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Health benefits of tea

Enjoy Tea and its health benefits for longevity

There is nothing like a good cup of tea to get your day started. There been enough debate about whether drinking tea is good or bad for health.

Research has shown that tea actually is quite beneficial for health. Here is how:
Drinkin...

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My strategies for maintaining

What a morning of catching up reading spark blogs, so much food for thought, such good ideas, support, strength.... i do love this community....

but on to beck blue chapter 2 - the chapters already seem meatier, longer to digest, than beck pink, so i will break things down, blogging the foun...

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Getting Fit With Zumba

Getting Fit With Zumba

Zumba is a workout disguised as a dance party an effective aerobic exercise delivered with a Latin-inspired beat. With dance classes being the most common choice for the more than 24 million Americans who participate in aerobic fitness classes, its no wonder that Zum...

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The 5 Best Full Body Exercises

The 5 Best Full Body Exercises

Learn how to burn fat and get fit fast with these full body exercises.


In the episodes How To Lose Fat Quickly and How To Build Muscle, we learn that there is one distinct similarity between both fat-burning and muscle-building goals: They each requir...

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Tame the Hungries with veggies

I keep bags of frozen mixed vegetables and low-cal condiments on hand. To tame the hungries I microwave a cup of veggies for one minute, then add something flavorful like teriyaki sauce or fat-free salad dressing. If I am really hungry there's nothing wrong with two cups of veggies!

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Write down 3 three every day that made you happy about today

Focusing on the positive, rather than the negative, makes everything in life easier to bear, no matter how difficult the time is.

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Squats before eating

Challenge: do 30 squats before each meal and snack; it all adds to getting in shape!

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Take Healthy Snack with you when you go

I have to travel quite a bit to go anywhere, as I live in a very rural area. I always pack healthy snacks and water for the day, so I am not tempted to stop and eat anywhere.

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Bald and Beautiful

I'm 33 and I've been battling aggressive cancer (caused by my obesity!) for almost exactly a year. I have no hair on my head - or eyebrows or eyelashes. Some days I'm really down and start snacking - but, I've discovered that what I really want is some time to feel good about myself. I'll give my...

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Vending machines & fast food

Around 3:30 at work and on the drive home, vending machines & drive-throughs were defeating me. I dream of travel (when I'm small enough to fit in 1 airline seat again!). I put "Travel" on an envelope and each time I want to get something, put the $ in the envelope instead. I've done this for just f...

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