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Monday, May 23, 2011

National High Blood Pressure Education Month & GNC $100 Giveaway

May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month. I’m sure that high blood pressure is an issue that affects many of us in some way or another—either we ourselves have high blood pressure or a loved one does. About 1 in 3 adults in the U.S. has high blood pressure according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
I thoroughly remember a doctor’s visit a few years ago where my doctor told me how concerned she was with my blood pressure. This was the first time I was informed that I had high blood pressure and this hit me pretty hard. I was scared. I was angry with myself for not making healthier eating choices and not exercising at all. For letting it go that far. I could see what my poor choices were doing to my body. And knowing this was one of the biggest reasons why I started on this journey to become a healthier and more active person.
High Blood Pressure should be taken seriously. It is not something to be ignored. According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, “‘Blood pressure’ is the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries as the heart pumps blood. If this pressure rises and stays high over time, it can damage the body in many ways.” It was my doctor’s mention of the word “stroke” that really woke me up. I was 22 years old and having a stroke shouldn’t be a concern of anyone that young.
“High blood pressure (HBP) is a serious condition that can lead to coronary heart disease (also called coronary artery disease), heart failure, stroke, kidney failure, and other health problems.”
This year’s theme for National High Blood Pressure Education Month is, “If Your Blood Pressure Is Not Lower Than 140/90, Ask Your Doctor Why.” I urge you to do this.
If you have healthy blood pressure and want to keep it that way, or currently have high blood pressure and want to know how to get it under control—the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute has a lot of great tips.
One of the most important parts of taking care of your heart is having a healthy diet and getting plenty of exercise. GNC offers many products to aid you in your healthy lifestyle. Whether it’s getting your daily multivitamin, Fish oils or Omegas, supplements specific to heart and circulatory health, or obtaining the equipment or tools needed for exercise, GNC can help you get closer to your health/nutrition and exercise goals.
And what better way to get started than to win a $100 gift card to GNC stores! I am cooperating with GNC to provide this awesome giveaway.

MANDATORY ENTRIES:
  1. Become a fan of GNC Live Well on Facebook.
  2. Follow @GNCLiveWell on Twitter.
  3. Follow @JeffHennion on Twitter- he takes care of all of the GNC branding
The mandatory entries will count as 3 entries- please leave a separate comment for each entry. If you do not do all 3, you will not qualify to win.
BONUS ENTRIES:
  1. Be a follower of this blog on Google Friend Connect.
  2. Friend me on Facebook.
  3. Follow me on Twitter- @AJourneyToThin.
  4. Tweet about this post (and link to it) and mention @AJourneyToThin, @GNCLiveWell & @JeffHennion.
  5. Mention this giveaway on Facebook (and link to it) and tag me and GNC Live Well.
  6. Mention this giveaway in a blog post and link back to this post.
  7. Tell me what you do to maintain healthy blood pressure.
  8. Tell me what you would use the $100 GNC gift card for.
That’s 11 possible entries into this AWESOME giveaway!! You can Tweet, Facebook, or blog about this giveaway each day to an additional entry- just make sure to come back and leave a comment!
Giveaway will end on Monday May 30th and the winner will be chosen via random.org. This giveaway is open to those in the US and Canada.
Good luck!!

129 comments :

  1. I've never been in GNC so I'm not sure what I would buy, but it would be fun to give GNC a try. I am fortunate that I have a healthy blood pressure. I guess it is because of good genes, and a healthy diet, and exercise. kimncolumbia@aol.com

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  2. Controlling blood pressure is a hugely important component of staying healthy, I'm glad to see it being talked about!

    Eating the right foods is crucial, look for Heart Healthy tags on food products. Also, control your sodium intake.

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    Can I send you a link to sign in and try?

    Just send me a note at justine@healthrally.com

    Thanks!

    Justine Lam
    Community Outreach
    HealthRally.com

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  4. I am a fan of GNC Live Well on Facebook. :)

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  5. I follow @GNCLiveWell on Twitter.

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  6. I am following @JeffHennion on Twitter.

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  7. I am friends with A Journey to Thin on Facebook (accept my friend request!). ;)

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  8. I am friends with YOU on Facebook. :)

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  9. To maintain a healthy blood pressure, the main thing I do is exercise. I also do not eat fried foods, or foods high in saturated fat or sodium.

    I don't want my heart to have to work hard if it doesn't have to. Let it work hard when it needs to... not when it doesn't! :)

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  10. I would use the $100 giftcard at GNC to:

    - Skinnygirl™ Daily Weight Management & Energy
    - GNC Herbal Plus® Standardized Grape Seed Extract
    - GNC Maximum Greens™ Complete
    - Spike® Shooter RTD

    YAY!

