Fit Tips




Niacin (also called vitamin B3) helps the body turn food into energy, maintain healthy skin, and maintain healthy nerve function. It can be found in red meat, poultry, fish, fortified hot and cold cereals, and peanuts.

Riboflavin (also called vitamin B2) is essential for turning carbohydrates into energy and producing red blood cells. It also plays an important role in maintaining vision.

Folate (also known as vitamin B9, folic acid, or folacin) helps the body make red blood cells and is needed to make DNA.

Vitamin D helps with the absorption of calcium which is essential for building strong bones. Your body produces vitamin D when your skin is exposed to sunlight. You can also get it from egg yolks and fish oils.

Choose fresh fruit over processed/canned fruit. Fresh fruit is higher in fiber and processed fruits almost always are sweetened.

Find it hard to fit in exercise, but enjoy gabbing with your friends? Try walking and talking. Either ask your friend to go for a walk with you or simply pace around the house while you talk on the cordless phone.

A regular can of pop contains an average of about 12 teaspoons of sugar!

Some prescription medications could have a negative effect when mixed with exercise. If you are taking medication, consult with a physician before starting an exercise routine.

High cholesterol leads to hardening of the arteries, which can cause heart disease or even a heart attack. Have you doctor check your cholesterol, and if need be, for ways to reduce it.

Studies have shown that those who act old end up feeling old, and can actually develop health problems before their time.