Friday, February 29, 2008

Feeling Tired? Exercise a little!

Yes! What a wonderful article, it's so true when I remember it :) (like today, I didn't!)


Feeling tired? Exercise a little

Fri Feb 29, 2008 2:54pm EST

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Couch potatoes who complain they are tired all the time have an easy solution -- a little light exercise.

Regular, low-intensity workouts such as a leisurely stroll can boost energy levels by 20 percent and decrease fatigue by 65 percent, a team at the University of Georgia found.

"Too often we believe that a quick workout will leave us worn out, especially when we are already feeling fatigued," Tim Puetz, who helped conduct the study, said in a statement.

"However, we have shown that regular exercise can actually go a long way in increasing feelings of energy, particularly in sedentary individuals."

Puetz and a team led by Patrick O'Connor at the university's Exercise Psychology Laboratory studied 36 people who did not exercise regularly and who said they were always fatigued.

They were divided into three groups. One did 20 minutes of moderately intense exercise on an exercise bike three times a week for six weeks, the second did similar workouts but at a much more leisurely pace and the third did no exercise.

The low- and moderate-intensity groups had a 20 percent increase in energy levels over the non-exercisers, the researchers reported in the journal Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics.

To their surprise, the researchers found the low-intensity group reported better reduction in fatigue than those who worked out harder.

"It could be that moderate-intensity exercise is too much for people who are already fatigued and that might contribute to them not getting as great an improvement as they would had they done the low-intensity exercise," O'Connor said in a statement.

"A lot of people are overworked and not sleeping enough," he said. "Exercise is a way for people to feel more energetic. There's a scientific basis for it and there are advantages to it compared to things like caffeine and energy drinks."

Many studies have shown that exercise can boost energy, especially over time. O'Connor's team published a report in 2006 showing that exercise can reduce fatigue in patients with cancer, heart disease and other medical problems. This study looked at people whose fatigue did not seem to be associated with any medical condition.

(Reporting by Maggie Fox; Editing by Bill Trott)

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Starship Kimchi

Need I say more? Information Here

Friday, February 22, 2008

Becoming Healthy

I thought this was a great article about how to make small changes over a long time to make big life changes!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Order your own food bars!

Check this out!

This is my dream!  They are expensive to order, but I have lots of ideas now to make my own!


I thought this was interesting (and funny).  Don't worry faithful (Northern American) readers - I continue to follow Jesus, not Elisabeth Elliot. 

    It is not difficult to imagine, in certain moods and settings, that we love people. We may feel expansive and good-natured for a variety of reasons--our own good health or digestion, for example, or beautiful weather, comfortable circumstances, nice folks doing nice things for us. The Bible is a sword that cuts through mere sentiment. It tells us that the accurate test of our love for God's children is obedience to God.

    "By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey His commandments"
    (1 Jn 5:2 RSV). It is an objective test, not a subjective one. Love as the Bible defines it is perceptible through action rather than through mere feeling. It is not, as Eric Alexander of Scotland put it, a "glandular condition."

- A Lamp for my Feet

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Question of the Day

When wearing long (thermal) underwear does one wear real underwear?



I have been on the Asbury campus and even know people who went there, so I feel experienced enough to be able to post this :)

Thursday, February 14, 2008


Interesting and Encouraging Article

I haven't read "Nickel and Dimed" by Barbara Ehrenreich, but have heard of it and always wanted to read it.  I thought this was a really inspiring article though!  Spend less, save more - genius :)