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SEE for Yourself on Monday!

SEE Tip: This Monday be good to your arteries and help control stress: eat more vegetable protein, like beans, greens and brown rice. A large research study (n=4680) found that eating vegetable protein actually helped lower blood pressure, while animal protein had no effect. (Arch Intern Med. 2006 Jan 9;166(1):79-87.Association between protein intake and blood pressure: the INTERMAP Study.Elliott P, Stamler J, Dyer AR, Appel L, Dennis B, Kesteloot H, Ueshima H, Okayama A, Chan Q, Garside DB, Zhou B.)

Quit on Monday from HKB: Find a buddy! Trying to quit smoking is hard enough. Trying to quit without a support system is even harder . If you have a friend that has talked about quitting, become partners in the fight against tobacco. You can support and encourage each other to remain strong against cravings. If you don't have a co-quit buddy, find an ally that wants to help you quit- perhaps someone that has long been encouraging you to stop smoking. They may not know exactly what you're going through, but they can look out for you and encourage you through the quitting process.

Minimize Monday: Stop idling in your car! Leaving the car on while you wait for others to join you is idling. This behavior wastes gas, is hard on your car and wastes much needed dollars. If Americans stopped this idling, we could save $78.2 billion a year. Put money in your pockets, and stop polluting by parking your car or turning it off when you have to wait around. For more information, click here.

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