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Friday, July 16, 2010

Summer Block Party - Healthy Tip of the Day! Grand Prize Giveaway



The Summer Block Party has been a blast but all good things must come to an end. I hope that you utilize the healthy tips that I've provided for you this week and today we are going to finish off the week with a bang. In addition to the Nestle prize pack, today's winner will receive a $100.00 Visa gift card! Read on for more details.


Tip of the Day: Hydrate! The most important drink during the summer (and really in every season) is water. It is so important to prevent hydration by drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day. When my son and I go to the playground and he is running around in the hot sun, I bring stainless steel canteens filled with water for both of us. As much fun as it is to enjoy the summer sunshine, I want to prevent heat exhaustion and other problems that can arise from lack of hydration.


Giveaway
$100.00 Visa Gift card

A mix of coupons for free products from the following Nestle brands: JUICY JUICE®
OVALTINE,EDY’S®/DREYER’S,CARNATION® Breakfast Essentials WONKA ,STOUFFER’S,NESQUIK®
TOLL HOUSE® Refrigerated Cookie Dough,TOLL HOUSE® Morsels,DRUMSTICK® Sundae Cones



To enter: Please leave your own healthy tip in the comments, be original and don't repeat one that I've already given this week!
Extra Entry: Tweet about this contest
Please leave a comment for each method of entry and your email address if you are not available through Blogger. Visit the other bloggers participating in the Summer Block Party for more chances to win! Contest over Monday, July 19 at 8:00 AM EST.  All Summer Block Party winners will be announced on Monday. 

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~Mendie~ said...

My tip is to freeze grapes. It's kinda like a frozen icee but with vitamins! THey make a great treat in the evening or after a sweaty run!

Michelle S. said...

Starting the day with a good healthy breakfast is important and if not eaten it can wreak havoc with trying to lose weight and affects attitude as well
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Michelle S. said...

Tweeted :)
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Mami2jcn said...

My tip is to use smaller portions. Think of meat, fish or chicken as being the the size of a deck of cards.

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Anonymous said...

I soft freeze my yogurt for as my kids call it froyo!

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Jackie said...

When going on a picnic, freeze some of the juice boxes. They'll act as ice to keep the food cold, and should defrost (but still be cold) when the kids are thirsty.
Thanks!
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Courtney said...

ok take your vitamins and eat all fruits only before your meals. at least 20 mins before, helps the digestive system!

Courtney said...

oops i'm sorry- please delete my last comment. i forgot to include my email

eat fruits 20 mins before eating a meal- it helps digestion!

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Amanda said...

My healthy tip is to replace ice cream with greek yogurt in smoothies - tastes great and is far more healthy, with lots of protein!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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J. Cannon said...

My healthy tip is to drink plenty of water and Gatorade, eat fresh fruits and vegetables during the hot summer months.
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Pat said...

Freeze fruit juice in popsicle molds and have a healthy treat.
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mlswin@triad.rr.com said...

exercise regularly. eat plenty of fruits & vegetables

K. Rock said...

I say take the stairs whenever you can. It's a great workout that can be done while at work.

Ann said...

My healthy tip is to have healthy snacks around at all times (nuts, yogurt, fruit, veggie snacks, and cheese). Keep hydrated and keep your snacks close by to ward off temptations.

mkjmc said...

I also try to hydrate my kids by giving them other things beside water LIke watermelon, cucumbers, anything that has alot of water in it

Stephanie said...

cut up veggies and fruit the night before for easy grabbing, flavor your water with low calorie no sugar options to encourage kids to drink more, and keep the sweets out of the house!
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mkjmc said...

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5webs said...

MY tip is to try different cuisines that you haven't tried before to find new ways to eat your veggies. I started eating Indian food a year ago, and I love it, and my kids like it too. Now they eat lots of spinach and chickpeas and lentils as long as they have curry sauce on them!
Alicia Webster
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Anne J said...

My tip is to prepare ahead of time. After I go shopping I cut up red peppers, celery and cucumbers for easy eating. Then when I or my kids want a quick snack it is ready to go. I also will freeze fruit in smoothie sized portions, so I can just grab a bag and add it to the blender.

