Instructables: exploring - living - health - health - featured http://www.instructables.com Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:35:59 PST BLOX v1.01 How to Manually Take Blood Pressure http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Manually-Take-Blood-Pressure/
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Wed, 12 Nov 2014 15:44:09 PST
4 Powerful Energy Shakes http://www.instructables.com/id/4-Powerful-Energy-Shakes/
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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 11:37:31 PDT
Magic Milk http://www.instructables.com/id/Magic-Milk/
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Mon, 3 Feb 2014 21:27:12 PST
Disinfect a Cut http://www.instructables.com/id/Disinfect-a-Cut/
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Mon, 6 Jan 2014 12:01:58 PST
Aluminum-Free Deodorant http://www.instructables.com/id/Aluminum-Free-Deodorant/
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Tue, 10 Dec 2013 11:01:08 PST
Natural Tick Repellent and Tips for Keeping Ticks Away http://www.instructables.com/id/Natural-Tick-Repellent-and-Tips-for-Keeping-Ticks-/
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Thu, 14 Nov 2013 13:23:12 PST
The Ten Minute Dorm Workout http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Ten-Minute-Dorm-Workout/
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Mon, 9 Jul 2012 18:15:20 PDT
How to Wash Your Hands Properly (Or Teach Others Hand Washing) - Ebola 101 http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Wash-Your-Hands-Properly-Or-Teach-Others-H/
How to Wash Your Hands Properly (Or Teach Others Hand Washing) - Ebola 101 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF4/J7Y4/H0P1KP9D/FF4J7Y4H0P1KP9D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF4/J7Y4/H0P1KP9D/FF4J7Y4H0P1KP9D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF4/J7Y4/H0P1KP9D/FF4J7Y4H0P1KP9D.SMALL.jpg OUTFOX *On the surface Hand Washing seems simple, but doing it improperly can recontaminate your hands and leave you vulnerable to illness and disease. Hand washing, as deemed by the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention), is the single best way to avoid infection. Hand washing helps break up ge...
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Sun, 8 Apr 2012 23:15:52 PDT
Lavender Bath Salts http://www.instructables.com/id/Lavender-Bath-Salts/
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Thu, 8 Mar 2012 00:30:57 PST
How to Lose 100+ Pounds and Keep it Off For Life http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Lose-100-Pounds-and-Keep-it-Off-For-Life/
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Sun, 10 Jul 2011 18:30:50 PDT
[Collegiate Exercise] Dorm Room Fitness http://www.instructables.com/id/Collegiate-Exercise-Dorm-Room-Fitness/
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Tue, 28 Jun 2011 18:24:50 PDT
How To Be Creative and Learn to Live Longer http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Be-Creative-and-Learn-to-Live-Longer/
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Sun, 12 Dec 2010 12:19:38 PST
Bathroom Scale Mod (for a kinder, gentler morning) http://www.instructables.com/id/Bathroom-Scale-Mod-for-a-kinder-gentler-morning/
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Sun, 12 Dec 2010 21:07:21 PST
Orthotics You Can Make, Part II: Padded Insoles http://www.instructables.com/id/Orthotics-You-Can-Make-Part-II-Padded-Insoles/
Orthotics You Can Make, Part II: Padded Insoles - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIU/SP9G/GGPF3XKZ/FIUSP9GGGPF3XKZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIU/SP9G/GGPF3XKZ/FIUSP9GGGPF3XKZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIU/SP9G/GGPF3XKZ/FIUSP9GGGPF3XKZ.SMALL.jpg Creativeman I have been suffering from relative severe plantar faciitis and or fallen arches for several years now. At one point, it was getting severe enough that I was worried about my ability to actually walk...it was that painful!  After spending a considerable amount of money on store bought insoles and o...
