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Let’s Do It (Do What?)

And that’s why birds do it, bees do it
Even educated fleas do it

Let’s do it, let’s fall in love
In Spain the best upper sets do it
Lithuanians and
Letts do it
Let’s do it, let’s fall in love

Okay, sorry for being such an old guy that post stuff about old things, but here is an explanation of today’s entry:  As a background, I exercise on the elliptical machine every early morning for 90 minutes so I gotta find things to watch that make the repetitive exercise time less boring.  Today, as I was flipping the movie channels, I came across a biography of the music/lyrics writer Cole Porter.  (If you do not recognize the name, just hang with me for a bit, as I will get to the medically relevant part of this soon).  

Mr. Porter was well-known for his witty lyrics and he wrote the tune for many successful Broadway shows including “Anything Goes” and “Kiss Me Kate”.  One of his most recognizable songs called “Let’s Do It” was in his first successful Broadway show called “Paris”.  I posted a stanza from the song, which basically brings “love” to a universal “thing” that impacts pretty much every species on Earth….sort of instinctual from lower life forms to the most sophisticated (humans…or at least at times).

There are many other instinctual aspects that drive behavioral patterns.  Seeking “immediate gratification” is also shared by lower and higher life forms. Place a bunch of food in front of a dog and watch what happens” most likely eating way past the point of satiation   Humans?  Next time you are at a buffet restaurant watch the amount of times people get up (including me) to get yet another plate of food or more dessert.

During a long term weight control journey it is important to allow the higher functioning part of our brains that tell us to “Lose that weight!” override the more instinctual parts of our brains.  Falling in love is “healthy”.  “Let’s Do It” meaning reaching for alcohol and sugars/carbs is not.

I am certain that anyone out there that is past the age of 55 has probably not heard this one, but “anything goes” in these blogs, so enjoy a Cole Porter tune regardless of your age.

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