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9.07.2010

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

9.07.2010
Labor Day weekend may have pushed Healthy Monday back a day, but you can still begin your week with a fresh, healthy start!

SEE Tip: Having trouble falling asleep at the same time every night? Get some sun!  According to the National Institute of Health’s Guide to Healthy Sleep, sunlight helps your body produce natural melatonin, a chemical that helps regulate sleep patterns. Getting 30 minutes of sunlight every day can help you stay on track. To learn more, click here.

Quit Tip from HKB: Are you the type that only smokes when you drink, are stressed out, or with other smokers? Many times, people who are non-daily smokers don't consider themselves to be smokers at all, simply 'social smokers'. So maybe you aren't addicted to the nicotine in cigarettes, you could just be hooked on the habit of smoking in general. Remember, there is no safe level of cigarette smoke. Any amount of smoking is bad for you, so don't let your social settings dictate your smoking habits. When offered a cigarette, just pass!

Minimize Monday Tuesday: Drive 55 to save on gas and greenhouse gas emissions. It is hard to drive the speed limit sometimes on the highway when everyone is whizzing past you but for every 10 miles per hour above 55 you drive the less fuel efficient your car becomes – 10% less at 65mph and 17% less at 75mph! Not only will you save on fuel costs and reduce your contribution to climate change but you’ll be safer for it! For more information about more fuel efficient driving click here.

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