Can you still eat that, or should you throw it out?

If you get to the point where you’re wondering if a food’s still good, it’s probably not, says Martin Bucknavage, senior food safety extension associate at Penn State University. Still, you may have some wiggle room. Here’s when to eat–and when to toss–10 popular foods.

1. Frozen Chicken: Bought a ton of chicken on sale? Store it in a freezer bag and keep it in a single layer so it gets rock-hard quickly. Make sure to squeeze out as much air as possible to prevent freezer burn, and use it all within a month or two. You can technically keep chicken in your freezer for up to 6 months, but the longer it’s frozen, the more its taste and texture degrades.

2. Raw Chicken: It generally keeps 1 to 2 days in the fridge, but follow the expiration date listed on the package (and don’t push it). If you know you won’t eat it in that time, freeze it.

Written by Jessica Girdwain, Men’s Health

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When Is It The Right Time To Eat Healthy And Exercise?

When is the right time to start a healthy eating and exercise plan? With the millions of dollars spent on diet books, drinks, pills and other diet aids you would think that anytime is the right time. Well, from what I hear from potential clients there is no right time.

They can always find an excuse. Some of the excuses I hear are “school is getting out for the summer, my kids have ball games, we have to go on vacation, it’s Bible School week, it’s State Fair week, school is starting, my kids play sports, it is the Holidays and I know I will overeat, the weather is bad and I can’t get out, I’m just too busy”.

The real truth is that no one wants to be accountable for their own actions. No one wants to do the work. No one can say no, to themselves or others. All I hear are weak excuses.

Written by Holly Blumenberg

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Need a little ‘fitspiration’? Try these tips from TODAY readers

Have your healthiest summer yet! Ease into the dreaded “swimsuit season” with healthy tips from TODAY experts. All throughout May, we’ll offer smart do-it-yourself ways to look, eat and feel better. So stop stressing about that swimsuit, and read on. Earlier this week, we asked you to share your favorite phrases that keep you headed toward your fitness goals, even when you feel like slacking off. Here are a few of our favorites.

“It took more than a day to put it on, it will take more than a day to take it off.” – Emily Coburn

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No time to exercise? Try 10-minute workouts

Experts say what these short bursts of activity, sometimes called exercise snacking, lack in duration they can make up for in intensity.

“You can get a good enough workout that can make real metabolic changes to your body,” said Liz Neporent, co-author of “The Thin in 10 Weight-Loss Plan” along with fitness instructor Jessica Smith.

“It can help you lose weight, reduce stress and basically give you all the benefits that we know come from exercise.”

Written by Dorene Internicola

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