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When I'm super tired and just don't think I have the energy to exercise, I tell myself "just 10 minutes". Some days, once I start, I can do more and some days, I just do the 10 minutes. Either way, at least I exercised a few minutes.

- Submitted by MELOSPARKLE 5/31/2010 in Exercise | 17 Comments
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LYNNES6 6/24/2010 10:45:00 AM

    Found this to be true for myself also. Just a 10 minute walk often turns into 30 minutes.
SMITHANI 5/31/2010 12:15:00 PM

    Thanks for the Tip
LEANMEAN2 12/29/2014 8:48:00 AM

    Good one!
SOFT_VAL67 9/15/2014 10:25:00 AM

    some days 10 is all it takes to get energized.
maybe time restrictions and family or job obligations make it harder but 10 minutes could be as simple as a quick walk around the neighborhood or thru a mall.
ROXYHON 9/12/2014 11:46:00 AM

    This is SOOO true! And, often, once a person gets a couple of minutes into things it feels so good you go much longer than the ten minutes. Keep up the great work!
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BANNERMAN 9/12/2014 1:58:00 AM

    Thanks for sharing.
DELLMEL 9/11/2014 7:57:00 PM

    So true. Thanks
1STBUCKETITEM 9/11/2014 7:47:00 PM

    Yep! Just emoticon ... works every time! emoticon
VAINVT 9/11/2014 7:48:00 AM

    Good advice. Ten minutes is better than zero minutes.
THROOPER62 9/11/2014 5:25:00 AM

SASSYTHING52 8/27/2014 9:27:00 PM

AMBER461 8/24/2014 9:45:00 PM

    Thanks for the tip and also for sharing.
KIPSTER52 8/24/2014 8:35:00 PM

DELLMEL 8/24/2014 1:48:00 PM

HAKAPES 5/3/2011 2:51:00 PM

    I like your tip a lot.

I have read a lot about this idea - of the active and reactive brain's resistance. "Do it tomorrow." By Mark Forster. He tells exactly this - to offset the resistance, it is enough "I just do a little bit.". The approach of "I go out for a 30 min run" can creat great resistance. emoticon emoticon
AMPM0613 4/24/2011 12:46:00 PM

    Thanks for the great tip!!!
FITNESSFREAK10 8/19/2010 6:43:00 AM

    emoticon Good idea.

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