13 Reasons To Love March


Thirteen Good Things About March

1. Spring break.

2. Flowers begin to bloom - especially daffodils and jonquils.

3. The weather gets warmer.

4. It’s still possible to have a snow day from school. It rarely happens, but there’s still that possibility to cling to.

5. The trees start to fill out with leaves.

6. I can wear sandals again. Well some days are warm enough for sandals. I LOVE wearing sandals.

7. Daylight Savings time begins. It’s wonderful having daylight last well into late afternoon/early evening.

8. Lots of birds are around - busy building nests and visiting the bird feeders.

9. It’s easier to grill outside.

10. I know that summer break is getting closer.

11. Stores stock summer clothes, and I enjoy shopping for summery clothing.

12. Everything looks so new and fresh.

13. The greens of the trees and bushes and flowers are just spectacular. Green is my favorite color, and spring is bursting with all the varied shades of it.

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Top 10 Reasons to Start Walking

From Wendy Bumgardner,
Your Guide to Walking.

Top 10 Reasons to Start Walking

Walking for 30 to 60 minutes each day is one of the best things you can do for your body, mind, and spirit.

1) Walkers Live Longer

The Honolulu Heart Study of 8000 men found that walking just two miles a day cut the risk of death almost in half. The walkers' risk of death was especially lower from cancer. Other studies have had similar findings - if you keep walking, you improve your chances of a longer and healthier life.

2) Walking Helps Prevent Weight Gain

If you add just 2000 more steps a day to your regular activities, you may never gain another pound. So says research by Dr. James O. Hill of the Center for Human Nutrition at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. To lose weight, add in more steps.

3) You Can Walk Off Weight

Exercise such as walking is an important part of any weight loss program. You must still watch how much you eat in order to lose weight. But walking helps you build healthy lean muscle, lose inches of fat, and pump up your metabolism. Of long-term successful weight losers, almost all maintain a program of walking or other exercise.

4) Walking Reduces Risk of Cancer

Study after study has shown that walking and exercise reduces your risk of breast cancer and colon cancer. Walking is also good for those undergoing cancer treatment, improving their chances of recovery and survival.

5) Walking Reduces Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke

Heart disease and stroke are among the top killers of both men and women. You can cut your risk of both in half by walking for 30-60 minutes a day. Get your blood moving!

6) Walking Reduces Diabetes Risk

Get out and walk for 30 minutes a day as your minimum daily requirement for health and to prevent Type 2 diabetes. A study by the Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, discovered that walking for 30 minutes a day cut diabetes risks for overweight as well as non-overweight men and women. Walking also helps maintain blood sugar balance for those with diabetes.

7) Walking Boosts Your Brain Power

A study of people over 60 funded by the National Council on Aging, published in the July 29, 1999 issue of Nature, found that walking 45 minutes a day at 16-minute mile pace increased the thinking skills of those over 60. The participants started at 15 minutes of walking and built up their time and speed. The result was that the same people were mentally sharper after taking up this walking program.

8) Walking Improves Mood and Relieves Stress

Walking and other exercise leads to the release of the body's natural happy drugs - endorphins. Most people notice an improvement in mood. A Nov. 9, 1999 study published in the Annals of Behavioral Medicine showed that university students who walked and did other easy to moderate exercise regularly had lower stress levels than couch potatoes or those who exercised strenuously.

9) Walking Can Prevent Erectile Dysfunction

What better reason for men to take a brisk two mile walk each day - a reduced risk of impotence from mid-life onward.

10) It's Easy to Get Started Walking

All you need is a pair of comfortable shoes and to get yourself out the door or onto the treadmill. You can reap the benefits of walking from doing several shorter walks or one longer walk during the day. To get you on the right foot, this easy tutorial shows you how to walk with good posture and how to increase your walking time each day.

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10 Reasons To Donate Blood


1. Blood transfusions save lives.

2. There's no substitute for human blood.

3. Every three seconds, someone needs a blood transfusion.

4. About 60 percent of the population are eligible to donate blood, yet less than five percent do.

5. A pint of blood, separated in to components, can help up to three people.

6. You'll make your community a safer place.

7. Fulfills your desire to "give back" to the community.

8. You'll receive a mini physical (blood pressure, temperature, iron level).

9. You'll learn your blood type.

10. It's safe, simple and it saves lives.

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Most Common Reasons Not To Sleep Naked

Most common reasons 'not to sleep naked'

"What if someone walks in on me?"

Of course, whether or not you can sleep naked depends on the circumstances in which you live. For example: you may share a flat with others. Probably the best way to avoid this happening is to tell them you sleep naked. At worst, they will giggle, and you can refer them to sleepnaked.org.

