Archive for the ‘Health & Wellness’ Category

I’m out of shape
August 21, 2008

Well I decided to finally pick my ass up from my computer seat and go swimming again, and all I can say is wow. I get winded really really fast now, and I find it difficult to do front crawl… I’m thinking its because I have lost both my form and flexibility.

I’ve got to really work on my cardio again, I can tell my heart has gotten really inefficient over the years =T The worst feeling is that I know I did this to myself. Well good thing U of T has great facilities for me to get back in top form!

Sleep
March 27, 2008

There is no point in staying up late into the night when you are exhausted, tired, and downright sore to the bone. When school gets to you, the best thing to do is sleep. Sleep, what a wonderful sound the word makes. Let sleep ease your mind and weariness. Let sleep relax your soul and prepare you for a new day with a fresh mind. And most importantly of all let sleep be the doorway into a gallery of dreams!

Of course, sleep shouldn’t be an excuse to be excused from homework. But it’s also not to say that we should exhaust ourselves with homework so that sleep is deserving nor let sleep be depriving. 7 Hours a day of sleep should suffice, and what’s so bad about a little afternoon nap? But back to the subject of sleep and oh how good it feels to finally be able to call it a day, and slip into some warm pyjamas, all curled up in your sheets with a soft pillow under your head. Oh that feeling you get when you close your eyes, which when awake seemed so heavy, bringing about a comforting sigh of relief! And best of all that feeling you get when you know you’ll be out until the next morning. In peace and undisturbed.

Goodnight

Kendo!
January 6, 2008

kendo

Tomorrow I will finally get to sign up for kendo! It’s every Monday from 10am-1pm, which fits nicely into my schedule! Damn, Monday is for advanced people, and I cant do Thursday because its from 8:30-11pm. I will be trying out Saturday’s practice and I’ll see if I really wanna spend every Sat morning in Toronto =(

My Week of Red Wine
December 21, 2007

I’m going to try out having a glass of red wine every day for a week. Maybe I’ll feel better, maybe I won’t hahaha. Apparently red wine is supposed to lower ‘bad cholesterol’ LDL and raise ‘good cholesterol’ HDL.

Sofar, it seems that after drinking some of this wine, my breathing difficulties that I’ve been having have gone away, but I can’t really draw conclusions just yet lol

Early Christmas! + Some helpful holiday health advice!
December 2, 2007

Sega Rally Revo Boxart

Today Peter gave me my Christmas present early, which was Sega Rally Revo for PS3! I’ve wanted that game for quite some time now so I was really happy to get it =) The demo was pretty fun, but playing the full version online with 5 others is just awesome.

The game plays very smoothly, and the controls are easy to learn, however it can be annoying sometimes when you are fighting to keep the car straight. Too bad I have exams coming up otherwise I could really play this game as much as I would like, but for now I guess I’m limited to a few quick stints here and there -_-;;;

Ti.Crush Pack

“Erika” gave me an early present as well since we both have to study for exams. She got me the Head Ti.Crush starter pack which was really nice of her since the only way for the both of us to play was for her to borrow her friend’s raquet, which is more work than it should be. The kit comes with the raquet, eye protector, and two balls! =D Haha can’t wait till I get some time to play squash with her this holiday season! I’ve definitely have to make it up to her for Christmas!

Anyways, on a slightly more serious note, it’s December and in Toronto, loads of people are getting sick so what’s my suggestion? Make sure you get adequate Vitamin E and C. Vitamin E is a fat-soluble macronutrient (good because it can be stored in your body for extended periods of time) and an antioxidant which helps to get rid of free radicals that can potentially harm your body. Vitamin C combined with the product of the reaction between Vitamin E and free radicals yields Vitamin E again, which is great because that new Vitamin E can go back to fighting those nasty free radicals!

Sources of Vitamin E: Vegetable oils, nuts, seeds, soybeans and good ol’ broccoli

Sources of Vitamin C: Fresh fruits and vegetables (Oranges!)

Of course these should be taken in moderation as excessive Vitamin E intake can interfere with anticoagulant medications, and excessive Vitamin C intake has been associated with: nausea, diarrhea, and nosebleeds.