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SEE for Yourself on Monday

SEE Tip: Thanksgiving may be a time to indulge in your favorite treats, but a full plate doesn't mean it has to be full of unhealthy options. You can have your pumpkin pie and eat it too! There are plenty of swaps you can make to cut down on the calories, fat, and sodium often present in the standard Thanksgiving meals. Fill half your plate with veggies to fill up from nutritious foods before you stuff yourself with stuffing. Click here for other healthy options to stay thankful for a healthy mind and body!

Quit Tip from HKB: The temperatures outside are getting colder. Do you really want to stand outside for a smoke break? Quit to keep yourself warm this winter! Not only will you be able to stay inside, but your body will be better able to regulate its temperature. Smoking impacts circulation, particularly to your hands and feet. By quitting, you can help keep your toes (and the rest of your body) nice and toasty!

Mellow Out Monday: Stressed out over upcoming holiday travel plans? Take time to de-stress! Let Stressbusters melt your stress away. FREE 5-minute seated back rubs are available every Monday night at the MSE library, Q-level from 8-10 pm.

Minimize Monday: Starting your holiday shopping? Select ground transportation, instead of rush delivery for your mailing needs and cut down on fossil fuel use and pollution. Try to avoid overnight shipping, which burns the most fossil fuels per item. In fact, ground shipping tends to be six times more energy efficient than air.  Also, because airplanes release their greenhouse gases way up in the atmosphere, they tend to do more damage than gases emitted at ground level, at least as far as global warming is concerned.  Avoiding overnight delivery will also save you a bundle of money, since companies add a hefty price for the service. For more information on living green, visit The Daily Green.

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