`Magnetic towel great for workouts

Fitness Q & A

Health & Fitness

September 19, 2004|By Gailor Large | Gailor Large,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

A guy at my club had a M-tmagneticM-v towel that stuck to the side of the leg press machine, but he slipped away before I could ask him where he got it. Where can I find one of those cool towels?

First there was the Breathe Right Strip. Then the MP3 music player. The latest brainchild in the workout-wondergadgets family? The Magne- Towel.

A high-powered magnet makes the towel stick to just about anything made of metal, so you can effortlessly move from machine to machine without worrying about a home for your towel. Star feature: big pockets to hold your gym card, car keys and Blackberry. Find this terrycloth treasure at www.magnetowel.com.

I want to drop about 10 pounds, but I refuse to diet. What advice do you have for me?

Your M-tno yo-yoM-v strategy puts you ahead of the curve. Statistically, dieters are more likely to regain weight than those who make smaller, permanent changes to their eating and exercise habits. To shed those 10 pounds, clip these five tips, post them in plain view and get started:

1. DonM-Ft deny yourself, but indulge in moderation.

2. Exercise 30-60 minutes daily.

3. Set specific, attainable goals and reward yourself when you reach them.

4. Enlist the help of friends who share your exercise and eating habits.

5. Drink at least eight glasses of water a day.

Finally, never let setbacks set you back.

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