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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, May 12, 2010

Happiness - Hump day - Catching up . . .

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.

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.

Emrace this:

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.

A hero.

"Live your life while you have it. Life is a splendid gift. There is nothing small about it." ~ Florence Nightingale


Linda said...

Oh I think I might be trouble then. I will have to try the walk and the touching my toes but I'm not hopeful!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Yikes! I don't mind walking, but I don't like to walk in this brutal Southern heat. I guess I could walk at the mall, too! Hey, but there are shops there. Lightbulb moment! LOL!


Sheila :-)

rose said...

hi!don't WORRY ABOUT THE CAR VIDEOS.They say alot. Love and tell your family you love them esp. when you leave the house. This helped me. My car accident was due to a driver"bumping" our car as we were going into a downhill exit ramp. Beautiful weather, so things can still happen. Good post. I don't walk much, but when I do can go pretty far. My email is I'll still email about the june 25 sounds great.

Angela said...

Hey Sandie!

Good for you!

I have no idea of I can walk a 1/4 mile in 5 minutes!

I used to be flexible and could touch my toes but who does not when you're my age? I haven't had to do that since High School Gym Class! lol


Together We Save said...

Walking is so good for you... but I never do it!

Susan said...

Hi Sandie...Very convincing video today. I can do the 1/2 mile in five minutes and I can touch my toes. And I'm fat! ha! But I"m always trying to lose. Sincerely, Susan

Whosyergurl said...

well, phooey! Now I have to go out and see if I can walk a quarter of a mile in 5 minutes! YOU had a hip replaced? I can't believe it! I ran for many years...basically, through my twenties. With my first, until I was 6 months pregnant. My right hip hurts a lot. }}SIGH{{ gotta keep on keepin' on.
I do touch my toes every morning. I do three stretches at the end of my shower. xo, Cheryl

BECKY said...

Hi Chatty! Good stuff here!

That corgi :) said...

I'll have to try that 1/4 mile in 5 minutes; I'm not sure, I think I could. I'm not very flexible these days, I'll have to work on that one indeed!

very interesting information on your blog today!


Walking on Sunshine... said...

Love your happiness quote. May steal it myself!

And I know I could probably walk that 1/4 mile in 5 minutes, but then I'd be in so much pain I'd be lying on the couch for the next 6 hours with all my arthritis!

Great post!

Mimi said...

It's me again!!!!
when I did that charity walk about a month ago, I walked each mile in 15 minutes, so is that a 1/4 mile in `15 minutes?????
I hope so!!!!
I so wish I could jog some of it, next year I will!!!!maybe do a 10 minute mile????
That would be my goal!!!Or a 12 minute mile!!!Run, jog, and walk, walk fast!!!!for 4.2 miles!!!!
I can do it!!!!