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You have to start somewhere with exercise

At 350 lbs with chronic pain due to fibromyalgia and arthritis, exercise was very difficult to even think about. What can I do that won't make me be in so much pain that I can't move? I physically am not able to do some exercises just from sheer body mass.

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Keep hydrating and do it one day at a time

Exercise will never be my favorite thing but I just finished 30 days of walking and I think a secret was to have a buddy. On the days that I was walking in a group or had the exercise planned and organized it was much easier than on the days when I went my self. I tended to procrastinate on those da...

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Daily Walking Routine

It may be extreme but I started a daily 90 min walking routine after work. My knees and ankles give me problems so walking is a gentle way I can exercise. My goal is to walk every day and in order to accomplish my goal it is the first thing I try to do when I get home from work, otherwise it won't h...

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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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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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I Am One of the Many... Are you?

In my life I really have had to deal with a lot of physical pain. Well besides, labor and delivery, toothaches (a lot) and my gallbladder pain (which was excavated) I am normally pain free. I mean, yeah I get a few normal aches and pains but those up top that I really remember and can almost feel th...

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Find your Pace while Exercising

One of the things that I found that worked best for me with my workouts, was finding my own pace of doing things rather than force myself into how it is supposed to be done.

I find 30 mins of any workout extremely challenging to maintain, but 20 mins did wonders for me. I was able to find my...

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Gas station squats

It's always a struggle to get enough deliberate exercise into a normal day's activities. I have discovered one way to do it that takes advantage of otherwise "wasted" time, when I am gassing up the car.

I commute to work by car, so I spend a lot of time sitting every day. I stop at the gas...

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A Firm Me is better than a Flabby Me

Throughout the years that I've been "stuck" in this weight loss yo-yo, I've learned several things. One of them is that I love a Firm Me better than a Flabby Me.
Exercise has always been a battle for me. I simply cannot stand to do it. I hate the time it takes, I hate that I get all sweaty (an...

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Walking is incredible!!!

It is truly amazing just how much something as simple as walking each day can help with weight loss. You do not have to start by doing eight or nine miles a day, because that is nuts as a beginner. Start small, park further away when you are at the mall or grocery store, take a few minutes at work...

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