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SEE for Yourself on Monday!

SEE Tip: Start off your day with sit-ups (or crunches)! A study at Cornell showed that improved abdominal strength can help to prevent lower back pain. "The area of the chest and abdomen is the most important part of one's body from a holistic wellness perspective," she said. "This is your body's central core. It's where your heart, lungs and other vital organs are, where our energy is channeled through. Making this area stronger and more toned will make a difference in one's feeling of being fit." You’ll have better posture, too! To learn more, click here.

Quit Tip from HKB: Everyone is entitled to a slip up or two, but don't let relapses derail your cessation efforts. If you give into temptation and and light up, don't give up all together. Take that as an opportunity to learn. Why did you decide to smoke? Were you stressed, influenced by others, or just couldn't resist? Think of ways you could have handled the situation differently. Toss the pack away and vow to stick with your quit plan the next time around. You can do it!

Minimize Monday: Are you clearing your closet at the start of another school year? Don't just dump your clothes, donate them! Find a local shelter, Salvation Army, or Goodwill and put your old things to good use. Americans dump 245 million TONS of garbage every year. Let your trash be someone else's treasure. Gently used items can take on a whole new life to someone in need. To learn more about donation, click here.