Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Live Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by Personal Health If your waist measures 35 or more inches for women or 40 or more inches for men, chances are you’re harboring a potentially dangerous amount of abdominal fat. ByJane E. Brody June 11, 2018 If you do nothing else today to protect your health, consider taking an honest measurement of your waist. Stand up straight, exhale (no sucking in that gut!) and with a soft tape measure record your girth an inch or two above your hip bones. The result has far greater implications than any concerns you might have about how you look or how your clothes fit. In general, if your waist measures 35 or more inches for women or 40 or more inches for men, chances are you’re harboring a potentially dangerous amount of abdominal fat. Subcutaneous fat that lurks beneath the skin as “love handles” or … [Read more...] about To Take Care of Your Health, Measure Your Waist
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Monday, June 04, 2018 by: Edsel Cook Tags: airborne diseases, anthrax, antibiotic resistance, bacteria, biohazard, bioweapons, bird flu, body fluids, disaster prepping, epidemic, germs, infection, infectious diseases, Legionnaire's disease, outbreak, pandemic, pathogens, preparedness, prepping guide, superbugs, TEOTWAWKI, terrorism, terrorist attacks, virus (Natural News) The end of the world as we know it (TEOTWAWKI) could result from pandemics of antibiotic-resistant superbugs used by terrorists. But there are steps you can take to protect yourself and your loved ones from the threat posed by these biological hazards, as stated by a Beans, Bullets, Bandages and You article. Biohazards are harmful organic substances that can infect living creatures and spread among the members of a population. They should be on the top of the list of things that a prepper must get ready for. The best way to defend yourself against biohazards is to avoid exposing yourself to … [Read more...] about For when TEOTWAWKI happens: How to protect yourself from biohazards
Fran Norton may have been better prepared for her cancer-stricken husband’s death than the chaos that has ensued.Joe Norton, patriarch of the Elephant Trunk travel accessories company and her spouse of 65 years, died March 17, 2017.In the interim, Fran has watched the 110-year-old family business go belly up, calls from creditors linger and a fight involving his estate and a former company president grow legal legs.“It’s the biggest mess you’ve ever seen,” said Fran Norton, 88. “I didn’t even get time to mourn him. I was just thrown into the fire. All of a sudden, it’s just me against the world.”Business originsIn October, Elephant Trunk closed its last remaining stores in Utica Square and at 8922 S. Memorial Drive.Carving an initial niche by making steamer trunks, it was founded in 1907 by owner Frank Goodman. Norton’ s father, Joe Norton Sr., took a job with the Elephant Trunk in 1931 before opening up his own store, Norton … [Read more...] about Death of Elephant Trunk patriarch last year triggers fight over estate and closing of 110-year-old business
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Steve Kornacki April 12, 2018 THE REFEREE HELD UP HIS HANDS a few inches apart, and the Ericsson Stadium faithful — what dozens of them remained — let out something meekly resembling a cheer. The visiting New England Patriots were just short of the marker, and now head coach Bill Belichick had a choice. It was fourth down and they were sitting at their own 45 yard line, with just inside of two minutes left, both in the game and in this dispiriting season. If nothing else, dignity was at stake here. The book said to punt. Instead, Belichick looked out at Drew Bledsoe and told his quarterback to stay on the field. Why not just put an end to it with one play here? On the CBS telecast, the announcers perked up. Advertisement “Belichick wants to roll the dice!” play-by-play man Don Criqui exclaimed.Bledsoe lined up … [Read more...] about What if Tom Brady had never stepped in for an injured Drew Bledsoe in 2001?
It was October 2016, and decorated snowboarder Amy Purdy was about to start training for the Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang. "I decided I was going to do a really hard workout a few days earlier to kick myself into gear,” the author of On My Own Two Feet, motivational speaker, and season 19 runner-up on Dancing With The Stars remembers. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below That day at CrossFit, she did pullup after pullup despite her arm muscles giving out multiple times. “I didn’t think about how I’d taken the last couple weeks off because I was doing a lot of motivational speaking and traveling, so I just kept going,” Amy says.The next morning, she couldn’t fully straighten her arms and noticed swelling. That was enough to send her to the hospital.The diagnosis: rhabdomyolysis in her arms. Rhabdomyolysis, or rhabdo for short, happens when you work your muscles too hard, causing muscle fibers to die and release contents into the … [Read more...] about Amy Purdy: ‘I Feared I’d Never Be Able To Work Out Again After Rhabdo’