Pimento cheese is one of those foods that has been so corrupted by the food industry that it has become synonymous with other crappy foods like Spam. I'm not even certain what store bought pimento cheese might contain, nor do I want to find out. It's a shame because pimento cheese can be a delightful treat, even if it does Read the full post…
In a few days it will officially be fall but the temperatures are still warm enough for me to continue swimming for a few more days. The breeze was a little cool but that didn't stop me from swimming several laps this morning and I felt great afterwards! Have you exercised lately? With fall's cooler temperatures and fewer insects, you Read the full post…
A friend of mine was recently diagnosed with shingles so I felt I should discuss this nasty virus once again. If you ever had chicken pox, you are at risk for getting shingles and believe me, you don't want it. Shingles is a painful rash with blisters that scab over and may take 4 weeks or more to heal. The Read the full post…
There are times when I think I could easily become a vegetarian, especially when I try a new dish that is as good as the vegetarian tacos I had at Local Lime restaurant in Little Rock and the tofu fried rice at Sai Tai here in Jonesboro. My husband and I celebrated our 23rd anniversary this past weekend by spending Read the full post…
Summer is winding down , the year is more than half way over and our January resolutions are long forgotten. It's time for a health reality check. First of all, how is your health lately? If you have enjoyed good health, are you thankful? Take some time to appreciate how wonderful it feels to be healthy, for your family to Read the full post…
I'm back from a lovely beach vacation and I wish I was still there with all my heart. Wouldn't it be nice if our every day life was as nice as a vacation? If we could relax, eat well, sleep and exercise just enough without having to worry about bills, work, illnesses and school, our lives would be perfect. But Read the full post…
Last week I had lunch with a friend and was wishing for some dental floss after eating when my friend commented that she hardly ever flosses her teeth. Now I consider this person to be well educated and thought she probably took reasonably good care of her health so this statement stunned me. Flossing your teeth is such a quick and cheap way to prevent cavities, thus saving money and preventing dental problems and potential pain.
Later I got to wondering just what other people actually do or don’t do. Am I the only anal retentive person who flosses each day? How many people skip the flu shot each year? What health practices do people actually do? So I’d like to ask my readers to respond to a few basic health care questions, an informal poll of sorts. I’m not asking if you get a complete head to toe physical each year, just whether you perform certain basic tasks. Please take a few moments to respond to the 8 questions in the reply section below. Simply number your answers the same as the questions. No names are necessary, you can be anonymous. I’ll be interested to see how many of you take the time to respond. If I get any responses, I’ll discuss the results next time.
1. Are you concerned about your health?
2. Do you floss your teeth regularly?
3. Do you get a flu shot each year?
4. Are you concerned about skin cancer or your skin aging and do you use sunscreen regularly?
5. Do you exercise several times a week?
6. Do you eat fruits and vegetables each day?
7. Do you drink plain water?
8. Do you get regular eye exams, see the dentist, gynecologist or whatever checkups are appropriate for your age and sex?
Upadated on April 30, 2013
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