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Anne J said...

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debbie said...

My tip is to keep healthy snacks, like graham crackers, fruit, where they are easy to reach for snacking.
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Mary said...

In the summer, we make yogurt pops. The kids love to put different fruit in with different flavors. Of course, it's easy now to put Go-gurt in the freezer and make push up pops.

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Pets and their people said...

If you are not a water drinker it is ok to replace half of your daily water with flavored water, Crystal light or juice.

Pets and their people said...

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keyalus said...

Exercise first thing in the AM. If you can conquer the battle of actually getting up, you are way more likely to get a workout in. Waiting until afternoons or after work introduces more opportunities for missed sessions.

Nancy said...

My healthy tip is to exercise in the early morning to beat the heat of the day. I find if I wait and it gets too hot, I use that as an excuse not to exercise at all:)

Nancy said...

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mudrunnersmom said...

sunscreen, and lots of it and a cute hat to shade the face and head and keep cooler

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Annette D said...

My tip is to make exercising fun!
Play games and have a good time, involve everyone in the family (even the dog!) Drink lots of water!
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mudrunnersmom said...

i tweeted

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Jen M said...

My tip is to make healthy frozen treats for yourself! I mix Greek yogurt and fresh fruit together and pour into Popsicle forms and freeze. It's healthy and it satisfies my sweet tooth without overdoing it on calories!

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Steph said...

My tip is exercise 7 days a week. Take viatmins and supplemets especially Omega-3 and vitamin D every day. Drink lots of water and watch your sugar intake.

Steph said...

Tweeted

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cstironkat said...

If you are going to be in the heat make sure you eat a good breakfast. You need more than just water or drinks to stay healthy in the heat.

For bug bites tea tree oil works wonders.

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bayctygrl said...

My healthy tip is frozen fruits and juice make the best cold smoothies! frozen mangoes and pineapple blended with orange juice is so great on a hot day plus it tastes sort of tropical

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cdziuba said...

Original Healthy tip: Keep an ice-cold pitcher of water on the kitchen counter, with glasses next to it. I infuse my water with cucumber slices some days, and lemon and lime slices other days. The easy accessibility ensures that everyone stays hydrated, including me.





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cdziuba said...

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Lim said...

Summer means not only fruits, but veggies. Grilled veggies are great, but can be a bit of a pain to cook. My tip is to get a stone for your grill. I have a piece of basalt. After you've cooked on it a bit it gets a good seasoning on it. I don't salt, pepper or butter anything I put on there. My favorites are asparagus and zucchini.

I guess you could use a cast iron skillet, but I like the stone because there are no sides to deal with and I can keep the stone right on the grill.

Here's a place with pictures and more info, but I didn't pay nearly that much.

Natalie said...

It's hard not to repeat one of your tipss--after all, great minds think alike! One of the things I try to do is to remind myself that nothing tastes as good as being healthy makes me feel. Reminds me not to over-indulge. I try to walk because that makes me feel better mentally and physically.
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mar said...

My heathly tip for the summer is to always start off the day with breakfast, avoiding suggar and drinking decaffeinated products only. During the rest of the day wear light colored clothing and stay hydrated by drinking water, eating fresh fruit and salty snack products!

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Shel said...

I keep a bin on my counter filled with low-cal quick snacks for those times when you need a pick-me-up without the calories and guilt. I also keep individual containers of fruits and veggies cut up in the fridge for quick grab-n-go snacks.

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JC said...

Eat water, not only drink. Eat food contains water, like fruit, cucumber...etc helps a lot as well.

JC said...

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Shel said...

Tweeted:
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Betty N said...

My healthy tip for my husband and I has been to get away from red meats and eat a lot of chicken breasts. We get them when they are on sale for $1.99....we grind half of it and I use it for burgers, meatloaf, in sauces for manicotti, lasagne, etc. and I have found wonderful recipes on the internet for using chicken breasts....and we aren't getting tired of it!

skytoucher said...

