Here's a little something to get you thinking about what's really important in your life.
What do the following questions all have in common?
* How many hours of sleep do you get each night?
* What is your cholesterol level?
* Where's your blood pressure at?
* Have you ever had heart problems?
* Have you ever had problems breathing?
* How happy do you feel?
* How often do you feel anxious or stressed?
These questions have two things in common.
One, they are all questions I pulled directly from a life expectancy calculator. You can take the online quiz by clicking on this link realage.htm. It's one of the best I've seen, it's free and it will only take 4 minutes out of your day. I'm going to warn you it WILL get you thinking about the areas of your life that could use a little improvement.
I took the quiz and scored fairly well despite the fact that the quiz gods took years off my life for reasons I consider to be ridiculous. You can find my score and the ridiculous reasons I lost years of my life posted on our facebook page at www.facebook.com/pages/Mequon-WI/Fitness-Together-Milwaukee/169180366600. Please add your score to the posting. We would love to know how long you plan on sticking around.
The second thing these questions all have in common is the following:
"EXERCISE WILL IMPROVE YOUR SCORE ON ALL OF THEM!" I hope you can see me yelling that at you.
It's true, a regular exercise plan will improve your sleeping pattern, your cholesterol, your blood pressure, your heart, your lungs, your emotional well-being, and your stress levels. This, in turn, WILL lengthen your life.
So....What are you waiting for? And don't say the holidays to be over....we're sick of hearing that. To be frank, it's a ridiculous excuse.
Get out and move around. If you would like to learn more about the most effective ways to be moving around check out our website at www.northshoreft.com or give us a call at 262-241-3530.
To A Loooonnnnngggg and Healthy Life,
Sabrina Lynn Domenosky and the Fitness Together Team
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It is not too late to get a flu shot for protection against the seasonal flu (not H1N1) which typically does not peak until January or later. The North Shore Health Department will get the last of its vaccine order sometime this week. A clinic has been scheduled for the seasonal flu shot for adults:
Wednesday, December 9
Come enjoy the true meaning of the Christmas season at Lumen Christi School's 1st grade Christmas pageant and the all-school Christmas concert.
On Wednesday, December 9th, the 1st graders will perform a Christmas pageant, "The Savior that God Sent." It will be held at 9:30am at the Lumen Christi Thiensville Church, 116 N. Orchard Street.
Governor Doyle Signs Puppy Mill Bill
Thank you, Governor Doyle! Authored by Senator Pat Kreitlow and Representative Jeff Smith, Senate Bill 208 and Assembly Bill 250 was signed into law on December 1, 2009. The bill will establish a much-needed licensing and inspection program to end the suffering of thousands of dogs at the hands of unscrupulous dog breeders. This dog breeder bill will also level the playing field for reputable breeders who already practice humane care for their dogs. Pictured are Governor Jim Doyle with Wisconsin Humane Society representatives, Angela Speed, Tony Enea and Jodi Habush.
Hope's Lights Celebration
Join us for this special celebration and lighting ceremony at the Wisconsin Humane Society at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 6. Come for behind-the-scenes tours, holiday treats, a special presentation by FOX 6's Nicole Koglin and live demonstrations. There will be many animals to meet, including WHS alumni and this year's Hope and Joy, two animals with remarkable stories. Sign up today!
Due to the bad weather expected for tomorrow, Dec. 8., the North Shore Health Department has scheduled a second clinic for SEASONAL flu (not H1N1):
Tuesday, December 15
Rocco is a three-month-old Standard Rat. He has a soft white and black coat and long white whiskers. Rocco is a very companionable rat who is quite comfortable being held. He loves to explore fresh places and meet new people. His great personality makes him a favorite of the volunteers and staff at WHS!
Rocco’s diet consists of pellets, sometimes oats, fruits and vegetables (in moderation) and water. He also loves to chomp on Garden Wafers, his favorite treat!
The Lumen Christi Catholic School 1st Graders and the Service Committee of the Student Council organized a collection of items for Thanksgiving baskets.
Notre Dame Middle School in Milwaukee had over 100 families who were in need of donated food in order to have a Thanksgiving dinner. Lumen Christi was able to provide all the food and supplies for 33 of these needy families.
The 1st graders at Lumen Christi Catholic School performed in their Christmas pageant, "The Savior that God Sent," on Wednesday, December 9th.
Mary and Joseph brought the Baby Jesus to the stable and shared their story with the villagers, shepards, and animals. An angel choir sang intermitently throughout the performance, as well as sharing the message, "This is the Savior that God sent," in sign language.
This may get you in the holiday spirit! Two kids stopped by on Friday night to drop off money they had been saving for WHS animals... instead of buying holiday presents, they chose to donate their savings to help animals like Judd, a puppy they got to meet. Thanks so much opening your hearts to help animals!