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December 31

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Stay tuned for daily tips starting January 1, 2011

January 1

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The power food

Protein is the most filling food. Have some at every meal to curb hunger and stay full longer.

January 2

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Get the kids moving

Don't have time to exercise? Take the kids for a walk and you'll all reap the benefits.

January 3

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Lunch not optional

Take a lunch break if you can. No really, take one–and eating at your desk does not count.

January 4

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Potato power

When you bake a potato, eat the skin! It's a great source of fiber, vitamins and even protein!

January 5

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Where's your beef?

Beef may have a bad rep, but it may help you retain muscle while you lose weight.

January 6

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Cut out the clutter

Take a minute to organize your calendar, desk and inbox. It'll save you time in the long run.

January 7

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Flossy

On behalf of your dentist, we kindly remind you to floss. Today and everyday.

January 8

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Fight fall gain

Shorter days may mean weight gain and major blahs. Upping your exercise may counteract both.

January 9

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Healthy treats

Reward yourself for hard work with a healthy treat–think massages, manis or a new gym outfit.

January 10

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Get flexing

In lieu of a raise, consider asking your boss for flextime and restore balance to your hectic routine.

January 11

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Divvy duties

It can be hard to let go of responsibility, but that's what your good coworkers are for.

January 12

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Get cracking-up

A minute-long laugh may have the same mood-boosting benefits as 10 minutes of exercise.

January 13

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Sweat the stress

Exercise can help beat work-related stress, so try to hit the gym a few times a week.

January 14

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Soap up

Washing your hands helps eliminates the germs and bacteria that make you sick. Enough said.

January 15

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Water weight loss

Watery fruits like grapes aren't just a health snack, they may keep you full longer.

January 16

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Hounds for health

Pups may help lower blood pressure and heart rate. So adopt–it's good for them, and you.

January 17

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Prioritize

No one's perfect. So do the best you can, and let the rest go.

January 18

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Yokes up

Have an egg at breakfast. They're filing, so you'll eat less later on.

January 19

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Downsize dinners

Restaurant servings may be oversized, so order a kid's portion to eliminate the risk of over-eating.

January 20

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Front load chores

Run errands on a weekend morning. That way you can spend the rest of the day relaxing.

January 21

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Bold mood boosters

Buy a sweater or shoes in a bright color–it can boost your mood and it's always good to mix it up.

January 22

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Reach for Romaine

It can offer twice the fiber, calcium, potassium and seven times the vitamins A and C of iceberg.

January 23

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Say "no" already

If you can, try to make it a rule to say "no" to half of the things you don't want to do.

January 24

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Go nutty

Just a handful of nuts a day has been shown to lower heart disease risk by 35 percent.

January 25

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Pass the glass

Get your daily 64oz. from a glass instead of a plastic bottle to help reduce endless landfill waste.

January 26

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Bye, bye belly fat

An apple a day may keep more than the doctor away.

January 27

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Leave work at work

Try to enjoy your time away from the office. It'll make you more productive while you're there.

January 28

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Music moves

In a workout rut? Change up your playlist to get you going again.

January 29

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Rev your metabolism!

Chiles may cause your body to burn extra calories for up to 20 minutes after you eat them.

January 30

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Slimming secret

When diet and exercise get pushed aside, but the big event doesn't, count on a little black dress.

January 31

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Spice it up to lose

Spicy foods make you eat slower, so you've got time to realize you're full.

February 1

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Lose the snooze

When you hit snooze, you're probably not getting quality sleep. Skip the false alarms to log real Zs.

February 2

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Ditch the scale

Stop obsessing over numbers–instead, use your clothes as an indicator of weight gain or loss.

February 3

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Get cheesy

One serving of full-fat cheese a day may help you keep weight from creeping up.

February 4

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Busy bee

Good news is: busy people tend to be happier. So at least your hard work is paying off!

February 5

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Give it a rest.

That goes for you and your laptop. Try to disconnect and focus on the important things around you.

February 6

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Become a worm

When was the last time you opened a book? Challenge your grey matter with one new read a month.

February 7

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Switch it up

Do something new everyday–try a new recipe or a new route to work–and keep life interesting!

February 8

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Don't skimp on sleep

Sleeping less than 7-8 hours may make you crave fatty foods. So turn in on time.

February 9

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R&R no matter what

Try to relax a little this weekend by reading a book or taking a bubble bath.

February 10

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Caffeinate!

Coffee is a great source of antioxidants, so perk up! There may be some cancer-fighting benefits.

February 11

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Stick to au naturale

When picking peanut butter, go natural. Most brands have no added sugar and no trans fats.

February 12

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Dress to de-stress

Clean out your closet already. Less clutter–even at home– may mean less stress overall.

February 13

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Pump iron

Lifting weights may rev your metabolism for hours after your workout vs. just doing cardio alone.

February 14

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Tea it up

Studies show that sipping tea may help some of us deal with stressful tasks better. So sip away.

February 15

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Spread the laugh

Memorize a good joke, and tell it often.

February 16

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D-fense

Vitamin D may ward off colds, so be sure to eat plenty of vitamin-rich foods, especially in the winter.

February 17

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List it

When chores get overwhelming, make a list. Visualizing your to-dos can make them seem more manageable.

February 18

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Stick to a serving

Don't deprive yourself of the foods you love. Just fix yourself one serving–and stick to it!

February 19

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Exercise your brain

Breaking a sweat does more than keep you fit–it may keep your mind sharp as you age.

February 20

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Say thanks

Stop and think of one thing you're grateful for today. It's always good to stop and smell the roses.

February 21

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Just do it already!

Take care of chores as soon as you're able and stop procrastinating.

February 22

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Walk this way

Or wherever you can. Every step gives you a little more exercise and a little more energy.

February 23

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Break the fast

Eating breakfast gets your metabolism going and may help you eat less throughout the rest of the day.

February 24

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Skim it

If you drink whole milk, try switching to skim or 1%. You don't have to go cold turkey–try 2% first.

February 25

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A meeting with gym

Treat exercise like any other appointment–you wouldn't cancel on your boss now would you?

February 26

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Give back

The economy may be bad, but giving your time means more than cash–for you and the recipient.

February 27

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A better fit

8 out of 10 women wear ill-fitting bras. Make sure you're not one of them and get fitted by a pro.

February 28

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Co-coa cure

Dark chocolate may reduce blood pressure. So calm down with a bit of the sweet stuff.

March 1

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Me-time

Try to dedicate one night a week to just you, and use it wisely!