Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Senior Health & Fitness Day MAY 27, 2015

DIANE'S CORNER ... Celebrate Senior Health & Fitness Day

For Grandma, Grandpa, Granny, Gramps, Nana, Papa and all our well-loved elders, Senior Health & Fitness Day is a time to explore the many senior-friendly physical activity options, and to understand the importance of exercise and nutrition for ongoing health and illness-prevention. A healthy diet can boost energy and immunity, and regular exercise is necessary to retain bone mass and lower the risk of fractures, and to build muscle strength and reduce the risk of falls.
Various community events will be staged on Senior Health & Fitness Day, and seniors are encouraged to attend for health screenings and diet and exercise information sessions. Low-impact, non-competitive exercise program choices may include stretching, walking and swimming, all designed to increase strength and flexibility. And although Grandma is probably an excellent cook, she may be able to pick up a few healthy tips to make her legendary meals even more delicious and nutritious.

Word of the Day


Definition:(noun) A person who withdraws from the world to live in seclusion and often in solitude.
Usage:He was regarded by the townspeople as a recluse, since no one ever saw him receive visitors.


National Reconciliation Week

Australia sets aside the week between May 27 and June 3 to honor the culture and history of its Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders, and to promote reconciliation and forgiveness for the treatment that these indigenous peoples have suffered at the hands of white Australians. Since it was first held in 1996, National Reconciliation Week has featured various activities designed to promote understanding between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians, such as the People's Walk for Reconciliation across the Sydney Harbour Bridge in 2000.

Rare, Genetic Mutation Causes Humans to Feel No Pain

A rare, genetic mutation can keep you from feeling pain. Scientists have found that this mutation, though, can have some serious consequences. The new findings come after researchers discovered two unrelated children with a very rare and unusual disease; they had not been able to feel any pain since birth.

1926 - Bronze figures of Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer were erected in Hannibal, MO

1933 - Walt Disney's "Three Little Pigs" was first released.

1937 - In California, the Golden Gate Bridge was opened to pedestrian traffic. The bridge connected San Francisco and Marin County. 

1969 - Construction of Walt Disney World began in Florida.

1986 - Mel Fisher recovered a jar that containS 2,300 emeralds from the Spanish ship Atocha. The ship sank in the 17th century

1994 - Nobel Prize-winning author Alexander Solzhenitsyn returned to Russia. He had been in exile for two decades.

2010 - Universal Studios reopened its backlot. The area had been destroyed by a fire two years before


If You Were Born Today, May 27

Life is always an adventure for you because you are extremely curious, inquisitive, and always open to learn from your experiences. You are very friendly, giving, and naturally charming. You instinctively know that change is a natural part of life and learning, and try to keep positive. You need a lot of mental stimulation in order to stay interested in projects and work. Famous people born today: Henry Kissinger, Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Louis Gossett, Jr., Bruce Cockburn.

Picture of the day
Dolomite (shown here with magnesite) is an anhydrouscarbonate mineral composed of calcium magnesium carbonate. It forms white, tan, gray, or pink crystals, which do not react with dilute hydrochloric acid. Termed "stinking stone" by naturalist Belsazar Hacquet, the mineral gives the smell of petroleum when rubbed. It has multiple uses, including as a radiation buffer and a catalyst for destruction of tar.

Picture of a boy carrying a calf in Purulia, West Bengal, India


Photograph by Jawed Alam, National Geographic 
Jawed Alam was passing through a village near the Purulia district of West Bengal, India, when he saw a boy and his calf standing in a field of wildflowers. Alam saw the perfect frame in the background of colorful flowers, the boy’s yellow T-shirt, and the black calf. “I quickly adjusted my camera setting and started clicking pictures,” he writes.

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Tuna-Stuffed Pepper
Courtesy of Hungry Girl

1. Heat oven to 375°F. Spray a baking pan with nonstick spray and set aside.
2. Slice off the top of one red bell pepper, removing stem and seeds; rinse and pat dry.
3. Combine one 5-oz can albacore tuna packed in water, drained and flaked, with 1 Tbsp Dijonnaise (or make your own fat-free mayo and Dijon mustard mix). Scoop mixture into pepper.
4. Place pepper in pan and bake until softened, about 25 minutes.
Each pepper: 188 cal, 3 g fat.

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CrockPot White Bean and Sausage Soup

I'm making my way through the garbanzo bean surplus and threw together a soup with what we had on hand.

The Ingredients.

--1 can white kidney beans
--1 can pinto beans (I guess these aren't really white)
--1 can garbanzo beans
--1 t thyme
--2-4 spicy chicken or turkey sausage
--1/2 chopped yellow onion
--1/2 cup leftover rice pilaf (if you want to use raw rice, you should have enough liquid to add 1/4 to 1/3 cup without losing soupiness)
--2 cups chopped fresh vegetables (I had broccoli, carrots, asparagus)
--1 quart chicken or vegetable broth

The Directions.

Drain your beans (I didn't rinse, for no reason other than sheer laziness) and throw them into your crock. Chop up whatever vegetables you are going to use in tiny pieces. Slice the sausage that you are going to use. I chose to use two spicy turkey sausage---if you would like your soup to have a kick, use more than two. Two just kind of gives flavor without spice.

Cook on low for 6-9 hours, or on high for 4-5. The soup is done when it's heated through and the vegetables are tender, but it's not going to hurt anything to cook it longer and give the flavors more time to meld.

The Verdict.

This was super easy to throw together, because I had everything on hand. I am usually tempted to throw tomatoes into soup, and was glad that I refrained this time. The broth was mellow and wasn't too spicy for the kids. I served it with shredded Parmesan cheese on top

a beautiful mess
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Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past. - George Orwell

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1 comment:

  1. Lovin' the otters...they would make a great anniversary card!