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The Most Important Thing for 2012 – Day 10

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Eat in moderation. Be active every day.


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The Most Important Thing for 2012 – Day 8

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Stop smoking. It saves lives and limbs.


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The Most Important Thing for 2012 – Day 9

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Get seven to eight hours of sleep a night, minimum.


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An Epidemic Weight Problem in the U.S.

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Data from National Health and Examination Survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tell us that obesity has reached staggering proportions in the United States, affecting one in three adults and 17 percent of children and adolescents.


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The Most Important Thing for 2012 – Day 7

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A study shows that merely planning a diet can trigger overeating.


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Heart Health Twitter Quiz – Obesity

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For five years running, Mississippi has had the heaviest people in the nation, with 34 percent of adults obese.


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The Most Important Thing for 2012 – Day 6

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Lose weight – if you are overweight.


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The Most Important Thing for 2012 – Day 5

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Think "caloric density" as an alternative to thinking in terms of portion size. We’re told to imagine an ideal “portion” as being about the size of a pack of cards. But most of us snarf that much during tasting – before we even get to the actual meal!


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Heart Health Twitter Quiz – Hot Tubs

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Enter and exit the hot tub or sauna slowly to give your body time to adjust to the temperature change.


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The Most Important Thing for 2012 – Day 4

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Set realistic weight-loss goals.