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Thursday, February 22, 2007

Thirteen Things I should do for my health...and so should you

Please note: I am no doctor. Most of what you see below you'd read about in any magazine. Or is common sense. Don't take my word as Gospel truth, but.

Check your moles
Skin Cancer runs in my family (I lost my grandmother to it) so I am especially aware of the dangers. Living in the big, bright, sunny land of Australia, you have to be very careful. You might be surprised at what you think is a 'harmless' change in a mole is actually very serious.

Get your Iron levels tested
Feeling lethargic? Could be you're low in iron. Anemia is common amongst women (especially those who are pregnant or menstruating). A simple iron tablet could help. They help me (be careful though - they can make your...poop, there I said it...hard)

Check your thyroid
Before depression is diagnosed, often thyroid levels are tested (I don't know the reason why). I think the thyroid is a hormone regulator, so it's not something to be ignored.

What's your Cholesterol Level?
I don't know much about cholesterol. I know it's bad and has something to do with the junk that clogs your arteries? Go ask. Find out yours.

Be aware of blood sugar levels
Potential diabetics need to have theirs tested before diagnosis. But those of us at the other end of the scale (who suffer hypoglycemia) should also know.

Have a massage
Do I really need to explain this one??!

Have nookie more often
GOOD nookie, that is. The kind that shakes, rattles and rolls. Those of us lucky enough to get it (occasionally...) know why...

Cut out one meat meal a week and replace with vegetarian
Because do you really need that extra pork chop?

Book an appointment with a personal trainer just to get your general fitness evaluated
This was my NY resolution. Hasn't happened yet. You might be surprised with yourself - be fitter than you think!

Laugh More
Good for stress. My secret for laughter? One (1) cat and one (1) laser lighter pen and a darkened room.

Know your blood pressure
I run on an almost dead 90/50, so I don't think I need to worry. But others do. Watch your heart people.

Check your breasts
Do your self-exams, ladies!! And if you're worried, go to a doctor. If he disses you and you're still worried about a lump GO TO ANOTHER DOCTOR.

#13 - - You tell me - what Have I missed? What else should I do?

Comments on "Thirteen Things I should do for my health...and so should you"


Blogger Kimberly said ... (7:58 am) : 

13. Water! Very few people drink enough and it's so vital to your health.

I'm an addict, actually. If I don't get a gallon a day I wither up.


Blogger Miscellaneous-Mum said ... (9:17 am) : 

OF COURSE!! *slaps herself* My most important one too!! I drink 2 litres a day!


Blogger david santos said ... (11:12 am) : 

This text is very good.
Thank you


Blogger Raggedy said ... (12:00 pm) : 

Thursday Thirteen has come to an end.
I have enjoyed my visits here and consider us friends.
Thank you for sharing your thirteens with me.
The comments you left me filled me with glee.
It is hard to believe it is really true.
I am trying very hard to not be blue.
Happy TT'ing!
(")_ (")Š


Blogger Susan Helene Gottfried said ... (1:08 pm) : 


Happy final TT; you've got good advice here. Hope it motivates folk to do better by themselves. We're our most important asset; without our health, we're just globs of goo. (trust me on this one!)


Blogger Christie said ... (1:33 pm) : 

great advice! to go along with the moles.. i have spf 15 in my moisturizer and i moisturize every day! this is a must in florida! happy final tt!!


Blogger Rashenbo said ... (2:06 pm) : 

Excellent list! Laughter IS the best medicine.

Thank you for visiting my blog... and also some great advice on checking moles. My husband has quite a few and I try to keep an eye on them.


Blogger scribbit said ... (2:08 pm) : 

Is it a coincidence that "nookie" and cookie rhyme? Good things sound alike.


Blogger JohnH985 said ... (4:01 pm) : 

Very smart list. I'm terrible about taking care of myself, so much so that I waited and waited when I was having pains and almost died from my appendic, so maybe I should start paying a little more attention to some things.

My 13 are up.


Blogger Janie Hickok Siess, Esq. said ... (4:38 pm) : 

#13: More nookie, of course!


Anonymous Rose said ... (5:12 pm) : 

I have a very active sex life and I'm going next week to have my Cholesterol Level checked and I go once a year to have my blood sugar checked.

Good list.


Anonymous christine said ... (5:56 pm) : 

Great list. Laughing more is imperative! Happy TT (albeit final).


Blogger Kimo & Sabi said ... (8:13 pm) : 

Did you knows that naps is furry healthy fer you? It is. We is cats. We has expertise in this area. Ou Mommakitty follows our advice and naps a lot too and she is furry healthy!


Blogger Retta said ... (10:32 pm) : 

I'll have me a massage and some nookie. ;) Nookie is the best exercise ever, improves circulation and great cardio. Yup, yup.

I hope that Thursday Thirteen doesn't go away. I contacted Leanne and I'm determined to rescue the thirteen if I can!


Anonymous Joy T. said ... (12:05 pm) : 

Great list and all very important.


Blogger Crystal said ... (4:23 pm) : 

Good stuff. I'd add: cut out trans fats, highly refined grains (white flour, white bread, white pasta, white rice) and sugar (especially high fructose corn syrup)!

Happy (final) TT. Here's to our health!


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