If you snooze you lose
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I ponder on the statement: ‘If you snooze, you lose’. Now I wonder if the word ‘ponder’ was coined because it is so easy to ponder next to a pond? I looked it up. Ponder comes from the French ponderare which means to weigh, balance, ponder. Next time you waste your health, you may want to ponder the side effects? Now I ponder if I will use the word ponder differently from now on…
‘If you snooze, you lose’ in my opinion, is not entirely a true statement. It is in the missing out and living through loss, the making of mistakes and the missed opportunities that we grow and discover what truly matters. If snoozing brings more gratitude and humility, I’m all for it!
IN THIS ISSUE
We ask a doctor if the side-effects of taking statins are worth the risk. We find ways to ease colic in crying babies and the secrets to living to a ripe old age. Feeling sluggish? You may be in need of a detox. The docs tell us how. Is snoring keeping you awake? Is it affecting more than your sex life? And what is really the problem with grain consumption?
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Yours in Healthy Living
Detox with the DocsTable of Contents ↑|
Spring is known as the time for new beginnings and rejuvenation, and for the shedding of winter sluggishness and the traditional concept of ‘spring-cleaning’. It is also an ideal time to engage in cleaning up the internal environment of the body.
The Problem with Grain ConsumptionTable of Contents ↑|
If you support the idea that ‘bread is the staff of life’, you may change your mind after examining some facts about how it can affect the human gut, as well as other body systems. Even high-fibre or wholegrains may contain some surprising substances that don’t do the body any good.
Yoga for CyclistsTable of Contents ↑|
Expert yogi Sharni Quinn explains how you can get the maximum out of your cycling training, prevent injury and build muscle by adding yoga into the mix.
Natural Solutions to Ease Colic in Crying BabiesTable of Contents ↑|
The term colic is derived from a Greek word meaning ‘in relation to the colon’. Infantile colic is a very common disorder, defined as distress or crying in an otherwise healthy infant that lasts for more than 3 hours a day, 3 or more days a week, for at least 3 weeks.
You CAN Live to Be 100!Table of Contents ↑|
According to the Danish Twin Study, only about 10% of the length of an average person’s life is dictated by our genes. The other 90% is determined by our lifestyle. So, in theory, if we can come up with the optimal formula for a good lifestyle, we can come up with the formula for longevity.
Snoring Stressors and SolutionsTable of Contents ↑|
It’s no fun sharing your bed with a serious snorer. As he snorts and gurgles away, and the very walls seem to vibrate, you lie there with an ever-increasing tension and resentment building up in you.