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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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Getting My Veggies In

I use Spark people recipe To Make my Family Healthy..

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Q-tips and Itchy Ears

If you have itchy ear canals (like I do!), try putting a good dollop of Polysporin Ointment with Lidocaine on the Q-tip first. The ointment base helps loosen wax, the Lidocaine deals with the sensation of itchiness and the antibiotic and lubricating action of the ointment helps prevent infections f...

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A good start goes a long way

I find that starting the day with a REALLY healthy breakfast alwasy sets my day up for success.

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Better posture

When I'm driving in my car I put my rear view mirror up a bit higher so I'm not slouching and it helps with my posture.

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Drink More Water With Container with a Straw

I drink 2 refills of a 4 cup container, straw attached... that gives me the 8 cups... I take container with me everywhere... I drink more when I drink water with a straw.

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take water

to help me drink more water and stay away from soda, I fill a bottle and put it by my purse before I go anywhere. That way I'm never without it.

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Get a massage!

If you want a sure fire way to beat the holiday blues and destress, treat yourself to a relaxing massage! The benefits are endless. And if you need an idea of what to give stressed out friends and family, give them a gift certificate for a massage, they will really appreciate it.

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Getting Enough Sleep

Before the invention of the light bulb, the average adult got like 11 hours of sleep per night. What have we done?!?

So, I've taken that bit of information to the next level - trying to get to bed soon after dark. I'd been sleeping a bit better for a while, doing that. 8:41 pm - Good nig...

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LISTEN

Listen to your body! If you are tired, rest. If you are sick, recover. Don't feel guilty for taking time for you. Your body can only work so hard before it too needs a break. If you push too hard, you are only hurting yourself, not helping. Keep your mind in check with what signals your body is...

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