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Still Need More Reason to Make Fitness a Habit?

You hear all the time that exercise is good for your health and heart. Here’s more motivation to start getting fit: If you’re inactive, you’re twice as likely to develop Heart Disease as people MOVING on a regular basis. Regular exercise naturally decreases the LDL (bad cholesterol) levels in your blood while increasing the HDL (good) cholesterol levels. Exercise lowers blood pressure and helps with blood sugar control, …

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Sitting is the Smoking of Our Generation

As we work, we sit more than we do anything else. We’re averaging 9.3 hours a day, compared to 7.7 hours of sleeping. Sitting is so prevalent and pervasive that we don’t even question how much we’re doing it. And, everyone else is doing it also, so it doesn’t occur to us that it’s not okay. Of course, health studies conclude that people should sit less, …

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GO MEATLESS ONE DAY A WEEK….

Meat in the Middle. Instead of going completely vegetarian one day, try to go two-thirds vegetarian almost every day. It’s fairly easy to eliminate meat from a couple of meals a day. Try enjoying meat for your lunch only. A salad a day. Try a roasted root vegetable salad. Root vegetables have a meaty flavor, they’re substantial, and when you roast them, they have a natural …

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Assess Honestly WhereYou Are Today

Can you improve your eating habits? Get more Sleep? Exercise more? What is your goal? Why do you want to achieve it? What will it take to attain it? When do you want to obtain it? What do you need to do to succeed? Break your goal into 4 smaller specific goals. (Example) Instead of I am going to lose 20 pounds. Try I am going to …

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Sleep and Sweat

All the stressors in your life aren’t likely to disappear, but there is a way to stop and even reverse the damage they do. Start by getting enough sleep. Lack of shut-eye boosts cortisol levels and can lead to metabolic imbalances that can increase your risk of heart disease. Eat plenty of antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables and cut back on fat. And find time for …

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Improve Your Sleeping Patterns

There are many factors that can cause sleep problems, and even more potential solutions. The steps you take to improve your sleeping patterns will be individual, based on the cause of your insomnia and the treatment plan laid out by your health care provider. In addition to the many lifestyle changes that can help you sleep better, the following tips may also help improve the …

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Two Little Steps to Less Stress… Breathe In…. Breathe Out

The ins and outs of Better Breathing Try this relaxation exercise from breathing guru Andrew Weil, MD. The payoff? Blessed relief from constant thinking. Sit with your back straight Place the tip of your tongue against the ridge just behind your front teeth. Exhale completely through your mouth, making a whooshing sound. Inhale quietly through your nose with your mouth closed to a count of 4. Hold you breath for …

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Are you stressed out and too busy to notice?

If you feel like you’re always rushed, never get a break, don’t have enough time, and are dissatisfied with your relationships, job, etc., chances are you’re stressed. Stress has become so normal that most of us don’t even recognize it. Stress can also manifest as physical symptoms, such as stomachaches, headaches, chest pains or back pains. Though people often believe they’re too busy to reduce …

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Erase the effects of stress? Yes, you can!

Exercises that elicit a “relaxation” response can help your body erase the cumulative effects of stress. This relaxation response is a state of profound rest and release. When a person meditates, for example, heartbeat and respiration slow down. The body uses less oxygen and produces less carbon dioxide. Blood-lactate levels- which some researchers believe are linked with anxiety attacks, decline markedly. Blood pressure tends to …

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Secrets from Successful Long-term Losers

Walk for 60 minutes every day. Break it up into 20-minute segments to work with your schedule if necessary. Watch less than 10 hours of TV a week. That’ll get you off your duff and keep you from snacking. Weigh yourself at least once a week. Think of the scale more like a car’s speedometer- not as a measure of success or failure. Go low-fat, low-cal. Aim for …

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