I have a plethora of rare medical disorders and have studied healthy lifestyle tips and changes since I was 29. Those people with neuroendocrine tumors and gastrinomas who eat foods on the Mediterranean diet live longer, according to recent studies. I keep raw veggies prepped to snack on, and when I feel like I "need" a dessert I have chilled Greek Yogurt (plain) to which I add frozen blueberries and then I sprinkle chopped almonds on top -- tastes like mock blueberrry cheesecake.

Betty N said...

tweet here
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Michelle said...

I ride my bike to places within a reasonable distance to my house instead of driving. This helps me to stay fit and healthy.

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Michelle said...

I ride my bike to places within a reasonable distance to my house instead of driving. This helps me to stay fit and healthy.

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Lesley said...
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Lesley said...

Greek yogurt with slices of granny smith apple and and almonds. Coool for the summer, low fat and lots of protein.

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Liz D said...

We love watermelon lemonade - less calories and sugar than juice and the kids love it!

Liz D said...

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McKim said...

My healthy tip is to make your own snacks, such as trailmix, healthy cookie bars, etc.

idahomom said...

I try to take 10,000 steps a day.

Krista said...

My healthy tip is to add brief jogging intervals to your walks. Even a short burst of one or two minutes of jogging can make a big difference in calorie burn and building endurance.

Krista said...

Tweet

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Hazel said...

My healthy tip is to purchase cute sunhats for the kids if they are going to be outdoors for very long. They think it's fun and it protects them from harmful sun exposure!

The Sunshyn said...

Also good when active in hot weather is a mix of salt and electrolytes such as found in Gatoraid. But if that brand is your choice, don't drink it straight because it lacks the amount of water needed. Add the as much water as Gatoraid.

Nikki said...

Keep healthy snacks at the ready so you're not tempted to go for unhealthy convenience foods or fast food. Freeze juice or grapes for cold treats. Have carrot sticks ready to go. Bring celery and peanut butter with you when you take the kids out for a more filling snack full of protein.

Sweeter the berry said...

My healthy tip is parking far from the store in the parking lot to incorporate more walking into your day.


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The Sunshyn said...

I tweeted
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Sweeter the berry said...

tweeted

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slehan said...

Try to keep out of the sun from 11am to 3pm when the sun is the strongest. Thanks for a fun week.

slehan said...

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elizabeth p said...

My healthy tip is to check out UPick farms near you. Kids love to pick and eat their own fruit and veggies. It gives them a chance to know where their food comes from and enjoy it. I am queenesperfect at yahoo.com

Angela C said...

My healthy tip is to stay rested! Get enough sleep because lack of sleep can be very hard on the body!

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peg42 said...

I try to keep healthy snacks on hand. Especially during the summer, fruit is one of our favorites. I try to keep cut up watermelon, peaches, plums, grapes, blueberries(my favorite) all prepared and ready to eat on hand. My kids love them, they're a healthier choice and must better than sweets.
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dawns41 said...

My healthy tip is to grow your own veggies. Pesticides and processed foods are full of estrogen which will cause fibriods to grow and enlarge.

Grow your own to be as safe as possible and utilize a rain barrel for healthy garden watering.

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peg42 said...

Tweeted:
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Thanks again
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Denise S. said...

Drink lots of green and black teas which have antioxidants that fight cancer.

Kristina Brooke said...

Keep a bowl of sliced vegges on the table so that your family can pick and eat all they want. These are our "chips" now!

Anonymous said...

My tip is to invest in some "dry" shampoo...In the summer, hair can get all weighed down and icky. When you don't have time to shower, use a little dry shampoo and your hair will look good as new again, because it absorbs all the excess oils that cause hair to be blah in the heat!

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Kiara said...

My tip is to drink a lot of water and to eat fruits.
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diesel51 said...

I use cool whip instead of ice cream in shakes with fruited yogurt with a half a cup of ice chips and blend.

diesel51 said...

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Tracy R said...

