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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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Try to change your lifestyle with a partner instead of alone

Changing your lifestyle with a partner can help you where doing it alone cannot. I have been a member of SparkPeople since April. My Mom and I decided to do this together. Since that time, my Mom has lost 40 lbs, and I have lost 19. I have fallen off the wagon a few times but seeing my Mother do...

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No-cal Afternoon Pick Me Up!

Get tired in the afternoon? Change shoes!
It really does work. Foot fatigue can affect your entire body. I keep a second pair of shoes under my desk and change in the afternoon. It really refreshes you! And it is calorie free!!

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Use Less Salt

Taste your food first before adding any salts to your foods.

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KNOWLEDGE IS POWER

Know your blood type? Then read Eat Right 4 Your Type and learn what foods you should Avoid and which are Highly Beneficial to maximize your health potential. This has changed my life and now combined with Spark. I can't wait to see what happens. As a long time sufferer (if you will) of IBS and Dige...

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Rest!

When you are not feeling well its best if you get plenty of rest & hydrate to refresh!

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Good Dental Hygiene Helps Avoid Cancer?

Looks as though brushing teeth twice a day and flossing can eliminate cancer-causing germs from your mouth. Recent research links gum disease to a 63% increase in the risk of pancreatic cancer. The inflammatory proteins produced by mouth bacteria can sneak into the bloodstream and get lodged in th...

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SMOTHIES

S ince my husband and I are both vegatarians, to make sure we have protein, I make an Almond Milk banaa, wheat grass and protien powder smothie along with our breakfast. I am not sure how to fit this into the vegi diet plan but i am now 165.8 not 189 Mary

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Staying Mentally Fit

Yesterday I learned the importance of sharing my frustrations with others. It will help you not to bottle it up and allow it to stress you out. Our physical health is so connected to our mental health. Got to take care of both to be truly healthy.

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Get Moving

Fidget, pace, dance during commercials, stretch often, walk the dog, walk a baby, walk a friend.
Waking up muscles burns more calories than letting them sleep. (just don't be a pest to your family.)

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SLEEP!

I have trouble sleeping. Sometimes it's because I cannot turn by brain off from a busy day, I think too much, I must surf the 'net. Sometimes I just can't sleep. No reason. Ha ha. Work out two days in a row with 4 hours of sleep each night ... and pass out before the family!

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