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Funny Stories About Forgetting. It's Good to Laugh.

Funny Stories About Forgetting. It's Good to Laugh.

Recently, I wrote about a memory test you can take if you worried about forgetting things.

The topic must have struck a nerve, because it generated quite a few comments on social media.

His First Heart Attack Happened Before His Thirtieth Birthday

His First Heart Attack Happened Before His Thirtieth Birthday

Justin Faloon’s first heart attack happened June 1,1999, when he was only 29. He was lucky. He could have died, especially because he waited 20 minutes or more before dialing 911. That’s his primary message these days: never ever wait if you think you’re having a heart attack. Call for help immediately.

He remembers the day like it was yesterday. Read more ...

 

Why Sweet Potatoes Are Good for You and My Soup Recipe Is so Delicious

Why Sweet Potatoes Are Good for You and My Soup Recipe Is so Delicious
Why sweet potatoes are good for you
  • Rich in beta-carotene, which is an important antioxidant.
  • Low in sodium.
  • Very low in saturated fat and cholesterol.
  • High in fiber. High intakes of dietary fiber may help lower the risk for developing coronary heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity and certain gastrointestinal disorders.
  • Good source of vitamin B6, which helps break down homocysteine in the blood. Too much homocysteine is related to a higher risk of coronary heart disease, stroke and peripheral vascular disease.
  • Good source of potassium, which may help lower blood pressure.
  • Very good source of vitamin A, vitamin C and manganese.

Aerial Yoga: A whole new experience

If you've always wanted to fly through the air with the greatest of ease or hang upside down from a silk trapeze, you don't have to run away and join the circus. Read more ...

Tips on How to Stay on Track with Your New Year's Resolutions

Tips on How to Stay on Track with Your New Year's Resolutions

January is quickly coming to an end. How have you been doing with those New Year's resolutions you made? Need a little support?

Yesterday, I was a guest on MPBN Maine Calling. The topic was making and keeping healthy resolutions.

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Turn Bad Weight-Gaining Kitchen Habits into Good Ones

Turn Bad Weight-Gaining Kitchen Habits into Good Ones

I'm not too good at breaking bad habits. I just hate being told that I can't do something, even when I'm the one saying so. Take, for instance, eating between meals. Last spring I could no longer ignore the fact that none of my clothes fit. I got on the scales and saw that I had gained 10 pounds — no idea where they came from. Read more ...

 

Why Baby Boomers Should be Tested for Hepatitis C

Why Baby Boomers Should be Tested for Hepatitis C

Did you know that anyone can get hepatitis C, but baby boomers born between 1945 and 1965 are five times more likely to be infected? Of all the people in the United States who have hepatitis C, more than 75 percent were born during those years. The reason behind the high rate of infection among boomers isn't completely understood, but it's believed that most were exposed in the 1970s and 1980s, when hepatitis C rates were the highest. Read more ...