Category Archives: Fitness

What is Hope to you?

What is Hope to you?

by: Tholton
What is HOPE to you? Is it possible to have hope, if we do not have faith, in God?

Quoted from my Bible in Habakkuk (under the megathemes), this is what it says hope means: “Hope means going beyond our unpleasant daily experiences to the joy of knowing God. We live by trusting in him, not by the benefits, happiness, or success we may experience in this life. Our hope comes from God.”

Oatmeal Goji Berry Cookies

I tried the recipe on the lid of Quaker Oats, old fashioned oatmeal, but substituted goji berries, for the raisins. The following is some information on goji berries, right from the package. “Goji berries have been used in Asian herbal medicine for over 5,000 years. The goji berry is one of the most nutrient-rich foods on earth. It is a vegetarian form of protein, packed with essential amino acids, rich in vitamin A and a good source of vitamin C. Goji berries possess over 20 trace minerals and vitamins including zinc, iron, phosphorus, riboflavin (B2), vitamin E as well as carotenoids, including beta-carotene.” Sounds like we all need to be eating these berries, doesn’t it? The package suggests that one can use them in “smoothies and tea, granola and oatmeal, and yogurt and salad”.

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Fashion Show-Barbara

I love fashion and dressing up! Dressing up is what we called fashion when Barbara and I were teens. My teen friend, Barbara, and I had a little fashion show and entertained our friends. What a blast! No Starbuck coffee or Barbara ice tea. Just cold water and that was the drink to beat the heat! She even knows how to make that taste just right. You go girl!

We sure missed Needles (Tammy) and Chickenfarmer (Wendy) but, they were riding roller coasters at Busch Gardens with their boys. I invite you now just click and enjoy the show with my friend, Barbara.

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Etiquette of Laughter

Laughter? Let’s talk about the “Etiquette of laughter.” Is there such a thing as etiquette when it comes to laughter? Do we need a written prescription to take to the pharmacy to get our laugher? Do we need insurance to pay for laughter? Maybe Laughter should be written in the new health care bill?

Norman Cousins wrote in his book, Anatomy of an Illness, “When you laugh, endorphins, the body’s natural pain-killers, are released.”

The Word of God records the words of a wise man, “A merry heart does good, like medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones.” Proverbs 15:13, 15

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Here’s some good news from AARP if you follow this plan you will walk about 1.666 miles per day and reap the following benefits.

This resolution could improve your life in many ways: “I will walk 50 miles every month.” Just half an hour of walking each day at a brisk pace of 3.5 MPH will get you there. Here are seven things you could accomplish within a matter of months:

1. Get Fit
Aerobic Capacity: 19% increase
Physical function: 25% increase
Risk of disability: 41% decrease

2. Save on annual medical bills
Normal-weight retiree: $3300
Overweight retiree: $2500
Entire country: $1.4 trillioin

3. Improve cardiovascular health
Heart disease: 32% lower risk
Stroke: 33% lower risk
Type 2 diabetes: 71% lower risk

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Special Olympics Virginia

The Daily Lily with CCI has contributed to the Special Olympics Virginia for the plane pull featuring one of our very own, Chris M. Please send your thoughts and prayers their way as Chris and friends move this plane for a special cause. Please visit their website below and see their challenge and the corporate donation we have given. Please fell free to contribute again if you like. We want to see them meet their goal.

The plane pull is on Saturday, September 6th and we look forward to seeing you out there!
Thanks again for your support and contributions! Sincerely, Chris M.
Special Olympics Virginia – Good Guys Plane Pull Page

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Quote of the Day

A Happy Mind . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dr. William Menninger

“Let us define mental health as the adjustment of human beings to the world and to each other with a maximum of effectiveness and happiness. Not just efficiency, or just contentment—or the grace of obeying the rules of the game cheerfully. It is all of these together. It is the ability to maintain an even temper, an alert intelligence, socially considerate behavior, and a happy disposition.

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Fitness for “07

This year, I will strengthen my muscles along with my mind and spirit. Start looking for ways to build, train and flex together in ’07. I hope to start posting some exercise tips. Like to hear from all of you if you have questions, ideas or thoughts on exercising for health. When we are healthy and energized we can do more and have more time and energy to show Jesus Christ to the world.

Let’s work our muscles together in ’07.