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I just can't believe it
Thursday, March 28, 2019      9 comments

I began using SparkPeople in 2007. I am not a gym person and I have tried/used various programs over the years. sometimes I took everything very seriously. Other times I was so negligent. I have had diabetes for about 20 years and mostly ha... Read more
Steps Toward Better Health
Sunday, October 15, 2017      4 comments

this is the last entry from the article by RealAge, Inc. 2004 Get In Step "Steps toward beter Health No other prescription for your health is as free and easy as walking. It can even equal more vigorous forms of exercise in terms of... Read more
I Wish I Felt Happier In General
Saturday, October 14, 2017      8 comments

From Get In Step...article by RealAge, Inc. November 2004 "5. I wish I felt happier in general. Protecting and nurturing your mental health is an important part of overall wellness, and studies show that walking regularly has the ability ... Read more
I Wish I Could Lose Weight
Friday, October 13, 2017      3 comments

This one is personal for me...i didn't start serious losing until I started regular walking! Article from RealAge, Inc November 2004 Get In Step "4. I wish I could lose weight. Although you might think that losing weight is the onl... Read more
3. I wish I could protect myself from my parents' diseases.
Thursday, October 12, 2017      4 comments

from article by RealAge, Inc. November 2004 "I wish I could protect myself from my parents' diseases. Your genetics determine only a small part of your health profile. Research shows it's how you live your life that really counts, and wa... Read more
2. I wish I could think more clearly
Wednesday, October 11, 2017      2 comments

From the article Get In Step by RealAge, Inc., November 2004 "2. I wish I could think more clearly. Need to sort out some things in your head? Few activities help improve your perspective as quickly as a brisk walk, which will boost circu... Read more
I wish I had more energy
Tuesday, October 10, 2017      6 comments

From the article Get In Step written by RealAge, Inc. November 2004 " '1: I wish I had more energy. A short brisk walk may help you feel more alert and well-rested because of its ability to improve the quality of your sleep. Walking a... Read more
Reflecting on how I got here.
Monday, October 09, 2017      3 comments

I joined SP in 2007. I used to keep a journal of health related stuff...and still occasionally add comments...also go back to reread what I wrote or saved. Shortly after I joined SP, I copied (typed out from magazine I think) a brief articl... Read more
What REALLY causes Heart Disease...important article.
Saturday, July 01, 2017      3 comments

I found this article to be so interesting and I believe, really important. preventdisease.com/news/
hat-Really-Causes-Heart-Disease.shtml ... Read more
A to Z Happiness Boosters to try - 26 - Z
Saturday, March 12, 2016      7 comments

Hard to believe that this is the last of the 26 entries! Good Housekeeping April 2015 page 215 "Z" "Zzzzzz/ You may have heard that if you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. And in fact, sleep plays a huge role in your menta... Read more
A to Z Happiness Boosters to try - 25 - Y
Friday, March 11, 2016      7 comments

"Y" "Break for YOUTUBE. Indulge your Grumpy Cat video habit - or whatever it is that tickles your funny bone. Clips that make you roll on the floor laughing can give you a rush of feel=good endorphins and reduce stress hormones, helping you ... Read more
A to Z Happiness Boosters to try - 24 - X
Thursday, March 10, 2016      4 comments

"X-PRESS YOURSELF" "Pick up a pen or a paintbrush and let loose - expressing yourself creatively can reduce fatigue and even depression" Good Housekeeping magazine April 2015 page 115... Read more
A to Z Happiness Boosters to try - 23 - W
Wednesday, March 09, 2016      4 comments

"W" "WINE (Have Some!) Cheers! A Spanish study found that people who drank two to seven glasses of wine a week were less likely to get depressed. More ups health risks, though, so pop that cork back in the bottle." Good Housekeeping Ap... Read more
A to Z Happiness Boosters to try - 22 - V
Tuesday, March 08, 2016      4 comments

"V" "VACATION (Plan One) Mai Tais on the beach may not be in the cards today, but you can still reap their mood-boosting benefits. Research suggests there's joy in anticipating a trip, not just in taking it. So cue up TripAdvisor!" Goo... Read more
A to Z Happiness Boosters to try - 21 - U
Monday, March 07, 2016      3 comments

"U" "UNPLUG at night. Staying constantly tethered to your smartphone can interfere with your relationships and sleep - both of which are key to a contented, unstressed outlook. One simple change that helps: Stop using your phone as an alarm.... Read more

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