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An Aspirin A Day....

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Forget apples. Experts want you to pop an aspirin a day...and they say it could save your life. Aspirin therapy has made quite a name for itself over the years. According to the experts, aspirin therapy not only reduces the risk of damage during heart attacks, it also prevents stroke and future heart problems. Researchers recommend taking between 80 and 160 mg per day.

  
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JUDITHANNIE 4/3/2010 7:46AM

    I agree but also agree with checking with your doctor first....

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VEMAN1 4/1/2010 2:59PM

    Good advice, but check with your doctor first.

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DAISES2 4/1/2010 8:23AM

    i take 75 mg every dayas recommended by my dr.had 1 heart attack,trying to lesson the chances of another

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LLLAWSON 4/1/2010 8:09AM

    My husband on the advice of his dr takes low dose every day.


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SVELTINGTON 4/1/2010 7:51AM

    Great advice on the blog and from LADYPIPPIE

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LADYPIPPIE 4/1/2010 6:43AM

    But always check with your Doctor before starting this.

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TEAMDIABETES 4/1/2010 6:32AM

    I have heart disease and this is part of my therapy.

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DDOORN 4/1/2010 6:29AM

    Been doing this for years...just in case, you know...? :-)

Don

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Diversify Your Workouts

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Spending hours upon hours on the treadmill can be downright dull. After an extended period of time, the same old exercises are going to wear out their welcome. Variety is the spice of life -- so be sure to mix it up regularly. For starters, find a balance of strength training and aerobic activity. Do light weight lifting two to three days a week. Perform a variety of moves that work the various muscle groups. Take a Pilates or weight lifting class. The other two days, swim, jog or participate in another aerobic activity. When it comes to exercise, you're only limited by your imagination. By keeping it interesting, you'll be more likely to stick to a consistent regimen.


  
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JUDITHANNIE 3/31/2010 9:24AM

    love the advice have been doing it and now that's it's getting warmer I can walk varying my routes emoticon emoticon

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DDOORN 3/31/2010 9:12AM

    Couldn't agree more! Sometimes I don't do enough along the variety lines, but I try to keep my eyes / ears open to new and stimulating activities to keep my interest and focus!

Winter's are always the most challenging as the chilly outdoors can be limiting. But that's why I developed an interest in cross country skiing. However this winter was terrible in not providing enough snow to get out regularly so that I can build my confidence.

But I plan to keep trying! :-)

Don

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SVELTINGTON 3/31/2010 7:10AM

    More great advice! I will try.

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PLAYBLUES22 3/31/2010 6:44AM

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Good looking out!!!

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FLOWHITE1 3/31/2010 6:33AM

    thanks for info

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Add, Don't Subtract

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Instead of concentrating on cutting foods out of your diet, bring new foods to the table. There are probably a whole slew of fruits and vegetables you've never sampled. In order to prevent yourself from feeling deprived, train yourself to look at all the foods you can eat instead of those you should stay away from. Do some research and give healthy recipes a try. Thanks to the internet, there are thousands of diet-friendly dishes just waiting to be experienced.


  
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SVELTINGTON 3/30/2010 5:24PM

    Great advice!

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DAISES2 3/30/2010 9:12AM

    i'l try anything once

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DDOORN 3/30/2010 9:09AM

    I try to keep a much more open-mind to trying out new foods, even oldies that I'd pretty much designated as "yuck" foods in the past...lol!

Don

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JUDITHANNIE 3/30/2010 8:41AM

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BRENRW213 3/30/2010 8:12AM

    That is a good suggestion! Thanks

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LLLAWSON 3/30/2010 8:04AM

    Absolutely true. You never know, you might find a new favorite food. I love trying new things.

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MIND OVER BODY

Monday, March 29, 2010

When your spirits lift, everything follows (yes, even your butt). Leslie Sokol, PhD., and Marci G. Fox, Ph.D, authors of "Think Confident, Be Confident", offer tips on loving the skin you're in.

SEE THE ENTIRE LANDSCAPE. You're more than just a waist, arms and thighs. If you let your physical features define you, you risk magnifying them inappropriately. You are a total package, including the emotional qualities your friends love about you.

POLL YOUR PEEPS. Speaking of friends, ask your closest pals what they find most attractive about you. Awkward, perhaps, but a handful of compliments will provide evidence against any self-criticism.

FIND MIDDLE GROUND. Like most things in life, how you feel about your body is part of a continuum: Some days you're up; other days you're down. The goal is to minimize the extremes.

REVAMP YOUR VOCAB. It's not "I should", it's "I'm trying to." Relive yourself of having to live up to a fixed standard you've embedded in your brain.

USE IT OR LOSE IT. Our bodies are designed to dance, walk, bike, and run. Being active automatically brings you joy and enhances confidence, regardless of your shape or size.

  
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RICJIL94 3/30/2010 7:11AM

    As always, you have posted exactly what I needed to hear. I really need the boost of confidence & I'll try to keep your words in my head.

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SVELTINGTON 3/29/2010 8:30AM

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We must be our own best friend first.

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LLLAWSON 3/29/2010 8:03AM

    True. You are what you think.

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SALAD SMARTS

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Keep your dinner or side greens healthy, not to mention yummy, with these quick tips from Marissa Lippert, R.D. , author of "The Cheater's DIet."

SPLURGE A LITTLE. Yes, cheese, avocado and nuts are high in calories and fat, but they taste good! Adding a few of your favorite toppings will make your salad more satisfying.

DISH IT OUT. If you buy a prepared salad, resist the temptation to eat it straight from the container. Instead, put it on a plate so you can see how much you've got. Chances are, the portion size is bigger than you think.

MAKE A FRESH START. Filling up on a sald of water-rich veggies before dinner may help you munch less of your meal.

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DONNETTASUE 3/28/2010 5:03PM

  great ideas for salads. I don't go a day without some sort of salad. I seem to crave fresh spinach salad.

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LLLAWSON 3/28/2010 10:10AM

    Love salads. There are so many healthy ways to dress one up. Not to mention how pretty on a plate with lots of different colors from different veggies added. ummm

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SVELTINGTON 3/28/2010 9:55AM

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DAISES2 3/28/2010 9:02AM

    i like salads,but have to have something hot with it ,like chicken or steak.

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CARMEL466 3/28/2010 8:40AM

    I love salads and when I add nuts, it take longer to eat and I get full faster and eat less. Love these tips. Thanks!

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PATRICIAAK 3/28/2010 6:36AM

    Good pointers. Thanks.

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KENP22 3/28/2010 6:33AM

  Salads are a good idea. The cheese, nuts, and avocado DO wreck the calorie goals tough. Kinda like ordering cake and ice cream and a diet coke on the side.

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THROOPER62 3/28/2010 6:32AM

    Love salads

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