Toms Tips, Links and Tidbits Newsletter
Wednesday 13th October 2010
Hope this finds you fit and well.
Enjoy this week's selection of information morsels and have a great week!
Until next time, dream big dreams, read widely, think well of your fellow man, eat food that's good for you and do the important things that make a difference - they are rarely the urgent ones!
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Exercise Reduces Dementia
Wictionary says dementia is: “A progressive decline in cognitive function due to damage or disease in the brain beyond what might be expected from normal aging. Areas particularly affected include memory, attention, judgment, language and problem solving.”
According to statistics at: http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/alzheimers/statistics.shtm, Alzheimer’s disease affects up to 10% of people 65 and over increasing to 50% at 85 or older.
Between 2000 and 2006, deaths due to heart disease, stroke, and prostate cancer declined by 12 percent, 18 percent, and 14 percent, respectively, wheareas deaths attributable to Alzheimer's disease increased by 47 percent.
Published in the July issue of Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (2010; 58 , 1322-26), a retrospective recollection study asked 9,300 women over 65 living in the USA about their activity level at each stage of life.
“Teenage physical activity was most strongly associated with lower odds of late-life cognitive impairment,” stated the authors. However, “Women who were physically inactive as teenagers and became active in later life had lower risk than those who remained inactive,” the authors concluded.
Interesting how far ahead are the ramifications of each thing we do or don't do.
Cinnamon and Magnesium Effective in Diabetes Prevention
A 12-week London study was recently conducted involving 58 type 2 diabetics with hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) levels over 7 percent. Hemoglobin A1c is a marker for long-term glycemic control in diabetics. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/10/12/more-evidence-cinnamon-helps-control-blood-sugar.aspx
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The Talking Australian Clock
Proudly showing off his new downtown apartment to a couple of friends late one night, a drunk guy led the way to his bedroom where there was a big brass gong hanging on the wall.
"What's that big brass gong for?" one of the friends asked.
"Issss nod a gong. Issss a talking Australian clock." he drunkenly replied.
"A talking Australian clock - seriously?" his friend questioned.
"Yup. Hmmm (hic)." said hte drunk.
"How's it work?" the second friend asked, squinting at it.
"Jusss whatch!" he said.
He picked up a hammer, gave the gong an 'ear-shattering bash' and stepped back.
His three mates stood looking at one another for a moment in astounded silence.
Suddenly, an Australian voice from the other side of the wall screamed, "For f*#k's sake, you stupid pri*#. It's ten past three in the f*#king morning!!!"
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