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    Do you eat a healthy, balanced diet?

    You could probably decrease your stress level significantly with some diet changes. If you are careful to limit sugar, salt and fat, and include plenty of fruits and vegetables, lean meats, whole grains and other healthy foods in your diet, you will enjoy increased health and longevity. You...
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    How Can I Decrease My Cholesterol?

    There are three main ways to decrease your cholesterol: · Change Your Diet: Reduce the amount of fat that you eat in your diet. Avoid fatty meats, cheeses, and processed foods (especially fast food). · Exercise: Exercise helps the body break down cholesterol. Work up a sweat at least three...
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    Top 3 Ways to Reduce Your Cholesterol

    Cholesterol is an important thing to monitor and reduce when it comes to longevity. High cholesterol means (simply) that your body has too much gunk in your arteries. That gunk can lead to heart attacks and stroke. It's a good thing that lowering your cholesterol through lifestyle changes and...
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    Top 10 Ways to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

    1. Only Sleep and Have Sex in the Bedroom The bedroom should be used only for sleep and sex. That means no reading in bed and no TVin bed. Doing these things (or anything else) confuses your body, making it difficult to fall asleep. Give yourself about 15 minutes to fall asleep. If you haven’t...
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    Top 10 Ways to Make Exercise Fun.

    Add a Friend Find someone to be your exercise buddy. Don’t choose just anyone: Pick someone who is full of energy, fun and who you look forward to spending time with. That way, you’ll want to exercise just to be with your friend. Group Fitness Group classes are a way to meet new people, have an...
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    Top 10 Painless Ways to Lose Weight

    Weight lose secret: how not what. We tend to think about what we eat more than how we eat. By making simple changes in the way you eat, you can avoid 100s of mindless calories a day. These ten items may feel a bit strange at first, but keep doing them until they become a habit and you will start...
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    Top 10 Ways To Improve Your Brain Fitness.

    1. Play Games Brain fitness programs and games are a wonderful way to tease and challenge your brain. Suduko, crosswords and electronic games can all improve your brain's speed and memory. These games rely on logic, word skills, math and more. These games are also fun. You'll get benefit more...
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    How To Relax

    Here's How: Sit Find a comfortable place to sit. Sit with you back straight and feet on the floor. Be comfortable, but alert. Close your eyes Just relax. Close your eyes. Let everything fall away. Breathe in Breathe in through your nose. Feel the breath fill your body. Breathe out Exhale...
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    Health Benefits of Eating Dark Chocolate.

    Dark chocolate is good for your heart. A small bar of it everyday can help keep your heart and cardiovascular system running well. Two heart health benefits of dark chocolate are: Lower Blood Pressure: Studies have shown that consuming a small bar of dark chocolate everyday can reduce blood...
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    Iced Drinks Burn 1 cal/oz Extra.

    Drinking cold beverages actually burns a few calories. The body uses heat to warm up cold beverages, equaling about 1 calorie per ounce. You might be able to burn 64 ounces a day simply by drinking 8 cups of ice cold water. That can give you a few calories for a treat, like a piece ofchocolate.
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    How Much Water Should I Drink?

    The typical advice for how much water you should drink in a day is eight 8 eight-ounce glasses a day -- 64 ounces. But that advice may be outdated. And most people are not drinking nearly enough. One size-fits-all recommendation for water consumption doesn't make sense when you consider that...
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    8 Glasses of Water: Is It Necessary for Good Skin?

    No. Despite years of having this drummed into our heads, science and studies show this is not true. However, it absolutely does not mean drinking a lot of water a day isn't good for you. It is, of course, good for your insides, keeping you hydrated and away from sugary soft drinks that are full...
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    Does Drinking Water Help Prevent Acne?

    The answer is no. Drinking water sounds good in theory, which is likely why the belief that our bodies need eight glasses of water daily continues to perpetuate. But the idea that drinking eight glasses of water is essential for having clear skin and good health is not accurate. This widely...
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    Drinking More Water May Help You Lose Weight.

    It's possible that drinking more water will help you lose weight, especially if you replace sweetened high-calorie beverages or alcoholic beverages with plain or carbonated water.That is, of course, as long as you don't add more high-calorie foods to your diet. Population studies suggest that...
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    Developing the Will to Quit Smoking Permanently

    As smokers, we often think of lighting up as an enjoyable pastime. Cigarettes offer comfort, entertainment and companionship -- or so we think. At the same time, we relate smoking cessation to feelings of pain, misery and sacrifice, and for most of us, these opposing feelings exist and are...