Monday, January 30, 2012

your lymphatic system

what does it do?

1. It's the only way for vital protein molecules to be transferred into your body

2. helps fight & protect you against cancer

or some really more in-depth stuff...

The lymphatic system aids the immune system in destroying pathogens and filtering waste so that the lymph can be safely returned to the circulatory system.
a.) The lymphatic system removes excess fluid, waste, debris, dead blood cells, pathogens, cancer cells, and toxins from these cells and the tissue spaces between them.
b.) The lymphatic system also works with the circulatory system to deliver nutrients, oxygen, and hormones from the blood to the cells that make up the tissues of the body.
c.) Important protein molecules are created by cells in the tissues. Because these molecules are too large to enter the capillaries of the circulatory system, these protein molecules must be transported by the lymph to the bloodstream at the terminus.
d.) In lymphedema affected tissues, the lymph is unable to drain properly. Instead within these swollen tissues the protein-rich lymph becomes stagnant. When bacteria enter this fluid through a break in the skin, they thrive on this protein-rich fluid. It is for this reason that lymphedema affected tissues are prone to infections.

get your lymph stimulated!

do the right thing

“Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not.”  - Thomas H. Huxley

sometimes that's going to mean a stretching your comfortable boundaries, and rising beyond your habitual thoughts...
go-on take that flight, and experience a fresh insight

Friday, January 27, 2012

Science Update

Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(2):101-111

Exercise reduces depressive symptoms among patients with a chronic illness. Patients with depressive symptoms indicative of mild-to-moderate depression and for whom exercise training improves function-related outcomes achieve the largest antidepressant effects.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Monday, January 16, 2012

MLK - get up straight!

"Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent."

Science Update

Just published:
Evolution and Human Behavior, Volume 33, Issue 1, January 2012.

1. Forget texts and IM - when you really want to make a difference

instant messages are ubiquitous and convenient, but something primal may be lost in translation.

When girls stressed by a test talked with their moms, stress hormones dropped and comfort hormones rose. When they used IM, nothing happened. By the study’s neurophysiological measures, IM was barely different than not communicating at all.

pick up the phone!

Friday, January 13, 2012

everything in life is your choice...

Now time

tomorrow's 'battle' is won during today's practice!

Up an at em...

what's the wonders, you're going to galvanize today?

1. Fire up your inspiration & motivation to do it NOW
a.) of course, when you're doing your thing 'tomorrow' you'll wish you had put more 'practice' or 'training' in
b.) get 'er done NOW!

it's not the will to win, it's the will to prepare to win

Ignite it.

Monday, January 9, 2012


Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic!

Progression is the fuel

Friday, January 6, 2012

Fitness as easy as A,B,C

Fitness is easy
A: move as much muscle
B: through as much range as possible
C: with as much intensity as you feel comfortable

the challenge is motivation and inspiration to get at it!

Up an at em...

Sunday, January 1, 2012

fitness tip for Twenty12

that's the basis of your entire continued existence

It's the answer to all

word of the year: twenty12

word of the year: responsibility

take charge of yourself and your actions...

1. whatever you think - you're right
2. whatever you believe - you're right

take responsibility to place yourself (sometimes in the very uncomfortable positions) to get all the facts, info & vision