Anti-depressant medications, like Prozac have been associated with increased risk for violent and/or homicidal behavior, according to a study published in the 2010 Public Library of Science Journal (PLOS).
Top 10 Medications That May Cause Violent Behavior
Vernicline (Chantix) an anti-smoking medication is 18 times more likely to be linked with violence compared to other drugs.
Fluoxetine (Prozac) an antidepressant that is 10.9 times more likely to be linked with violence in cmparison with other medications.
Paroxetine (Paxil) an SSRI antidepressant 10.3 times more likely to be linked to violence compared with other drugs.
Amphetamines are 9/6 times more likely to be linked to violence.
Mefoquine (Lariam) used to treat malaria, has been reported to induce bizarre behavior. Lariam is 9.5 times more likely to be lined with violence than other medications.
Atomoxetine (Strattera) used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), is 9 times more likely to be linked with violence.
Triazolam (Halcion) used to treat insomnia is 8.7 times more likely to be linked with violence than other drugs.
Fluvoxamine (Luvox) an antidepressant that is 8.4 times more likely to be linked with violence than other medications.
Venlafaxine (Effexor) is an antidepressant used to treat anxiety. It is 8 times more likely to cause violent behavior than other medications.
Desvenlafaxine (Pristiq) is an antidepressant that is 7.9 times more likely to cause violence than other drugs.
The BOSU Balance Trainer is a versatile exerciser that looks like a stability ball cut in half. BOSU means “both sides up”, because it can be used on both sides.
With the dome side up, and flat side down, the BOSU remains stable. Stepping onto to the dome, you can perform exercises on the unstable surface. Turning the BOSU over, the platform becomes very unstable, for more advanced exercises. Continue reading “Bosu Balance Trainer”
Johanna Quaas, 86 Year-Old Gymnast competes at Cottbus World Cup in Germany.
Gymnast Johanna Quaas has been active her entire life. She started competing at the age of 57, and has won 11 medals in senior gymnastics competitions. There’s no secret here. It’s just committment, dedication, and hard work.
Thankfully, Johanna Quaas defies the stereotype of what it’s like to be an 80 year-old woman. She’s what’s possible if we stay active.
Obesity interferes with normal range of motion, making exercise difficult. It also places more strain on the heart and lungs, causing them to work harder, than someone of normal weight.
Everyone should be concerned about aging. Getting old doesn’t mean you’ll be on automatic deterioration mode. On the other hand, if you want to be dependent, frail, chronically ill, and medicated, when you get old, all you have to do is neglect your health.
Get onto a bike, and get out and ride. New York City is going bike-friendly. The Big Apple’s newest public transportation system, Citi Bike, is coming in March 2013. Citi Bike won’t use any taxpayer money, and is expected to create income for the city.
Citi Bike will bring durable bicycles and docking stations to provide convenient and inexpensive mobility 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.
In your quest to reduce, or eliminate added cane sugar, you’ve probably found out how difficult it, is to avoid buying packaged food that isn’t sweetened. The same is true for recipes. Here’s one I found at allrecipes.com, for No Sugar Apple Pie.
2 – 9″ pie shells
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 – 12 fluid ounce can unsweetened apple juice concentrate – thawed