Thanksgiving and food and photos?

Lynn Dorman, Ph.D. // 


November 26  

In my local paper today there were two articles in two different sections that ought to have been on one page and loudly linked to each other.

One stated that the day after Thanksgiving is one of the busiest in emergency rooms…

One explanation is that because most physicians are closed – people go to the emergency room. but why do they go? They feel awful, drink too much, eat too much and the body yells back! It’s not used to this amount of food and alcohol and fat-laden drinks. It’s also a day that visiting relatives can get on your nerves and you are stressed, and lots of people, when stressed – eat more!

The other article was about the new federal exercise guidelines….2.5 hours a week of moderate is good but 5 hours a week is better defense against many diseases…

The one last note I saw online was to take a good look at a photo of yourself when you were about 18…it suggested that the weight you were then – give or take a little – is a good one to be at now!

So – Happy Thanksgiving…cut back on the food, look at old photos of you and your family, and resolve to eat better and exercise more. Let’s all look like we did at 18!

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About the Author

Native of NYC who moved a lot, got several degrees, and has been a lifelong writer and reader... I am interested in many things - and I write [and teach] about them - especially the human lifespan and healthy aging

Lynn Dorman, Ph.D.