Vomitting

There is nothing that makes my stomach turn as much as someone puking . . . whether it be a kid or a pet.  It’s the smell.  I can’t stand it.  Just call me a sympathy puker!

Dog

Barf-o-rama

Do you remember the barf-o-rama scene in the movie Stand By Me?  I nearly puked watching that, LOL.  Why, because it’s disgusting!

There’s actually been research done on things like this.  It’s been shown that with some behaviors, your some of your brain is processing not only when you’re doing the activity, but when you’re watching it.  Perhaps that’s why I want to barf on the dirty carpet when I see my dog do it! Continue reading Vomitting

Chest Pains

If you’re having chest pains, don’t drive yourself to the hospital.

I heard about someone the other day that was having chest pains and drove himself to the hospital.  I thought, what the heck.  Not only are you putting your own life in jeopardy, you’re putting others on the road at risk.

I think every article that I’ve ever read that talks about chest pains mentions to not drive.  Why do so many folks still do it?

Seems like common sense.  Maybe it’s the overwhelming fear and reluctance of riding in an ambulance or your neighbors seeing you with a problem?  I don’t know.  Just don’t do it people.

 

According to the BMI chart, I’m too short

I’m so hungry I can eat a plate.  Well, not really.  I’ve been dieting and exercising a lot lately.  Insanity workout program and it’s pretty legit.  The first week was rough, I’m not going to lie.  But, I’ve been able to power through to improve my health.  I want to be able to see my grandchildren grow up as my grandparents did.

I really felt like I was on a collision course with heart disease or diabetes, like so many Americans these days.  I would drink 3-4 sodas a day and have sweets throughout the day.  Nearly turning 40, I was packing on the pounds and just not feeling very well.  About 6 years ago I ran the Honolulu Marathon and felt like I was in the best shape of my life.  That all changed after I accomplished that great goal.  I got lazy, stopped exercising, and really ate like crap.  I started feeling embarrassed when I looked at pictures of myself and knew that I needed to do something different.

That something different happened one evening over a couple beers with my buddy.  He challenged me to do Insanity with him.  Kind of like a peer pressure idea (and it sounded like a great idea after a few beers).  We wouldn’t workout together.  Just be held accountable to do it each day.  Well, I got hooked.  I finished up the 9 week program and started another round yesterday.  Coupled with a great diet (and no soda), I’m down 16 pounds and feel really good about myself.

Why should you care?  Take a look in the mirror, assess your health, and really critique how you’re feeling.  Do you feel tired or out of energy?  Are those pants fitting a little tired?  Kick yourself in the rear and avoid the harmful effects of excessive weight: Continue reading According to the BMI chart, I’m too short

Five Reasons It’s Hard To Progress Ideas In Healthcare And What To Do About It In 2017

This is a great article discussing health news from Forbes.com….

With the presidential and congressional elections in the rear-view mirror, there is significant speculation about how healthcare policy will change in the coming years. While the nature of that change is uncertain, one undeniable fact is that—in addition to policy changes—much of the change in the way healthcare is paid
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In A Swirl Of Healthcare Talk, Parasail Health Puts Patients Front And Center

This is a great article discussing health news from Forbes.com….

In A Swirl Of Healthcare Talk, Parasail Health Puts Patients Front And Center
With the U.S. healthcare system rising to the top of political discourse, one topic remains imperative: the impact on patients. At a time when the burden of medical costs has shifted onto individuals more than ever, young tech company Parasail Health is charting a new course by putting patients back
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When Science Finally Confirms Your Cherished Beliefs — Worry

This is a great article discussing health news from Forbes.com….

When Science Finally Confirms Your Cherished Beliefs -- Worry
To practice science is to appreciate the extent to which science occurs in a social context, and to recognize all findings are not created equal. Results that support conclusions the community wants to believe face a lower bar to publication than work that threatens to endorse unpopular beliefs.
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