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Take The No Plastic Pledge

80% of the ocean's garbage patch comes from trash bags and plastic bottles that wash in from the beach. Swirling in the Pacific Ocean is a garbage patch of plastic the size of Texas and growing.

Each year in honor of World Ocean Day, which falls in the month of June, hundreds of people take the pledge to 'Rise Above Plastics' in their daily lives, and you can too! You can do it today!

Make the promise to use less plastic in your life at Surfrider Foundation today! Here are some tips from Surfrider on how you can Rise Above Plastics now!

On Weight Loss

People often associate a feeling of being stuffed with being satisfied: The "I couldn't eat another bite" feeling after having finished a meal. But the truth is you don't have to eat until you feel stuffed. Instead, eat just until you have satisfied your hunger. Any more than that and you may be consuming more calories than your body requires and adding to those unwanted pounds.

There is no need to deprive yourself of food, however. Your body needs food to stay healthy and active. But the amount your body needs may be a lot less than you think.

Read on for a few tips that can help you lower your calorie intake and shed those unwanted pounds:


People often walk around in a state of dehydration without realizing it. Headaches, fatigue, chapped lips, itchy skin, and muscle spasms can all be signs of dehydration, and yet we don't think of drinking a glass of water to ease our symptoms. When asked whether we drink enough water, our response is often; "Ugh! Water? Blech!"

But water doesn't have to be boring, and it shouldn't feel like a chore to drink it.

Read on for a list of ingredients you can add to your drinking water to make it more desirable - and delicious!


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