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Service For Life! ®
Insider Tips for Healthy, Wealthy and Happy Living
Inside This Issue...

  • How To Get Your Family Fit In 2011...Bunks is into it! 
  • CPR Is Now Spelled C-A-B...
  • Fun Facts and Laughs:  Visit These Movie Locations,
         How To Recycle Your Gadgets, And More...
  • Action in Mariana Butte! 
  • Real Estate Q&A: What Should I Look For When Buying A 'Green' Home?
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Dear Friend...

Did you resolve to get fit in 2011? If you want to keep your resolution, there's a free and fun program you can do yourself or with the entire family. It's called the President's Challenge and you can learn more about it in today's Service For Life! ® Free consumer newsletter.

Also in this month's issue, you'll learn how you can save a life by giving chest compressions first to someone in sudden cardiac arrest. 

Enjoy your issue, and please feel free to call me whenever a friend, family member or neighbor needs a caring, competent real estate professional to help with buying or selling.

To health, success and laughter in your life!

Nancy Baxter

Nancy Baxter, REALTOR®

Today's Brain Teaser . . .
What do these phrases have in common?
Was it a car or a cat I saw?
Todd erases a red dot.
Race fast, safe car.
  (answer below)
Get Your Family Fit In 2011 . . .
Do you start every new year by resolving to exercise more? You need a program like the President's Challenge, which will help you and your family commit to daily physical activity, set realistic goals and track your progress during the year – plus it's free! Here's what you can do to make your resolution a reality.

Study the program. Go to: www.presidentschallenge.org. Talk to your doctor to see if it's right for you and your family. Sign up as an individual, start a group (a school class) or join one (it's a worldwide program).

Know the goals. Adults (over 18) need to be active 30 minutes/day at least five days a week for six out of eight weeks. Or, achieve 8,500 steps/day on a pedometer. Kids need to be active 60 minutes/day in the same time frame.

Choose your challenge. Take the Adult Fitness Test (on the website) to estimate your level of aerobic fitness, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility and body composition. Kids and teens take the Physical Fitness Test, which includes curl-ups, shuttle run and endurance run/walk. You'll take these tests over again to see how your fitness changes during the program.

Improve your fitness. You'll add exercises according to the FITT principle: F (Frequency); I (Intensity); T (Time) and T (Type).

Choose from 100 activities, from biking or swimming to walking, dancing, yoga or skating. You can even choose the interactive video game, Wii Sports.

Move on to the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award Challenge or the President's Champions Challenge. These activities will help make physical fitness an integral part of your everyday life.

Enjoy the benefits. You'll know you're helping your heart, building stronger bones, maintaining a healthy weight and having fun with your family.

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Bunks is resting between sets with trainer:  Chicken

CPR Is Now Spelled C-A-B . . .
If you saw someone in sudden cardiac arrest, would you know what to do? According to new guidelines from the American Heart Association, you should begin chest compressions immediately.

The Association has changed the order of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) from A-B-C (Airway-Breathing-Compressions) to C-A-B (Compressions-Airway-Breathing).

Instead of tilting the victim's head back to open the airway first, you should start with chest compressions to help pump oxygen-rich blood to the victim's brain and heart sooner. The sequence change applies to adults, children and infants (excluding newborns).

If you see someone who suddenly collapses, the Association recommends Hands-Only CPR (CPR without breaths). Take the following steps: Call 9-1-1, and push hard and fast on the center of the victim's chest (at a rate of at least 100 times a minute) until professional help arrives.

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Things are taking shape at Deer Meadow Ridge!  3 of 4 new homes are sold......hurry and write a contract on the 4th!  Move in May! 

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Views!  Views!  Views!
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Fun Facts and Laughs . . .

How To Recycle Your Gadgets . . .

Did you just buy a new smartphone, but don't know what to do with your old one?

You can get money for it (or other items like iPods and gaming consoles) from such sites as www.gazelle.com or www.nextworth.com. The more current the device (in good condition), the better deal you'll get.

DID YOU KNOW...

Unlike most real estate agents, I DON'T spend my time pestering people with phone calls or bothersome interruptions to find good clients. Instead, I dedicate 110% of my time and energies to providing such outstanding service, people naturally think of me when a friend or family member needs help buying or selling a home. THANKS for your referrals!

Brain Teaser Answer:
They're all palindromes. That is, they read the same backward as forward.

Thanks For Thinking of Me!


Did you know I can help you or any of your friends or family save time and money when buying or selling a home? Thanks for keeping me in mind with your referrals...and spreading the word about my services.
Real Estate Q & A . . .

Q.  I'm planning to buy a "green" home. What do I need to look for?

A.  Here are some of the features you should look for, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB):

Energy-efficient. Look for appliances, windows and water heating systems with ENERGY STAR® ratings and efficient lighting fixtures and bulbs. Renewable energy sources further decrease energy consumption in the home.

Water-efficient. Look for programmed, low-volume irrigation systems, rainwater collection systems, wastewater treatment systems and hot water recirculation systems.

Resource-efficient. The home should use strategies to reduce heat gain in the summer and heat loss in the winter. It should contain renewable materials and recycled-content materials in carpets, tiles and concrete formulations.

Indoor Air Quality. The heating, air conditioning and ventilation system must be appropriately sized. Look for low-VOC (volatile organic compounds) paints and finishes.

To ensure the home is "green," look for the Green Certified mark issued by the NAHB Research Center.

If you have any questions, or need capable and trustworthy representation, please email me at nancy@charter-homes.com.
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