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Healthy habits and tips that prevent disease and keep your mind and body running in tip-top shape.

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Scale is moving down and you feel unchanged

Have you lost some or all of your weight goal? Congratulations! Time to throw a party!

Wait, you don't feel like celebrating? You're saying it's no big deal, and you feel exactly like the same person as before your weight loss?

Well, this secret of success is: how you're feeling is per...

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Daily, Weekly, Yearly Consistency

1. Log-in to Spark daily - my current streak is around 690 days. I have been a member of the Spark community since 2011. Connecting with Spark friends inspires me. Plus, if I post that I am going to achieve a certain goal, I feel obligated to follow through.
2. Move EVERY day - I take a yoga clas...

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My Guidelines to Heartburn Free

First off, these are my guidelines for being heartburn free. They are not for everyone nor do I think they are everyone's cup of tea. I just want to put my guidelines down for myself. If they help someone else that is wonderful too.

First I go for a morning walk every morning except on the...

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Overcoming Bad Habits in 90 days


Whether it's caffeine, alcohol, breads, added sugar, cigarettes etc. I remove one item for at least ninety days before I remove another. I found that if I decided to change my lifestyle all at once I nev...

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Grandkids verses Healthy Lifestyle

I am wanting to stay on the healthy side of life. I want to be around for a very long time to enjoy my grandkids and some day great grandkids. I want to be like my parents were they are still active and enjoying life with the family and their great grandkids.
I guess that is my secret. Wanting t...

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If You Are Alive, Act Lively!

Eat Smart, Clean & Nourishing Food.
You can not afford to waste calories on junk.
Move some every day that you wake up.
Food is fuel, it creates energy, you have to burn some!
If you eat excess calories, & don't use some up, you are storing them as fat. Do not become a storage tank, as...

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WATER WITH A PLUS

EVERYDAY WHEN I AWAKE THE FIRST THINK I DRINK IS A CUP OF WARM WATER WITH LEMON SLICE....LEMON HELPS EVERY PART OF YOUR BODY (READ UP ON IT) THEN I PLACE A TALL GLASS OF WATER ON MY COUNTER WITH A FROZEN STRAWBERRY IN IT TO CHILL MY WATER AND AFTER I DRINK IT...THE FRUIT IS MY PLUS.......I USE EVER...

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Sneaking in movement at work

I had heard that sitting a lot is not good for overall health across our life spans. I decided to try increasing my standing time. As a nurse, I am on my feet a lot. But we usually sit for long stretches charting on computers. I started using the adjustable computers and standing while charting. You...

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Talking Myself Into Good Health!

Talking Me and Myself into Good Health!
I have a great concern for "Me, Myself and I". Every day I talk to that shining shelf to be my best. Here is how I do it.

There are times when I just have to have a good talk with Me and Myself. I remind Myself that I am strong and that I have the...

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Never Give Up...

I get sick and end up in the hospital a lot...I then back slide and have to get my mind back on track...I find if I write every thing down in Sparkpeople I do better...So I guess my secrets are never to give up & keep track of every thing, and also have a helper if you nee...

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