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Small Victories

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Looking for an effortless way to burn more calories? Simply turn off the TV.

One study of adults who regularly watched television three or more hours per day found that just by cutting that time in half they burned an average of 120 calories more per day. "That's the equivalent of more than a mile a day of walking," notes researcher Jennifer Otten. Most participants replaced television with light activities such as gardening, housework, or working on projects.

Source: Archives of Internal Medicine, Vol. 169, pg. 2109.

  
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ECONLADY 10/12/2011 8:50PM

    I do feel better when I watch less TV.

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FLAME42 10/12/2011 8:41PM

    I do find it helps to exercise while watching and especially during commericials. However, I know it would be better if I turned it off.
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INFLATED 10/12/2011 7:47PM

    I would do well to turn it and the computer off, lol. It is raining here today and all the work cleaning the pool on Saturday has been undone by leaves coming down today. The yard needs raked and it isn't our tree. God is saying to me, "Wondering what to do for exercise? I'll give you a project." Joking of course, but our yard will need to be raked. It is supposed to rain today through Friday, then be windy Saturday. I guess we will cover the pool with leaves in it because the water level is below the skimmer and I can't run the filter now.

My husband and son are notorious for starting something and leaving it unfinished. It was sparkling on Saturday. They rigged up a slow siphon with a garden hose to take the water level down. It has been running since Saturday and today is Wednesday. They could have pumped the water out till the level began to affect the pump, but they didn't want to stay there and watch it. The grill is also uncovered from grilling burgers on Saturday. I feel like I have to remember to check on everything and I can't keep doing that. They need to have some responsibility too.

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MS.ELENI 10/12/2011 2:24PM

    Can't turn my tv off.

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NEW-CAZ 10/12/2011 1:31PM

    TV gets switched on soaps and news only now Patti, WAY too active to be bothered with much else of the other rubbish that passes for entertainment anyway emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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THECRAZYMANGO 10/12/2011 1:24PM

    I rarely watch TV anymore.. I feel like I am too busy to be bothered by it, lol!

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Your Body Benefits From A Sound Nightly Rest

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Just about everyone notices the effects of sleep. When you sleep well, you feel refreshed and ready to start your day. If you sleep restlessly, you're often sluggish and unable to concentrate.

But did you know if you don't get enough sleep, it could also take a toll on your health? Most adults need between seven and nine hours of sleep per night. Inadequate sleep is linked to a number of health issues, such as obesity and increased risks for heart attack, stroke, diabetes, and cancer.

"Sleep, like exercise and nutrition, is essential for good health and general well being," said Dr. Phyllis Zee of the National Sleep Foundation.

The Benefits Of A Good Night's Sleep:
On the flip side, good sleeping habits may result in:

* Holding Type 2 diabetes at bay

* Better concentration and memory

* Keeping your heart healthy

If you have insomnia-----that is trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or waking early and being unable to get back to sleep-----talk to your health care provider.

7 Tips For A Restful Night

1. Go to bed and wake up at the same time each day.

2. Create a relaxing pattern before bedtime, such as a bath or reading a book.

3. Keep your bedroom dark, quiet, and comfortable.

4. Keep work materials, computers, and televisions out of your bedroom.

5. Try not to eat or drink for 2-3 hours before bedtime.

6. Finish physical activity a few hours before bedtime.

7. Avoid caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol close to bedtime.

Source: National Sleep Foundation. The preceding seven tips are intended for "typical" adults, not necessarily children or adults experiencing medical problems.

  
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NEW-CAZ 10/12/2011 3:05AM

    Great info Patti, fortunately I sleep well most of the time. But when I miss two good sleeps in a row I'm like a bear with a sore head and cannot focus emoticon

Hope you enjoyed E's visit

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INFLATED 10/11/2011 9:38PM

    I don't sleep well in the bed. I sleep better sitting up. I have to sleep on my side in the bed, flat on my back and the pain in my back will wake me up.

Sleep apnea affects a lot of people too.

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FLAME42 10/11/2011 8:22PM

    Excellent reminders! Hope you got a good rest before E came over!!!

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LINDABENEDICT 10/11/2011 7:17PM

    Ohhhhh...I know this topic well!!!!! Sleep has been a key for me in my weight loss journey !

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DK184132 10/11/2011 7:03PM

  I have arthritis in my knees and find I sleep better if I put a king size pillow underneath my knees so they are elevated.

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MS.ELENI 10/11/2011 6:26PM

    Getting enough sleep seems to be a common problem for women

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ECONLADY 10/11/2011 6:25PM

    Getting more sleep has always been a problem. I'm thrilled to get 6 hours of sleep on a work night.

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A Real Man---Enjoy

Monday, October 10, 2011

A real man is a woman's best friend. He will never stand her up and never let her down. He will reassure her when she feels insecure and comfort her after a bad day.

