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Exercise

30 Minutes To A New You – Upper Body Workout

December 31

Welcome to my 30 Minutes to a New You exercise program, featuring the Upper Body Workout. As you will note in the chart below, each exercise in this workout will help you target specific muscle groups.

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Healthy Cooking

Star-Struck Stir Fried Chicken, Asparagus and Mushroom

December 30

The first night I tried this recipe, there was a meteor shower, that’s how I came up with the name. It kind of stuck and so my kids just refer to it as star-struck chicken. It’s quick to make, it’s healthy and it tastes great.

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Affirmations

Daily Affirmations For A Healthy, Happy Life

December 29

A healthy lifestyle can be your key to a happy life, not only today but in the years to come. Choosing to eat nutritious foods, staying active and exercising daily can improve your health and protect you from diseases later in life. But it has to be a conscious decision that you make for yourself.

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Healthy Cooking

Red Onion, Tomatoes, Black Olive, and Herb Salad

December 28

This salad is as pretty as a pizza. All the colors come together to make this a vibrant dish the whole family will enjoy. Serve with a main dish, sandwich or bowl of soup. Add a sprinkling of croutons or flak seed for a healthy crunch.

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The Benefits of Eating 5 Square Meals a Day

December 27

Who said that eating 3 meals a day was the right way to eat? This custom was created by the conventions of our society, not by the natural demands of our bodies. Nature dictates that when our bodies need food, we feel hunger. But by forcing ourselves to wait to eat, we tend to consume more calories in those three meals a day than we would if we ate 5 smaller meals.

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Healthy Cooking

Fruity Crab Salad With Curry Dressing

December 23

I love to eat salads, so I’m always searching for new recipes. I tried this salad at a friend’s shower and it was delicious. I actually brought home a small container so I would have all the ingredients to try one on my own.

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 Women’s Health

Is It Safe To Exercise When You Are Breastfeeding

December 22

Moderate exercise can be very beneficial to women, even nursing mothers. Once your doctor has given you the go ahead, begin exercising on a regular basis. You may need to start up gradually, depending on your level of fitness before your pregnancy. Depending on the healing process following the delivery of your baby, you should be able to resume exercising four to six weeks after the birth of your baby.

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Tuna Steaks with Mango Peach Salsa

December 21

These tuna steaks are the cat’s meow. Hopefully, if your cat is around, you can keep his paws off this tempting treat. The tuna is fabulous and the mango peach salsa adds the sweet tangy taste that will make you savor every bite. This recipe serves 4 people and maybe one kitty.

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Diet

Pick Parmesan Cheese for A Healthy Choice

December 20

A superior cheese Parmesan contains all the great benefits of milk but in a more concentrated form. High in vitamins and minerals, Parmesan cheese is easily digestible. That’s because the high level of protein contained in this cheese has been pre-digested, making it readily available to the body without having to work so hard at digestion.

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 Women’s Fitness

Skating Your Way To Health And Fitness

December 17

Skating is a great way to get maximum benefits from your fitness program. An ideal aerobic activity, skating builds strength, endurance and burns body fat. It can be just as beneficial as running and just as much, if not more fun!

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Healthy Cooking

Salmon, Spinach and Berry Salad

December 16

I had a similar version of this recipe at a party, but could not get the original recipe. I went home and from memory created my own dish. I love to experiment and my family doesn’t mind playing the guinea pig. Use your imagination to make this dish, all yours.

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 Motivation

Getting Motivated For Life

December 15

Many women are looking for motivation in order to move towards a specific goal, such as fitness. We all possess the ability to inspire motivational thoughts, but many times we use these to help others and fail to draw on that same wealth of inspiration when it comes to our own lives.

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Healthy Cooking

Healthy Peach Shake

December 14

This healthy shake is great to enjoy any time of the day. Make it and take it on the go, drink it for breakfast or enjoy it as a healthy snack. If fresh peaches aren’t in season, choose canned or frozen peaches but drain the excess syrup so it’s not too sweet.

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Journaling

Stay On Task With A Fitness Journal

December 13

Whether your goal is to get in shape for spring break, your wedding, or your daughter’s graduation party, it’s easy to start a fitness plan, but it’s another thing to stick to it. One way to keep yourself on task is to start a fitness journal. Keeping the journal with you at all times can help track your habits including how often and how long you exercise as well as track your diet. A hidden benefit is time management, so you can make it to your son’s first soccer game without thinking…I should be in the gym!

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 Inspiration

Inspiring Words For A Successful Exercise Program

December 10

Are you ready to get serious about women’s fitness? If you want to lose weight and get in shape then join Fitness4Her and become a member with privileges. You’ll have access to inspiring words that will make you want to work toward your fitness goals.

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Healthy Cooking

Scallops and Spinach

December 7

For a quick and healthy meal, don’t run through the nearest fast food window. Instead stop by the seafood market and pick up some fresh scallops. Serve over wilted spinach for a meal that tastes great, won’t break the bank and is easy to make.

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Affirmations

Lose Weight And Get In Shape With Positive Words Of Praise

December 6

When is the last time you said something wonderful about yourself or even had positive thoughts about something that you have done? If you are having trouble remembering the last time you said or even thought nice things about yourself, then it’s time for some positive words of praise.

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Taking A Cooking Class For Those Who Love To Eat

December 3

All too often our daily food choices are based upon foods we are used to eating, those that are simple to prepare, or fast foods that are easy to grab. Unaware of the effects of our food choices on our health and wellbeing, we often experience weight gain, mood swings, decreased energy and attention levels, and cravings for nutrition deficient food. We unconsciously create food sensitivities, accelerate the aging process and repeatedly make choices that contribute to several unhealthy and life weakening conditions that can sabotage our best efforts to eat a healthy diet.

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Healthy Cooking

Black and Blue Berry Delight

December 2

Pickin’ blackberries and blueberries is a Southern tradition. You’ve got to look out for the snakes, but otherwise it can be lots of fun. Blackberries grow wild but just as with blueberries, there are farms that allow visitors to pick and pay, this means you pick your own and pay by the pint. This berry delicious treat is healthy and anticipated after a day in the sun.

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