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Mini exercise sessions really work!

I have two 15 minute breaks and a 30 minute break during my workday. I have started taking walks (either outside, or in the office gym) even if only 10 minute. I can burn between 50 and 100 calories each time, and it does add up!

- Submitted by MAGICRN2004 3/26/2010 in Exercise | 3 Comments

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Schedule Exercise

I made exercise a regular part of my day. Before I retired, I even wrote it in on my day planner. It became such a habit that it felt odd if I had to miss a day. In retirement, it's my job. Instead of being at work at 8:00. I'm at the gym.

- Submitted by MARIEBART 3/26/2010 in Exercise | 1 Comment

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Set short and long term goals

Set realistic and achievable exercise goals and reward yourself for meeting those goals. Having short and long term goals is a powerful motivating tool.

- Submitted by ANN5497 3/26/2010 in Exercise | 1 Comment

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- Submitted by DEMETRICS32 3/26/2010 in Exercise | 2 Comments

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Exercising on a budget

With finances being tight, I walk at least 30 minutes a day, and do a 10 min bootcamp video. I belong to 4 bootcamp teams and do a different bootcamp each month. When can't go outside to walk, utilitize free cardio videos on exercise.tv and realage.com. emoticon

- Submitted by AGAPEJOY 3/26/2010 in Exercise | 0 Comments

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Make it a Reward

We all know that we feel better after a good workout.

When you're having a rough day and only want to crash in front of the TV, tell youself if you make it through the work shift, you'll reward youself with a great workout.

Mind over matter. It's not a chore; it's an energy high.

- Submitted by FICTIONRUNNER 3/26/2010 in Exercise | 0 Comments

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have f un

When doing exercises, do things you find that are fun. Dance, play at the playground, ski, swim, and so on. By doing something fun it takes the work out of exercise.

- Submitted by SQUAREBEAR 3/26/2010 in Exercise | 8 Comments

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Consistancy is Key

Keep Consistent, don't make excuses. If you get bored try a different activity, just keep moving.

- Submitted by SKEMERICH 3/26/2010 in Exercise | 0 Comments

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Extra steps

I always park as far from where I am going as I can so I can get some extra steps in. Also when I go grocery shopping I carry each bag in individually so I get in extra steps.

- Submitted by TKTMTA 3/26/2010 in Exercise | 1 Comment

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daily streak

10 minutes everyday is a great start ti build on and create a daily streak

- Submitted by L*I*T*A* 3/26/2010 in Exercise | 0 Comments
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