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Step Up the Running

When I first started running I had unexpected success winning age group medals. And for the first couple years I just kept getting faster and faster. Racking up that bling. WooHoo!! That was so motivating! I did not have any trouble pushing myself to train.

Then I pulled my piriformis muscle....

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Fitbit is the Nazz!

I have to say I love my Fitbit Alta, it is really motivating me to move.
It sends me prompts if I have been sitting too long, which is easy to do at my desk job.
I've even mapped out how many steps it is from one part of my office to the other, so I can make my goals each hour.

My dau...

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Walking inside the house when pressed for time (and tips)

Everyone is pressed on time. And not everyone can get in 60 minutes to go to the gym. Sometimes not even 30 minutes at a time. This is what I do and I hope it helps some of you.

So, the times when I don't feel like going to the gym or sometimes even on top of my workouts... I walk around the ...

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Perfect for my bad back (Dancing)

I can't sit of stand for long because of a very bad back. I was diagnosed a couple of years ago with sciatica, degenerative disk disease, osteoarthritis and and spinal stenosis. Ouch plus!

Therefore, in addition to my Dr. ordered PT strength for back exercises/ I find I can dance on the ca...

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riding your bike

my bike has been my lifesaver !!! I love riding now, my brother goes with me at night, to date we are at 11 miles !! I never thought i could do this, but i am loving it !!! Find something that you love and go for it !!! I will be 56 in April and it's all about me and what i can do for me !!!!!!
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Morning workouts lead to fewer excuses!

I know that if I want to get fit and stay fit, I need a regular workout routine. I have tried to set it up this time that I am doing a good workout every day. On Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, I do high intensity cardio and some weights, and on Tuesday and Thursday I do some medium intensity cardio ...

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Try to Fit Little Bits of Exercise In Whenever You Can It All Adds Up!

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 ...

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Exercises You Don't Realize You're Doing



You know that to burn calories you have to be active and exercise as much as you can. What you don't know is that there are plenty of perfectly good calorie burning activities in your everyday routine a...

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Get Exercise Help



Even if you don't have the money to join a gym, get a trainer, have an exercise partner or team and are doing this without any of that, you don't have to do it on your own. There are plenty of free apps...

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Video Games and Exercise

If you really would rather spend an hour playing video games than following an exercise video:

Practice leg exercises and crunches.

I spend my game time working legs, glutes, and abs by doing:

- squats
- lunges (lateral, forward, backward, every once in a while, stay in lun...

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