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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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The HEART of the Matter

Today, as we celebrate Heart Healthy Day, I realize that my fitness journey is more important than a clothing size...it is a matter of LIFE and DEATH!

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ACTIVE LIVE LONGER

Today I met my friend that started in my office at my home and has worked for me for about 20 some years. She is in her 80's and just as alert and energetic as can be.We have know each other for about 32 years We enjoyed lunch and we went to the bowling lanes and I bowled 2 games and then back to he...

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Calcium

GNC's Be Balanced Calcium Chews in Dulce De Leche rock my world. They are a good substitute for candy and they each contain 600 mg of calcium. And from what I know, everyone can use more Calcium.

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21 Days Makes a Habit...or so the saying goes.

Although it is clique, I have found that if I can get through the first 14-21 days of almost anything, then I can keep it going. This has proved to be true with making healthy choices, and hopefully will prove true with exercise. But remember, the opposite can be true. Bad choices can end up being b...

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Seltzer

Flavored seltzers are great - no calories, no artificial sweeteners and lots of great taste.

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Focus

It's no joke.....the question is really simple.

How long do you want to live..??

Focus on your goals......you can do it..!!

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Dealing with Constant Headaches

After 8 years of headaches and various treatments, I found a new Chiropractor. After seeing some improvements, he recommended seeing my Primary Care Physician and doing a round of blood tests for allergies.

When the tests came back, I found I had a milk allergy. I dropped cow milk out of ...

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My chapped lips=dehydrated
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I have been trying to drink a gallon of water a day & have been doing it most days. I got less than 8 glasses each day over the weekend with a family trip & noticed my lips were all dried out within hours & never felt good the whole weekend. Used chapstick, but didn't last long.

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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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