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being healthy is easier than you think

Not that long ago, I was living my life in a completely different way than I am today: I was fat, lazy, broke, unhappy, materialistic, agnostic, depressed and cynical. I was on a path of complete self-destruction. I knew that I needed help, but I didn't know where to find it.

In my mind I had this vivid image of how I wanted my life to be. But when I opened my eyes and looked around, I saw nothing that came even close to resembling the life I had envisioned. It became painfully clear to me that I had let this period of denial go on for far too long.

Drastic change was in order.

As I think back, it's truly impossible for me to pinpoint the exact moment or particular set of circumstances that finally influenced me to take those first few steps toward my own personal resurrection. It's akin to when you first learned how to read: you could not tell me the exact day because it was such a lengthy process that required many months of trial and error. But eventually the hard work you…

easy way to quit smoking cigarettes

I would argue that the average smoker is aware of how bad smoking is for their health. You do not have to search very hard to find statistics to back up this information. Smokers know that it's bad for them, but they choose to do it anyway. How come?

From early on in life we are told by our teachers, the DARE program, sometimes even our own parents, that smoking is bad for us. We are shown videos and taught special songs about how we won't do drugs and how we won't cop an attitude. We are even taught how to say no if someone offers us a cigarette. Yet some of us still decide to go ahead and smoke anyway.

Based on my own life experience, I can say with a degree of certainty that the majority of people who start smoking do not do so hoping to get hooked. They usually do it for one of two reasons: Their friends are doing it and they want to fit in, or because of their inherent desire to rebel.

According to the center for disease control, forty-six percent of high school students…

my story

My ex-girlfriend left me on valentines day of 2009.

After the break up I was left with very little. Up until that point we had been sharing a vehicle that was in her name and when she left I did not have a way to get myself to work and back anymore. Since giving up was never an option for me I did what I had to do: I asked a friend if he could take me to Wal-Mart and I left with a $100 bicycle.

When I got home I went straight to my computer, got online and began plotting out how I was going to make the six mile journey to and from work each day.

It was not easy, but it was the best I could do at the time. After a while I really started to enjoy and actually looked forward to my rides to work every day. Sometimes I would even leave several hours before I had to work just so I could take my time and explore different parts of the city that I had never seen before.

After a few weeks my co-workers and a few of my regular customers started to notice how much I had been cycling and comment…

how to lose weight with math

1st Grab a piece of paper and write down:
Age in Years            ________
Height in Inches      ________
Weight in Lbs.         ________
2nd Figure out your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) This is the minimum number of calories needed per day in order to support basic body functions.
1)Multiply weight in pounds by 6.23 (4.35 for Women) and add 66 (655 for Women) _______ 2)Take height in inches and multiply it by 12.7 (4.7 for Women) _______ 3)Take age in years and multiply it by 6.8 (4.7 for Women) _______ 4)Then add 1, 2 & 3 together and you get your BMR = __________
3rd Choose your personal activity level
Sedentary                                1.2                           (littleor no exercise) Lightly Active                         1.375                       (lightexercise/sports 1-3 days/week) Moderately Active                  1.55                         (mode…