Consistent sleep patterns means better performance

The amount and quality of your sleep directly affects your athletic performance, according to the Georgia Tech Sports Medicine and Performance Newsletter. A disruption in your sleep pattern can make your run more difficult. Try to maintain a schedule of sleeping for seven or eight hours each night at the same time.

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Go for a run after a long trip to a holiday destination. Running can relieve travel fatigue brought on by inertia, and the activity helps reset the hunger and sleep "clocks."

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To remove fat from soup, place an ice cube in a paper towel and swish it around the soup. The fat will cling to the paper towel, which you throw out.

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