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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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Reminder to Read Labels

It helps me to actually read and understand labels. I admit that I do not always track my food but I discovered that some (maybe all) Target/Market Pantry frozen vegetables have potassium. When I looked at the same frozen veggies from other stores, they did not include potassium. I do not know if Ta...

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Kindergarten Rules: Wash Your Hands Frequently!

Wash your hands frequently with soap and water. It's your first defense against illness and disease.

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Sleep Better After Massaging Earlobes

Become more relaxed and drift off to sleep easier by massaging your earlobes for 30 seconds. According to Chinese hospital studies, women who do this before bed experience less anxiety and fall asleep faster. The earlobes contain powerful qi(chi) points that activate energy centers throughout the ...

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Less Stress = More Health!

Don't wait until you start showing signs of one of the myriad of conditions that is triggered or exacerbated by STRESS! SP offers an official Stress Busting Challenge. Keep stress at bay and save thousands in medical bills and lost income!
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Change your toothbrush after being sick

This was told to us by our Dr. after my DH got sick yet again -this time with a bronchial infection-after the initial cold 3 weeks ago! He said if you didn't change your toothbrush, you probably reinfected yourself with the germs on it. So, even if you are on antibiotics, change your brush before ...

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Sleep well!

Turn off everything with a lighted screen 2-3 hrs before bedtime. This includes, but is not limited to, TVs, computers, cellphones, iPads/iPods, etc. Also, try to eliminate all sources of light in your bedroom, like the LED alarm clock, the light from your charging cellphones, etc. All of these lig...

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Shop with a Buddy!

It's easy to give in to temptation foods when you're grocery shopping alone - no one else can see you! But shopping with a buddy can sometimes help you both stay on track. It can even save you both money!

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Dump Dandruff

Does it bug you, embarrass you or dump on your self-esteem due to dandruff that scares you every time you are on a date or at social gatherings? Well, create some homemade baking soda shampoo. Use this solution every time you shower and after a dry spell, you'll find your hair free of flakes AND sof...

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Sleep

Getting enough sleep every day is just as important as eating right and exercise.

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Volunteer

No matter how busy you are there is always time to help others. There are so many opportunities to do something and it will make you feel so good that the rewards are far more for you than for someone else. I try to teach English to any group that wants lessons and it is all free. Gina

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