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HOW TO GET A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP

Wednesday, January 20, 2010      8 comments

Myth #1-It’s best to sleep in a room that is warm and quiet The truth-While the ideal image of sleeps tends to be that of a cozy cocoon, experts say creating such a vacuum-sealed feeling “gets kind of eerie,” as Dr. David Neubauer, associate d... Read more

2 WAYS TO SNACK SMARTER

Tuesday, January 19, 2010      3 comments

1. Mix and match. In each snack, include at least two fruits, veggies or whole grains, and either nonfat dairy, extra-lean meat, fish or chicken, beans or peas, nuts or nut butters. 2. Bring it. Pack your bag with healthy, on-the-go sna... Read more

3 WAYS TO CREATE A SOOTHING SPACE

Monday, January 18, 2010      2 comments

1. Soften your lighting. Use accent lamps with bulbs 60 watts or lower, it’s more soothing. 2. Bring in flowers. Lavender and gardenia add calm. 3. Make your bed. Coming home to crumpled sheets is so not relaxing! ... Read more

10 WAYS TO FEEL YOUNG

Sunday, January 17, 2010      3 comments

1. Clap loudly next time you witness an extraordinary show by Mother Nature. 2. Jump on a trampoline. 3. Dance like a wild child. 4. Skip the gym. Try surfing, hiking or hula-hooping. 5. Ignore the laundry. 6. Off... Read more

3 WAYS TO SPEED UP YOUR MORNING ROUTINE

Saturday, January 16, 2010      2 comments

1. Prepare things the night before. Do whatever you can-set the coffee machine, pack the bags-before you go to bed. 2. Take it a week at a time. Post a weekly chart on the fridge that lists each child’s daily tasks. All they have to do... Read more

7 WAYS TO BE MORE ADVENTUROUS

Friday, January 15, 2010      1 comments

1. Wear red lipstick. Ruby lips make you feel mysterious! 2. Just do it. Do you ever notice yourself saying “I’d love to learn how to…” Well, what are you waiting for? 3. Get on Twitter.(or SparkPeople!) You’ll meet people you m... Read more

8 STEPS TOWARD CHANGING A BAD HABIT

Thursday, January 14, 2010      2 comments

1. Follow the 20-second rule. Adding a mere 20 seconds to an activity can make it no longer worth doing. So if you’re addicted to e-mail, add a password: it’ll discourage you from logging on. 2. If you stop a negative habit, start a po... Read more

7 WAYS TO LOOK MORE RADIANT

Wednesday, January 13, 2010      6 comments

1. Add almonds, hazelnuts or walnuts to your daily diet. They’ll give you a great energy boost and keep you looking healthy. 2. Stand up straight. It makes you look taller. (Your mother was right!) 3. Apply moisturizer correctly.... Read more

EASY WAYS TO LOSE WEIGHT

Tuesday, January 12, 2010      1 comments

If you’ve made a vow to lose those extra pounds this year, here are some fresh approaches. A few food swaps, a bit more movement, and some easy behavioral changes can make a big difference. 1. Don’t Sit Still Make a conscious effort ... Read more

CREATE YOUR OWN HAVEN

Monday, January 11, 2010      3 comments

Everyone deserves a little sanctuary. Claim some territory in your home as your private retreat spot. Maybe it’s where you curl up with favorite books, write in your journal or work on satisfying projects. Warm up your personal space with fre... Read more

PRACTICE “UNI-TASKING”

Sunday, January 10, 2010      3 comments

In our busy culture, we pride ourselves on being able to do many things at once. We juggle so many tasks, rarely taking time to slow down and experience the present moment. So it’s a surprise to discover how relaxing it can feel to do just... Read more

MIND-BODY CONNECTION

Saturday, January 09, 2010      3 comments

When life is out of balance, we can feel it. Stress leaves us drained, exhausted and irritable. That’s why knowing how to manage stress and rebalance our energies is essential for health and happiness. It’s not a luxury to make time in your l... Read more

STUCK IN A RUT?

Friday, January 08, 2010      1 comments

Try something new & different. Adventures can take many forms – from jumping out of an airplane to studying Shakespeare. Make space in your life for things that inspire you. Travel near or far. A change of scene opens up new vistas in th... Read more

FITNESS FACTS

Thursday, January 07, 2010      1 comments

Did you know…While most everyone should strive for 30-60 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity each day, any level of activity is better than none ~ Only 3 in 10 adults get the recommended amount of physical activity ~ Physically ina... Read more

A NATURAL TRANSFORMATION (FITNESS GOALS)

Wednesday, January 06, 2010      2 comments

Many people set ambitious fitness goals, only to give up when they fall short. Transformation doesn’t happen overnight. But if you’re committed to making fitness a natural part of your life, these strategies will help you get started: SHO... Read more


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