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JULY 2011  PAGE 3 FOR YOUR INFORMATION


The best part of waking up...


caffeinated beverage consumption reports that 40 percent of 18 to 24 year olds drink coffee every day (reversing a decline in previous years), and 54 percent of consumers 25 to 39 years old drink coffee daily.


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Back pain? Get back to basics.


Y posture:


 Pick a chair that fits your body. The seat should fit the distance from your buttocks to your knees. And your chair should be the right height from your knees to the floor for your legs to be straight and comfortable.


 Support your lower back. Use pillows with office chairs (or the seat of your car).


 Don’t sit with your head forward. You’ll put added strain on your spine. Sit up straight (Yes, Mom), and try not to lean your body to one side or the other.


our parents told you to sit up straight, but if you slump in your chair, you could be putting unnecessary and painful strain on your back. Here are some basic tips to improve your sitting


f you can’t face the day without your cup of coffee, you’re not alone. The National Coffee Association’s latest survey of


Overall, 86 percent of consumers


reported drinking


coffee at home on the previous day, and 24 percent had a cup away from home. (The survey results included people who drank coffee both at home and somewhere else.)


ENERGY EFFICIENCY Tip of the Month


One of the easiest ways to make your home more energy efficient is to add insulation in the attic. To see if you need insulation, look across an uncovered attic floor. If the insulation is level with or below the floor joists, you probably need to add more.


—US DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY


your CO-OP


Convenient payment


locations Choctaw Electric Cooperative provides several authorized payment locations. Drop your payment by any of the following businesses during regular office hours:


IDABEL • First Bank & Trust • McCurtain County National Bank • Choctaw Electric Cooperative • Idabel National Bank


Spend less at the fuel pump A few driving tips can help you


W


ant to use less gas? Check out these fuel-saving tips:


Easy does it. Drive as if you’ve


got a full cup of coffee in your vehicle’s cup holder, and you don’t want to spill a drop by braking hard or accelerating suddenly. A smooth ride uses less gas.


Don’t be idle. Idling your car when you’re not moving wastes gas. Turn your engine off if you’re going to be motionless


for more than 30 seconds.


Know where you’re going. Plan your route using GPS, online directions, or an old-fashioned map. You’ll avoid wrong turns and wandering around trying to find your way.


ANTLERS • First Bank • Ameri State Bank • Choctaw Electric Cooperative


BROKEN BOW • First National Bank • First Bank & Trust


CLAYTON • Shamrock Bank


HUGO • Choctaw Electric Cooperative


HOCHATOWN • First Bank & Trust


VALLIANT • First State Bank


WRIGHT CITY • First Bank & Trust


CEC


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