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RAISE YOUR HAND IF YOUR BACK HURTS

Sunday, April 25, 2010

How many of you raised your hands?

If, like me, you tend to carry everything plus the kitchen sink in your purse - you probably did. I have found out by experience that if you tend to wear your purse strap over your head and across your body so that your hands are free...you will likely have pain in the small of your back, especially when walking longer distances.

I decided to switch to a purse that I can hold in my hand while walking since I walk to work every morning about 3 or so miles. Ever since I did that, the pain in the small of my back has disappeared!! emoticon

Try it - it will work for you, too. emoticon

  
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MAYBER 4/27/2010 9:03AM

    Great comment that will benefit many. Thanks one day at a time

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DONNETTASUE 4/27/2010 8:03AM

  emoticonI agree with you .Carrying your purse in your hand is better for your back. You can switch from hand to hand to even out load. I have also carried purses slung on my shoulder and over the head and across the body. I always had pain between my shoulder blades. Not anymore.

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SANDRA0011 4/26/2010 3:26PM

    I did the same thing I once had 10.00 dollars worth of change on the bottom of my purse.

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STARRPARENT 4/26/2010 3:16PM

    A heavy purse makes my shoulder hurt. I use a backpack sometimes!

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SVELTINGTON 4/25/2010 12:32PM

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The older I get the less I carry.
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PAMNANGEL 4/25/2010 12:17PM

    I've always had back pain for various reasons. Long ago in a galaxy not so far away one of those reasons was large purses. I once weighed my purse at 27#. That included pliers and a wrench. I have since downsized to a sensible size and no longer carry the pliers and wrenches.

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GRANDMAAMIE 4/25/2010 12:02PM

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DENI_ZEN 4/25/2010 12:01PM

    Good for you! emoticon You've mastered Purse Ergonomics, and I'm glad you're reaping the payoff! Good move.

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Are You Getting Enough Potassium?

Monday, April 12, 2010

Potassium is an important mineral whose importance is often overlooked. However, it plays a huge role in optimal functioning of both the heart and the nervous system. Potassium also plays a role in maintaining fluid and electrolyte balance in body cells. The average person should consume an estimated 2,000 milligrams of potassium per day. Excellent sources of potassium include: raisins, prunes, bananas, strawberries, watermelon, cantaloupe, oranges, beans, peas, turkey and fish.

  
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STARRPARENT 4/12/2010 8:50AM

    Thanks for the reminder!

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LLLAWSON 4/12/2010 8:00AM

    This is one mineral I am always trying to include in my diet due to leg cramps and blood pressue issues. Very important.


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WESLEYV 4/12/2010 7:57AM

    Thanks

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CARMEL466 4/12/2010 7:45AM

    I'm having trouble with this one. I am either too high or too low. Guess I need to sit down and get my menu updated to be sure to stay in range. Thanks for the information. Have a beautiful day.

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DTSM53 4/12/2010 6:41AM

  Thanks for the info!

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SVELTINGTON 4/12/2010 6:38AM

    Great info!
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Get The Flavor of a Flavonoid

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Have you had your flavonoids today? Be honest, have you even heard of flavonoid? Most people don't know the first thing about these flavonoids known for their antioxidant properties. While flavonoids are responsible for adding pigmentation to flowers and protecting plants from insects and other microbes, they've developed a reputation for preventing cancer and cardiovascular disease. Good sources of flavonoids include onions, chocolate, red wine, green tea, berries, citrus fruits and beans.

  
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DONNETTASUE 4/11/2010 9:49PM

  Thanks for the info.

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LLLAWSON 4/11/2010 9:22PM

    Thanks for the info. Knew they were good for me and in what, bus some of that is new info. Thanks.

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SVELTINGTON 4/11/2010 9:31AM

    I guess I need to buy more green tea
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or treat the chocolate chips as if the were medicine and make sure I "take" 5 a day.
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GOING2LSEITNOW 4/11/2010 8:31AM

    The chocolate got my attention. I love all these foods and I know I don't eat enough of them. Now with this information, I will try to find ways to add them to my daily food intake.

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PJSTIME 4/11/2010 7:21AM

    I do get lots of flavonoids as I drink green tea all the time and use beans and onions lots.
Have a great day. PJ

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Emphasize Healthy Fats

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Fats have gotten a bad rap over the years. However, all fats are not creative equal. There are good fats and bad fats. Good fats come from fish, nuts, avocados, seeds, olive oil and other foods. While they are high in calories, these foods contain omega-3s and omega-6s which are actually health-enhancing properties. These fats are responsible for improving conditions ranging from heart health to depression. Avoid bad fats such as saturated fats found in animal products like meat, dairy and eggs, and trans fats found in processed foods such as fries, chips, cakes and cookies.

  
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DONNETTASUE 4/15/2010 11:01AM

  I have learned the hard way about fat intake. About 6 years ago I had been on another one of my diets and was cutting out about 90% of fat intake. I was eating alot of fresh veggies, especially broccoli, and ended up in the emergency room. I wasn't eating enough fat to move digested food through my system. the pain in my digestive track was horrible. So now with the help of Sparkpeople I can track my fat intake and keep it in a healthy range. thanks for the info. emoticon

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DONNETTASUE 4/10/2010 9:28PM

  Great !...very good info! emoticon

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SVELTINGTON 4/10/2010 3:14PM

    I really enjoy my servings of good fats. Walnuts, salmon and peanuts. I enjoy them in moderation.

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Improve Your Sex Life, Lose Weight

Friday, April 09, 2010

A little weight loss can go a long way...in the bedroom. Research shows that losing just 10 percent of those extra pounds can dramatically improve your sex life. Experts say that's because people tend to have a better self image when they lose weight, making them more comfortable when it comes to intimacy. Shedding just 10 pounds can improve your libido. Following a low-fat diet that helps improve cholesterol and blood sugar levels will also boost your sex drive.

  
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DONNETTASUE 4/9/2010 11:13PM

  Verrrry interesting. thanks emoticon

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SVELTINGTON 4/9/2010 11:46AM

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LLLAWSON 4/9/2010 8:21AM

    So true.

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HANSEEN 4/9/2010 7:22AM

    I like it. Good motivation.

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