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7.19.2010

SEE for Yourself on Monday!

7.19.2010
SEE Tip: Give the cows a break - choose a veggie burger instead. If you took the 13 billion hamburgers that Americans eat every year and put them in a straight line, they could circle the earth more than thirty-two times? That’s 43 hamburgers per year for every person in the U.S.! (SCHLOSSER & WILSON)

Quit Tip from HKB: Whether or not you enjoy the taste of cigarettes, smoking impacts your ability to taste everything else! Cigarette smoking deadens the taste buds and receptors in your nasal lining, plus suppresses brain receptors for the sensation of taste! If you want to enjoy your next meal, consider quitting. You may find you enjoy the taste of food much more than the taste of cigarettes!

Minimize Monday: A Danish study assessed the health of 30,000 people who biked to work over a 14 year period. Results showed that those who biked to work had a 40% lower risk of death than those who used other methods transportation. Biking is plain safer, and it is better for your health. No more excuses! Dust off your trusty old bike; start commuting to work, and start stopping 900kg of CO2 emissions annually. For more information on this study, click here.

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