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  11. Following @GNCLiveWell on twitter as tnbell48

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  12. Following @jeffhennion on twitter as tnbell48

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  13. I follow JeffHennion on Twitter :)

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  14. Fan of GNC Live Well on Facebook

    disintegratingstarr@hotmail.com

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  15. Follow @GNCLiveWell on Twitter

    disintegratingstarr@hotmail.com

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  16. Follow @JeffHennion on Twitter

    disintegratingstarr@hotmail.com

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  17. Follower on Google Friend Connect.

    disintegratingstarr@hotmail.com

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  18. Sent Friend request on Facebook.

    disintegratingstarr@hotmail.com

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  19. Follow on Twitter

    disintegratingstarr@hotmail.com

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  20. Yikes I'm not sure what my blood pressure is! I'm sure its better than when I weighed 85lbs more though so I guess I'd say with healthy eating and err some exercise, gotta get back into it again

    disintegratingstarr@hotmail.com

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  21. Probably get the Natrol® Natrol Carb Intercept with Phase 2™ since that's the only thing I can find with white kidney bean extract which Dr Oz recommend, also some kind of fiber and maybe aloe :)
    disintegratingstarr@hotmail.com

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  22. I already follow you and love your blog!

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  23. I followed GNC Livewell on Twitter! @Loser_For_Life

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  24. I followed Jeff on Twitter, too! @Loser_For_Life

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  25. I maintain low bp by keeping my sodium intake down and working out

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  26. I would use the 100 gift card for protein and vitamins

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  27. I follow @JeffHenion of twitter

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  28. I follow your blog on google friend connect

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  29. I am a fan of GNC on facebook

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  30. I follow @GNCLiveWell on twitter

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  31. I follow you on twitter

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  32. I keep my blood pressure in check by regular excersise and being concious of my sodium intake. I also made the choice to quit smoking 7 1/2 years ago!

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  33. I would definitely get some chia seeds, I think they would be great for my whole family. I really like that personal blender too!

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  34. I am a fan of GNC Live Well on Facebook.(Anne-Marie T)
    Following @GNCLiveWell on Twitter.(@amt946)
    Following @JeffHennion on Twitter.(@amt946)

    amt(at)telus(dot)net

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  35. I am following on GFC as Anne-Marie T.

    amt(at)telus(dot)net

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  36. I liked your Facebook page (Anne-Marie T)

    amt(at)telus(dot)net

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  37. Following you on Twitter (amt946)

    amt(at)telus(dot)net

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  38. I'm not following you @ a network blog!

    -Valerie
    vqh.blogspot.com

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  39. I mean now* following you as a networked blog!

    Also- facebook!

    -Valerie
    vqh.blogspot.com

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  40. Following you on Twitter!

    -Valerie
    vqh.blogspot.com

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  41. Tweeted (@amt946)
    http://twitter.com/amt946/status/73452084116205568
    amt(at)telus(dot)net

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  42. MANDATORY
    Likes GNC on Facebook/Debbie Rinaldi
    Following @jeffhennion & @GNCLiveWell on Twitter/@tnrina

    tnrina at gmail dot com

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  43. http://twitter.com/#!/tnrina/status/73898229984534528

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  44. Tweeted (@amt946)
    http://twitter.com/amt946/statuses/73759874089095168
    amt(at)telus(dot)net

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  45. I LIKE GNC on Facebook. ID: Lynda Castillo
    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

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  46. I follow GNC on twitter. ID: Lyndadawinda
    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

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  47. I follow Jeff Hennion on twitter. ID: Lyndadawinda
    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

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  48. GFC follower. ID: Lynda Del
    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

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  49. I'm your Facebook Friend. ID: Lynda Castillo
    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

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  50. I follow you on twitter. ID: Lyndadawinda
    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

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  51. Following you publicly on GFC as Debbie R

    tnrina at gmail dot com

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  52. FB

    https://www.facebook.com/tnrina/posts/227524140595959

    tnrina at gmail dot com

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  53. The information is very comprehensive. The purpose of this day is to promote public awareness about hypertension and to encourage people to control and prevent this silent killer.

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  54. Likes A Journey To Thin on Facebook/Debbie Rinaldi

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  55. Tweeted (@amt946)
    http://twitter.com/amt946/statuses/74133119590076416
    amt(at)telus(dot)net

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  56. http://twitter.com/#!/tnrina/status/74176272296722432

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  57. I follow GNC live well on FB, mjjaegly@yahoo.com

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  58. I follow GNCLiveWell on twitter @marilynjaegly, mjjaegly@yahoo.com

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  59. I follow JeffHennion ontwitter @marilynjaegly, mjjaegly@yahoo.com

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  60. I am a google follower, mjjaegly@yahoo.com

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  61. I asked to be your friend on FB, mjjaegly@yahoo.com

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  62. I follow you on twitter @marilynjaegly, mjjaegly@yahoo.com

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  63. Tweet:http://twitter.com/#!/marilynjaegly/status/74179099454734336 mjjaegly@yahoo.com

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  64. I would use the GC on Allie and Strivectin, mjjaegly@yahoo.com

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  65. Following @AJourneyToThin on Twitter/@tnrina

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  66. http://twitter.com/#!/tnrina/status/74618459954216960

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  67. Tweeted (@amt946)
    http://twitter.com/amt946/statuses/74512640319295488
    amt(at)telus(dot)net

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  68. Tweet:http://twitter.com/#!/marilynjaegly/status/74631456646901761 mjjaegly@yahoo.com

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  69. Tweet:http://twitter.com/#!/marilynjaegly/status/74631456646901761

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  70. Already follow them on twitter as @katdoesdiets

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  71. I'm a fan of GNC Live Well on Facebook.

