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  • Importance Of Exercise

    Walking can add minutes to your life. This enables you at 85 years old to spend an additional 5 months in a nursing home at $4000 per month.
    My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was 60. Now she’s 97 years old and we don’t know where the hell she is.
    The only reason I would take up exercising is so that I could hear heavy breathing again.

    I joined a health club last year, spent about 400 quid. Haven’t lost a pound. Apparently you have to go there.

    I have to exercise early in the morning before my brain figures out what I’m doing.
    I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.
    I have flabby thighs, but fortunately my stomach covers them.
    The advantage of exercising every day is that you die healthier.
    If you are going to try cross-country skiing, start with a small country.
    And last but not least: I don’t exercise because it makes the ice jump right out of my glass.
    You could run this over to your friends !
    (contributed by:Mohan Rao on 16.07.2011)
  • 10 Tips for Active Seniors.

     

    10 Tips for Active Seniors

    Regular exercise can keep you fit and help you stay independent as you age. Other benefits may include faster recovery from illness, reduced risk of chronic disease and better management of existing medical problems such as osteoarthritis.

    1. Choose activities you find interesting and manageable. You are more likely to stick to an exercise routine if it a fun.
    1. Check with your doctor before you start a new exercise routine. Some activities may not be appropriate if you have been sedentary for a long time or suffer from obesity or a chronic illness.
    1. Start slowly and aim for small improvements. Be guided by your doctor about how long and how frequently to exercise. Keep track of your progress in a training diary for added motivation.
    1. Make exercise a social event. Invite friends along or sign up for a class so you can meet new people while getting fit.
    1. Improve your flexibility. Suggestions include yoga, stretching exercises, lawn bowls or dancing.
    1. Build muscle tissue with strength training. For example, you could lift weights or perform a modified form of calisthenics.
    1. Look after your bones. Weight-bearing exercise can reduce your risk of bone loss and osteoporosis as you age.
    1. Improve your heart and lung fitness. Opt for moderate intensity exercise for maximum benefit. As a general rule, aim for activity that means you breathe hard but are not left feeling breathless. 
    1. Reduce your risk of falls. Include some balance and coordination exercises in your weekly exercise routine. Good options include tai chi, balancing on one leg and heel to toe stands.

    10. Build exercise into your daily routine. Walk to the shops or bus, spend more time in the garden or   offer to walk a neighbour a dog.

     

    [Contributed by: User – Jaganathanmadhavan on 03/06/2013]

     

  • Modi ji at work

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    An IAS officer who is posted in North Tripura got a call at 10pm on 21st July. He was surprised to get a call so late in the night. A young voice from the other side apologised for calling so late and asked if he is free for a few minutes because the Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi wants to talk to him.

    His brain froze for a few seconds and he could feel his legs shivering. He meekly whispered yes and after a few beeps, the call was transferred and none other than Mr Modi was on call. Modi apologised to him again for calling so late and said that he is just done with a meeting with Mr Nitin Gadkari and they needed his help to repair National Highway 208-A connecting Tripura to the rest of the country. He says he doesn’t even remember how he responded to it. All he remembers is Modi telling him that the GOI has spoken to both the Assam and Tripura Government and all help would be provided to him to oversee the project.

    He didn’t sleep that night. Modi’s voice kept echoing in his mind and he couldn’t believe what had just happened. He tried connecting all dots and couldn’t find any logic.

    Next day, when he reached his office, he got communications from Tripura Government, Assam Government and GOI. He was sanctioned funds for the project to repair 15 kms of the highway. He immediately took his staff and went to visit the stretch. He found 6 JCBs standing there that were provided by Assam Government.

    Over the next 4 days, more than 300 trucks with materials kept arriving and along with local workers and PWD officials from Assam and Tripura, he opened the highway for vehicles with necessities for Tripura.

    Yesterday Mr Nitin Gadkari called him to thank him for his remarkable efforts and promised that NH-44 would be repaired on a war mode. He also asked him to visit PMO office whenever he is in Delhi.

    That’s my India with such remarkable stories of valour and I am proud of it. This story signifies how the Central Government is concerned about its people and there are numerous, I repeat, numerous such stories from across the country.

