Monday, June 6, 2016

The Grass Still Grows (acoustic folk song, Van Wagner)

Hello Grafted In Readers,

Today is Monday, June 6, 2016. In addition to it being like summer in my world corner, according to "The Writer's Almonac" today is the seventy-third anniversary of the movie drive-in theater. It had its birth and creation in Camden, New Jersey. Entry was said to be 25-cents per car, and each person attending was charged 25-cents. Today, the drive-in theater is alive but not as popular as it once was.

I want to thank those of you who looked at the post by our guest blogger, Aster T, which appeared on June 2nd. I want to briefly visit a health topic that is of concern to many adults, that being excess intra-abdominal fat or belly fat. One respected voice from Integrated Medicine in the USA is that of Dr. Andrew Weil. Here is his bottom line on belly fat treatment.
I recommend a program for everyone that includes both aerobic exercise (walking, jogging, biking or swimming) for 30 minutes a day, five times a week - as well as strength training with weights (or with weight training machines if you work out in a gym) two to three times a week. If you haven't done strength training before, I recommend a session or two with a trainer to learn proper form so as not to injure yourself.
Andrew Weil, M.D.
L. Schwingshackl and G. Hoffman et al, “Impact of different training modalities on ahthropometric and metabolic characteristics in overweight/obese subjects: a systemic review and meta-analysis.” PLoS One, December 17, 2013 doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0082853
Karine Sahakyan et al, “Normal-weight central obesity and cardiovascular mortality risk in the US population,” presentation at European Cardiology Society meeting, August 27, 2012,

Finally, I just finished reading "Girl About War" by Sara Novac. It is the story of a young lady who survives the Yugoslavian war in the early 1990s and raises some interesting observations about war and post-war recovery. The book is in four parts, and my only minor complaint is each part tends to end abruptly and its succeeding part doesn't really come together until near the story's conclusion. Otherwise, a great read in my opinion.

Until next visit, Kevod Yeheveh, the presence of YHVH encourage and sustain you hourly!

Mellow Roc

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