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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

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Happy Birthday Annie Delany - September 3

Annie Elizabeth Delany
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

Born September 3, 1891(1891-09-03) Died September 25, 1995 (aged 104)

An American dentist and author who, after completing her studies at Columbia University in 1923, became the second African American female dentist licensed in the State of New York.

The second African American dentist licensed in the State of New York - can you imagine what she had to go through to become a dentist back then? And she lived until she was 104!

What It Takes to Burn Off a Cinnamon Bun:
Cinnamon buns seduce us with their fragrance — a fragrance that almost reaches out and begs us to eat them when we're shopping or traveling. While they're easy to get and eat, they're not so easy to burn off.
One Cinnamon Bun with Icing: 620–846 calories
Exercise Equivalents
· Walking: 160–218 minutes
· Biking: 88–120 minutes
· Running: 66–90 minutes

When I left Alaska and I was at the airport crying - like a nut - I bought a cinnamon bun! Gee I wonder what it takes to burn off gelato?

Kevin's 2 Heart Transplants and Stem Cell Transplant - donated by ClassyChassy as a Hero and I agree!

Ways to Help Your Brain
If you’re looking to improve mental cognition, increase your memory, and enhance your alertness, here are some easy ways to help out your brain.

1. Exercise: More than 20 percent of your body’s blood and oxygen go directly to your brain.

2. Hydrate: If you’re looking for a little pick-me-up, don’t reach for your usual double espresso. Instead try drinking water.

3. Find Stimulation: By decorating your work area brightly or switching your font color to something more vivid, you can work through boredom and fatigue.

4. Think Happy Thoughts: Your brain, particularly your memory, doesn’t respond well to stress. If you’re tense, overwrought, or unhappy, you’re much less likely to retain information or stay alert.

5. Play Games: Studies with dementia patients have shown that playing word games and puzzles can increase and even restore mental cognitive abilities.

6. Watch Quality TV: Unfortunately, studies indicate that passively sitting in front of the TV is counterproductive. But if you must, choose a game or quiz shows like Jeopardy, and try to answer the questions.

8. Eat Brain Food: If you want to get peak mental performance from what you eat, here are a few things to remember. Protein is the main source of fuel for your brain. Your brain also needs foods rich in crucial vitamins and minerals.

9. Load Up On Fish Oil: The omega -3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in fish oil keep the dopamine levels in your brain high, increase neuronal growth in the frontal cortex of the brain, and increase cerebral circulation.

10. Learn Something New: Very few people find the time to master new skills or even read a new book that isn‘t for work or class.

11. Don’t Waste Time: The best way to organize your mind is to declutter your life.

12. Actively Improve Your Memory: The most effective way to remember facts is by forming multiple associations. For example, you may remember the date of your dentist appointment, because that number was the age of your favorite singer when he died. After that, repetition is a tried and true method of memorization.

13. Rest: Almost nothing is as crucial to proper and efficient brain functioning as sleep

14. Have Sex: A lot happens to your body during sex, and much of it goes on in your brain. There is no activity that increases more blood flow to your brain, enhancing cognitive capabilities.
Having sex also produces hormones that dramatically improve brain functioning.

So pick your poison . . .lol


Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Oh, I see you found Betsy Delany -- m'dear, get your hands on the books she and her sister wrote when they were already 100. "Having Our Say" is the first one -- you will love it, lots of wisdom!

Chatty Crone said...

Oh Ms. Penniwig - you 'know' so much. It is a shame you are not teaching our students. You are so wise.

JeanMac said...

Terrific post.