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Get to exercise

First, it took me a while to even find an exercise program that didn't feel like bad medicine tastes. When I finally discovered vinyasa style yoga, I thought I had found the secret. It is important to find and DO an exercise you love. I also have to admit, even though I don't want to that morning...

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Don't get discouraged even when you hit a plateau..

You get to going and then you hit a point where you think your doing it right and then.. You know You’re no slacker when it comes to your health... You exercise, watch what you eat, use portion control and resist Ben & Jerry’s without a problem. and there you go and hit a plateau... Maybe it is your...

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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 I’m 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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Running with a goal

When I was approach my 40th birthday, I decided that I want to do something extra special to celebrate it. I had a friend of mine that celebrated his birthday each year with a marathon run with his friends. So, I decided why not celebrate my 40th with a 40 mile to 40 km run. And since my birthday...

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EXERCISE IS KEY

I have been dealing with weight issues since I was about five or six years old. I have done lots of diets, exercise, and even a medical fast. I have had many levels of success and failure over the years. However, now I believe that I have a grasp on what I need to do to be successful. I have a compu...

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50 miles to 50 km on 50th birthday

When I was approach my 50th birthday, I decided that I want to do something extra special to celebrate it. I read about this person that celebrate his birthday each year by running one mile for each year and he had his kids help him by running with him part of the way. So, I decided that I would c...

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Track your Steps

Let me tell you about one secret I learned about recently. I have been living in a retirement home with my mom and the thing is you get a whole lot of walking done around this place.

The secret here is you have to track the steps you take in a day. Everyday commit to yourself that you are go...

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Exercising While not Feeling Well

It's usually safe to do it as long as you listen to your body. You'll need to watch out for certain risky situations.

Physical activity increases your heart rate, but so can some cold medicines. So a combo of exercise and decongestants can cause your heart to pump very hard. You may become s...

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30 miles to 30 km on 30th birthday

When I was approach my 30th birthday, I decided that I want to do something extra special to celebrate it. I had a friend of mine that celebrated his birthday each year with a marathon run with his friends. So, I decided why not celebrate my 30th with a 30 mile to 30 km run. And since my birthday...

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Starting to Running

When I started to run, I wanted to set up a goal to help me to run. So, I set a goal to be able to run around the major road in my community on my birthday. My birthday was approximately two and one half months away. When I started, I established a plan that would help me to reach this goal in th...

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