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Top 5 tips for maintaining your health, managing your weight and getting fit in 2015 from Personal Best [Illustration by Jean Tuttle | Special to the Times]

5 top tips to get fit in 2015

People love to make New Year's fitness resolutions. But though many may work hard for two or three weeks, maybe even a month, most are back to their old sedentary routine by Valentine's Day. "That's because they try to do too much too fast," said Tampa Bay area personal trainer Andre Hudson. "Fitness is a marathon, …

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  1. Those who most need medical pot fear months-long delay of Florida law

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    TALLAHASSEE — Days before a medical marijuana strain was slated to be introduced in Florida, state health officials instead will be back at the drawing board trying to figure out how to launch the heavily lobbied product.

    The Florida Department of Health has scheduled a workshop Tuesday to renew work on crafting regulations for growing, processing and distributing a noneuphoric strain of pot.
  2. 5 top tips to manage your weight in 2015

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    In my travels giving workshops and interviews about the psychology of eating and weight management, I find that most people know that dieting doesn't work. But, many think that they have no other alternative. Or maybe they've heard about making lifestyle changes for permanent weight control, but they don't know exactly …

    5 top tips to manage your weight in 2015. [Illustration by Jean Tuttle | Special to the Times]
  3. 5 top tips to get fit in 2015

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    People love to make New Year's fitness resolutions. But though many may work hard for two or three weeks, maybe even a month, most are back to their old sedentary routine by Valentine's Day. "That's because they try to do too much too fast," said Tampa Bay area personal trainer Andre Hudson. "Fitness is a marathon, not …

    Top 5 tips for maintaining your health, managing your weight and getting fit in 2015 from Personal Best [Illustration by Jean Tuttle | Special to the Times]
  4. 5 top tips for better health in 2015

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    Losing weight and getting fit may top many lists of New Year's resolutions, but good overall health is key to achieving those objectives — and many more. We spoke with Dr. Richard Roetzheim, chairman of the department of family medicine at USF Health, to get his five top tips to follow for better general …

    5 top tips for maintaining your health in 2015. [Illustration by Jean Tuttle | Special to the Times]
  5. Truth or Dare: Take a good look at yourself

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    Remember when you were around 13 or 14 and you played the game Truth or Dare? The premise was to either tell the truth about a question you were asked or accept a dare. Many times the uncertainty of the dare was still a better choice than the truth.

  6. Try nutrient-dense Winter Quinoa Dressing as a side or a main dish

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    The first time I heard of quinoa was more than 14 years ago. I was at a bustling little restaurant called Le Loup Blanc in Paris. The menu was plug-and-play — pick a meat, then fill out your plate with a selection of sides.

    Winter Quinoa Dressing With Apples and Dried Cranberries is packed with nutrients and flavor.
  7. Enjoy health benefits of green tea in this tapioca pudding

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    Green drinks are a popular addition to a healthy diet without much consideration about the components in the green powder or foods. To have a healthy green smoothie or dessert, consider matcha green tea as the source of chlorophyll instead of spinach, Swiss chard or kale.

    Green Tea Tapioca Pudding includes a tablespoon of matcha green tea powder. Green tea catechins have been shown to help improve metabolism, suppress appetite and reduce tumors.
  8. Microresolutions could help you to a happier new year

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    What is it about New Year's Day that makes at least some of us think that we can magically transform our lives?

  9. Take steps to protect against bike thieves

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    The power of social media was evident recently when a stolen bike was returned to an owner who didn't know it had been stolen. The story in the Tampa Bay Times described how Tom Davidson, driving along Tampa's West Shore Boulevard on Thanksgiving, noticed a high-end bike with a rider who didn't seem to belong on …

  10. Is it the flu? A cold? Allergies? A look at the distinctions

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    You've come down with a case of the runny nose-congestion-cough ick. So what is it? A cold? Allergies? The flu? Asking yourself a few key questions might help you figure out what's going on with your body.