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.

Cooking product: single-serve blender

| September 15, 2011

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 ...

Count calories

| September 15, 2011

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 ...

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