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Blackberry for timing your exercise minutes

Use the stopwatch feature of the Clock to find out how long you walk/run rather than guessing. If you know the distance, then use the BB stopwatch + distance to add in mileage tracker. Found out I totally underestimated my time/speed/calories burned until I did this!

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

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Jazzercise

Joining a jazzercise class was one way that I ensure myself to get exercise. I love the social side of it and the fact that I have already paid for the class makes it harder to make excuses not to go.

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

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Running

Running for a half hour every other day, you will lose weight. I lost 6 lbs in a week and ate the same as I did.

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

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make sure you move every day

Start small, if you haven't exercised for a while, start by taking small steps. walk further from the car to the store. When you need to mail a letter, walk to the nearest drop box instead of puttin git in your mailbox. We can all get a few minutes extra just by thinking ahead and planning

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

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Water Aerobics

Find an exercise you love and you will stay with it.

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

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Make it apart of your everyday life.

I am learning to make exercise a normal part of my day, the same as taking a bath, brushing my teeth, and eating dinner. It shouldn't be something that you pencil into your day, just so you can have the option to erase it later.

- Submitted by CHRIS-FIT4LIFE 3/26/2010 in Exercise | 29 Comments

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Variety, variety, variety!

The hint here is to workout without even realize it! Plan different things to do, like a day skiing, or snowshoeing, going on a hike, or a historical tour of your city. Make something different and fun, and you will exercise without that feeling "I have to workout"...

- Submitted by TREGIANI 3/26/2010 in Exercise | 15 Comments

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Make a promise

If you find yourself often backing out of a workout make a promise to a friend or family member to workout with them. You'll find it's much harder to back out if you feel like your letting them down.

- Submitted by MEG725 3/26/2010 in Exercise | 1 Comment

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Making Exercise a Priority

Do you constantly miss workouts? Never miss a workout again! Schedule exercise like an appointment. Do it first thing in the morning before your day gets crazy. Learn to get up early. Sleep in your workout clothes and pack your day clothes the night before. A bit of planning goes a long way.

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

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Have ACTIVE rest days

Recovery/Rest days are important to prevent burn out and allow your muscles to rebuild. However, rest day does not mean sit on the couch and do nothing! Take the dog for a walk, throw the ball with your kid, take a hike, anything to move everyday.

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