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#65 Feb 28, 2014
PET LIFE SAVER! Beep your horn in the winter time before starting your car! Roaming cats, as well as house pets and wildlife, may climb into vehicle engines for warmth during cold weather. Be sure to check under the hood before starting your vehicle and honk the horn to startle any animals seeking shelter inside.

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#66 Mar 3, 2014
Give this a shot. Get a yearly flu vaccine? Great. Now add a TDaP booster to your arsenal. TDaP stands for tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis -- and that last disease, also known as whooping cough, is a particularly dangerous respiratory illness. In fact, cases of pertussis in the U.S. have risen about 137% since 2000.
"For most adults, that means a nasty cough; in children, it can be worse," says Dr. Ana Pantoja, staff physician for AltaMed in Boyle Heights, California. "So if you have kids or are around kids, it's essential to get vaccinated."
Even if you got the shot as a child, its effectiveness can wear off, so you still need one booster as a grown-up.(You'll also need a tetanus booster every 10 years.)

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#68 Mar 5, 2014
Muscle tissue and bone weigh more than fat, so some people can be heavier yet leaner.

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#69 Mar 7, 2014
EPA standards for tap water are much stricter than FDA standards for bottled water. Result: tap water is cleaner and cheaper.

Two independent studies confirmed the above statement.

The first study at Case Western Reserve University tested 39 samples of bottled water and found that 15 of the samples contained about twice as much bacteria as Cleveland tap water.

Another study by the Natural Resources Defense Council found that about 18% of bottled water brands contained more bacteria than allowable, besides other chemicals found in the bottled water.

Also about 1/3 of bottled water sold in the US is tap water. Aquafina (Pepsi product) and Dasani (Coke product) are nothing but tap water.

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#70 Mar 7, 2014
Get smelly. Garlic, onions, spring onions and leeks all contain stuff that’s good for you. A study at the Child’s Health Institute in Cape Town found that eating raw garlic helped fight serious childhood infections. Heat destroys these properties, so eat yours raw, wash it down with fruit juice or, if you’re a sissy, have it in tablet form.

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#71 Mar 10, 2014
A new device marketed for relieving migraine headaches and approved by the FDA could eliminate headache pain within two hours for some patients, but others may have to wait as long as an excruciating 24 hours, and many may not be helped at all. Unfortunately, the treatment doesn’t address the debilitating symptoms that often go along with migraines including nausea, sensitivity to light and sensitivity to sound, the FDA noted. The device provides transcranial magnetic stimulation. To deal with a headache, patients have to hold the device to the back of the head and push a button. This results in two magnetic pulses that last less than a millisecond each, 30 seconds apart. In a study of the effectiveness of the stimulator, 38 percent of patients reported relief within two hours, 34 percent were headache-free 24 hours later, and 28 percent were not helped at all. Of patients who received a sham device, 17 percent reported relief within two hours and 10 percent within 24 hours, the FDA said. The most common side effect of the new treatment is dizziness. Patients with metal implants or devices with magnetic components and those with epilepsy or a personal or family history of seizures should not use the device, the FDA warned.

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#72 Mar 11, 2014
Next time you’re craving fast food, try ordering a veggie burger. It is a tasty vegetable patty with all the burger trimmings, loaded with vegetables, whole grains, and typically run at about 320 calories! Some fast food chains don’t advertise their veggie burger, but it will be there, so just make sure you go in and ask for it!

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#73 Mar 13, 2014
In the health industry there are many quacks, fakers, and people just trying to sell you a quick fix. Don’t rely on just one source to tell you exactly what you should consume or how you should train. Read articles and blogs that are written by people who actually practice what they preach. Do your own research on topics that you are unsure of. Even the people that are giving you the information are constantly educating themselves. No one knows everything there is to know about any topics. This subject is especially important because there is so much garbage to filter out.

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#74 Mar 14, 2014
You won’t gain weight. I quit six months ago, and I’ve never been healthier in my life. It helped me stay active, when I wasn’t constantly gasping for breath, and promote a healthier mentality. When you’re smoking, it’s not just the cigarettes that are killing you. It’s you.

