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Tips and encouragement for living healthy. I try to eat food with good nutrition and exercise to stay healthy. My tag on twitter - #sprintgetfitdeb
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Organic Food Contains up to 60 Percent More Antioxidants

Organic Food Contains up to 60 Percent More Antioxidants | Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Eating organic is like eating two extra portions of fruit, vegetables daily (Health #Fitness_Nutrition #Organic Organic Food Contains up to 60 Percent More Antioxidants: By Ethan A. Huff,...
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So eating organic adds extra servings of vegetables to your day - quoting:  one organic apple is equal to three conventional apples!  This is regarding the nutritional value of the food.   I am all in!

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Things You Should Know About Honey

Things You Should Know About Honey | Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Honey is the most accessible bee product used since ancient times. It is also called “the gold of nature˝, and “forgotten treasure of history”.
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I have always loved honey and in this quick read now I know a lot more about it!

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One-day meal plan with the 41 healthiest fruits and veggies

One-day meal plan with the 41 healthiest fruits and veggies | Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Megan Roosevelt is a fun loving foodie and Registered and Licensed Dietitian known as the “Healthy Grocery Girl®”. She is a nutrition coach and consultant, spokesperson, public speaker, author, regular TV nutrition expert, ...
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This would be an amazing day.  I may just have to try this on Monday.  I won't get to shop for all the veggies until this weekend.  I will let my followers know how it goes.

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Fight summer sunburns with these 5 natural foods - Dallas Morning News

Fight summer sunburns with these 5 natural foods - Dallas Morning News | Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Dallas Morning News Fight summer sunburns with these 5 natural foods Dallas Morning News Burn-fighting effect: As if you need another reason to indulge in organic tomatoes from your farmers market or garden, it turns out the fruit helps protect...
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Good 2 minute read on sunburn prevention/healing.  Even had hints I didn't know.

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Weight-loss guru Jonathan Bailor: A healthy diet is not expensive - Examiner.com

Weight-loss guru Jonathan Bailor: A healthy diet is not expensive - Examiner.com | Healthy Living | Scoop.it
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Weight-loss guru Jonathan Bailor: A healthy diet is not expensive
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Fitness maven and author Jonathan Bailor said eating well doesn't have to cost a fortune.
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First time I have heard of Jonathan Bailor.  I think he is right on knowing eating healthy is not more expensive.  I need to check out the book and blog.  As we know, being healthy helps you lead a happier and more productive life.

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Is drill-free dentistry the wave of the future?

Is drill-free dentistry the wave of the future? | Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Researchers may have found a way to encourage teeth to repair themselves. If it works, it just may silence that dreaded drill.
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Wouldn't this be the best.  Who would mind going to the dentist if you could be treated this way?

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Clean Eating 101: What the craze is all about - MiamiHerald.com

Clean Eating 101: What the craze is all about - MiamiHerald.com | Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Clean Eating 101: What the craze is all about
MiamiHerald.com
Consumers everywhere are shifting away from heavily processed foods and searching to find things that fit a more health conscious lifestyle.
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What a great article on clean eating.  I wouldn't call it a fad. I call it a lifestyle.

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What Pyramids Can Teach Us About Health ... - Organic Fitness

What Pyramids Can Teach Us About Health ... - Organic Fitness | Healthy Living | Scoop.it
When it comes to human health, I like to adhere to what I've called the organic framework. This is the structure I use to understand the smaller question related to nutrition, exercise, and general health.
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I like this approach to a healthy living lifestyle.  I see ways you can adapt this to the many other aspects of life.  I think the most important point made is not to believe everything you read and see in the media and then to research what you do see.  Confirm or deny the information based on what your own research shows.

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The Healthiest Travel Food To Pack Before You Go

The Healthiest Travel Food To Pack Before You Go | Healthy Living | Scoop.it
The Healthiest Travel Food To Pack Before You Go. Real, Organic and Non-GMO!
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The FoodBabe always comes up with good tips to eat healthy.  Now we have some  tips for vacation travels.  These are also good tips for those who have a job with lots of road travel.  

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The Best Vacation Spots for the Health Conscious - NerdWallet (blog)

The Best Vacation Spots for the Health Conscious - NerdWallet (blog) | Healthy Living | Scoop.it
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The Best Vacation Spots for the Health Conscious
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Fitmob wants to improve the health of the nation by building a community around fitness—and you can get free classes for a week when you sign up!
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Now if I only had the finances to go to all these wonderful places!

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The Grocery Shopping Glossary: What 'Natural,' 'Low Sugar' and 30 Other ... - Philadelphia Magazine (blog)

The Grocery Shopping Glossary: What 'Natural,' 'Low Sugar' and 30 Other ... - Philadelphia Magazine (blog) | Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Philadelphia Magazine (blog)
The Grocery Shopping Glossary: What 'Natural,' 'Low Sugar' and 30 Other ...
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Good five minute read and to keep for a reference document.

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Know what those food labels and claims actually mean. #health #nutrition #cleaneating

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5 Surprising Reasons To Keep Exercising Regularly!

5 Surprising Reasons To Keep Exercising Regularly! | Healthy Living | Scoop.it
No argument – exercise isn’t an easy thing to do. In fact, even die-hard exercisers can have their days when they just don’t want to move. Fatigue, achy joints or ...
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Quick read to motivate you to stay on your exercise program.  Interesting that the first 20 minutes are the most important.  I think lunch time we will use part of the time to exercise today.  On week 5 of the Get Fit challenge and learning more every day! 

