Friday, December 5, 2008

Making sense out of Common Rants and Endless Whines

Here I go again… digging old e-mails to make some sense out of my habitual rants and whines blogs. Apparently, I have noticed that most of my posts here are common rants and endless whines about this and that. And that is the main reason why I succumb to blogging coma lately.

I found this list of “brain damaging habits” that I think is really very simple yet realistic and sensible things that are contributing factors to having poor health. Simple things that I always don't care much about and often over-looked due to bad decisions.


1. No Breakfast. People who do not take breakfast are going to have a lower blood sugar level. This leads to an insufficient supply of nutrients to the brain causing brain degeneration.

2. Overeating. It causes hardening of the brain arteries, leading to a decrease in
mental power.

3. Smoking. It causes multiple brain shrinkage and may lead to Alzheimer disease.

4. High Sugar consumption. Too much sugar will interrupt the absorption of proteins and nutrients causing malnutrition and may interfere with brain development.

5. Air Pollution. The brain is the largest oxygen consumer in our body. Inhaling polluted air decreases the supply of oxygen to the brain, bringing about a decrease in brain efficiency.

6. Sleep Deprivation. Sleep allows our brain to rest. Long term deprivation from sleep will accelerate the death of brain cells.

7. Head covered while sleeping. Sleeping with the head covered increases the concentration of carbon dioxide and decrease concentration of oxygen that may lead to brain damaging effects.

8. Working your brain during illness. Working hard or studying with sickness may lead to a decrease in effectiveness of the brain as well as damage the brain.

9. Lacking in stimulating thoughts. Thinking is the best way to train our brain, lacking in brain stimulation thoughts may cause brain shrinkage.

10. Talking Rarely. Intellectual conversations will promote the efficiency of the brain.

I find the list true and sensible. I had to admit, I know all these things and yet I am guilty beyond reasonable doubt that I committed all of them except smoking. I have stopped smoking more 10 years ago. There is no doubt in my mind that these are the very cause of the physical pains that Hubby and I are complaining about for quite a while now. There is no doubt in my mind that I know all these things and yet I never do anything to change the habit that I formed out of my laziness.

Oh well, there are only 3 more weeks left before the year ends and New Year’s Resolution can be a good alibi to start knocking some sense in my senseless bad habits. Maybe then I could reassess my priorities and do something to improve my lifestyle.

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