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PBaJ every day, the healthy way

As a grad student/teacher assistant, my life is very busy and I am often at school from 9 am to 9 pm. It's expensive to eat Subway every day and hard to prep meals ahead of time. I have access to a fridge, but it's shared with about 20 other people, so I can't stock up on lunch meat and stuff, sin...

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PBJ every day, the healthy way

As a grad student/teacher assistant, my life is very busy and I am often at school from 9 am to 9 pm. It's expensive to eat Subway every day and hard to prep meals ahead of time. I have access to a fridge, but it's shared with about 20 other people, so I can't stock up on lunch meat and stuff, sin...

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Gas station squats

It's always a struggle to get enough deliberate exercise into a normal day's activities. I have discovered one way to do it that takes advantage of otherwise "wasted" time, when I am gassing up the car.

I commute to work by car, so I spend a lot of time sitting every day. I stop at the gas...

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7 tips for staying healthy during the cold and flu season

Back to school and back to germs. This is the time cold and flu season begins to ramp up. Although the flu usually isn't in full force until after the first of the year, now is the time to start preparing. Do you know all the things you should do to keep you and your children as cold- and flu-free a...

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A Firm Me is better than a Flabby Me

Throughout the years that I've been "stuck" in this weight loss yo-yo, I've learned several things. One of them is that I love a Firm Me better than a Flabby Me.
Exercise has always been a battle for me. I simply cannot stand to do it. I hate the time it takes, I hate that I get all sweaty (an...

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Keep Strong and Moving

Getting up and moving everyday no matter how you feel will improve you life span and the way you feel about your self.

I know this because two months ago I could not move that much or for long periods of time because of my back. Having to go to therapy twice a week for my back pain helped. I ...

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the white elephant - moral story

he White Elephant - Moral Story

Once upon a time, there lived a herd of eighty thousand elephants at the bottom of the majestic Himalayas. Their leader was a magnificent and rare white elephant who was an extremely kind-hearten soul. He greatly loved his mother who had grown blind and feeble ...

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The Hardest Thing for Me

I struggle with Positivity , every single day it is a fight. What helps me most is an affirmation. I have used the same affirmation for several year to help remind me who I am & what I am:

I am a positive person,
I have self confidence,
I have strength,
I am happy
I am healthy

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Never Enough Thyme

Never Enough Thyme


Closely related to mint and oregano, thyme is an evergreen herb that's had scores of uses over millennia, stemming most often from adding zest to foods and as an ancient medicinal.

Traditional therapies often involved thyme in different forms to relieve chest con...

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Protein and Water

Make sure to get 60g of lean protein and 64oz of water in every day. You will be amazed at what those changes can do for your weight loss. The water is necessary for proper body functions. Eat your protein first at meals, so that you fill up on that instead of sides. Protein fills you up faster,...

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