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Women Are More Likely to Have Wider Waist Measurement if They Are Competitive

Posted on December 8, 2008. Filed under: Muscle Building, Odd Stuff, weightloss, wellbeing | Tags: , , , , |

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Are you a resourceful and resilient woman? Are you competitive? Then your waist measurement may be larger than your less competitive and resourceful friends!

Don’t bemoan your so-called imperfections though, your larger waist to hip ratio may be doing you a really big favour.

“The hormonal profile associated with high WHR (waist-to-hip ratio) … may favor success in resource competition, particularly under stressful circumstances,” writes Cashdan. “The androgenic effects – stamina, initiative, risk-proneness, assertiveness, dominance – should be particularly useful where a woman must depend on her own resources to support herself and her family.”

In other words, trading the benefits of a thin waist for better ability to collect resources may be a good deal in certain societies and situations. And there is evidence that male mate preferences may reflect this trade-off, according to Cashdan.

In Japan, Greece and Portugal, where women tend to be less economically independent, men place a higher value on a thin waist than men in Britain or Denmark, where there tends to be more sexual equality. And in some non-Western societies where food is scarce and women bear the responsibility for finding it, men actually prefer larger waist-to-hip ratios.

“Waist-to-hip ratio may indeed be a useful signal to men, then, but whether men prefer a WHR associated with lower or higher androgen/estrogen ratios (or value them equally) should depend on the degree to which they want their mates to be strong, tough, economically successful and politically competitive,” Cashdan writes.

“And from a woman’s perspective, men’s preferences are not the only thing that matters.” Medical News Today

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10 Feng Shui Tips For October

Posted on October 13, 2008. Filed under: Odd Stuff, wellbeing | Tags: , , |

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October is the month of the Water Dog and is all about muting the effect of earth through wood and fire through water. Your Feng Shui tips for this month are:

  1. Avoid the colours Yellow, Brown, Red, Orange and Purple with one exception put one red sheet on your bed, just one – it could open the world for you.
  2. Avoid going South or facing South
  3. Stay away from dogs or sheep, unless they are animals who are in your circle of influence (family pets)
  4. Avoid spicy, barbequed and deep fried foods, might be good for your health as well 🙂
  5. Eat more vegetables and fish (also good for your health)
  6. Dig into your favorite books and magazines and keep them near you to open the world to your infuence.
  7. Go swimming or to the beach as often as you can (swimming at the beach also cleanses the energy around you and lightens your load.)
  8. Get a fish – I love Betta‘s (Siamese Fighters) as they have lots of personality.
  9. Be aware of the change of moon at the end of this week and make sure you honour the way you feel during this time.
  10. Spend a lot of time in the Southeast corner of your home as it is the Wealth Corner of your home for this month. If you are a solo woman or mum, the woman alone with benefit by spending time in the southwest area of your home as well, this is the more feminine area for wealth for you this month.

Good (auspicious days) for this month are: 11th, 13th, 17th, 18th, 23rd, 29th, 30th, October, 4th November

Days to avoid doing anything important are: 19th October, 31st October

I hope you have an awesome October and leave you with this thought: “Being compassionate to all, even in your thoughts will bring you health, wealth and happiness.”

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Funny Quotes From the Olympics

Posted on September 1, 2008. Filed under: Odd Stuff, wellbeing | Tags: , , , , |

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This post from AmeliaBurton was definitely worth passing on. Some of the funny things that were said on camera during the Olympics. Have a laugh on me:

1. Weightlifting commentator: ‘This is Gregoriava from Bulgaria. I saw her snatch this morning during her warm up and it was amazing.

2. Dressage commentator: ‘This is really a lovely horse and I speak from personal experience since I once mounted her mother.

3. Paul Hamm, Gymnast: ‘I owe a lot to my parents, especially my mother and father.

4. Boxing Analyst: ‘Sure there have been injuries, and even some deaths in boxing, but none of them really that serious.

5. Softball announcer: ‘If history repeats itself, I should think we can expect the same thing again.

6. Basketball analyst: ‘He dribbles a lot and the opposition doesn’t like it. In fact you can see it all over their faces.

7. At the Rowing medal ceremony: ‘Ah, isn’t that nice, the wife of the IOC president is hugging the cox of the  British crew.

8. Soccer commentator: ‘Julian Dicks is everywhere. It’s like they’ve got eleven Dicks on the field.

9. Tennis commentator: ‘One of the reasons Andy is playing so well is that, before the final round, his wife takes out his balls and kisses them…Oh my God, what have I just said!

Laughter really is the best medicine and can make you fit as well, laughing regularly exercises your core muscles, so laugh often and loudly.

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