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Getting to know me
Monday, December 20, 2010      4 comments

A is for Age: 57 B is for Booze: one C is for Career: Administrative Assistant D is for Dad's name: Gene E is for Essential items to bring to a party: a great attitude F is for Favorite song or music: I Only Have Eyes For You G ... Read more
LOSE WEIGHT WITHOUT REALLY TRYING
Sunday, December 19, 2010      9 comments

(Adapted from AARP Magazine) Making small changes to your home and habits can help you shed those last 20 lbs. easily - and for good! Have you ever loaded on an extra helping of corned beef hash at a breakfast buffet, even though you w... Read more
Tips for Healthy Bones for Life
Saturday, December 18, 2010      4 comments

Americans are living longer, and this means that our bones need to stay strong so we can be active and enjoy life. With good habits and medical attention when needed, we can have strong bones throughout our lives. Healthy teeth are importa... Read more
BREAK FREE
Friday, December 17, 2010      6 comments

When you're in the thick of it all, it can be easy to lose sight of what's important. (Remember what they say about not seeing the forest for the trees!) So here's a bright idea: Rather than feel crowded by your obligations, take a deep breat... Read more
Chew on this
Thursday, December 16, 2010      5 comments

The perfect post-dinner sweet: a gumball!! "Chewing produces saliva, which helps neutralize irritating stomach acids," says Victor Sierpina, MD, an associate professor of family medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch and author of ... Read more
FEELING BLUE?
Wednesday, December 15, 2010      10 comments

Make toast emoticon when you're feeling blue. It's a favorite comfort food from childhood - and the good memo... Read more
TAKE A STEP FORWARD
Tuesday, December 14, 2010      4 comments

Run a 10K, learn French, deliver a long-overdue apology to a friend...Instead of constantly promising yourself you'll do something tomorrow, decide to take action this minute-even in a small way, like lacing up your sneakers or finding a languag... Read more
IN SEASON
Monday, December 13, 2010      4 comments

Clementines A cross between an orange and a Chinese mandarin, this petite peel-and-eat sweet is a nutritional powerhouse, with high levels of vitamin C, potassium and fiber. Feel free to pick up a crate: With their low calorie count (just... Read more
BEFORE AND AFTER
Sunday, December 12, 2010      6 comments

This is what I looked like before I decided to join TOPS on August 6, 1992. I became a KOPS on ... Read more
HOW TO GET SMARTER
Saturday, December 11, 2010      2 comments

Walk 40 minutes 3 times a week to boost brainpower. emoticon Researchers at the University of Illinois found ... Read more
Burn Notice
Friday, December 10, 2010      4 comments

Trim the tree emoticon and your waistline. 2 hours of stringing, squatting and reaching blasts 376 calories. ... Read more
LOGGING AND DRINKING
Wednesday, December 08, 2010      5 comments

Click to make weight loss stick. Successful dieters who recorded their eating habits online at least once a month for 2 years kept off 3 times more weight than did less frequent loggers. Water Works. Downing 2 cups of water before meals... Read more
10 QUICK STRESS BUSTERS
Tuesday, December 07, 2010      2 comments

When you're at the end of your rope, try one of these expert-approved tension-tamers. 1. TALK IT OUT. Sharing your feelings and concerns with a partner, work colleagues, clergy or mental-health professional provides a release and a fresh ... Read more
Still more Here's to a Happy New You
Monday, December 06, 2010      2 comments

15. Spend on experience, not stuff. People who spend their money on experiences like classes, hobbies or travel report more satisfaction with their purchases than people who invest in possessions. 16. Declutter to destress. Turning down... Read more
More Here's to a Happy New You
Sunday, December 05, 2010      0 comments

8. Mellow out to Mozart. Listening to 30 minutes of classical music every day while concentrating on slow, deep breathing can help bring down elevated blood pressure. 9. Stand up! Non-exercise activity-like standing instead of sitting o... Read more

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