Fit Tips




With that mile-long "to-do" list, sometimes it's hard to fit in exercise. Why not put on your favorite up-beat tunes while mopping, sweeping, or vacuuming? Using the mop, broom, or vacuum for a dance partner will get you moving and let you have a little fun while crossing off those chores.

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

If you have trouble falling asleep, a hot bath with a little bit of lavender scented bubble bath or body wash right before bed does wonders to calm your mind and relax tense muscles.

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

Finding it hard to sneak in your daily exercise? Try wearing ankle weights to work or while running errands. They'll fit right under your pant legs and no one will even know you're working out while you work.

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.

Cleaning your house is a great opportunity to sneak in some exercise; vacuuming more briskly, scrubbing the bathtub faster, lifting bags of garbage are all great ways to to get in your 20 minutes of moderate exercise a day.

A healthy workout routine includes three different types of exercise: flexibility, aerobic, and muscular conditioning exercises.

While 69% of men consider themselves to be physically fit, only 13% of men actually ARE physically fit.

Less than 40% of adults get the recommended amount of physical activity.