From my desktop “MOM” calendar…
“Eat breakfast before you leave the house!”
WHY THIS IS TRUE: Breakfast is a critical time to take in important nutrients such as fiber, calcium, protein and fruit. Again and again, studies show that people who don’t eat breakfast are more likely to become obese and develop heart disease–and die younger!
“An apple a day keep the doctor away”
WHY THIS IS TRUE: Fresh fruits and veggies contain antioxidants that can reduce a person’s risk of heart disease, stroke and cancer, as well as other illnesses. Apples contain high levels of phenolics which are especially potent antioxidants. Bananas, oranges and mangos will also help keep you out of the doctor’s office. One study done at Cornell University suggests that apples in particular may help ward off Alzheimer’s disease.
Thanks Kyle and Nicole for the calendar. It’s not only filled with a year’s worth of love, but helps remind me of the important things I used to tell my kids…and the important things my mom told me. My mom taught me many wonderful things, but by example, she also taught me all about Alzheimer’s. Mom is always right so now I am off to have a hearty breakfast and though apples are not my favorite fruit, I’ll have one of those, today, too!
Then it’s off to Tamarac Fitness Center for a little of this and a little of that! Thanks to my wonderful Saturday morning students who fill the room with great energy. It’s like I leave one family to go to my other.
HAPPY WEEKEND EVERYONE!
***NOTE TO MY STUDENTS — I will not be having class next Saturday the 27th at 9:30 or Monday the 1st of March at 8:30 in order that I may spend quality time with my first and longest friend Carole, who will be coming in from California for the weekend.