Fit Tips




Use heat when treating sore muscles to help relax and loosen the muscle. Use ice when treating injuries such as sprains to help reduce inflammation.

Trying to break in a new pair of ice skates? Use this trick: put them on, lace them up, and use a hair dryer to heat up the leather, this will enable it to mould to you foot. Keep the skates on for at least 30 minutes to allow the leather to cool.

Cold viruses can last up to three days on hard surfaces.

Bananas are high in potassium, which reduces the risk of hypertension, and vitamin B6, which combats fatigue, irritability and insomnia.

Apples are a good source of the flavonoid quercetin. High quercetin intake may be associated with reduced risks of asthma, type 2 diabetes, prostate cancer, and lung cancer.

Smoking has been identified as the single most preventable cause of death and disease in the United States.

Tobacco use is a risk factor for six of the eight leading causes of deaths in the world.

The World Health Organization estimates that on average, 5.4 million people die every year of smoking and tobacco related deaths.

Chronic stress may make you 4 times as likely to develop Alzheimer's.

Diabetes makes you twice as likely to develop Alzheimer's.