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10 Life-Saving Tips in 10 Seconds or Less

  • April 29, 2011
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10 Life-Saving Tips in 10 Seconds or Less

By the Editors of Women’s Health

1. Drink Your Milk.

Think you’re getting a nutritional boost from your morning cereal? Up to 40 percent of the vitamins in fortified cereals dissolve in the milk. If you don’t drink the leftover cow juice, you’re not getting the fancy-pants nutrients!

2. Ice It, Ace It.

Drink a few glasses of ice-cold water before and during exercise. Studies show that the cold stuff can improve endurance by about 23 percent. And ice water forces your body to expend calories warming it up, boosting your metabolism as well.

3. Lift, Damn It!

Verbally expressing emotion while lifting increases muscle strength by up to 25 percent. (Of course, it also increases your risk of being tossed out of the gym by the same percentage…) Or get someone to scream at you: You’ll be able to lift 5 to 8 percent more weight if you get verbal encouragement from a trainer or workout partner.

Tone up anytime, anywhere.

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5:54PM PDT on Jun 12, 2011

Ta!

7:35AM PDT on May 16, 2011

You don't really need cows milk. Use almond milk. It's way healthier :)

6:09AM PDT on May 15, 2011

thanks

12:37AM PDT on May 9, 2011

nice tips

9:36PM PDT on May 8, 2011

good ones! thanks and also thank you for only using 3 pages, much appreciated!

2:48PM PDT on May 8, 2011

My body gets more smart than my mind eh? All my body wanna sleepy and lazybone.

8:49AM PDT on May 7, 2011

interesting tips

12:15AM PDT on May 7, 2011

Thanks for this useful information.

12:56PM PDT on May 5, 2011

love it

6:17AM PDT on May 5, 2011

noted with thanks for the info...will use!

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