Monday, 19 January 2015

Health Goals

I weighed myself this morning. I haven't lost any weight this week, but I'm pleased I stuck to my goals for the week. I walked for 30 minutes three times, I didn't drink any Milo and I didn't eat and potato chips.

So far, so good.  

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Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Making Home Made Beer

Whitesnake and I have enjoyed a relaxing day at home, out of the heat.

This morning we bottled Whitesnake's home made beer.  It should be ready in a couple of weeks and just in time for Whitesnake's brother to arrive from Australia for a visit.

That's all from me today.

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Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Blood Pressure Is Back Under Control

I visited the Dr for my followup on Monday and I'm pleased to say my blood tests came back fine and my blood pressure is now within the normal range. Excellent news to start the new year.

Hope you are all well and I wish you a Happy New Year.

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Monday, 22 December 2014

All Ready For Christmas

I've just returned from the clinic after having some blood tests done. My blood pressure is too high so just having some more test to make sure everything else is OK.

Whitesnake did the Christmas shopping while I waited in the car so now we're all set for Christmas.

Bye for now

Monday, 15 December 2014

A Fun Weekend

Hi all,

Whitesnake and I had a fun filled weekend. On Saturday we headed out to our neighbours' home for Christmas drinks. We believed we'd stay for about an hour, but ended up staying for four. It was good to get to know our neighbours better and we had a great chat and a few laughs.

The next day we visited my parents for coffee and a catch up and that was fun too.

Hope you are well.


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Monday, 13 October 2014

Checking In

Hi all,

I hope you are well. Today I've finally downloaded and deleted my articles from Helium Network. The site is shutting its doors next month and I had over 300 articles to sort through. I'm glad that job is over.

I'm still doing most of my blogging over on Bubblews and enjoying it. I get paid much more that I do here on Blogger too.

Whitesnake and I haven't much planned for today but I am looking forward to watching the first episode of the new season of The Walking Dead later.

See you soon

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How to Lessen Daily Stress

Stress is a common part of life, but when stress is allowed to build, it can interfere with daily life and contribute to health issues. Taking steps to manage daily issues can lessen stress and lead to a happier, healthier life.


Most forms of exercise reduce stress and if practiced on a regular basis, provide additional health benefits. Exercise releases powerful feel-good chemicals to the brain, improving mood and lessening feelings of stress. Walking is a perfect stress reliever as it's suitable for most people, it's free and can be done almost anywhere. Experts recommend healthy adults engage in an activity such as walking for a minimum of 30 minutes, 5 days per week. Exercise can be broken down into smaller amounts and spread throughout the day if more convenient. Just being more, rather than less active, can make a huge difference to stress levels.


Spending time with positive people is a fun way to lessen daily stress. Going out with friends to share some laughs or talking through problems with a trusted friend are effective ways of reducing stress. Healthy adults should aim to interact with others at least once a day.  


Keeping a journal is one of the best ways to lessen daily stress. Writing in a journal connects an individual to thoughts and feelings that may be causing stress. Problems can seem less dramatic when written down and this process lessens daily stress considerably.


Stressed out people tend to have difficulties falling asleep or staying asleep. This may be because the sleep cycle has been disrupted. Going to bed and waking at approximately the same time each morning and night, can reset the sleep cycle in as little as 3 weeks. Individuals who have trouble falling asleep may find that developing a sleep routine is beneficial. Engaging in a relaxing activity each day before bed such as listening to relaxing music or taking a warm bath, informs the mind and body that it's time to prepare for sleep.


Relaxing activities reduce stress quickly and regular relaxation practices make it easier for an individual to deal with daily stress. There are many forms of relaxation and each individual needs to discover which techniques works best for them.

Be prepared

Taking a little time each evening to prepare for the following day is an easy way to lessen stress. Simple tasks such as setting out clothes, preparing lunch for the kids or simply knowing where keys and mobile phones are, can make a big impact on how the next day begins. Setting aside some time in the morning to prepare for the day ahead, check the schedule and confirm appointments, rather than rushing ahead without a plan, can lead to a calmer, more productive day.  

Dealing with stress reduction on a daily basis by exercising, socializing, keeping a journal, getting enough sleep, relaxing and being prepared means stress is less likely to become problematic. However, if stress begins to interfere with daily life, advice should be sought from a medical professional.  

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