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Choose Wellness -- April 2010
April 12, 2010
Greetings, best wishes

...and welcome everyone to the April 2010 Choose Wellness newsletter. I would especially like to welcome those of you who have just recently joined my list.

We're in to the second quarter of the year already so it looks like 2010 is going to slip by just as quickly as 2009 did. Maybe it's all just part of getting old and me getting slower.

According to a recent article in the New Scientist Magazine (Vol.202 No 2755), "Ageing makes it harder to cope with repeated stress."

After doing some testing on elderly rats, it has been decided that GRUMPY old people may be bad-tempered because 'their brains react differently to chronic stress'.

Apparently elderly humans are more vulnerable to stress than their youthful counterparts, showing signs of ... "more low-level anxiety and depression."

I don't think they needed to test the rats to find this out!

"Spending time in nature is a great way to relieve stress. Taking a walk in a park, hiking through the woods, riding your bike on a trail or gardening are easy practical ways to reconnect with nature."

We have just taken a little walk to witness the opening of our new local icon - the bridge over the Jindalee creek... It is huge, looks like a smaller version of the Sydney Harbour Bridge! and has been built to span a small creek offshoot from the Brisbane River - it is for walkers and cylists and will be enjoyed, I'm sure, by all those who frequent the area.

Do You Get Enough Antioxidants in Your Diet?

Just another drawback of 'getting old' is that our bodies are less able to cope with oxidative stress. This can be brought about by the accumulated damage to cells, tissues and organs caused by an over abundance of free radicals. To help combat this damage we need to ensure that we are getting enough antioxidants in our diet.

You can read more and find out which foods are a good source of antioxidants by clicking this link to Wellness Decisions.

A really simple way to be sure to get sufficient antioxidants in your diet is to have a daily Noni Gia drink.

Noni Gia is new to the market and comes in a handy little individual serve sachet which you just mix with water. It's a blend of Tahitian Noni Juice, pineapple juice and grape juice and is loaded with natural antioxidants.

"When it comes to eating right and exercising, there is no 'I'll start tomorrow.' Tomorrow is disease."  V.L. Allineare

DubLi Update

The DubLi Shopping Mall in Australia has now expanded to include over 1,000 great Merchants, at which you can earn up to 30% Reward Rebates and Save up to 60% in Discounts. More merchants are being added all the time.

When you Register with the DubLu Site and purchase your first 10 Credits you will be rewarded with a $500 travel voucher.

We have been watching the Unique Bid Auction lately and there have been some great bargains. Geoff has been trying to work out a system and just missed out on a LapTop Computer valued at $US699.00. It sold for $75.75 so even factoring in the $73.10 for freight it would have been a great buy! There is, of course, still a lot of luck involved ... but, hey! it's worth a try!!

I had my eye on a DeLonghi Magnifica Automatic Coffee Machine valued at US$1489.00. Would you believe someone got it for $36.75!!

There are still some great items up for grabs, including the new AppleiPad (the auction ends 15 April), a US$900 Louis Vuitton Handbag (great for Mother's Day - ends 22 April) and 2 Gold Bullion Bars valued at US$22,500.00 (ending 4 May)

Lots of other items on the Xpress Auction including Apple iPods, Visa Gift Cards, Cameras, Coffee Makers... or how would you like to have your car insurance costs covered, or your school fees or phone calls paid for? It doesn't cost much to find a bargain!!

A True Ghost Story?

During research into our family history Geoff came across an old yellowing cutting from a newspaper dated 1880, in which was the story of the Everett Ghost written by the sister of my Great Grandmother.

He had been looking for background information to help him understand how and why, earlier generations decided to leave home and family in England, to emigrate to Australia.

The Ghost Story gave a reason why one family left the old country to come to Australia. It's an interesting read.

Who wouldn't want to retire?

Here are answers to some questions put recently to a retiree.

How many days in a week?... 6 Saturdays, 1 Sunday

When is a retiree's bedtime?... Three hours after he falls asleep on the couch.

Why don't retirees mind being called Seniors? ... The term comes with a 10% discount.

Why do retirees count pennies?... They are the only ones who have the time.

What is the common term for someone who enjoys work and refuses to retire?... NUTS!

Why are retirees so slow to clean out the basement, attic or garage?... They know that as soon as they do, one of their adult kids will want to store stuff there.

What do retirees call a long lunch?... Normal

What is the best way to describe retirement?... The never ending Coffee Break.

What do you do all week?... Monday to Friday; Nothing .. Saturday & Sunday I rest.

On that note!!

...till next time, don't forget that I love to receive your questions, comments or requests and I'd love you to send your favourite recipe or health tip, so please contact me if you have anything you'd like to contribute or any questions.

Until then keep well and remember

'healthy cells = healthy bodies'


'be well ... bHip'


'happy shopping'


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