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Eating at the right time

Wait 3 hours after eating before exercising. (longer if you had a big meal) I read that if you exercise after eating your body will be focused on burning carbs rather than fat.

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Walking

I park as far away from the stores and walk to get my walk in.

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Just Dance!

When I'm bored I turn on my favorite up beat songs, grab my resistance band and make my own workout, just dancing around and working out my arms with the resistance band at the same time. Sometimes my roommate even joins me which makes it even more fun!

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Return your Shopping Cart!

Not only are you avoiding doing damage to someone else's vehicle (or person), if you walk the shopping cart back to it's proper return slot, you are adding steps to your daily total without really noticing it. Walk to the cart return slot further away for even more steps!

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mix up my work outs

I find I enjoy my work outs more when I mix them up each day. I may do aerobics on Monday and then on Tuesday ride my bike. My favorite workouts are those I do to music and with a friend.

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Multitasking while working out

I spend a lot of my time in my living room whether it's for studying, watching tv, listening to music or whatever. So overtime My workout tools just end up there which works perfectly. Recently I pulled my Malibu Pilates machine right in front of the TV. A great Reminder to workout

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Microwave and exercise

Sometimes when I put something into the microwave I use the time before it is done to do a short burst of exercise. Jumping jacks, steping up and down on the stairs, kitchen counter push-ups.....whatever. When the bell rings the food is done and I have fit a little more exercise into my day!

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Exercise first thing in the morning

By exercising first thing in the morning, you will feel more energetic and you will not have to worry about finding time to fit in exercise later in the day.

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Imaginary jump rope

Put a video on youtube, do imaginary jump rope during the length of the song, take a break and repeat twice --quick, fun, cardio.

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