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New Study: This Makes People Exercise More

Have you ever noticed that although most people know that getting regular exercise is good for them, VERY few people actually do it?  There could be many different reasons for this but very often it is simply just a lack of motivation.       

Why am I bringing this up? 

Because a new study was released this month that reveals an interesting way people are becoming motivated to be more physically active.  The University of South Australia reviewed...

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Deadly Chemical Found in 80% Of Americans’ Urine

As a survivor of childhood leukemia, there are not many things that anger me more than seeing companies flood our environment, our shelves, and ultimately our bodies with cancer causing agents.  Why am I bringing this up today? Because it was just reported by the CDC that over 80% of Americans tested were found to have the cancer-causing chemical glyphosate (also known by its brand name "Round-Up") in their urine.   

You can read about that here- Weed Killing Chemical Found...

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How Free Are We Really?

Is it as shocking to you as it is to me that we are already less than a week away from July 4th?!  Time sure does fly when you're having fun!  

This year, as we all reflect on how grateful we are to live in such a free nation, I hope we also ponder the deeper philosophical question of- how free are we really?  

Are we physically free to do what we would like to do, when...

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How Forgiveness Could Be the Key to Getting Well

Have you ever been wronged by someone?  So have I.  Have you noticed how hard it can be to not let that person/incident get under your skin?  So have I. 

You probably know this intuitively, but human beings are wired with a desire for justice.  If we feel that we were unjustly treated by someone, our natural reaction is to either want to hurt that person back somehow, or to just stew in our own personal pool of anger towards...

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The High Cost of Inactivity

If you live in Florida year-round, you know that this is the time when we begin to mourn the loss of "paradise" and begin to prepare ourselves for the hot and sticky summer ahead.  For most of us, our main coping strategy is to either take lots of trips out of town, stay inside more, or both. 

Why do I bring this up?  Because typically what happens when we do those things is that we become much less active and...

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The World Has a New “Oldest Person”

Have you ever known anyone who lived to be over 100? What about 105? 110? 115?

Probably by now you are answering no.  I think 104 was the oldest for me.   

Given how fascinated we all are by being around someone over 100, how fascinating would it be to be around someone who was...119!? Well, prior to last Tuesday, if you lived in Japan, you could have met Kane Tanaka, who just passed away at that ripe old age.  

You can read about Kane's story by... Read more

How to Feel Less Tired and More Alert During the Day

It’s normal to have an occasional sluggish day, but if you’re staggering through life longing for a nap or looking for a bottomless coffee pot, it’s time to evaluate your habits and change those that are making you more tired during the day.

If your fatigue is new, accompanied by other symptoms, or so severe you can’t function normally, start with a visit to your doctor. You don't need to accept exhaustion as normal, especially if you have...

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What the Pilgrims Can Teach Us About Achieving Our Goals

What a few weeks it has been!  As you probably know, I am now a married man!  (woot-woot!) Here's one of the pics we've gotten back so far.  All I can say is God is good! 

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We got married near Lancaster, PA, and after the wedding we spent 5 days in the northeast visiting sites of key events in America's history.  We went...

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