My tip is to take it easy at the coffee shops! I am as guilty as anyone of loving the coffee shops, but I usually order a black coffee, and I consider a nonfat latte with two sugars to be a real treat. But remember that some of those "coffee drinks" pack tons of fat and calories and when you get something too large and elaborate, you might as well be drinking a milkshake.

Tracy R said...

I tweeted

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Chip said...

I serve my kids yogurt parfaits filled with fresh fruit in fancy ice cream glasses. They love it. We use whatever fruit is in season, but even in the winter, we use frozen blueberries or canned pineapple.
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Chip said...

I serve my kids yogurt parfaits filled with fresh fruit in fancy ice cream glasses. They love it. We use whatever fruit is in season, but even in the winter, we use frozen blueberries or canned pineapple.
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Chip said...

Tweeted:
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slb3334 said...

drink plenty of water.

Kim said...

My tip is to wear ankle weights while on my evening walk!

Kim said...

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Christy said...

I get my daughter to drink water by telling her that water is healthy for her and will help her to grow up big and strong. I also remind her that juice has sugar bugs that eat her teeth (that kind of freaks her out) but it works because she doesn't drink near as much juice as she used to.

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Kimberly B. said...

I'm kind of lazy about cooking, and when I'm hungry and there's no food prepared, I'm likely to snack on chips or cookies. So I've taken to buying snap peas and baby carrots, both of which are healthy for you and take little preparation!
Thanks for the great giveaway!
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wendy said...

I freeze fresh fruit to make smoothies which I also freeze so I can drink instead of soda.

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Gigi said...

since I am "new to exercise", I walk in historic area of our city...that way I am looking at older homes and not concentrating on the dreaded task at hand--thus a longer workout
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Leslie said...

My healthy tip is to buy fresh produce at the farmer's market. It's usually fresher than what's in the store (and less expensive!) and something about buying it fresh at the market makes it more appealing to cook with. I definitely consume more fruits and veggies after I've been to the farmer's market.

Amanda said...

My tip is, if you find yourself gaining weight or unable to lose: Keep a food journal (and be honest!) you'll quickly be able to find the problem. In the same vein, buy and use a kitchen scale. So many of us have no idea what a REAL portion is!

Thanks so much for the chance!

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ms-texas said...

exercise and cut out the junk food!

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ms-texas said...

tweeted!

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jillyrh said...

My tip is to freeze blueberries. They taste great frozen and their packed with vitamins

sohamolina said...

Exercise. I am a big believer in the power of exercise.

Carol Harrity said...

This time of year the grocery stores and farmers markets are full of wonderful fruit and vegetales. Try something new-you may discover a new favorite. Also remember to not excercise in the heat of the day is you normally excercise out of doors.

Andrea H said...

My tip is to portion your plate like this:

1/4 protein
1/4 carbs
1/2 fruits & veggies

you will also eat less if you drink a full glass of water before you eat.

Andrea H said...

Tweet!
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Bev said...

Eat all your veggies off your plate first, then whatever else... This way you're sure to get the nutrients your body needs before you are full.

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jillyrh said...

Tweeted

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sweetone624 said...

I would say use lots of sunscreen.

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sweetone624 said...

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skkorman said...

I try to have "fun" fruit, such as watermelon, honeydew melon, grapes, and pineapple, available as often as possible to keep everyone well hydrated.

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racing88nut said...

My healthy tip is To get plenty of sleep. People seem to forget that our bodies need time to relax and how it does it is sleep straight from 6-8 hours a night.

WWillows6 said...

My healthy tip is to get out and play with you children and friends. It's a great way to burn calories without feeling like you are working out and also lots of fun!
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WWillows6 said...

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chromiumman said...

where lots and lots of sunscreen

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Jaina's Mom said...

My tip is to take a smaller single containers of yogurt cut a small slit in the cover, slip a plastic spoon in and freeze, easy yogurt Popsicles! When you take them out just run a little warm water over the outside of the container and it will pop right out. Both my daughter and I love them!

mickeyfan said...

