Myra Miller

Finding balance with extracurricular activities

Now that school is in session, your child, teen or college student may become involved in extracurricular activities. This is great for the student and will teach them important life lessons. Not only does it provide them opportunities to socialize, the activities often stimulate their minds and bodies in ways that differ from the stimulation provided in the classroom.

The benefits to quitting smoking

I’m thankful that I never had the urge to start smoking and that my parents do not smoke nor do my daughters.
I’m not by no means condemning my friends and family who do smoke. However, after reading the following, courtesy of Newspaper Metro, the health benefits of quitting smoking are endless.
The following article gives numerous health benefits of quitting smoking.
Smoking has been linked to a number of negative side effects, including raising smokers’ risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease.

Myra Miller

Horseshoe trivia

Did you know that horseshoes were a Roman invention?
The following, courtesy of Newspaper Metro, gives you some horseshoe trivia.
Horseshoes bring more than good luck and serve as more than a tool for the popular backyard game. Horseshoes keep working horses’ feet healthy and safe from wear and tear while also providing support and traction.
People who frequently work with horseshoes may know a lot about them, but others can test their knowledge by seeing how many of these trivia questions they can answer correctly.

Myra Miller

Simple solutions for a better night’s sleep

I am one that requires eight hours of sleep each evening. I can tell the next morning when I don’t get enough sleep, because I’m dragging around with no energy.
I know myself, and I know that I cannot have any kind of caffeine intake after 1 p.m.
I also know that I cannot take a nap for longer than an hour. If I do, I will not fall asleep right away and have less sleep throughout the night.
The following, courtesy of Newspaper Metro, gives some tips for sleep.

Chicken soup and the common cold

Chicken soup seems to soothe cold symptoms. However, after reading the following, courtesy of Newspaper Metro, some people come down with colds more than once a year. Myself, colds normally attack my system in the winter months. When I do suffer with a cold, I love to eat hot chicken soup.
Did you know that chicken soup remains one of the more popular cold remedies? And, chicken soup is loaded with immune-boosting vegetables and other ingredients that provide phytonutrients.


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