SEE Tip: Make it a habit to move – pick 3 days this week to exercise for 30 minutes. A multi-year study by researchers at Tufts University found that students who said they exercised at least 3 days a week were more likely to report a better state of physical health and greater happiness than those who didn't exercise. For more information, click here.
Quit Tip from HKB: Looking for love? Quit smoking and your love life may improve! A 2005 Canadian survey found that 56% of those surveyed would not date a smoker. It also found that 20% of people had, or knew someone who had, broken up with someone because he or she smoked. So if you want to pucker up to a new cutie, you may want to stop puckering up to cigarettes!
Minimize Monday: Many people have started using reusable shopping bags to carry groceries and other purchased items. Plastic bag waste is a universal problem and one we can easily solve. Beyond using a reusable shopping bag, you can also reuse your zipper shut sandwich baggies. Do not save greasy grimy sandwich bags, because that is just gross; however, saving bags that were used for relatively greaseless, crumbless food items (ex. baby carrots) can be saved and reused without a risk to your health. When plastic lunch baggies are manufactured they release toxic emissions along with CO2, so it is a wise idea to reduce the amount you use each week. For more information on this new habit, click here.