Ice Water: Drink a few glasses of iced water before and during your fitness exercises. Studies show that the cold stuff can improve endurance by about 23 percent. And ice water forces your body to expend calories warming it up, boosting your metabolism as well.
Get to Know Food Labels: Reading the Nutrition Facts panel will help you
shop and eat or drink smarter.
Pick Red: Red cabbage has 15 times as much wrinkle-fighting beta-carotene as green cabbage. Red bell peppers have up to nine times as much vitamin C as green peppers.
Listen to your stride: If you can hear yourself running, you're setting yourself up for an injury. Pounding the pavement comes from running bad form. Keep your feet close to the ground and use a quick, shuffling stride.
No Wheat Bread: Wheat bread is nost often just white bread dyed to make it look dark. Look instead for "100 percent whole wheat" or "whole grain."
Do extra: Lift a weight as many times as you can. Then use your free hand (or a workout buddy) to help push your weighted hand through another rep.
Negative resistance: Studies show that negative resistance exercises are more effective at muscle building than standard exercises. So lower your weights slowly.
Dry off head to toe: After your shower, you will help prevent a chill by drying your head and neck first. You will also reduce the risk of anything nasty from the shower floor at your fitness gym getting up your body.
Make half your plate fruits and vegetables: Fruits and veggies add color, flavor and texture plus vitamins, minerals and fiber to your plate.