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12 Easy Ways to Improve Your Health on 12-12-12

Today marks a once-in-a-century occasion. 12-12-12 is a day some Oklahomans will honor with special plans.

 

Playing the Lottery with Your Health

It seems everyone is abuzz today with hopes of hitting it big. With a record $550 million (or more) Powerball payout, lottery fever is reaching a peak in 42 states across the country. While we all know our chances of winning are slim, lottery officials expect hourly ticket sales today to top $6 million an hour. In fact, jackpots of this size tend to bring in new players, who do not regularly buy lottery tickets. Today is a day most people, it appears, are willing to gamble.

 

Health Tip: Overcoming Obstacles to Exercise

Life's problems often get in the way of your best intentions when it comes to exercise.  However, a few simple adjustments in your schedule and thinking towards exercise can help incorporate exercise into your daily life, no matter what bumps along the road you may encounter.

The American Council on Exercise offers these possible solutions to combatting exercise "saboteurs":

  • When you're stressed out, schedule time for even a very short workout. Exercise is a great way to fight intense stress, the council says.

 

Are we poisoning ourselves and our children with too much sugar?

One of the big health discussions in the news this week is about a story which aired on 60 Minutes Sunday.  Popular medical journalist Dr. Sanjay Gupta interviewed Dr. Robert Lustig, professor of clinical pediatrics and endocrinologist at the University of California, San Francisco.  Dr.

 

Take the Madness out of Your Health

March Madness may have more to do with your health than you are aware.  If you are a serious fan, you know the thrilling self-esteem boost you feel when your team is victorious.  You also know the agony of watching your team battle until the end, only to fall short when the buzzer rings.  Help take the madness out of your health while taking in the Big Dance with these tips.

Help control your blood pressure by skipping the salt.