Wednesday, 2 January 2008

2008 New Years Resolutions ~ Sunday Scribblings #92

Sunday Scribblings #92 prompt is "New" or "New Year" seeing as how I'm in PURGING mode I'm going to submit this from a couple of days ago on the exact topic! So much to do, so little time ...

The Sydney Daily Telegraph reports The UK's Mirror have released their take on the top 30 resolutions.

Here is a sample.

Eat broccoli, cauliflower or cabbage to cut bladder cancer. You only need to eat it three times a month to make a difference. But it has to be raw.

Chewing gum at 3pm cuts cravings and reduces appetite - meaning chewers eat about 36 less calories from their afternoon snack.

Hand exercises - strengthening your hands makes veins in your arms more elastic, which then makes blood pressure fall.

Cut down on mobile chat. We all know phones aren't great for you - and researchers recently discovered a 240 per cent increase in brain tumour risk for heavy mobile users.

Pepper - Not only is it packed with antioxidants, pepper stimulates digestion, increasing the amount of nutrients you absorb from everything else you eat. Now here is a strange one.

Move your printer and your lungs will thank you. Particles from ink can lodge deep in the lungs, leading to coughs and wheezing.

Munch some pistachios. Not only are nuts heart-healthy, America's Penn State University found people eating pistachios suffer less negative health effects from stress.

Add tomato sauce to everything! Three daily dabs of ketchup cuts levels of harmful cholesterol by 13 per cent in three weeks.

My New Years resolution for 2008 is ... PURGE ... what's yours?

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23 Comments:

b said...

Read to the end!

Thank you for your comment. What will you purge?

One girl's junk is another girls dream come true.

b

barbara said...

this is lovely and I am going to use it as a model... ketchup 3x a day!!! Mmmm, even for a ketchup lover like me that may be a bit of a struggle.

I would like to purge my house from clutter. Clutter difuses my creativity.

Lucy said...

hey great list! I didn't know about pepper and hand exercising! If I can't get me butt exercising, I know I can work on these hands! thanks and Happy New years purge!

formortv said...

I love your efficiency! What if I'm having oatmeal for breakfast though? Might make it a little hard to use the ketchup tip.

Herb Urban said...

I'm with you! I intend to de-clutter in 2008. I've packed and moved the same unworn sweaters four times in seven years. No more! There will be no more consumer binging, just life simplifying purging from now on.

I'm following your inspirational lead!

Just Jen said...

I had no idea pistachios were that good for you! I love them....munch munch!

lissa said...

I don't have any resolution but I do like your resolution - purge - sounds like a good idea. Hope you succeed.

Devil Mood said...

Thanks for that! Some interesting information there - I wonder what the hand exercises are like, I think I need some.

On another note, I saw a documentary a while back comparing a group of people that did a detox diet and another that ate whatever they wanted, including coffee, chocolate, butter - the things you'd usually exclude in diets. Well, guess what? The researchers realized our liver and our kidneys are already used to getting rid of the toxins, so there was no difference between the 2 groups after 2 weeks of completely different diets. Made me think!!

thorns said...

That's a really great list. Another thing to do is to drink water. I've been trying to get back into the habit of drinking water after I wake up and before bed and with lunch.

tumblewords said...

Gosh, that's a great list but I don't know about purging. It sounds so final. Can I go back to chocolate after I decide broccoli just isn't my cuppa tea? :)

forgetfulone said...

Wow! I found the part about increasing hand muscles to lower blood pressure extremely useful information. Thanks!

RatanaOng said...

Good work!
Love the chewing gum best!
The only obstacle is that it's banned in Singapore.

Robin said...

Tomato sauce, huh? I can do that...

Wintertime always brings out my urge to purge. Something about being cooped up in the house with all of that crap I suppose.

Sassy Lucy said...

It is so hard to purge when you live with a packrat...and we can't purge on my mom wh has OCD...but the thought is so nice to think about. Great entry.
I have my very first post for Sunday Scribbles up, I hope you will visit:
http://wannabeawritersomeday.blogspot.com/2008/01/sunday-scribbles-edition-1.html

gautami tripathy said...

I just found out that I do most. I do not have a printer, I do not talk much on my mobile phone and do all the others.

Thanks!

thetonguetiedmuse said...

I am carrying over my purging from last year to create room for the new things I am bringing into my life.

UL said...

'Purge' was my last year's resolution, I did some, wasnt able to complete, so it continues into this one...hmm..pepper, now I nkow its ok to dump pepper on to everything i eat..people think i am strange, I thought so too, but glad to see it is healthy :)

UL said...

and happy 08 to you, good luck with purging...:) hugs to you too, UL

GreenishLady said...

That's a useful list. Guess I have to take up chewing gum again! And not cook my broccoli? Ok. I'll eat it with pistachios and a dab of ketchup. And pepper all over!

keith hillman said...

If that was my list it would mean a complete life change - except of course for the ketchup which at times I'm in danger of OD-ing on!

Angel said...

yay I can now officially add tomato sauce to everything ;)

..watch the chewing gum thing though..it's not so hot for you...

thanks for stopping by my bloggy :)

khambagirl said...

Good purging list. I would question decreasing blood pressure just by hand exercises -- I would be interested in the information behind that. Good luck with purging!

myrtle beached whale said...

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