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SEE for Yourself on Monday!

SEE Tip: This week avoid drinking alcohol close to bedtime. According to the National Sleep Foundation, while alcohol may calm you down and bring the onset of sleep, it increases the number of times you awaken during the night, leading to a less restful night of sleep. Click here for more information.

Quit on Monday from HKB: Snap out of it! If you can't stop thinking about lighting up throughout the day, try some negative association. Keep a rubber band around your wrist. When you start to get a craving, snap it- really snap it. You will soon start to associate your cigarette cravings with the negative effect of the pain from the rubber band. In time, you will learn to avoid the sting by avoiding the thought of smoking.

Minimize Monday: The average American household contains chemical cleaning agents. In addition to the high cost of those products, they also pose health risks to families. Some of the health risks linked to chemical cleaning products include allergies, asthma and sinusitis. Minimize the impact on your family’s health and the impact on the global environment by creating your own cleaners. Did you know lemon acid can eliminate most household bacteria, and vinegar cuts grease, removes mildew and odors? These are just two of the many items you may already own that can be used to “green clean” your house. For a list of household cleaning agents and cleaner recipes, click here.