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    Seven Golden Laws of Healthy Living

    "The biggest mistake people make in the search for peace and happiness is ignoring the seven golden laws of healthy living.  These seven laws are:  Eat properly, breathe properly, sleep properly, think properly, enjoy sense pleasures properly, interact with others...
    jenbeat jenbeat 36-40, F 7 Responses Jul 8, 2008

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    My first assignment. I had to look at

    every item I bought that was packaged and see if they had additives, with certain numbers. Those numbers were, 100 to 122, 200 to 224 and 624 to 626. I had to wean myself of all the numbers she had listed for me. I was to change from white breads to brown or whole...
    Create63 Create63 51-55, M 1 Response Oct 26

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    I have stage 1 hydratinitis suppuritiva.

    It's so painful, makes me so depressed when it flares up. I can feel horrendously ill a few days before it does. I'm amazed by people living with it worse than I have. It's so horrible. Doctors wave it away like it's not important and patronise me when I appear concerned about...
    lollypopturtle lollypopturtle 22-25, F Aug 8

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    13 Random Health Facts You Never Knew 1)

    Motorists who talk on cell phones are more impaired than drunk drivers with blood-alcohol levels exceeding .08. 2) Banging your head against a wall burns 150 calories an hour. 3) In some parts of the world, they protect their babies from disease by bathing them in beer. 4...
    Healthfreak93 Healthfreak93 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 9

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    THE Slippery Slope of My Health

    I USED TO BE VERY ACTIVE. I WAS A CLIMBER, LOVED TO JUMP ON TRAMPOLINES, DID YOGA, KART WHEELS, HANDSPRINGS, ETC. IN DEC 2005 MY BACK WAS INJURED WHILE I WAS SITTING DOING NOTHING (I WAS AT WORK!) ANYHOW, SINCE THAT POINT, I HAVE HAD 2 BACK SURGERIES, NEEDLES POKED INTO MY SPINE...
    STONEBULLDOG STONEBULLDOG 41-45, F Dec 3, 2008

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    Daily Thought

    Today, I choose not to be a victim, To rise above all things Petty, and NOT to succumb to the fears and temptations that deprive me of the Divine Love that's deep within my heart and soul !
    Garp997 Garp997 41-45, M Oct 7, 2013

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    WELP. Trying my first ever DIY body wrap

    tonight :D I decided to go with a simple one just to test the waters. I just showered/exfoliated with an anti cellulite scrub dried off put on some anti cellulite lotion Wrapped my whole mid section in Saran Wrap Put an ace bandage on top of it to secure it Lol also I...
    Anon2202 Anon2202 26-30, F May 17

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    BeccaErin BeccaErin 31-35, F Sep 5

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    Medicine Man....

    Oh yes the Medicine Man, When you look for someone supportive, he extends his eager arm, For every pain he's got just the balm, he discounts all your wisdom as he turns on his charm, he plays god and puts you in way of harm. When all we need is someone nice and kind, why him of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 16, 2012

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    Genes get all the blame

    for health. But our gene pool hasn't really changed in hundreds of years. The only real change in our bodies is what we eat/ dont eat.
    ThePinkPowerRanger ThePinkPowerRanger 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 12

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    90 Pounds Later

    I have always been the "Fat, Funny, Friend Girl." When I was about to move to California I was 5'8" weighed 220 pounds, a size 20 at the age of 18! MY doctors told me that because of my weight I had PCOS (Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrom) and that I will slowly but...
    calialexis4u calialexis4u 18-21 3 Responses Jan 5, 2009

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    For lunch today: Water A fresh fruit mix of

    strawberries, grapes, blueberries, kiwi, pineapple, watermelon, honeydew melon, and cantaloupe. Followed with a handful of chocolate covered cashews. Yum!
    ShylySubmissive ShylySubmissive 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 21

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    I recently read that drinking green tea can

    help boost your metabolism naturally and is full of antioxidants that the body needs. I've always loved hot tea, so I think I'm going to start drinking a cip before every meal... Its time to start doing better for my body. This will also be another way for me to kick my soda...
    ShylySubmissive ShylySubmissive 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 16

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    I would recommend sixpackshortcuts with mike

    Chang to anyone who feels like they need a trainer. His videos are on YouTube and are free to watch
    GRINNELcpl GRINNELcpl 16-17, M Aug 19

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    Emotions..

    A friend texted me this: -Specific emotions that weakens organs in our body: ANGER weakens the Liver, GRIEF weakens the lungs WORRY weakens the Stomach STRESS weakens the Heart and Brain FEAR fails the KIDNEY ( I don't know if this is real, I just want to share it ^^)
    Daiyu Daiyu 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 16, 2013

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    Always Wanted To Change, I Guess Not Enough?

