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Saturday, March 02, 2013

The new habit I want to work on is daily exercise. This is the part of my health that I struggle with the most. I especially have trouble with this because I have a job that is sedentary in nature (taxes.) I go for many hours without getting up from my computer. At the end of the day I am exhausted and find it hard to get motivated to start exercise.
I need to overcome these obstacles and work daily exercise into my routine.

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JULIAOAK 3/4/2013 2:36PM

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MA_DIDDLES 3/4/2013 7:22AM

    Walking is the best remedy for a sit down desk job. I sat 12 hrs a day, there were no lunch breaks, but we were allowed to eat at our desk. We got 10 min breaks every 2 hrs. I wore my tennies to work and I was out the door every break for a 1/2 mile walk. I also got to work an hour early to hike for 3 miles. I didn't use my breaks to go to the sandbox either........that I did on company time.

U can do it.

You just reminded me, I still need to have my taxes done....THANKS.

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SUTERSPACE 3/3/2013 9:56PM

    Hey there, YOU can do it!! I am exactly the same way. Spend at least an hour commuting to work and back, work for nine hours plus, get home and all I want to do is sit in a corner all by myself, lol. I tell myself I can have one day off a week. Just do the 10 minutes.

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LALMEIDA 3/3/2013 5:45PM

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CHARLIE-B 3/3/2013 12:39PM

    I have the same problem and I have found one thing that has helped my cardio (walking).

I don't know if you have a smart phone or not but I got one for Christmas. I found an app called RunKeeper that has Audio cues every 5 minutes to tell me how far, how fast, my pace and how many calories I have burned.

It makes me feel like I have a partner walking with me and I want to walk more (weather permitting). It can be used indoors too.


PS. I am a 20 Year stage 4 Breast Cancer SURVIVOR.

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HOAGIE22 3/3/2013 11:16AM

  Git Er Dun!!!!

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WOUBBIE 3/3/2013 10:14AM

    I started by improving my strength at my desk using discreet isometrics.

The "drink more water" recommendation is excellent! It covers two bases, hydration AND activity. I try to do what I call the "Ladies Room Inspection" tour, where every hour I try to hit a different bathroom (I work in a big complex, obviously).

If you need a sterner warning to "just make time to get up", remember that dangerous blood clots can form in your legs from sitting in one place for too long.


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FLAMENM 3/3/2013 12:40AM

    I have a similar goal. I need to work on consistency. Doing something EVERY day.

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SUNSHINE192DAY 3/2/2013 11:24PM

    I'm doing the same goal! We can encourage each other and be buddies if you want!

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DRPOOH63 3/2/2013 10:29PM

    Just a thought - because I too have a very sedentary job - set a timer or drink lots of water! so that you get up at least once every hour and walk to the restroom and pick one that is the furthest from your desk. Then you can at least get some steps in on those crazy busy days!

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SIMOFDIM 3/2/2013 10:29PM

    You can do it! I started very small, ten minutes a day. And it was gentle, yoga stretches. Now I swim on the masters swim team and continue my yoga practice. I do not tend to work out on the days that I work, because I have 12+ hour days, but other days, it's a habit now.

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