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TIME-OUT

Wednesday, January 05, 2011      6 comments

Resolve to take a 30-second time out. To lower your blood pressure, stress levels and risk for heart disease, you could take up kickboxing, make over your diet and start training for your first half-marathon. Or you could simply learn to b... Read more

Some Funnies & Some Interestings

Tuesday, January 04, 2011      3 comments

What has more lives than a cat? A frog—it croaks every single night! How many angels can fit in a Honda? All of them. For it is written: “All of my angels shall sing my praises in one Accord.” SOME RANDOM FACTS ABOUT JANUARY 1 •... Read more

SWEAT BEFORE BED

Monday, January 03, 2011      4 comments

Question - Does exercise help you sleep better or keep you up at night? Answer - Go ahead, sweat before bed. It's true that if your body is aroused, you won't sleep as well, but that goes away within 10 or 20 minutes after a workout. Exer... Read more

FESTIVAL OF SLEEP

Sunday, January 02, 2011      3 comments

Tomorrow, January 3rd, is Festival of Sleep Day, and boy, do we all need a solid night of rest! Scientists now know that sleep is essential to memory - your brain uses those hours to arrange memories so you can better recall key emotional momen... Read more

Positive Mantra

Saturday, January 01, 2011      5 comments

When you feel self-pity, wishing you were a smaller size, make up a positive mantra to counter it, like "I am strong. I shine." Thinking positive really works. When you think you can do something, you are already half-way to success! ... Read more

MINI CHALLENGES

Friday, December 31, 2010      7 comments

Set up mini challenges, like going to the gym for 30 minutes twice a week for a month. When you achieve that, hit yourself with another mini challenge by adding a day. These microchanges will lead to macrochanges. Plus, figure out what ki... Read more

WANTPOWER

Thursday, December 30, 2010      4 comments

You have to find your inner "wantpower", not just your willpower. Research shows that women who focus on big picture benefits - for example, improving your energy, happiness or even your sex life - exercise more and stick with it longer than wo... Read more

Shady Business

Wednesday, December 29, 2010      3 comments

If you're among the 57% of women who skip wearing sunglasses in winter (yup, that's me!), it's time to see the light (preferably behind a pair of protective lenses). Ultraviolet radiation is a danger even on cold or cloudy days. Plus, fresh sn... Read more

EACH MONTH, MODIFY YOUR GOALS

Tuesday, December 28, 2010      6 comments

(Adapted from AARP Magazine) Not every tip you try will work. Some sound great, but prove impractical. Others sound crazy, yet would be surprisingly effective if you gave them a shot. By tracking your progress, you will be able to de... Read more

TRACK YOUR PROGRESS

Monday, December 27, 2010      4 comments

(Adapted from AARP Magazine) It takes about a month to break an old habit and replace it with a good one. Many people struggle to follow their plan unless they write it down. Try the Power of Three checklist. Take a piece of paper ... Read more

MAKE 3 SMALL CHANGES

Sunday, December 26, 2010      8 comments

(Adapted from AARP Magazine) Most diets fail because they ask you to do too much-give up all carbs, or all sugar, or cut your intake to 1,000 calories. Instead, keep it simple: change just 3 things about your eating habits. It's not alwa... Read more

Holiday Knock Knock Joke

Saturday, December 25, 2010      5 comments

Knock, knock Who’s there? Dexter. Dexter who? Dexter halls with boughs of holly. emoticon ... Read more

FOCUS ON YOUR BIGGEST DIETARY DANGER ZONE

Friday, December 24, 2010      2 comments

(Adapted from AARP Magazine) Yes, you might have multiply danger zones (I know I sure do!), but which one is adding the most pounds? For homebodies, it might be meal stuffing or snack grazing (or both?). For social butterflies, it might b... Read more

IDENTIFY YOUR WEAKNESS

Thursday, December 23, 2010      4 comments

(Adapted from AARP Magazine) Most of us don't eat poorly all the time. There's usually one time of day-or one day during the week-when we fall into a "dietary danger zone." MEAL STUFFING - Stuffers overeat at mealtimes, filling and re... Read more

TOP REASON TO WORK OUT IN WINTER

Wednesday, December 22, 2010      7 comments

Fitness Magazine ran the following poll: What's the top reason you work out in the winter? 56% - To prevent pounds from creeping on 20% - To justify indulging in comfort food 15% - To keep me sane during the holiday season ... Read more


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