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Make it something fun or challenging.

I love hiking so incorporate a lot of that. Also have found that walking in timed events keeps me challenged. I love wearing a bib and a timer. I'm not in it to win, but to challenge my own time. Works for me.

- Submitted by LINDAKAY228 3/30/2010 in Exercise | 0 Comments

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Don't feel bad if you can't take all the stairs

I caln't walk up all 7 flights of stairs at my job, but I get on the elevator and get off on the 4th floor, or the 5th and walk up.
It isn't everything, but it is doing SOMETHING!

- Submitted by BEX411 3/30/2010 in Exercise | 0 Comments

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Walking

I am a smoker. Yes, I need to quit. Instead of sitting outside to smoke I know walk fast up and down my driveway. I can get at least 600 steps in per cigarette. emoticon emoticon

- Submitted by TRISH106 3/30/2010 in Exercise | 2 Comments

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Walking across the parking lot...to the store.

I park the furthest away from the store and get in some extra walking.

- Submitted by RUTHANN05 3/30/2010 in Exercise | 6 Comments

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Workout at lunch

I'm lucky enough to work within 5 minutes of a gym. So, instead of going out to lunch or just killing time, I head over and get a good 30-45 workout it 4 or 5 days a week. I eat my lunch when I get back to my desk.

- Submitted by ELLIEW22 3/30/2010 in Exercise | 1 Comment

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Create a workout plan

Whether you workout in a gym or at home, you should create a plan of daily workouts. Start with one week at a time and write down what you're going to do on each day and for how long. If you get extra exercise in, it's a bonus! Also, try to alternate between exercises to avoid getting bored.

- Submitted by ELLIEW22 3/30/2010 in Exercise | 0 Comments

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Exercise

Try to fit as much exercise that you can in a day. If you need to take a trip less than 1 mile walk to your destination. Plan family excursion that center on hiking. It does not have to be rough terrain. You get exercise, spend time with the family & enjoy nature.

- Submitted by MELANTHONY 3/30/2010 in Exercise | 0 Comments

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Cardio dance workouts!

I feel so much more motivated to exercise when I have a workout that's fun and different. Hip hop, belly dance, and even hula are really fun and a great workout!

- Submitted by FEMMESANSPARFUM 3/30/2010 in Exercise | 2 Comments

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Love My Pedometer

Consistently wearing my pedometer has made me much more aware of how much I move during a day. I get up and "walk" even when I'm watching tv- no more sitting for hours at a time!

- Submitted by ELSEEBEE 3/30/2010 in Exercise | 2 Comments

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Too Busy in the Evening, Try Mornings!

When you find yourself too busy in the evenings to fit in a workout. Try to commute to work in a different manner or get in early. I now bike to work and walk to lunch to fit in exercise I normally would have to go without during busy weeks at the office.

- Submitted by TRMPTSUPAMAN 3/30/2010 in Exercise | 0 Comments
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