Grabbing a 100-calorie snack pack of pretzels may seem virtuous, but it's more likely to make you hungrier than if you ate something more substantial. Eating a small amount of carbohydrates spikes your blood sugar and leaves you wanting more carbs. Dietitians recommend choosing a protein such as peanut butter or string cheese with an apple. They are higher in calories per serving, but the protein and fat helps you get full faster and stay full longer—and you end up eating fewer calories overall.
The secret of stretching: When you stretch, ease your body into position until you feel the stretch and hold it for about 25 seconds. Breathe deeply to help your body move oxygen-rich blood to those sore muscles. Don't bounce or force yourself into an uncomfortable position.