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A tight fit leads to new lease on life and health

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Shopping for new clothes can be fun, but when you are struggling with weight gain, the experience is really depressing. The best way to change what we see in that three-way mirror is to start making healthy choices.
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Monday, September 08, 2014/Author: Cindy Sue Blair/Number of views (124)/Comments (-)/
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Corn, nutritious corn ... what's your favorite way to eat it?

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“A light wind swept over the corn, and all nature laughed in the sunshine”, Anne Bronte, British novelist/poet (1820-1849). From the early appearance of the plants in the spring, to the golden stalks of fall, corn has captured the taste buds of the world. Here's a recipe for Chowder Ranchero, created by my husband Tom.
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Tuesday, September 02, 2014/Author: Cindy Sue Blair/Number of views (198)/Comments (-)/
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Take your brain out for a spin now and then ... it will thank you

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It weighs only three pounds yet it is the control center of our body, the human brain. Studies have suggested that like physical fitness, brain fitness can help improve creativity, relaxation and boost your memory. So how can we exercise our brain?
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014/Author: Cindy Sue Blair/Number of views (227)/Comments (-)/
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An experiment in laughter

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“There is one thing in this good old world that is positively sure—happiness is for all who strive to be happy—and those who laugh are happy." The quote is from Hollywood icon, Douglas Fairbanks, from his book Laugh and Live.Though published in 1917, the sentiments expressed in the book are timeless. Laughter is good for you!
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014/Author: Cindy Sue Blair/Number of views (230)/Comments (-)/
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Food safety is no joke

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It was a long-standing joke in my family that when you took something out of the fridge you checked the expiration date. Many items went in the trashcan and my mother would be upset that food was wasted. Joking aside, food-borne illnesses are a serious public health threat that affects millions of Americans each year. Here's what you can do to help avoid them.
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014/Author: Cindy Sue Blair/Number of views (320)/Comments (-)/
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How to stop and enjoy the world around you? Try birdwatching

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“Alert! Alert!” several of them chirped as others gathered in groups to discuss the intruder. The bird cacophony was directed at the uninvited guest that sat perched on the telephone pole. In this fast paced world, take time to stop and experience nature. Bird or butterfly watching is a simple and relaxing hobby.
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Wednesday, August 06, 2014/Author: Cindy Sue Blair/Number of views (370)/Comments (-)/

How to help reduce your risk of falling

Simple tips to keep you upright!

Balance is defined as “an even distribution of weight enabling someone or something to remain upright and steady." It sounds simple in theory but everything from quick movements to health issues can impair our ability to remain upright. How can you help prevent falls?
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Monday, July 28, 2014/Author: Cindy Sue Blair/Number of views (402)/Comments (-)/
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Silly Putty...the retro toy has other uses, too

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What pink substance is a toy, a stress reliever and can be used to clean a computer keyboard? Silly Putty of course, an icon of American pop culture. It is the classic toy with only “one moving part” that comes in a plastic egg. While kids love its fun attributes like stretching without breaking, Silly Putty is used by adults in more practical applications.
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014/Author: Cindy Sue Blair/Number of views (429)/Comments (-)/
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Eating healthy and delicious

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Gram always said, “If you have your health, you have everything.” Good health is the cornerstone on which to build your life’s goals and dreams. Whether your goals include a new career or a trip to an exotic locale, you will need the energy and focus that healthy eating provides, like this summer favorite, Spicy Fruit Salsa.
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Tuesday, July 15, 2014/Author: Cindy Sue Blair/Number of views (556)/Comments (-)/
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Understanding your body's metabolism to lose weight

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“I only eat once a day. Why can’t I lose weight?” A common myth involving weight loss is that starving your body will force it to lose weight. This idea is based on wishful thinking rather than a basic understanding of how your body functions.
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Tuesday, July 08, 2014/Author: Cindy Sue Blair/Number of views (592)/Comments (-)/
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Stress may be inevitable, but it's manageable

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We deserve to feel good about ourselves emotionally, mentally and physically. Turning to food in times of stress is a bad habit many people have, so making the decision to develop a positive one to replace it is a start. Beginning with baby steps and developing stress reduction techniques can help you achieve a more peaceful perspective on life.
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Wednesday, June 25, 2014/Author: Cindy Sue Blair/Number of views (685)/Comments (-)/
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Knowing heart disease risk factors and options for modifying can help reduce worries

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Sierra’s father had just returned home after several weeks in the hospital. He had suffered a major heart attack and complications. "Family history" and "genetic predisposition," expressions used by the doctor, were keeping Sierra awake at night. Genetics cannot be altered, but she can reduce her risks through lifestyle changes or medications.
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Tuesday, June 17, 2014/Author: Cindy Sue Blair/Number of views (596)/Comments (-)/
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Want to improve your brain health and memory? Try juggling!

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Juggling is not just entertaining, its exercise for the brain and body. Researchers have found links between learning to juggle and an increase in the grey matter in the brain. Twenty percent of the oxygen taken in by the body goes to the brain and 95% of that oxygen goes into grey matter.
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Wednesday, June 11, 2014/Author: Cindy Sue Blair/Number of views (682)/Comments (-)/

The power of positive thinking

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“Only those who have mastered the art of happiness can prosper and progress. The happy spirit sees no obstacles, is not blinded by gloom, and invokes the strength and ambition that surmounts all difficulties and gains success.”
If you are not a natural positive thinker, how do you begin to develop the ability?
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Monday, June 02, 2014/Author: Cindy Sue Blair/Number of views (798)/Comments (-)/
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Skipping breakfast? That's one way to become "hangry"

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One habit that causes bad food choices is skipping meals, particularly breakfast. The human body needs energy and nutrients to start the day, which makes breakfast the most important meal of the day. Don't let your mind overrule your body’s common sense. Experience the bounty of life when you use your brainpower, fueled by breakfast, to make simple yet effective lifestyle changes.
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Tuesday, May 27, 2014/Author: Cindy Sue Blair/Number of views (798)/Comments (-)/
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