He will inspire her to do things she never thought she could do; to live without fear and forget regret. He will enable her to express her deepest emotions and give in to her most intimate desires. He will make sure she always feels as though she's the most beautiful woman in the room and will enable her to be the most confident, sexy, seductive, and invincible.

No wait.....sorry.....I'm thinking of wine.
It's wine that does all that.......
Never mind.

  
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BENDER7 10/21/2011 7:53AM

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INFLATED 10/11/2011 8:20PM

    LOL! I will have my husband read this, lol!

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LINDABENEDICT 10/10/2011 8:11PM

    hahahahaha!!!!!

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FLAME42 10/10/2011 2:35PM

    Interesting..I just discovered a wonderful chocolate raspberry wine. Just a couple of sips satisfys the taste buds.

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Catholic Humor

Sunday, October 09, 2011

There were two Catholic boys, Timothy Murphy and Antonio Secola, whose lives parallel each other in amazing ways. In the same year Timothy was born in Ireland, Antonio was born in Italy.
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Faithfully they attended parochial school from kindergarten through their senior year in high school. They took their vows to enter the priesthood early in college, and upon graduation, became priests.
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Their careers had come to amaze the world, but it was generally acknowledged that Antonio Secola was just a wee cut above Timothy Murphy in all respects.
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Their rise through the ranks of Bishop, Archbishop and finally Cardinal was swift to say the least, and the Catholic world knew that when the present Pope died, it would be one of the two who would become the next Pope.
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In time the Pope did die, and the College of Cardinals went to work. In less time than anyone had expected, white smoke rose from the chimney and the world waited to see whom they had chosen.
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The world, Catholic, Protestant and secular, was surprised to learn that Timothy Murphy had been elected Pope!
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Antonio Secola was beyond surprise. He was devastated, because even with all of Timothy's gifts, Antonio knew he was just a bit better qualified.
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With gall that shocked the Cardinals, Antonio Secola asked for a private session with them in which he candidly asked, "Why Timothy?"
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After a long silence, an old Cardinal took pity on the bewildered man and rose to reply. "We knew you were the better of the two, but we just could not bear the thought of the leader of the Roman Catholic Church being called POPE SE-COLA!

  
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BENDER7 10/17/2011 8:33PM

    Cute

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SHAPNUP 10/10/2011 6:08PM

    Ha! Loved it.

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FLAME42 10/9/2011 8:19PM

    Cute!

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ELSEEBEE 10/9/2011 7:37PM

    Too cute!

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HEALTHYNEWPAIGE 10/9/2011 7:13PM

    Thanks for making me smile!!!

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JENNY_BILLOT 10/9/2011 6:33PM

    hahaha good one!

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Heart Attack Information---New Aspirin

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Bayer has made Crystal Aspirin to dissolve under the tongue. They work much faster than the tablets.
Just a reminder to all: Purchase a box, keep some in your car, purse, wallet, bedside, etc.. emoticon

About Heart Attacks:
There are other symptoms of a heart attack besides the pain in the left arm. One must also be aware of an intense pain on the chin, as well as nausea and lots of sweating, however these symptoms may also occur less frequently. NOTE: There may be NO pain in the chest during a heart attack.
However, if it occurs, the chest pain may wake you up from your deep sleep. If that happens, immediately dissolve two aspirins in your mouth and swallow them with a bit of water.
Afterwards: Call 911
---Say "Heart Attack!"
---Say that you have taken 2 aspirins
---Phone a neighbor or a family member who lives very close by
---Take a seat on a chair or sofa near the front door, and wait for their arrival
---and---DO NOT LIE DOWN!!!!!

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BENDER7 10/17/2011 8:31PM

    Great to know--Thanks!

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NEW-CAZ 10/9/2011 2:55AM

    Great advice Patti thank you babes emoticon

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MS.ELENI 10/8/2011 10:59PM

    My heart attack started with pain between my shoulder blades in my back

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INFLATED 10/8/2011 10:48PM

    Great advice!

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ECONLADY 10/8/2011 10:19PM

    Thank you for the information, but why should you not lay down?

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KIMBERLYSWEET 10/8/2011 10:17PM

    Wonderful advise

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FLAME42 10/8/2011 9:50PM

    Great information for those that can take aspirin.
Since I am allergic to aspirin I don't quite know what steps to take besides calling 911 and following the rest of the steps after the call.

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SUPER3800 10/8/2011 9:42PM

  Great advice, thank you!

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DRUIDPRINCESS 10/8/2011 9:39PM

    What excellent advice! I am in Australia but will be asking my pharmacist about the new Aspirin.

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TYME2BME 10/8/2011 9:38PM

    Thank you for sharing your blog. Very useful information.

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