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Happy Monday!! Hope everyone has a wonderful Easter...
Happy St Patty's Day Accidentally On Purpose Forgot To Wear Green or did I? If your eating might want to wait to read this one... Green I have had a lot of trouble with green poop this year. Sometimes it is even a bright shade of green. Apparently, bile is green and when the poop goes into the large intestines, that is where it turns brown. When the poop goes through the intestines too fast, it has no time to turn brown, so it comes out green. My doctor has assured me that I shouldn’t worry about this. Also, poop can be green due to eating a lot of green leafy vegetables. Iron supplements can also make your poop green. I don’t worry about this color of poop anymore. But if the smell changes or there is blood, then tell your doctor.
Your hair is actually there for a reason It’s not like your body was all, “HAHA, wouldn’t it be hilarious if I just sprouted hair in someone’s nether regions for no evolutionary purpose? The hair on your vag actually protects it from bacteria, like a little furry superhero. And removing your hair is actually kinda bad for your bajingo No matter what method you use to remove it, you’re going to leave micro-tears in your skin that make you more susceptible to infections like streptococcus, staphylococcus aureus, and methicillin resistant staph aureus. And I’ve found as a rule of thumb that the harder it is to pronounce the name of an infection, the gnarlier it gets.
Join a Yoga Class Yoga is the most important exercise of my daily routine. Being surrounded by beautiful women in spandex should be reason enough for you to join a class, but if you need more motivation, consider this: Yoga eases stress, lowers blood pressure, slows heart rates, and increases flexibility. And there's nothing mystical about it. Loosening your muscles will make them more adaptable, so you may be less likely to injure yourself playing sports. Sure, some of the poses may look ridiculous, but that's for a reason you'll learn quickly enough. Yoga can reach and work muscles that are ignored during routine sports and daily life. My favorite maneuver is the sun salutation.
TIME TO STOP Winter depression other wise known as SAD, according to experts, is caused by a disturbance in our circadian rhythm. Light entering into the eye controls this rhythm; but, during the winter months when days are shorter we may not be exposed to sufficient light during the morning hours, throwing our circadian rhythm off-balance and creating the symptoms of SAD (depression, fatigue and a craving for sweets). SPRING in to HAPPY!!!
Know Your Numbers, Then Aim Lower Take the part of your brain dedicated to your nail salon’s phone number and reassign it to your heart's vital signs. These include blood pressure (which ideally should be below 115 over 75), LDL cholesterol (under 100), resting heart rate (under 70), and fasting blood sugar (under 100). If your numbers aren't ideal, change your diet until they improve.
Learn to Cook Think you know how much butter goes into those mashed potatoes at a restaurant? You're probably off by half. If you can cook, you not only save money but also gain control over what goes into your meals. Plus, cooking is sexy. I have trouble boiling water. Thankfully, I'm already married.
Go Green I drink green tea three times a day. It's packed with heart-boosting and cancer-stopping polyphenols that black tea doesn't offer. (These beneficial chemicals are lost when it's fermented.) Green tea also delivers a boost of alertness, but from a smaller dose of caffeine than black tea. Green tea can even fight dandruff, although only if you pour it directly onto your scalp. (It's probably a good idea to let it cool down first.)
Did you know - Due to cartilage compression in your spine, you will be a whole 1 centimeter shorter when you go to sleep at night than when you woke up.
Sweat Till You're Wet If you can work up a sweat for just 1 hour a week, you'll enjoy a range of benefits: reduced risk of heart attack, better mood, and lower blood pressure. I like interval training on the elliptical, with 15 pullups and 15 dips every 10 minutes. Your muscles will become more efficient, so you'll have more stamina for more enjoyable activities that also work up a sweat.
TGIF - Now Hit the Dance Floor Crosswords and card games aren't the only way to keep your brain razor sharp. It turns out that any kind of dancing with complex moves is stimulating enough to give your neurons a workout. Even the simplest moves provide some physical exercise. So don't be such a wallflower on your next night out.
Grab Some Nuts Nuts are among the best sources of healthful fats and protein around. I keep a bag of walnuts in my fridge and use their massive dose of omega-3 fatty acids to boost my brainpower while I see patients. Half of a handful eaten about 30 minutes before a meal will temper your appetite and help you avoid the drive-thru.
November 14th! Save the date! Annual Fundraising Party! Stay tuned for more info!