Thursday, October 16, 2008

Womens' "Health"

I don't like to get political on this blog meant for health, but when womens' "health" was brought up last night, I felt it was my responsibility to stand up for the "health" of women in our country.
I am referring to the last presidential debate last night. So, women, consider this before going to the polling booth in a few days.
Certain parties and candidates want to deregulate big business and Wall Street. The business people are smart enough to have their own regulations and make smart business decisions that impact the entire world, apparantly. On the other hand, according to the same party and candidates, a woman needs to be regulated by federal government, legislature, and a court system. According to these parties, the women of our country are not smart enough to take all options into consideration and make the best choice for her family, and her doctor must be a kill-crazy masochist, too.
Such little faith in the women, doctors, and families here make me so incredibly sad. God Bless any woman who has ever had to make such a horrible choice. I know it is not something anyone can take lightly, and it is something she has to live with forever. There is no right answer when it comes to making this decision for someone else, because with every story, there are many sides, and there is no way to truly walk in someone else's shoes. I cannot imagine a society where a woman is brought before a court and treated like an animal when she is going through the most painful time in her life....I think they called that Witch Trials in early American times. Do we still consider women to be creatures to control?
What an insult to every family in America. Whether we personally would make this choice or not, how can we sit by and let a government make that decision for our sisters?

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Healing power

To add fuel to the fire, the eternal fire that fitness enthusiests burn at all hours, ACE's latest publication says there is definitive evidence, ladies and gentlemen, that moderate exercise can do more for diabetes than the drugs can. Yes, whether it is the weight loss itself or just the moderate exercise (we're talking a few minutes of walking per day, people!), the actual disease can be reduced or CURED through exercise and eating right.
Now ask you insurance company why your gym membership and trainer fees aren't covered. It's gotta be cheaper than the drugs...and without all the side effects. Plus, you'll feel and look darned good doing it.
Long Live Long Life.