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Healthy habits and tips that prevent disease and keep your mind and body running in tip-top shape.

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Dry Elbows

Mix Baking Soda and lemon or lime juice together to form a paste, rub into your elbows. This abrasive mixture will clear the dry skin up.

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Discipline

Really the key to successful weight loss is discipline. Something I have been struggling with all my life. Staying focussed on the goal of long term healthiness takes discipline. Measuring your food, being conscious of what you put in your body. Thinking about exercising and doing it as much as ...

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Going to Bed ~~Three Yawn Rule!

I am a nightowl and being on SP at night keeps me up MORE ![I try to get all of SP done during the day, if possible!]So, if I can't get myself to bed early [LOL] ,then I follow the three yawn rule [I made it up!]. When I have yawned for the third time ,no matter what I am doing,I go to bed! [If I wa...

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SETTING AN EXAMPLE

We are not just getting healthy for ourselves, we are showing our children how to get and stay healthy.

"Setting an example isn't the main means of influencing others, it's the only means." Albert Einstein

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Gum

Feel like you NEED a big bowl of ice cream, but you know you really shouldn't? Grab one of the new Extra Dessert Delights Mint Chocolate Chip gum. It tastes like the ice cream with half of all the fat!

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Granola Bars in the Car

Instead of blundering by consuming unhealthy fast food when I've not planned for lunch when I'm on the go, I can grab a healthy granola bar that I stash in the car and stave off the 'crazies' until I get home to have a healthful meal.

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Those pesky banner ads

I have found that I start to "hunger" for things like Dairy Queen (when I'm not hungry) when I keep seeing banner ads on the sides of facebook and other websites that I search. So I minimize the browser window to a smaller setting, so I can see what I want, and miss all those pesky ads. The power of...

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Using a water glass "cue"

I keep an empty eight ounce glass on the window sill over my kitchen sink. Every time I walk into the kitchen it's a reminder to fill it, and add eight more ounces to my daily water intake.

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Stay active

If you don't have a job, make your health your job! Each day, rise and plan fitness activities and a healthy diet. Then, do it! You will soon have a new life style!

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Lemon Juice

Wash your face with real Lemon Juice to lighten and exfoliate your skin. Lemon juice is a natural lightener.

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