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Thu, 2 Dec 2010 01:20:01 PST
Orthotics You Can Make, Part I: Arch Supports http://www.instructables.com/id/Orthotics-You-Can-Make-Part-I-Arch-Supports/
Orthotics You Can Make, Part I: Arch Supports - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F35/K0H9/GH4A6AWP/F35K0H9GH4A6AWP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F35/K0H9/GH4A6AWP/F35K0H9GH4A6AWP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F35/K0H9/GH4A6AWP/F35K0H9GH4A6AWP.SMALL.jpg Creativeman In the last few years, due to aging, no doubt, foot pain has become a problem. I believe the condition is plantar faciitis as well as some minor arthritis pain. What ever the condition, I decided to try and alleviate the pain with out drugs and or store bought orthotics.  I came up with the idea of ...
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Thu, 2 Dec 2010 01:17:59 PST
how to train for a triathlon http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-train-for-a-triathlon/
how to train for a triathlon - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1C/BTRW/GFRWNC8P/F1CBTRWGFRWNC8P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1C/BTRW/GFRWNC8P/F1CBTRWGFRWNC8P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1C/BTRW/GFRWNC8P/F1CBTRWGFRWNC8P.SMALL.jpg bikerbs i have recently started to compete in triathlons and have found that it is very important to train for them properly. the first triathlon i did was a spur of the moment idea that my friends and i had. it was just a sprint but without training of any sort, it was one of the most difficult things i ha...
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Sun, 7 Nov 2010 08:25:20 PST
Tennis Ball Back Massager http://www.instructables.com/id/Tennis-Ball-Back-Massager/
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Wed, 18 Aug 2010 20:56:59 PDT
Tea Tree Oil Infused Toothpicks http://www.instructables.com/id/Tea-Tree-Oil-Infused-Toothpicks/
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Wed, 9 Jun 2010 12:14:11 PDT
Humana Health by Design Contest Winners http://www.instructables.com/id/Humana-Health-by-Design-Contest-Winners/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F9R/V68X/GA5PSUU8/F9RV68XGA5PSUU8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9R/V68X/GA5PSUU8/F9RV68XGA5PSUU8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9R/V68X/GA5PSUU8/F9RV68XGA5PSUU8.SMALL.gif Contest Robot Instructables and Humana are happy to announce the winners of the Humana Health by Design Contest! The entries were both varied and amazing: from assistive technology and exercise to insulin fashion and behavioral modification, we saw some truly inspired ways to improve life and promote health. Co...
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Wed, 9 Jun 2010 11:49:32 PDT
Pocket Miswak Toothbrush http://www.instructables.com/id/Pocket-Miswak-Toothbrush/
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Tue, 20 Apr 2010 09:52:24 PDT
Flu: Respiratory Assist http://www.instructables.com/id/Flu-Respiratory-Assist/
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Mon, 26 Oct 2009 20:10:15 PDT
Exercise http://www.instructables.com/id/Exercise/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ6/2Q3T/FPWWTUE3/FJ62Q3TFPWWTUE3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ6/2Q3T/FPWWTUE3/FJ62Q3TFPWWTUE3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ6/2Q3T/FPWWTUE3/FJ62Q3TFPWWTUE3.SMALL.jpg Instructables Guides In these hard economic times, there is one luxury that is still within any budget. I am talking about exercise, of course. Exercise is not not only a time-consuming source of entertainment, but a lifelong investment as it promotes a healthy lifestyle. There is nothing quite as valuable as having goo...
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Fri, 16 Jan 2009 14:17:03 PST
1,000 Steps Project - Map your own walking paths using Google Earth! http://www.instructables.com/id/1000-Steps-Project---Map-your-own-walking-paths-u/
1,000 Steps Project - Map your own walking paths using Google Earth! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAG/6SPA/F9N2DYPC/FAG6SPAF9N2DYPC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAG/6SPA/F9N2DYPC/FAG6SPAF9N2DYPC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAG/6SPA/F9N2DYPC/FAG6SPAF9N2DYPC.SMALL.jpg jessyratfink This is a project that I worked on in my sports psychology class this semester. The class was split up into groups and given pedometers, which we would use at various sites in Louisville to make interesting walking paths. We would then map the paths on Google Earth and try to make them as easy to un...
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Fri, 30 Nov 2007 17:25:39 PST
How to Clean Your Sinuses http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Cean-Your-Sinuses/
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Tue, 25 Sep 2007 13:36:35 PDT