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Healthy Lifestyle, Healthy Eating: Effective Disease Prevention

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Healthy Lifestyle, Healthy Eating: Making Healthy Habits Possible

Healthy Habits and the Bare Minimum 

Making healthy choices occasionally isn't going to do very much for a person's overall physical well-being. Obviously, exercising occasionally is better than never doing it. People should never turn down opportunities to exercise just because they are not able to exercise as often as they would like.

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Case studies on Quitting Smoking: Are You Ready to Quit . . .Again?

We have a convenient (and hopefully inspiring) Checklist that you are ready to quit smoking that you can look at to evaluate where you are in the quitting process. 

But there are more than a few people who can accurately call it the quitting cycle

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A Checklist That You Are Ready to Stop Smoking

The will to stop smoking is one that's had continual psychological analysis, frequently with many smokers losing the battle. It's not to say there aren't many people successful at stopping smoking, though usually being motivated from something deep inside them.

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Healthy Lifestyle Means Healthy Sleep Patterns

When you stop to think about the life of a smoker, it's built on a different pace than the lives of many nonsmokers. Most of us feel rushed as we try to keep obligations to work, relatives, and friends. However, some of us are more tied to a lifestyle with regular cigarette breaks. We need that fix that we can only get when we step outside and light up, which is usually away from social...

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Stories on Quitting Smoking: The Path to Financial Liberation from Cigarettes

Cigarettes do not only adversely affect health; they begin to hurt your wallet as well.

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How Smoking and Second-Hand Smoke Increase Risk for Stroke

With each cigarette, you increase the likelihood of getting a stroke. Smokers are not the only ones at risk of getting a life-threatening disease; they will also affect the people around them

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Stories on Quitting Smoking: Sometimes, it's all in the Family

 Quitting smoke - Help within Family 

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Quitting Smoking: This is Your Journey

If you are considering quitting smoking, then take a look at our Checklist that you are ready to quit smoking. This list can help you focus on the upcoming task, and make it more meaningful and more successful. 

Quit Smoking Checklist

Depending on the type of habit that you have, the road to a smoke-free life is a different road for everyone. Have you been smoking...

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Quitting Smoking is Not the Same For Everyone

Quitting smoking can be one of the most difficult tasks in a person's life; or it can be a minor annoyance that is dispensed with over the course of a month or two. Obviously, there are factors to consider such as how long you have been smoking, and are you currently living with smokers, but there is no cut and dried answer to what your particular journey will be as you embark on the road to a

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Meditation and Quitting Smoking: Accessing the Unconscious Mind

When we set out to choose a career, many of us will gravitate towards work that benefits society in some way. For some, it will involve selling a product or a service that improves people's lives. For others, a career will involve working directly with the public, such as diagnosing their illness or helping them increase their fitness level. In whichever career we end up, we hope that the...

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Quit Smoking Live Healthy: Ways to Developing a Generally Beneficial Approach

Quit Smoking, Live Healthy. Finding the willpower to adopt at least some healthy habits is within reach:

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Quitting Smoking if You Have Diabetes: Better Managing Your Disease

You've perhaps grown up suffering from diabetes, but managed it enough where you thought smoking wouldn't inhibit your treatment. If you ever made this decision recently or years ago, you've likely seen how smoking only worsens your condition.

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Build Willpower to Quit Smoking and lead a Healthy Lifestyle

It's hard having the willpower to follow through when it feels like you are the only one. When you see others around you indulging in the one thing you have vowed to quit, self-denial feels like punishment. How do you get to the place where you are that person with the healthy lifestyle, and healthy eating is just second nature. You are the one passing by the box of doughnuts in the break...

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Four Ways Smoking Can Damage your Skin

There is much discussion surrounding skin damage due to overexposure to the burning UV rays of the sun, but many people overlook the proven link between skin damage and smoking. Both men and women are seeking ways to prevent progressive skin damage and obvious signs of aging through topical remedies as a lifestyle change. Yet, quitting smoking is one thing that can dramatically revitalise skin...

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Quitting Smoking is All About Self-Regulation

Did you know that your smartphone probably has an app (i.e. the iPhone's Health app) that makes it easy to track the number of steps that you take? If it doesn't, you can easily download this kind of app from Google Play or the App Store. If you walk around a large building, for example, you would be surprised how several trips could easily equal one kilometer. If you walked several kilometers...

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Well-Being & Quitting Smoking: Preventing Health Damage if a Young Smoker

The facts about how early people start smoking here in Australia are both sobering and promising. While student smoking has dropped more than half since 1999, it still stands at about 6.7%. Even that's likely dropped since these statistics released a few years ago. Nevertheless, any student still smoking is something everyone should try to eradicate.

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Quitting Smoking and Using Reduced-Harm Cigarettes: Are They Really Safer?

When you start getting serious about quitting smoking, you may think you can take other routes to quit gradually. While this is usually the best way, some people fall into the trap of thinking reduced-harm cigarettes can suffice until quitting completely.

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The Connection Between Self-Doubt and Quitting Smoking

According to Mazlow's hierarchy of needs, we all crave emotional connections, including friendship and love. A recent post from the Sydney Morning Herald found that people have gotten so used to having a potential list of mates on apps like Tinder that they have developed unrealistic expectations for dating, feel burned out, and then tend to give less effort. This might be how you're feeling...

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Understanding what you Smoke: Looking at the Chemicals in Cigarettes

There is enough information available in society for consumers like us to realize that cigarettes are not healthy. It used to be that we would see commercials focusing on the harmful effects of smoking, and the content seemed to focus less on the ingredients within the cigarettes themselves. So, we thought it would be helpful here to spend a little time on the subject of chemicals. We know...

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