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GET THE KINKS OUT

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Stretching increases circulation, reduces physical tension, and may even promote productivity. Try this stretch every hour or so: Stand tall; take a deep breath while reaching your arms up; then grab your elbows, fold forward as you exhale, and hang for a few moments to relieve pressure on the lower back.

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BILLTMAN 7/6/2011 8:43AM

    Ok, I'm doing it right now.....Ahhhh.... that's better. Thanks

Bill

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Drink that water

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

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How much water do you need to drink when it's warm outside?

Many people are dehydrated-it's a year-round problem, made worse when it's hot or when you're sweating. Dehydration makes you feel lousy: Your cells get sluggish, your body had to work extra hard to suck in water from the kidneys and colon, and your blood pressure may drop.

This situation can be compounded by the consumption of caffeinated beverages, such as coffee, tea, or diet soda. Caffeine can act as a diuretic, which forces the kidneys to expel more fluid than usual before it can hydrate the body's cells.

Even moderately active people need at least two quarts of fluid a day. Aim to drink eight to nine 8-ounce glasses of non-caffeinated, unsweetened (or minimally sweetened) beverages by 3 p.m. By midday, your urine should be clear; if it's dark, you need more hydration. Reach for a tall glass of water - rather than coffee or candy - for an energy boost.

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SWEETPEABLOSSOM 7/5/2011 7:25AM

    i did not know that about caffeinated beverages in the summer!!! it's defiantly making me think more before i have a cup of coffee now!!! THANK YOU

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MEANCARLEEN 7/5/2011 7:04AM

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4TH OF JULY FUNNY

Monday, July 04, 2011

Why did the eagle wear a toupee?


He was bald.

  


THINK TANK

Saturday, July 02, 2011

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Road-tripping this summer? Increase your MPG's with these surprising tips.

Q. I've heard you shouldn't refuel when the refueling truck is in the station. True?
A. Yes. The truck's hose stirs up the sediment at the bottom of the station's underground storage tank, which can clog your car's gas tank. So unless you're on empty, run some errands and go back later.

Q. Do I waste more gas driving with the windows down or the air conditioner on?
A. It depends: If you're traveling below 40 mph, go ahead and open your windows. But if you cruise above 40 mph, turn on the AC; the drag caused by wind entering your car will cause your engine to burn more fuel.

Q. Is there a time of day that's optimal to fill up?
A. Yes! Refuel in the morning before the gas pump has a chance to heat up and expand; gas is sold by volume, so the cooler it it, the more your tank holds.

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55WALKER 7/2/2011 4:59PM

    Thanks!

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A Great Escape

Friday, July 01, 2011

There is no better time than now, during these relaxed days of summer, to slip away. To have a special place where you have room to breathe, think and explore parts of yourself that surface in solitude, away from the noise of everyday life. A luxurious trip, an afternoon in the park - where you go is less important than creating moments for self-discovery. Be your own compass, and wherever your journey takes you, you'll never feel lost.

  
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DDOORN 7/2/2011 9:37PM

    Always well worth the effort!

Don

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KARIDIAN1 7/1/2011 7:05AM

    Great idea!

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