Sunday, January 16, 2011

WebMD might be the death of me; Go Sniff a Lemon!

I love WebMD...and I hate it.


I love being able to look up diseases and medicines and symptoms...
and then of course, I think I have every condition I find, of course.

A little bit of knowledge can be a dangerous thing.

However, I recently started following them on Twitter.  
And their tweets are interesting.

Did you know that taking 10,000 steps a day may lower your risk of getting Diabetes? 

They have email newsletters you can sign up to receive in your inbox daily.
And I signed up.
Because knowledge is power, right?
And I want to be healthy.
And aware of hot topics and health issues.

And now, my inbox is swamped.
It's sagging under the weight of newletters.

The problem?  I don't want to delete them, because they all look interesting, 
and surely some time soon I'll have the time to read them all.  

Ineed to know the "Fourteen common causes of fatigue."

(A touch of white here, a rosy tinge there, 
or some rippling or bumps may be a sign of disease in the body. 
Problems in the liver, lungs, and heart can show up in your nails.) 

I discovered the #1 brain boosting activity for preschoolers 

is one-on-one time with their parents!  
Oh, course, it's too late for my kids because they're 9 & 13 now, 
but maybe it's not too late for your kids.

Do you know how to "spice up your workout?"

I figure it would be handy to know "common lies about depression
and how to prep my pooch for winter weather (puppy coats and reflective collars?).

OH, this one grabbed my attention immediately: 10 Quick ways to improve your day.

1. Make your bed
2. Pack a healthy snack (Fruit, cheese, peanuts)
3. Clear off your desk
4. Pump up the music
5. Sniff a lemon  (they're serious!)

They also send recipes.

I'm becoming addicted to WebMD.
What's their advice about that?!

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