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Pedal To The Medal — Washington’s One on Two Wheels — Dave’s Diary

It’s time to break out the bicycle and join the parade! For the seventh consecutive year, Washington has been named the nation’s No. 1 “Bicycle-Friendly State” by the League of American Bicyclists.

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A Good Honest Cup of Coffee Keeps You, Well, Honest — Dave’s Diary

Man, I wish I liked to drink coffee. There are so many positive medical/health benefits in the news about coffee these days. I guess I could just tell people I loved coffee — but then that would be dishonest, and a new study by three college professors found that just two cups of coffee can keep you more honest.

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Losing Proposition-Gain Weight-Lose Grey Matter — Dave’s Diary

Take a look at the KIT team photo of our Wray’s Market Fresh IGA Get Away winner.  You may notice Lance never changes, Big Dave continues to get bigger (I need to lose some weight!) and Brian Teegarden is a shadow of his former self having lost more than 150 pounds in the past year!  I wonder if he feels any smarter today--or better yet, how much dumber am I today?

According to a recent study from UCLA, for every extra pound you put on, your brain shrinks! Wow! Who among us can afford that!

Elderly people who are obese or overweight have significantly less brain tissue than people of normal weight

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Have Another Cup Of Joe And Reduce Your Risk Of Diabetes – Dave’s Diary

Hey Java junkies, good health news for you piping hot and fresh out of Harvard. Drinking more coffee may slightly reduce your risk of diabetes, and people who drink three or more cups appear to be at the lowest risk of all!   

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Facebook Faux Pas That Could Cost You A Job — Dave’s Diary

 At KIT we staffers each post to our website a couple times a day and to Facebook at least once each per day.  Posting is part of our corporate philosophy and part of our KIT mission to keep you informed and entertained. 

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Weight Loss Ingredient Identified in Chocolate — Dave’s Diary

At last we have some weight loss info we can really sink our teeth into! Researchers have identified the specific ingredient in chocolate that may be most responsible for its newly recognized weight-loss and anti-diabetes benefits. That’s right! In c-h-o-c-o-l-a-t-e ! 

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Exercise Helps Balance Work & Home — Dave’s Diary

Seems the theme of the day for me today is exercise—motivation and excuse.  Here’s one for the motivational column.  Exercise can help with the work-life balancing act so many of us deal with today.  That's the word from researchers at Saint Leo University, Saint Louis University, University of Houston-Victoria and Illinois State University.

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Were You Born To Run — Or Not? — Dave’s Diary

I used to be an athlete.  When I was younger I played basketball all the time.  Heck, I even played in college. Glory days, right?  But 25-plus years and half that many injuries later I am a couch potato. Worse yet I am an informed couch potato. 

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Calculate Your Chances of Living Ten More Years — Dave’s Diary

Country singer Tim McGraw sings a song about a man who has to come to grips with his own mortality.  The lyrics speak of a new way of looking at however much of life is left in the tank. 

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Public Incivility And The E-Cigarette — Here We Go Again — Dave’s Diary

So in today’s latest installment of “the council is a bunch of morons” and “there goes my freedoms” we find E-cigarettes or E-cigs as the reason. Late last year the city council acted on some council and citizen complaints about less than courteous smokers and took action to provide a breathable buffer between smokers and non-smoking folks and families at city parks near playgrounds and at public events

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