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when you stop doing exercise for a least a week the first day I only do 20 min walking 3xday bike only 5 min every hr. and the step 5min q hr. the next day only walking increments of 5 min every time I do this every day and monday, Wed. Fri. I increase with 20 min x one wk. the following wk. I am ready to follow with my schedule.
Instead of turning on the TV, turn on the radio or CD player and tune in to energetic music. You will feel like moving and not sitting. Maybe you feel like doing some cleaning, or dancing around the room. It all adds up to more calories burned and puts you in a better moodl
Before you stop exercising ask your does this hurt? How do my legs feel? How's my breathing? Am I dying? If the Answer is No , I'm okay then take it further
Because I'm retired I spend time sewing, knitting etc. When I start on a project I set a timer for 30 or 40 minutes and get up and walk every time it goes off. Keeps me from sitting too long at a time and helps me get in my walks even when I'm busy.
If the weather is bad or for some other reason I cant walk outside , I walk around my house , My feet don't know the difference ! When I have been sick I have even done leg lifts in bed ! Even though it might not be glamorous the mental benefits of doing your exercise for the day is very uplifting .