A thousand apologies to my regular readers or visitors of my blog for being insensitive about the need to update my blog periodically so that you can read or digest something for your health or whats-not.
To be frank, as an owner of several blogs and coupled with my slowness to improve my health after my major triple heart bypass surgery 18 months ago, it really affected me in a huge way when it comes to writing articles for my blog. My concentration level had dropped tremendously as I gets tired easily. Lately my eye gets dryer and tired even after 2 hours online. What I suspected most is that my medication is the real “culprit”. Have you any similar experiences?
My main concern for this blog is more on the communication aspect because each time an article was posted, there rarely is any feedback or comment from the visitors. Without it, there is no way of knowing whether my article sucks or is acceptable to the readers. What surprises me is that I have an average of 20 subscribers daily even though I had not posted any article for the past 2 months. Are these legitimate subscribers or Spammers? I have no answer!
It’s been almost a fortnight after New Year 2013 and after a month of solid holidaying with sumptous meals and drinks in between Christmas and New Year Day Celebration, I am sure many people have actually put on a considerable amount of weight to their body.
My apology to all my visitors here who have been following me for some times and also to those who were referred here. I was “distracted” like any other people with challenges and had been trying to rectify it ever since.
During these period of time, my waistline increases by 2 inches and my health deteriorate a little due to lack of exercise, taking lesser supplements and most critical of all, not getting enough sleep due to anxiety and lack of concentration. All a NO-NO in life to be healthy!
Stress effects are not limited to mental pressure and strains that one faces in daily life but they are extended to the bodily pain and energy constraints. Today’s busy schedule makes one to experience excessive mental pressure, worries, tension and anxiety that disturb the normal lifestyle and habits. Stress usually happens when an external consequence affect one’s mind that exceeds their tolerance capacity causing strain in thinking and congested in mind with a mild pain.
Our human body is an intelligent piece of mechanism that is able to function on its own and yet it requires each organ to carry out its own special role.
As the human body is not a machine, it is natural that it need to rest. It can only happens when we are asleep. As such we must not neglect it by failing to have proper or sufficient rest or they will crumble and cause health challenges.
Forty-two percent of Americans eat fast food at least every other day. People consume more calories and receive less nutrition at drive-in counter at junk food restaurants than in any other meal situation. Perhaps fast food can be a small part of a healthy eating plan, but most people simply eat way too much of these stuff.
According to a recent article in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, Americans’ overindulgence in junk food and drive-in restaurants implies that nearly half of the US population is eating junk food three times or more each week! This report reveals that young people, between 10 to 39 years old, eat the most fast food. In the past, such adolescents have only eaten fast food about twice weekly. Fast food consumption is on the rise!
What effect does this have on overall diet? Children, adolescents and adults who consume junk food consistently eat far less fruit, vegetables, dairy and legumes than those who avoid the junk food restaurants all together. Fast food eaters chow down on more fried foods (french fries?) and slurp down more sugary soft drinks (Large size?). More fast food means that consumption of calories, saturated fat and sodium goes up, while intake of vitamin A, vitamin C, beta-carotene and fiber go down.