    (Tripura is not a BJP run state, remember)

     

    Sent from my iPhone by user kapil on 26.08.2016)

     

  • Santa Jokes

    :lol:

    Santa sent SMS to his BOSS: Me sick, no work.�
    Boss SMS back: When I am sick I kiss my wife try it.�
    Two hours later Santa sms 2 boss: Me ok, ur wife very sweet.  �
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    Santa ki chatri me hole tha, kisine pucha, umbrella mein hole kyu?�
    Sardar bola: Oye barish ruk jayegi to pata kaise chalega.  �
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    Santa: Why has the Govt. fixed voting age 18yrs & marriage age 21yrs?�
    Banta: Govt. ko pata hai ki desh sambhalna aasan hai, lekin biwi ko nahi.�
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    Banta: Pareshan lag rahe ho.�
    Santa: Yaar baap ban ne wala hu.�
    Banta: Yeh to khushi ki baat hai.�
    Santa: Lekin biwi ko nahi pata.�
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    Santa bada dukhi tha, kisi ne pucha itni tension me kyon ho?�
    Santa: Ek dost ko 3 lac plastic surgery k liye diye the, ab use pehchan nahin pa raha  �
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    Driver: Sir ji, petrol khatam ho gaya , gaadi aage nahi ja sakti.�
    Banta: Chalo Phir, wapis le chalo.�
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    Santa: Wo dekh teri biwi ko saanp kaat raha hai.�
    Banta: Are tension mat le, Jeher bharwane aya hoga

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    Banta: Kal Muje 10 logo ne Peeta.�
    Santa: Phir tune kya kiya?�
    Banta: Maine kaha salon ek-ek karke aao.�
    Santa: Phir?�
    Banta: Phir kya, Salon ne ek-ek karke dubara Peeta !    �
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    Pappu: Ajj madam ne 1 swaal puchhya jisda jawab sirf mainu hi pata si.�
    Santa: Mera biba beta, ki swaal si?�
    Pappu: Swaal si k blackboard kol susu kine kita hai?  �
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    Inspector to Banta: Faansi se pehle, bata teri antim ichha kya hai?�
    Banta: Mere pair upar aur sir neeche kar k faansi de do..!�


    (contirbuted by amohanrao on 25.01.2011)

  • The Wheels of Life

     

     “The Wheels of Life”

     

    With this in mind, I bought myself a new scooter.
    I wanted something that was easy on gas and could zip me to the store and about town.
    This seems to meet my EVERY need.
    I love it!

    Remember:
    Senior Citizens Are Valuable:
    We are more valuable than any
    of the younger generations:
    We have silver in our hair.
    We have gold in our teeth.
    We have stones in our kidneys.
    We have lead in our feet and.
    We are loaded with natural gas
    Everyone needs one good
    laugh a day !!!

    (contributed by: Mohan Rao on  27.10.2011)

  • Kaam Chor

    In a run-down part of East London , a fire destroyed a dilapidated four-storey house that had been divided into four flats.
    A Nigerian family of six Internet con artists and full time ‘benefit cheats’ lived on the first floor… all six tragically perished in the fire.
    A group of seven Islamic welfare cheats, all illegally in the country, lived on the second floor… they too, all perished in the fire.
    Six Albanian, gang banger, ex-cons – all claiming political asylum and living off the state for free, occupied the 3rd floor… they too, died.
    But the middle aged Indian Gujrati couple who lived on the top floor miraculously survived.
    The Equal Opportunities Commission, Amnesty International, Human Rights Activists, Black Community Leaders and the British Islamic Council were all furious at the apparent racial inequality of the situation.
    Why was just the Indian couple saved? Questions were raised in the House of Commons, the popular media picked up the story and within hours it was National and indeed International news.
    Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, when questioned stated calmly that it would be unwise to jump to conclusions until all of the Emergency Services had completed their report. He closed by stating that he expected their initial assessment to be available within the next 36 hours – so perhaps it would be best to let the experts gather the evidence and report back before he commented any further.
    A large motorcade of representatives from all five groups, together with the Home Secretary drove to the area, having demanded a meeting with the local Chief Fire Officer. They made sure that a large pack of popular Press and TV had been briefed on the visit and so the motorcade was met by a huge gaggle of journalists, TV interviewers and cameras.
    On camera, they loudly demanded to know why the Africans, Muslims and Albanians all died in the fire and only the Indian couple lived.
    The bemused Chief Fire Officer quietly replied…

     

    “Because they were both at work.”
    (contributed by: Mohan Rao on 17.11.2011)
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  • Kedarnath Temple

    Kedarnath Mandir (Hindi: केदारनाथ मंदिर, Kēdārnāth Maṃdir) is one of the holiest Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and is located atop the Garhwal Himalayan range near the Mandakini river in Kedarnath, Uttarakhand in India. Due to extreme weather conditions, the temple is open only between the end of April to Kartik Purnima (the autumn full moon). During the winters, the murtis (idols) from Kedarnath temple are brought to Ukhimath and worshipped there for six months.

    In this region Lord Shiva is worshipped as Kedarnath, the ‘Lord of Kedar Khand’, the historical name of the region. This temple is a Paadal Petra Sthalam (the 275 Holy Abodes of Shiva on the continent), praised by the Tamil Nayanars saints in the 6th-9th century CE.

