“Live every day as if it were your last because someday you’re going to be right…” Muhammad Ali
Today’s News About:
- Are Energy Drinks Tanking Our Kidneys?
- 6 Benefits Of A Good Night’s Sleep
- The Scientific Cause Of Bad Decisions
- Universal Cancer Vaccine Being Tested
- Commonly Accepted Factoids That Are Dead Wrong
And, we’ll begin with the following:
Are Energy Drinks Tanking Our Kidneys?
Energy drinks are popular. With the biggest growth in consumption coming from people over 40.
I don’t drink them. Not that I couldn’t use a boost, now and again!
Among other negative side effects, ingredients in energy drinks speed up your heart rate. Already have an irregular heart beat, thank you very much!
From the quick research I’ve done, it appears that, in otherwise healthy people, moderate use of energy drinks is safe.
Yet, the medical community is concerned long-term use can damage kidney function.
(Exact amounts & usage terms, are still being debated/researched, but will probably depend on the individual)
Anyway, following up on the kidney damage theory, led me to the following article, written by Dr. Veeraish Chauhan, Energy Drinks’ Effect on Kidneys and Health.
The good doctor didn’t set himself up for legal action by offering an actual opinion, but he did offer some good information.
You can read it when you click on the following blue link: Are Energy Drinks Tanking Our Kidneys?
One more interesting read about this subject: Side Effects Of Energy Drinks
6 Benefits Of A Good Night’s Sleep:
Health professionals agree that a good night’s sleep is equally (or more so) as important for health and longevity as is diet and exercise.
An observation I’ve agreed with for years.
Yet, I’ve always had trouble getting enough sleep.
Turned my bed lamp off at 1:30 a.m. last night…
At 6:23, I’m up and motoring!
Here’s some reasons why I should sleep more than that:
- Lack of sleep has been linked to depression
- Light sleepers have more heart problems
- Sleep deprivation causes accidents and sets you up for poor mental performance
- Not enough sleep slows down our metabolism
- Less than ideal sleep lowers testosterone levels (could screw up our sex lives)
- Our immune system needs 6 – 9 hours sleep to reboot
If you’re interested in learning more about logging in a good night, click on any (or all) of the following blue links:
Scientists Discover Cause Of Bad Decisions:
You ever notice how easily you can look at other people’s woes and unerringly know exactly what they ‘should do’ to straighten up their miserable existence?
…But, you can’t figure out what the ‘blank’ you should do to top off your own, stuck-down-deep-in-a-rut, life?
Wonder no more, because scientists have now solved that annoying mystery:
The phenomenon is called decision fatigue, a phrase named by research scientist, Dr. Roy Baumeister.
Basically, decision fatigue syndrome states that the more chronological decisions we make, the weaker individual decisons become.
Uh, we get tired!
While that sounds like another case of researchers ‘discovering’ a dose of common sense, there’s more to it than the obvious.
For example, the above mentioned paradox of why we find it easy to solve other’s problems, but haven’t a clue about ours?
Get that answer, when you click on the following blue link: Bad Decisions
For a condensed version, click on the following blue link: Bad Decisions Blamed On Decision Fatigue
Universal Cancer Vaccine Being Tested:
A couple days ago I got my 1st ever pneumonia vaccine.
Always got a flu shot, figuring that was enough preventive shooting up.
But, pneumonia is a real threat for people my age…
So, I got the shot recommended for pneumonia prevention by the CDC (Centers For Disease Control and Prevention).
The pneumonia vaccine isn’t fail-safe. I could still get pneumonia.
But, the shot greatly increased my odds against getting a dose. And, any incident should be milder than if I hadn’t gotten vaccine on the first place.
What if we had a similar vaccine for cancer prevention?
Would you take it?
Yeah, me too!
Well, such an anticancer vaccine is now being tested…
Get more information when you click on the following blue link: Universal Cancer Vaccine Being Tested
Commonly Accepted Factoids That Are Dead Wrong:
Think drinking booze kills brain cells?
But drinking does not kill off brain cells!
Ever hear that Napoleon was a short dude, overcompensating for his lack of vertical presence?
Nope, not true! He was a little taller than his fellow Frenchmen.
If you, like me, find the debunking of popular ‘myths’ fun, click on the following blue link to get 33 more debunks: Commonly Accepted Factoids That Are Dead Wrong
One Of My Favorite Songs:
In dedication to The Greatest, Muhammad Ali, Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo’ole’s beautiful song, Over the Rainbow
That’s it for me.
Talk to you next time…
Until then, I’d love to hear your Living On The Far Side Of 55 story!