
As I watched from the passenger side, I instinctively tried the door handle and discovered that it was unlocked.
‘Hey,' I announced to the technician, 'its open!'
His reply, 'I know. I already did that side.'

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RAYNA_HERRAYA 2/13/2013 9:17AM

    They were all hilarious, but the last one actually made me LOL.

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BOOKWERME 2/13/2013 8:02AM

    Friend posted this one on FB yesterday!!!

"CNN anchor Deborah Freyeric asked on air if the asteroid that will pass close to the Earth Friday is the result of global warming. There you have it, folks. O_o.....on that ludicrous note, goodnight."


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STEADFASTNSEE 2/12/2013 10:19PM

  On that note: Puppy Night night Asta! HUGS

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ONLYTEMPORARY 2/12/2013 9:08PM

    Oh my goodness, what a laugh. Thanks!

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CINA-MINI 2/12/2013 7:25PM

    Good to know I am not the only one who seems to get the "Idiot" in all the places I go to. lol

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    Oh My! I needed that laugh, it's been a long day LOL

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LYN-EDWY 2/12/2013 4:23PM

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Thanks so much for the chuckles. I'm going to send these on to my family.

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MOBLUEBIRD 2/12/2013 2:47PM

  Those are priceless!

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Did you know? Observations from an email

Monday, February 11, 2013

Couldn't copy the photos from the email, but thought this was interesting. This is all from an email that also had a bunch of orders to delete or pass it on and some other comments I chose to ignore.

As you walk up the steps to the building which houses the U.S. Supreme Court you can see near the top of the building a row of the world's law givers and each one is facing one in the middle who is facing forward with a full frontal view ...

It is Moses and he is holding the Ten Commandments!

As you enter the Supreme Court courtroom, the two huge oak doors have the Ten Commandments engraved on each lower portion of each door.

As you sit inside the courtroom, you can see the wall, right above where the Supreme Court Judges sit, a display of the Ten Commandments

There are Bible verses etched in stone all over the Federal Buildings and Monuments in Washington D.C.

James Madison, the fourth president known as "the Father of our Constitution" made the following statement: "we have staked the whole of all our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind for self-government upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to The Ten Commandments of God."

Every session of Congress begins with a prayer by a paid preacher, whose salary has been paid by the taxpayer since 1777.

Fifty-two of the 55 founders of the Constitution were members of the established Orthodox churches in the colonies.

Thomas Jefferson worried that the Courts would overstep their authority and instead of interpreting the law would begin making law an oligarchy: the rule of few over the many.

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    Interesting & Informative...and... moving me toward more research! :)

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TATTER3 2/12/2013 6:53AM

    I don't like the idea of paying a person to pray...but it goes on in a lot of places. I knew a lot of the other information but appreciate the post.

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ONLYTEMPORARY 2/11/2013 11:51PM

    Very interesting, thanks.

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BOOKWERME 2/11/2013 9:02PM

    Did a little investigating about the tetragrammaton...didn't find the info on it but DID find all sorts of info relating to OTHER mystic and mythical god related connections to art work and architecture. Too much to relate, but I was surprised.

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GAMOMMY3 2/11/2013 8:55PM

    Interesting. Thanks for sharing!

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PICTUREME40 2/11/2013 6:57PM

    Thanks for the information. Very interesting.

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CINA-MINI 2/11/2013 3:20PM

    Interesting! The thought of "prayer" being paid for by tax payers is a bit disturbing.

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    There is also the tetragrammaton on some of the buildings so I have heard

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My Father's Prayer ...and mine

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

This was on the refrigerator door at my Dad's house for many years. At the bottom were the birth and death details of my paternal grandfather's life...1886-1966. I thought he was the author of this poem..but in the last year or so, I discovered that he is NOT the author. If you search google for comes up in many variations...but apparently the author is unknown. So, I am sharing the version my father liked.

My Father's Prayer...and mine.

Lord, thou knowest better than I know myself that I am growing older; and someday will be old.

Keep me from getting talkative, and particularly from the fatal habit of thinking must say something on every subject on every occasion.

Release me from craving to straighten out everybody's affairs.

Make me thoughtful, but not moody, helpful but not bossy. With my vast store of wisdom it seems a pity not to use it all. But thou knowest, Lord, that I want a few friends at the end.

Keep my mind free from the recital of endless details...give me wings to get to the point.

Seal my lips to my many aches and pains....they are increasing and my love of rehearsing them is becoming sweeter as the years go by. I ask for grace enough to listen to the tales of others' pains. Help me to endure them with patience.

Teach me the glorious lesson that occasionally it is possible for me to be mistaken. Keep me reasonably sweet. I do not want to be a saint...some of them are so hard to live with...but a sour old person is one of the crowning works of the devil.

Help me to extract all possible fun out of life. There are so many funny things around us, and I do not want to miss any of them.

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    Great advice. It does hit a few nails on the head!

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GAMOMMY3 2/8/2013 12:07AM

    Good advice indeed!

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CELEST 2/6/2013 8:06AM

    That is an excellent poem. I try to be patient, but struggle with these and dont know which order is more annoying....those who suffer from the fatal habit of thinking must say something on every subject on every occasion or the endless bowel movement subject or the a sour old person which surely is one of the crowning works of the devil.
I keep reminding myself I will be old-er one day too.
My prayer for myself is ... TO SMILE A TON AND LOVE THE YOUNG.

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  What good advice!

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TATTER3 2/6/2013 5:45AM

    I love this!!! Thanks for sharing!

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    I love it! Thank you for sharing Asta!

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NANADEE44 2/5/2013 9:28PM

    I'm going to copy and paste this prayer to a new text document on my laptop, just so I can access it quickly on days when I can feel myself exhibiting some of the same behaviors in this prayer. I am so guilty of many of them. Thanks for sharing. Interesting comments about the original author.

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