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Getting adequate sleep can do wonders for your health, both mentally and physically. It is not only the number of hours, but the quality of sleep that is important. Considering how much time you spend on your mattress, don't you think a good one would be worth the investment?

During times of stress the body produces more cortisol, a hormone that allows the body to store fat, increases blood pressure, and can even weaken the immune system.

Looking for another quick and easy exercise for the car or while you're waiting in line? Pull your shoulders back so that you're bringing your shoulder blades together. This will strengthen your back and stretch out the muscles in your chest. It also encourages correct posture.

Approximately two thirds (67%) of American adults are overweight or obese. (being overweight is defined as having a BMI of between 25 and 30, and being obese is defined as having a BMI of over 30)

Do you have an "ICE" number in your phone? The acronym "ICE" stands for In Case of Emergency and, should anything happen to you, could assist those trying to help you in contacting a loved one. Just enter "ICE-Mom", "ICE-Tim" etc. as the contact name in your cell phone and their phone number.

With that mile-long "to-do" list, sometimes it's hard to fit in exercise. Why not put on your favorite up-beat tunes while mopping, sweeping, or vacuuming? Using the mop, broom, or vacuum for a dance partner will get you moving and let you have a little fun while crossing off those chores.

If you have trouble falling asleep, a hot bath with a little bit of lavender scented bubble bath or body wash right before bed does wonders to calm your mind and relax tense muscles.

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