Achilles Tendonitis

I have had Achilles tendonitis for 4 years in my right heel.  4 years ago I had a fall and it didn’t seem too bad but when I drove the car my heel would ache after 20 minutes and after about an hour my leg would start to swell up.  Eventually I took it in to be checked out and it turned out I had some small tears in my Achilles. I went to rehab from hell one time and never returned.  They gave me deep tissue massage and it was agony.  The worst part was that the rehab expert masseuse sadistic @#$%^&*  hanging on to my foot refused to stop when I asked him to give me a break for a minute.  Well that was a disaster as I have issues with being controlled so I became hysterical and he still didn’t let go. JERK!

Sex – Beware the Black Widow

On August 15th when I wrote Oxytocin Could Boost Social Sensitivity I warned you this article was coming.  Hopefully I haven’t lost too many readers to this problem between then and now.  Just a minute gotta check the site stats.  Uh Oh.  I mean I warned you!  Hardly my fault if your die being irresponsible.  You would think a warning like “Sex will kill you! 100% Guaranteed” would be enough.

It Ain’t High School Gym Class

At one time you were a 17 year old high school geek praying it wasn’t going to be square dancing day or yoga day or gymnastics day in gym class.  You hoped you were not picked last for team sports and that you were invisible when changing in the locker room.  Most people had the same experience in gym class.  There was something you were not good at and the potential for embarrassing debacles was high. That’s right you have spent years erasing that 17 year old twit from your memory.  You’re a responsible adult that others look to for guidance.  You don’t stammer and stutter your way through a meeting.  You are clear, concise and effective.  So how come that 17 year old is the one making your decisions about fitness?  I can’t join a health club! I won’t fit in!  I won’t know what to do!  People will look at me and laugh behind my back!

Getting Rid of Heartburn

Chris Kresser is a blogger acupuncturist and follower of Eastern Spirituality and medicine.  He has written a five part series of article about digestive health (Click here for article).  I have suffered from severe heartburn for about 3 years.  It took a while but I was finally diagnosed with a hiatus hernia this year.  When I read Chris Kresser’s article I became very angry.  He says that if it was true that heart burn was caused by too much acid in your stomach then teenagers would have terrible heartburn as they have the most acid.  Once people get past middle age their acid production is reduced.  He says that the reason people get heartburn is because of this reduced production of acid.  Food is not digested as quickly and there is a build up of pressure in the stomach forcing acid up into the esophagus causing heartburn.  He says that many heartburn treatments will give relief at first by reducing acid but they suppress future acid production making the problem worse long term and making the patient dependent on medicine on a daily basis.  He says that is big pharma’s plan.  Keeping customers dependent on their product.  This all sounds … Continue reading

How to Install Pelvic Flooring

It’s time for another Squeamish Moments Session with Cindy!  Yeah!!  I feel like Crusty the Clown, Hey, Hey,Hey!!  Any guys reading this can leave now.  This article is about girl stuff!! You would think I was one of those kids that brought her snake to school or ate earth worms.  Nope I ran away screaming from that kid but I always looked from a safe distance.  This article is kind of like that. I was reading http://www.curvygirlguide.com/health-2/how-to-install-pelvic-flooring/  and since I loved her title I used it.  I steal all my best work. She recommends Kegel exercises to strengthen your pelvic floor so that you can do jumping jacks without peeing on yourself.  Hey, statistics say that 1 in 3 woman who have gone through child birth have this condition so don’t act like you don’t know what I am talking about.   The young gals can learn something here as well.  Imagine the fun when you have developed strong pelvic muscles and can shoot out baby number one alien style.  If you don’t manage to scare the doctor I’m sure any family that has been invited will provide the desired reaction.

Oxytocin Could Boost Social Sensitivity

I was doing a little research for an article titled “Sex will kill you! 100% Guaranteed” and I came upon an interesting study on Oxytocin. The study is titled “The Oxytocin enhances pupil dilation and sensitivity to ‘hidden’ emotional expressions.”  Here’s the link. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22648957 and here’s a quote “the hormone may act on the brain by literally focusing visual attention on important social information and making it seem more distinct. But the effect was most pronounced in people who started out with difficulty reading social cues.”

Moanday Link Storm Aug. 13, 2012

Well it really is a moan day.  My tummy hurts again.   Keep eating things on the No No list and it is always the worst in the morning when I wake up.  Blah!! This link is to Chris Lawhorn, the Resident DJ at Marie Claire magazine.  Each month, he reviews 300-400 new singles to find the best new music for a workout. His picks are organized here, according to their beats per minute. http://www.diet.com/dietblogs/read_blog_expert.php?uid=1185612 Here is a link to Kathy Patalsky’s Healthy. Happy. Life website.  She is a vegan chef and this is her top 20 recipes for 2011.  Yeah I know I don’t cook and have not tried any of these recipes but things can change. http://kblog.lunchboxbunch.com/2011/12/my-top-20-posts-of-2011.html OK I am so immature!  The visuals that come to my mind if I had this in my house make me smile.  I don’t doubt that they are right, but well euwwh! http://www.naturesplatform.com/

Bluesday Link Storm

This is the first day of the work week for Canadians so instead of Moanday Links Storm we are having a Bluesday Link Storm! If you are looking for unique fitness clothing, shoes, fitness equipment, music, nutrition and food or  new exercise ideas you may want to go to the CanFit Pro Consumer Fitness and Wellness show at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on Saturday, August 18th from 8:30AM to 5:30PM for free.  Just follow the link below and on the upper right it says Free Ticket.  Fill out the form and bring it with you to the show.  I have been in the past and had a great time.  I was in love with the yoga wear on sale.  Sorry they generally only go up to size large.  The fitness and dance demonstrations are amazing.  You can participate in the demonstrations just be aware that most people that are at this event are fitness pros so they are going to be able to follow along with little instruction.  There is a lot of fitness equipment to try on for size and talks by your favorite fitness personalities. http://www.canfitpro.com/en/trade-show The Huffington Post has a great on-line series of article called Becoming … Continue reading