Health & Fitness - Practical Frugality

Getting fit with the Fitbit Blaze

Getting fit with the Fitbit Blaze Our health insurance company offers Healthy Lifestyle Discounts if we complete certain activities. They offer rebates on our insurance premiums that are tax-free and can reduce the amount of our annual premium by up to $1,000 per adult.  It takes work to meet the goals, and it isn't all or nothing. It's divided into three parts, and you receive a set rebate amount for each activity you complete. First, we have to do a wellness survey. It asks for basic health information, mental health questions, etc. Next, we need to have an annual wellness exam and…
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Advil® Cold & Sinus

“This post has been sponsored by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare.” Please consult the FTC Endorsement and Testimonial Guides for more information. All opinions expressed are my own personal honest thoughts and experiences using this product, your experience may differ. Advil® Cold & Sinus The weather in New England this year has been up and down. One day it's 60 degrees, the next it could be 0 degrees.  It is wreaking havoc on the sinuses in our family. Over Christmas break, 4 out 5 family members were sick. We spent much of the week wrapped up in blankets, eating Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup,…
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Healthy Paws Pet Insurance®

Healthy Paws Pet Insurance® Most of you are familiar with our pets, Bella and Cuddles. Recently, while I was sick myself, it seems Cuddles was bitten by a tick. We spray our yard frequently with Bug Prevention Spray that treats for ticks and other insects. We also use Flea and Tick Prevention on Cuddles, after she is groomed each month. However, we live in a wooded area, with a good bit of wildlife, these ticks are determined, and one successfully found it's way to Cuddles. We saw it, and used our tick remover tool to remove it. We thought we'd…
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DIY Cranberry Sugar Scrub #Giveaway #FriendsgivingCranberryContest {Ends 12/19}

DIY Cranberry Sugar Scrub My friends at the Cranberry Marketing Committee generously sent me a cranberry package, full of wonderful cranberry related items. I love finding new and creative ways to use things in my home. I decided to use the fresh cranberries to make a DIY Cranberry Sugar Scrub, and I used the cranberry sauce to make a Cranberry Squares Dessert Dish! Friendsgiving fever is spreading quickly! The millennial alter-ego to Thanksgiving – Friendsgiving is the social party that is reshaping the traditional way we give thanks. In honor of this new American tradition, the Cranberry Marketing Committee is launching…
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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and it is a cause that is important to me. When I was young, we lost my grandmother to Breast Cancer, and now that I'm in my forties, I have several friends who are fighting the same battle. I urge you all to do monthly self exams, and at the appropriate age, be sure to get your mammograms. There are many services that provide this for free or reduced price, if you don't have insurance, so be sure to explore all options. Early detection is SO IMPORTANT, and can literally…
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2 Day Sale with a 20% off Foot Locker Coupon Code! #SaveAtFootLocker

This post is sponsored by , all thoughts and opinions expressed are solely my own. We have three children who are all in Middle School this year, and they are all very active in various school and community sports teams. This week, Cross Country Season officially begins, with the first meets of the school year. In Cross Country, the kids run several miles every day at practice, and then compete in meets that are several miles long. It's important to us that our kids have shoes that are made for running, fit their feet well, and are matched to their…
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Weight Watchers Mini Apple Pies Recipe and Healthy Snack Ideas

“This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Weight Watchers, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #WWMarket  ” Weight Watchers Mini Apple Pies Recipe and Healthy Snack Ideas Fall is rapidly approaching, and in our town, kids go back to school next week. Once school begins, our schedule gets so hectic with sports practices and games, after school clubs, and many other social obligations we need to fulfill. We are trying to be very aware of our food choices, and ensure that we are eating food that will help fuel…
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Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center

"This post was sponsored by Floating Hospital for Children as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. Thank you for supporting brands that support my blog.” My oldest son is on the Autism Spectrum and has a variety of other special needs and medical issues. We are so fortunate to live within driving distance of Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center and the Center for Children with Special Needs there . They've been great to help us find resources and specialists that are able to appropriately manage our son's issues and work together as a team. When you…
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Keep your medicine cabinet armed and ready to battle your child’s next cough & cold.

Keep your medicine cabinet armed and ready to battle your child's next cough & cold. The Pfizer Pediatric Platform products, information, and additional gift pack have been provided by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. All thoughts and reviews are my own. Although winter is over, we are seeing a late flu season here in our area. Strep throat, sinus infections, and colds are also rampant in my kids schools. The kids are in the midst of State Testing, and I'm not sure if the stress of taking tests for hours, having so many children in smaller rooms sharing computers, or what combination of…
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Vicks Sweet Dreams Humidifier & Smart Temp Thermometer

Sleep comfortably during the winter months while the Vicks Sweet Dreams Cool Mist Humidifier offers a gentle cool mist to keep cold & flu symptoms at bay. The Vicks Sweet Dreams Cool Mist Humidifier helps to relieve congestion using the comfort of a cool mist humidifier. Sometimes kids are concerned about the addition of a mechanical object in their room, and Vicks helps to relieve some of that anxiety by incorporating animated images for dream filled sleep. The Cool Mist Humidifier has a projector that turns your child's bedroom ceilings into a safari, sea or star-filled sky, and is able to run independent of…
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