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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

GOT A Minute - 30 ways to improve your health and well being . . .

From my Curves Magazine - any of you do Curves out there? It is absolutely fabulous.

Got a minute? 30 ways to Improve your health and well-being. Now what I think about lists - I don't worry about them. I read them and pick out the ones I do already (and I tell myself good job) and then I pick another one or two I could change. Nobody can do all of them.

Take a breathing break. ♥

Straighten up. ---

Do a skin check. ♥

Look out the window. ♥

Blow a bubble.

Strengthen your thighs. ♥

Take your pulse.

Lighten your load. ♥

Drink your milk. ♥

Stop and think. ♥

Give someone a hug. ♥

Breathe Right, sleep tight. ---

Floss your teeth. ♥

Change your shoes. ♥

Go Nuts for nuts.

Filter your friends. ♥

Do monthly exams. ♥

Stretch it out. ♥

Heat up with capsaicin (peppers).

D is for do. Like the 'D' one. ♥

Water frequently. ♥

Stand and move. ♥

Read the fine print.

Tea time. ---

Talk to yourself. ♥

Eat away wrinkles.

Speed walk.

Clean up. ♥

Crave the cranberry.

Well I don't know where number 30 went so I'll add - give yourself a treat once in awhile - for example, for me I could have gelato once in awhile... ♥
"(What It Takes to Burn Off a Bowl of Ice Cream)
Yup — I get it — I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. But if your ice-cream habit involves a permanent stash of Ben and Jerry's in your freezer, you've got a problem. While an occasional treat won't kill you, eating ice cream every day — even once a week — can be a diet buster. Let's look at how much your favorite indulgence will set you back.
Vanilla Ice Cream
Calories: 460 for one cup Exercise equivalent: Walking, biking, or running
Walking: 103 minutes
Biking: 49 minutes
Running: 49 minutes Walking two hours makes that ice cream less of a treat, doesn't it? You can still have ice cream from time to time, but look for low-fat varieties and keep your portion sizes to no more than a half cup".
So my advise is to do both - exercise AND then eat the ice cream (lol).

Do all these things and you can look like me - see above! (teehee)

We have to get healthy because:

Why do we need to get healthy?
We're going to get a health care plan shoved down our throats that is written by a committee whose head says he doesn't understand it, passed by a Congress that hasn't read it but exempts themselves from it, signed by a president that also hasn't read it, and who smokes, with funding administered by a treasury chief who didn't pay his taxes, overseen by a surgeon general who is obese, and financed by a country that's nearly broke. What could possible go wrong? (Sorry - couldn't resist).

Who makes these crazy lists anyway?


ClassyChassy said...

Interesting lists today!!! And that ice cream idea? THE BEST!

Chatty Crone said...

Absolutely - what about eating ice cream when you're exerising at the same time - two birds with one stone. I did that in Alaska. Seemed like I was always on the move there.

Changes in the wind said...

Chatty your "Why do we need to get healthy" is the best I have read!

Chatty Crone said...

Thanks for reading all the way through to the bottom!