My son was diagnosed with diabetes at age 4. We had some tricks like freezing grapes (instead of popsicles), always keeping watermelon chunked up in the refrigerator, and substituting soda with water that had some lemon or lime juice added to it. Also, cucumbers were considered a "free" food for him.

pmernick said...

We eat meatless meals at least twice a week - bean burritos, veggie pizza, soup, etc.
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Birdie S. said...

My healthy TIP is to buy a JUICER its a fantastic way 2 get vitamins & minerals & its fun to INVENT new drink combos for your family & friend YOU WILL NEVER REGRET THE PURCHA$E birdson@roadrunner.com

thatlittlehouse said...

my tip is to make popsicles with pure fruit juice

NesieBird said...

My tip is to plant as many of your own vegetables in a garden as possible. This way you are sure of what's not on your food (i.e., unhealthy pesticides).

Thanks!

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janetfaye said...

My tip: Use dry whole grain cereals for snacks. I measure out 1/2 cup of different kinds of healthy cereal and put them in small baggies, so that they are ready for snacking or to take with me wherever I go. I especially like Cheerios and puffed rice.

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jemscout425 said...

remember to reapply sunblock when you get out of the water
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Anonymous said...

Remove the salt shaker from the dinner table - the less salt the better.
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melody said...

eat and drink soy products. especially women, because it helps ease menopause.

sweepmom said...

Keep healthy snacks like fruit, cheese, veggies, on hand so you won't be tempted by the non healthy ones.

txgiggles45 said...

To lose weight and be more active inside, when tv commercials come on, get up and march in place! Every extra movement you do helps!
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Sharon Harmon

Jean said...

I would 'hide' vegetables in my spaghetti sauce. Cauliflower is virtually undetectable!

agordon10 said...

Mix up your exercise to avoid boredom and to work all parts of your body.

Laura said...

My tip is to never make exercising seem like a chore to your kids. Think of creative ways year-round to work out as a family - from walking after dinner or going sledding, teach your kids that exercise is healthy and fun.

Anonymous said...

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chlorinebrain said...

My healthy tip is to eat lots of fresh fruit in the summer - not only do they have lots of vitamins & minerals but their water content is high so your get hydrated too!

GALENA said...

freeze peaches in the can then open an eat with a spoon by scrapping. it takes some work to eat but it makes a wonderful treat an tis healthy

Chisum's Crew said...

My tip is to start slow when getting back into or just starting a workout routine. While we can all be gungho at first we don't want to risk injury and be on the sidelines for a bit.

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Amber said...

My healthy tip is to alter your favorite recipes to make them a bit healthier. For example, I just made brownies using vanilla yogurt in place of the egg and the oil. I just made cookies with unsweetened applesauce in place of the oil and replaced the egg with one egg white. Makes it more healthy to dig in on treats! Nearly any baked good can have the oil replaced by applesauce, (unsweetened). Or if you're making a bread, you can use Canned Pumpkin in place of oil! Much less fat.

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mina said...

Eat fruit for dessert!

Deci said...

My healthy tip is make it easy. Buy a rice cooker and a wok for easy healthy meals. Perfect rice in no time, and whip up a stir-fry, you can even add tofu!

Deci said...

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AJ said...

I make a fruit drink with what I have on hand. Yesterday it was a banana, figs and some pears (I cooked the pears in sugar water but didn't use the water) and a little orange juice for it to blend well. Very tasty.

KowgirlsRule said...

My healthy tip is to park as far away from stores and walk. Don't try to get the closest parking space.

sarah said...

i don't have anything that original. for me, the big thing is just to not buy unhealthy snacks. If I bay a bag of potato chips, even if I buy it for my husband or the kids, I know I will end up eating more than I should, so I don't buy it, and the rest of the family just has to live with that!

hale2005 said...

Try to purchase everything you can in Whole Grains.

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julis55 said...

drink lots of water

pauline15 said...

I don't get fancy with 3 kids in the house, but I hit the farmer's market every Saturday morning, buy a ton a fruit and cut it all up into a huge fruit bowl that it set in the main aisle of the fridge with a box of funky toothpicks. My kids will go through it like crazy!
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amanda said...

