This post is about excess, excess that is for the good.–
Every day or so the New York Times includes an article about how to live longer. In the exercise area, one is advised to walk and avoid impact on joints. You could harm yourself.
I don’t like to be cajoled about limits. Threats are thrown around. Do these cautions sound familiar: “you can have long term damage. High-impact exercise winds up doing as much harm as good. “You can’t be pounding your joints with marathons and pumping iron. You’ll never see me doing CrossFit.” Instead stick to activities like biking, yoga and, yes, walking. (New York Times)
There are places where many people live to be 100 years old. The places are called “Blue Zones”. It turns out that walking is a popular mode of transport in the Blue Zones, too — particularly on the sun-splattered slopes of Sardinia, Italy, where many of those who make it to 100 are shepherds who devote the bulk of each day to wandering the hills and treating themselves to sips of red wine. https://www.ted.com/talks/dan_buettner_how_to_live_to_be_100?language=en
Dan Buettner: How to live to be 100+
Are you or any of your friends sheep herders? Instead of shlepping around sheep why not try weight training? Here’s my home-made 4 lb. weight made from a bike inner-tube filled with sand. Included in my workout routine are excess stretches, contorting my wrists behind my back. Then when a fall brings me down, my wrists will be flexible and I will not (B’H) fracture one. More on this on future post.
This email (letter) was forwarded to me:
I believe that the first thank you letter was written in English and the second one perhaps was translated into Hebrew and then back to English. I feel that the thanks are excessive, for all I did was post Esther’s request her medication to a few servers and look how a small mitzvah blossomed. Then again, there is no such thing as a small mitzvah.
With HaShem’s help and your thoughtful kindness , my letter requesting Ibrance pills found its way to every corner of the world. I was humbled by your overwhelming love and concern.
Medicine and good wishes poured in, and a powerful lobby materialized to petition the drug company on my behalf. The result is that I am now on Pfizer’s compassionate use program. Extra pills will be used here by other cancer patients in need of Ibrance.
The appeal also reached the ears of many members of the Israeli government and we pray that the increased awareness of this drug’s importance will hasten its acceptance onto the list of drugs provided free to cancer patients in Israel.
On a personal level you have given me life and hope. There can be no the greater gift.
Please pass this message on to everyone you know who reached out their hand to help.
May you and your families always enjoy good health.
With heartfelt thanks,
Praise and thanksgiving to God and thanks to the kindness and caring of all of my application I needed the drug reached all corners of the world . Your love and your concerns shocked and moved me .
Love also cure and many wishes for health and flooded us . Immense pressure and intelligent pharmaceutical company operated on me, thanks to you by a group linked to receiving the letter . As a result I am now getting the drug from Pfizer as part of the compassion they run .
Excess of drug pills Ibrance Women received will be used more in need of medication .
Application and our efforts came to the ears of the relevant people in government and we pray that the new ads that will lead to an understanding of the importance of this drug is included in the basket will be provided free soon and cancer patients in need of medication .
On a personal note – You gave me hope and life . There is no greater gift and I thank you for the depths of my heart .
Please passed on to all those who extended a helping hand .
You and your family will always know just health .
Never underestimate the importance of water in the diet.
On Water and Aspirin from the Mayo Clinic.
MAYO CLINIC – 1-DRINKING WATER-For the average person 8 glasses/per day is the minimum. If one is unable to drink that much because of illness, then it can be reduced and taken between meals.
How many folks do you know who say they don’t want to drink anything before going to bed because they’ll have to get up during the night.
Why do people need to urinate so much at night time?
Gravity holds water in the lower part of your body when you are upright (legs swell). When you lie down and the lower body (legs and etc) seeks level with the kidneys, it is then that the kidneys remove the water because it is easier. I knew you need your minimum water to help flush the toxins out of your body.
Drinking water at a certain time maximizes its effectiveness on the body: 2 glasses of water after waking up – helps activate internal organs.
1 glass of water 30 minutes before a meal – helps digestion.
1 glass of water before taking a bath – helps lower blood pressure.
1 glass of water before going to bed – avoids stroke or heart attack.
I can also add to this… that water at bed time will also help prevent night time leg cramps. Your leg muscles are seeking hydration when they cramp and wake you up with a Charlie horse.
2. Aspirin lasts a really long time in your medicine chest; for years. (when it gets old, it smells like vinegar).
Something that we can do to help ourselves – nice to know. Bayer is making crystal aspirin to dissolve instantly on the tongue. They work much faster than the tablets swallow them with a bit of water.