Taka Update September 10, 2013
Fish delivery and more
What a great start of September business! I have great tuna and uni. I made Sliced toro and uni with wasabi pickles. So yummy! A customer ordered 2 times. Negitoro-Don is also a good choice. This is wild caught and excellent. Kinme-Dai is coming tomorrow this week. The season change is good for fish. Yes, it is autumn and fish taste gets better and better. Shrimp price is going up and up again. It is not only far, raised shrimp but wild caught Ama-Ebi. I need to raise the price of that. I have no idea when the price is going down. And I feel very negative in the future. We have to enjoy the life now.
I will not close the restaurant for a while. No vacation at all? Maybe. Bu if I go back to Hawaii, might close a couple of days.
Short bursts of exercise at home good for the heart
Short bursts of exercise, such as raking the lawn and climbing the stairs, are an excellent way of warding off health problems such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes, the Daily Mirror and many global media outlets reported.
The news is based on the results of a cross-sectional study which suggested that even less than 10 minutes of moderate or vigorous activity, such as climbing stairs, ‘count’ and may be as beneficial as longer periods of exercise.
This useful and well-conducted study measured the physical activity of more than 6,000 adults, in addition to measuring various health markers such as blood fats, blood sugar and blood pressure, that are known to be risk factors for chronic conditions including diabetes and heart disease.
The study found that performing moderate or vigorous activity of any duration – either short bursts of less than 10 minutes or for longer – was associated with improved measurements of several cardiovascular risk factors.
The study suggests that even people who do not have time to go to the gym or an exercise class can get many of the health benefits of exercise from adopting an ‘active’ lifestyle.
While the study cannot directly prove cause and effect, it would suggest that any moderate or vigorous exercise you can fit in during the course of a day, benefits your health.
This cross-sectional study aimed to determine whether short bursts of physical activity were associated with a decreased risk of metabolic syndrome.
Metabolic syndrome is a term used to describe a combination of related risk factors for chronic conditions such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes – these factors include high waist circumference, blood fats, blood sugar and blood pressure.
The researchers also looked at some additional biological markers known to be risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
They looked at whether there were any differences in risk factors for short bursts of activity versus more prolonged bursts.
Cross-sectional studies have a inherent limitation as they cannot prove causation (a direct cause and effect), they can only highlight possible associations.
So in this case, the researchers cannot conclude that it is the short bursts of activity directly affecting the biological markers measured.
Also, because participants aren’t followed over time we don’t know what came first, so we don’t know.
Cleaning house, mowing, everything is exercise for me. I do them by myself. I understand even 5 minutes walking with dog might help my health condition.