The fleeting moment that defines the Adventure is sought out again and again. In phase four, Misadventure, the difficulty of the task is either greater than the skill of the individual or it is perceived as such. Sometimes misadventure takes place because of the immediate negative reactions. The challenges in Misadventure may be also outside of one's control (social, emotional, physical, or financial). For example, if someone normally skis on a moderately difficult mountain at an inexpensive ski resort, but then is invited to ski on extremely difficult mountain at an expensive ski resort, the increase in difficulty may be too large. It's better to have cholesterol and blood pressure levels that are lower than average. Indeed, people with lower-than-average cholesterol levels and blood pressure live longer than average. This is especially true if you have diabetes, because diabetes makes blood vessels extra sensitive to the damaging effects of high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, and smoking. Lowering your cholesterol and blood pressure to below-average levels--and, of course, quitting smoking--offsets much of the risk of having high blood sugar. As far as medical science knows, there's no downside to having a lower-than-average cholesterol level--the lower the better. Experts recommend that people with diabetes keep their bad-cholesterol levels well below average, which is why Joe's doctor told him to take cholesterol-lowering medication even though his cholesterol level was normal. Similarly, diabetes organizations recommend that people with diabetes be particularly vigilant about treating high blood pressure. However, there are downsides to having blood pressure that's too low. You need enough pressure in your arteries to pump blood to your brain. If your blood pressure gets too low, you could faint. A uditory Learners Auditory learners, on the other hand, need to hear what they are doing. They explore the world based on what they hear, how people talk to them, and how they can hear themselves. They are entirely focused on remaining engaged in conversations, for example, and they may express a preference for audioarticles or watching and listening to the news rather than reading a newspaper. People that are auditory learners typically:

Are rhythmic in their behaviors and movements Speak at average tones in their voices Are aware of the changes in their voices as well as in the tones of those that they are talking to Are distracted in loud environments Usually are skilled at repeating back what has been said to them Even if the person has the skills for the challenge, the expense of the trip may turn an Adventure into a Misadventure. Even if the person can afford the challenge, the difficulties on the new slope may create a Misadventure. Recognizing the mis-match and adapting quickly become valuable skills. In phase five, Devastation and Disaster, the difficulty is far greater than one's skill to the point where someone can experience major injury or death. It is not a situation that people want to encounter. What is strange about phase five, however, is that while it is the least frequent of all Adventures, it is often the Adventure people imagine in order to avoid undertaking an action. The explanation comes from the availability bias. What's that? Let's ask and answer some questions first. Cars or planes? Also, recent evidence suggests that, while correcting high blood pressure reduces the risk of heart attacks and strokes, having excessively low blood pressure can actually increase the risk of heart attack. Experts are currently debating how low your blood pressure should be if you have diabetes. Until they figure it out, you should be especially careful to keep it at least at levels considered acceptable for nondiabetics. LOWERING YOUR CHOLESTEROL When doctors check cholesterol these days, they measure LDL, or bad cholesterol, and HDL, or good cholesterol.

When they talk about lowering blood cholesterol, they usually mean the bad-cholesterol level. The lower your LDL level, the lower your risk of artery problems, including heart attack and stroke. While type 2 diabetes is all about diet and exercise, your bad-cholesterol level is a different matter. As discussed in article 5, contrary to popular conception, high blood cholesterol is not caused by eating fat and cholesterol. LDL levels really don't change much with diet and exercise. They converse regularly and listen well They usually tilt their head to the side as they listen They usually memorize things in the order that they were provided They like to hear feedback They breathe in the middle of their chests They use expressions that imply listening, such as, That clicks for me, or I hear your side of things. These people require you to engage with them in vocal manners. They are going to be best lead by you speaking to them and using techniques such as weasel words or other auditory methods of trying to influence them. You can change their perceptions by the way that you present your speech to them. Kinesthetic Learners Roofers or Border Patrol agents? Cows or Sharks? Of these pairs which one is more deadly? Don't look up the answers. Just say your first instinct answer out loud.

Cars or planes? Roofers or Border Patrol agents? Cows or Sharks? Most people would say flying is more dangerous than driving, being a Border Patrol agent is more dangerous than being a roofer, and sharks are more deadly than cows. In each case, those answers are incorrect. Back in the 1960s, when researchers discovered a relationship between high blood cholesterol and heart attacks, the idea that high blood cholesterol came from eating too much fat and cholesterol sounded reasonable to some scientists, but that notion turned out to be an oversimplification. Your liver makes most of the cholesterol in your blood--about three times more than comes from food. If you eat less cholesterol, your liver just makes more; Cholesterol is a vital substance. You couldn't live 5 minutes without it. Your body needs cholesterol to build cell membranes, hormones, and other important things. Mother Nature wasn't foolish enough to rely on the vagaries of food intake to supply our bodies with cholesterol. Cholesterol is actually difficult to absorb from food. Most of the cholesterol you eat passes right out in your stool. This is particularly true if you are overweight or have type 2 diabetes, in which case your liver often produces more cholesterol particles than normal (see article 2) and your intestines compensate by absorbing less than normal. Finally, kinesthetic learners are those that learn by doing. They need to actively do something before it really clicks for them; They may use their hands to move from direction to direction when they are being told how to get somewhere or where something is. They rely heavily on the movements of their body to help them recognize what is going on around them. U sually, these people are easily recognized by the way in which they engage with those around them.

They will often make use of their bodies far more often than other people and they will do things such as: Speak slowly because they need time to connect those words to what they are doing. Speak with a lower, deeper tone that is more filled with vibration, and they usually pause regularly in their conversations They learn through actively doing something as opposed to through other methods They typically will require physical contact as feedback Because of the Availability Bias which is the tendency to overestimate the likelihood of events with greater availability in memory. If a memory is recent, unusual, or emotional, it is likely to be more available and more usable to make decisions. Available doesn't always mean accurate, however. The next time you hear of a major event on the news, pause to avoid falling into the trap of what is easily available. Take a second to think about the risk of your possible new Adventure. Is your new Adventure truly risky or is it worth trying a new activity? Adventure in your daily life How do you include explorations in your daily life? If you're stuck at home to help flatten the curve of coronavirus infections, you can visit online museums, plan your next vacation, or join a bicycle ride on Swift. Whatever you do, you can choose to see life as an Adventure. The level of bad cholesterol in your blood depends not on how much cholesterol goes into your body but rather on how much of it your body chooses to let out, and that's based mainly on genetics. Indeed, scientists have discovered more than 1,600 different genetic quirks that raise LDL. The human gene pool is full of them. About a third of the human population has some kind of genetic quirk in their cholesterol metabolism. Why did Mother Nature do this to us?