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#75 Mar 17, 2014
Yearly once full body checkup is good for healthy life. Everyone remembers their birth date. So I have recommended you to check up your body at the date of birth.

Regular 6 months checkup is important for above 40 aged persons. Nowadays Ovary problem, breast cancers are very common for most of the women. For men male reproductive gland problem, kidney disorders are increasing day by day. So checkup 6 months one is compulsory for above 40 aged persons.

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#77 Mar 20, 2014
Peaches

This apple shape fruit is rich of minerals and multivitamins, it contains vitamin A, C, E and K and many other minerals like magnesium, iron, copper, phosphorus and calcium. Each peach weighs about 130g and in 100gram there is about 39 calories. This juicy fruit has also many health benefits like it is very good for eyes, skin and will contribute to lose your weight as well as peaches are rich in fiber.

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#78 Mar 22, 2014
Eat mindfully.
Limit distractions and take time to experience eating and engage your senses. Up to 30-40% of nutrients may not be properly absorbed if you are distracted while eating. Like walking, watching TV, typing, working – all very common eating activities these days. Digestion begins in the brain so by looking at, thinking about and smelling your food, you can help your body benefit from the wonderful nutrients locked away in that meal while enjoying the experience even more!

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#79 Mar 24, 2014
You still need to follow a healthy diet!! I know a few older gentlemen that have a terrible diet!! They don't eat as much as they used to, but they eat worse than they used to. This is not a healthy compromise. As an older person, this is an even better reason to eat healthy. Make sure you get a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables. Limit your desserts and stay away from fried foods, especially if you have high cholesterol. Also make sure you are drinking enough water and then you are not consuming too much salt. Typically in the United States, people take more pills as they get older. If you keep a healthy diet & exercise plan, you should not need to take many pills!! Ask your doctor if you should take any particular vitamins or mineral supplements with your diet though.

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#80 Mar 25, 2014
Everyone seems to have their own idea about how much water you can drink—eight cups a day, half your body weight in ounces, only drink when you’re thirsty and so on. However, your body’s water needs can vary widely from day to day, depending on a variety of factors (especially activity level and diet). So, following some set rule for the amount you need seems illogical. What is clear though is that water consumption is crucial to good health; so, I have come up with my own recommendation. Take a look in the toilet after you urinate. If it’s dark yellow, go drink some water. If it looks like water, back off a bit. If it’s faintly yellow, you’re just about right. Give this a try and see how you feel.

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#81 Mar 26, 2014
Healthy diets rich in fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of cancer and other chronic diseases.
Fruits and vegetables also provide essential vitamins and minerals, fiber, and other substances that are important for good health.
Most fruits and vegetables are naturally low in fat and calories and are filling.

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#82 Mar 28, 2014
Avoid Too Much Work
Proper planning in your work helps to avoid too much of work stress. Split any kind of work to assistant and colleagues. Do not thing every type of work done through your knowledge. Do not involve unnecessary things in your office and home.

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#83 Mar 30, 2014
Eat regular meals. Skipping meals can lead to out-of-control hunger, often resulting in overeating. When you're very hungry, it's also tempting to forget about good nutrition. Snacking between meals can help curb hunger, but don't eat so much that your snack becomes an entire meal.

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#84 Mar 31, 2014
Eat your stress away.
Prevent low blood sugar as it stresses you out. Eat regular and small healthy meals and keep fruit and veggies handy. Herbal teas will also soothe your frazzled nerves. Eating unrefined carbohydrates, nuts and bananas boosts the formation of serotonin, another feel-good drug. Small amounts of protein containing the amino acid tryptamine can give you a boost when stress tires you out.

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#85 Apr 1, 2014
Regardless of your age, your brain and body expect and require movement for health. Movement exerts its effects on the brain through several mechanisms, including neurogenesis (the creation of new neurons), mood enhancement, and endorphin release. Do some form of exercise that significantly raises your heart rate for 30 minutes at least four times a week. Remember also to break up your sitting and move frequently during the day.

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#87 Apr 2, 2014
1. A- Avoid stress .

2.B -Be happy and be positive.

3.C-Care your diseases.

4.D-Do not develop bad habits like smoking,drinking,pan chewing etc

5.E-Exercise regularly.

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