Tuesday, September 15, 2009

We discussed the science and management of sex verification in sport as well as the Cape Argus Workplace Expo. …… ..............................
Keeping you in the know between 9am – 12pm
By Denisia Adams


To adjust to something undesirable, especially by prolonged weakness:
"Though the food became no more edible, he soon became sufficiently inured to it"
‘I have become quite inured to the difficulty of the study of law.’

Who captained South Africa against the Australians in the first cricket test at the Wanderers in 2002?
A – Graeme Smith B – No one did C – Mark Boucher
Answer: C – Mark Boucher

DID YOU KNOW (http://www.didyouknow.org/)
A cup of drip brewed coffee has about 115 milligrams of caffeine, an espresso (and percolated coffee) about 80mg, while instant coffee has about 65mg of caffeine. Decaffeinated coffee is not totally caffeine free, containing about 3mg of caffeine. A 8oz can of Coca-Cola has about 23mg of caffeine, Pepsi Cola 25mg, Mountain Dew 36mg, and TAB 31mg. Tea has about 40mg of caffeine, while an ounce of chocolate contains about 20mg.

ALSO DID YOU KNOW The first Espresso machine was introduced in 1822 by the French, but it was the Italians who perfected and distributed it.

How to Keep Your Mind Young
People are living much longer lives than ever before but not all enjoy their golden years. Forgetfulness or dementia, long accepted as a part of growing older, is actually not a natural consequence of old age. Some people actually stay as sharp mentally as they ever were but it doesn’t come by accident. Mental insight can be safeguarded throughout our lives in many ways.
Step 1
Keep engaging even after you retire. Depression stemming from feelings of uselessness and lack of purpose are common among the elderly. This causes a general feeling of depression which leads to disengagement from others, increased illness and a lack of stimulation. Interaction with others is essential to excellent performance.
Step 2
Get physical. Maintaining a reasonable level of physical activity does more than keep our bodies in shape. Activity helps us to release endorphins (the feel good hormones) which make people of all ages function more efficiently.
Step 3
Make the most of your walk. Walk outside to engage your senses and keep them fine tuned. Paying attention to the diversity of sights, sounds and smells around you. Feeling grateful is an added perk. Try climbing on top of things instead of going around. Things like fallen logs, rocky ground and curbstones at the local park helps to maintain balance and guard our bodies against by falls by teaching us the fancy footwork necessary for catching ourselves before we fall.
Step 4
Relax. Stress is a major culprit in aging people beyond their years. It reduces the brain’s ability to think, remember and work out solutions. Stress is weakening to the hippocampus, a locus of memory formation in the brain. It knots our muscles, ruins digestion, taxes our relationships and has a negative effect on everything in life. To relax, learn deep breathing, knitting, meditation, yoga or Tai Chi.
Step 5
Be Thankful. Studies show that those who have grateful hearts maintain better health throughout their lives. If you don’t feel grateful, begin a journal of thanksgiving. Write down the kindest acts people did for you, the most loving words, the most meaningful compliments you’re received. Write about the beautiful things you’ve seen, wonderful places you’ve been, amazing people you’ve met. The good things you’ve done, accomplishments, acts of kindness and the times you made a difference should go in there, too.
Step 6
Volunteer and commit to something bigger than yourself. Find a cause that touches your heart and roll up your sleeves and use the lifetime of skills you’ve acquired to make a difference.
Step 7
Work at a hobby. There must be something you always wanted to learn but never had the time for. Now’s the time. Take up oil painting, learn a language, host a weekly card game, or design and build birdhouses. Opt for something that requires focus and uses your mind and your hands. Step 8
Read. People who enjoy reading are using their minds and their imaginations. They are learning with each page they turn. Talking books are available if you can’t see as well as you used to. The benefits will be the same. Watch TV to stay sharp rather than zone out. Playing along with trivia game shows is fun and it helps you to keep thinking. Watch educational programming like shows on home decorating, or programs about history or cooking which require thinking. Do jigsaw puzzles, anagrams and crossword puzzles. These keep your vision, and hands and minds busy at the same time.
Step 9
Stay married, get married or find a roommate. Studies show that people who have live-in companionship are generally healthier and happier which are two keys to functioning at your best mentally. If this isn’t a possibility for you, then join a senior center or a community center and spend lots of time with others, making friends and growing closer to others.
Step 10
Get a pet. Animals are a great source of comfort, love and companionship.
Step 11
Eat the right brain fuel. Cancer fighting antioxidants are found in deeply colored fruits and vegetables, whole grains, nuts, many beans and certain spices. Make sure that your diet is balanced overall which is important to all areas of your body. Drink lots of water, six to eight glasses each day is recommended. Maintaining a normal weight reduces your risk of heart disease, diabetes, joint problems, and stroke and it also helps you to remain fit.
Step 12
Don’t overindulge when you drink. Drinking too much robs our level of functioning at every age. Habitual drinking over time actually robs brain cells along with destroying the liver and creating health problems virtually everywhere. One to two drinks for a man per day and one drink for a woman will save your head the next day and your body and brain for the rest of your days.
Step 13
Our brains are the headquarters of our lives. They direct our thought, movement, intention, emotion and senses. Every area of the brain require use to maintain high functionality. Learn to multitask by engaging your senses and your body and your thoughts at the same time-—as with a walk along the beach where you see, feel, smell, move and think at once. We are what we eat and our brains run on stimulation. Just keeping life and the daily business of living a grand adventure will keep you young in heart, mind and body

Michael Burger from Penquin International, organiser of the Cape Argus Workplace Expo. It’s where top organisations fish for talent. It’s the first time it’s being brought to the Western Cape following its winning formula in Joburg. To find out more visit http://www.workplaceexpo.co.za/

Then we joined by Dr Ross Tucker a sport scientist and sports management consultant. Dr Tucker also works part time at the University of Cape Town and at the Sports Science institute of South Africa. He joined to discuss the science and management of sex verification in sport. Check out http://www.sportsscientists.com/ for more.

The secret to happiness is not in doing what one likes to do, but in liking what one has to do.
That’s it for the Morning Cruise, where we cruise through your weekday here on BushRadio 89.5fm live on your stereo between 9am – 12pm with me Denisia Adams.
Take Care ... make the best of your day and Keep the Faith. Stay Real!!!!!!!!!!

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