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July 9, 2007

Newsletter 7-09-07

Filed under: newsletter — seniorgeek @ 8:17 pm combines the best of both contemporary and classic quotations collections into a searchable database of over 87,000 entries, the largest of its kind ever compiled. You can also find dictionary, encyclopedia, thesaurus, quotations, and English language usage items here too.

The USDA has an interesting site on nutrition. It covers, what is in food, weight management, shopping cooking and meal planning, dietary supplements, and food assistance programs just to name a few areas provide here. Just remember it is sponsored by the US Gov so take the information accordingly. <grin>

From the site on children’s health, “These guidelines (topics) are intended to help you determine how sick your child is and if you need to call your child’s doctor. Their second purpose is to help you treat your child at home when it is safe to do so. “ It look to be a good resource find out the how, and what of how sick you child might be. Definitely worth a look.

Continuing with the health theme…
WebMD always has great information on just about everything medical. This section covers dealing with emergencies. It is always best to read this section now because in an emergency you do not have time log in and find what you need. Be sure to bookmark this in case you need fast access.
Some of the topics they cover in the emergency area are: bleeding, chest pain, cuts, confusion, head injury, poisoning, shock, stroke, and much more.

There are 1,440 minutes in every day. Schedule 30 of them for physical activity!
Regular exercise is a critical part of staying healthy. People who are active live longer and feel better. Exercise can help you maintain a healthy weight. It can delay or prevent diabetes, some cancers and heart problems.
Most adults need at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity at least five days per week. Examples include walking briskly, mowing the lawn, dancing, swimming for recreation or bicycling. Stretching and weight training can also strengthen your body and improve your fitness level.
The key is to find the right exercise for you. If it is fun, you are more likely to stay motivated. You may want to walk with a friend, join a class or plan a group bike ride. If you’ve been inactive for awhile, use a sensible approach and start out slowly.

While you are visiting the NIH, check out this section of ‘Interactive Health Tutorials.’
The tutorials listed below are interactive health education resources from the Patient Education Institute. Using animated graphics each tutorial explains a procedure or condition in easy-to-read language. You can also listen to the tutorial.

“Wisdom will multiply your days and add years to your life.”


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