Zumba-ing Again

I stopped doing zumba the second half of last year because I got too busy at work. Okay, make that “I got lazy.” Actually, not so lazy because even if I didn’t do as much zumba as I could, I was able to lose weight and that says a lot about my level of discipline and determination, right? Haha.

Anyway, two weeks ago, I started zumba-ing again. Just like last year, our little zumba club does it every Tuesday and Thursday. We still use the same venue and the same old sound system though I think it would be cool if we could use something like a stagepas 500 at guitar center for a nicer-sounding music. But that’s just me.

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The Gift of Good Health

I’ve always believed that good health is a gift. I would prefer good health than money any day. Of course, we do need money to live a good life but then, a good life is worthless if it comes with a terrible sickness that could ruin it any time.

I just found out last week that an officemate’s spouse has been diagnosed with kidney failure and would need to undergo dialysis twice a week. What a nightmare that came very early! The patient is only 41, for goodness’ sake.

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Brisk Walking as a Form of Exercise

When I got so busy at work in the latter part of May and the entire month of June, I forgot about zumba. I don’t know if we could resume doing it because our zumba instructor left already (and so did the other participants). For now, brisk walking is my form of exercise.

The hubby and I have started walking briskly recently. We do it every night after dinner. These days, we get to walk as long as 3.7 km every session. Brisk walking does not only help us get fit and healthy, but it also helps us relax. It’s also a great bonding activity for us after working the whole day on weekdays.

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The Glasses-Wearing Couple

I never thought there would come a time that I would need to wear glasses. I’ve always believed that I inherited my grandfather’s sharp eyes. He wore prescription glasses only when he reached 60+ and that was mainly due to ageing. Amazing, isn’t it? In this age of advanced technology where we get exposed to all sorts of chemicals and radiations everyday, our eyes aren’t spared from harm and eventually become vulnerable to damage.

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yours truly trying to get the hang of it

The hubby and I still have 20/20 vision (I have sharp eyes, after all!) but we’ve recently found out we have a mild astigmatism to monitor. Astigmatism is a common condition of the eye that causes blurred or distorted vision. I have it on both eyes while he has it on the right eye only. This meant we needed to wear glasses already. And so we did, just over a week ago. The optometrist said we didn’t have to wear glasses all day but only when our eyes are working hard like when we are in front of the PC, reading books and watching TV.

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Heart Scare

I think I have the most paranoid and anxious husband in the world. Last Tuesday, he got super worried and nervous because of the heart palpitation he felt after every meal time which would go away on its own after several minutes. I seriously thought it would have gone away faster than that if he remained calm and didn’t overreact. I know heart palpitation is a serious matter (it could easily lead to a heart attack!) but reacting negatively to it by getting nervous and all never helps. At all.

After a quick medical check-up, we found out that it was due to the high potassium level in his blood. (A few weeks ago, he started to eat lots of bananas and apples for a healthier diet.) While potassium helps greatly in the proper functioning of the heart, high amounts of this blood electrolyte can cause palpitation to some people. According to the doctor, the fact that the palpitation is temporary and goes away on its own means it’s nothing serious. Oh, thank God for that.

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