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Melinda Hinson
Welcome to Week 8 of the ten-week New Year Health Challenge, courtesy of Christine Kling of Body Basics LLC in Boise ID. Though eating 5-6 meals a day may not save you calories (versus eating 3), but snacking or smaller meals is beneficial for other reasons. The reasons you should snack Increase intake of vitamins and minerals. Choosing healthy snack options...
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Welcome to Week 7 of the ten-week New Year Health Challenge, courtesy of Christine Kling of Body Basics LLC in Boise ID. Meditation is the act of contemplating or reflecting, a continued or extended thought and/or devout spiritual introspection. This is actually something you do on a daily basis whether you’re in the car driving home or lying in...
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Welcome to Week 6 of the ten-week New Year Health Challenge, courtesy of Christine Kling of Body Basics LLC in Boise ID.  Though there has been recent research link heart benefits with alcohol consumption, the risks/dangers far outweigh the one benefit. Take a look for yourself. The Bad News Calories. Since alcohol is caloric dense at 7 calories per gram,...
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Welcome to Week 5 of the ten-week New Year Health Challenge, courtesy of Christine Kling of Body Basics LLC in Boise ID.  Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! It is your first meal after having fasted for 7-12 hours. Starting your metabolic system back up first thing in the morning is vital to the amount of...
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Welcome to Week 4 of the ten-week New Year Health Challenge, courtesy of Christine Kling of Body Basics LLC in Boise ID.  Our bodies were created to move. All of our sitting today is causing our bodies to react negatively. Research has linked sitting for long periods of time with a number of health concerns, including obesity and metabolic...
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Welcome to Week 3 of the ten-week New Year Health Challenge, courtesy of Christine Kling of Body Basics LLC in Boise ID.  Ever wondered how bad sugar is for you? SUGAR IS ADDICTIVE! – Scientists say that sugar is just as addictive as cocaine. Researchers discovered that cocaine-addictive mice preferred sugar water over cocaine. This intense euphoria from sugar...
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Welcome to Week 2 of the ten-week New Year Health Challenge, courtesy of Christine Kling of Body Basics LLC in Boise ID.  Let’s face it, everyone loves a good night’s sleep!  But most of us have so many demands on our time—jobs, family, errands—not to mention finding time to relax. To fit everything in, we often sacrifice sleep....
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Welcome to the ten week New Year Health Challenge, courtesy of Christine Kling of Body Basics LLC in Boise ID.   Hydration is the most important building block to your health and vitality, which is why it is the #1 focus of this challenge. Without the proper amount of water, your organs and muscular system do not...
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  Today is part II in a series about how we shape our children’s eating habits. For years, we have been blaming our children’s expanding waistline on fast food restaurants, advertisements on TV, sugary beverages and increased screen time. And while all of these factors are indeed culprits, parents and caregivers have an integral role...
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For years, we have been blaming our children’s expanding waistline on fast food restaurants, advertisements on TV, sugary beverages and increased screen time. And while all of these factors are indeed culprits, parents and caregivers have an integral role as well. It’s learned at home A study conducted at the University of North Carolina at...
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