There are lots of people talking about the state of our healthcare! The point is, “we aren’t in Kansas anymore Toto!” Gone are the days when we could completely rely on what our physician told us. Long past is the time that we can take their word for everything. The time has come that we must take our healthcare in our own hands. If we aren’t getting satisfactory answers, we need to do our own research. We must be persistent in finding diagnosis and remedies.
There is a group of dedicated exercise enthusiasts who are mentoring lots of folks in our city. Each year, the State of Franklin Track Club leads a group of beginning walkers/runners in a progressive training program, in preparation for the Crazy 8’s Road Race and the Eastman Rd. Race. The Crazy 8’s events, including the 8k race, the 3K Neil’s Walk, and the Little 8’s, Special 8s, and Crazy Mile are part of Fun Fest. These events drew 3,500 participants last year, and are expected to increase in numbers this year, with about that many people on the sidelines cheering them on
Okay, I have a quiz for you. It’s a health and fitness quiz that tests your knowledge of what’s current in exercise and diet. I like to stay up on what’s happening in the world, don’t you? So, why not be up on what is better for us to eat, drink, and fun ways to exercise? Some of the answers may surprise you.
An Harvard professor, David Edwards, has invented inhale-able chocolate. Le Whif’, as he calls it, made it’s debut at All Candy Expo, in Chicago. Edwards also assisted in developing inhale-able insulin, and is working on an inhale-able TB vaccine. He states that he believes that there will be a new way of eating in the future…by aerosol!
Working from ones home has many advantages. I’ve been a work from my home entrepreneur for years, so I can speak from experience of both the pros and the cons of it. Flexibility of schedule is the best! I put in many hours per week, but I can elect to work by day or by night. I can take the day off…any day, if I’m caught up.
But ladies, unlike having a mammogram to screen for breast cancer, or the pap smear for our cervix, Ovarian cancer has no real screening method. What it does provide, are its symptoms. The only guide available, and one we need to be more aware of. Now this doesn’t mean you need to panic! It simply means you need to be alert, and pay closer attention to things your body may be trying to tell you.
Researchers now believe that the use of sunscreens have increased the risk of developing skin cancer, and play a big role in many other cancers, such as prostate, and breast cancers.
You’ve prepared a delicious meal of meat and vegetables. It’s all very filling, but just a taste of something sweet would be the perfect way to top it off. Don’t turn off the grill just yet. You can grill your dessert!