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WATCH TV PROGRAM WHILE EXCERCISING

I started watching "My 600 lb Life" while riding my stationary bike for 20 minutes 6 days a week. I tape it and stop it at the end of my 20 minutes so I don't finish the episode so I can't wait for the next day to see more. I have 100 pds to lose and it seems so difficult and then these people are...

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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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Wear Your FitBit!

It's amazing how aware you are when you have your FitBit, Garmin or other tracker to track yourself. I didn't realize exactly how lethargic I was at work. I have an office job, where 90% of it is sitting at my desk. I have to actively find reasons to get up and take a walk. If I haven't reached 250 ...

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A bag for every activity

There's nothing worse than fumbling around, looking for your swim goggles but finding your weight lifting gloves while you're standing there in your swimsuit. Or, just as bad, falling into the same routine over and over because that's what you're packed for. Instead, pack a different bag for each ac...

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I don't like exercise that much

I don't like to exercise because I fear failure, that being said I picked 2 ten minute challenges per day, because hey I can handle ten minutes and surprisingly it motivates me to add in a few others when I'm doing nothing. When I have to modify a move to make it work for my now body and its health ...

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How to warm up and cool down with exercise

“Warming up and cooling down are good for your exercise performance — you’ll do better, faster, stronger — and for your heart since the increased work on the heart ‘steps up’ with exercise,” said Richard Stein, M.D., professor of cardiology in the Department of Medicine at New York University and co...

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Get Fit with Exercise Snacking

Get Fit with Exercise Snacking
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Have you heard the latest? Snacking is good for you. Not food snacking—exercise snacking. Researchers in New Zealand recently conducted a study ...

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Motivation to Exercise

Make it a point to get exercise every day. How, you need to have discipline, self-talk, and lots of motivation. What is your motivator? Mine is being able to fit into my clothes and look good in them. You have to do it for you and not for others. Otherwise you will not be successful. Find a workou...

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Do It Early In the Day

Before retiring one needs to get in a mindset for the morning. Prepare everything you need for the morning workout the night before. Lay out your outfit, water bottle, shoes, pedometer and music headphones (if any) right where you see them when you wake up. Whether it is a bunch of intervals, a shor...

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I have what I need

After reconnecting with exercise, I learned that for me, gyms are not the solution. I go nuts thinking I have to work out hard and fast and strong. I forget to do things like warm up and cool down. What I learned recently is that my best form of exercise is walking. I love walking! Mix in a little d...

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