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Heart Disease

Focus on one small thing at a time to help you lower your risk of heart disease and improve your quality of life. Don’t smoke. Smoking damages more than just your lungs. It hardens the arteries, raises the blood pressure and causes an irregular heartbeat. Find a smoking cessation program and kick this habit. Monitor your cholesterol intake. Your body needs cholesterol, which is found in animal …

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Stick to Your Resolutions

If you’re still holding firm to your resolutions, give yourself a high five-you’re almost half-way to sticking to them for good! The reason: it takes roughly 30-60 days to make or break a habit. The bad news: temptation grows, not decreases, as you begin to change your behavior. Knowing that the next couple of months will take more commitment than ever, here are a few …

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Realistic Timeline

Make a realistic timeline to stay on track. Deadlines turn wishes into goals. Give yourself adequate time to complete each action step and choose a date to reach your overall goal. If you haven’t started working on your goals…TODAY is the day! “I know the price of success: dedication, hard work and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen”. Frank Lloyd Wright  

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Creating SMART Fitness Resolutions

It is now the second week of January. You have vowed that THIS will be THE YEAR! You are going to make it to the gym, eat more vegetables, and work on your stress. And then, life happens. You slip back into old habits and once again feel frustrated at yourself for not keeping your promise. Albert Einstein advised us that, “insanity is doing the same …

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New Year. New You.

January… the time of year we get to start fresh and define what we want to achieve in the upcoming year. But how many years have you set a goal only to falter part way through the process? It happens often because we tend to set goals that are too lofty. That’s not to say that we shouldn’t aim high, but we do need to …

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Plan now to do less, spend less, worry less… and enjoy more!

Keep things simple. Don’t compete with last year’s events-or the next door neighbors. Let go of unrealistic expectations. Underbook yourself. Allow more time than you think you need. Take a few quiet moments for yourself each day. Think about your purpose in life and how you express kindness and love. Breathe deeply. Take time to smell the gingerbread. Spend time with people who truly care about you. Set a budget for …

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Healthy Holiday Habits

The Holiday season does not have to mean weight gain. Here are a few healthy habits that are easy to follow during the holidays to keep you on the right track to a healthier lifestyle. Keep a food diary. If you write down what you eat, it will make you think twice about overindulging. Be aware of beverages. Alcoholic drinks are easily 100-300 calories or more per …

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Holiday Meals

This holiday is a bit of a challenge for most highly-health conscious individuals. All that good food and drink can add up and before you know it, you have consumed well over a day’s worth of calories in just one meal.  Honestly, a once-per-year day of overeating isn’t likely to sabotage your diet plans, though sustaining this eating behavior throughout the Holiday season might lead …

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The Best Ways to Find Your Motivation

You can read hundreds of articles and talk about getting healthier until you’re blue in the face, but all the knowledge in the world won’t do you any good unless you’ve got the motivation to go with it. And even though getting motivated might sound like the easiest part, it’s actually the trickiest. It’s all too easy to plop down on the couch instead of …

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Two Steps Forward

Not long ago, you were energetic and determined to start your healthy lifestyle. Starting with enthusiasm and hope, you watched your food intake diligently, tracked your blood sugar religiously and exercised like it was going out of style. You were confident in your ability to stick with a heart-healthy lifestyle. Then certain tragedy struck! You ate the piece of birthday cake and blew it. Or worse, …

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