Sunday, November 27, 2011

Fun Sites and Things

Hi Everyone.  I've been finding some interesting things online, and thought I'd share a few of them with you.

Here's an amazing speech given by the 12 year old girl who silenced the world for 5 minutes.  She was addressing a UN meeting on the issue of the environment.  I think I want her to be our next president.

Have you ever heard of the website called, "Pinterest"?  It's really cool.  You can "pin" ideas that interest you, onto your (virtual) board, and keep it for future reference, or share it with others.  Check it out, there are so many creative ideas, fun recipes, cool sayings, and photographs. My daughter Mindy showed me this website.  Watch out, you might get hooked!

One might argue that those two sites have nothing to do with wellness, but I personally feel that pretty much everything can be related to one of the six areas of a healthy and happy individual:  personal, mental, physical, social, intellectual and ethical wellness.  It's all about the holistic approach to self-improvement.

That being said, here are a few more tidbits to share:

Some people think that the time of day at which they eat has something to do with how much weight they'll gain or lose.  Weight gain and loss has to do with the basic calories in/calories out balance.  So, if you haven't had your day's worth of calories before a certain time, it doesn't really matter if you eat those calories later in the day.  Trying to get to sleep on a full stomach, however, might be a problem...

For good health, eat more cinnamon!  Research has shown that cinnamon can help reduce blood sugar, cholesterol, and triglycerides in people with Type 2 Diabetes.  So, it must be good for everyone, right?  Try adding approximately 1 teaspoon of cinnamon daily to your food choices, especially oatmeal, yogurt, peanut butter, smoothies, pancakes, French toast, and even coffee.  Or, try adding cinnamon to the top of sweet potatoes, carrots, chicken, beef or pork.

That's all folks!  Do you have any fun sites or health tips to share?  I'd love to hear them. 

Wishing you wellness,

Mary R.

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