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Reduce stress

Adding walnuts and flaxseed to your diet may help your body respond better to stress.

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Green thumbs

Start a gardening project with your kids. Children who grow vegetables are more likely to try them and like them.

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Healthy pizza

Turn pizza into a nutritious meal by using 100 percent whole-wheat crust and plenty of sauce and veggies. Go easy on the cheese.

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Hula-hoop

Want to switch up your fitness routine? Hula-hooping burns the same number of calories as walking.

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Eat your fruits and veggies

Make sure fruits and vegetables fill up at least half your plate to ensure you’re eating the correct amount every meal.

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Sleep to soothe arthritis

Getting a good night’s sleep can help manage arthritis pain. Sleep helps rest the joints, which can reduce pain and swelling.

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Meditation

Try mindfulness-based stress reduction, a meditation process that focuses attention on breathing to treat chronic pain and depression. MBSR increases awareness of the present moment and of unconscious thoughts, feelings and behaviors, therefore reducing stress and controlling emotions in order to maintain your health.

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Multi-tool

The Eat’N Tool is a multi-tool that combines a spoon, fork, bottle opener, screwdriver, pry tip, three metric wrench reliefs (6 mm, 8 mm, 10 mm) and a carabineer in a 1.5 ounce, 4-inch long stainless steel package. The Eat’N Tool was invented by designer Liong Mah and is available for $6 at www.thinkgeek.com.

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Health product: iPosture

Worn on the chest, iPosture vibrates when the user slouches and continues until posture is corrected. The small device is designed to be worn for four hours a day for the first month to ingrain the proper behavior on the user, and twice a week to maintain posture improvement. Purchase for $75 at iposture.com. IPOSTURE, www.iposture.com

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Wherefore art thou, sleep?

Take the time to get your sleep issues straightened out.

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