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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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A Healthy Mind, Body and Spirit = A Happy You

Always remember to feed your body with good things in pursuit of a healthy lifestyle. Feed your mind in pursuit of wisdom and alertness and don't forget to feed your spirit. Pursue goodness, holiness and forgiveness (of oneself and/or of the past).

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Take a list of questions to your doctor's exam

Be an active partner in your health care! Take a list of questions or symptoms with you to your next appointment and discuss it with your health care provider. It will help them make better decisions and make sure your priorities have been addressed.

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Try Yoga

Try Yoga!It challenges you and improves,
greatly, your flexibility. It also recenters and realigns your inner self. Meditation and Yoga is definitely the answer Oohmmmmmmm

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Each Day, Seek out or Learn Something NEW - It will make your life more exciting

Each day, try to learn something new or do something you have never done before! It will energize you and add "spice" to your life! Play the Trivia Game on SparkPeople. Check out a book from the library that you normally wouldn't read. Try a lawn game like Bocce ball. Try a new recipe using a v...

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Lose the Perfectionism

Learn to listen to your body and be flexible with your schedule. I missed a workout last night. Once upon a time, it would have been enough to throw in the towel and give up. Instead I got a good night's sleep and exercised the next morning. The other day I was craving oreos and milk. I counted ...

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Drink Milk

I once had milk from a farm that was warm and didn't drink milk for almost ten years as it turned my stomach. As I got older, I realized the importance of Calcium, so I gave milk another try and come to the conclusion ice cubes are the only way I'll touch it!

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Plan ahead for healthy meals to grab and go

I make nutritious, satisfying pre-portioned meals ahead of time and keep them in the freezer to ensure I have something readily available when I'm crunched for time. If I have a few spare minutes while making dinner, I'll complete a prep item for the next day's meals. I have a cooler in the car wi...

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healthy eating

" if i don't buy it, i don't try it"

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At home Ear Ache and Ear Infection Cure (or at least help)

If you or one of your kids has an ear ache whether from an ear infection or from swimming, fill a CLEAN white tube sock with epsom salts, tie a knot on the open end to close and heat in the microwave until comfortably hot (not burning). Squish with your fingers to soften any hard spots. Now lay down...

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Beautiful & healthy skin

I get compliments about how soft my skin is and how young I look . My secret is exfoliating and moisturizing , it also helps that I drink LOTS of water.

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