Grabbing a 100-calorie snack pack of pretzels may seem virtuous, but it's more likely to make you hungrier than if you ate something more substantial. Eating a small amount of carbohydrates spikes your blood sugar and leaves you wanting more carbs. Dietitians recommend choosing a protein such as peanut butter or string cheese with an apple. They are higher in calories per serving, but the protein and fat helps you get full faster and stay full longer—and you end up eating fewer calories overall.
Cold weather Tips
Cold temperatures can cause serious health problems, especially in children and older adults. To stay safe this winter: Dress warmly, in several loose fitting layers, take frequent breaks from the cold, stay active while outside to maintain body heat, cover your head and hands with hats and gloves and if extremities begin to feel numb, go inside immediately.
The secret of stretching: When you stretch, ease your body into position until you feel the stretch and hold it for about 25 seconds. Breathe deeply to help your body move oxygen-rich blood to those sore muscles. Don't bounce or force yourself into an uncomfortable position.