Day 155: Promoting good health

Today’s inane image of the day:

This is the second set of chocolate cupcakes I made over break… they’re significantly darker in color and more rich in chocolate flavor probably because of the addition of coffee [I also used more butter…]. [Yes, I realize that I am opposing the title of this entry with this photo. My sincerest apologies… everything in moderation!]

Instead of spending our day off [thank you Dr. King for your positive impact on our society and this wonderful 3-day weekend!] from classes sitting around and reading books [we do have a quiz tomorrow!], a number of us spent the morning or afternoon volunteering to do health screenings at a local Forgotten Harvest drop off site. At the location I went to, each of us rotated through 4 stations: blood pressure, blood glucose, flu shots and BMI. It was a wonderful opportunity to give back to the community, as well as practice our skills.

After returning home, I found a wonderfully illustrated and well-timed video entitled, “23 and 1/2 hours: What is the single best thing we can do for our health?” — I promise it’ll be worth your 9 minutes!

And here’s one more awesome video making a staircase more appealing than the escalator:

P.S. I started using Tumblr to reblog other interesting posts [all medically-related]. For the time being, I will stay faithful to the Blogger platform for my personal entries, but you should still check it out [and follow me if you have an account!]: http://amandaxi.tumblr.com/

2 thoughts on “Day 155: Promoting good health

  • January 16, 2012 at 10:30 pm
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    Those whiteboard videos and TED talks are my favorite things on YouTube. I actually got a standing desk at work, so I spend significantly less time sitting, but as you said (“everything in moderation”), I have a stool to sit on when I get tired.

    Another great post Amanda!

  • January 17, 2012 at 10:45 am
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    @Jordan: Agreed. And that’s awesome that you actually have a standing desk! When I was at Terumo, we were at lab tables so since they were so high up [and the chairs so terrible] that I just spent a lot of my time standing.

    On another note, Beaumont uses Epic so we talk a lot about the software and it makes me think of you and the other BMEs over there. =)

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