Warm up slowly to control exercise-induced asthma

If you have asthma, start your workouts gradually. Researchers at the University of British Columbia found that moderately fit asthmatic runners were able to alleviate the symptoms of exercise-induced asthma (EIA) by doing a 15-minute warm-up at 60 percent of max VO2 before their workouts.

Flex your lower back
To rid yourself of lower back pain, practice extension and rotation movements, says the American College of Sports Medicine. You're extending your back when you straighten up after picking something off the floor. You rotate when you reach for something in the back seat of your car.

Sounds fishy, but it's true
Try mixing some Asian fish sauce into your homemade soups and stews. About two tablespoons of this salty condiment will give you half your daily allowance of calcium.

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