Saúde 24 Sénior – Free

MUITO ÚTIL – Divulgar
Há um serviço que acho que todos com mais de 65 anos deveriam conhecer e utilizar.
É um serviço da Direção Geral de Saúde, Saúde 24 sénior.

Quem tiver mais de 65 anos, utilize, quem tiver menos, terá uns pais ou familiares que o podem aproveitar.

Ligamos para o 808242424e dizemos que nos queremos inscrever na saúde sénior. Posteriormente alguém nos ligará e faz uma breve história clínica com levantamento das necessidades, não só de saúde mas tem a preocupação de perceber se a pessoa está orientada no tempo e no espaço e se tem propensão para quedas.

Passamos a ser contactados de 15 em 15 dias, mais ou menos:
perguntam sobre a medicação, sobre a atividade física, alimentação.

Se entretanto tivermos dúvidas sobre saúde, se cairmos ou nos acontecer qualquer coisa podemos telefonar.
Por exemplo, estamos sozinhos em casa, caímos e ficamos magoados… Ligamos o 808242424 e eles enviam uma ambulância e contactam o hospital para dizer que vamos a caminho.

Funciona em todo o país.
Acho um serviço exemplar e que deve ser divulgado e utilizado.

A tight hug…

It’s a show of affection,
Tenderness and a lot of love!
It’s longing and tear,
But it’s also heat.
Hug is love
It’s wanting to cuddle
It’s feeling a friend
With all your attachment.
We can hug
One cause, one person.
Hug is hug:
is to belt and encircle
It’s not feeling space.
Embrace a cause
It’s what makes us feel
That whoever fights believes
And will never give up
Hug a child
It’s to convey affection,
It’s telling with arms
That it will never be alone.
Hug a friend
With all the fraternity
It’s like saying I’m here!
For all eternity.
Hug a great love
With all understanding
It unties all knots
And make a bond of union.
So let’s hug
A child, a cause,
A friend and our love?
It costs so little to hug…
Believe me, it doesn’t hurt!
“If we could be aware of how fleeting our lives are, maybe we would think twice about throwing away the opportunities we have to be and to make others happy!”

Just one more recommendation…

Whoever you are, you’re in the middle.
There are people in front of you and people behind you.

“Whoever plants, reaps.”

What you put into other people’s lives will come back to you.

Text: Received by email

Images from the Internet.

Pilates for the brain

Read to the end, it’s very interesting.

Are you forgetting?

“What’s the name of this film in which the artist who appears is beautiful?…
Yes man! Tall, with black hair. The one who sometimes worked with that wonderful actor he calls himself… who worked on a very famous play.
You already know who I’m talking about, don’t you?”

30. And so we start

From the age of thirty, in general, we start to notice that we have little forgetfulness:

  • What’s this boy’s name? I know him so well.
  • What time was the meeting, at 5:00 or 5:30?
  • This, how did they tell me it worked?
  • My keys, where did I leave them?
  • What floor am I parked on?

But nothing like when we exclaim…
“They stole my car!” Without realizing that we left through another door of the shopping center.

