LAYER UP, and keep the ears warm. A pair of warm gloves is in order.
Find these super healthy foods in the produce-frozen food- and canned goods sections.m My last choice is canned foods- too much sodium and salt mostly to add shelf life.
My research staff says “Frozen veggies are as healthy as fresh.
Nuts, including peanuts are more than a good snack. They are a serious high protein food that may reduce death from a bunch of Illness and Chronic disease. Treating Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, diabetes, cancer and heart problems is a TRILLION DOLLAR Business. Health and Wellness is growing fast and furious. Social Media is releasing hard data at an expeditious rate.
My staff has instructed me to eat NUTS every day.
It works for me
Summer just changed to Fall and that is a big deal. Major change is a major problem because our lazy brain gets in a twitter and fights tooth and nail to stay the same.
My first major problem was the clocks. The smartphone, IPad, and laptop did the “fall back” automatically. I pushed the dang buttons on the bedroom clock and finally got it right. I ignored the coffeepot clock and the truck clock button still does not work so it will stay wrong until Spring. I am ashamed that my new smart wrist GPS step counter and time teller is still wrong and maybe I can get one of the grandkids to push the right stuff to reset it over Thanksgiving.
Enough fussing about the newfangled stuff. Let’s get to the serious walking business. This is the time of year that gets dark sooner and stays dark longer, and now when must brush up on walking with SAFETY FIRST LAST AND ALWAYS.
It is the time of year to show out, be the center of attention, and “steal the show. Wear the brightest orange, yellow, or red reflective, blinking, weird, attention grabbing, stuff you can safely walk or run in. Drivers do not expect you, so you are responsible to make sure they see you. Dawn and twilight are warning words to walkers, because drivers have vision problems with the rising and setting sun.
Some of us walk on roads with no sidewalks. Stay on the side of the road facing traffic. Always be alert to take evasive action. Walkers do not do well in head-on encounters with cars and trucks.
Be aware of bikers and fast runners. Here are the “rules of the game”. Bike riders approaching from behind should holler “passing on right/left” and maybe ring a bell. Not all bike riders or fast runners know the rules. A walker’s job is to listen, move to single file and be careful. Bike and walker collisions can result in busted bones and head injuries and remember, you are not wearing a helmet. If you are not on a sidewalk or a wide bike lane, it is a good idea to walk in a single file.
I need to warn you that it is not a good idea to mess with your smartphone or GPS when walking. I have had two close calls this week. I must quit doing something stupid.
Look both ways before crossing any street. Some towns have controlled intersections and it is a good idea to cross at pedestrian crossing lights. Drivers and bikers may have a green light but don’t expect you to be in the crosswalk. Make eye contact, wave and smile. It is your job to be seen.
If you walk with a pet, use a short leash, and teach them to leash walk. Pets like to show out.
Be aware out there. Use places used by other walkers, runners, and bikers. Pick well lighted areas especially when the clock falls back. If somebody looks suspicious, change your course, or go into a busy building. Sometimes if I got a bad feeling, I take my walking stick. Make the bad folks pick another target.
This is great time of year to start the Brisk Walking Habit. Be happy and safe.
When walking where there are no sidewalks WALK FACING THE TRAFFIC SINGLE FILE MAKE SURE YOU’RE SEEN
BEEFITBOB THINK TANK
As we enter the season for eating too much stuff, let us do some serious thinking. This will require the use of the brain, the gut (belly) and the mind. So, shut off the negative crap on CNN and Fox, get comfy and read this heavy stuff. It just might extend your life.
The BRAIN is an organ of soft tissue stuffed in the skull. From birth, it is fed with sensations, emotions, attitudes, and information. It does not know right from wrong, or good from bad. It is like a massive computer that processes a bunch data. It does not like changing that data. If you are a right hander, write left handed for one hour. That brain will fight you all the way. It will send alerts to the gut that could give you headaches, hemorrhoids and heart burn. You will get stressed out.
TheGUT is a series of tubes that start at your mouth, and end at your butt. It is a massive network of organs, chemicals, hormones, tubes and sensors that keep us blowing and going. It requires two fuels, water and food. It requires us to do two functions, motion and sleep. We have feelings in our gut. If we are short of water, the gut tells the brain it is thirsty. We make a choice. We can put a sugar drink or water into the mouth. The brain has data that says too much sugar causes obesity and a major cause of sugar diabetes is sugar drinks. You or others will make the choice.
The gut tells the brain it is hungry and would like a snack. Get a raw almond, chew it good, wash it down with water. This will satisfy the brain. Learn to trust your gut. When you eat and drink bad stuff, your gut warns you. You or others will make the choice.
And now we will talk and think about the MIND. It is the part of us that thinks, dreams, makes sense out of chaos, and puts the brain and gut into action. It is very easy to ignore the mind. Billions of dollars are spent by others to control our minds. We are losing the battle of obesity. Brain doctors say negative thoughts are 10 times more powerful than positive thoughts.
Using the mind is not automatic. Every one of us must make a choice to use it on not for some of the time or all the time.
Here are two things that work for me. I take advice about my health only from people who walk the talk. I make my own choices about my health and wellness
Use your mind and trust your gut. It is a good choice. Stop accepting sickness, illness and chronic disease as a way of life, and change to a happy healthy life style.