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Moving More

Sweeping the floor and the sidewalk makes the house cleaner and moves my arms. It seems easier to fit in movement when there is a second purpose to it.

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Bouncing on an Exercise Ball

It's fun to put on some music and simply bounce or "march in place" while sitting on the exercise ball. For variety, stand and move the ball in circles. Listen to the phrases to cue changing direction.

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comfort water

Drinking a cup of warm or hot water seems to help delay the desire to nibble here and there. The warmth relaxes my stomach, and sipping replaces the grazing habit. I have also been trying to get at least half (four cups) of water done by noon.

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Make It Convenient

A small road runs past my house. At the right time of day it is almost deserted. With a small timer in a bag, I go out and walk a small loop over and over while talking with one of my kids. The timer is always ready and insures both them and me that our walk will not take up too much time out of ...

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