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High Protein Foods and the Proteins in Each by Laura Dolson

High Protein Foods and the Protein in Each By Laura Dolson Updated April 15, 2016

It's important that we all eat enough protein each day. If you know about how much protein you need, this list will help you figure out which foods will help you achieve that goal, including plant and animal...

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Oh That Nighttime Snack

A nighttime snack isnít always harmful, but if you understand the reasons behind late-night eating and then modify your diet accordingly, chances are your midnight cravings will be reduced or eliminated, and weight loss can move full steam ahead.

Simple as it seems, many people overeat in the...

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Getting Active Can Reduce Depressive Symptoms

Research has shown that getting active can reduce depression symptoms. Here's how to add an exercise program to your treatment plan.
If you have been diagnosed with depression, you may be following the traditional depression treatment of antidepressant medications and therapy.

In addition...

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How to cope with anxiety

Divorce, layoffs, caring for aging parents, being the sandwich generation, threat of terrorism -- there's plenty of anxiety around for everyone these days. And very often, the source is something we can't change. How do you know when it's time to get help dealing with your anxieties? Anxiety can mak...

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When feeling overwhelmed

When you feel that you are so emotionally drained that you just want to give up on yourself, undo all the good you have done so far, first take a deep breath and then second turn to your Spark friends through journaling.
The support and friendship, caring and compassion shines through with the n...

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How To Cut Down on Soda

I took my diet pop intake way down by chasing each bottle with an equal amount of water. Soon I was reaching for just the water.

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Walking For At Least 30 Mins

I find that if I wake up eat my breakfast then lace up my tennis shoes and head out the door with my I-pod in hand and my gum in my mouth If I walk at a decent pace for 30 minute's every day i find my self going a little faster and a little farther every day !!!!!!! Give it a try !!!!!!!!!!

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Keep it Very Simple!


You are more likely to stick to a program if it fits into your lifestyle already... can you take a walk at lunch? Can you join in a class that you already bring your child to? Is there a park or stadium on your normal route where you can hike or run stairs?

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Stretch In Bed In The Winter

Notice you are pretty warm when you wake up? Well, you could go ahead and do some simple stretches while you are still in bed, and under the covers. I like to stretch my hip muscles this way, because my house is not as warm as I would like.

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It's the little steps that count

Even if I can't work out, well especially if it's a day I think I might not get to work out, I always try to add as many steps as possible to my day. I do not use a pedometer, but I follow these few simple things to add to my day, I park as far from the door as possible, I walk up every isle

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