Dear Patients and Friends,
I’m writing you this newsletter from the comfort of my home. I love being home with family but I also know that you are important to me. I make it my mission to improve the lives of those around me. I am determined to make 2018, the best year ever for you and me both. I want to also express my gratitude to you for being my patient. I appreciate your trust in me and your loyalty.
We joke about resolutions and honestly, after about a week or so, we forget about them. Just look at the gyms in January. By March they are half empty again. If you are serious, write down a goal, read it every day, over and over. Write out a plan of how you can achieve it. If you keep it in your conscious stream daily, your brain will act on it. Have a few specific action steps written out. You will find, all the little actions and decisions you make subconsciously, will move you towards that goal. Do this and you will see by next year, you will have achieved your goal. It’s not hard; it just takes persistence and repetition.
I want to also remind you about your health and how special your body is. Here are some fun facts to show you some of the marvelous things the body can do.
Did you know?
- The only part of your body that has no blood supply is the cornea of your eye. It receives its oxygen directly from the air around it.
- The human brain has a memory capacity which is the equivalent of more than four terabytes on a hard drive. If you don’t know how much that is, just let me tell you that a terabyte is a lot of memory.
- A newborn child can breathe and swallow at the same time for up to seven months. Don’t try it because you probably can’t do both at the same time.
- Your skull, the bone that protects your brain is made up of 29 different bones.
- Nerve impulses sent from your brain move at a speed of 274 km/h. That’s FAST!
- A single human brain generates more electrical impulses in a day than all the telephones of the world combined. (THINK ABOUT THAT FOR A MINUTE THEN TELL ME OUR BODY’S AREN’T GREAT.)
- The average human body contains enough Sulphur to “kill all the fleas” on the average dog, enough carbon to make 900 pencils, enough potassium to fire a toy cannon and enough water to fill a 50-litre barrel. That equates to 11 gallons.
- The human heart pumps 40,034,403.19 gallons of blood during the average lifetime. That is a good pump in my guesstimate.
- 50,000 cells in your body died and were replaced by new ones while you were reading this sentence. That’s a ton of cells as well.
- The human embryo acquires fingerprints within three months of conception.
- Women’s hearts beat faster than men’s. Why? I have no idea.
What’s UP With January Anyway?
When I think of January, I usually think of the New Year, setting new goals, and of course, colder weather As it turns out though, there’s a whole lot more to January than just those simple things!
When I began my researching today, I realized that not only is January a pretty cool month, (I know you knew that) it also doesn’t get nearly the credit that it deserves, so I’m going to share a few things with you in this January Newsletter that might help you realize what’s going on!
- January is named after the Roman god Janus, who was always shown as having two heads. I didn’t look him up on Google, but I’ll just take someone’s word on that fact. As the story goes, he looked back to the last year and forward to the new one.
- The Anglo-Saxons called January “Wulfmonath” as it was the month hungry wolves came scavenging at people’s doors. I’m pretty sure the wolves were cold and hungry, so they’d take just about anything they could get.
- There’s a rhyme and reason for everything. January is National Soup Month in the U.S. so if you eat a lot of soup, you’ll be celebrating National Soup Month.
- This is a little off the beaten track but the only Shakespeare plays that mention January are “Much Ado About Nothing” and “Winter’s Tale.” Remember, I’m just sharing some things with you here since it’s 2018. Now you know more than most people do about Shakespeare.
- This one might scare you if you’re married. More couples separate or divorce in January than in any other month. Why? I have no clue.
- Simple fact: January 1st is both the furthest away and closest day to December 31st.
New Years Jokes and Quotes
On New Year’s Eve, Marilyn stood up in the local pub and said that it was time to get ready. At the stroke of midnight, she wanted every husband to be standing next to the one person who made his life worth living. Well, it was kind of embarrassing. As the clock struck, the bartender was almost crushed to death.
A drunken man comes inside a bar and says, “Happy New Year everybody.” and the waiter says, “We are in June you drunk man.” And the drunk man says, “Oh my god, my wife is going to kill me. I have never been so late in my life!”
If you’re born in September, its pretty safe to assume your parents started out the New Year with a Bang!
A New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other.
New Year’s Day: Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual.
~Captain Donald Williams~
Will You Gain Weight After the Holidays?
If you’re struggling with your weight, you probably want to read this. I talked about this last month, but now it’s January and time for you or a family member to really get serious about weight loss. Today I’m going to give you some simple reminders and pointers so hopefully you’ll take some notes, and act accordingly if you’re really ready to lose some weight.
A large number of people OVEREAT during the holidays. Why? I have no clue other than the food is usually outstanding, captivating, and very, very tasty.
Now here’s something you will want to hear. Reports of your holiday weight gain have been greatly exaggerated by a number of news outlets. People “say” they gain, on average, about five pounds during this time of year, but it all depends on how you’re eating and what times you’re eating. If you’re just eating salads, the chances of you gaining weight are very slim. I tell people to fast some during this time and then eat, but most do not have the so called willpower to do that.
I’ve discovered that the average weight gain during the holiday season in this community is around a pound. Yes, just one little old pound. Here’s why that is bad news, even if it sounds good to you right now.
Most people don’t ever lose that one little holiday pound they put on. That’s the BIG problem. The truth is, just because you gain just one pound, doesn’t mean you have to KEEP IT ON.
If you want to look good, feel good, move better, and think better, you’ll want to lose that one pound as fast as you can.
The average weight gain during adulthood is about one to two pounds PER year. If you’re say 40 years old, and you’ve been adding a pound or two per year — since you were twenty five years old, that would be a thirty pound weight gain since you started adding that extra ONE pound that they talk about.
If you are already overweight, the holidays are worse. Although the average weight gain is only a single pound, people who are already overweight tend to gain a lot more than someone that is not already heavy. Again, you already know this if you read last month’s newsletter, but there was one study that found that overweight people gained five pounds (5 big ones) or more during the holidays. That’s where the bad news is really apparent.
The average weight gain for the 94 students during the holidays was about one to two pounds.
Now you’re probably saying to yourself, “Doc you’ve already told me this. Why are you writing the same thing again?” The simple answer is this. I want to hold you accountable. If I do your chances of losing weight, especially those extra holiday pounds are a lot better.
Last month I told you, those students who were about a normal weight gained about a half a pound during the holiday season, but the students who were already foodies and overweight, gained about two pounds.
The holiday season doesn’t represent just one day of overeating. During the holidays there’s MORE alcohol consumed, there’s a whole lot MORE snacks eaten, and
MORE finger foods and appetizers given out that are bad for the middle part of your body. If you want to get started on getting rid of that ONE or TWO pounds… you just gained, talk to us about a proven weight loss program where we help you manage your weight the right way.
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How to fulfill your weight loss and health resolutions…Really!
Being overweight or obese is not just an image problem, it is a health problem. Weight gain has been linked to cancer, diabetes, diseases of the gall bladder, kidney, liver, primary cause of arthritis in the lumbar spine, hips and knees, as well as many other diseases. It can shorten your life expectancy by Years! To make things worse, the holidays add a permanent 1-2 pounds to your weight.
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