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With You in Mind, Issue #38 - February, 2012 – Weight L0ss Exercises could be Fun!
February 06, 2012

With You in Mind, Issue #38 - February, 2012
Weight Loss Exercises could be Fun!
A Newsletter about the Fascinating Way the Mind Works

In this Issue:
Way of the Mind's Article: Weight Loss Exercises could be Fun!
Mind Boggling: Love in the Brain
Mind Games: Birthday Party
Mind Tickle, by Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare
What's on Your Mind? Your Questions
At the Back of My Mind - Next Newsletter


I am now back from two cruises and, despite some events on the Italian coast, I am still convinced that cruising is the best! Next one in April!
Just in case your New Year resolution was to lose weight and you have a hard time keeping it going, I am giving some simple advice on exercise. And, of course, don't miss the most popular feature of this newsletter: the Mind Games!
As always, don't hesitate to drop me a line about this issue or the previous ones. Back issues can be found here.

Way of the Mind's Article: Weight Loss Exercises could be Fun!

Weight loss exercises don't necessarily require hi-tech equipment, fancy or tight apparel, or expensive memberships. All you need is to have fun. If you don't have fun, you will stop exercising.
Just be creative. If you don't have any ideas, how about the following weight loss exercises?
• Try to outrun your dog (or cat, hamster, kangaroo, spouse, boss, etc.)
• Buy a hula-hoop and see how long you can keep it twirling.
• Dance to Mambo or Salsa music while preparing your meals.
• Put on a Pilates video and follow the instructor.
• Go to a dance hall and learn ballroom dancing. If you don't have a teacher, learn by osmosis.
• Play baseball with your kids, or borrow some if you don't have any (you can also practice making some, but it may take longer.)
• Study Tai Chi at your local community center.
• Send for a yoga DVD. Watch it. Do it (the last step is very important).
• Keep dumbbells beside your desk, and exercise your arms while waiting for your computer to run a program.
• Make a point to know all the streets of your neighborhood by walking there.
• Buy a skipping rope and see how long you can skip without dying (it is essential that you don't die).
• When you go shopping, park your car as FAR as possible from the door so you can walk more (you will also find a lot more parking spots.)
Read the rest of this article here.

Mind Boggling
Love in the Brain
Valentine's Day is around the corner, so let's talk about love. Men in love show more activity in the visual part of the brain, while women in love show more activity in the part of the brain that governs memory. Scientists speculate that men have to size up a woman visually to see if she can bear babies, while women have to remember aspects of man's behavior to determine if he would be an adequate provider.

Mind Games
With my birthday coming up in four days, I was inspired to propose this little game:
Michael is throwing Frédérique a surprise birthday party but he has to stay within his budget. He spent half of his money plus $2.00 on the cake. Half of what he had left plus $2.00 was spent on balloons and streamers. Then he spent half of what he had left plus $1.00 on candy. Now he is out of money, how much did he start with?

You will find the solution in the next issue of With You in Mind but you still have time to think about it!

Solution of last newsletter's Mind Game:
I received a reply from John M. and I am presenting here my answers, John’s answers, and my comments:


My answer: On the dot
John said "On the spot". Well, it is a really tiny spot!


My answer: Three degrees below zero.
We both agree.

En Ds

My answer: Split ends.
Again, we both agree.


My answer: In a flash.
John said "Inside Flash", and I'll give it to him - even though I prefer my own answer!
Congratulations, John!

Mind Tickle
The mind is like a trunk: if well-packed, it holds almost everything; if ill-packed, next to nothing. - Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare

What's on Your Mind?
I would love to receive your questions, suggestions or comments. If you have an interesting question, I may decide to write an article about it!

At the Back of My Mind
Watch out for next month's newsletter. I will share an article on Short Term Memory Loss.

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