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Stretching for exercise

I have arthritis and am obese..I do take small walks (20-30min) a few times a week but I have learned through physical therapy that stretching daily builds the strength of the muscles, legs, and core..and the best part of it all..you can do it at home while watching TV..and it feels so good! try it!

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THANK GOD EVERYDAY

I LOVE WALKING W/MY DOGS EVERYDAY...

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animal watching

I am motivated when walking if I sort of play I spy with all the animals in my complex I have a lot of squirrels and raccoons and it really makes the time fly by just looking out for the different critters!!!

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tennis

Tennis can be played your entire life. It works out your body and your mind.

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Baby Steps

I'm not real motivated when it comes to exercise..Iused to love it..i'm hoping as I shed pounds it will become easier for me and more enjoyable

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Gym Memberships don't have to cost a bundle

In our small town, the community centre offers a gym with a weight room and cardio equipment as well as a daily classes. Membership is only $50 for 3 months. Even if i go just once a week for a change of routine it is still worth it.

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don't want to exercise, but.........

OK, you wake up and JUST DO NOT want to exercise....but you have a stationery bike, treadmill, eliptical. GET your phone and call a friend and exercise while you talk! The time passes so quickly!!!! I posted this cuz a friend on another team told me when I put that in my status....to post

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Random Activity Minutes!

I've just been adding 10 minutes of walking to my day whenever possible. It's really boosting my minutes!

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strength training rep count

When doing strength training, I find I can begin to get frustrated when I'm counting reps, particularly on the third set. The solution for me is to count down instead of up. I start with 10, 12, or whatever my top count is and count down to one. Then I get more excited as I go bc I'm almost done.

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Walking at work

I found it hard to get exercise in with work and family and all. Instead of calling someone, I walk to their desk now. I also try to take a couple of breaks during the day and walk at least 2 miles throughout the work day. Great way to break up the day and get some exercise.

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