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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 long I ...

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Try to Fit Little Bits of Exercise In Whenever You Can Ė 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 Iím 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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Squats: 8 Reasons to Do This Misunderstood Exercise

Squats: 8 Reasons to Do This Misunderstood Exercise


If you're looking for a powerful way to boost your overall fitness and get some serious results -- fast -- from your workout routine, look no further than performing squatting exercises.

This is one exercise that should be a part ...

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12 Stay-Fresh Tips for Packing Workout Clothes

12 Stay-Fresh Tips for Packing Workout Clothes
Because Sundresses & Stinky Sneakers Donít Mix

By Melissa Rudy, Health & Fitness Journalist

Whether itís a business trip or a family vacation, t...

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Tried and True Ten Minutes to a New You!!!

Just a reminder that you can have great success with exercise, even in 10 minute increments... the secret is to make those 10 minute increments frequent and as intense as you can!!! For example, when you get up in the morning, force yourself to do a brisk ten minute warm up activity, such as speed...

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6 Beginner Ab Exercises

1. Bird-Dog Crunch
Targets: Abs, hamstrings, glutes and shoulders
Stronger abs donít develop overnight ó youíll have to first learn how to activate your core. For this essential True Beginner exercise, start on the floor on all fours, hands placed directly underneath your shoulders, hips in l...

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Exercise - do not let yourself make excuses

The importance of exercise can't be overlooked. I don't think it has to be anything drastic just consistent. I'm a firm believer in plain old walking. It is easy on the joints and I get some great results.

Just do it, as they say. You may not want to, it is hot out, you're tired.............

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Walking away the pounds

I have been trying to walk 4-5 miles a day and reallly think it helps weight loss, and definitely improves my mood. Am trying to get a walking group going and when I mentioned that I walked 5 miles there was a collective groan and people started saying, no way I can't do that, don't expect me to wa...

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Make sure you get that workout in every day.

The first tip I have discovered along my weight loss and health improvement journey was to make sure I didn't make excuses for myself. I often would make plans to get my life healthier, but when the time came to begin, I always had some kind of excuse. There was always too much to get done, not en...

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See Your Way to Your Goals

Visualization: See Your Way to Your Goals


By: Nancy Howard, SparkPeople Blogger
3/28/2009


When I began my journey 4 years ago, I never thought too much about how long it was going to...

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