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Cleaning Dance

I love to listen to music while I clean or fold laundry. Most of the time is is easy to just start dancing while I work. The dog sometimes thinks I am weird though. emoticon

- Submitted by JULIEJOEL 10/18/2014 in Exercise | 0 Comments

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Pomadoro- slicing the tomato!

I work at home, sitting in front of a computer.
One technique for better work quality is the 'pomadoro' where you set a timer and work either for 25 minutes then take a 5 minute break, or work for 50 minutes and take and take a 10 minute break. Use the breaks for exercise, get up, move, stairs, back yard, getting a drink. Just MOVE!
The pomadoro, working in slices, improves work output and can program in activity to an otherwise sedentary day. So SLICE and MOVE. emoticon

- Submitted by LA-BRIT 10/17/2014 in Exercise | 0 Comments

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Use your phone's password to keep yourself motivated.

I'm going to Vegas next May and have set realistic goals regarding my weight loss with that in mind, but I'm notoriously bad about following through with things. To keep me motivated, I changed the passcode on my phone to a phrase so that every time I use my phone I'm reminded about what I'm working towards .

- Submitted by RBETLINSKI 10/16/2014 in Motivation | 0 Comments

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"Old Dog" and "New" Trick

I recently resumed running as a cardio exercise, and I feel better mentally and physically. Exercising outdoors clears the cobwebs for the rewarding and stress-filled work of a middle school teacher.

- Submitted by BDJOHNSON 10/16/2014 in Exercise | 0 Comments

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Walk / Jog in Place during the Day

I work from home, so I have to be sitting at least 8 hours a day in front of the computer. I have found several short songs with a very quick beat that work well when I have a moment to hope up and walk, sidesteps, or jog in place. I turn and look out the window or door to refocus my eyes. I sit back down feeling refreshed.

- Submitted by TWILAQ1 10/12/2014 in Exercise | 1 Comment

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Have 1.5 litre water available all day

I've started stopping at a small grocery store to buy a 1.5 litre bottle of water every day on my way to work. It's only a dollar and having that bottle on the desk all day allows me to make sure I get at least 6 glasses of water throughout the day.

- Submitted by LISADPARKER 10/11/2014 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments

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shoe change

I wear sneakers rather than heels to work now for brisk walks.

- Submitted by JACEBEL 10/11/2014 in Exercise | 0 Comments

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Trigger Foods - Binge Eating

If you are a food addict and have certain "trigger" foods DO NOT KEEP THEM IN THE HOUSE! If you are craving them get a single serving size while you are out and eat what you want of it (while tracking the calories). Then you won't be able to binge on it but still satisfy your craving!

- Submitted by DAVIS_6311 10/10/2014 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments

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A Food Combo I enjoy

I love to get a serving of veggies and fruit with an Outshine Carrot/Tangerine popsicle

- Submitted by PFERG66 10/10/2014 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments

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Park as far away from entrances as safety will permit!

When not wearing my highest heels, I park as far away from grocery store, malls and other entry ways as possible.

- Submitted by NEWTALENT 10/8/2014 in Exercise | 0 Comments
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