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A BLOOD PRESSURE MONITOR CAN BE YOUR BIGGEST MOTIVATOR!

I had a scary blood pressure reading on vacation a couple of weeks ago.Too much alcohol, salty fried food and little to no exercise all took a toll. After a few days of partying like it's 1999- I started feeling light headed and could tell my heart rate was higher and harder than it should have been...

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Don't break the chain!

I like to track streaks like seeing how many days in a row I can maintain good habits. This works for me, because I love visually tracking my streaks! I don't want to break the chain. The longer I track a streak, the less and less likely I will break the chain. This is how I went a year without pizz...

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What Is Ugli Fruit Good For?

What Is Ugli Fruit Good For?


Ugli Fruit Nutrition Facts


While it isnít really the ugliest fruit in the world, the ugli fruit does have a rather lackluster appearance, with thick, yellow-green skin so loose and leathery that it practically rolls out when you begin pulling it off...

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What Keeps Me On Track

Even when I am the most disgusted I think of the alternative. Do I really want to slip into the plus sizes??? NO. Do I want to have good reports at the doctor's office? YES

I met a 98 year old woman that acted like she was in, maybe, her 60's. She likes to swim. Another words she stays a...

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What Is Wasabi Good For?

What Is Wasabi Good For?


Wasabi Nutrition Facts

Itís the kick that fans of Japanese cuisine craveĖ the taste of wasabi, consumed fresh in green paste form for sushi or mixed as powder in everyday treats. A member of the Brassicaceae family (which includes cabbage, horseradish, and ...

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Education of a Man (or Woman)


"The education of a man is never completed until he dies"
~ Robert E. Lee


Leo Buscaglia said that whe...

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How to change two lives by volunteering

No time to volunteer? Too stressed? Too busy? Does this world and all its stress overwhelm you? You can change one little piece of the world you touch just by volunteering.
One of the best ways to make new friends and strengthen existing relationships is to commit to a shared activity togethe...

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Staying Healthy at Work

1. Make hydration benchmarks

Like any other goal, your mission to stay hydrated becomes more easily attainable when you break it into small, specific tasks you can start tackling immediately.

Your mind (and your bladder) might be daunted by the challenge of chugging 64 ounces of water ...

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Stay Smart and Stay Motivated

Staying motivated to lose weight is partially about being smart.... If you have a certain weakness for potato chips or anything else for that matter just get it out of the house... If not opened you can give it to the food bank or to a Church to let some that don't have much...Keep these foods out o...

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To snack, or not to snack?

We all have deeply ingrained habits that can cause us to stumble in our quest for a healthier lifestyle. One of these areas for many of us is snacking. While using snacking as a small meal to keep energy levels even during the course of the day is a good thing, the action of mindlessly munching whil...

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