Advice from my Doctor…


East Texas Number ONE in sick people.
A Doctor in East Texas said, “People are “NOT” STAYING HOME, if they are sick!”
It’s Common Sense but some people “Forget or Ignore it!”
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Volunteering Lessens Depression & Extends Life


A warm glow and sense of connection aren’t all you get from volunteering: It can improve your mental health and help you live longer too. A leading researcher explains why.

Most of us know that if we eat our fruit and veggies, exercise often, and avoid smoking, we have a better chance of living longer and healthier lives. But your doctor may not have told you there’s a link between volunteering and health. Published recently in BMC Public Health, the paper finds that volunteering is associated with lower depression, increased well-being, and a 22 percent reduction in the risk of dying.

But there’s more… Go Here for the Story.

Build Confidence as you Lift More and More

Build Confidence as you Lift More and More

An Exercise For You: Begin by standing on a comfortable surface, where you have plenty of room at each side.

With a 5-lb potato bag in each hand, extend your arms straight out from your sides and hold the there as long as you can. Try to reach a full minute, and then relax.

Each day you’ll find that you can hold this position for just a bit longer.

After a couple of weeks, move up to 10-lb potato bags. Then try 50-lb potato bags and eventually try to get to where you can lift a 100-lb potato bag in each hand and hold your arms straight for more than a few minutes. (I’m at this level)

After you feel confident at that level, put a potato in each bag.

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Doctor sings Happy Birthday to every newborn

Tune Up and join the chorus!

The rest of the story…

“Andrew-Jaja, of Magee Womens Hospital of UPMC has delivered thousands and thousands of babies, but he welcomes each of them into the world, with a beautiful song,” the hospital  says in an intro to a cute video it posted. “From “Happy Birthday,” to “It’s a Wonderful World,” he inherited the tradition from his mentor and he has even delivered a father and son! Dr. Andrew-Jaja delights in the special bond he creates with each and every one of the babies he delivers.”

“Coincidentally, Dr. Andrew-Jaja’s mantra is, “Confront every encounter with a smile on your face and a song in your heart,” and it is one he certainly seems to bring to life,” the hospital says.

From LifeNews

Be Good To Your Body

place to liveBe Good To Your Body

We all have those days that we don’t want to work out even though we know we should.   When you need a little motivation, look no further.  Here are some good reasons you shouldn’t skip your workout today.

Because it makes you feel confident

  • Because it helps you get stronger
  • Because exercise helps combat depression
  • Because you want to move forward, not backward
  • Because it improves your heart health
  • Because it prevents diabetes
  • Because you want to be a good example to your kids
  • Because you want to feel good in your clothes
  • Because it reduces back pain
  • Because it strengthens your bones
  • Because it helps you lose weight
  • Because it helps you de-stress
  • Because it’s cheaper than therapy
  • Because you are capable of more than you ever imagined
  • Because it keeps your mind sharp
  • Because it helps you sleep better at night
  • Because it gives you energy
  • Because you want to stay healthy as you age
  • Because it boosts your immune system
  • Because it reduces your health care costs
  • Because it’ll give your skin a glow
  • Because it reduces your blood pressure
  • Because you’re tired of being tired
  • Because you’re not a quitter
  • Because it improves your cholesterol
  • Because it boosts your metabolism
  • Because you want to be stronger than your excuses