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We love lists and it’s the new year so here are tips that many health experts recommend to sustain a healthy lifestyle.

1) Drink 8 glasses of water a day.

2) Do some stretching and deep breathing daily.

3) Detox in some way regularly (ie a colon cleanse, deep skin brushing, miracle ii detox bath).

4) Find ways to get rid of emotional baggage and stress instead of letting it build up.

5) Eliminate soda, smoking, trans fatty acids, processed foods with no nutritional value, aluminimum cookware.

I’ll add more regularly but look these over and try to incorporate 1 or 2 in this week. That is the best way to have change stick. Don’t overwhelm yourself because then you’ll end up rebelling or resisting. Just pick a few tips that click for you and add them in to your life. If you feel deprived, you won’t sustain a new lifestyle. Don’t look at this as punishing yourself but free-ing yourself fromj the old patterns that were entrapping. This outlook change makes all the difference. Also give yourself time to adjust to the new changes. You will love stretching and deep breathing. It is relaxing and helps your mind not get into it’s usual chatter. Remember that Jill Taylor said in ,”My Stroke of Insight” that she felt so free letting go of 37 years of emotional baggage. It’s so true.


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In Seattle, a number of firefighters have a battle with cancer and the statistics involved is a bit alarming. Over a third of the firefighters in the city of Seattle that were hired before the mid 70s have some illness. more than a third of Seattle firefighters hired before 1977 have developed

“In 2006, a University of Cincinnati study found an increased risk of 10 cancers connected with firefighting, and four others with a significantly increased risk connected to firefighting – testicular cancer, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, prostate cancer and multiple myeloma. The study that noted the actual risk of cancer might be underestimated because firefighters are typically considered healthier than the general population when they enter their careers.” This is according to the Alaska Journal.

It brings up a lot of questions of sacrifice and putting your own life at risk. This isn’t true just for firefighters but for teachers that work in rough neighborhoods and other professionals.

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