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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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It's OK to rest!

We often have days when we don't feel like working out, but usually once we get going we get in a groove and are in for the long haul. However, if your body is sending a stronger-than-usual signal that it's just not up for a workout today, it's ok to listen once in a while and take a break for a day. Sometimes we need a day of rest so that we're at our best when tomorrow comes.

- Submitted by MUSICGIRL0604 4/17/2013 in Staying Healthy | 1 Comment

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grab and go exercise

emoticon Prepared your gym clothes for the week so you can grab and go and keep water everywhere you mostly are. I use a water app when it goes off I know its time for another cup and i do it immediately as if it was a phone ringing to answer. emoticon

- Submitted by TAMIA808 4/12/2013 in Staying Healthy | 0 Comments

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Water!

Filling my 32-oz Nalgene bottle with water when I start the workday, I finish it often mid-day, and sometimes I go for a re-fill.

- Submitted by LOVE1TIF 4/5/2013 in Staying Healthy | 0 Comments

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JOINT PAIN?

Did you know that avoiding sugar will help you reduce joint pain greatly

- Submitted by SUNSHINE6442 3/28/2013 in Staying Healthy | 0 Comments

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Drink Water

Whenever I feel "hungry" between meals, I reach for my water bottle and drink at least 8-12 oz.

This practice has helped me to get beyond the cravings and taken my mind off my so called "hunger". Drinking water fills the void, helps you feel fuller longer, so that you can make it to your next meal without cheating on sweet or salty snacks loaded with empty calories. Water is completely calorie free! And it's healthy! emoticon

- Submitted by NANADEE44 3/21/2013 in Staying Healthy | 0 Comments

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Drink plenty of water

When I'm hungry, I reach for my water bottle first. Sometimes I realize that I'm just thirsty - not hungry. Before eating meals, I drink water so that I don't eat more than I have used to... emoticon Also, drinking more water has helped my energy level, reduced my headaches, and cleared my skin.

- Submitted by 120ANN 3/18/2013 in Staying Healthy | 0 Comments

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Running from Stress

Last year I trained for my first marathon, quite an undertaking for someone who is overweight and leads a busy life. However, I found that the more I ran the lower my stress was. I was working crazy overtime, raising 2 small children, maintaining a relationship and running 10-15 hours per week, between 4 and 22 miles at a shot. I found that my Sunday 20-mile run wasn't leaving me exhausted for the work week. On the contrary, I was more alert at work and more energized with my family.

- Submitted by GRMCRKR 3/14/2013 in Staying Healthy | 0 Comments

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The Power of Prayer!

I want to share to you the power of prayer! emoticon

- Submitted by ADAVIS34 3/1/2013 in Staying Healthy | 0 Comments

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De-stress

Each day I make time to sit for at least 20 minutes in either silence or with soft music, clear my mind and listen to the silence. After that period of time I am relaxed and ready to take on whatever comes next. Oh yes, and I feel better physically as well. emoticon

- Submitted by BINOJAI 2/20/2013 in Staying Healthy | 1 Comment

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Free MD. Consult

I found a great MD who is helping me with a nutritional program to help my body detox, cleanse, balance hormones, and nourish. She has offered FREE PHONE Consults. All she needs is you to email me your name so I can forward it to her assistant. Her assistant will contact you. If you provide a phone number she will call you to schedule an appointment. She has helped me to get back on my feet after being very ill. Now I have energy and improved strength. I posted about her in my blog.

- Submitted by TIME2BLOOM4ME 2/5/2013 in Staying Healthy | 3 Comments
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