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When The Cold Or Flu Hits........

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Breathe easier when the cold or flu hits by doing the following:

1. Drink plenty of fluids to keep your body hydrated and water down the mucus that causes congestion.

2. Avoid smoking and alcohol. Both can irritate nasal passages.

3. Use a humidifier, particularly if your home has forced air heating.

4. Steam your sinuses in a hot shower or drape a towel over your head while breathing in the steam from a bowl of hot (not boiling) water several times a day.

5. Over-the-counter decongestants can relieve congestion, but talk to your doctor before using any OTC products if you take prescription medications, as some can cause drug interactions.

6. If you must fly, use a nasal spray decongestant before taking off to prevent blockage of the sinuses.

Source: American Academy of Otolaryngology

  
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FLAME42 1/17/2011 11:14AM

    All geat ideas that I hope none of us have to use this season.

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BENDER7 1/17/2011 7:02AM

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TUBLADY 1/16/2011 5:53PM

    Great tips.
Might be putting them to use if I don't feel better soon.

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MS.ELENI 1/16/2011 5:45PM

    Good ones

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WEEZYB7881 1/16/2011 5:27PM

    great tips. thanks for sharing.



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SUNNY332 1/16/2011 4:50PM

    Good tips but here's to hoping and praying I don't get sick.

I do take my flu shot every year and this year also got my pneumonia shot too.

Hugs, Sunny

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Seniors.....Don't Mess With Them!!!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Nothing bothers me more or pushes my buttons more, than to see anyone disrespected either verbally or physically. I know that you have probably seen the following story before, but every time I read it, it makes me smile to see the A_ _-holes get what is coming to them!!!

Two businessmen were sitting down for a break in their Soon-to-be new store. As yet, the store wasn't ready, with only a few shelves set up.
One said to the other, "I bet any minute now some Senior is going to walk by, put his face to the window, and ask what we're selling."
No sooner were the words out of his mouth when, sure enough, a curious Senior walked to the window, had a peek, and in a soft voice asked, "What are you selling here?"

One of the men replied sarcastically, "We're selling a _ _-holes."

Without skipping a beat, the old timer said, "Must be doing well.......Only two left."

  
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MRE1956 1/17/2011 11:58AM

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PJSTIME 1/16/2011 10:03AM

    emoticon Good response.

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SHERYLDS 1/16/2011 9:21AM

    good one

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BENDER7 1/16/2011 7:29AM

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MS.ELENI 1/15/2011 11:08PM

    I love it. emoticon

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FLAME42 1/15/2011 8:35PM

    Hadn't seen that one before, as usual you need to keep an eye on seniors. Having been one for awhile really wish I could always be that quick on the up-take.

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GRAMMIE1959 1/15/2011 5:58PM

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PLPEEP 1/15/2011 3:11PM

    Good one, I'm with you seniors need to be respected. I know I am one, just turned 60 last year.

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SUNNY332 1/15/2011 3:03PM

    Oh my goodness, I loved it.

Thanks and hope you are having a good weekend.

Sunny

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CAROLJEAN64 1/15/2011 2:54PM

    How awesome. I love this! Thanks for sharing.

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4 Secrets of LASTING Weight Loss........

Friday, January 14, 2011

1. Eat Breakfast. A good breakfast will set you up to make healthier food choices throughout the day and will keep you from getting too hungry and overeating at lunch.

2. Watch less than ten hours of television per week. Between watching television and using a computer, the average adult logs in almost five hours of screen time a day. By replacing tube time with working on a hobby or even doing light housework, you'll probably burn between 100 and 200 additional calories every day.

3. Get at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day. Sixty minutes may sound like a lot, but that's the equivalent of just one television drama.

4. Weigh yourself at least once a week. Stepping on the scale will give you a reality check and strengthen your commitment to healthy eating.

Source: National Weight Control Registry

  
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BENDER7 1/15/2011 8:33AM

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SUNNY332 1/15/2011 7:26AM

    I agree with the screen time. Seems like that is my biggest downfall.

I am going to work on that one.

Sunny

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FLAME42 1/14/2011 10:03PM

    Four great thoughts. The only one I really need to work on is the TV/computer time. Although I do tend to exercise through some of my TV watching.

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BIBLIOMANE1970 1/14/2011 8:08PM

    these are really good things to focus on. I eat breakfast and weigh myself once a week. Will have to work on the others!

