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10 Simple Ways to Live a Healthier Life

Valerie Latona

The one thing that never ceases to amaze me about our bodies: they respond so well to changes we make in our diet and our lifestyle. Think about it: when we gain weight—all we have to do is eat better and exercise and the weight comes off (albeit a bit more slowly than we sometimes want!).

 

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Achieving a balanced diet that includes the vitamins and minerals you may be missing is within reach. Incorporate these 5 easy strategies.

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