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Fitness Tracker - Mileage Tracker

Just in the last couple of weeks, I realized what a great feature the mileage tracker on the fitness page is. I have had it turned off, but with the 5k training program, turned it on. Before, I would calculate my miles per hour when logging my walking and such. The mileage tracker does it automat...

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You May have thought it was over.....




Yup.. Exercise.. and you thought it was over with... Just when you thought you were home free.. You get hit in the head with Oh No..! Arthritis I have three types and loosing weight had helped to t...

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Dont eat after 6pm, and sleep for 8 hours!

Hey all! My secret is NEVER eat after 6pm! No matter how hungry you are! Just drink water and if you are too hungry - just GO. TO. BED. haha! You cant eat and sleep at the same time! :) This is also really great for your metabolsim - look it up! Also, there are many people that swear by a fasti...

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The Surprising Health Benefits of Unripe Banana, Papaya and Mango

The Surprising Health Benefits of Unripe Banana, Papaya and Mango


Are you getting enough fiber in your diet? If not, your health may suffer in more ways than one. A common sign your diet is lacking in fiber is constipation and irregular bowel movements, but that's really just the tip of t...

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Enjoy the Zesty Goodness of Lemon Oil

Enjoy the Zesty Goodness of Lemon Oil

The health benefits of lemons. Packed with nutrients, lemons are one of the most widely used tropical fruits in the world. Their positive reputation mainly comes from their high concentrations of vitamin C.

But itís not just the lemon fruit thatís...

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Yep, I'm addicted to these thins!

Several months back, I spotted a box of a snack product called Nonni's THINaddictives on a clearance shelf. As I'm always looking for safe-calorie snacks, I picked them up, and I am glad I did!

These thin, cracker-like munchies come in a variety of flavors, like cranberry, mango-coconut, and ...

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Failure? I Think Not!


"Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance next time."
~ Og Mandino

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Substitute Healthy Ingredients when Baking for Less Calories and Greater Nutritional Value

I enjoy baking, and am always on the lookout for new dessert recipes Ė cakes, cookies, squares, you name it. But when it comes to home-made desserts, I frequently overeat and wind up packing on the pounds with all those extra calories. Recently Iíve begun reading about making healthy ingredient su...

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How to avoid burnout

It can be very hard caring for family, job, aged parents, and woman inevitably put themselves last. The risks of burnout are real, then come tears, anger, resentment. It all still has to be done, we cannot run away, but there are a few things you can do to minimalize the risk of burnout.

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Create Your Own Boot Camp!

This summer I have decided to make my health a priority. I have created my own boot camp workout program.. I include a morning, noontime and evening workout. I also have extras for the weekend. Part one is the exercise which is listed here. Another day I will write in depth about the food. Her...

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Create Your Own Boot Camp!

This summer I have decided to make my health a priority. I have created my own boot camp workout program.. I include a morning, noontime and evening workout. I also have extras for the weekend. Part one is the exercise which is listed here. Another day I will write in depth about the food. Her...

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