    Wanting to take a change in life is not the same as doing.For quite a while I've know I should be making a better attempt to exercise more often and cut down on sweets.I do admit I have a sweet tooth, or rather sweet teeth. I have never really appreciated dental hygiene and it's...
    zmajurazanog zmajurazanog 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 22, 2012

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    People say that getting in shape is hard to do,

    but it really isn't! All you need is the will power and motivation :)
    GRINNELcpl GRINNELcpl 16-17, M Aug 19

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    Amen. Isaiah53:55But he was wounded

    for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. Isaiah 53:5
    elizabethfitzgerald elizabethfitzgerald 56-60, F May 29

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    I am taking steps towards a healthier me,

    but they are all aimed towards physical health. I've cut back sodas and increased the amount of water I drink. I've been aiming for more fresh fruits and vegetables in my diet. Trying to eat fewer fried foods. And I'm trying to do more cooking at home. But there are some other...
    ShylySubmissive ShylySubmissive 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    I don't think I need to be any healthier

    than I am now, my body is the best it can be.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 27

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    Healthy Body And Mind

    For such a long time I have been suffering now, for a couple of years now I think. Many people don't know what unhealthy food can do, so my story is meant as a warning to some, and for myself as well, because I would really like to know if others experienced this or something...
    kelly1981 kelly1981 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 15, 2013

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    I'm wanting to eat healthier

    and get outside more. I'm not sure where to start. I've already cut pop out of my diet. I drink water or tea. I don't eat a lot of sweets. What's hard is eating proper portions. I feel like my concentration levels have gone down with my energy also. I just don't know how to get...
    tinywoman tinywoman 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    one week eating healthy.

    proud of myself!! this past week only proved to myself that i can do it.. feeling unstoppable now <3
    NotWhoIWannaBe NotWhoIWannaBe 16-17, F Jul 28

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    For anyone wanting to tone

    or lose weight for the festival season?
    Rebecca2112 Rebecca2112 22-25, F Oct 6

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    As much as I want to be healthier,

    I can't get motivated! There's so many things getting in my way. Arghh ūüćē
    aj4eva aj4eva 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 11

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    Mary0710 Mary0710 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    This is MY feelings about being fat 1.

    Do I like being fat ? NO 2. Do I want to lose weight ? yes 3. Have I lost any weight since starting 28 days since the start of my diet ? YES, more than six kilos so far. 4. How much do I want & need to lose in total ? 20 Kilos .not sure how many pounds that is. Okay, so now...
    JohnCrighton JohnCrighton 51-55, M 3 Responses Jul 7

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    Mabuhaii Nursing Home is a world class home

    care facility located in the Philippines serving all elders and those suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
    mabuhaiiph mabuhaiiph 61-65, M 3 days ago

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    Healthy

    It Starts with me. I have to motivate myself  to go to the store, even if its by myself, :( , to get healthy and nutritious food. I need to start keeping my body healthy. I also would like to make this a goal.
    chicago54 chicago54 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 20, 2010

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    To keep the body in good health is a duty.

    .. otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.
    xvampirex xvampirex 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 27, 2013

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    I used to cut myself

    and I've been in a rough patch of depression I don't want to feel like that anymore so I'm taking the small but hard steps towards changing into a stronger, healthier, better me ‚ėļÔłŹ
    Kimbahbay Kimbahbay 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    I've been focusing on problems a lot lately.

    Sometimes it's reverse progress. If a baby deer spent all its time freaking out because it couldn't walk it'd never learn to run. Others can do it. They see it; I do too. It's been a light in the dark and sometimes in my hands, in my heart. I like stimulation, the kind that...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 6

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    I'm worried about my partners son he's a little

    chubby. He's 14 about 5'2 and 150-160 lbs. in the morning he eats processed cereal or a pop tart. Then for lunch he eats a sandwich or ramen noodles. Then for dinner he eats 2-3 plates of spaghetti. Last night he ate 3 cheeseburgers. Then for a bed time snack he eats more...
    cj911 cj911 26-30 2 Responses Jul 20

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    Not that i am not already healthy

    but i don't mind being more healthier. I wanna grow to be 100+. I don't think there is anymore i can do any professional advice? My current routine is. -School (5-6hours a day) -Workout (6hours a day) -I eat all my veggies and fruits -Take vitamin suppliments i am pretty fit...
    NymNin NymNin 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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    Yes!

