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6/6/14 2:03 A

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The "exercise every other day, so you don't over do it" seems to be working for me."

What works for you?

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4/29/14 8:55 A

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Who stretched today? Come on team, tell me what works well for you. I find that the reaching or twisting or bending and then holding it for 5 seconds to a few minutes works wonders for me.
Will some of you give me some idea's for stretching or lead me to a stretching article? (Team work, it's called team work. )

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2/25/14 1:07 P

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thank you for these posts they are very motivating...one saying i do love is Denise Austin's " you rest you rust" well something like that...we all need to rest but to just lay around all day long and not having motivation to do anything is just not good for a healthy body...our body's are meant to be in movement not in one place or else we would be a tree , a rock , a statue :)

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2/19/14 1:30 P

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We've all heard it, "Use it, or lose it". I have not been taking anytime to exercise correctly, as I have been too busy. If you don't use any particular muscles, they are going to ache, cramp up or whatever when you finally do.
Last night, something dropped behind my t.v., so I reached for it. It hurt my back and shoulder, before the pain continued to the other shoulder too.
This experience opened my eyes. Stretching will help me, I know it. I need to take a bit of time every day to stretch. We need to stretch, bend, twist, lift, push and pull. I have realized I need to use it, or lose it.
Please take note, do not proceed with any physical activity against what your doctor allows.


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1/12/14 9:04 A

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Hey, Everybody! What can you tell me about Covert Bailey? Have you heard of him? I'm reading one of the book that he wrote, "Smart Exercise". It looks like it has 'so very much' to teach me. This book is amazing.
Fitness equals health? What do you think of that equation? I just thought, "Oh, yeah, everybody knows that." Wait a minute.......... then why do I feel like crud?
I obviously need to apply the 'Fitness' to achieve the 'Healthy'.
Can you share idea's, the name of books, music, informative things that you have seen or listened to, that have helped you?
We are a team. Let's communicate. emoticon

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1/1/14 4:24 A

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emoticon Happy New Year!
Yes, it's true. Exercising for 10 minutes is much better than not making the effort. www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness
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www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness
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If you read these articles will you please share any thoughts or idea's that stood out to you.
10 minutes at a time works well for me. I can do it a multiple number of times per day and enjoy it. emoticon

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10/27/13 2:08 A

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Input here please. I was "exercising", walking,aerobic dance, lifting weights. My weight would not move. My friend need to move things into storage, re-doing their house and such. I offered to help, looking at it as an opportunity to get exercise while helping someone at the same time. (Yeah, I believe in that 'two birds, one stone' idea).
People have mentioned that my face is 'more narrow". I have lost 11 pounds, so I have 29 more to lose. I've even lost some belly size, but I have a ways to go.
Can we do it?
YES, WE CAN!!!!!

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9/22/13 4:41 A

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Walking.....walking.....and more walking. Lifting small weights. I'm doing leg lifts and planks. Hey, it's starting to show.
Come on Team, what's working for you? emoticon

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9/15/13 12:20 A

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I am exercising to music. Lifting small weights, wall push ups, leg lifts, planks, jumping jacks, toe touches. I did these things when I was in shape. I am doing these activities again now. I have just 'relearned', you need to increase the intensity slowly through time.
What are you doing? How is it working for you? emoticon

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9/8/13 1:18 A

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Okay, Everybody! What are you doing for exercise that is working on your fitness journey?
I used to do leg lifts all the time. Then I just forgot about them and how much better they made me feel. So I'm doing leg lifts again.
Let's communicate. Let's share what exercises are working for us. Different things benefit different people.
Walking and running seems to be making me feel better also.

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7/20/13 10:59 P

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"Fitness Journey"
Component 2: Strength Training, working your muscles at a greater intensity than they are used to.
What do you need strength training for?
*it boosts the metabolism
* reverses muscle loss
*it actually adds mass to the bones, which makes them stronger. It helps to prevent fracture.
Component 3: Aerobic exercise, moving fast enough to increase your heart and respiratory rates.
Exercising aerobically causes your heart to pump more, while the lungs lungs fill the blood with more oxygen.
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7/9/13 2:26 P

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There are three component to what I call the "Fitness Journey".
We'll start with 1: Stretching
It is the most effective if you stretch before and after your workout. But please take note, 'If you stretch when your muscles are cold, you are more likely to get injured'. You may be better off stretching, only after the work out. emoticon


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6/14/13 7:53 P

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Exercise! Okay, what are you doing for exercise? Let's communicate. emoticon
Due to Carpal Tunnel surgery, I could do NOTHING with my bandaged up arm for a week. After getting the brace and bandaging off, I said, "Enough of doing nothing!"
I've done 30-40 minutes of aerobic dance, 4 day's in a row. I made sure to wear my brace on my arm.
It doesn't matter if it's walking/running in a safe enough neighborhood, or using the correct equipment. With exercise, remember to keep it safe.
Have a Wonderful day.

