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In Case You Wondered …

How were the modern wonders of the world chosen?  The following is from World Atlas.

Seven Wonders of the Modern World

The campaign to pick the “Seven Wonders of the Modern World” began in 1999 when Swiss adventurer Bernard Weber asked for nominations. Overall he received almost 200 from across the planet.

On July 8, 2007, the winners were announced at a glitzy show in Lisbon, Portugal, and the seven winners were chosen by the more than 95 million votes received. And the winners are….

  • The Great Wall of China
  • Petra in Jordan
  • Christ the Redeemer Statue in Brazil
  • Peru’s Machu Picchu
  • Mexico’s Chichen Itza Pyramid
  • Rome’s Colosseum
  • India’s Taj Mahal

This new list does not replace the original Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, of which the GreAat Pyramid of Giza is the only one still standing today. It only tries to offer a more realistic example of wondrous manmade objects still visible today.

(World Atlas)

And here they are – our 2020 Globe Walk destinations.

WONDERS DATES

 


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Lucky Number 7

Since our theme this year is Walking the Wonders of the World (of which there are 7) I thought I would share why this number is often considered lucky.  There are:

  1. Seven days in a week
  2. Seven colours in the rainbow
  3. Seven seas
  4. Seven continents
  5. Number represents perfection in religion (seven heavens, seven days of creation,  seven valleys of Bahai
  6. Seven notes in the diatonic scale
  7. The opposite sides of dice always equal seven
  8. Seven stars in the big dipper
  9. Seven deadly sins
  10. Mathematically – a prime number divisible only by itself and one

And now – the number of places to visit with Globe Walk 2020!


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eHealth Saskatchewan Launches

The Saskatchewan government launched a website that allows people to access their personal health information including laboratory test results, medical imaging reports and clinical visit history dating back to three years. Click the link below for the story.

https://globalnews.ca/news/6006056/website-saskatchewan-residents-personal-health-information/

Click the link below to start registering for your EHR:

https://www.ehealthsask.ca/MySaskHealthRecord/MySaskHealthRecord/Pages/default.aspx?fbclid=IwAR0vrts9KO6i91xFANtoIsuugVvkIu0tA1-ZyCdUaVQmtAr0Y7v7FpeS5pM


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Ballroom to boogie: How dancing can improve seniors’ brain health

Dancing is great exercise for the muscles and the heart, and it also involves a heavy cognitive demand. Seniors who dance regularly must memorize movements and routines and react in the moment, particularly if they dance with partners. Activities such as running, cycling, or swimming are more linear, meaning participants don’t need to think about the next movement – they just do it.

Dance, like any form of exercise, benefits seniors in many ways. Regular physical, mental, and social stimulation is the gold standard recommendation for reducing the risk of dementia. Because it involves all three, dancing can be seen as a “triple-threat” option for older adults who want to protect their brains. However, research shows that only one-third of adults in the U.S. get the recommended amount of exercise, which is 30 minutes a day, at least five days a week. By finding activities they enjoy, seniors can experience more of the heart- and brain-healthy benefits of exercise.

Part of what makes dancing unique from other forms of exercise is the addition of music. Musical rhythms stimulate certain areas of the brain often known as our “rewards centers.” These regions are associated with the chemical dopamine, which affects happiness and well-being as well as movement and thinking. Dancing also stimulates the motor and sensory circuits in the brain. These benefits combined offer older adults a unique brain activation they might not get from the gym.

(UTSouthWestern Medical Centre – October 2018)