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  • Teri Gault
  • October, 19 2004
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Teri’s Tips: Health: Teri Talk / Exercise Break-down – Part 2

How do you relate to these?

Top 5 reasons for exercise break-down:

1. Boredom – We had an exercise program. We did basically the same things every day.  Or we did different things, but we did these different routines in the same location each time. Monotony!

2. Over-doing it – Women, in particular, tend to over-do. We want to do the best we can. We over-commit. We over-do. We burn out. Then we quit.

3. In-consistency  – This is what happens as a result of reasons number one and two. Non consistency makes exercise even more difficult. We set goals that are too high. We push ourselves so hard, that we end up hating the process and eventually, we quit. Then we feel guilty, punish ourselves by repeating the same process. We’re off and on, because we are not enjoying the process of exercise. Vicious cycle…

4. No example to follow – We come from a family that didn’t exercise. Our mother didn’t exercise. Maybe we come from a long line of obesity. We figure it’s genetic. We’ve never considered that maybe we can break the cycle.

5. We don’t have time – That’s just a by-product of the previous 4 reasons. Trust me on this one. I’ll explain more later.

Stick with me. There is hope for these top 5 reasons. I promise!

See “Teri Talk / Exercise Break-down – Part 3” – link below

Be sure to consult your doctor before starting any exercise routine.

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  • Teri Gault
  • October, 19 2004
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Teri’s Tips: Health: Teri Talk / Exercise Break-down – Part 1

This talk is for you, only if you have trouble commiting to exercise, or if you have never exercised as part of your lifestyle.

I don’t need to tell you that regular exercise is believed to prevent high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, obesity, many forms of cancer, and countless other illnesses. I don’t need to tell you that exercise promotes a positive and energetic lifestyle. And a quality of life that is un-surpassed by a sedentary life. We all know that. Yet, if you find it difficult to commit to a regular exercise program, read on…

So why do we have trouble with exercise as a part of our lifestyle? There are 5 main reasons for this break down. You may identify with only part of one reason, or you may relate to most or all of them. Let’s figure out the cause, and then we’ll go for the cure!

Stay with me…

See the link for “Teri Talk / Exercise Break-down – Part 2” below.

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Teri’s Tips: Health: Leg Cramps in the Night

I used to get leg cramps at night. I then discovered that this is a sign of low calcium. That’s why women get it a lot when they are pregnant.

I also noticed that my insomnia sort of went hand in hand with my leg cramps.

Calcium should be taken with Magnesium. The magnesium is what appropriates the calcium to the body. So a good “Calcium Magnesium” supplement before bedtime, prevents my leg cramps, and also helps me to sleep better. 500 mg. of each does the trick for me.

Consult your doctor or nutritionist for the proper dosage.

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  • Teri Gault
  • October, 16 2004
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Teri’s Tips: Health: Leg Cramps in the Night

I used to get leg cramps at night. I then discovered that this is a sign of low calcium. That’s why women get it a lot when they are pregnant.

I also noticed that my insomnia sort of went hand in hand with my leg cramps.

Calcium should be taken with Magnesium. The magnesium is what appropriates the calcium to the body. So a good “Calcium Magnesium” supplement before bedtime, prevents my leg cramps, and also helps me to sleep better. 500 mg. of each does the trick for me.

Consult your doctor or nutritionist for the proper dosage.

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Teri’s Tips: Household: Liquid Pool Chlorine for Household Tasks

I use regular liquid pool chlorine for a few of my household tasks. Here are two of them:

Refilling my “Tilex” bottle – I like Tilex for cleaning my showers. Reading the ingredients for “Tilex”, it looks to me like “Tilex” is the same thing as liquid pool chlorine. So I refill my “Tilex” bottle with liquid pool chlorine, and it costs much less.

Getting impossible stains out of whites – If I have a white garment that I have already spot treated with conventional spot removers, and have already soaked in bleach, with no success, I turn to liquid pool chlorine as a last resort. Before I give up and throw the garment in the trash, I spray it with “Tilex”, or liquid pool chlorine. Sometimes that is just what it needs. Liquid pool chlorine is a highly concentrated version of the type of bleach we use for laundry. I only use this as a last resort, as sometimes, it can ruin the garment. But if I am ready to throw it out anyway, I have often been pleased to find that I was able to salvage the white garment with liquid pool chlorine or “Tilex”.

Always be careful to keep chemicals away from your skin and eyes.

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Teri’s Tips: Health: Remedy for "Night Eating"

We’ve all been told that we shouldn’t eat before going to bed. Yet, for some of us, our bodies are screaming for something before bed. And there is a reason for that.

Think about it… When babies are restless and need to sleep… What do we do? We nurse them, or give them a bottle. Having something in the tummy is comforting, relaxing, or for whatever reason, helps the process of sleep. Yet for those of us who don’t want to gain weight, this can be a problem. 

For me, part of the solution is… BROTH! Broth is warm, soothing, filling, but not fattening.

My favorite broth is vegetable broth. And amazingly, most everyone throws this delicious, healthful, vitamin filled broth down the drain. At our house, we steam vegetables almost every night for dinner. After dinner, underneath the steamer basket, I find about a cup of rich delicious vegetable broth. I’ve been told that this broth is full of good nutrients. I pour the broth into a mug, cover it with plastic wrap, and put it into the fridge. Later in the evening, when I feel “munchy” and restless, I heat that mug in the microwave for 2 minutes, add sea salt, and that’s all I need. It’s filling satisfying, and good for me as well. My eyelids get heavy, and I’m off to bed.

If I don’t have steamed vegetable broth left over, I just use canned chicken broth. For variety, I can add some “Poultry Seasoning”, which makes me feel like I’m eating a Thanksgiving turkey. The 99% fat free chicken broth is the best! Broth is much better than munching on a bag of chips, and has the same result in terms of satisfaction and fullness.

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