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Dancin' on the Treadmill

I love using the treadmill while listening to upbeat music. My mp3 has Irish jigs and salsa. I dance on that treadmill by moving my hips, arms and feet in different ways.

Exercise can sometimes get so repetitive it is boring and if you get bored, you will eventually give up. By listening...

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Just get moving!

Some days are better than others. Some weeks are better than others. Most importantly just get moving. Even if it is for 10 minutes, that is 10 minutes closer to healthy than you we're! I find if I tell myself just do 10 minutes, I usually keep going. I often will grab 10 minutes here, 15 there an...

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Walking Tip(s) Without a Treadmill

I never could walk more than 10,000 steps a day and couldn't figure out how on Earth people could walk 20,000+ a day. It boggled my mind! When I started back eating right and exercising this time I was determined to do my best and use the lessons I've learned in the past to help me along this time. ...

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Do what you love!

We enjoy hiking, dancing, and roller/inline skating. I added ankle and wrist weights to my dancing to incorporate strength training into what I love doing.

If you love doing it, it will never feel like work and you will keep doing it. Vary your activities so it is never boring and your body d...

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Sneak in the Exercise

I don't really like doing a bunch of exercise all at once. I get bored easily, I guess. Over the last year, I discovered an easy way to sneak in exercise.

I live in a small town, so most days, I just walk everywhere I go. Need to go check the mail? Walk to the post office. Grab a gallon of m...

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Consistency, exercise and Healthy food choices

do the right thing 90% of the time. If I mess up, I get right back to it. I "do my best and forget the rest!" (Tony Horton). It's more about how you feel, and energy level then how you look in the mirror. Being Patient is hard. I didn't get unhealthy overnight, so I won't get healthy overnight. I tr...

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Be More Inefficient

In our day-to-day lives we have usually worked hard to find little tips and tricks to make things more streamlined or efficient. We are multi-taskers, or have set up a routine that makes certain tasks go by quickly. This can actually hinder getting in exercise (or steps, for step trackers). Those ca...

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my daily motivation

So I have found it very difficult to stay motivated, I don't have money to join a gym, buy fitbit ya know all that stuff...well hers my secret!! I downloaded fitbit free to my phone and it let me add friends, join challenges and keeps up with my steps, my water, my calories, plus additional exercise...

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Runkeeper App

My main exercise is walking but I am not a fast walker. I kept hearing about people who walk a 15 minute mile, but my time was more like 20 minutes per mile. So I installed the free app RunKeeper on my phone. It tells me how far I've gone and maps my route, and best of all it tells me my average ...

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Pounds and Pressure

For every pound you lose, you take 4 lbs of pressure off from your knees!

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