Today’s Health Tip ~ Drink Your Water – Dehydration Hurts Your Heart

Water is Your BFF

Dehydration is known to have a deleterious effect on heart function, according to a review published in 2019 in Nutrients. When you are dehydrated, your heart needs to work harder to pump blood, which may cause your heart to beat faster. That may lead to an irregular heartbeat or heart palpitations. Dehydration also makes your blood thicker and constricts the walls of blood vessels, which strains the heart and can possibly lead to high blood pressure.

While staying hydrated may help with blood pressure and staving off weight gain, an article published in September 2022 in Hospital Nutrition also noted that adequate hydration is linked to lower incidences of fatal coronary heart disease and lower risk of both high blood sugar and type 2 diabetes. Dehydration, on the other hand, is linked to weight gain and obesity.


Today’s Poem ~ And Death Shall Have No Dominion

And Death Shall Have No Dominion

Dylan Thomas

And death shall have no dominion.
Dead men naked they shall be one
With the man in the wind and the west moon;
When their bones are picked clean and the clean bones gone,
They shall have stars at elbow and foot;
Though they go mad they shall be sane,
Though they sink through the sea they shall rise again;
Though lovers be lost love shall not;
And death shall have no dominion.

And death shall have no dominion.
Under the windings of the sea
They lying long shall not die windily;
Twisting on racks when sinews give way,
Strapped to a wheel, yet they shall not break;
Faith in their hands shall snap in two,
And the unicorn evils run them through;
Split all ends up they shan’t crack;
And death shall have no dominion.

And death shall have no dominion.
No more may gulls cry at their ears
Or waves break loud on the seashores;
Where blew a flower may a flower no more
Lift its head to the blows of the rain;
Though they be mad and dead as nails,
Heads of the characters hammer through daisies;
Break in the sun till the sun breaks down,
And death shall have no dominion.


Today’s Positive Thought ~ March On

“March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns,

or the sharp stones on life’s path (Khalil Gibran).”

Those who choose to live, march on. They don’t look back or cry over life not being fair. They march on. They know there will be challenges, undaunted, they march on.

Kindness Works ~ There’s Always a Time for Kindness

“Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness (Seneca).”

Kindness can happen wherever we find ourselves at any moment. It can happen with the person next to us. It can happen with a neighbor or a co-worker. It can happen with a stranger. All it takes is our being aware there is someone other than us in our proximity and to offer a kindness to them. 

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