Mind. Blowing. Talk about skewed.
But it’s also true that the person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing. All we know about the future is that it will be different. But perhaps what we fear is that it will be the same. So we must celebrate the changes.
Can you make money and be religious? The Obama administration and a few courts have said no — at least in the context of forcing business owners to violate their religion by purchasing abortion-inducing drugs for their employees. Thankfully, most courts have rejected this view, leaving individuals and their businesses free to go to work without checking their conscience at the door.
Do Gym-Style Workouts for Better Health
If you regularly perform gym workouts of 30-60 minutes, you’re operating in the sweet spot of healthy, life-extending exercise, say experts. According to a study featured in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, competing in extreme endurance events like marathons can lead to “Phidippides cardiomyopathy,” a dangerous heart condition named after the original Greek marathoner who collapsed and died after running 26.2 miles.
"Physical exercise, though not a drug, possesses many traits of a powerful pharmacologic agent," researcher James H. O’Keefe, MD, told HealthDay. "However, as with any pharmacologic agent, a safe upper-dose limit potentially exists, beyond which the adverse effects of physical exercise, such as musculoskeletal trauma and cardiovascular stress, may outweigh its benefits."
O’Keefe’s study found that 12% of marathon runners had patch myocardial scarring in the atria, interventricular septum, and right ventricle, and an increased susceptibility to atrial and ventricular arrhythmias, despite being otherwise healthy.
Says O’Keefe: “Physically active people are much healthier than their sedentary counterparts. Exercise is one of the most important things you need to do on a daily basis. But what this paper points out is that a lot of people do not understand that the lion’s share of health benefits accrue at a relatively modest level. Extreme exercise is not really conducive to great cardiovascular health. Beyond 30-60 minutes per day, you reach a point of diminishing returns.”
While occasionally testing yourself in extreme endurance events is not harmful if you’re healthy, regular extreme exercise can be tough on your heart. As another famous Greek once put it: “Moderation in all things.”
Improvise. Adapt. Overcome.
Repose: The Best Gift of All
Found this and can’t stop looking. Her work is vibrantly tranquil… perfect stillness in — yet colorful motion emanating from — each and every image. Peace is one of the many abstractions countless artists aspire to channel via their art. And Laura’s success at mastering such may very well be attributed to resplendent editing and a keen, keen eye.
This is real. This is not visual effects or CGI. This is not “based on” scientific data. This is the actual scientific data. Over one million real photographs from space, from history, processed, stitched and animated to full motion. This is real.
"I think it’s time for some mind- and spirit-cleansing beauty. Something to remind us that humans and nature can sometimes produce awe-inspiring things. Like this video."
Interestingly enough, I’ve achieved much of what is discussed in this read without withdrawal. Escaping social media really isn’t that difficult.
Everybody loses the thing that made them…
Hiking Wild Scotland
Scotland’s rugged beauty is unparalleled. With its steep, rolling highlands, brooding skies, rocky isolated beaches, dramatic crags, and pristine lochs, it’s no surprise that this country has cultivated such proud and spirited folk heroes as William Wallace, Rob Roy, and Mary Queen of Scots! Hike in the Highlands and the Outer Hebrides along moderate terrain, providing a perfect balance of heart-pumping hikes, sightseeing excursions, and a little time for relaxation.
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Great read. Too often do bloggers narrow their shared musings to exceedingly biased perspectives or insubstantial clichés. Sure, it is after all their blog — their allotment for personal expression — but travel experiences must be validated by means other than exaggeration. Writing must be tangible.
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