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Hula Hooping!

I've lost 8 inches off my waist in the last year with the help of Wii Super Hula Hoop. Who would've thought that more than 50 years after I got my first hula hoop I'd still be twirling! You can burn about 50 calories in 10 minutes & it's fun emoticon

- Submitted by SMITHMTDEB 4/22/2011 in Exercise | 3 Comments
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Stand up Straight!

I can still hear my mother saying that to me 50 years ago! But I've learned that concentrating on good posture- engaging your core muscles- actually helps burn a few extra calories and boosts metabolism. It's such an easy way to exercise as you go through your daily activities. Suck it in! emoticon

- Submitted by SMITHMTDEB 4/19/2011 in Exercise | 64 Comments
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If you're feeling stressed...

or down- EXERCISE! You might have to push yourself to do it, but afterwards you'll feel 100% better- in both body & mind. Even if you just have time for a few minutes on the treadmill or a quick walk outside, it works emoticon

- Submitted by SMITHMTDEB 4/8/2011 in Staying Positive | 4 Comments
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Instead of a sweet treat...

I have found that if I get a craving for a sweet something after dinner I can satisfy it by drinking a cup of flavored tea. My favorite is green tea with peach. When I finish it the craving is gone & I've kept the calories in check. Plus I've taken in some good antioxidants- a win-win! emoticon

- Submitted by SMITHMTDEB 3/13/2011 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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Great Breakfast cereal

If you are lucky enough to have a Wegman's supermarket near you check out their "Food You Feel Good About." One that I just discovered for breakfast is "Sunrise Blend with Quinoa Flakes" a delicious cereal you can either add to yogurt for a grab&go breakfast or cook for a great hot cereal. 4g of fiber and 7g of protein per serving- keeps you full all morning emoticon

- Submitted by SMITHMTDEB 2/20/2011 in Healthy Eating | 2 Comments
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Vaseline

This is the cheapest & best moisturizer around. Use it at night especially on those rough elbows or heels. It's also great for keeping your nails & cuticles healthy. It's not glamorous- but it works!

- Submitted by SMITHMTDEB 2/13/2011 in Staying Healthy | 3 Comments
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Get Outside

Even if you work in an office for 8 hours a day (like I do!) just get outside for a little while each day. I try to go for a 15-30 minute walk at lunchtime any day that the weather cooperates. It's amazing how much better I feel after some fresh air, sunshine & exercise. I get my Vitamin D and some cardio plus a boost for my spirits! emoticon

- Submitted by SMITHMTDEB 10/14/2010 in Staying Healthy | 1 Comment
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Forget the elevator

This is really a no-brainer, but If you have to go to another floor just take the stairs! I work in a 3 story building and never use the elevator. Running up 3 flights uses up more calories than pushing that button. emoticon

- Submitted by SMITHMTDEB 9/23/2010 in Exercise | 15 Comments
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Spark People Summary Calendar

Be sure to check out your summary calendar under the reports section. It gives you a great sense of how you're doing for the month! emoticon

- Submitted by SMITHMTDEB 9/1/2010 in Using SparkPeople | 2 Comments
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Buffalo Burgers

Try buffalo burgers for your next cook-out. Bison is healthier than beef- less fat & more protein. It tastes delicious- just don't overcook it- it takes less time to cook than beef. emoticon

- Submitted by SMITHMTDEB 8/29/2010 in Healthy Eating | 2 Comments
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