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I Am Going To HIIT It

I love the HIIT workouts but as I get older I have to know my limitations on each exercise. Grant it I can still move and grove with the best of them but now I have a shoulder / muscle injury from trying to do an ackward dance move from my upper body.

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Exercise and keep health habits

The more active you are, the better.. Exercise boosts your heart health, builds muscle and bone strength, and wards off health problems.

Aim for 2 and a half hours of moderate activity, like brisk walking or dancing, every week. If you're OK with vigorous exercise, stick to 1 hour and 15 minu...

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Stepping to Greatness!

A little contraption called the FitBit, saved my life. After a brief health scare, my doctor prescribed 10,000 steps a day. Since that time, I have worked my way up to an average of 12,000 steps per day! And the weight is melting away, slowly but surely.

The thing I love about FitBit is the ...

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An excuse for every occasion.

I hate exercise. I do not like to sweat. I do not like gym wear, or shopping for gym wear. I do not like the smell of a gym, or the smell of sweat. Shall I go on? I truly have a million excuses to not go to the gym. To not walk, to not do much that looks like exercise.

So, instead of focu...

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Set yourself up to win.

Set yourself up to win. Begin making exercise a part of your life by setting small, attainable exercise goals. A goal such as, "1 hour of exercise first thing everyday" is too big of a goal. It is unrealistic and unattainable and therefore, self-defeating. Set smaller goals. It is always better to ...

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Getting Ready to Walk With A Plan

When I hear the alarm at 5:30 a.m., I put on my shorts, etc. then I go into the bathroom and I put my walking shoes, as I will be sitting down....(LoL) and look at them, say something positive and put them on. SO, I am dressed. I go feed my kitty and dog, SO I AM UP, and by that time, Mylie, my dog ...

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NEAT = Moving More

"Moving More ... Eating Less" is my mantra and I have to keep it in front of me all the time because I can very easily become a couch potato watching TV. That's why when I heard about the Mayo Clinic's NEAT program I perked up.

Now as we know, there are two ways to burn calories - working ...

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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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toe and heel raises, which involve alternating between rising up on your toes and heels while in a standing position partial knee bends that require y

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Jessica Smith workouts!!

No matter how long I've been "away" from working out, the Jessica Smith videos (tons free on YouTube, can purchase DVDs or downloads on Amazon) always feel welcoming and possible. Sure, some are harder than others, but I know I can always find something appropriate for my level of fitness or energy ...

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