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Mantras: Just 10 minutes & I always feel better after....

When I don't want to workout, I'm too tired, had a real bad day or I'm lacking motivation....I struggle with working out. I have found that, like so many people, I have that internal struggle and conflict
that I don't want to workout but I want to be healthy.
Talking myself into working out...

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When walking gets boring try this:

At 65 my go-to exercise is walking, as it is for many of us. In the "Walk this Way" challenge there are some suggestions for preventing boredom. Let's discuss a few and possibly add some more.

I have various routes measured out from a half mile to about five miles so depending on how far I ...

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I'm Loving Fitbit Coach

If you have a fitbit, I can't recommend the fitbit coach enough. It's an app that charges $36 a year for the top teir. It's the best money I've ever spent in my fitness journey.

I am not a fan of the gym. Mostly this is because I live in a very rural area and our choices for gyms are awful. W...

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Music and HIIT

I absolutely love the music from "The Greatest Showman". When I listen to it while on my favorite elliptical machine I always have a strong workout. If I repeat the first song on the track, it provides music for my scheduled 45 minute cardio workout at the gym. PS If you haven't seen the movie, ...

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Two A Days

I love to squeeze in a second workout after dinner by going downstairs and riding my recumbent bike while I watch the Wheel of Fortune! I pedal faster during the commercial breaks to up my heart rate.

I do my normal workout routine in the morning...... usually walking, jogging, and free weig...

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Refuel only when necessary

Fueling for a workout means eating the right combination of food to help you make it through your workout without unnecessary fatigue or fainting or throwing up. For most people, that means eating a meal that includes some carbs for quick energy and some fats and proteins for satiety. The exact pe...

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Creative ways to get in exercise

Wall sits are a nice quick exercise to get in when brushing your teeth, waiting for the microwave at work, waiting in line if there is a wall nearby. I made a game of it with my son when we were waiting in line for something. We tried to see who could hold it the longest. I sometimes do it at the...

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Be active and entertained and inspired at the same time

Truth be told, I've never been an out-doors-y kind of person.
Sports and exercise have never brought me a joy and satisfaction of their own. So it was easy for me to gain weight over the years.
I have found that I love getting my cardio and my strength t...

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My Doggies' walk

Walking with my two dogs and my music brings me the greatest pleasure. I let them off the leash when no one is around and watch them run and leap just like they're little puppies. They're not, both 13 years old, think they're great hunters. They're not. I can see a deer a few feet in front of me and...

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Fitting exercise in when you work

Exercising every day is very important to me in my weight loss journey, but more importantly, exercising helps to pull in and tone my muscles
and shimmy off excess inches. I'm leaner, have better balance and more stamina. Additionally, I have more patience and enjoy my daily activities more.

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