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Only 48 days until spring! Have you made plans to get it shape? 5 Tips to get you started.

1- Eat a nutritious breakfast.  Eggs or egg whites (even better!) with non-starchy veggies like broccoli, onions, peppers and jackie13mushrooms will stimulate your metabolism.
2-Exercise! Put aside a minimum of 30 minutes per day to walk, bike, elliptical or weight lift.
3-No late night snacking!
4-Meditate.  Meditation can help ease stress.  It can also help you program your ideal body image and create that road map to it! (hypnosis can too!)
5- Make water your beverage of choice.  Eat your fruit don’t drink it.  Many experts suggest drinking 8-10 eight ounce glasses of water per day.

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To Lose Weight Avoid Late Night Snacking

Avoid late night snacking if you are looking for the scale to go down.Green tea
It’s very easy to pack on the pounds by night snacking. A bite of this and a taste of that while watching TV or on the computer can really add up. Before you know it, you’ve consumed several hundred calories mindlessly.
If you must have a snack at night aim for a healthier food such as an apple or a cup of steamed veggies. Have a cup of herbal tea to satisfy and relax you. Better yet, go to bed!


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Laughter is the best medicine! Here’s why…

We all like to laugh because it is a source of happiness. But have you ever thought about the health benefits that could come from it? That’s right, laughter truly is the best medicine! Here are just a few reasons why laughter is so good for you:
• Laughter relaxes the whole body. A good, hearty laugh relieves physical tension and stress, leaving yolaughterur muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes after.
• Laughter boosts the immune system. Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving your resistance to disease.
• Laughter triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Endorphins promote an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain.
• Laughter protects the heart. Laughter improves the function of blood vessels and increases blood flow, which can help protect you against a heart attack and other cardiovascular problems.
With so much power to heal and renew, the ability to laugh easily and frequently is a tremendous resource for surmounting problems, enhancing your relationships, and supporting both physical and emotional health.


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Hypnotherapy to Aid Cancer Patients

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Hypnosis can help the cancer patient address the symptoms that they are experiencing from their particular type of cancer. Many times the actual treatment can produce negative symptoms that hypnosis can eliminate or decrease. It can be used to create and control physical relief and well being throughout and after treatment.
Hypnosis can also help by creating positive expectations of the future. It can reduce the effects of fear and help the patient attain a state of mental calmness.
Hypnosis can also help improve the self-healing abilities of the patient. It can help the patient establish a greater communication exchange between their mind and their body. Hypnosis is known to reduce stress and tension and thereby increase the effectiveness of treatment and healing.


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Increase Vitality with Qigong

QiGongThe National Qigong Association (NQA) states “Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention.”
According to the NQA, The word Qigong (Chi Kung) is made up of two Chinese words. Qi is pronounced chee and is usually translated to mean the life force or vital-energy that flows through all things in the universe.
The second word, Gong, pronounced gung, means accomplishment, or skill that is cultivated through steady practice. Together, Qigong (Chi Kung) means cultivating energy, it is a system practiced for health maintenance, healing and increasing vitality.

I use Qigong to center and ground myself.  It helps with focus and concentration as well.

Many fitness clubs offer Qigong.  Why not take a class?


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Only 25 Calories in a Cup of Cauliflower

cauliflowerCauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable, cousin to broccoli. It is rich in antioxidants and nutrient filled. Cauliflower is rich in vitamin C, vitamin K, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, magnesium, phosphorus, fiber, vitamin B6, folate, pantothenic acid, potassium, and manganese.
Cauliflower contains sulforaphane which may aid cancer patients. Reports show it kills cancer stem cells and slows tumor growth.
With only 25 calories in a cup, there is every reason to add this to your menu!


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How much exercise must I do to lose weight?

Exercising just three times per week can help you lose weight. Put aside 15- 20 minutes if you are just starting out.exercising Try to increase your workout to 45 to 60 minutes per workout. By exercising at low to moderate intensity you will burn less calories than high intensity such as sprinting. You can torch calories quicker by increasing your level of intensity. If you are just starting out take it slow. You will see progress if you are consistent.