Be positive

| September 24, 2011

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.

Don't slack on weekends

| September 23, 2011

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.

Stay motivated

| September 22, 2011

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

Stay trim

| September 21, 2011

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.

Aspirin alert

| September 20, 2011

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.

Order an appetizer

| September 19, 2011

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.

Spice it up

| September 17, 2011

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

Resistance training

| September 16, 2011

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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