Saturday, November 24, 2012

Public Transportation

      Taking the bus to work can save a lot of money.  Here's a good link with a chart showings saving by city: Bus vs. Car 

      After adding up the price it seems a great deal could be saved.  In my city it cost around $40 dollars for a monthly bus pass with unlimited rides.  Plus you will get some exercise in walking to bus stops.  Also the stress of driving is taken out of your day, allowing you to arrive at work in a great mood.

     I think this is a good choice as the funding will help develop more public transportation.  Can't forget to mention a bicycle.  Then you will be getting a good amount of exercise.  Most buses have bike racks that are pretty easy to use.  I found it quite useful.

Thursday, November 22, 2012


Check this site out,   It has tons of intriguing articles on natural health.  I like the Mind/Body section, found a lot having to do with managing pain in new ways.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Update and Ideas

Greetings, out here on the West Coast, we just started getting some good rain.  Since then spinach, Swiss chard, and lettuce are growing well.  Not many carrots sprouted, and of the ones that did one or two are growing well.

Another idea I came across was making a stepping stone by using cement and arranging some various stones in the bottom of a 5 gallon bucket or old water bowl.  Then let dry for a day or two and there you have a homemade stepping stone.

As far as exercise, the core muscle groups are important.  They can be strengthened by cardio-endurance related activities.  Practice handstands against a wall if you feel comfortable and have developed decent core groups. Be aware of your surroundings!  Eventually if you keep practicing you'll be able to do a handstand without using the wall.  

Swiss chard is growing quickly right now so pick some up from your local farmers market,  it is a great source of fiber, vitamin K, A and trace minerals.  Fiber helps digestion.  Vitamin K helps with bone strength and blood flow.