Exercises: We should always exercise to work our heart, lungs, and muscles, not thinking we will lose weight. The extra burn of calories from exercise will work toward the calorie shortage between the number of calories you consume and the number of calories your body uses. Heart, Lung and Muscles: When you do something what is happening is the muscles work and use up oxygen, so your heart beats harder, sending oxygen rich blood from the lungs to the muscles. Our Brain: It operates by electrical impulses and neurotransmitters that the brain’s chemical messenger send and receives signals through our nerve endings. Our brain needs constant good oxygen-rich-blood to work correctly, which comes from breathing. When we don’t have good flow of oxygen-rich blood, it effects the brain’s ability, and how we feel. Alzheimer’s is one of the most feared. With that in mind lets consider some complicated facts. We have one billion brain cells and ten times that many neurotransmitters that connect those cells. The cells and connections are insulated like the electrical wires of a computer. Each wire has to be insulated for us to use the electricity safely and for it to do it’s job. Likewise, our billion brain cells and connectors must be insulated one from another to work correctly. The remarkable thing that does this in our brain is called myelin material protecting the cells and their connections; this insulation material keeps each cell and neurotransmitter working correctly. Each brain cell has a mitochondria, (a switch or controller) that tells each cell what to do. In several diseases like MS and Alzheimer’s, the insulation protecting these cells and transmitters becomes broken down; like the insulation of the wires to our computer, if damaged, it does not work correctly. So what keeps this (myelin) brain insulation material working good? Research in maintaining healthy bodies say that all the good things needed to keep this insulation working to protect the small important cells comes from nutrients in greens and other bright colored vegetables.
One of two original poems, Life: Life is for living - To do things - To feel - To experience - To give and to take. To know love - To know responsibility and to dream. Life is for letting the heart beat rapid from - Love - Fear - Excitement and effort. Living is to cry tears of joy and sadness - To have courage to give of once’s self - Consider others - History and our world - All the unexplainable - The beauty of children. Life and living is to love all people - All things that come our way. To accept the good and blessed - The sadness and hardship both the same. To claim it as our own in order to build our spirits. Live - Do not just exist - Waste not your time - Open your mind - Feed your spirit - Take care of your body. All are a gift from your God. Never feel afraid because the universe is unfolding as it is supposed to and you were meant to be part of it - You belong. All that can come is another blessed day of life - Just your own - What and how it ends is up to you, your God gave it for you. If tomorrow doesn’t come - Well then it’s your God’s appointed time to die. We only have to do that but once and if you have really lived - This becomes but our last experience of all. After all humankind has been obsessed with this experience since the beginning of time - So it also should be accepted and experienced. Also as best each one can - Be at peace - For this should be our natural state of being - As surely as the day we are born, there will be the day we die and these two days are appointed by our God - All in between is life - So claim your life and live. Richard L. Iverson: Remember, happiness is oh so simple; a grateful heart is the beginning of wisdom.