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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 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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Don't take on too much

Whether you have health conditions or not, if you want to keep yourself from getting drained, don't take on more than you can handle, otherwise you will find yourself having a major setback eventually.

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No excuse for not drinking water

I have a full time desk job and city water tastes nasty to me so instead of constantly using that as an excuse to why I never drank enough water I started leaving a case of it in my car. I carry some in each morning to put in the fridge and I no longer have an excuse not to get my 8 glasses a day!

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eating breaksfast

eating breakfast is an important meal for me because i'm a truck driver and i don't get a chance to eat lunch regularly so starting my day off with a good breakfast keeps me going

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Mind and Body

Don't forget to work on the mind...this will help the body!

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