Signs of Life

Copier-Shredder

The office signs can be a medium of expression. Here are some laugh-provoking signs found in the workplace. Here are some really funny office signs. Click them to enlarge.  Have fun!

Funny Office Signs

These pictures were emailed to me.  They were too funny not to share.

A Simple Treatment for Common Health Problems

A Quick Look at Preventive Medicine

Dr. Mike Evans studied the different ways of preventing illness to find which ones have the most impact on health.  He summarizes his findings in a visual lecture he calls “23 and a Half Hours”. In a nutshell, this is what he discovered.

There are a lot of things you could do to impact your health positively. To name a few:

  1. Get regular health check-ups
  2. Add more fibre to your diet
  3. Develop healthy relationships
  4. Maintain your optimal weight
  5. Reduce or totally eliminate smoking and drinking (alcohol)
  6. Eat more fruits and vegetables

All of these would positively impact your health significantly. There are countless more things you can do to improve your health. But of all the things you can do to prevent illness, one thing stands out that would have a dramatic influence on your health. When this treatment is added to the mix, your health can improve many fold.

Before revealing what this treatment is, consider first the benefits this treatment has in relation to some of the most common health concerns.

For Knee Arthritis, one hour treatment 3 times a week reduces pain and disability by 47%.

For Dementia and Alzheimer’s progression of the disease is reduced by 50%.

For Diabetes, people who are high risk candidates for the disease can reduce progression by 55%.

For Post-Menopausal Hip Fractures, post menopausal women who get 4 hours a week of the treatment reduced the risk of hip fractures by 41%.

For Anxiety, can be reduced by 40%.

For Depression, with a low 30% was relieved, with increased doses relief was further increased to 47%.

It is the most common treatment for fatigue, reduces the risk of death in middle age and improves the over-all quality of life.  Okay, have you guessed what it is by now?

The Best Place to Start

It turns out that exercise, mostly walking, can provide all these benefits. We are talking about 30 minutes of aerobic physical activity like walking daily can give you all the above benefits. You can even break this down to 3 ten minute sessions and you will still reap the benefits.

Steven Blair a professor at the Arnold School of Public health determined that, among the top risk factors including obesity, smoking, hypertension, high cholesterol or diabetes, poor cardio-respiratory fitness (CRF) is the strongest predictor of death. Low CRF paired with any one (or more) of these factors significantly increase the risk of death. Even with all the other factors, when a person improves his cardio-respiratory fitness, he can significantly reduce the risk of death.

This is not to say that this is the only thing a person must do to improve his health. Exercise (walking) is the best place to start, and paired with any other preventive treatments, it can make significant improvements to your health. The study shows that there is a big improvement in health when someone goes from doing nothing to doing something. Making small changes in lifestyle like walking the dog regularly or taking the stairs instead of using elevators can have a very positive impact.

Dr. Evan’s Challenge

Dr. Evans asks a simple question, can you limit your sitting and sleeping to just 3 and a half Hours a day? Because if you can it can make a world of difference. Watch the video lecture below.

 

23 and 1/2 hours: What is the single best thing we can do for our health?

2012: An Awesome Year

Before I say anything else, I want to greet the world:

A Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!!!

2012 An Awesome Year

Self Assessment

2012 is here, so much faster than what I would consider comfortable, at least where the 12-25 Life Blog is concerned. In terms of targets and expectations, I would say the first  few months of the blog’s existence were mostly a fumble.  I thought I started out strong, but then I got caught up with a lot of the technical side of blogging, especially SEO and the ‘prettifying’.  I wanted a better logo and roll out more helpful material.

The more I learned the more I realized how little I really know. And then there was the writing that I had to get done in between the all the other things that my life demanded from me, like my job, and making time for my family and friends, getting retooled for the next phase of my life. To say that I got too little sleep since I started this blog is a gross understatement. I’m tired and frustrated about the pace of things but I am still in remarkably good spirits. I am overwhelmed but deep down inside I know I am headed in the general direction of my dreams. I know this because given a choice, I’d still do all over again.

One thing I learned about myself, is how much I enjoy writing, especially when I’m so invested in the topic. I realized that even if I have reached a nearly non-existent audience, I would still write. I find myself wishing I had more time to research my topics and more time to clean up my work. More time to work with video and still images. I really love doing this.  Nothing can match the feeling when you know you’ve nailed it, and the piece you’ve just written is complete.

I know my semi-zombie state is taking away from the quality of my work. So I really want to start unloading some parts of my life that don’t quite give me the same sense of purpose.  I need to let go of all the baggage that are on the whole weighing me down.  So that should be my first order of business.

My commitment to myself and the public is that the 12-25 Life Blogs will be a blog worthy of the over a million readers, providing content that will uplift lives. This is what I have always intended 12-25 Life to be. This is the 12-25 Life’s mission.  At 3 am, with very little prospect for sleep left, I vow it be my life’s purpose.

If there are people out there who might have a similar advocacy, I would like to propose that we explore the possibility of partnering to achieve this mission. I know this can best be achieved as a collaboration. This year I will actively build the team that will make the dream  real. Find me or I’ll find you either way, it’s time to come together.

Here is my prophesy for the year:

2012 will be a year of disruption and meaningful change. 2012 will be a catalyst year for a profoundly radical global revolution. There will be a desperate struggle between the forces bent on maintaining the status quo of cut throat commercialism and a new world order that embraces a common good, sustainability and peace. It is best to decide which side you’re on. The nobler and more powerful of which will prevail and a new era of prosperity will begin.

I send out my prayers and blessing to the world:

May this year bring hope and health and plenty to everyone without exception!  May God bless us all, even the atheists who reject this.  May love bind us and lead us to the place we all long to be. Amen.

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Life in its fullest