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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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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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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 Im 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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A Simple Pedometer Is All You Need

"If you walk at least 7,500 steps a day, you're in the money because you're likely to be meeting the national guidelines for moderate physical activity," says Catrine Tudor-Locke.

"Walking includes stepping, running, hopping, dancing, anything that's moving with one step following the other,"...

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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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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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Be your own boss

Think of your workouts as important meetings you have scheduled with yourself. Bosses do not cancel.

One of the keys is to continued success with a weight loss journey, and continued success after you hit your goal, is a consistent and committed exercise plan.

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