Can you walk 1/4 mile in 5 minutes? According to Dr.Oz if you can't do that - you have a 25% greater chance of dying in the next 6 years then those who can't. Now I think if you have bad knees or something like that - how can you walk like that?
There is a high school right next to where the GS gets tutoring - so my daughter and I tried it - guess I needed to prove something one way or another. I had a hip replaced 5 years ago on 5/31 so I really get mixed up when trying to run - but I sped walked and I JUST made it. I was happily surprised.
(I borrowed this from some one's blog - I forgot who - thank you though - it's beautiful!)
Sit on the floor and extend your legs straight out. If you are limber enough to touch your toes then you cardiac arteries are probably flexible too. This could lesson the odds you'll have a heart attack because the arterial wall allows the blood to move more freely throughout the body. Rigid arteries in contract required the heart to work much harder which over time could you make you more susceptible to heart attack or stroke. Muscle flexibility. more.com
Want to know the local spead traps around your home - thanks Angela.
Do you want to know what information is out there on you - again thanks Angela.
The Lady With the Lamp - Happy Birthday FLorence Nightingale - wikipedia
Florence Nightingale's most famous contribution came during the Crimean War, which became her central focus when reports began to filter back to Britain about the horrific conditions for the wounded. On 21 October 1854, she and a staff of 38 women volunteer nurses, trained by Nightingale and including her aunt Mai Smith, were sent (under the authorization of Sidney Herbert) to Turkey, about 545 km across the Black Sea from Balaklava in the Crimea, where the main British camp was based.
Nightingale arrived early in November 1854 at Selimiye Barracks in Scutari (modern-day Üsküdar in Istanbul). She and her nurses found wounded soldiers being badly cared for by overworked medical staff in the face of official indifference. Medicines were in short supply, hygiene was being neglected, and mass infections were common, many of them fatal. There was no equipment to process food for the patients.
Death rates did not drop; on the contrary, they began to rise. The death count was the highest of all hospitals in the region. During her first winter at Scutari, 4,077 soldiers died there. Ten times more soldiers died from illnesses such as typhus, typhoid, cholera and dysentery than from battle wounds. Conditions at the temporary barracks hospital were so fatal to the patients because of overcrowding and the hospital's defective sewers and lack of ventilation. A Sanitary Commission had to be sent out by the British government to Scutari in March 1855, almost six months after Florence Nightingale had arrived, and effected flushing out the sewers and improvements to ventilation. Death rates were sharply reduced.
Nightingale continued believing the death rates were due to poor nutrition and supplies and overworking of the soldiers. It was not until after she returned to Britain and began collecting evidence before the Royal Commission on the Health of the Army that she came to believe that most of the soldiers at the hospital were killed by poor living conditions.
This experience influenced her later career, when she advocated sanitary living conditions as of great importance. Consequently, she reduced deaths in the army during peacetime and turned attention to the sanitary design of hospitals.
"Live your life while you have it. Life is a splendid gift. There is nothing small about it." ~ Florence Nightingale