“Let’s become buff and serene not beefy”

Looking through the looking glass darkly, some Harvard researchers are predicting that Americans will grow in girth even faster if their have a friend or family member that is beefing it up.

Now, there is a positive statistic.

The total percent of Americans expected to become obese is 42 percent.

Why stop at 42 % or when US citizens get that big will no more fit in this country side by side?

If ever there was a time to become buff not beefy this is it.

Let us go lean and serene.

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“The biggest win for these lottery winners”

As the Beatles song goes “Money can’t buy me love”.  Canadian lottery winners Allen and Violet Large have decided that these large winnings are a headache. Their hearts are Larger than their winnings.

it brought them anxiety over the prospect that “crooked people” might take advantage of them. Several people called them out of the blue to ask for money when the news first broke that they’d won the jackpot. So they began an $11 million donation spree to get rid of it and help others, the Chronicle Herald reports:

They took care of family first and then began delivering donations to the two pages’ worth of groups they had decided on, including the local fire department, churches, cemeteries, the Red Cross, the Salvation Army, hospitals in Truro and Halifax, where Violet underwent her cancer treatment, and organizations that fight cancer, Alzheimer’s and diabetes. Those are just a few groups that have benefited by their good fortune and good will.

Great examples of how just one or two people can potentially make life long improvements in their community and the lives of so many.
They kept  only 2 percent of the money for a rainy day.


Why?

“It made us feel good,” said Violet “and so much good being done with that money.””That money that we won was nothing,” her tearful husband, Allen, told Patricia Brooks Arenburg of the Nova Scotia Chronicle Herald. “We have each other.”

They have not spent one cent on ourselves because they have been too busy getting everything looked. Their other main focus is Violet’s heath.

As Violet says, “We live in the country and we’re proud of it. Money can’t buy you health or happiness.”

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“Baby falls into dr. arms”

If ever the winds of fate, the blessing of the heavens, good luck -call it what you like, but this is one very blessed child.

A French good Samaritan saved a Parisian toddler from certain death this week. The toddler fell from a seventh story apartment window into the arms of a stranger below. This stranger is a medical doctor and was alerted to the fall by his son.

Thanks and praise goes out to the doctor and his son for saving the child’s life. The little girl was playing unattended with her siblings when she fell out the window.

After a checkup at the local northern Paris city hospital, she was released. Amazingly, she did not even get a scratch!

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“Stop colds this season?”

The Human rhinovirus is the common cold. It enters through the nose and attaches itself to the surface cells (epithelial cells) in the nose or upper respiratory tract, then copies it self rapidly like a fax machine gone crazy. If the cells of the respiratory system becomes weakened through  emotional stress, too little water, accidents, poor food choices, lack of sleep, too little exercise .. the environment for your cells is challenged and often the body’s pH will become acidic. This allows the Rhino Virus to breed and spread inside your respiratory system.


How does it copy itself so fast?

The Human rhinoviruses enters the upper respiratory tract. and the virus inserts itself into another molecule called a receptor protein on the surface of a cell that is lining  the nose, throat or bronchi. The virus functions like a  key in the lock of a door. Once the virus locks itself to the receptor protein, it unlocks the cell and duplicates itself. The copy breaks away  to find another weakened cell to infect.

The infected cells do not enjoy being invaded, so they send out chemical distress signals called that activates the healing response in the form of immune cells that will come to the rescue of the inflamed cells and try to quell the inflammation.
Infection occurs rapidly, within 15 minutes of entering the respiratory tract. Over 50 per cent of individuals will experience symptoms within 2 days of infection. Only about 5 per cent of individuals have a cold after infection in less than 20 hours. Five percent of the people will take longer than four and a half days to exhibit the Rhino virus symptoms. It grow well at 32°C the temperature which is the normal temperature in the upper respiratory tract.

Symptoms of a cold may include a sore throat, runny nose, nasal congestion, sneezing and cough; sometimes accompanied by muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, headache, muscle weakness, or loss of appetite. Fever and extreme exhaustion are more usual in influenza. Children may have six to twelve colds a year. In the United States, the incidence of colds is higher in the autumn and winter, with most infections occurring between September to April. The seasonality may be due to the start of the school year, or due to people spending more time indoors (thus in closer proximity with each other),
Preventing the cold before it happens:

  • eating plenty of fruit.
  • exercising five or more days of the week cut the length and intensity of a cold from about five days in three-month period. Those that did little or no exercise colds lasted nine days in three months.
  • Feeling fit and being active cut the risk of having a cold by nearly 50%.
  • keep well hydrated
  • eat lots of fresh multicolored vegetable
  • get lots of sleep
  • do stress buster activities like deep breathing, meditation, dance
  • wash hands frequently

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“Alcohol more dangerous to the family than illegal drugs”

Alcohol is more dangerous than illegal drugs like heroin and crack cocaine, according to a new British study. British experts evaluated substance abuse effects of alcohol, cocaine, heroin, ecstasy and marijuana, ranking them based on how destructive they are to the individual who takes them and to society as a whole.
In the studied drugs, heroin, crack cocaine and methamphetamine, or crystal meth, were found to be the most lethal to individuals. When considering their wider social effects, effects of substance abuse, alcohol, heroin and crack cocaine were the deadliest. Marijuana, ecstasy and LSD scored far lower. Overall, alcohol outranked all other substances, followed by heroin and crack cocaine. The study was paid for by Britain’s Center for Crime and Justice Studies and was published online Monday in the medical journal, Lancet.

Some examples of how alcohol or the tendency to drink is destroying lives in the US.

  • Fifth and sixth-grade students found that those who demonstrated an awareness of beer ads also held more favorable beliefs about drinking and intended to drink more frequently when they grew up.
  • Children who are drinking alcohol by 7th grade are more likely to report academic problems, substance use, and delinquent behavior in both middle school and high school.
  • Classical alcoholism takes about 15 years to develop, but it can happen much quicker in adolescents and young adults.
  • Teen alcohol use kills about 6000 people each year, more than all illegal drugs combined.
  • One in five teens binge drink. Only 1 in 100 parents believes his or her teen binge drinks.
In the US current regular drinkers (at least 12 drinks in the past year): 52%
  • Kids who start drinking young are seven times more likely to be in an alcohol-related crash.One in three 8th graders drinks alcohol.
  • Drunk driving costs each adult in this country almost $500 per year.Number of alcoholic liver disease deaths: 14,406
  • Number of alcohol-induced deaths, excluding accidents and homicides: 23,199
  • By the time they are high school seniors, 80% have used alcohol and 62% have been drunk.
  • Every minute, one person is injured from an alcohol-related crash.
  • In the United States, roughly 50,000 cases of alcohol poisoning are reported each year, and approximately once every week, someone dies from this preventable condition.
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) serves a victim or survivor of drunk driving every 10 minutes. Since 1980 MADD has nearly saved 300,000 lives

Treatment for alcoholism has been shown to reduce criminal activity up to 80% among chronic offenders, has increased their rate of employment, decreases homelessness and reduces all health care costs.

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