Being too cold at night.

You should consider upping the amount of blankets you are using to keep you warm. You should remember that being too cold causes your body to restrict your blood flow, and sleeping in these conditions too regularly will hinder your ability to self-repair, stay healthy and may ultimately speed up the aging process.

Your partner doesn't like it.

If your partner isn't comfortable with you being naked, you may want to speak to them about why this is. Ask yourself - do you have a healthy sex life? If not, then sleeping naked may be the least of your problems and you should speak to your partner.

Make your dreams pleasant and useful.

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20 Reasons to Have Sex When You Don’t Feel Like It

By Latricia Buckner

It’s funny how sex factors into the way people describe the state of their relationships. Studies show that, when things are going well, sex contributes only 15 percent to the overall satisfaction of a relationship. But if things aren’t going well, it contributes 85 percent to the overall dissatisfaction.

Sex has many advantages to both people involved. Here are just a few.

Twenty Reasons to Have Sex
When You Don't Feel Like It

1. Because you said so

Even though you may not have promised to “love, honor, and have sex once a week” when you made a commitment to your relationship, it was understood that sex would be part of that bargain.

Imagine how the marriage rates would go down if people said, You'll marry you, but don't expect sex. If you polled one thousand people on the street and asked them, “Is it reasonable to expect to have to have sex when you are married?” the overwhelming majority would say yes. If you expect a monogamous commitment from your partner, then it stands to reason that you will be a cooperative sex partner.

2. Sex helps you forget

Oxytocin, which triggers orgasm, has an amnesic effect that lasts up to five hours. So for a period of time you forget that he maxed out your Visa card or she was an hour late getting home from work. Women get an additional benefit. During orgasm that parts of the brain that govern fear, anxiety, and stress are switched off. (Faking orgasm gives no such benefit.)

3. Sex rewires you for pleasure

Every time you share a positive experience with your partner, your brain comes to associate him or her with pleasure. You can transform any relationship simply by increasing the number of enjoyable times you share together.

4. Sex puts the “P” back in partnership

Passion is what separates your relationship with your intimate partner from those with girlfriends and buddies. Yes, you two are best friends and confidants, but without sex you will not have passion.

The following are from a 1997 study in the British Medical Journal-

5. Heightened sense of smell

After sex, production of prolactin surges, causing stem cells in the brain to develop new neurons in the brain's smell center (olfactory bulb).

6. Weight loss

Rambunctious sex burns a minimum of two hundred calories, about the same as running fifteen minutes on a treadmill. British researchers determined that the equivalent of six Big Macs can be worked off by having sex three times a week for a year.

7. Reduced depression

Prostaglandin, a hormone found in semen, modulates female hormones. Orgasm releases endorphins, producing a sense of well-being and euphoria.

8. Pain relief

During sex, levels of oxytocin surge five times their normal level, releasing endorphins that alleviate pain. Sex also prompts production of estrogen, which reduces the pain of PMS.

9. Healthier heart

Women who have more sex have higher levels of estrogen, which protects against heart disease.

10. Cure for the common cold

Once-a-week sex produces 30 percent higher levels of immunoglobulin A, which boosts the immune system.

11. Better bladder control

Sex strengthens the pelvic muscles that control the flow of urine.

12. Peppy prostate

Some urologists believe they see a relationship between infrequency of ejaculation in men and cancer in the prostate. In this case solo sex works just as well, but why out on all the other benefits?

13. Shiny hair, glowing skin

For women, extra estrogen from orgasm makes hair shine. Sweat produced during sex cleanses the pores and makes skin glow. Serotonin produces the after glow of sex.

14. Calming effect

Sex is ten times more effective than Valium, with no side effects.

15. Relief for a stuffy nose

Really. Sex is a natural antihistamine. It can even help combat hay fever and asthma.

16. Firmer tummy and butt

Regular sex can firm your tummy and butt, plus improve posture.

17. Boosts immune system

Endorphins stimulate immune-system cells that fight disease.

18. Forever young

Sex actually slows down the aging process. It lowers cortisol levels in the bloodstream, which reduces stress and slows down the aging process.

19. Protection against Alzheimer's and osteoporosis

Women who have more sex have higher levels of estrogen, which protects against Alzheimer's and osteoporosis.

20. Euphoria

© 2007 Relationship Coaching Institute– Excerpted with permission. All rights reserved.

Who wouldn't want more? The best way to get a natural high is sex!

В Steven Stosny, Ph.D. and Patricia Love, Ed.D
Excerpted with permission from their brand new book-
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