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Out and About – Week of July 16th

I recently had blood drawn, per a request from my family doctor. I have this done every several months or so, because I’m diabetic, and this helps me keep everything under control. I’ve come to realize that getting needles stuck in you is all part of growing older. As a kid, I dreaded getting shots, but now I don’t mind having someone poke fun at me.

Being diabetic means that I must watch what I eat. This idea should pertain to everyone, whether you are diabetic or not. I’ve mentioned several times that my doctor has advised me to eat in moderation. Best advice I’ve ever received and one I can live with. I have difficulty keeping track of what is bad and what is good when it comes to eating. I know there is good cholesterol and bad cholesterol. These are known as low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and high-density lipoprotein (HDL). LDL is the bad stuff, because it can build up on artery walls and cause blockages; HDL is the good stuff. To help increase your HDL, you might want to consume more of the following:

Beans and legumes.
Whole grains. This would include brown rice, oats, and oat bran. High grain bread is better than white bread, in my opinion.
High-fiber fruits, including mangoes, raspberries, and bananas.
Fatty fish. Salmon, tuna, and mackerel are considered fatty.
Almonds, pecans and pistachios, if you enjoy nuts.
Chia seeds.
When cooking, you might want to use Olive Oil. This is not Popeye’s girlfriend.
Chicken breast, tomatoes and lettuce are rich in niacin. This is good.
Avocados.
Do you love Three Rivers? Are you proud of being a resident of the Three Rivers community? If you would like to see some change in the area and would like to be a part of that change, there are many volunteer opportunities available. There are advisory boards and commissions that review programs developed by the city and then make recommendations to the City Commission. If you’d like to be part of the solution, all you need to do is download a Citizen Interest Form at www.threeriversmi.org.

You will continue to suffer, if you have an emotional reaction to everything that is said to you.

Yes, Scidmore Park does have a petting zoo. From now until September 2, the petting zoo is open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from noon until 5 PM. The many ducks and geese in the park are not really considered to be a part of the petting zoo.

If words control you, that means everyone else can control you. Breathe and allow things to pass.

Being honest might not get you a lot of friends, but it will get you the right ones.

See you Out and About!

Submitted by Norm Stutesman

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