Life

Be positive

Stay positive: Write yourself a note this week that congratulates all of the things you did well on your diet and exercise plans. Put it on the fridge for motivation.

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Don't slack on weekends

Learn to live a healthy lifestyle every day of the week. Don’t slump on weekends—this habit can make or break reaching your weight loss goals.

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Stay motivated

Stay motivated: Look for a local 5K event to walk or run. It will give your daily workout routine a purpose to focus on.

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Stay trim

Starting an exercise plan? Research says that 90% of people who have kept their weight off over time have a regular schedule of activity in their lives.

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Aspirin alert

Do you take aspirin to prevent heart disease? Don’t stop without consulting your doctor. New research says users who stop abruptly have a 60% increased risk of having a heart attack.

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Order an appetizer

When eating at a restaurant, order an appetizer and a side dish instead of an entrée. Smaller dishes make for a more reasonably sized meal.

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Spice it up

Use fresh herbs, spices, citrus juices and spicy relishes to boost flavor to dishes when cutting back on fat in recipes.

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Resistance training

Try adding resistance training to your workout to tighten and tone your muscles. Resistance bands and small weights work well for beginners.

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Are All-Makes Parts Right For You?

Cooking product: single-serve blender

The Hamilton Beach single-serve blender is convenient because of its compact size and simplicity. It has one speed to blend 1 to 2 servings of your favorite smoothie or health shake. The blender comes with a travel lid, allowing you to drink directly from the blending jar. The blending jar has a 14-oz. capacity and fits in most cup holders. Truckers News praises the Hamilton Beach blender for its ability to accommodate mobile lifestyles, giving drivers ...

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Count calories

If you’re counting calories, be wary of nutrition labels on restaurant menus. Researchers say that more than 20% of menu items averaged 100 calories more than what the restaurants claimed. To be safe, cut your meal in half to ensure the healthiest portion size.

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