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SEE for Yourself on Monday... a day late!

SEE Tip: Invest in your future health. Don’t forget the tomatoes! Tomatoes are rich in multiple vitamins, but they are most recognized for having lycopene, an antioxidant. Lycopene is one of the most potent antioxidants and is difficult to get in the diet, but it has been shown to reduce the risk for cancer and cardiovascular disease. For more information, click here!

Quit Tip from HKB: Quitting smoking is rarely fun. In fact, many find it to be a very stressful and unpleasant experience. To ease the pain, set up a reward system for yourself. After a successful week or month of being smoke-free treat yourself to something. Purchase a new DVD, see a movie with friends, or go out to a celebratory ice cream cone. Each time your reach a new milestone, make yourself feel special by doing something that you enjoy. With all the money you will save from not purchasing cigarettes, you can afford to splurge on yourself a little!

Minimize Monday: Freshwater supplies are in danger so we need to be more conscientious about our water usage; however, summer time, means garden time and watering your outdoor plants. Fortunately, watering plants in the morning prevents water loss to evaporation which saves on water use. Plant experts agree you can save more water, and keep your plants healthier by giving them a substantial drink from a drip or soak system (vs. a wasteful sprinkler) a few times a week (vs. every day). Do your part to save water, and make a habit of watering plants in the early hours and consider investing in a drip irrigation system. Click here for more information.