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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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Change Toothbrushes and Sponges Often

It's important to keep a supply of toothbrushes around and change them often for healthy dental care (which affects our overall health). And kitchen sponges are another bacteria catcher that needs very frequent replacing.

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Walking

If you have a bad back, wear a back brace when walking long disances.

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HBAIC

I was borderline diabetic, just had labs done, my A1C is down o 6.1, fasting glucose 80..Hello losing wt and eating properly really does make a difference!

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Vicks on your forehead

My Dr. once told me to put Vicks on my forehead for treating a migraine. OMG it works!

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Other health benefits

I find that if you eat right, you don't get cold sores and your skin stays fresh looking too. Eating unhealthy will give you all kinds of unwanted pop ups.

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Scent to help you sleep!

I've had a really hard time sleeping lately, despite rigorous consistent exercise. Sandalwood oil helps. The pure essential oil only: pricey, but you only need a drop. It works wonders. Dab on your pillow, a tissue, even a drop under your nose. Not for PTSD symptoms, but good for ordinary stresses

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Fitness!

Challenge yourself with an exercise regime that you enjoy and can commit to. Don't forget to change it up so that you continue to improve. I feel healthier and happier!

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Stop Trying to Lose Weight

Focus on one healthy habit at a time. Make the adjustments ones that you can live with the rest of your life. The weight loss will come as a side, but delicious, benefit.

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Drink Up for Beautiful Skin!

We already know that drinking water is vital for hydrating skin and keeping it luminous. But is 8 glasses a day really the magic number? Divide your weight by 2 to get how many ounces you should have daily. And don't forget to drink another glass for every half hour of exercise.

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Help Falling Asleep

It sounds really silly (I know), but this always works for me when I can't fall asleep: Starting with "A", I mentally sing an alphabet song such as the following: 'A' my name is Amy, my husband's name is Archie, we come from Atlanta and we like Apples. Then 'B' my name is Betty, etc. (cont below)

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