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Recently I had to replace my mattress that I have had for 13 years. It was worn out and had a huge dip in the middle of the mattress. Obviously it was no longer comfortable. My sons mentioned to me they had a king size mattress, 8 years old if I wanted it. I said “sounds good to me, yes I’ll take it!” Pricing out mattresses is very expensive to say the least. I received the mattress and it was in good condition, but there was a problem. The first night I slept on... read more

About 7 months ago I purchased a Waist Belly Belt at Ross for $5.95. The Brand Name is Danskin. It’s made of neoprene which is a synthetic rubber. Rubber on the inside and fabric on the out. It goes around your waist and belly and closes with velcro. It burns your belly fat and shrinks your waist from sweating when wearing it. The belt helps tighten around your midsection and firms the whole area. I walk every morning with a neighbor friend and wear the belt the entire time.... read more

Ever have late night cravings but you’re afraid to pack on the pounds? No worries. There are a few simple guilt free late night snacks that you can get away with, believe it or not. Late night eating can be caused by a lot of things. Maybe you have a late night at work, a late flight in from somewhere, or maybe you’re just hungry. Nutritionists say try to find snacks that won’t make your blood sugar spike, make you pack on the pounds, or won’t cause any... read more

Getting a good nights rest is so important for your health. Getting good sleep helps us work better, think better and be more energized. Most importantly when we sleep our body uses this time to repair itself. Unfortunately, not everyone can get a good nights sleep every night. I’m the worst sleeper ever I feel like. I’m such a light sleeper, and I wake up for every little thing. I definitely need help getting a better nights sleep. Ironically these past few days have... read more

Can wine really improve our health and increase longevity? You bet it can. I love red wine and I do have a glass every night. In this day and age we are all trying to eat and drink healthy. Researchers have found that red wines are best known for their antioxidant qualities and help the body resist allergens, viruses and carcinogens. This is a known fact. What are Antioxidants you might wonder? They protect healthy cells from damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals, what... read more

When I head out for dinner and I’m watching my weight, I go online before I leave and check out their menu. This gives me an idea before hand on what would suit my needs as far as staying within my range on losing a few extra pounds. Of course a lot of restaurants before you order will serve bread, chips, etc… I simply will  not munch before hand, but will... read more

Your metabolism is a hard thing to control. For most women it begins to slow down due to age, genetics, or health reasons. Believe it or not, there are ways to boost your metabolism. They’re all pretty simple too. Just recently I had some visitors in town. I ate terribly, drank a little more than I’m used to and didn’t get to the gym… Oops. After all that, my metabolism could use a little help. I found 5 great ways to help boost it. Check them out! When... read more

Shin splints aren’t fun. They can be very painful and a major cause to keep you from working out. I ran track all through high school and often suffered from shin splints. I have been free from shin splints for quite some time, however I’m getting a little nervous now that I’m running a lot more. Shin splints tend to happen when you over stress the... read more

This happens to me all the time. My weakness… Candy. Craving sweets differs for many people. Some crave cake and cookies, some like candy and breads. The reason most people crave sweets is because their insulin is high. When it starts to fall we want sugar to help spike it back up. This terrible cycle leads us all to be more tired and basically just blah. I found a few tips that will help stop those bad for you sweet cravings and help make you feel better. – First,... read more

I know it’s already almost March, but there is still plenty of time to do all these things on this list I found from thegoldengirlblog.com. I love this list! It has inspired me in so many ways. This great list helps set easier and better goals to help keep your new years resolutions. I was a little bummed at first when I ran across this so late, but after reading the list I quickly realized that these ways to better yourself this year are so simple. Here are the ways to... read more