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Do what you love, don't force what you don't...

Don't try to force yourself to do exercises or activities that you don't enjoy (i.e., if you don't like to run, or yoga isn't for you). Instead, concentrate on building on the activities that make you feel successful. Experiment with adding intensity and/ or duration to activities you love!

- Submitted by MADFIT4 3/25/2010 in Exercise | 22 Comments

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Computer stretches

Simple swaying and stretching to do while in public or at home. Bouncing and bee-booping to the music while at work or even in an internet cafe isn't really out of place and I can feel the burn in just a few minutes. Better than slumping over your computer all day!

- Submitted by MEDIC4102 3/25/2010 in Exercise | 0 Comments

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Fun Exercise

Joining in on fun exercise classes or sports are a great way to stay motivated and get a good workout! The peer pressure to attend and preform are awesome motivators!

- Submitted by AKARABAN 3/25/2010 in Exercise | 0 Comments

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Strength Training and goals

I found out that I really needed a goal in order to add Strength training to my routine. I set a goal of being able to do a real pushup and then I made a plan to reach that goal. I found having a goal to reach for really made it easier for me to add ST. emoticon

- Submitted by FRANNIEDID 3/25/2010 in Exercise | 0 Comments

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Working out to Audiobooks

I use this when I get "exercise" of being outside doing yard work, or going for walks. I load up my MP3 player with free audio books and listen to them as I work. Makes the time fly! I use www.audiovox.org for those books.

- Submitted by MONTANA_ED 3/25/2010 in Exercise | 2 Comments

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Nike said it right---JUST DO IT!

Yesterday was to be one of my heavy work out days, but I was at home getting things done and didn't want to leave. I almost called my work out buddy husband and said "Let's skip it". I rethought the situation, got dressed and walked the two blocks to the gym. Afterwards I felt great!!!

- Submitted by JFANNY 3/25/2010 in Exercise | 0 Comments

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Find something fun! ZUMBA!

I found Zumba (Latin Dancing with Aerobics) and absolutely love it! It is fun and energizing! I never miss a class and look forward to going...in fact, I can't wait for the next one. It is so much fun!

- Submitted by JUNEBUG1944 3/25/2010 in Exercise | 2 Comments

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Using restroom breaks to the max

Exercise is the most difficult for me. So I started doing strength exercises from SP's list every time I make a run to the ladies' room at work. It not only gets in some exercise, it also gives me some energy to get through the day!

- Submitted by MAURIZIA 3/25/2010 in Exercise | 4 Comments

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Tune it Up!!!

For those who are at home or on the weekends, I recommend wearing an Ipod type device as you go about your normal routine. You'll be surprised at how often you'll just start dancing to a song you hear. This is a good way to add some unplanned exercise to your day.

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- Submitted by FRENCHYFEVER 3/25/2010 in Exercise | 0 Comments

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Sneak in extra steps

At work, I use the ladies' room on the top floor of our building instead of the one right across the hall. That motivates me to run up those steps!

- Submitted by MYOWNHERO 3/25/2010 in Exercise | 3 Comments
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