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Exercise is better than stress

We have all heard how very, very bad stress can be not only emotionally, but physically as well. ...
Years ago, I began taking anti-depressants for depression. it really, really helped. There were times at my job that it truly helped me deal with the stress. Now that I am retired, I do not miss t...

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Strength and cardio training

I have always, always, always hated exercising. I do understand the calories in/calories out concept. So, I have been able to lose weight in the past by just reducing the # of calories consumed. However, now I am older, retired and very, very concerned that a continued sedentary life will cause heal...

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One day fasting

I have been doing my best, all things considered, eating healthy, working out, reducing alcohol, drinking more water. This has been the longest I have ever done this. Frankly speaking, I am really on the verge of saying I have begun a behavioral change. I am not sure when you can actually say you ha...

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Losing weight with your spouse

If your spouse is of the opposite sex and you try losing weight together the results can be disastrous. As a female, I have always been discouraged because my husband drops 5 or 6 pounds in a week to my 1/2 pound. I do indeed recognize that men are bigger, have more muscle mass, etc., etc., etc., an...

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My new love

Let me just start by saying I have never thought of myself as athletic in any way shape or form. I am a musician which seems like a pretty sedentary life style. However, being a singer, I apparently have learned a lot about breathing. But, being a musician also means commitment, practice, focus and ...

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Getting fit and trim

I have been overweight for 15 years. For the record, I am 64 years old and beyond menopause. Physically, I think the weight gain which began at the end of 2000, the last century, was a result of two things....menopause and an anti-depressant, SSRI, which stands for selective serotonin reuptake inhib...

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This is how I do it

I like to host dinner parties. I even like to try new recipes when I entertain. I know, sounds risky doesn't it? I'm getting cocky because my new recipes generally turn out well. I make an announcement to my guests that they are being Guinea pigs and helping me test the recipe. They are asked to tel...

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Stock your refrigerator with healthy foods

I have been working on changing my behavior with regard to my eating, my exercise and my overall health. I retired in August, 2014 and was very concerned that I would gain weight. I love to cook and oh, by the way, I love to eat. My Motto: so many recipes, so little time. So, in October, 2014 I join...

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Measure and track it.

I have "dieted" for years. I used to count points from another weight loss program; I tried prepackaged food weight loss programs. There is no substitute for actually measuring and tracking what you eat. You learn how much you actually eat and can look back over your charts to see what works. With S...

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payroll deductions

Set it up, forget about it.
Watch your money grow.

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