*When pursuing a menu, look for these wonderful words: baked, broiled, steamed, poached, roasted, grilled or broiled.
*Watch out for diet soda! A study showed that people who downed at least two diet sodas a day, (as compared with people who had other drinks, including regular soda!) increased their waistlines up to 6 times more! Maybe the problem is that when people think "diet" soda, they give themselves permission to eat more.
*A vigorous workout, compared to a moderate one, will help you zap 37% more calories.
*If you don't know how much weight to lift, and you want to make sure you are working on strength and speeding up your metabolism, find a load that you can lift only 8 consecutive times, with good form. Be sure to rest at least minute before trying another set.-From Self Magazine, September 2011, a study from University of Central Arkansas.
*There is research out there that has associated gum disease with heart disease, diabetes and stroke. Good reason to get your teeth cleaned every six months.