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High Protein Foods and the Proteins in Each by Laura Dolson

High Protein Foods and the Protein in Each By Laura Dolson Updated April 15, 2016

It's important that we all eat enough protein each day. If you know about how much protein you need, this list will help you figure out which foods will help you achieve that goal, including plant and animal...

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Oh That Nighttime Snack

A nighttime snack isnít always harmful, but if you understand the reasons behind late-night eating and then modify your diet accordingly, chances are your midnight cravings will be reduced or eliminated, and weight loss can move full steam ahead.

Simple as it seems, many people overeat in the...

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Getting Active Can Reduce Depressive Symptoms

Research has shown that getting active can reduce depression symptoms. Here's how to add an exercise program to your treatment plan.
If you have been diagnosed with depression, you may be following the traditional depression treatment of antidepressant medications and therapy.

In addition...

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UP or Down: It's Your Choice to be Happy or Not by Pam Young

Up or Down Itís Your Choice to be Happy or Not by Pam Young

Maybe the guy who invented the thermostat got the idea from his own emotional meter. Instead of temperatures imagine words on a meter with emotions like miserable, overwhelmed, worried, desperate, optimistic, hopeful, happy, and blis...

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How to Make a Type 2 Diabetes Care Plan That Works for You (by Everyday Health Editors)

Learn the cornerstones of a successful diabetes management strategy as you begin to devise your own sustainable, long-term plan.

Now that you have enlisted the members of your diabetes-care team, itís time to get the basics of your plan organized. As you begin this battle, you will be calling...

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Can Vitamin D Help w/Weight Loss? by Lisa Lillen

There are a lot of rumors floating around about the link between vitamin D and weight loss. Researchers know that vitamin D, which is stored in the bodyís fat cells and helps it absorb calcium and iron, plays a role in maintaining a healthy weight. And there are several theories as to how exactly it...

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Finding the Feeling (written by Pam Young)

When you were little, did you try to get answers from daisies like, ďhe loves me, he loves me not?Ē Maiming daisies for answers seems a little cruel but there is another way. Have you ever asked a question and gone to a random book, on a random page for the answer? If you've never done it you don't ...

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5 Things to Do to Find Peace When Youíre Mad written by Pam Young

How would you like it if everyone in your life could read your mind? Would your family and friends like what you sometimes think of them and about them? Would you like to know what they think about you? Yikes! This is getting to be a scary thought. Would you want to know?

I was furious! I th...

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regular check ups

Regular check ups: physicals, eye and dental exams help keep our health in check. Even if a problem is detected, it will be easier to solve if discovered early on w/regular checks. Use your calendar to remind you when your due for checks!

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sneaking in the movement

If I am "tied" to the computer, I set a timer. I am @ the computer 40 minutes max, then take 10 minutes to do short bursts of exercise (running in place, resistance band work, walking).

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