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HEALTHY HABITS FOR RESTFUL SLEEP

Wednesday, February 16, 2011      2 comments

Avoid big meals before bed. It's best to finish eating at least 2-3 hours before your regular bedtime. If you're hungry, a light snack high in carbohydrates like bread or cereal may actually help you fall asleep. Avoid caffeine in the ev... Read more

Activities to get you in the mood...

Tuesday, February 15, 2011      3 comments

FOR SLEEP! (What were YOU thinking I meant? emoticon Get up and do something. Don't lie in bed awake for m... Read more

Feel better...Sleep better

Monday, February 14, 2011      2 comments

Getting 7-8 hours of sleep each night is crucial to overall physical and emotional health. But sometimes getting the sleep you need is more difficult than you'd expect. How much you sleep can affect how good you feel. Ever get to bed a lit... Read more

DEAR ME...

Sunday, February 13, 2011      7 comments

This month, in between penning sweet notes to loved ones, dash one off to yourself too. People who wrote themselves an uplifting letter every day for a week got a boost in spirits for up to six months afterward. Try it: For the next seven day... Read more

Be a Goal Getter

Saturday, February 12, 2011      3 comments

We know it takes eating right and exercise to drop pounds, but don't ignore your brain. You can be your own biggest enemy because if you don't believe in yourself, you'll never reach your goal. The key is using those unconscious thoughts to yo... Read more

SPEAK UP

Friday, February 11, 2011      2 comments

Eleanor Roosevelt once wrote, "Nobody really does anything alone." Well, that includes losing weight and staying fit. Learn how to express your needs to gain support from the people in your life. Tell your husband not to pick up chips and dip... Read more

EMBRACE A "BAD" DAY.

Thursday, February 10, 2011      5 comments

You're not going to have success at every turn, and that's OK. Many people are afraid of failing, and they let that fear stop them from trying in the first place. Understand that messing up is an integral part of success. It's an entry point ... Read more

SIDESTEP A SLIPUP

Wednesday, February 09, 2011      3 comments

Before you act rashly - late-night binge coming on? - stop and literally stand still in your tracks. Then take five big, deep breaths. Now carefully contemplate the results of your decisions and actions before you make them. If you eat that s... Read more

GET A SECOND OPINION

Tuesday, February 08, 2011      5 comments

Avoid making the same diet mistakes twice by seeking feedback from a professional. If your budget allows, enlist an R.D. for a onetime assessment of your food log. Same with fitness: Hire a personal trainer for a session or two and adopt some... Read more

LIVE IN THE NOW

Monday, February 07, 2011      3 comments

Anxiety is a useless emotion. Its only function is to derail your focus and rob you of valuable energy that you could channel into creating your new life. To knock it out, root yourself in the present moment by asking yourself how things are r... Read more

Clear the Clutter

Sunday, February 06, 2011      7 comments

This may seem unrelated to weight loss, but it's not: Getting organized frees up the mental energy and precious time that disorganization robs you of. Devote 15 minutes daily to going through your mail and straightening up-you'll notice a diff... Read more

Have a healthy hero

Saturday, February 05, 2011      4 comments

Pick someone in your life you admire-not necessarily someone who runs marathons or eats ultra-healthfully. Your grandfather, a college professor, a friend-it doesn't matter as long as it's someone you look up to and have respect for. Whenever ... Read more

Zip It!

Friday, February 04, 2011      3 comments

Stop the negative self-talk-no more chatter about perceived body flaws or how you lack the strength and ability to be fit. Self-deprecation serves absolutely no purpose except to make you feel bad. So stop it. Now. Instead, say something nic... Read more

Blizzard of 2011

Thursday, February 03, 2011      7 comments

Just a few pictures from our blizzard that dumped 20+" and brought 20-30 mph winds with gusts up to 67 mph! Read more

Toss Temptation

Wednesday, February 02, 2011      4 comments

Surely you've heard the saying "We are a product of our environment." It's true, and it can work in your favor. The key is to rig your surroundings for success. Start by removing any junk food or other temptations from your kitchen. You can'... Read more


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