A few steps to stop side stitches

If a side stitch comes on, exhale with force with each stride. David Brennan, M.Ed., an exercise physiologist at Baylor College of Medicine, recommends pushing your breath out when your left foot hits the ground to fix a pain in your right side, and vice versa. Another option: Try pushing your fingers into the diaphragm, below the ribs, to relieve a side stitch. Then lean forward and exhale.

Follow HHS guidelines
The new Department of Health and Human Services guidelines recommend that adults engage in 30 minutes of exercise almost every day. If you can't find that 30-minute block of time, breaking up aerobic exercise into three 10-minute sessions throughout the day gives you the same benefits as a 30-minute workout, according to the American College of Sports Medicine.

Cut down on fat grams
Substitute ground chicken or turkey in recipes that call for ground beef. You will save 8 to 10 grams of fat per 3-ounce serving.


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