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It may be time to ditch the tie

Men’s ties. What is their purpose? Do they keep you warm? Do they cover up anything other than buttons? They get in the way. I think of Dilbert’s tie floating in the wind. Very few men clip them down with a tie clip so they move around picking up germs all over the place.

They do show some flair for some who are brave enough to go beyond solids or stripes. They seem to have a bit of respectability but are they really necessary? Here are some reasons not to don a four-in-hand tie.

The BMA (British Medical Association) has said doctors should no longer wear ties because of the germs. Imagine a doctor standing over a patient picking up MRSA and then going on to the next patient.

There is a link between wearing a necktie and interocular pressure when the tie is too tight.

Another study found it restricts blood flow to the brain causing headaches, dizziness, and nausea.

Perhaps a clipon tie isn’t such a bad idea…

Sources:
http://www.iflscience.com/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/
https://link.springer.com/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/
http://news.bbc.co.uk/

You Should… or You Shouldn’t…

How often have we heard these words from people? “You should…eat more vegetables” or maybe “You shouldn’t…eat bread.” Sometimes words can get in our way of success. Well meaning people can sabotage our success especially when it comes to dieting or fitness.

There have been times when I thought I was doing pretty well only to have some well-meaning friend or acquaintance sabotage it completely. Once, I was feeling pretty good having lost 13 pounds only to be told it didn’t show. Another well meaning friend said, “Some people are just always going to be heavy.” This came right after completing goal weight in Weight Watchers. I guess being within the guidelines isn’t good enough for some people!

Sometimes we can’t help what others think or say. We can only help our response to it. Don’t let the turkeys get you down! Just go on and ignore the nay-sayers. Keep up the good work and stay the path.

The Yolk’s on You!

Time (time.com) had an article asking the question, “Are Egg Yolks Unhealthy?” This provoked the Victor crew to find out more about this. Here are some highlights from the article:

The yolks have the bulk of an eggs iron, folate, vitamins, and minerals. The downside: eggs yolks are a source of cholesterol. This is why we have things like Egg-Beaters out there, and why egg white omelets are a thing. But here’s the rub: dietary cholesterol does not translate into high levels of blood cholesterol. Current data does not justify eschewing eggs.

Eggs seemed to be vilified for so long, it is a relief to be able to eat them every day if you so choose. You shouldn’t eat five eggs in an omelet, just as too much of any one food is not as healthy, but feel free to eat them. The only questions that some data show is that high egg consumption by those with type 2 diabetes may have a higher risk of coronary heart disease.

Source
You Asked: Are Egg Yolks Unhealthy?

Your New Year Resolutions

The Victor crew wanted to find out more about how many people keep their resolutions. You hear about all the people who join gyms right after the first of the year but how many people keep it up? According to the Statistic Brain Research Institute, Lose weight is the top resolution for 2015. Staying fit and healthy comes in at number five.

Forty-five percent of Americans usually make New Year’s Resolutions and of these, 38% are weight related. Only 39% of those in their twenties achieve their resolutions while only 14% of those over fify do.

Gym memberships, or rather attendance seem to start to drop off by end of January into February. However, there seems to be a pickup again in March as people want to get their “beach bodies”.

Steve Victor

Reasons to Get Fit and Stay Fit

If losing weight and looking better hasn’t been good enough reasons to stick to a workout plan, the Victor Crew found some more reasons from US News & World Report Health.

You’ll have more energy
You’ll have a better work-life balance
It will help prevent colds
You’ll live longer
You’ll sleep better
You’ll be in a better mood
You’ll turn back the clock
Your brain will get a boost
Your bones will be stronger
You’ll be able to get more done
It will strengthen your heart
You’ll be less stressed
You’ll gain more confidence
Your hormones will be more balanced

For more information:
http://health.usnews.com/health-news/health-wellness/articles/2015/12/04/14-reasons-to-work-out-that-have-nothing-to-do-with-weight-loss

Steve Victor