Sherry

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MS.ELENI 1/14/2011 7:42PM

    Good tips

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12 Wonderful Commandments.......

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Life is not waiting for the storm to pass, it is learning to dance in the rain.

1. Make up your mind to be happy. Learn to find pleasure in simple things.

2. Make the best of your circumstances. No one has everything and everyone has something of sorrow intermingled with gladness of life. The trick is to make the laughter outweigh the tears.

3. Don't take yourself too seriously. Don't think that somehow you should be protected from misfortune that befalls other people.

4. You can't please everybody. Don't let criticism worry you.

5. Don't let your neighbors set your standards. Be yourself.

6. Do the things you enjoy doing but stay out of debt.

7. Never borrow trouble. Imaginary things are harder to bear than real ones.

8. Have many interests. If you can't travel, read about new places.

9. Don't hold postmortems. Don't spend your time brooding over sorrows or mistakes. Don't be one who never gets over things.

10. Do what you can for those less fortunate than yourself.

11. Keep busy at something. A busy person never has time to be unhappy.

12. And, don't forget to always be thankful.

We often tend to be too self-absorbed and should probably read this reminder each day.

  
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BENDER7 1/15/2011 8:39AM

    Excellent!

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MARELNAT 1/14/2011 5:40PM

    Number 8 keeps me watching "No Reservations" and "Bizarre Foods." Thanks for the post! Very enlightening emoticon

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CALVERTM 1/14/2011 5:40PM

    I should print these out! emoticon

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JESSBOND 1/14/2011 7:31AM

    Great commandments! emoticon

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FLAME42 1/13/2011 8:18PM

    Wonderful reminders, thanks for posting..

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SUNNY332 1/13/2011 7:00PM

    An attitude of gratitude always brings happiness. It is a by product of being thankful.

Hugs to you my friend, Sunny

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CHELLEBO1 1/13/2011 7:00PM

    I really like this. I often spend too much time get into a "why me" state of mind. Remembering these simple commandments will prevent me from wallowing and move on with life.

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LBRYSON26 1/13/2011 6:29PM

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I Couldn't Stand It One More Day!!!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

I am so tired of exercising indoors. I live in Wisconsin and it has been very cold the last few days........not conducive to being outside for any length of time. Today, I couldn't stand it anymore!!! It has warmed up some, so I took both dogs outside with me and I started out by shoveling. Then it started to snow again, so I switched to walking the length of my driveway,
(we live on a hill and the driveway is fairly long) and I walked up and down about 6 times. Then the dogs and I headed for the trails that run through our woods and managed to cover all of them. We followed this with strength training which involved carrying wood to
stack it by the wood stove in the garage. Oh...........and then Miki wanted to fetch (in the snow), so I threw the ball at least a thousand times. He's a Cairn!!! He doesn't get tired!!! By the time we were finished, I had done quite a bit of both cardio and strength exercises and felt so much better because of all the fresh air. I guess Winter isn't so bad after all.......
but I still prefer Spring and Fall.

  
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JESSBOND 1/14/2011 8:06AM

    That's great to hear! emoticon

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SUNNY332 1/13/2011 9:35AM

    So glad you got out. Sounds like you had a great workout.

Have a Terrific Thursday.

Sunny

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FLAME42 1/13/2011 8:54AM

    Sounds like quite a workout, hope you saved some of that boundless energy for Thursday!!
I definitely prefer the other 3 seasons but it wouldn't be Wisconsin without the winter "fun".

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BENDER7 1/13/2011 7:08AM

    What a great workout & fun (most of it) too.

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SPARKINGINMASS 1/12/2011 11:07PM

    That sounds like a good workout. I cant wait for it to get warmer so I can go outside for walks on the beach. emoticon

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MS.ELENI 1/12/2011 11:07PM

    Sounds like some great exercise

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2BFREE2LIVE 1/12/2011 11:03PM

    Yes snow can be a workout. We got about five inches late yesterday and then in the middle of the night a warm front came in and melted all the snow before seven this morning. I like those kinds of snow storms. I like all four seasons myself.
Have a snow ball fight those burn a lot of calories. Sandy

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OWENAR 1/12/2011 10:34PM

    I'm with you - I prefer Spring and Fall emoticon

It sounds like your workout was energizing!

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