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Auto Stair Stepper

My treadmill was broken and we are snowed in and I am trying to apply a "no excuses" policy for cardio exercise.

So I looked around the house and the obvious was staring right at me...steps up out of the basement and steps up to the 2nd floor of the house! I thought "Oh, up and down 10 time...

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Try to Fit Little Bits of Exercise In Whenever You Can Ė 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 Iím 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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Little things add up!

I work at an office in a sedentary job. We are now paperless, so we really have no need to get up from our desks. After I saw how my steps went down on my activity tracker after this change, I realized that I had to make up those steps/activity some other way.

I now make it a point to get up ...

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How to Start a Fitness Plan Over 40

How to Start a Fitness Plan Over 40

Physical fitness in middle age can be a powerful protector against frailty, heart conditions, and more. In fact, regular midlife exercise might be the most powerful way to prevent chronic illness, a new study done at UT Southwestern Medical Center and the C...

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Friendly Competition At Work

We are having a contest at work for the most steps taken from 1/28/16-2/29/16. The first place prize for an individual is $300, second place is $200 and third place is $100. The first place team gets an in office massage . It is a good way to stay motivated and this is company wide with over 250 peo...

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Simple Things to Do..

Simple Ways to Move Your Body

You can start the process of being healthy and weight loss now by adding a little more activity to your life. If you're not ready for a structured program, start small. Every little bit counts and it all adds up to burning more calories.

Turn off the TV. O...

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WORKING OUT 120 MINUTES A DAY

I have been working out a minimum of 120 minutes a day. I only do 30 minutes at a time, so I do not get frustrated or burnt out. It has been good so far.

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 f...

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Getting Fit With Zumba

Getting Fit With Zumba

Zumba is a workout disguised as a dance party ó an effective aerobic exercise delivered with a Latin-inspired beat. With dance classes being the most common choice for the more than 24 million Americans who participate in aerobic fitness classes, itís no wonder that Zum...

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Track Exercise and Housework Activities Every Day to Help Keep Your Exercise Program Challenging

I find that tracking my exercise program is just as important as tracking my food intake. As with recording my food intake, I have the greatest success when I make it a point to track all of my exercise activities every day. Tracking lets me know what types of activities I am doing and how long I ...

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Swimming for health

Deciding to lose weight and get healthier after 55 was complicated by having both knees replaced, back surgery to regain use of my right leg and a medical prohibition to biking. My body was in terrible shape and I thought I had a lot of living to enjoy so I started out working up from the floor. It ...

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