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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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No more tangled necklaces when you pack

This works best for simple chains with small pendants. Get an inexpensive toothbrush travel tube holder and cheap, plastic drinking straws and "thread" the chain through the straw and clasp. Put the "strawed" necklace in the toothbrush tube holder and no more tangled necklaces.

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Finally back to me

Today was a fabulous day for I after 2 wks saying how bad I felt, I feel really great. I was in the pool, worked out, walked, and exercised. I haven't been able to really do a lot for 2 weeks but I am back. Not going blaze of fire but little by little I am getting there. I still feel good at 11PM .

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Boost Happiness Level w/5 Hugs a Day

A study has shown that giving five people hugs each day can boost happiness level 25% higher. Holding each hug for at least six seconds is most effective. This boosts your production of oxytocin, reducing anxiety & strengthening connection w/others.

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"the girls"

Sorry guys . . . this is for us women. Do you check your breasts monthly?? I have a symbol on my calendar on the same date each month so I remember.

What about the mammogram? I have an easy trick to remember that one. I schedule it on my birthday (or near to it depending on availability...

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Avoid MSG and Aspartame

MSG and Aspartame are excitotoxins and cause a variety of health problems. Watch the movie: Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World to completely understand.
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Explore WHY you got here.

You have to remember obesity is a symptom of something else. If you don't explore WHY you have gotten overweight, you continue to struggle. We all know how we got here (over eating, lack of exercise) but why we got here is far more important. The rest will fall into place.

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Drink Light Beer in Moderation

Instead of drinking heavy stouts and dark beers with a lot of calories, I have been drinking Michelob Ultra and limiting my intake to 3 beers in one day and no more than 7 in a week. It amazed me to learn how many calories are in beer.

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Supplements

Whether U take a once daily vitamin or individual vitamin supplements, do UR research and homework. Those over 50 need different (lower) amounts of iron than those younger. Potassium is a vitamin that's hard to get to MDR. The MDR 4 Vitamin D is 200 mg. Most doctors recommend a therapeutic dose of

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Watch My Water

I have a large pitcher in my fridge that I fill with water each day after my morning workout and I do my best to drink it all throughout the course of the day. If I'm tempted to grab a caloric drink, I see that my pitcher still has water that needs to be finished first!

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Drink water before you eat

I have found when I drink water before I eat I tend to eat less. I also have noticed if I drink tea , especially green tea I don't feel as hungry.

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