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5 Tips for Getting Fit as a Family {These ideas really work!}

Getting fit as family is not easy feat. My kids are tough to convince to exercise sometimes. We require them to play one sport year round that keeps them moving and exercising. They change it around. Right now all three kids are in tennis. I have to admit that they are all three pretty good at it. I am impressed. What I really love is not only do they get their heart rates up, they …

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Make Healthy Choices and Get #BalanceRewards ~ #CollectiveBias #shop

Are you making healthy choices in your family? Did you know that you can get rewarded for meeting your health goals? This year, my family is making much better choices when it comes to our health. We walk together several nights each week. We all track our water intake and we are all making healthier choices when it comes to eating. We also love to bike together and frequently do this on weekends. We have …

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Vitamix 6300 Blender – Absolute Perfection

The day finally arrived and we had long been waiting for it. We had finally saved enough gift cards from birthdays and Christmas. We were buying a Vitamix. We had considered a few brands and after reading countless reviews we decided on the brand. I have to admit that I am a bargain blender kind of girl. Whatever was cheap and usually produced crappy half blended, slightly chunky frozen margaritas ended up in my kitchen. …

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Aetna Foundation’s Digital Health Initiative #digitalhealth AD

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the Aetna Foundation. I am someone addicted to technology. I use it constantly to do as much as possible. I am always searching, reading and learning online about pretty much an topic. Technology helps me find out about things like health, wellness and even public health concerns. When trying to find the best technology, people (me included)need to choose something that fits easily into …

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10 Weight Loss Books to Start the New Year

If you are like most Americans, one of your new year’s resolutions is to lose weight or eat healthier. I have made that resolution as well. Here are a few great books to get you started on your weight loss journey. Good luck! Chris Powell’s Choose More, Lose More for Life by Chris Powell (Hardcover $20.15 | Kindle $2.99) The Doctor’s Diet: Dr. Travis Stork’s STAT Program to Help You Lose Weight & Restore Your …

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Fitbit Ultra Wireless Activity Plus Sleep Tracker

Fitbit has made a name for itself in recent years with its lineup of devices for fitness tracking. One of the most advanced among its current lineup is the Fitbit Ultra. The product is an activity and sleep tracker that is targeted toward health-conscious individuals wanting a better way to track their fitness levels. Out of the box, the Fitbit Wireless Activity/Sleep Tracker offers its users a few key features. With its built-in 3D motion sensor …

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Eat Great & Lose Weight During The Holidays

The holiday season is known as the most difficult time of year to maintain a healthy weight let alone weight loss. Here are some tips on how to Eat Great And Lose Weight During The Holidays. As hard as it may sound it really can be effortless if you simply plan ahead and use the tips below. Don’t fear the holiday season increasing your waist line this year. Show the holidays that you are stronger and healthier this year. …

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The Importance of Eye Health, Vision Benefits & Annual Eye Exams for Children #SeeMuchMore

Did you know that this year, 15 million kids will go back to school with undiagnosed vision problems? That number is huge! Eye health and eye care is important. I remember as a kid, going to get my annual exam. Every year my family would go together and we would all get our eyes checked. Eye health is even more important to me now that I am a parent. With three children, I need to …

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Tips to Help You Sleep Better

I have been an off and on insomniac for years. I have had three kids, work odd hours and I write. I am a night owl. I definitely have sleep problems and I have to work pretty hard to manage it. There are always some specific things that I must do to fall asleep each night such as: 1. Turn off the television. I get too caught up in whatever is in the television and this often …

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Mamavation Wednesday Post – What I am Thankful For

On the eve of Thanksgiving, this is a year for me that I am much more thankful than I have been in previous years. Or at least a little more forthcoming with my acknowledgments. There is so much to be thankful for this year. So I am just going to list it all. I am feeling very philosophical and analyzing everything since the ordeal last Friday. There must be something about seeing a gun in …

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