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Creative ways to get in exercise

Wall sits are a nice quick exercise to get in when brushing your teeth, waiting for the microwave at work, waiting in line if there is a wall nearby. I made a game of it with my son when we were waiting in line for something. We tried to see who could hold it the longest. I sometimes do it at the...

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Refuel only when necessary

Fueling for a workout means eating the right combination of food to help you make it through your workout without unnecessary fatigue or fainting or throwing up. For most people, that means eating a meal that includes some carbs for quick energy and some fats and proteins for satiety. The exact pe...

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My Doggies' walk

Walking with my two dogs and my music brings me the greatest pleasure. I let them off the leash when no one is around and watch them run and leap just like they're little puppies. They're not, both 13 years old, think they're great hunters. They're not. I can see a deer a few feet in front of me and...

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A Brand New Exercise - Highly Effective !!!

Focus on your cheek muscles - just above the jaw. Now contract them so that they pull back and upward toward the ears. Contract hard enough so that your lips part slightly and your teeth show. Outstanding. Keep that up.



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Just get out there!

Even when you feel like sinking into the couch at the end of the day, just make yourself go for a short walk. When you get out there, it feels so darn good that you may go further than you planned and you'll be so happy you did it!

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Just Do Something!

Everyone has those days where they just don't feel like working out -- and we all can come up with a list of reasons why we should skip the days workout. Instead of talking yourself out of it, just do something. Even if it's just a walk around the block!

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