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Tools of the trade

Set your smaller pieces of exercise equipment, i.e. resistance bands, dumbbells., in a common area so you can fit in a little exercise throughout your day.

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Rub out pain!

According to Garry D'Brant D.C., you can loosen tight muscles and prevent pain from involuntary spasms of lower back muscles by doing the following. Make two fists, reach around to the middle of your back and rub up and down your spine in a circular motion.

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A Snack At Night...Yes Do It!

It's better to have a snack, then none at all. High blood glucose can wake you up to urinate, while low blood glucose can wake you with hunger. Have 2 ounces of protein with a low carb, that will stablize blood sugar. 1 ounce of Cheese and a breadstick, 2ounces of turkey and a breadstick, 2 ounces...

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You're Sitting In Your Cube...

You're sitting in your cube and the boss isn't around... You decide to go check your sparkpage for comments, or facebook... Instead, why not take a walk around the perimeter of your floor? It'll get you a couple extra hundred steps! Do this a few times a day instead of checking facebook and you'...

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Put your finger down while driving

Choose to stay in the happy zone while driving and fight the urge to let that middle finger fly. When you arrive at your destination you will feel so much happier, calm and less stressed. If you have to show them a finger, show them all five!

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organizing your utensil drawers!

I bought oblong little white plastic trays, 3 for a dollar at the dollar store. Put my little things in them, and put my spatula's and long knives in the middle of them. It keeps it neat and easy to get too.

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Exercise by any other name!

You cannot walk the dog without getting exercise youself! When your pup's gotta go, he's gotta go! Take him for a walk, and you'll be exercising youself.

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I weigh myself daily (ONLY AS A REALITY CHECK!)

I weigh myself each morning when I wake up! The reason I do this is, it gives me a reality check for the day and I tend to do better ! If you do this, keep in mind that the scale is only one way to measure sucess! How you feel and how your clothes fits and taking meausrements! Are excellent ways!

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Brainwashing yoursefl

removing negative thoughts and replacing them with positive messages and encouragement have led to my getting back on track.

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Choose Broccoli first

Broccoli assists the body in producing protective enzymes and is high in fiber which promotes overall health. A British study showed broccoli may reverse complications of diabetes through this process. Additional benefits are the calcium & potassium in broccoli helps keep your bones and teeth strong...

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