Better Health Can Be A Stroll In The Park
how a few hours in the sun can change your life
The health of the public is being put at risk by recommendations to cover up and stay out of the sun. These recommendations, which are part of Cancer Research SunSmart program, increase the risk of several types of cancer, and may also increase deaths from melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer.
Increased exposure to sunlight or greater intake of vitamin D has been found to reduce the risk of five common cancers in case/control studies. These are cancer of the colon, breast, ovary, prostate and lymphoma. Additional evidence based on differences in incidence of cancer in northern versus southern states of America have found that some 16 or more different types of cancer are less common in the sunny south.
For example, the risk of prostate cancer, which causes some 100,000 deaths a year has been found to be reduced by sunbathing. And sunburn in childhood is even associated with a reduced risk of prostate cancer, presumably because people who become sunburned have greater exposure to the sun.
Some 50 per cent of people obtain insufficient vitamin D which increases their risk of cancer and other diseases. Sunlight is the major source of vitamin D. Only small amounts are obtained in foods such as eggs, butter or margarine, meat, some breakfast cereals and oily fish. Vitamin D supplements do not provide enough extra vitamin if taken at the usually recommended levels.
So... grab a loved one and take a long walk in the Sun and soak up the rays of life.
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Making Wishes Come True
You are never given a wish
without also being given the power to make it come true.
The achievement of your goal is assured
the moment you commit yourself to it.
If you have the desire, you have the power to attain it.
You can have anything you want in life
if you will sacrifice everything else for it.
Your dreams can come true if you pursue them.
Where there's a will, there's a way.
Finding Your Fitness Level
Here's a quick and easy way to estimate your fitness level. This was developed by Kasari and is gives you a fitness score that is indicative of aerobic fitness.
Calculate your fitness score by multiplying your score for each category (score = intensity x duration x frequency). For example if you walked at a moderately heavy intensity for 40 minutes, five days per week, you would multiply 3 x 4 x 4. Your fitness score would be 48 and your fitness level would be "fair."
5 Sustained heavy breathing and perspiration
4 Intermittent heavy breathing and perspiration
3 Moderately heavy
1 Light (slow, easy walking)
4 Over 30 minutes
3 20 to 30 minutes
2 10 to 20 minutes
1 Under 10 minutes
5 Daily or almost daily
4 3 to 5 times per week
3 1 to 2 times per week
2 A few times per month
1 Less than once per month
SCORE FITNESS LEVEL
80 to 100 High
60 to 79 Very good
40 to 59 Fair
20 to 39 Poor
Under 20 Very Poor
If your score is where you'd like it to be, great, keep up the good work. If your fitness level is not where you'd like it to be, get movin'!
When you are exercising don't forget to drink plenty of water! What I suggest is adding the juice of half a lemon or 4 tablespoons of unsweetened cranberry juice to 32 ounces of water with a sprinkle of Steviva Brand Stevia Powder . Aside from being less than 2 carbs, you will get the health benefits that the stevia provides along with the vitamin C and electrolytes that lemon have. You can substitute limes for lemons if you get bored. Click here to order stevia powder.
This information and other information on this site is intended for general reference purposes only and is not intended to address specific medical conditions. This information is not a substitute for professional medical advice or a medical exam. Prior to participating in any exercise program or activity, you should seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health professional. No information on this site should be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any medical condition.
Doing Our Best Work
Roles of Support
In the great symphony of life, we all have important roles to play. While some people are best suited to be conductors or soloists, their contributions would be diminished considerably without the individual musicians that lend their artistry to the fullness of an orchestra. The magical accents of the percussion section might sound random and out of place without the music they accompany. But any one member of an orchestra, doing less than their best at their particular part, can destroy the harmony of the whole piece, such is their importance. So although we may not receive the same amount or quality of attention as another, all of our contributions are valuable and integral to the success of the whole.
When we do our tasks well, we infuse them with our unique energy, making each act a gift. Each of our personalities and talents are suited to different roles of support. Even leaders and star performers support others in their own way. We can look around us at any moment to see that while we nurture some people with our work, others are supporting us with their gifts. Doing any job from this place within us allows us to do our part with humility and gratitude, while also learning lessons that move us steadily toward our goals.
When we can be fully present in every job that we do, we bring the fullness of our bodies, minds and spirits to the moment. Our contribution is enhanced by the infusion of our talents and abilities, and when we give them willingly, they attract the right people and circumstances into our experience. Anything we do begrudgingly limits the flow of our energy and closes us off from the good that is available to us in every situation. But by giving the best in us to make the world around us better, we open ourselves to receive the best from the universe in return.
Sugar Free Low Glycemic Cream Cheese Pastry
Carbs Per Serving: 2.3 g
Prep Time:<45 minutes
Skill Level: Easy
3 Eggs -- Room Temp - Reserve 1/2 Yolk For Filling
¼ Tsp. Cream Of Tartar
¼ Cup Steviva Brand Stevia Blend
1 Tsp. Cinnamon
3 Tbs. Ricotta Cheese
4 Ounces Cream Cheese
½ Egg Yolk Reserved From Pastry
¼ Cup Steviva Brand Stevia Blend or a dash of Steviva Brand Stevia Powder
¼ Tsp. Vanilla
Separate eggs carefully,reserving 1/2 yolk for the filling.
Whip whites till very stiff with cream of tartar.
Mix the remaining yolks, cinnamon, cheese and Steviva Brand Stevia Blend until smooth.
Fold yolk mixture into beaten whites and portion into 6 mounds on a buttered cookie sheet, make make an indentation in the of each roll to hold filling.
Microwave cream cheese until soft enough to stir into a smooth pasty consistency.
Add remaining ingredients to cream cheese and stir until smooth.
Fill each roll on the cookie sheet with filling.
Bake 40 minutes in a 300 degree oven. Bake until golden brown
Total Calories: 587
Calories Per Serving: 97.83
Total Fat: 41.1g
Saturated Fat: 20.8g
Total Carbohydrates: 14g
Carbohydrates Per Serving: 2.3g
Dietary Fiber: 0.0g
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