Saturday, March 26, 2011

Beetle Invasion & Winter Blues.

Greetings,

I have returned from my short jaunt to the beach (Noosa, if you want to get geographic), and now I have slightly more colour and much less money. Also, apologies for the former layout, I did it in a rush (nothing should ever be done in a rush) and I felt like it needed a more personal feel about it. As you can probably already tell, I love my coffee. Passionately.

Before we get too in depth into anything I'd just like to remark on the strange beach beetles. There were quite literally hundreds of them, everywhere, and nobody knows when and where they came from. They wouldn't be such a huge fuss, if it weren't for the fact that they were totally and utterly new. They even made headlines in one of the papers.

If you're not from Australia, beach beetles as the front cover, scraping in front of politics, sports and economics, might seem just a little strange. But due to the fact that everyone here is, and not targeting anyone (keeping in mind I live here as well), incredibly settled in, any minor disturbance to the natural flow shocks everyones respective socks off. In any case, I'm glad I got to the beach before winter sets in. The water was the nicest I've ever seen it, if a little cool.

Anyway, as some of you might be aware, there exists a medically diagnosed condition called Season Affective Disorder. SAD for short. Ironically. It's an incredibly common and general condition, in which I'm sure most of us experience it to some degree. I have it at a moderate level, and throughout the winter I simply feel apathetic towards former joys and tasks. So, here's a quick list of things that I personally find helpful during the winter (or summer, depending on when you have it).

Food.
Mood-booster foods such as fruit and chocolate are always good (the latter in moderate amounts, of course), and mild coffee will help energize you when you feel increasingly lethargic.

Yoghurt (why does it say incorrect spelling, I'm sure it has an H in it.) is full of pro-biotics, at least most of them are. I personally prefer the pot-set style, Greek vanilla is an all time favourite. Yoghurt will give you those extra calories needed for the winter in a healthy and delicious style.

English muffins. Every morning. Without exception. Getting back to topic. Wholesome breakfasts, including eggs, tomatoes, sausages and toast keeps you full and warm until lunch.

Exercise? A lot of people run for warmth, which is obviously down to preference, however, if you're not a natural/frequent runner, the cold coupled with the added pressure on your legs can lead to horrible shin ache. I know I get it. The best exercise is probably to be done in the sun if possible, giving your pores a chance to open and letting you absorb that precious vitamin D.

And remember, Warm & Functional > Cold & Stylish. I'm sure your friends won't be mortified at your lovely warm jumper.

That's it for tonight, apologies as it's not my longest rant, and that it's more health related than anything. I assure you my next rant will be as per normal.

Again. I am not a doctor. These are just my thoughts.

Thanks again guys, I'm truly happy this is getting such reception. And thank you for your suggestions, I hope the new layout is better.

- Oscar.

36 comments:

  1. English muffins! Check out my new blog, puzzledyet.blogspot.com, if you haven't yet!

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  2. "Exercise? A lot of people run for warmth, which is obviously down to preference, however, if you're not a natural/frequent runner, the cold coupled with the added pressure on your legs can lead to horrible shin ache. I know I get it. The best exercise is probably to be done in the sun if possible, giving your pores a chance to open and letting you absorb that precious vitamin D."

    I can't state enough how much i agree with this!!!!!!

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  3. Interesting stuff mate, especially the stuff about exercise

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  4. love those health posts, you should never stop learning things about your health, it's just too important!

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  5. exercising and food is key mate. great stuff

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  6. Intersting stuff m8 ! =)

    Yoghurt (why does it say incorrect spelling, I'm sure it has an H in it.
    Thats correct. its an H in it.. just checked with google and stuff :P

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  7. this pretty much sums up what I eat :P you should try eating avocados, they taste really good and are rich on proteins and natural fat :D

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  8. Took me a little while but I made it through the whole thing! Good read

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  9. great read, I really need to exercise again haha.

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  10. I think I would like winter, or any other seasons. All we get in the tropics is hot and humid. can't wait to live around the world.

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  11. Holy crap, that's a real thing? I always thought I got depressed in the winter because there was nothing to fucking do in my tourist town.

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  12. wow, you are rly good at writing. Thanks for sharing such cool information too!

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  13. Life= Yogurt, English Muffins, Excersice. <33

    its all i need (: as long as you excersice.

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  14. Seriously, Beach Beetles?! That sounds awful.

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  15. My mom has SAD. I'm not affected by winter though. In fact, I enjoy it.

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  16. Great post! Was a really good read! thanks for sharing!

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  17. I am a doctor of funk and I totally agree.

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  18. "yogurt" is the american spelling and your browser is probably set to US english by default.

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  19. Enjoyed the read. Looking forward tom ore of the same.

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  20. really cool post.. keep them coming!

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  21. "Warm & Functional > Cold & Stylish" i will keep that advice

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  22. I feel sick, like actually sick to my stomach on sunny days. It sucks. It sucks a lot.

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  23. Good read, looking forward to more from you :)

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  24. Completely off topic, just thought'd I'd mention I can't read the poll at the top right, at all... :/
    That said, I can't wait to read more.

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  25. interesting food post
    Folllowed

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  26. Yeah those beetles are everywhere on the Gold Coast too. Never seen them before, they look a lot like Christmas beetles

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  27. i like your style of writing. go on

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  28. Beach beetles sounds like a band name :O

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  29. Beach beetles, weird, hope you had a great holiday mate!

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  30. Some really interesting in there, thanks mate

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  31. Interesting post, thanks for sharing.

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  32. It's kind of weird for me. There are some games that I tend to enjoy only during the winter season, and some games I can only play during the summer.

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