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Stair-climbing is a great way to burn calories: Kelly Brownell at Yale has estimated that walking up and down two flights of stairs just once a day for a year will keep off six pounds.
A Staffordshire boy was killed when he was hit by a high-speed train just minutes before police could warn him to keep off the track.
But most Americans are unaware that adding papayas to the menu can also help keep off the unwanted pounds.
KILMARNOCK were yesterday ordered to keep off the grass by Hampden chiefs, who knocked back a cheeky bid by the CIS Cup finalists to train at the National Stadium.
In late winter trees need to be sheltered to keep off rain and stop peach leaf curl.
Rake away fallen leaves and branches and be careful to keep off thegrass when it's frosted over.
Her hobby has become a lifesaver, helping her lose and keep off more than 100 pounds.
Hopefully he will convince youngsters that they can eat healthily, exercise regularly, keep off the cigarettes and still keep their street cred.
The latest findings on the hormone ghrelin may help explain why dieters find it so tough to keep off weight they've lost.
Railtrack says rail crime in Coventry and Warwickshire has fallen dramatically after the Evening Telegraph Keep off the Tracks Campaign but there is still more work to do.
And exercise can help you lose fat, preserve muscle, and keep off the excess weight you manage to lose.
Balanchine continued to work on Broadway with Babes in Arms (1937), I Married an Angel (1938), Great Lady (1938--for contractual reasons credited to William Dollar), Keep Off the Grass (1940), Louisiana Purchase (1940), Cabin in the Sky (1940--a rather unlikely collaboration with Katherine Dunham), The Lady Comes Across (1942), What's Up (1943), Dream With Music (1944), Song of Norway (1944), Mr.