Even though these small oversights do not affect our lives, they cause us anxiety.
With terror, we think that the brain is starting to turn to jelly and we are worried about becoming like this elderly aunt, who remembers in small details everything about her childhood, but cannot remember what she did yesterday or even this morning.
If this sounds familiar, don’t worry, be hopeful.
There are many myths where people mistakenly link age with poor memory.
Neuroscientists have proven that:
Short-term memory loss is not due to the age or death of neurons, which die but regenerate, but to the reduction in the number of connections between them, of neurons or dentrites (branches of neurons).
This happens for a simple reason: lack of use.
It’s very simple. Just as an unused muscle atrophies, dentrites also atrophy if they don’t bind often, and the brain’s ability to receive new information is reduced.
Admittedly, exercise helps a lot to alert the mind; there are also vitamins and medicines that enhance and strengthen memory.
However, there’s nothing like making our brain manufacture its own food: Neurotrophins.
The neurotrophins
They are molecules that produce and secrete nerve cells and act as food to stay healthy.
The more active the brain cells are, the more neurotrophins they produce and this creates more connections between different areas of the brain.
What can we do?
What we need is to do pilates with the neurons:
– stretch them,
– surprise them,
– get out of your routine,
– introduce them to unexpected news and fun through emotions, smell, sight, touch, taste and hearing.
The result? The brain becomes more flexible, more agile, and your memory capacity increases.
You probably think…
I read, work, exercise and a thousand other things during the day. So my mind must be very stimulated.
The truth is that most of our lives become a series of routines…
Think of a common, running day or week.
What’s different about your daily routine?
The way to work, the time you eat or return home, the time you spend in the car, the time and programs you watch on television?
Routine activities are unconscious
They make the brain work automatically and require a minimum of energy.
Experiences go through the same neural pathways already formed.
There is no production of neurotrophins.
Some exercises that substantially expand dentrites and neurotrophin production:
  1. TRY at least once a week to take a shower with your eyes closed. Just by touching it, locating the taps, adjusting the water temperature, picking up soap, shampoo or shaving cream. You’ll see how your hands will notice textures you never noticed before.
  2. USE NON-dominant hand. Eat, write, open the toothpaste, brush your teeth, open the drawer with the hand that costs you most to use.
  3. READ out loud: different circuits will be activated, in addition to the ones you use to read silently.
  4. CHANGE your routes, go through different paths to go to work or home.
  5. CHANGE your routine. Do different things. Go out, meet and talk to people of different ages, jobs and ideologies. Experience the unexpected. Use the stairs instead of the elevator. Go out into the field, walk, hear yourself.
  6. CHANGE the location of some things. It knows where everything is, the brain has already built a map. For example, move the trash can, and you’ll see the number of times you’ll dump it in the old place.
  7. LEARN a skill. Anything: photography, cooking, yoga, studying a new language. If you like puzzles or pictures, cover one eye to lose depth perception, so the brain has to trust and look for other routes.
  8. IDENTIFY objects. Place a container with several different coins in the car and feel with your hand so that, while you are standing at a traffic light, try to identify each one with your fingers.

Why don’t we open our minds and try these simple exercises that, according to Duke University Medical Center Neurobiology studies, expand our memory?

Hopefully, we’ll never ask again:
“Where did I leave my keys?”

You can find the original PPT here: translate by JVC (zecord). Couldn’t find the original.

Benefits of Bay Leaves

Can You Eat Bay Leaves?

Just a reminder, which is not mentioned here – the central vein must be removed from the bay leaves because it is toxic.

Besides, it’s like snake oil, it cures everything!


Many people add bay leaves to foods, especially red meat and poultry.

Don’t you know why bay leaves are added to food?

If you ask a woman, she will answer: “To flavor the food.”

However, if you boil the bay leaves and taste them after placing them in a glass of water, they will have no taste.

So why do you put bay leaves on meat?

Adding bay leaves to meat converts triglycerides into monounsaturated fats. To try and confirm, cut a chicken in half, cook each half in a pan, put a bay leaf in just one of the halves, and note the amount of fat in both pans.

Recent scientific studies have shown that bay leaves have many benefits.

They help prevent many serious problems and illnesses.

Bay Leaf Benefits:

1 – Treats digestive disorders and helps to eliminate lumps;

2 – Prevents heartburn;

3 – Fights acidity;

4 – Treats constipation;

5 – Drinking hot bay tea regulates bowel movement;

6 – Reduces blood sugar and is also an antioxidant;

7 – Allows the body to produce insulin by eating the leaf, or drinking bay tea for a month;

8 – Eliminates bad cholesterol and relieves the body of triglycerides;

9 – Very useful in the treatment of flu, colds and severe cough, as it is a rich source of vitamin “C”. You can boil the leaves and do steam inhalation, to get rid of the phlegm and reduce the severity of the cough;

10 – The bay leaf protects the heart from convulsions and strokes, as it contains compounds for cardiovascular protection;

11 – Rich in acids such as caffeic acid, quercetin, eigonol and bartholinide, substances that prevent the formation of cancer cells in the body;

12 – Eliminates insomnia and anxiety; if taken before bed, it helps to relax and have a peaceful sleep;

13 – Drinking a cup of cooked bay leaves twice a day breaks kidney stones and cures infections.

This information requires you to search and validate it… Most of it it is old homemade medicine, so don’t forget to give it a research!

Hydrogen peroxide

A benefit we are not always aware of.

