Mahatma Gandhi said, “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” This rings true. It’s not always easy to move beyond hurtful feelings when someone has wronged you. But, research shows practicing forgiveness has many benefits.
The strength of forgiveness:
First line of defense
Your skin blocks germs from getting into your body; there’s a layer over your eye, the cornea, and linings of your lungs, digestive system and other organs that block germs from getting into your bloodstream. A cut, sore or burn can make an opening for germs to get in and infect you.
besides Washing your hands, Sweat, tears, and mucus flush away germs and also contain enzymes that kill bacteria.
Throughout your body, The lymphatic system collects waste like dead cells and germs. When it has too much waste the nodes swell.
When you’re born, your body has everything it needs to defend itself against germs and infection. As you get older your immune system learns other ways to protect you. Our bodies can build up immunities if you are only exposed to small amount of antigens, like from a cold, virus or a vaccine.
Your white blood cells are natural killer cells. They attach to the first signs of abnormal cells... anything from virus to cancer cells.
organs such as your spleen, tonsils, adenoids, appendix are also part of the lymph system.
The takeaway: the main thing to remember is that your body has its own defense system for many different disorders and invaders you may happen upon.
An interesting encounter
While driving out of the subdivision of my son's neighborhood in Huntsville, AL, I caught a glimpse of someone in trouble from the corner of my eye. An elderly woman was lying on the ground with another person kneeling beside her.
The lady on the ground (Mrs. E) had been working in her garden and had fallen. Her petite neighbor was attempting to get her up. We decided to try together to lift her, but the neighbor was pulling on one arm. I asked her to stop while I positioned myself behind Mrs. E. I asked the neighbor to stand by as I hooked my arms under the fallen lady's armpits. I dug my feet into the ground and pushed with my thighs, trying to pull her up. IT WAS NOT EASY, but she started moving and setting her feet under her as I stood her up. The neighbor wanted to know what to do and I asked her to give Mrs. E something to hang onto. She offered a long handled digging tool and Mrs. E grabbed it to steady herself.
After all was said and done, I drove away thinking, "how did I do that???" Mrs. E is 91 years old and considerably larger than I am. I can only attribute the needed strength to my regular participation in Pennie's fitness class. I would never have had the ability to do that if I hadn't been working out with the hips of Anytime Fitness. 😊💪
Preventive measures are worth the investment... mindset, physical activity, sleep, nutrients, stress management.
Paying for a cure is expensive... Burden on the family, obesity, medicine, yucky symptoms, germs, side effects, pain and disease.
Exercise is an important part of healthy living for everyone, however, for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) exercise is not only healthy, but a vital component to maintaining balance, mobility and daily living activities, along with a potential neuroprotective effect. The Parkinson’s Foundation Quality Improvement Imitative studied exercise as part a Parkinson's Outcomes Project study.
Light bulb moment!
low fat sour cream.
low fat flavored yogurt
any variety of flavorings
a yummy way to serve fresh fruit
live and active cultures
saves waste & fridge space.
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fork over knives
In the last year or so,
the three of us have down-sized our meat intake.
yes, it has been a big change, especially coming from the Deep South , but we did it gradually.
during that time, we've implemented meatless Mondays...
got a few frowns at first.
now, they are on board and I've got to say that having a slab of meat on my plate is not appealing to me.
we agree that totally eliminating dairy and meat from our diet is probably not going to happen.
However, tapering back has been relatively easy and painless.
taking small steps toward health... we can do it!
check my website for more inspiration.
PHIT America uses Worldometers as our resource for
"The Cost of Inactivity In the USA is Rising".
Here is how Worldometers calculates this cost:
Financial Cost of Physical Inactivity
Reduction in the occurrence
of cardiovascular diseases
(in particular, but not limited to,
coronary artery disease), stroke, and type 2 diabetes achieved in those who undertake physical activity
(defines as a minimum of 2.5 hours
of brisk walking per week,
equivalent to 30 minutes per day for 5 days)
is estimated at approximately 30%
Costs of cardiovascular diseases and stroke:
$320.1 billion per year
Costs of type 2 diabetes:
over $300 billion per year
over $3 trillion
More than 75% of medical care costs
is due to
Physical inactivity contributes to
8% of deaths
from chronic conditions.