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How to burn more calories on the job

I work retail so I am walking constantly on my 5 hour shifts. To get more effective cardio I do interval bursts of race walking when I walk from one part of the store to another. When I clean, I vacuum or mop as fast as I can and still do a good job. When moving clothes to put away I take as many a...

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10 Ways to Find Time for Exercise

10 Ways to Find Time for Exercise
Busting the #1 Exercise Excuse: Lack of Time

By Jennipher Walters, Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor

What's the No. 1 excuse for not working ...

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Joined a challenge group

So a friend of mine invited me to a challenge group on FB. The group is a 10000 step a day challenge. I have a fit bit so I thought I would give it a whirl.
The first month I was a lurker. I joined, I would get the notifications but I really have not put the 100 percent effort in. Then I...

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Planking for Beginners

Planking for Beginners


Exercise is one of the core pillars of optimal health. It is an essential tool in your arsenal of lifestyle choices if you want to reduce or eliminate medication, improve your strength and flexibility or enjoy your everyday life with more energy and vitality.

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Track Exercise and Housework Activities Every Day to Help Keep Your Exercise Program Challenging


I find that tracking my exercise program is just as important as tracking my food intake. As with recording my food intake, I have the greatest success when I make it a point to track all of my exercise activities every day. Tracking lets me know what types of activities I am doing and how lon...

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Try to Fit Little Bits of Exercise In Whenever You Can It All Adds Up!

Whenever I can, I try to do little bits of physical activity as often as I can throughout the day, even when Im at work.

If the weather is nice, I take the opportunity to go walking. If I am on a coffee break (15 minutes), I take a brisk walk around the perimeter of my office building. If...

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Just 10 miniutes of cardio per day

I make a goal of doing at least 10 minutes of cardio per day. With a goal so attainable I'm able to keep my streak going for a long, long, long time. On days when I have the time I do a longer session of cardio and reap the stress-reduction benefits of more exercise, plus I can eat more that day! ...

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Finding an exercise program that works for you

I was never an athletic person. I didn't do sports, dance, cheerleading, or anything active as a child. I thought I was getting a fair amount of exercise by walking 4 miles a day/4 days a week. It wasn't until my niece brought me to Orange Theory Fitness to try a free class, that I found my nich...

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Bored With Your Exercise Routine? Try Yoga

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While yoga is right for just about anyone, there are some medical conditions that may limit what you can do. "Yoga practice often includes back bends and forward bends, so if you currently have an acute back injury, some positions might aggravate your symptoms. You should consult a...

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How to learn to hike, dos and don't

First you need the right hiking shoes and socks. This is essential to successful hiking. I paid a pretty penny and got a good pair of ankle guard hiking shoes with wick resistant socks.
This keeps my feet dry and protected from the elements and keeps me from twisting an ankle. I hike cross c...

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