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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 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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Today is #10 of my 13 healthy living tips for 2013. Sleep is one of the foundations of good health, yet is so often denied. In fact, according to the CDC, 41 million working Americans are not getting the recommended amount of sleep. The number one cause of sleeplessness is stress. The many benefits of...
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Today is #7 of my 13 tips for a healthy 2013. Everyone knows there is power in the now, but it’s often hard to train yourself to slow down, relax and recognize that “now” has arrived. One of the best ways to train your mind to put on the brakes is meditation. Meditation is known...
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Today is #4 of my 13 tips for a healthy 2013. There’s tremendous value in writing things down, even if your memory is iron-clad. If you record what you eat, it really makes you stop and think about what you are putting in your body each day. If you’re tracking a strength building routine at...
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Back in May, I challenged myself (and others!) to write it down and recognize the value in keeping a Weekly Health Calendar. My goal was to track the food I ate, the hours of sleep I got and the duration/type of exercise I carried out. The motivation was FEELING GOOD – by an increased awareness of...
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Disclaimer: I do like TV. Though I’ve never been much of a reality TV gal, I do laugh alongside Felicity Huffman and gang while watching Desperate Housewives. There are shows I enjoy on the Food Network. And I will dearly miss the Oprah Show, especially during those 4:00 treadmill workouts. My biggest weakness, however, is...
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Are you happy to hear the alarm ring in the morning? Do you jump out of the bed anxious for the day to begin? Walk around the house with a bounce to your step, even before that cup of coffee? Me neither. I am not an early riser by nature, despite the fact I’m not...
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