Wednesday, 19 September 2007

Wagons and Bruising

Hmmm, there was some bruising this weekend. I fell off the wagon. Damn. Drank a whole buncha pop. *creak* That's me climbing back on.

but I've been taking my vitamin d....

Thursday, 13 September 2007

Are You Taking Your Sunshine?

It appears that vitamin D decrease your chances of dying by about 7%. While that does not seem like a lot, it is statistically significant. In simple terms, you are likely to live about another 5.7 years.

The cancer rates for breast and bowel cancer diminish. As do the mortality rates from diabetes and cardiovascular disease. These diseases account for 60-70% of deaths in developed countries.

You should be taking 400IU-1000IU daily of vitamin D. This varies because people in northern climates do not get as much sun exposure as those that live in warmer climates.

Tuesday, 11 September 2007

How's it Going?

So far, I have decreased my pop consumption by a lot. Avoiding it completely is not something I really want to do, but decrease it? That I can and have done. With no real problems. So I shall continue with it for a while until I decide on the next step....

Thursday, 6 September 2007

Damaging to your life.

This is more a general post on health rather than an installment on my progress. Progress is pretty much the same as it was last time.Middle of the road.

However, today I read that repeated head trauma may have contributed to the sad events that lead up to the end of Chris Benoit's life. It appears that he had serious brain damage. It is postulated that repeated blows to the head damaged his brain which eventually lead to his becoming mentally unbalanced.

This makes sense, as wrestlers are repeatedly hit in the head with fists, chairs and other objects. Furthermore, most wrestlers continue to wrestle, even while injured. This would result in the injury not healing up the way it should.

It is a wonder that more wrestlers don't become seriously unbalanced.

Monday, 3 September 2007

Morew on the Topic of Soda

Apparently our bodies compensate for the low-cal food. Such as diet soda. It seems for each can of diet soda (as compared to regular soda) the risk of becoming overweight is 11% higher!(41% compared to 30%) In addition, if you are worried about the aspartame in diet soda, you have to drink around 20 cans in a day for it to be an issue.

So, if we drink diet soda, in an effort to keep a lid on our weight, then we may actually be doing the opposite and increasing our weight. In addition, this appears to apply to any low-calorie food. We think we are fooling our body, but in actuality, we are sabotaging our efforts. All unknowingly, but still, there it is.

So the diet industry is actually making the problem worse. We should not be eating special low cal foods. We should be eating normal, healthy food. As in fruits, vegetables and other normal foods. In proper portion sizes.



Sunday, 2 September 2007

Been Awhile

Oops. Already my intention to do daily posts has fallen flat.
So, I am sure everyone is intensely curious to know how it went. I made it to Friday. Not Saturday. Still, that's an improvement. I shall attempt to build on that.

In my last post I was musing on the whole craving/exercise thing. Turns out the problem wasn't craving becasue I hadn't exercised. I was under-feeding myself! In my zeal to be healthy and my pin-point focus on soda, I was not eating enough. So I was hungry. Which I would say is a wee bit different from having a craving.

The lesson? Don't starve yourself! So I will need to pay attention to how much I am eating as well as what. Seems like an obvious thing in retrospect. Duh.

Next week we will be climbing back on the wagon. I think I will simply try to not drink soda on days I am working. It will be an easy way to remember.

We shall see how it goes.