Year End Fitness Tips

PistolSTOCK UP ON:

Balsamic vinegar (it adds a pop of low-cal flavor to veggies and salads)

in-shell nuts (their protein and fiber keep you satiated)

fat-free plain yogurt (a creamy, comforting source of protein).

RELIEVE MUSCLE SORENESS:

Relieve post-fitness aches by submerging your lower body in a cold bath (50 to 55 degrees Fahrenheit; you may have to throw some ice cubes in to get it cold enough) for 10 to 15 minutes. Consider getting one to two massages per month to help aid in training recovery.

IF YOU ARE GOING TO USE A SCALE:

It's best to step on the scale in the morning before eating or drinking—and prior to plunging into your daily activities. For the most reliable number, be sure to check your poundage at a consistent time, whether daily or weekly.