Tuesday, December 23, 2008

20 Interesting Facts On Obesity

1. Child-safety seat manufacturers are starting to make bigger models after a recent study showed that over 250,000 U.S. children age 6 and under are too fat to use them.

2. According to a study by the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at Yale University, nearly half the 4,000 people responding to an online survey about obesity said they would give up a year of their life rather than be fat.

3. Between 15 percent and 30 percent also said they would rather walk away from their marriage, give up the possibility of having children, be depressed, or become alcoholic rather than be obese.

4. Five percent and 4 percent, respectively, said they would rather lose a limb or be blind than be overweight.

5. From 1991 to 2000, the average weight of Americans increased by 8.5 pounds.

6. In 2004, the Federal Aviation Administration increased its estimate of the weight of the average male from 170 to 184 pounds.

7. Airlines spent $275 million on 350 million additional gallons of fuel in 2000 to compensate for the additional weight of their passengers. Now we know why the peanuts are no longer free!

8. Stand by your man: More than a decade ago, Manuel Uribe, now weighing 1,200 pounds (the equivalent of five baby elephants) and bedridden for the past five years, was abandoned by his wife because she was frightened by his increasing size.

9. Virgin Atlantic paid Barbara Hewson from Wales the equivalent of US$24,100 in 2002 as compensation after she was squashed by an obese person sitting next to her on a transatlantic flight. Barbara suffered a blood clot in her chest, torn leg muscles, and acute sciatica and was bedridden for a month.

10. Duke University Medical Center found that women and men who lost 10 percent of their total body weight reported a significant improvement in their sexual quality of life.

11. Obesity ranks second among preventable causes of death. Tobacco use is number one.

12. According to the Department of Veteran Affairs, of the 7.5 million veterans who receive their health benefits from the agency, more than 70 percent are overweight and 20 percent have diabetes, which may lead to blindness, amputations, and kidney and heart problems.

13. Two years ago, the Hardee’s fast-food chain introduced the 1,420-calorie 107-fat-gram “Monster Thickburger.” It contains two 1/3-pound slabs of Angus beef, four strips of bacon, three slices of cheese, and mayonnaise on a buttered sesame-seed bun.

14. Mississippi is the home of the mud pie, Cajun fried pecans, sweet potato crunch, fried shrimp, and catfish. Mississippi is also home to the country’s fattest people—more than 25 percent of adult Mississippians are obese. Coincidence?

15. Recent studies have shown that obesity can cause you to lose sleep.

16. On the other hand, a lack of sleep may result in obesity.

17. It’s a vicious cycle.

18. Never forget your past: Aborigines and the Pima indians of Arizona developed obesity, type 2 diabetes, and hypertension after transitioning to a Western lifestyle.

19. If the entire morbidly obese population of the U.S. lived in one state, it would be the 12th highest-populated state, with more people than Virginia.

20. A 2003 study reported that 21 percent of all New York City elementary students from all income levels are obese.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Angelina Jolie Before She Became Famous

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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Awesome Anagrams

This has got to be one of the cleverestE-mails I’ve received in awhile. Someone out there is deadly at Scrabble.(Wait till you see the last one)!

DORMITORY:When you rearrange the letters: DIRTY ROOM

ASTRONOMER:When you rearrange the letters:MOON STARER

PRESBYTERIAN:When you rearrange the letters:BEST IN PRAYER

DESPERATION:When you rearrange the letters:A ROPE ENDS IT

THE EYES:! When you rearrange the letters:THEY SEE

GEORGE BUSH:When you rearrange the letters:HE BUGS GORE

THE MORSE CODE :When you rearrange the letters: HERE COME DOTS

SLOT MACHINES:When you rearrange the letters: CASH LOST IN ME

ANIMOSITY:When you rearrange the letters:IS NO AMITY

ELECTION RESULTS:When you rearrange the letters: LIES - LET’S RECOUNT

SNOOZE ALARMS: When you rearrange the letters:ALAS! NO MORE Z ‘S

A DECIMAL POINT:When you rearrange the letters:IM A DOT IN PLACE

THE EARTHQUAKES:When you rearrange the letters:THAT QUEER SHAKE

ELEVEN PLUS TWO:When you rearrange the letters:TWELVE PLUS ONE

MOTHER-IN-LAW:When you rearrange the letters: WOMAN HITLER

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Ten Rules to Live By

  1. Realize your own worth. Avoid comparing yourself with others. Each of us is special, because we are different one from the other.
  2. Set your own goals based on what is important to you, not what others think is important. Only you know what is best for you.
  3. Treasure the things that are closest to your heart. Cherish them as you would your life, without them life is meaningless.
  4. Live your life one day at a time, in the present, each day to its fullest. Don’t let your life slip through your fingers by living in the past or for the future.
  5. Be relentless when you have something to offer; never give up. Nothing is really over until the moment you stop trying.
  6. Embrace risk; don’t be afraid. We learn how to be brave by taking chances.
  7. Love deeply, freely, and with all your heart. The quickest way to receive love is to give love; the fastest way to lose love is to hold it too tightly; the best way to keep love is to give it wings.
  8. Live your dreams. To be without dreams is to be without hope; to be without hope is to be without purpose.
  9. Slow down. Don’t run through life so fast that you forget not only where you have been, but also where you are going. Life is not a race, but a journey to be savoured, each and every step of the way.
  10. Surrender to your destiny; have faith that it will unfold as it should. Choose to be happy, at peace and one with the universe.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Amazing and Powerful Thoughts to Live By

  1. You have to want it.
  2. You have to make it a priority.
  3. Eliminate old ways and create new and better ways.
  4. Start doing good things to yourself and for yourself.
  5. Plan your work.
  6. Record your progress.
  7. Share your success.
  8. Think great.
  9. Be great.
  10. There are no limits to greatness.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Talk To Your Self - The 'I' Is Important

  1. A sharp tongue can cut my own throat.
  2. If I want my dreams to come true, I mustn’t oversleep.
  3. Of all the things I wear, my expression is the most important.
  4. The best vitamin for making friends..... B1.
  5. The happiness of my life depends on the quality of my thoughts.
  6. The heaviest thing I can carry is a grudge.
  7. One thing I can give and still keep...is my word.
  8. I lie the loudest when I lie to myself.
  9. If I lack the courage to start, I have already finished.
  10. One thing I can’t recycle is wasted time.
  11. Ideas won’t work unless ‘ I ‘ do.
  12. My mind is like a parachute...it functions only when open.
  13. The 10 commandments are not a multiple choice.
  14. The pursuit of happiness is the chase of a lifetime! It is never too late to become what I might have been

‘Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle..’

Monday, December 1, 2008

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