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I don't want you to get bored looking at me and hubby in the garden last year, so I'll show it to you in the daylight, my refuge where the foxes wander.
There is not much that many of you don't know about me now, I enjoy a good laugh and if I can find one I will. If I can make someone smile my day is complete. I enjoy people and people watching but do not suffer fools easily, mainly because my dad told me I would be one when I grew up, and I think he may have been right.
I was born in Yorkshire and the extended family are still there but we now live in Staffordshire, we being my husband of 33 years and our two sons, well one of them has left and lives with his partner a girl whom we love dearly.
My latest hobby is writing and from this I am learning a great deal from and about people, that write.
My latest, latest thing to keep me occupied is making myself a nice new fleece top, it's getting cold and my old one; which must be 12 years old has had to be sent to a better place and I miss it already RIP>

 

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Health Advice
Blog Posted:3/15/2013 4:44:00 AM

 

Q: I've heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life. Is this true?
A: Your heart is only good for so many beats, and that's it. Everything wears out eventually. Speeding up your heart will not make you live longer; that's like saying you can extend the life of your car by driving it faster. Want to live longer? Take a nap. 

Q: Should I cut down on meat and eat more fruits and vegetables?
A: You must grasp logistical efficiencies. What does a cow eat? Hay and corn. And what are these? Vegetables. So a steak is nothing more than an efficient mechanism of delivering vegetables to your system. Need grain? Eat chicken. Beef is also a good source of field grass (green leafy vegetable). And a pork chop can give you 100% of your recommended daily allowance of vegetable slop. 

Q: Is beer or wine bad for me?
A: Look, it goes to the earlier point about fruits and vegetables. As we all know, scientists divide everything in the world into three categories: animal, mineral, and vegetable. We all know that beer and wine are not animal, and they are not on the periodic table of elements, so that only leaves one thing, right? My advice: Have a burger and a beer and enjoy your liquid vegetables. 

Q: How can I calculate my body/fat ratio?
A: Well, if you have a body, and you have body fat, your ratio is one to one. If you have two bodies, your ratio is two to one, etc. 

Q: At the gym, a guy asked me to "spot" for him while he did the bench press. What did he mean?
A: "Spotting" for someone means you stand over him while he blows air up your shorts. It's an accepted practice at health clubs; though if you find that it becomes the ONLY reason why you're going in, you probably ought to reevaluate your exercise program. 

Q: What are some of the advantages of participating in a regular exercise program?
A: Can't think of a single one, sorry. My philosophy is: No Pain-No Pain. 

Q: If I stop smoking, will I live longer?
A: Nope. Smoking is a sign of individual expression and peace of mind. If you stop, you'll probably stress yourself to death in record time. 

Q: Aren't fried foods bad for you?
A: You're not listening. Foods are fried these days in vegetable oil. In fact, they're permeated in it. How could getting more vegetables be bad for you? 

Q: What's the secret to healthy eating?
A: Thicker gravy. 

Q: Will sit-ups help prevent me from getting a little soft around the middle?
A: Definitely not! When you exercise a muscle, it gets bigger. You should only be doing sit-ups if you want a bigger stomach. 

I hope this has cleared up any misconceptions you may have had about trying to live a longer and healthier life...

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  1. Date: 3/17/2013 12:27:00 PM
    Dear Mandy my beLOVEd,Sister Hope this finds YOU and YOURS and Ours Healthy and High in the Spirit. As far as the ? is beer and wine bad for me? i'll have the Burger but will stick to chocolate milk.The ? if I stop smoking will I live longer? If a man that never smoked lives to be 70 and a man that quit after 20 years of smoking lives to be 70 and a third man smoked all his life lives to be 70; how do YOU know which man had 10 years added to his life? or did the non-smoker add 20 years to his life and would the life long smoker if he HAD quit would he had lived to be 80? I LOVE YOU ALWAYS and FOREVER YOUR Eternal Brother...Harry

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  1. Date: 3/16/2013 8:39:00 AM
    I'm going to change my lifestyle to this. I've been working out too hard lately. Thanks for the pointers. Wishing you a wonderful weekend luv. Love, Gail

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    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl Date: 3/16/2013 1:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Me too Gail, put your feet up and have a wonderful weekend luv xx
  1. Date: 3/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
    thamk goodness Mandy, I hate gym's. gonna make a BLT snack you going to join me....Seren

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    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl Date: 3/16/2013 3:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    will do but without the b please it gives me heartburn lol xx
  1. Date: 3/15/2013 11:53:00 AM
    Thank God Mandy!! I've been doing every thing right! LOL

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    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl Date: 3/15/2013 12:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    me too Craig lol xx
  1. Date: 3/15/2013 10:30:00 AM
    Yep! That's how I take care of my health. You can see it in my avatar...and Im just 17 years old! : )

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    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl Date: 3/15/2013 11:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    yep we could tell that Ruben but a bit green about the gills lol xx
  1. Date: 3/15/2013 10:17:00 AM
    these are great, mandy!!! wish some of it was true.

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    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl Date: 3/15/2013 11:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    me too lol xx
  1. Date: 3/15/2013 5:39:00 AM
    Thanks for the advice Mandy. I'm going to stop exercising and eat more fat. I now see the error of my ways. :) Cheers!

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    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl Date: 3/15/2013 8:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    As do we all Rick lol xx

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