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Staying Healthy Secrets

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

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No such thing as "bad" food

I used to have the mind set: if I had say 3 Oreo cookies while I was trying to lose weight, I would be destroying every bit of work I have put into my workout.

I have come to find out this just isn't true. In moderation, you can indulge every once in awhile with a treat. Doing this I don't feel deprived and the weight keeps coming off. emoticon

- Submitted by GUS4ME 10/6/2010 in Staying Healthy | 6 Comments

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staying pain free and keeping numbers low

when you drink 8 glasses of water a day you will have less arthritis pain and it also lowers blood sugar numbers, cholesterol, and other things.

- Submitted by HOPE2BE 4/24/2010 in Staying Healthy | 5 Comments

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Put Yourself First

Make sure you always put your self first, without that you will have nothing! You must take care of yourself in order to take care of others. If you are a parent, you need to be healthy to take care of your child. Imagine where that child would be without you! So remember to take care of yourself now!

- Submitted by KATIBUG49 4/21/2011 in Staying Healthy | 4 Comments

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My car runs on WATER

I have an hour and a half commute four days a week. I used to chain smoke during my drive time. Ten years ago I quit smoking...and turned to snacking during my commute. Bad idea. I now have a rule of "no eating in my car". Instead of eating, I now sip water all the way to work. So I say my car runs on WATER. The only negative is when I get to work, I have to empty MY tank immediately. emoticon

- Submitted by GERMANIRISHGIRL 3/1/2011 in Staying Healthy | 3 Comments

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In it for the long haul

To keep with my healthy program, I had to concede that this was a lifestyle change emoticon I've had to put away the four letter word, diet. It's not a diet-it's permanent. It's about me making good choices so that I'll live a healthier life and hopefully be around to see my grandchildren grow up. Part I: watch what I eat; stop eating junk! Part II: Exercise at least 5 days a week. Part III: If I have a setback, don't sweat it; get up dust off my pants and get back on the horse!

- Submitted by GZELLEFRO 2/17/2011 in Staying Healthy | 5 Comments

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to stay healthy eat breakfast and snacks lots of veggies and exercise every day and don't forget to drink water and good attitude and lots of smiles

- Submitted by VIUDANEGRA 10/27/2010 in Staying Healthy | 2 Comments

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The minute I get up!

I drink a glass of water the minute I get up, before I do anything else. Because it "cleans" my intestines, and it's a wake up for my body, to get it ready for breakfast, plus it's adding a cup of water to my daily intake of water!! :) Hope you like this secret!

- Submitted by AGENTE009 12/6/2010 in Staying Healthy | 3 Comments

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Oatmeal!!

Oatmeal may reduce "bad" cholesterol, is a good source of protein, can keep you full longer and it's inexpensive! Add milk instead of water for that extra protein, add your protein shake, add some blueberries and last but not least, it's inexpensive! Your heart and body will love you for it.

- Submitted by ILOVELIFE2012 5/5/2010 in Staying Healthy | 11 Comments

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Drink water early

I find it easier to get in my 8 cups of water if I drink a glass first thing in the morning, when I wake up. I keep a pint glass in my bathroom, and fill it up and down it. My mouth is so dry in the morning, it motivates me to drink the whole 16 oz glass....thats 2 cups of water right off the bat.

- Submitted by KMC9515 4/11/2010 in Staying Healthy | 4 Comments

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Start your day with hydration

One of the very first things I do after I wake up in the morning is drink 12 to 16 oz of water.

- Submitted by ANNEMARGO 4/24/2011 in Staying Healthy | 3 Comments
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