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Spine Care

Don’t drive with your wallet or cell phone in your back pocket! It can put your spine out of alignment.

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Good choice, bad choice: Frozen Pizzas

We’d rather order a piping hot, high calorie, high fat pizza delivered right to the front door. But the frozen version can be a cheaper, convenient and healthier choice. We were surprised at how tasty the healthiest ones were.  These comparisons are all based on an approximate individual serving size. Healthy hint: Choose thin crust pizzas with extra veggies. Look for low fat and low calorie choices. Most frozen pizzas are loaded with sodium so ...

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Driving posture

Drive with your head straight and chin pulled in, shoulders back, chest out, stomach tucked in, back supported.  Don’t let your head protrude forward or lean too far back and don’t let your shoulders slump.  Good driving posture reduces lower back and spine injuries.

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Healthy Obsession

So here are my tips for enjoying your time, whether you’re out on the road or at home with family and friends, and for sticking to those health goals so that Jan. 1 doesn’t bring with it a hefty list of resolutions.

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Eye health

Eat lots of leafy green vegetables such s collard greens, kale and spinach to help prevent macular degeneration. Apricots and blueberries also help promote good vision and reduce eye fatigue.

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Snack Packs

Pack all your daily portions of snacks before you hit the road. Put in reusable Ziplock bags and keep handy for snack attacks.

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Chocolate cravings

Treat yourself to small amounts (a piece the size of postage stamp) of dark chocolate, at least 70 percent cacao, when you feel the urge to splurge.  Dark chocolate is better for you and will satisfy the sweet and salty cravings.

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Limit sweets

Hide your stash of sweets in an inconvenient place like your garage or back of the truck. The less accessible the treat, the better the chance of resistance!

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Ice water

Drinking ice water with your meal helps you feel fuller and order less food. Order extra ice with your drink and you will burn more calories.

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Protein snacks

Heat a high protein snack like string cheese or yogurt within 45 minutes after working out. It helps your muscles rebuild and helps burn calories.

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