Focused On Fitness - January 18, 2007
About 3,000 fewer people died from cancer in the United States from 2003 to 2004, the American Cancer Society reported on Wednesday. The big drop shows that a small decrease in last year's survey was no statistical fluke, as had been feared, but a trend that may improve as fewer people smoke and more get early cancer screenings. On the other hand, a Harvard study released today indicates that a reanalysis of nicotine yield from major brand name cigarettes sold in Massachusetts from 1997 to 2005 has confirmed that manufacturers have steadily increased the levels of this agent in cigarettes. It makes you wonder why profit margins are being placed ahead of public welfare.
In This Issue
On a personal note, I almost didn't do the newsletter this week because I have been rushing to get a lot of work done before my next challenge begins on Monday - the take your two year old and two month old to work a few days a week challenge. If you have friends or family members who are thinking of placing a phone order, please let them know that they may hear my "coworkers" in the background as many of you already have. Another reason that I decided to write was to share with you how blessed I believe that most of our lives are. Because it is in my blood, I am always thrilled to receive PCC newsletters, updates and inspirational messages and if you have the time, please read the shared email below and perhaps it will help you to push a little harder in your next workout, do a few more reps or try a little harder in your next race. And finally for those readers who are wives, I added some guidelines that you will find humorous and universally true
4 Down and Dirty One Dish Meals - Ideas for getting something nutritious on the table in a hurry, and the best part - only one pot to clean!
4 Hearty and Healthy Dips - Variations on some old favorites that are actually pretty good for you!
Test Your Veggie IQ Find out if a yam is a sweet potato and whether Egyptians used onions to replace the eyes in mummies
Caffeine may ease post-workout muscle pain - Great news for those who work out hard and love coffee!
Starbucks plans switch to growth-hormone-free milk - Even better if you drink Starbucks coffee after your hard workouts!
Handbags a health hazard, women warned - No, I'm not kidding. This is a real health article in Reuters Health.
More fast food meals mean more excess weight - I'm glad that someone did a study to find this out. Didn't we already know this?
"Cloudy" apple juice packs more antioxidants - Non-clarified juice carries a greater antioxidant punch than clear juice.
The Four-Day Win - How to End Your Diet War and Achieve Thinner Peace Four Days at a Time - The woman Psychology Today calls "the best-known life coach in America" shatters the myth that willpower is an effective weight-loss tool and introduces a revolutionary approach to lifetime leanness.
LL Cool J's Platinum Workout - Sculpt Your Best Body Ever with Hollywood's Fittest Star - The multitalented, ultrafit hip-hop star LL Cool J shares his personal workout regimen in a revolutionary new program that promises to help anyone build muscle and burn fat en route to 6-pack abs.
Swimming Without Stress - Although this is a site in the UK, I thought that it had some good advice and good resources for swimmers.
Shared Email from the PCC Update 1/17/07
What a winter. We live in SW Kansas.
We had our farm completely buried by tumble weeds before Thanksgiving. If a
fire would have started, we would have lost 2 houses, sheds, barn, all vehicles
and farm equipment, and possibly our lives.
Ranch Wife Guidelines from the
Stay warm and be safe,