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Need a mood changer- DANCE!!

Dance for 5 minutes or 10. Dance without inhibition, play your favorite song and go wild, hop around, swing your arms, shake your hips. You will feel totally revived and burn a few calories.

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Quick Minced Herbs

Use a pizza cutter to quickly mince fresh herbs.

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Flu season

Flu season will be on us before you know it. Get your flu shot now, and make sure your friends and family get theirs also.

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Focus on today

Today is the day after another holiday which tends to focus around good, friends and family. Forget about what you did or didn't do over the weekend and just focus on today. If you take this process one day at a time, it's more bearable.

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One good choice leads to another

Start your day with a good choice over bad (whatever that means to you). For example-donuts in the breakroom! I opted for yogurt and strawberries. As the day goes on, you'll have more good/bad choices. I now know that today I have willpower because I made a good choice with the yogurt vs donut. Wh...

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Eat less more often

A few years ago I joined a gym, and the fitness trainer had me eating less food but more often. So instead of a breakfast lunch and dinner, I was eating a light breakfast, a snack, a light lunch, a snack, a light dinner, and another snack. It kicked my metabolism into high gear and my body was actua...

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For Those Who Hate to Exercise

Go to a toy store and pick out stuff that you enjoyed as a child that kept you in motion. Hula hoop. Skates. Bike. Badminton. Volleyball. You get the idea. Do the activities that are more like fun and games, but that keep you moving.

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