It’s FRIDAY, Don’t Stress Out!

Good Morning Mother Lode!

It’s Friday, so let’s not get crazy and stress out!  Here’s a few top stress relievers to help you make your weekend as relaxing as possible.

TOP STRESS RELIEVERS

If you turn to your radio or MP3 collection when you’re stressed out, you’re not alone. The American Psychological Association found that a majority of people polled for the last two years running claim music as their number one stress reliever. This week the APA’s annual “Stress In America 2009” report came out, and the results of their findings show 49% of respondents reported turning to tunes when worried; 44% said they exercise. Reading helps calm 41% of respondents, while watching television or a movie and social interaction help ease the stress of 36% of those surveyed. Our top stress relievers:

  1. Listen to music
  2. Exercise or walk
  3. Read
  4. Watch TV or movies
  5. Spend time with family or family
  6. Play video games or surf the ‘net
  7. Nap
  8. Pray
  9. Eat
  10. Spend time on a hobby
  11. Go to church or a religious service
  12. Shop
  13. Smoke (must be of legal age)
  14. Drink alcohol (must be of legal age)
  15. Play sports
  16. Get a massage/go to a spa
  17. Meditation or yoga
  18. Gamble
  19. See a mental health professional (Bridgette)

Are you ready for some football?  Your Summerville Bears are on the road tonight taking on Amador!  Guy Dossi & Rory Anderson hit the airwaves around 7:15 for all the exciting action!  Plus you can listen anywhere in world to the Bears online by clicking the banner below!

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The Mystery Word of The Day is “Cappuccino”. When you hear the word in the 7am hour be the 3rd caller and win a trip to the KKBN Prize Den!  Don’t forget to send in that WORSE MONDAY MORNING PICTURE to bigjoemarshall@mlode.com!   We’re looking for the most horrible morning picture out there!

Dr. Oz Parenting Tips

DR. OZ’s RULES OF PARENTING

Dr. Mehmet Oz is one of the top health experts in the world, and co-author of You: The Owner’s Manual. Here are his top four parenting rules to help kids stay healthy and happy.

Rule #1: Talk to them. According to Dr. Oz, the most important predictor of success and happiness is not whether your parents loved you, but whether you knew they loved you. The knowledge increases the levels of oxytocin – the bonding chemical – which helps your kids feel safe. Kids who feel safe learn more, feel more confident, and are more likely to be successful throughout their lives.

Rule #2: Be a role model worth copying. Research shows that kids are less likely to follow instructions when parents say one thing, and do something else. For example, if Dad’s a couch potato, saying “Go play outside” won’t cut it. Instead, get outside yourself! The human brain has mirror neurons, which encourage people to copy each other. This means if you hike or play basketball, your kids are more likely to do it, too.

Rule #3: Feed your kids good fat. The human brain is about 60% fat, and to work properly, it needs healthy fats, like Omega-3 fatty acids. So, feed your family nuts and wild-caught Pacific salmon.

Rule #4: When it’s bedtime, tell your kids to put down their homework and turn off the TV. Kids between the ages of three and 12 need about 11 hours of sleep a night to help them grow, and build brain cells. On the flip side, young kids who don’t get enough quality sleep have more academic problems and behavioral problems, including defiance and hyperactivity. Bottom line: Homework can usually wait ‘til tomorrow, but sleep that’s missed during your kids’ growing years is gone for good.

National Men Make Dinner day

Good Morning Mother Lode!

credit Anthony Galvin

credit Anthony Galvin

Today is Thursday and MEN, you ask what’s so special about today?  Well, slip on that apron, because it’s National Men Make Dinner Day! This is for guys that NEVER go in kitchen unless their making a sandwich.  Let’s give the ladies or whoever prepares the meals at home a break, and not only go out and earn the bacon, but bring it home and fry it up in a pan!  Here’s a site that will give you yummy, easy recipes, no no’s in the kitchen and rules about NMMDD!  Yes rules.  Good Luck!

BONUS: Here’s another site for the guys!  Do you have your very own Man Cave?  A place to get away from all distractions, where you and boys can watch the game and just be a guy?  Well here’s a little inspiration if you don’t have a Man Cave!

Also on the show today, more tickets to SRT at Fallon House performance of Christmas My Way: A Sinatra Holiday Bash!

The Mystery Word Of The Day is…“PUCKER” When you hear the word in the 7am hour, be the 3rd caller at 532-9350 to win!

FYI:  The New York Yankees won the World Series last night for the 27th Time!

Have  a Great Day!

Taylor Spoofs Kanye

We all love a good laugh and we’re happy to report, so does Taylor Swift!  Check out this short promo for her upcoming appearance this weekend on SNL

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