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  72. I follow @GNCLiveWell on Twitter as @calidreamin87.

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  73. I follow @jeffhennion on Twitter as @calidreamin87.

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  74. I follow on GFC via Twitter(same user name.)

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  75. I added you as a friend on Facebook.

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  76. I follow you on Twitter as @calidreamin87.

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  77. Tweeted the giveaway:

    http://twitter.com/#!/calidreamin87/status/74677388126072832

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  78. Posted on Facebook(Couldn't tag you because you're not my friend yet):

    http://www.facebook.com/calidreamin87/posts/214225715277150

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  79. To maintain healthy blood pressure I try and keep active.

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  80. I would probably use the $100 gift card on protein bars/snacks.

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  81. https://www.facebook.com/tnrina/posts/175745989149088

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  82. Tweeted (@amt946)
    http://twitter.com/amt946/statuses/74864617481977857
    amt(at)telus(dot)net

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  83. If I was lucky enough to win this prize the first thing I would buy would be Schiff® MegaRed® Omega-3 Krill Oil

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  84. I am a fan of GNC Live Well on Facebook - Angela Cash.

    a.cash[at]live[dot]com

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  85. I Follow @GNCLiveWell on Twitter @angevege.

    a.cash[at]live[dot]com

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  86. I Follow @JeffHennion on Twitter @angevege.

    a.cash[at]live[dot]com

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  87. I follow your blog with GFC.

    a.cash[at]live[dot]com

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  88. I sent you a friend request on Facebook - Angela Cash.

    a.cash[at]live[dot]com

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  89. I follow you on Twitter @angevege.

    a.cash[at]live[dot]com

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  90. Tell me what you do to maintain healthy blood pressure.

    Currently my BP is maintained by medication. My goal is to work on taking less meds; if any at all in the future.

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  91. I am a facebook fan (Anne Jolly) of gnc
    ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

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  92. I follow @gnclivewell on twitter, lunaj1456

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  93. I follow jeff on twitter, lunaj1456
    ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

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  94. I follow you on twitter, lunaj1456
    ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

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  95. I try to limit my salt intake to maintain healthy blood pressure.
    ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

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  96. I'd use the gift card for fish oil supplements.
    ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

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  97. I tweeted
    http://twitter.com/lunaj1456/status/74993847494647808

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  98. http://twitter.com/#!/tnrina/status/75001856723656704

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  99. Tweet for today:

    http://twitter.com/#!/calidreamin87/status/75027717652881408

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  100. Mandatory Entry #1
    Michelle Spayde
    spayde.michelle@gmail.com

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  101. Mandatory Entry #2
    Michelle Spayde
    spayde.michelle@gmail.com

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  102. Mandatory Entry #3
    Michelle Spayde
    spayde.michelle@gmail.com

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  103. GFC follower
    Michelle Spayde
    spayde.michelle@gmail.com

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  104. Follow you on Twitter
    under ARNIEBELLE
    Michelle Spayde
    spayde.michelle@gmail.com

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  105. Tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/arniebelle/status/75057450461564928

    Twitter ID is Arniebelle
    Michelle Spayde
    spayde.michelle@gmail.com

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  106. To maintain a healthy blood pressure, one of the things I do is FILL UP on lots of fiber

    Michelle Spayde
    spayde.michelle@gmail.com

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  107. I would use the GC to buy

    -protein power
    -Vitamin Supplements
    -Something to help in a workout. A DVD if they had them.
    Michelle Spayde
    spayde.michelle@gmail.com

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  108. Tweet:http://twitter.com/#!/marilynjaegly/status/75182908456976385 mjjaegly@yahoo.com

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  109. Tweeted (@amt946)
    http://twitter.com/amt946/statuses/75191460294701056
    amt(at)telus(dot)net

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  110. Shared on Facebook
    http://www.facebook.com/annemarie.tvete/posts/113335602087217

    amt(at)telus(dot)net

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  111. To maintain healthy blood pressure I limit my salt intake.

    amt(at)telus(dot)net

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  112. I would use the $100 GNC gift card for some Omega supplements.

    amt(at)telus(dot)net

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  113. Tweet for today 5/30:

    http://twitter.com/#!/calidreamin87/status/75307678607486976

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