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I exercise while standing in line

I have an unusual health condition that requires moving my body even when standing or sitting for a length of time. I have fun doing lunges while waiting in line at the grocery or kicking my legs forward while sitting in a public place. People occasionally stare, but I don't mind. Maybe it will start a new trend toward better fitness. Best wishes to all my SP friends out there. You're the best! Mary in Kansas emoticon

- Submitted by MFORET4 11/24/2014 in Exercise | 0 Comments

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Ball Chair

I have an exercise ball chair at my office, it is good for my core but it is great for fidgeting.

- Submitted by DKALTMAN04 11/21/2014 in Exercise | 0 Comments

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Squeeze extra movement

I go to the grocery store when it's not busy & walk the aisles very briskly. It's warm, no snow or ice, long aisles & very close to my house. I also bring grocery carts back inside. The employees appreciate the help (especially if it's cold outside) & I like helping. I also run errands as a favor for my DH...if he forgot something in the office above the garage --- I'll go get it -- I need the steps & stairs.

- Submitted by COLUMBINE2 11/20/2014 in Exercise | 0 Comments

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Intensity

I ramp up the intensity and I can feel and see the exercise benefits faster.

- Submitted by ANNIE1114 11/20/2014 in Exercise | 0 Comments

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dance away touble

Dancing to a lively tune helps me reduce stress

- Submitted by TEENACPERKINS 11/19/2014 in Exercise | 0 Comments

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Have a Smoothie for Some Pre-Exercise Energy!!

Having a fruit packed smoothie an hour+ before your workout will give you lasting energy throughout even an intense 60 minute cardio session! I used to try all sorts - protein, energy gels, caffeine - but I've found that fruit (both fresh fruit ad/or a smoothie) give an energy boost like no other! Give it a try!

- Submitted by ASHLEIGHM89 11/18/2014 in Exercise | 0 Comments

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Watching Water Boil Doesn't Have to be Tedious

Keep an exercise band in the pantry with the mop and broom. While watching whatever is on the oven or on the stovetop, do a 10+ minute strength training workout. You'll find that water comes to a boil a lot quicker than it used to!

- Submitted by SHESMITH1 11/12/2014 in Exercise | 2 Comments

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After my heart operation I promised my self that I will always take the stairs instead the elevators. So far so good . . . I been up 14 floors but in the future I will not be so crazy. emoticon

- Submitted by GYORGYB 11/8/2014 in Exercise | 0 Comments

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Leg lifts

I try to add extra leg lifts throughout the day while I'm washing dishes, waiting for something in the microwave, washing my hands, brushing my teeth, etc. You can get quite a few extra lifts in and it doesn't feel like I have to motivate myself to do it. emoticon

- Submitted by MARIJH 11/6/2014 in Exercise | 0 Comments

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walking

I try to walk everyday, except if it is raining or snowing. It is one of the exercises that really has helped me loose the weight. Sometimes I walk 25 minutes and sometimes 30, 35, 40 etc.

- Submitted by GAL2202 11/6/2014 in Exercise | 0 Comments
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