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Melissa is an Epilepsy warrior and a Fight Like A Girl Club Power Team writer for Epilepsy. Visit Melissa at these places: Blog: Short Hair Diva Twitter: @_ShortHairDiva

Energize Yourself Naturally Without Energy Drinks

I often find I am absolutely exhausted halfway through the day. I find myself yawning and wanting nothing more than a long nap, but that’s usually not an option. It seems like I’ve become a real-life example of those “sleepy” people on late-night commercials for energy drinks and dietary supplements. …

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Accentuate the Positive, Eliminate the Negative

When I was in the third or fourth grade, my elementary school music teacher Mr. Boyd taught my class a catchy little jingle.* I still remember after all these years: You’ve got to accentuate the positive Eliminate the negative Latch on to the affirmative Don’t mess with Mr. In-Between! You’ve …

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Add Fiber to Your Daily Routine

Once associated with rather embarrassing products, fiber is now recognized as an important part of our diets. We’ve all seen advertisements for high-fiber breakfast cereals and fiber-rich snack bars, but most of us don’t completely understand the importance of adding fiber to our diets. What’s Fiber? Dietary fiber is a …

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Spirituality Can Increase Hope and Optimism

Some people refer to themselves as religious while others prefer to call themselves spiritual and that got me thinking—what’s the difference? Religion typically refers to a set of beliefs that involves worship of a God or higher power, while spirituality can be thought of as a set of values which a …

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Listen to Music While You Exercise

It’s all too easy for exercise to become monotonous—taking the same route through your neighborhood on your nightly walk, staring at the same photo on the wall in front of your treadmill each morning, or watching the same perky instructor on an exercise DVD every day is enough to make …

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The Multiple Benefits of Yoga

Yoga, a combination of breathing exercises, physical postures, and meditations, has been practiced for more than 5,000 years. Yoga is a form of Hindu spiritual practice in India but it has evolved into a popular form of physical exercise in the Western world. Yoga continues to gain recognition in the …

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Exercise Can Help You Feel Better Physically and Mentally

Regular exercise is one of the easiest ways to feel better both physically and mentally. Exercise can help us look better by losing weight or maintaining a healthy weight, and it can decrease the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes. Physical activity can also help ward off …

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