Hydrogen peroxide

Do you find hydrogen peroxide not very useful?
Well then, surprise yourself!

Invention purpose:

  • Cheap
  • Easy Transport
  • Easy Storage
  • Easy to use
  • No Side Effects

In a 3% solution, it is one of the most powerful disinfectants out there.
Why is it so little publicized?
No profit!

Why is it not publicized?

Competition with products developed by pharmaceuticals and domestic and hospital disinfectant industries.

  • Cheap
  • Simple to use
  • Easy storage
  • Can be used for many purposes.

The domestic effectiveness of hydrogen peroxide.

1. A dessert spoon of the product used for mouthwash and kept in the mouth for a few minutes, kills all oral germs, whitening the teeth! Spit after mouthwash.
2. Keeping toothbrushes in a hydrogen peroxide solution keeps the toothbrushes free of germs that cause gingivitis and other oral problems.
3. A little hydrogen peroxide on a cloth disinfects surfaces better than any other product. Excellent for use in kitchens and bathrooms.
4. Meat boards and other utensils are completely disinfected after use with a little hydrogen peroxide. The product kills any bacteria or germs, including salmonella.
5. Used with feet at night prevents chilblains and other fungi that cause major foot problems, including bad odors (foot odor).
6. Used it on wounds (several times a day) prevents infections and helps with healing. Even cases of gangrene have regressed with its use.
7. In a half-and-half mixture with plain water, it can be dripped into the nose in colds and sinuses. Wait a few moments and blow your nose. This kills germs and other harmful microorganisms.
8. A little hydrogen peroxide in the bath water fights mycoses and other fungus and helps to keep the skin healthy.
9. Clothes that need disinfection (sheets, diapers, etc.) or those in contact with bodily secretions and blood, can be completely disinfected if soaked in a solution containing hydrogen peroxide before normal washing.
10. You will certainly find other ways to use hydrogen peroxide in your home.
Made by:
Mon Ville Alimentação Ltda

The average IQ of the world population – important


The average IQ of the world population (which has always increased since after World War II, until the end of the 90’s) has decreased in the last twenty years…
It’s the reversal of the Flynn effect.
It seems that the level of intelligence measured by the tests decreases in most developed countries.
There can be many causes for this phenomenon and one of them may be language impoverishment.
In fact, several studies show a decrease in lexical and language knowledge impoverishment: it is not only the reduction of the vocabulary used, but also the linguistic subtleties that allow you to elaborate and formulate complex thoughts.

The gradual disappearance of times (subjunctive, imperfect, compound forms of the future, past participle) gives rise to a thought almost always in the present, limited to the moment: incapable of projections in time.

The simplification of tutorials, the disappearance of capital letters and punctuation are examples of “deadly blows” in precision and variety of expression.
Just one example: eliminating the word “senhorinha (lady)” (now obsolete) does not only mean giving up the aesthetic of a word, but also unwittingly promoting the idea that there are no intermediate phases between a girl and a woman.

Fewer words and fewer verbs conjugated means less ability to express emotions and less ability to process a thought.
Studies have shown that part of the violence in the public sphere and privateness stems directly from the inability to describe emotions in words.

Without words to make an argument, complex thinking becomes impossible. The poorer the language, the more thought disappears.

History is full of examples and many books (Georges Orwell -“1984”; Ray Bradbury – “Fahrenheit 451”) tells how all totalitarian regimes have always hindered thinking, reducing the number and meaning of words.

If there are no thoughts, there are no critical thoughts. And there is not a Wordless thought.

How to build a hypothetical-deductive thought without the conditional?
How to think about the future without a conjunction with the future?
How is it possible to capture a temporality, a succession of elements in time, past or future, and their relative duration, without a language that distinguishes between what could have been, what was, what is, what could be, and the what will be after, what may have happened, actually happened?

Dear Parents and Teachers: Let us make our children, our students speak, read and write. Teach and practice the language in its most diverse forms. Even if it looks complicated. Especially if it’s complicated. Because in that effort there is freedom.

Those who assert the need to simplify spelling, discard language of its “flaws”, abolish genres, times, nuances, everything that creates complexity, are the true architects of the impoverishment of the human mind.

There is no freedom without need.

There is no beauty without the thought of beauty.

Author: Christophe Clavé