Friday, November 18, 2011

9 Things We Learned This Week 46 of 2011 (words, rebate, giveaway, hearing, health, news, sports)


Mumeration is a new word to me and is demonstrated in the cool video I saw over at Freaky Frugalite. It's a flock of Starlings flying together in a group. Some girls on a boat caught them on video!

Free Dog Food

Last Saturday I found out about a manufacturers deal where after I buy three bags of the Purina Joint Mobility dog food from the vet that the manufacturer will send me a check for a free fourth bag! I have to cut out a circle from the bag and include the sales receipts. Unfortunately, I had just thrown out our first bag last week but my wonderful husband dug through the garbage to retrieve it. Thanks, honey! 


When I watch "The Biggest Loser" the trainers always tell the contestants not to hold on while on the treadmill. At "How Railings Can Derail Your Daily Workout" a professional fitness trainer explained holding on for support can cut into your calorie burn by as much as 35%! You also are not working on your core and engaging your muscles naturally. It's better to walk outside or on an indoor track. If on the treadmill, go at a slower speed and don't hold on.

Value of a Talent

Sunday I learned that in the parable of the talents in Matthew 25, a talent was a considerable amount of money worth 10,000 x one denarri (a denarii was equal to one day's wages).

Cookbook Giveaway

Mountain Woman is giving away A Very Special Cookbook on her Red Pine Mountain blog. Winners will be announced November 21 so you have time to enter!

Hearing and Dogs

I found Wednesday's Free Kibble fact very interesting: "A dog can locate the source of a sound in 1/600th of a second... and can hear sounds four times farther away than us humans!" I hope you play every day like me to help shelters provide kibble for dogs and cats, but in case you don't, thought I'd share this with you here.


November is National Diabetes Month! In 14 Little Changes for a Healthier Life, one that was mentioned is to drink 17 to 34 ounces of water daily. “In a 9-year French study, people who regularly consumed 17 to 34 ounces of water daily were 36 percent less likely to develop high blood sugar or diabetes than those who imbibed less. Why? When you’re dehydrated, your brain turns up production of vasopressin, a hormone that signals your liver to pump out more glucose.” I already do this; nice to know I’m doing something right!

According to 14 Little Changes for a Healthier Life, bananas help lower blood pressure because the Potassium neutralizes the sodium. Guess I’m going eat bananas regularly from now on.

Coach K

Being Duke fans, we have to mention that this week Mike Krzyzewski beat Bob Knight's record for the most college basketball wins with 903! I thought it was interesting that Bob Knight used to coach Mike Krzyzewski and was his mentor. It made it even more special because Bob Knight was at the game! I read Mike's Krzyzewski's book, Leading With The Heart and highly recommend it!

Recommended Posts I Read This Week:

Funniest blog post: More Memorable Conversations (With Kids) by I’m Living Proof That God Has A Sense Of Humor

Most Amazing Video post: Is Sullivan the World's Smartest Cat? at The Conscious Cat

Most Interesting and Helpful Post: 14 Little changes for a Healthier Life at Yahoo Health/Men’s Health (I mentioned a couple points here but you should read the whole article)

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Ann in the UP said...

As always, good for you. All interesting and useful information. I don't need any dog food, but I'm happy to know they are formulating something with joint mobility in mind!

(It's not too late for you to learn to knit, you know.) LOL

Sandee said...

I went 5 miles on the treadmill yesterday and I never hang on. I only go 5mph so I don't need to hold on. The treadmill is a much better option than the hard pavement. Makes my arthritic hip feel much better.

Have a terrific day and weekend. :)

Julie said...

You are so right about the treadmill. And you have a mighty cool husband willing to help with the savings but garbage diving...I am pretty sure mine wouldn't do that.
Thanks for stopping by. Take care and have a blessed Thanksgiving and more.

BeadedTail said...

I learned some things today too! I can't stand walking on the treadmill so I'll keep walking outside!

Claudya Martinez said...

I wouldn't mind owning a treadmill and I wouldn't even hold on. That's a big difference in calorie burn.

Barbara said...

interesting about the treadmill and hanging on. I don't usually hang on. I knew about the calorie thing, but not by that much.

Sharkbytes said...

Ha! I knew there was a real reason to walk outside instead of on a silly rubber mat.

Clownremover said...

Hey! Thanks for dropping by. Love the puppies!! Have a great holiday. :-)

Lin said...

A lot of people don't realize that they are not getting enough water. Especially in winter. I always have a tall glass of water next to me to make sure that I just keep hydrating. And peeing. ;)

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