Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Lower Your Cholesterol

Lower Your Cholesterol
Understanding Cholesterol, Good fats/bad fats, Heart-Healthy Choices and so much more.
Know your numbers!
"It may surprise you to know that cholesterol itself isn't bad. In fact, cholesterol is just one of the many substances created and used by our bodies to keep us healthy. Some of the cholesterol we need is produced naturally (and can be affected by your family health history), while some of it comes from the food we eat.
There are two types of cholesterol: “good” and “bad.” It’s important to understand the difference, and to know the levels of “good” and “bad” cholesterol in your blood. Too much of one type — or not enough of another — can put you at risk for coronary heart disease, heart attack or stroke."

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Best Optical Illusion EVER!

Best Optical Illusion EVER! | Mighty Optical Illusions

Mighty Optical Illusions

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Love

Love is not finding someone to live with, It's finding someone you can't live without. - Rafael Ortiz


Rose

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

A New Life Path

Today, I have started on a new path.  I hope that you will follow my tracks on this long, one day at a time, journey to improved health and fitness.  My hope is to keep myself motivated, while sharing my baby steps towards progress.  As a “physically challenged” woman, on an absurdly limited income, I hope to also include tips and suggestions.  When you toss a wrench, such as being disabled, into the dieting works, I tend to think it may change the suggestions, as it does change the circumstances.


"Physical fitness is often in the news today, but it has long been a national concern, and the government's response to it was shaped significantly during the Kennedy administration.
In the years just after World War II, concerns about the fitness of U.S. citizens, especially the young, attracted national attention. Several trends and developments in the country lay at the root of this anxiety. The nation's economy had changed dramatically since the beginning of the century, and with it changed the nature of work and recreation. Mechanization had taken many farmers out of the fields and allowed the ones who remained to do much of their work with far less effort. The factories, which had long been highly mechanized, were becoming even more so, and fewer and fewer factory jobs required heavy labor. Outside of work, new forms of entertainment emphasized watching rather than doing. But these changes may not have been as important as people's awareness that they were occurring. People were beginning to have to confront a new image of themselves and their country, and they did not always like what they saw. Worrying about physical fitness channeled and expressed these doubts."

The Surgeon General’s Vision for a Healthy and Fit Nation Fact Sheet

Today’s epidemic of overweight and obesity threatens the historic progress we have made in increasing American’s quality and years of healthy life. The hard facts:
  • Two-thirds of adults and nearly one in three children are overweight or obese.
  • 70% of American Indian/Alaskan Native adults are overweight or obese.
  • The prevalence of obesity in the U.S. more than doubled (from 15% to 34%) among adults and more than tripled (from 5% to 17%) among children and adolescents from 1980 to 2008.
  • An obese teenager has over a 70% greater risk of becoming an obese adult.
  • Obesity is more common among non-Hispanic black teenagers (29%) than Hispanic teenagers (17.5%) or non-Hispanic white teenagers (14.5%)."
Its the shape
Photo credit: didbygraham


Sunday, February 7, 2010

The Japanese Disease Gods Have Spoken






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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Happy Birthday To Me




I celebrated a birthday today. Happy Birthday to me!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Did You See The Grammy Awards?

Although I was unable to attend, my personal opinion, Pink's performance was extremely impressive. What did you think?