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Don't Judge Yourself - Just Move Forward

When you have eaten more than your recommended calories or skipped a workout or ate that full bag of chips, don't beat yourself up! Still be sure to track whatever you ate, but move on. Everyone slips. Everyone! Keep your overall goals in mind (go over them after the slip-up) and look forward to...

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Ask For A ToGo Box Right Away

Were you always told to eat what's on your plate? We were always told that we had to finish everything that was put infront of us. When you go to restaurants, you try to finish everything in front of you and you're always trying to push that one last bite.
Since our minds are trained to say...

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40 miles to 40 km on 40th birthday

When I was approach my 40th birthday, I decided that I want to do something extra special to celebrate it. I had a friend of mine that celebrated his birthday each year with a marathon run with his friends. So, I decided why not celebrate my 40th with a 40 mile to 40 km run. And since my birthday...

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A Healthy Brain Requires B Vitamins

A Healthy Brain Requires B Vitamins

"Consuming whole foods, from peanut butter and salmon to whole grains and dark leafy greens, not only provides more antioxidants, phytochemicals, vitamins and minerals than processed foods, but are also excellent sources of B vitamins. A wide variety of wh...

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a police officer came to my door cute story

A Police Officer Came to My Door...


Last month, a police officer came to my door. I am one of the block watch captains in my neighborhood. It's a program that encourages neighbors to look out for other neighbors to keep crime at bay.

A neighbor and I started our block watch years ...

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Don't give up!

Read as much as you can to learn all you need to know. It's a combination of diet, exercise and meds to keep your body healthy. They say 90% diet and 10% exercise... I am just learning how to exercise with diabetes, I was afraid to even go for a walk. Before I started the insulin, I would go out ...

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Weekend Is Almost Ova

Happy Sunday evening! It's a snowy wintry weather day and it's going to prove to be trying to travel tomorrow. I can't say I'm looking forward to either but I'll have my travel music on which is 93.9. Here in Chicago it's the lite fm station for Christmas music.

Oh my goodness the hits from p...

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Itís not about the destination as much as it is about the journey, enjoy every step of the way and donít judge it.

Itís not about the destination as much as it is about the journey, enjoy every step of the way and donít judge it..............................................................................................................................................................................................

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Plant based Lifestyle

Learning more about going meatless before i make the switch to a plant based diet.

Based on fruits, vegetables, tubers, whole grains, and legumes; and it excludes or minimizes meat (including chicken and fish), dairy products, and eggs, as well as highly refined foods like bleached flour, ref...

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Can Probiotics Help Athletic Performance?

Can Probiotics Help Athletic Performance?


Although much of your athletic performance originates in your muscles, other bodily systems also contribute. Interestingly, your gut may have a larger contribution to your overall performance than you may have thought.

Your gut microbiome p...

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What's new and beneficial about carrots?


What's New and Beneficial about Carrots

We are fortunate to have the results of a new 10-year study from the Netherlands about carrot intake and risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD)óand those results are fascinating. Intake of fruits and vegetables in the study was categorized by colo...

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