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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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You are never too busy to exercise

“What fits into your busy schedule better, exercising one hour a day or being dead 24 hours a day?” Randy Glasbergen, Cartoonist

I wear a pedometer and do at least 10000 steps every day. I add steps throughout the day, pacing about and marching on the spot whenever I can fit it in. It all ad...

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A Great Alternative if You Can't Afford Acupuncture

If you don't have an acupuncturist in your area, or can't afford the treament sessions, buy yourself a book on Acupressure. These are potent points that you can do yourself and there are also points to mitigating hunger. There is a variety of Acupressure books on Amazon and Ebay.

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Explore Nutrition Articles on Spark

It's important to read as many of the Spark articles on nutrition as you can. It will destroy many of the misunderstandings that you might have about food and it's role in losing and maintaining weight.

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Stock Your Hotel Fridge

One of the best things our family has learned to do when traveling is to fill up the hotel fridge with healthy options. Make one of your first stops in the new city a trip to the grocery store. Not only is it healthy, it can save you money!

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No more late night snacks!

I close the kitchen at 8pm, go straight to my dental floss, water pic mix 2oz. mouth was with 3oz. warm water, and brush my teeth.... then the only thing I want in my mouth is water the rest of the evening.....otherwise, I have to go through that all over again!

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Stress Managment Scooter style

When life has me frazzeled, I go for a motorcycle ride... I called it "Scooter Theraphy" When you get home after a nice ride, your relaxed, and relize that you've not thought about work, finances, or anything else for hours, all you've done is soak up sun!

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Take Care of Myself First

I'm thinking of my life as a rescue mission. How helpful can I be to my family, if I'm not as fit and healthy as I can be? Without good health, my reflexes are slow, and I can get sick often. Taking care of me first, makes me healthy first, and that makes me more helpful to those I love.

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Honey for Allergies

I was told that a daily dose of local honey will help to build up the immune system for local plant allergens. I tried it out this year because I usually get them badly, and have hardly suffered at all. I still get itchy eyes once in a while, but all other symptoms have been kept at bay.

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drink enough water daily

i make sure to drink at least 8 glasses of water every day. i find it helps me to have some energy and it keeps me from getting drowsy in the middle of the day.

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My Best Friend. My Eternal Love. ME!

Emotional Eating is not a reward. It is punishment! To stop it I must find ways to love myself. But first I must establish, "What is love?" My love mantra is recited when I notice my thoughts are "beating up on me".

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