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Spice it up!

"Spice it up!" Every movement that I do counts. While I'm brushing my teeth, I do leg lifts. While I watch TV, I do crunches. I try to clean more often now instead of just sitting on the couch. Also, if there are errands to run, I volunteer to do them, just to get out and get moving!

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Ballroom Dancing

Ballroom dancing burns over 500 calories per hour and the hours fly by. Fun, exciting, variety of styles and partners, what's not to like about ballroom dancing?

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How You Can Know Your Exercise Session is Too Hard.

I cut down on exercise intensity when I realize that the rest of the day is spent recovering in the recliner chair. That meant that I was not active enough the rest of the day, and that stalled weight loss. Mayo Clinic research mentions the concept of NEAT. Google Mayo Clinic and neat to see this.

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regular workouts

i find that by exercising daily helps me to keep off the weight i have lost and to keep from gaining any more. i like to mix up the kinds of exercises i do. i am currently on a plateau. so i have started to mix up the exercises i do. cardio every day and strength training three times a week.

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small steps first

Don't get discouraged by just the thought of working out or exercising. Start easy, short, and simple first. From there work up it.
Example 3 push ups, 10 crunches, half a mile walk. Start short and simple then on a daily or weekly basis add more to your routine.

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walking

I am a nurse and I go into my patient's home. My patient needs to get out, so I take advantage of this time to get cardio for myself.

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walking

I am a nurse and I go into my patient's home. My patient needs to get out, so I take advantage of this time to get cardio for myself.

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walking

I am a nurse and I go into my patient's home. My patient needs to get out, so I take advantage of this time to get cardio for myself.

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Chores after Cardio... take advantage of those endorphins!!!

After I workout (especially do Cardio) I have this lasting energy that keeps me wanting to stay active for a good amount of time after I leave the gym. I take full advantage of this and plan my cleaning and chores for after gym time. That way I am still burning calories by actively cleaning!!!

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The First Thing I Do After Work... is hit the GYM!

When I get home from work the first thing I do is drop my bags and change into my workout clothes and sneakers... I then either go right to the gym and get my cardio or weight training in or I put on my Jillian Michaels DVD. That way I have no change to get sidetracked and procrastinate exercising!

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