Category: Health & Fitness

Vax Day #2

I have COVID booster booked for this morning. Turning out wet and chilly. I've a big decision to make on what to wear. It has to be weatherproof, warm, but easy to take off. Hmmm.…

By mimismum

Nakedness is Normal - isn't it?

So today is Naked Gardening Day 2024 apparently, the annual (and flourishing) celebration of nudity and horticulture. I wouldn't mind betting there are members of this fine Vivaldi Community who will be happily…

By travellinbob

A time for renewal

I love this time of year, when I get back out into the country and stretch my aging limbs. Especially now that climate change - curse you! - is making such a difference.…

By travellinbob

Gut Biome Backup

I recently had to take a course of antibiotics and recognised how this process completely destroys my gut biome. I get one bad bacteria, and my only choice is to nuke all of the bacteria in my system, hoping I can…

By lonm

The Benefits of Exercise and Fitness

Exercise and fitness play crucial roles in maintaining overall health and well-being. Engaging in regular physical activity offers numerous benefits for both the body and mind. From improving physical strength to…

By filomenacarson

Enforced Recreation!

As I sit here in my hospital bed - day 7, following surgery to remove cancer - I am reminded just how bored one can become upon having nothing to do but rest. Enforced recreation is a ball-ache.…

By garykw

Summary log of the day

Here it comes: Weather: The day started with clear skies and mild temperatures, but by midday, clouds rolled in, bringing scattered showers in the afternoon.…

By Robert Trance

We have old tools for that

Did you know that Romans used a type of ancient deodorant? They would often apply a mixture of perfumed oils and spices to their bodies to mask body odor. Additionally, wealthy Romans sometimes used a sponge on a stick…

By Robert Trance

The Fear Ladder: Overcoming Your Greatest Fears

How many of us have goals we wish we could achieve but are constantly held back by some pesky fear getting in the way? For our grandest desires, there's usually some fearsome hurdle blocking our path that may as well be…

By nemoteric

Making Friends

Do you remember the good old days of Pen pal? How easy is it to make friends of like minds these days?

By survivormoc2

Тропічні хвороби йдуть на північ

Європа довго вважала, що знаходиться в безпеці від забутих тропічних хвороб (ЗТХ), але ця впевненість випарувалась. Більш теплий і вологий клімат зробив континент більш привітним для переносників виснажливих, а часом і…

By scipopua

Caffeine can’t replace sleep: Research shows caffeine improves attention but not complex thinking after sleep deprivation – PsyPost [2023-08-21]

There is no denying the importance of sleep. Everyone feels better after a good night of sleep, and lack of sleep can have profoundly negative effects on both the body and the brain. So what can be done to substitute…

By canadianguy