Monday, February 28, 2011

Three Health Tips from Prevention Magazine

I've gotten into Prevention magazine lately and have been enjoying the variety of tips and tricks I've found therein.

So much so, I decided to share three of my recent favourite "words of wisdom" in today's blog.

Starting with:

1. Talk to your spouse like a stranger.

The idea being that we tend to be more attractive to strangers than we are to our significant others, because we're nicer to people we don't know. Apparently conversing with your partner as though you were meeting for the first time, will not only spice things up, it will actually make you feel happier.

I've decided to try this the next time The Man I Married has gas.

Where I would normally rant and rave and wildly spray Lysol in the vicinity of his posterior, I will instead calmly, and with love, exclaim "Aren't you clever!"

And will let you know if it makes me feel any happier.

2. Eat in the presence of a man

According to the good people at McMaster University, women will consume almost twice as many calories when they eat in groups with other women than if they eat alone or with a man.

I'm thinking, though, that when they say "eat with a man," they must mean one of those guys you don't know very well.

The same ones around whom you're trying to make a good first impression.

Because to see me going to town on a rack of ribs in front of my husband would pretty much blow the other theory right out of the water.

However, it does give me pause.

I find myself wondering if treating the Man I Married like a perfect stranger will not only make me feel happier - might it also trim a few inches off my rear end?

Again, I will keep you posted.

3. The next time you're feeling stressed, sniff a lemon.

Researchers have found that a property in lemons called linalool will reduce the activity of stress genes.

Which gives me my final self care strategy for the week: When the husband gets gas, I will keep a lemon on hand to smell prior to treating him like someone I don't know.

And that's the blog!

Happy Monday everyone!!

9 comments:

  1. Hilarious!!! Perhaps I'll treat my husband like a stranger and ask him to leave. ;-)

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  2. You're getting the idea Pattie :-)
    bwa ha ha ha ha ha!!!

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  3. I love all things lemon, but did not know this tip! The others I had already observed in myself and need to re-incorporate them into my everyday life. I have always said that you should keep dating after marriage, and yes it should be your husband!

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  4. I do try to remember my significant other is a human being when I find myself snarling at him. That is about the best I can do.

    As for eating with him, it turns into a race to see who can eat the fastest. Which also becomes who can eat the most. SO I stopped eating dinner with him and have lost 11 pounds. No lie!

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  5. The lemon sniffing I think I can get behind. Will give it a try.

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  6. Lemon-sniffing I can get behind. The others- funny stuff.

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  7. LYNDS...

    AHHH, GOOD TIMES, GOOD TIMES!

    REMINISCENT OF MY FAVE MAVEN BLOGS OF OLD.

    U GOT 3 BELLY LAFFS OUT OF ME THIS ROUND, SISTER!

    I CAN'T WAIT 2 HEAR THE RESULTS OF THIS FUTURE EXPERIMENT U PLAN ON CONDUCTING.

    I'VE ALWAYS SAID U CAN'T GO WRONG WITH LEMON ANYTHING, AND YER BLOG JUST PROVED ME RIGHT!

    [ALTHO LYSOL MIGHT B A PROPER SECOND CHOICE IN INSTANCES OF GAS ATTACKS.]

    WERE I STILL LEGALLY BOUND 2 THAT THING I MARRIED, I ADORE PATTIE'S IDEA AND WOULD TRY IT OUT IN A HEARTBEAT, BUT SINCE I AM FREE AND SINGLE NOW,
    I MUST KEEP IT IN MIND 4 FUTURE REFERENCE, SHOULD I MIRACULOUSLY END UP IN SOME OTHER DOOMED RELATIONSHIP, THO B/C I DON'T LOOK GOOD IN THAT PARTICULAR SHADE OF BLUE, I SHAN'T
    B HOLDING MY BREATH!

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVED THE BLOG, LYNDS.

    TOWANDA, BABY!

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  8. So.... this post isn't about health tips so much as it is about the Pool Boy's gas.... You tricked us!

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  9. So true Lynds - and lemons are supposed to also wake up your mind, make you energized and lift your spirits.

    I think that is why there are lemon cleaners, etc..

    cin

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