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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
Funny One
Tuesday, December 21, 2010      5 comments

Bank's 43-page dress code: Your tie should match your bone structure (From the Chicago Sun-Times Dec. 17, 2010) UBS, the Swiss banking giant, has issued a new dress code for its workers-and it features some patented Swiss precision. ... Read more
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

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