Life Matters

A Croc

*Older, but not wiser

As I grow older, I am even more health conscious than ever. I am keenly aware that people in my age group are dying at a rate faster than when we were all younger. Maybe that is not inevitable, but it seems important to be aware of the things that we can do to have a healthy life while we are still here.

I am not a doctor, nor an alternative medicine health guru, but I know that some of you fit into one or more of those two categories. Consequently, I invite you to share health care tips or testimonials about products that have had a beneficial effect on their health. I looking for testimonials, not commercials. Your experience with a product, or a treatment, is what we need to know.

The Coronavirus – Covid-19

Dangerous Virus for Humanity

Dangerous Human Virus Image

Virus

For one of my first posts in the Health Matters Section, I decided to scare the heck out of you. I imagine that by starting with something simply too bad to contemplate, it will make most of the other health news seem like all good news.

Professor Stephen Hawking, the scientists most well known for his theories time, and on the nature of back holes—the ones in space, and also a leading proponent of not advertising to the galaxy our presence here on earth, is now speaking out on things so small we can’t see them without a microscope. He contends that a virus could end it all for humanity.  Not a pleasant thought!

The following link is not for the faint of heart. It is however good to be aware of what can affect us, so if you are up for it, CLICK HERE, or go back to the main menu, and click on “Humor” instead.

 

Volcano in my Backyard

Volcano Action

This morning I went outside and saw the cars covered with a fine ash that looked to me like face powder.  I live 22.3 miles from a volcano that erupted during the night.  I believe that 22 miles is far enough away to avoid being affected by the full furry of the volcano should it go crazy, but when the wind is blowing from the east, my location gets a dusting of ash known in Spanish as ceniza volcánica.  If during an eruption the wind is blowing this way, then it might dictate that I wear a dust mask to keep from ingesting the fine ash.  Just in case, I keep several on hand should it become necessary.

CLICK HERE to watch a video of what happened May 12, 2016,

 

A Happier Healthier Life

THINGS THAT MIGHT HELP YOU LIVE A HAPPIER HEALTHIER LIFE?

1. Your shoes are the first thing people subconsciously notice about you. Wear nice shoes.

2. If you sit for more than eleven (11) hours a day, there’s a 50% chance you’ll die within the next 3 years.

3. There are at least 6 people in the world who look exactly like you. There’s a 9% chance that you’ll meet one of them in your lifetime.

4. Sleeping without a pillow reduces back pain and keeps your spine stronger.

5. A person’s height is determined by their father, and their weight is determined by their mother.

6. If a part of your body “falls asleep”, You can almost always “wake it up” by shaking your head.

7. There are three things the human brain cannot resist noticing, food, attractive people and danger.

8. Right-handed people tend to chew food on their right side

9. Putting dry tea bags in gym bags or smelly shoes will absorb the unpleasant odour.

10. According to Albert Einstein, if honey bees were to disappear from earth, humans would be dead within 4 years.

11. There are so many kinds of apples, that if you ate a new one everyday, it would take over 20 years to try them all.

12. You can survive without eating for weeks, but you will only live 11 days without sleeping.

13. People who laugh a lot are healthier than those who don’t.

14. Laziness and inactivity kills just as many people as smoking.

15. A human brain has a capacity to store 5 times as much information as Wikipedia.

16. Our brain uses the same amount of power as a 10-watt light bulb!!

17. Our body gives enough heat in 30 mins. to boil 1.5 litres of water!!

18. The Ovum egg is the largest cell and the sperm is the smallest cell !!

19. Stomach acid (conc. HCL) is strong enough to dissolve razor blades!!

20. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day & while you walk, SMILE. It is the ultimate antidepressant.

21. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.

22. When you wake up in the morning, pray to ask God’s guidance for your purpose, today.

23. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.

24. Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries, broccoli, and almonds.

25. Try to make at least three people smile each day.

26. Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip, energy vampires, issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.

27. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college kid with a maxed out charge card.

28. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.

29. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Forgive them for everything.

30. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

31. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

32. Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present.

33. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

34. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.

35. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: ‘In five years one year, will this matter?’

36. Help the needy, Be generous! Be a ‘Giver’ not a ‘Taker’.

37. What other people think of you is none of your business.

38. Time heals everything.

39. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

40. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.

41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

42. Each night before you go to bed, pray to God and be thankful for what you’ve accomplished today.

43. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.

Share this with your friends to help them lead a happier and healthier life, too!