Slowing things down over here. Breathing, journaling, yoga-ing, instant camera-ing more (a film pack has 10 shots so I have to be slow and mindful with it). Things have a way of speeding up unless we intentionally go in the other direction, don’t they? I don’t want it all to go by in a blink of an eye. I want to sit here and savor it.
Sleep deficiency is a common public health problem in the United States. People in all age groups report not getting enough sleep.
As part of a health survey for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 7–19 percent of adults in the United States reported not getting enough rest or sleep every day.
Nearly 40 percent of adults report falling asleep during the day without meaning to at least once a month.
Also, an estimated 50 to 70 million Americans have chronic (ongoing) sleep disorders.
Sleep deficiency is linked to many chronic health problems, including heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke, diabetes and depression.
Sleep deficiency also is associated with an increased risk of injury in adults, teens, and children. For example, driver sleepiness (not related to alcohol) is responsible for serious car crash injuries and death. In the elderly, sleep deficiency might be linked to an increased risk of falls and broken bones.
In addition, sleep deficiency has played a role in human errors linked to tragic accidents, such as nuclear reactor meltdowns, grounding of large ships, and aviation accidents.
A common myth is that people can learn to get by on little sleep with no negative effects. However, research shows that getting enough quality sleep at the right times is vital for mental health, physical health, quality of life, and safety.
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This is it, this is what it’s all about. Family. The mess, the giggles, the snuggles.
The Shark Valley Loop in the Florida's Everglades is one of the best ecosystems I have ever seen. I would have noticed about atleast 50 alligators just like these just crawling by the road biking path and coexisting with so many other animals. Snails, fishes, birds, gators and so many more.
On the flip side I also got to see the danger that this ecosystem is facing. While one half of the loop was vibrant and full of life with animals, the other half was almost dry and devoid of vegetation and animals.
But cycling this 25km /15mile loop on a brilliant MLK day afternoon with breezy cold winds was an absolutely amazing experience.
Today, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we hope that you will find time to teach your children about Dr. King’s legacy. It’s also a great chance to show them what service is all about and how it brings community together!