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We All Know this – True Words

This is very true in all walks of life be it your spouse, child, politician,lawyer, relative, you or me.

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Too Much Sitting? – A Deadly Mistake

Too much sitting doesn’t just put you at risk for bulging disc and tension headaches — it’s now considered as dangerous as smoking. You maybe able to avoid health problems because of too much sitting by exercising one hour a day.
Researchers found that at least an hour of moderate-level physical activity a day (things like cycling at about 10 mph or brisk walking) could cancel out the increased risk of death associated with a sedentary lifestyle.
Too much sitting is now linked to a host of diseases, including diabetes, certain cancers and heart disease. And get this: They now know about 300,000 cases of dementia could be prevented each year if everyone lived physically active lives.

I agree as I have seen my Mothers health deteriorate in a year, after she stopped going for walks each day. My Mother now sadly suffers from Dementure. Which trust me is very hard to watch.
Study suggests the World Health Organization’s guidelines of 150 minutes of physical activity per week is simply not enough for office workers or others who are chronic sitters.
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Granny Walks Great Dane

This is a few years old but it still makes me LOL

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DId You Know – 07/28/2014

 

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1. The average person walks close to 75,000 miles before reaching the age of 50.  The equivalent of five round trip flights from New York to London

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2. New Potatoes are low in starch so they are a good choice when steaming or boiling for dinner. Russet potatoes are high in starch and she fried they are less likely to absorb the cooking oil. So Russets for fries it is.

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3. In 1958 there was 41.7 million 50+ population. In 2014 it is now 108.7 million 50+ population.

Average monthly Social Security benefit  for the 50+- 1958 -$74 and in 2014 – $1,252

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An acre of hemp produces more paper than an acre of trees. Paper made from hemp lasts for centuries, compared to 25-80 years for paper made from wood pulp. The US Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper.

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For thousands of years, until 1883, hemp was the world’s largest agricultural crop, from which the majority of fiber, fabric, soap, lighting oil, paper, incense, and medicines were produced. In addition, it was a primary source of essential food oil and protein for humans and animals. Hemp seeds contain all the essential amino acids necessary for health. The oil from hemp seeds has the highest percentage of essential fatty acids and the lowest percentage of saturated fats.

To read more on this subject go to the source.

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5. Who drinks the most wine?

China produces the most grapes in the world but Spain, France and Italy produce the most wine. According to the International Organisations of Vine and Wine,  global wine consumption in 2012 was 6.4 billion gallons (243 million hectoliters), with the top ten consumer countries being –

France: 30.2 Mhl
USA: 29 Mhl
Italy: 22.6 Mhl
Germany: 20 Mhl
China: 17.8 Mhl
United Kingdom: 12.5 Mhl
Russia: 10.4 Mhl
Argentina: 10 Mhl
Spain: 9.3 Mhl
Australia: 5.4 Mhl

The most ardent wine drinkers hail from Luxembourg, at 13.2 gallons (50 litres) per capita per year. The French consume 12.7 gallons (48 litres) and the Portuguese 11.4 gallons (43 litres) per year.

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Poem Friday – I will spoil you for the special day of the year

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Tomorrow is my husbands birthday
I thought I would take this time to say

I love you and hope your special day brings you much joy
Because 56 years is a long way from being a boy

We have had lots of laughs and plenty of fun
Although I have been trying for years to get you go for walks and eventually run

If I succeeded with that, it sure would be a surprise you could say
Oh well I guess Rome was not built in a day

You are a special man to that I am proud
You have a great laugh which at times is exceptionally loud

You are protective of me and your special friends alike
You are confident and at times aggressive when on your bike

Champagne for breakfast and a little treat, you will enjoy, to be clear
Because I will spoil you for the special day of the year

Happy Birthday Dave

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Back in Aussie

Back online again. I am in Australia at the moment visiting my Grandkids and doing a bit of business.
I looked after my 95 year old Mother in NZ for two months while my brother was in Europe.
I had a good time with my Mother but I especially have a good time with her dog ‘Charlie’.
Every morning I would take Charlie round the township of Omokoroa (NZ). It was quite some walk and I was surprised how those little legs kept up. Some days she was up to it, some not so energetic but always with the rattle of the dog lead she would come running.
Here are some pictures of one of the walks we did. As you will see it is a spectacular walk with lots of greenery and lovely flowers, beach, and bush.
I miss her.

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Start of our walk
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coming out of bush after chasing rabbits

coming out of bush after chasing rabbits

Chasing rabbits

Chasing rabbits

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Are we done yet?

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Charlie meeting a friend on the beach

Charlie meeting a friend on the beach

Just had to stand in the Mud

Just had to stand in the Mud
back home more flowers in Mums garden

back home more flowers in Mums garden

back home, Lavender in Mums garden

back home, Lavender in Mums garden

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