    I started wanting to be healthier about 2 years ago. I stopped doing alot of extra things in my life and had a bunch of spare time...so that is when I started to educate myself on healthy foods and unhealthy foods. I loved the Dr. Oz show and I would watch it everyday, then I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 7, 2011

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    Everytime I'm "loosing weight" (or THINK I'm

    loosing weight haha) I feel so damn weak....how long does it take bodies to get used to not eating so much
    Nottobeohsoblunt Nottobeohsoblunt 16-17, F 1 Response May 19

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    i need to know.. is it normal

    for a 21 year lady .. 2 periods in one month? and according to my age and weight problem 37- 42.. sometimes is never rise-up...
    kbeam kbeam 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 30

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    Tips For Healthier Eating - From Popchips

    We asked our friends at popchips for some tips to help you complete the Healthier Eating challenge. They've sent us some tips that we're sharing below, hope you all enjoy it and best of luck winning a month's supply of popchips! Better-for-You snacking is here to stay. If you...
    EPJulio EPJulio 26-30, M 4 Responses Nov 24, 2008

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    I Always Try To Eat Healther

    my mom always cooks with oil all the time and i hate it. i try to stay away from that. i eat a lot of grill chicken and i eat a lot of fruits. i like to bake vegetables on the side. i know that i still eat a bit of junk food that i am trying to get rid of.
    hienieboo hienieboo 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 3, 2013

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    Health..

    I struggle with a lot of health issues that sometimes restrict my life. I hope if others have good health they realize that blessing. I stay I'll 70% of the year with colds, infections, and such. I have a very low immune system despite my matriculace eating and nutrition. I...
    MissTNn MissTNn 26-30, F 19 Responses May 23, 2013

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    First off, I admit I am lazy.

    Its just very hard to stay motivated when you leave your home at 5:30am everyday and don't get home till 8pm. I don't want to do anything but relax and go to sleep. But I know I need to start working out and eating better. A lot of it is a lack of willpower but some support at...
    ShylySubmissive ShylySubmissive 26-30, F 2 Responses May 15

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    ITWORKS wraps are amazing!

    !! All of their products are. Ask me about it.
    Jodyann1 Jodyann1 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 22

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    I always stay up late.

    I always get up late . I always eat what I see. I always sit and stare at my computer. I always feel fat and unpretty. I never do exercises . I never eat good food or be on diet seriously. I never focus on my homework . I never help my parents with the housework. I never feel...
    littlestar77hn littlestar77hn 16-17, M Feb 4

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    Health Is A Gift

    Good health  is a  great  gift as  healthy  person  can  enjoy  life  to  the fullest and  bear every  hardships   easily to  overcome all  his  problems while  bad  health is  a  problem  itself  which  renders  one  incapable  living  a  satisfied...
    shap36 shap36 41-45, M Oct 26, 2011

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    I ate really bad today,

    usually I wait until Monday's to restart, but not this time. I am going to try to be healthy tomorrow and get back on the horse. No more excuses.
    sbarry5 sbarry5 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 27

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    Win a Month's Supply of popchips!

    To join the Eat Healthier with popchips (free popchips coupon challenge), please click here:  http://www.experienceproject.com/challeng... EP has teamed up with popchips for the launch of EP Challenges, to create a featured challenge that will help you eat and live...
    EPJulio EPJulio 26-30, M 18 Responses Nov 23, 2008

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    Can someone PLEASE help me with a diet.

    ..I always give them up (the longest I've gone is 5 days...which is pathetic) [Different reasons as to why I give them up: 1) I'm always hungry, esp. at school... 2) After a long amount of time of dieting I honestly am afraid I am dying- my heart beats extremely slow at night- or...
    Nottobeohsoblunt Nottobeohsoblunt 16-17, F 2 Responses May 1

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    My weight is 72 kg right now

    and i need to be 62 kg in a month. I know thats too impossible but some people make it work so why can't i? The problem is i don't know how? I need a motivation a thing that support me and your comment people will mean a lot for me. Help me to be fit, i really need this as...
    nathaniaalexandra nathaniaalexandra 18-21, M 1 Response May 29

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    I say this a lot but then I have days like today

    where I skip yoga and end my night with a tub full of cool whip .
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F Dec 1

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    just right inside of my anus like the first cm

    i have a constant dull ache that increases more when i move does anyone know wat this is? I have also stopped going number 2 for more then a normal amount for me but i have been stressed lately and travelling. i am a male
    Helpmeplease123456 Helpmeplease123456 13-15, M 1 Response Jun 30

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    I'm 21, 4'11 and last time I weighed myself I

    was 125 so who knows now. I am a size 9 in jeans/shorts n smedium n shirts or whatever. I stopped working out like last yr n my eating diet is not so healthy. I used to be a 3 a couple months ago I just jumped to 8 then 9. I'm like so mad at myself for letting it get to this idk...
    swaggurl4ever swaggurl4ever 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 20

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