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4 Easy Ways to Assess Your Well-Being
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10/26/2013 11:41:34 PM
Relieving cramps: when I mentioned to my doctor that I was sporadically getting cramps at night, she recommended that I take magnesium at night right before I go to bed. Some recommend taking potassium, but she said my potassium level was good. Now that I take magnesium each night, I rarely have nighttime cramps. I would suggest that you talk to your doctor to see if you need one or both of the supplements.
Maybe 1 hr of using the gazelle in the evening is too much; perhaps a shorter workout would keep you from getting cramps.
I thought I had commented on this article before but I would like to say I find it frustrating to use the scale as I seem to vary a great deal for whatever reason. I know that for me a more accurate way of gauging any progress is by how clothes fit and also by how well I am able to perform tasks at work and at home.
10/24/2013 4:03:37 PM
I actually just saw the video with Brendan Blazier here about the Mango energy treats and went right on to Amazon and ordered two of his "Thrive" books. I like the fact he explains what each ingredient does for you. On another note, I have been getting on my "Gazelle" and working it for 1 hour each night but last night my calves were cramping up so bad...does anyone have any suggestions on what might help that so it doesn't keep waking me up through the night??? Arrgghhh!!!
8/12/2013 4:10:07 PM
I just started this a couple of days ago and love all the tips and recipes. Hope this will help me with healthier choices.
Just started the Challenge today :) I am stresse due to changing jobs after 10 years and being "NEW" all over again....Even though I know my job duties and can perform them well...its a different hospital, different people, and different doctors to learn. I am taking a deep breathe as I write this! I CAN DO IT! Whew...I feel better !
3/29/2013 8:17:36 PM
just started the challang on sunday. try to stick to the same bed time. have no trouble falling asleep i put my ipod on so i don't have to listen to ourside noises, teenagers and hubby asleep in about 10 minutes but come 2.30 eyes pop wide open. would love to be that awake at 7 when i have to get up
It's been 4 weeks now that I took the challenge. I have increased my walking and decreased my calorie intake as well as implemented daily affirmations. I have seen a complete 360 degree change in my sleep patterns for the BETTER! Sometimes I do wake up in the middle of the night but it is much less frequent. I'm getting a full 8 hours of sleep every week night now and it feels wonderful! ;)
Very good article. My biggest impediment to sleep is the menopausal alarm clock that wakes me up btwn 2 and 3am on weekdays when I have to get up for work at 4:30am. Having the tools to assess my sleep and well-being will give me insight on what to do to achieve better quality of sleep, AND stop trying to catch up on the weekends.
This is a GREAT article! I've read it before but this morning, I was struggling with the fact that I hadn't lost any weight in the last week although I've worked very hard on my exercise and diet so it was extremely timely to be in my mailbox today. Thank you!
Wonderful article. I look forward to putting these into practice. The most challenging aspect of this fitness journey to me is the sleeping. It is sooo hard to do everything I want to do during the day. Then I go to bed way to late. Hopefully this is what I need to get better sleep. We can do this!!
8/21/2012 5:11:47 AM
Absolutely wonderful article. This has really made me sit up and think about what I am doing. I used to weigh myself everyday but often got disappointed at the result, so I am putting them away. I might give in and have a weigh once a month but thats all. Great. This is the start of the rest of my life. Jobabe
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