    The temple is not directly accessible by road and has to be reached by a 14 km uphill trek from Gaurikund . The temple is believed to have been built by Adi Sankaracharya  and is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas, the holiest Hindu shrines of Shiva. The older temple existed from the times of Mahabharata, when the Pandavas are supposed to have pleased Shiva by doing penance in Kedarnath. The temple is also one of the four major sites in India’s Chota Char Dham pilgrimage of Northern Himalayas.

    Temple and significance

    Statue of Adi Shankara at his Samādhi Mandir in Kedarnath

    The actual temple is an impressive stone edifice of unknown date. During the war between the Kauravas and Pandavas, the kith and kin of the Pandavas were killed; in order to absolve themselves of this sin, the Pandavas undertook a pilgrimage. But Lord Vishweshwara was away in Kailasa in the Himalayas. On learning this, the Pandavas left Kashi. They reached the Himalayas via Hardwar. They saw Lord Shankar from a distance. But Lord Shankara hid from them. Then Dharmaraj said: “Oh, Lord, You have hidden yourself from our sight because we have sinned. But, we will seek You out somehow. Only after we take your Darshan would our sins be washed away. This place, where You have hidden Yourself will be known as Guptkashi and become a famous shrine.”

    From Guptakashi (Rudraprayag), the Pandavas went ahead till they reached Gaurikund in the Himalayas valleys. They wandered there in search of Lord Shankara. While doing so Nakul and Sahadev found a he-buffalo. It was unique to look at.

    Then! Bheema went after the buffalo with his mace. The buffalo was clever and Bheema could not catch it. But Bheema managed to hit the buffalo with his mace. The buffalo had its face hidden in a crevice-in the earth. Bheema started to pull it by its tail. In this tug-of war, the face of the buffalo went straight to Nepal, leaving its hind part in Kedar. The face of the buffalo is known as Pashupatinath in Nepal.

    On this hind part of Mahesha, a glorious JyotirLinga appeared. Lord Shankara appeared from this great light. He appeared before the pandavas. By getting a Darshan of Lord Shankar, the pandavas were absolved of their sins. The Lord told the Pandavas, “From now on, I will remain here as a triangular shaped JyotirLinga. By taking a Darshan of Kedarnath, devotees would attain piety”. Near Kedarnath, there are many symbols of the Pandavas Raja Pandu died here, when he tried to make love to Madri. This place is famous as Pandukeshwar. The tribals here perform a dance called “Pandav Nritya”. The mountain top where the Pandavas went to Swarga, is known as “Swargarohini”. When Darmaraja was leaving for Swarga, one of his fingers fell on the earth. At that place, Dharmaraj installed a Shiva Linga, which is the size of the thumb.

    To gain Mashisharupa, Shankara and Bheema fought with maces. Bheema was struck with remorse. He started to massage Lord Shankara’s body with ghee. In memory of this event, even today, this triangular Shiva JyotirLinga is massaged with ghee. Shankara is worshipped here in this manner. Water and Bel leaves are used for worship.

    When Nar-nrayan went to Badrika village and started the worship of Parthiva, Shiva appeared before them. A few days later, a pleased Shiva granted them some boons. Nar-narayan wished that for the welfare of the humanity, Shiva should remain there in his original form. Granting their wish, in the snow-clad Himalayas, in a place called Kedar, Mahesha himself stayed there as a Jyoti. Here, He is known as Kedareshwara.

    By visiting Kedareshwar, sorrows do not come even in dreams. By worshipping Shambara (Kedareshwar) Pandavas were rid of all their sorrows. Badri-Keshwar’s darshan rids one of the material ties. Whoever gives Dan (alms) at Kedareshwar, just gets assimilated into Shivaroopa.

    Srimat Shankaracharya praised Lord Shiva thus:

    Oh Lord, who resides in the great heights of Himalayas, oh Lord, thou, who art worshipped forever by saints, Hermits, Demons, Gods, Yakshas and Maha Nag (giant snakes), I bow and offer millions of Pranams. As a matter of fact, as one enters the main temple, the first hall contains statues of the five Pandava brothers, Lord Krishna, Nandi, the vehicle of Shiva and Virabhadra, one of the greatest guards of Shiva. An unusual feature of the temple is the head of a man carved in the triangular stone fascia of the temple. Such a head is seen carved in another temple nearby constructed on the site where the marriage of Shiva and Parvati was held. No specific family of pujaris supervise rituals at Kedarnath, where the focus is on veneration of the stone lingam that rests in the inner sanctum of the temple.

    Behind the temple is the samādhi mandir of Adi Sankara.

    Tamil saints Nayanars of 1st century like Sundarar and Sambanthar praised the deity in their hymns famous by the name of Tevaram.

     

    (source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kedarnath_Temple)




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