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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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Gifts from God


Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.
~Leo Buscaglia

We all know what we have to do to stay healthy. We have the talent and knowledge to do the things we have t...

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Move Every Hour

Exercise, exercise, exercise.

When I started my journey to health I focused on eating healthy most of the time. After 6 months and about 25 pounds gone, I bought a pedometer and started walking. worked up to getting 10,000 steps over the course of the day. Since I was still working I sat...

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Drinking Warm Lemon Water

Every morning I drink hot or warm lemon water in the morning to reduce the acidity in my body.

Lemons and apples are high in pectin. They both help keep me fuller and aide in digestion and is also a dietetic. I have cut down on coffee and I think I am sleeping better and have c...

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Watch out for your feet...

Watch out for your feet...

Arthritis is inflammation and swelling of the cartilage and lining of the joints, generally accompanied by an increase in the fluid in the joints. Each foot has 33 joints that can be afflicted with arthritis.

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How To Care For Burns At Home

Most burns are merely a painful nuisance that will heal in time. But sometimes it's hard to know if a burn is superficial or deeper and more damaging than it appears. You can treat first-degree burns and most second-degree burns at home. For third-degree burns, you must see your doctor. You also...

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Watch out for late night cravings



These days, binging late at night is no longer a handy survival mechanism–it’s just unhealthy. Luckily, your circadian rhythms don’t have to have the last word on when you’re tempted to eat. Pam Peeke, MD, author of The Hunger Fix, suggests ways to beat back a powerful craving—or prevent it ...

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How To Care For Burns At Home

When you stumble into a hot iron or spill boiling water on yourself, your first instinct should be to head for cool water. That's smart-----the sooner you get the temperature of your skin back to normal, the less damage you'll have. You can soak the area in cold water or use wet towels that have b...

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Remedies To Halt The Coughing

From a dry tickle at the back of your throat to a gut-wrenching, sputum-producing heave-----coughing is one miserable symptom that seems to accompany a variety of health problems. Colds, flu, heartburn, and even some drugs, such as ACE inhibitors, can cause coughing.

Coughing can lead to ser...

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Do not skimp on the water - Do the math to save big dollars

SparkPeople (and most diet programs) suggest drinking 8 glasses of water a day. Early in my Spark journey, I learned to drink water instead of anything else. It truly is a vital component to losing weight and keeping it off. Now, almost four years later, I prefer water. The only time I don't have wa...

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Try these other amazing tips to avoid constipation:

Exercise regularly. Spend at least 20 to 30 minutes three times a week walking or engaging in some other aerobic exercise you enjoy. Regular exercise helps move food through your intestines faster.

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