Taking Omega-3 supplements via flaxseed oil or fish oil, improves cardiovascular health and can help with depression.

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Deborah Wellenstein said...

Take a vitamin D supplement every day. We don't get outside like we used to, resulting in Vitamin D deficiencies in adults. Thanks!

jsc123 said...

My tip is to always look for healthy alternatives to your cravings.
Such as if it is cheesecake that you are craving try strawberry cheesecake frozen yogurt. Same great taste lower calories, sugar and fat. The same thing goes for chocolate and many other items.
Thank you so much for the giveaway.

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Julieh said...

My healthy tip is to exercise in the early morning and avoid the sun between the hours of 10 and 2 to prevent sun damage. And always wear sunscreen. honeypie411 at yahoo.com

dddiva said...

My tip- get enough sleep!

Lona728 said...

My tip is: when the kids are playing in the backyard I always keep a baby pool filled with fresh water for them to stay cool. I keep a baggy of ice on my neck to keep me cool. And lots of sunscreen!

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Bacallsmom said...

My heathty tip is: eat grapes! They are the perfect portable, bite sized snack. And because they have a high liquid content, they are quite filling between meals. Ditch the junk food snacks and pick up the grapes. You'll feel--and look--better!

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jzagarjr said...

Substitute apple sauce for oil when baking to cut down on fat

Kim said...

i like to make a fruit salad and then divide it into several small containers so for the next few days when i go snacking in the fridge i can just pull one out. avonbaby87@gmail.com

krstrpp said...

Healthy tip: Make a point of going to bed 1/2 hour early at least once a week. It will make a huge difference in pumping up your immune system. Thanks for the chance to win the awesome prize! (krstrpp at hotmail dot com)

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mmentor said...

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shawn said...

My tip is to eat a healthy breakfast & then each a piece of fruit after about 2 hours then lunch and a piece of fruit, eat dinner and nothing more after 7pm -this help speed up your metobolism

Shawna said...
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Laurie said...

My tip related to water and hydration is to set a timer on your computer or phone that reminds you to finish your water and fill your bottle or glass again. That will help you get the right amount throughout the day.

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Shawna said...
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Shawna said...

My healthy tip is to eat more salads. The grocery stores and/or farmers markets seem to have a ton of beautiful fresh fruits and vegtables this time of year that are perfect for making a low-fa meal size salad. Try spinach, mixed greens, grapes, avocados, peaches, asparagus, tomatoes, melons, and strawberries. For some protein, add a little grilled chicken, tuna, beans, chickpeas, nuts, or cheese. Salads are very healthy for you because they are loaded with antioxidants which help to lower your risk for cancer and heart disease. If you put tuna or nuts in your salad then your getting omega-3and omega-6 fatty acids which also help protect against heart disease.

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stephen0172 said...

My philosophy is One day, one hour, one moment at a time... whatever it takes. Being healthy isn't something we can achieve or maintain just when we feel like it. So my tip, is to stay committed, every day.

erin m. said...

Apples have high amounts of caffeine in them. Go for it to help Wake up and start your day!
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sphinx63 said...

My tip is to buy strawberries and blueberries while they are cheap and freeze them. Then make yummy healthy smoothies with them. No added sugar OJ and fruit. Great for you!

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ellie said...

My kids will eat anything if it's wrapped in a tortilla. Even spinach which is the food they hate the most. I make them spinach and cheese quesadillas for a quick and healthy snack.
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h. mcnaron said...

healthy tip:
A lot of people don't like tofu at first. If you freeze tofu and then thaw before using, it loses some water content and tastes more meat-like. A good way to try and fool your meat-eating friends into a healthy alternative.

her5boys said...

I have just been learning how important flossing is for heart health...if you aren't into the habit of doing this daily, now is a great time to start!

anna said...

i bring my bottle of water with me when i sit down at the computer. its easy to eat or drink unconsciously when working or surfing so why not make it good for me. thx for the giveaway!

cowboyswife said...

drink a minimum of three tall glasses of water w/ lemon, and 30 minute walk each day

allysona said...

drink water and do your best to relieve stress

buzzd said...

