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Be a Fruit Sneak

Twenty minutes before each meal, eat a piece of your favorite fruit. You'll get two main benefits, right off the bat: You'll be getting a majority of your daily fruit servings, and you'll be more full when you eat your meal.

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Slow and easy does it

This one has a double meaning for many of us...

"Yard by yard, life is hard. Inch by inch, life’s a cinch."

-Anonymous

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Time for a check-up

Confess: If your doctor showed up at your door, right now, for a surprise inspection, to view the contents of your refrigerator and cabinets, would he/she approve of your food choices or chase you around the room with a blood pressure cuff? When was the last time you evaluated the foods in the fridg...

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Something to ponder

"Time and health are two precious assets that we don't recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted."

***Denis Waitley***


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Limit Distractions During Exercise

So many of us read, watch TV or text during exercise; and, if you think about it, it's not a good thing. If we distract ourselves, though it helps pass the time, we might not be putting 100% effort into the activity. Listening to music can be more motivating, as you move to the beat. If music isn't ...

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Breathe, breathe, breathe

Are you feeling a bit stressed today? When I feel frazzled, I tune out the world for a minute by closing my eyes and taking several slow deep breaths. (This works during an argument as well to diffuse the tension with a short time-out.) Wishing you peace and a sense of calm, Sparkers.

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Food for thought

"We never repent of having eaten too little."
Thomas Jefferson

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Life is a Beach -- work it out!

Headed to the beach this summer? Instead of planting an umbrella and snoozing, have tons of fun-in-the sun and work your body while you're at it. Take a long walk -- there's much to see! -- play volleyball, explore tide pools, try a water sport, go for a jog, build a sandcastle, using your lower bo...

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Keeping those priorities straight...

How about changing this quote from, "Nothing tastes as good as thin feels" to Nothing tastes as good as improved health feels.
********** Do the math...
Good nutrition + exercise + positive attitude = better health and great quality of life. What could be a greater reward for all our effort...

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Keep your eye on the prize

"Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live."
– Jim Rohn

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