By Denisia Adams
WORD OF THE DAY
To direct or impose with authority; to order.
To prohibit; to forbid.
EG. His mother enjoined him to write a letter.
South African TRIVIA QUESTION
WHO AM I: In 2005 I was nominated as SA Rugby Player of the year. In 2008 became the first international captain to beat the All Blacks in New Zealand since Martin Johnson in 2003. Is known for my exceptional skill at disrupting opposition line-outs and considered one of the best locks in the world.
A – Brian Habana B – Victor Matfield C – Omar Henry
Answer: B – Victor Matfield
DID YOU KNOW (www.didyouknow.org)
"In the 13th Century, people convicted of a serious crime were taken out to Bishop Rock and left there with bread and water to be ravaged by the sea. Or so history suggests. Today the rock is better known as the point where record-breaking attempts to cross the Atlantic are started and finished."
ALSO DID YOU KNOW Iceland, ironically, is quite green - as this graphic depicts. Over one third of Iceland is volcanically active and loaded with lava fields. Iceland is far enough north to be entirely covered by ice, like Greenland to the west of it, but the magma below the surface heats the rock above, keeping it "green."
TIP OF THE DAY
How to Get Healthy For Free
By Caroline Schley
eHow Contributing Writer
Join the library
Join your local library to connect to a great health and fitness resource. Check out low-fat cookbooks and copy your favorite recipes. Browse through the exercise books and fitness magazines to collect training tips. Spin through the video/DVD section to see if your library has any fitness DVDs that you can borrow. Many libraries have games available; take home a game of Pictionary, Twister or Cranium and burn some calories after dinner instead of vegging out in front of the TV. Check out craft books to pick up a hobby that keeps idle, snacking hands busy, like sewing, knitting or origami. Your library also may have a community board full of people interested in starting walking groups, committing to bike trips, taking garden tours or wanting to volunteer in the community. It's a surefire way to fit in a little (free) exercise while getting to know your neighbors.
Flossing every day may help keep your blood pressure down and your heart healthy. Scientists from Columbia University published a study in medical periodical Circulation in 2005 that found a correlation between patients who suffered from gum disease and oral plaque build up and patients with increased carotid artery wall thickness. The researchers concluded this might mean that people who have gum disease are at greater risk of developing atherosclerosis and heart disease. Negate your risk and stay healthy with studious, daily brushing and flossing.
Take a hike
You don't need to sign up for an expensive gym in order to get fit this year. You don't even need to buy any home equipment. Good, old-fashioned push-ups and sit-ups accompanied by a walking or jogging plan will keep you in great shape all year round. Start with three sets of 10 standard push-ups and 100 sit-ups followed by 20 minutes of walking or running. Complete the routine three to four times a week. You can vary the muscle groups you target in push-ups by moving your legs away from or toward each other. Sit-ups can target different muscle groups depending on how they are performed - check out additional tips in fitness magazines at the library.
Write it down
Record your daily exercise and food intake in a journal or logbook. Note duration of exercise, long-term exercise goals, how long you took to eat each meal and what your emotional state was before eating. Within a few days you will have pegged down how what time of day you are most likely to exercise and identify some of your emotional eating triggers. You can use this information to help evolve your health and fitness habits.
Surf the 'net
Heed the call of technology. There are tons of fitness resources available on the Web, from healthy food coupons to free, online calorie counters and exercise routines. Check out coupons.com, livestrong.com, self.com and shape.com to get started. Also, you can join a meetup.com exercise group in your neighborhood. You can also check out fun, free and physically active events in your neighborhood such as discounted ticket days at your local museums or Samba classes at a neighborhood Latin restaurant. Sign up for emails from urbandaddy.com or dailycandy.com if you live in a major metropolitan area; otherwise start by checking out your local newspaper's online events calendar.
Make over your medicine cabinet
Survey the contents of your medicine cabinet. Too often bathroom shelves become a storage center for out-of-date prescriptions and old make-up. Prescriptions have active ingredients that lose effectiveness and change chemical composition over time, so paying close attention to expiration dates is a must. Once medicine expires it should be discarded immediately. Old make-up and dirty make-up brushes harbor bacteria that can cause acne and skin infections. Eye and lip pencils should be kept sharpened and replaced every two to three years. Make-up brushes should be cleaned weekly with warm, soapy water. Start today as part of the new-you, healthy routine and you will notice a difference in your complexion within a month.
Deal with stress
Resolve to talk to your partner about a troublesome relationship problem and it just may help you lose 5 pounds. Emotional stress can cause weight gain, depression and high blood pressure. Don't let constant worry gnaw away at an otherwise healthy lifestyle. Each day write down problems in your life that cause you stress and spend 5-10 minutes brainstorming solutions. You will be amazed how fast life's little troubles start to disappear.
Vacuuming, dusting and laundering may seem like a drag sometimes but a clean house is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Too much dust around the house can irritate allergies, making you sluggish and adverse to exercise. Unlaundered clothes, towels and bed sheets provide a breeding ground for immunity-weakening bacteria in your home. Once a week set aside one hour to dust, vacuum and run sheets and towels through the washing machine. Don't forget to vacuum or wipe down furniture.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step
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!!!!!!!!!!