Make sure to get fish in your diet for the health benefits. I like tuna and it is great for lunch.

Shelley Johnson said...

My tip is to wear a hat and sunglasses to protect skin and eyes.

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Tina12312 said...

Nuts are very good for you and easily available! Thank you!

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OlyveOyl said...

My healthy tip is to STOP DRINKING SODA (yes, I am addicted but went cold turkey yesterday!) so I can now detox my body and drink more water!

Fionen said...

My healthy tip is to add applesauce and use less butter when making chocolate chip cookies.

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Anonymous said...

Include a healthy protein source in every meal. It can be a dairy product, poultry, beans, nuts, tofu, etc . . .

It fills you up and provides fuel for your muscles which keeps your metabolism speeding along.

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Katie R. said...

My tip is to eat 5 small meals every day instead of 3 large ones.

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Anonymous said...

My tip is to fill a lunch bag with a healthy snack like grapes or wheat cracker, that way you have a healthy snack ready for you. And the reason for the brown bag is to learn portion control...you can't eat any more than the bag can hold.
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jmcharries said...

This may sound weird, but invest in a pill grinder. You can grind your vitamins and supplements and add them to delicious things like shakes and smoothies. They are easier to swallow and absorb better!

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her5boys said...

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Paul Duca said...

I've always felt regularly taking a multi-vitamin was the foundation of my constant good health.

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bernicewood said...

Darn, I am always late! I will still look around though, come visit when you can!

Anonymous said...

Erin T

My tip is to can your own fruit and make your own jams and jellies, you can use a lot less sugar than most recipes call for and with the right pectin you can often use splenda to cut sugar even further

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Anonymous said...

Eat a boiled egg for instant and healthy energy
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Mari said...

My suggestion is to never go grocery shopping when hungry. I find that if I go shopping when hungry I tend to buy ready to eat foods that are unhealthy.
Preparation is key.
Also, when I do shop I load up on foods that are minimally processed to snack on during the day. For example, I will chop red peppers and put them in baggies to eat later, so I am not tempted to graze in the candy jar.

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hmb said...

Get enough rest as part of a healthy lifestyle. renski17@fortaj.com

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annulla said...

My tip is to wear a brimmed hat when you go out in the sun, and stick them on the kids, too. It is important to protect skin from all the damage the sun can do!

codi said...

My tip is to eat a lot of oranges! Vitamin C is sooo good for you!! Thanks for the contest! codisweepstakes2 (@) gmail(dot)com

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JoeyfromSC said...

My healthy tip is to shop the perimeters of the store(buy very little from the center aisles)

Because the outer parts of the store, are the fresh meats, dairy and the all important produce!! get all your servings of veggies/fruits daily!


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intime said...

add some fruit to your boring salad, starwberris oranges and grapes add great flovor and health intime@myself.com

skipsilvia said...

Frozen grapes

clc408 said...

My tip is to get up and move. During the hot months, it's best to get out early in the morning to run or walk before the sun gets too hot.

bluedragon51 said...

Eat lots of fresh veggies and fruit. With all the variety available this time of year, it's easy to find them.

Melissa B. said...

My tip is to make single serving yogurt parfaits and keep in the fridge for spontaneous snacking.

anthy said...

My healthy tip: you know Gogurt, the yogurt in the tubes? Freeze them! You'll have a healthy and fun ice-cream-like snack.

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guettel78 said...

To keep up the theme of healthy cold and frozen treats, I have the simplest way of making banana ice cream -- simply freeze a whole banana and then throw it in a blender to puree it, and voila, you have an instant easy, healthy snack. Of course, you could add some milk or vanilla for extra flavor, but it's just perfect on its own. Thanks!

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Susan said...

Park far away from where you are shopping/working/etc. and walk!

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Deanna G. said...

A healthy tip: If you don't like to exercise try an exercise class! They can be lots of fun and you have other people there to encourage you :)

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