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Exercising with a buddy

Haven't found an adult to do my exercises with but my 2 year old great granddaughter loves to exercise with me. She makes it fun and she makes me smile as she tries to do what Grandma does. May not be what you are looking for but it works for me.

- Submitted by JOANN25 7/4/2015 in Exercise | 0 Comments

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Use Your Walking Time Wisely

I walk for 30 minutes a day and when it's too hot here in Florida, I walk in the house while watching a favorite TV program. I get an upper body workout while walking by using my arms throughout the entire half hour.

- Submitted by SAMMYWRH 6/29/2015 in Exercise | 1 Comment

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7 day challange

I am on day three and have to modify my workout, I have severe osteo in my left knee area, it is bone one bone. I am severely overweight. I have lost 49 pounds to date. I was a yo-yo dieter. I surrendered and now I am being coached daily. I want to win this race so I am ready to learn and do. Looking forward to the day I look back and say I am half the man I used to be. Amen

- Submitted by KJBDOIT 6/29/2015 in Exercise | 0 Comments

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moving around

If I sit at my home computer a lot of times I move my legs back and forth so they will get exercise.

- Submitted by GAL2202 6/28/2015 in Exercise | 0 Comments

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You do to have 5 minutes - get up and MOVE IT!:)

At several points throughout the day, I set a timer for 5 minutes, turn on some music and run in place, do some squats, grab a set of dumbbells - just get up and MOVE. It's fun and I can really work up a sweat! Even on days when I'm not really feeling it, I can talk myself into just turning on some music and pretending like I like to exercise for 5 minutes. Before I know it, I feel better! It's really great this time of year when it's too hot to go play outside and a fantastic stress reliever, too.

- Submitted by AHQUARIAN 6/20/2015 in Exercise | 0 Comments

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Ways to add movement

My job is very sedentary, working at a desk all day. I'm consciously trying to make the effort to stand up to do as much as I can. Also, I'm parking as far away from the building as I can to get in more steps coming and going. I'm more active at home, but again, I'm making an effort to do as much as possible while standing instead of sitting.

- Submitted by OLDHOUSEGIRL 6/18/2015 in Exercise | 0 Comments

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Cleaning

I know it's kind of a dirty word... sorry for the bad pun, but I find that when I need to move I can just work on some extra cleaning project or do some chore that is not usually my responsibility.

- Submitted by PRAYMOM 6/17/2015 in Exercise | 0 Comments

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Enthusiasm

In terms of getting family members to walk the dog, bike ride, or do workouts in our home gym together, my "secret" is enthusiasm. I'm certainly NOT the "perky" type, but when they see my smiles when about to do something listed above, one of the two of them tends to like to join in.

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- Submitted by NYINME 6/17/2015 in Exercise | 0 Comments

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Fun things I do

Swimming, and golf. Also gardening. Time is short, make each day count, and have some fun today!

- Submitted by KJBDOIT 6/15/2015 in Exercise | 0 Comments

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adding extra movement to my day

if I can, I'll walk/ride my bike to run an errand instead of taking the car. Eg., in the morning if we need one thing from the grocery store, for dinner that night, that becomes my workout. other possibilities: mailing a letter, getting cash from the bank.

- Submitted by TPHILLIPS69 6/11/2015 in Exercise | 2 Comments
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