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April 2014: Healthy Tips

This month, try incorporating these into your daily routine, and see how much better you feel in just a few weeks:

1 minute:
Skip the sugar in your morning coffee or tea. Cutting back on the sugar will help you control your weight and lower your risk for diabetes, along with a myriad of other benefits.

5 minutes:
If you aren't a morning person, you might want to reconsider getting up so late. A small study reported by WebMD has found that people exposed to the morning sunlight lose more weight than their peers. Set your alarm a little earlier tomorrow and you could see benefits such as a slimmer waist, a faster metabolism, and better sleep at night.

15 minutes:
Clean out the garage - If you are tired of your regular exercise routine, switch it up and do something active that also gets another task done at the same time. Just make sure to use ladders and other safety devices to prevent injuries.

30 minutes:
Volunteering for a cause you believe in is a great way to reduce stress. By volunteering you focus on helping others which gives you a sense of connection and achievement.

This article first appeared in the April 2014 edition of the HealthPerks newsletter.