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6 Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate / Nutrition / Healthy Eating

6 Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate / Nutrition / Healthy Eating | Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Dark #Chocolate is a great #antioxidant! http://t.co/Ir3CxfNEwG Choose one that is #organic #noDairy #noRefinedSugar & #RAW
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I love these articles on Dark chocolate.  Keeps giving me reasons to eat it!

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10 health benefits of lemons - Mother Nature Network (blog)

10 health benefits of lemons - Mother Nature Network (blog) | Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Mother Nature Network (blog) 10 health benefits of lemons Mother Nature Network (blog) Erica Kannall, a registered dietitian and certified health/fitness specialist with the American College of Sports Medicine, notes in SF Gate that the citric acid...
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Yesterday Honey - today Lemons.  me of this I knew already, some was enlightening.  I previously read about having warm lemon water as the first drink in the morning.  I have been doing this for about a year and it seems to calm me for the start of the day.  But that could also be because I sit quietly and meditate while I drink it. 

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4 Things You Can Do Now to Improve Your Health

4 Things You Can Do Now to Improve Your Health | Healthy Living | Scoop.it
...read more → (RT @RunOnOrganic: 4 Things You Can Do Now to Improve Your Health #organic #nutrition #healthy #fitness http://t.co/K5gh7pbTq1)
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Simple and easy steps to better health.

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It's National Blueberry Month, Enjoy!

It's National Blueberry Month, Enjoy! | Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Blueberries contain an extraordinary amount of unique phytonutrients and impressive anti-oxidant scores that make them a superfood. (Health #Fitness_Nutrition #superfood It’s National Blueberry Month, Enjoy!
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Finally have blueberries on my bushes to eat.  1st year we can harvest them.  Maybe a blueberry cobbler tonight.

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CraveMate's curator insight, July 17, 7:19 PM

Great time to enjoy this delicious food! #health #nutrition #superfood

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Get beach fit in a week: Six minute cardio to whip you into shape - Irish Independent

Get beach fit in a week: Six minute cardio to whip you into shape - Irish Independent | Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Get beach fit in a week: Six minute cardio to whip you into shape
Irish Independent
Laura Connick, trainer at Active You, stresses that although fitness and exercise are a huge component of a healthy lifestyle, diet also plays an important part.
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looks quick and easy - think I will try it.  Good thing is I can download it to my tablet and do this anywhere.

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How many sets of weights should you do? Here's why one is enough

How many sets of weights should you do? Here's why one is enough | Healthy Living | Scoop.it
If you want to improve your strength and build some lean tissue, should you do one set to momentary failure or multiple sets?
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If one set is good enough for Arthur Jones, then it is good enough for me.

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Exercise Tips for Health Based on Science

Exercise Tips for Health Based on Science | Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Frequently, the information presented to the public by gyms, personal trainers, Yoga instructors, Tai Chi teachers is not based on scientific facts, but is propaganda ...
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Want to be healthier?  Just Laugh . . .

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Are Organics Really Better?

Are Organics Really Better? | Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Organic agriculture is booming. More and more people believe organics are better for our health than conventionally grown fruits and vegetables. But what does the science say?
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Need I say more??

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How to Sleep Better: 7 Simple Habits

How to Sleep Better: 7 Simple Habits | Healthy Living | Scoop.it
“A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book.” Irish Proverb “The amount of sleep required by the average person is five minutes more.” Wilson Mizener I have to say that, overall, I sleep (How to Sleep Better: 7 Simple...
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Do you want to be healthier or perform better at work and play? Then you need to get enough sleep . . .  just 5 minutes more.

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CraveMate's curator insight, June 11, 7:07 AM

A good night's sleep plays an important part in overall #health, including managing your #weight. 

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5 Reasons To Eat The Whole Egg - The Epoch Times

5 Reasons To Eat The Whole Egg - The Epoch Times | Healthy Living | Scoop.it
5 Reasons To Eat The Whole Egg
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Health, Fitness & Nutrition ... The yolk is packed with nutrition.
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Number 5 is the best! and the medium boiled eggs in the picture look so good!

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CraveMate's curator insight, June 6, 7:53 AM

Hmmm...now eggs are good for you. What's old is new. #health #cleaneating

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The New Year Revisited - FireEngineering.com

The New Year Revisited - FireEngineering.com | Healthy Living | Scoop.it
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The New Year Revisited
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Sometimes I see motivation flagging because of a conflict between fitness goals and nutrition goals.
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Did you have New Year's fitness goals?  Have you reached them?  Two weeks left on my Sprint Get Fit challenge and hope fully I will meet several of the goals I made. 

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10 Easy-to-fall-into diet traps! - Health & Fitness Advisory

10 Easy-to-fall-into diet traps! - Health & Fitness Advisory | Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Trying too hard: Eating healthy is really about awareness and having a good understanding of nutrition too. It requires a ... Instead, integrate your new style of eating into your life in a natural, organic way.
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I have fallen into most of these, however, now I am trying to just eat right, and exercise more.

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CraveMate's curator insight, May 24, 7:19 AM

Focus on #cleaneating and #mindful eating. Choose the right foods, exercise and get plenty of rest.

CraveMate's curator insight, May 26, 8:01 AM

Watch out for the #diet traps & take control of your #healthy eating habits.

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Boomer Health: Fitness plan should always be evolving - Palm Beach Post

Boomer Health: Fitness plan should always be evolving - Palm Beach Post | Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Boomer Health: Fitness plan should always be evolving
Palm Beach Post
And one that I've spent the past decade incorporating into my fitness and nutrition programs. There once was a time I ...
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One could take this advise for most areas in their life.  How will you change course?

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