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6/7/13 4:14 A

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As I have read, The mind can heal the body with positive thinking, I have also read, the body can heal the mind.
When endorphins are released through exercise or forms of movement they will give you a good feeling, a sense of peace. When you are active/moving your blood flows faster and raises your metabolic rate. As you metabolic rate rises it burns calories and releases hormones that relieve pain and puts you in a good mood.
If we exercise, dance, knit, play a piano, etc., it helps keeps you limber.
The exercise also prevents illness by boosting your immune system. It also helps to relieve tension and stress.
Something I want you to share with you is that exercise in any shape or form will:
*decrease tension *enhance self esteem
*manage stress *improve mental alertness
*reduce symptoms of depression *help you relax
*increase your energy level

I'm just trying to keep it simple. There doesn't seem to be as much stress with simplicity.
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6/6/13 2:05 P

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I ask myself, "What can I do? I can't get moving." I don't even want to exercise. I'm too achy after giving it a break for over a week." emoticon
OH! I remember now! emoticon Keep it HAPPY. I can turn on some music, stretch and do light aerobics, increasing my strength and effort as healing or fitness improves.
What do you do to get yourself back into exercise? I would like to see some idea's.

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6/3/13 1:58 A

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What are you doing for exercise? Please share idea's. What works for you. What do you all know about walking/jogging and or running?
I'm going to start looking into this type of activity.
What muscles does it work, what are the benefits? emoticon

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5/31/13 3:26 A

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Due to surgery on my arm, I could really use it as an excuse slide on this one. I'm NOT going to make excuses. Strength training is the only one that goes against doctors orders.
I can't put my "Healthy and Fit journey to a halt. My balance may not be just right as this arm heals. I am privileged to have someone to accompany me on a walk. I am also spending time stretching and doing mild aerobic dance.
Don't get me wrong, I am not messing up my arms healing process. I keep my healing arm out of the exercise bit (other than what the doctor told me to do).
It's a bit of an effort to proceed with my fitness plans, but 'are we not worth it?' Yes, we are. We can't let things hold us back from we need to do for our Health and Fitness. emoticon

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5/30/13 3:14 A

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I'm learning and re-learning many things. I would like to share with you that I gathered while looking through a book titled, "Curves On the Go". I just want to make it clear that this is what I remember from it.
The Three Components of Fitness:
1.Strength Training (working your muscles at a greater intensity than they are used to working).
2.Aerobics (any exercise that elevates your heart rate to your target or training level for at least 20 minutes).
3. Stretching - After strength training---aerobic workout, you muscles are warmed up and ready for some stretching. Stretching helps to maintain more flexible, fluid joints and increases range of motion. It also enhances the effectiveness of strength training, improves balance, and reduces the chance of back injury.
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5/28/13 2:42 A

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Exercise! Yes, get into it. It doesn't matter if you're walking, running, dancing, jumping, stretching, rowing a boat or riding a bike. The idea is to enjoy the activity that you are using to enhance your health and strength.
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5/25/13 4:10 A

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Come On! I need to hear from you, many of you.
*What exercise is working for you?
Why is it working for you?
*What exercise is NOT working for you?
Why is it NOT working for you?
Let's share some information from our own experiences. This is the perfect place to learn from each others journey to weight loss/gain, fitness, health etc.
Have a Wonderful Day! emoticon

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5/12/13 12:00 A

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Exercise? What are you doing? Slacking off on watching what I eat and planning exercise. My weight had gone crazy high. I'm exercising even if I don't feel like it. I feel like a slug. I put on shorts and a t-shirt. Turn on some music and side step to the beat. It gets the circulation going. Then I can do arm raises, kicks and so forth.
I HAVE to put myself in the situation to exercise, or I won't even start.
What do you do?


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5/2/12 2:51 A

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Exercise benefits:
Stretching loosens you up (lengthens your muscles).
Cardiovascular exercises are to burn calories and strengthen your heart..
Strength training will build your muscles as it tones your body.
The body burns calories just to live, but the extra calories that are burned can help you lose or maintain your weight. Doing things like taking the stairs instead of the elevator, or walking some where instead of driving can really add up.
Changing the way you do things in just a small way. can make a big difference with some time. Change can surprise you with pleasant results far before you expect them at times
I'm fighting this weight battle again, only because I 'forgot' what I used to do that made me feel good. It's coming back to me now. Am I going to lose the weight and become healthier? Only if I am willing to pursue it. I do need to make an effort.
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2/22/12 1:16 A

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I asked myself, "Abs?"
I found: ezinearticles.com/?Sit-Ups-Still-Wor
k!
&id=6886050

It says,
"There are three main parts of the abs that we'll focus on today:

1. Rectus Abdominis - Your six-pack muscle
2. Obliques - The internal and external obliques make up the sides of your abs
3. Transverse Abdominis - This muscle lies beneath above muscles and acts as a corset to draw your abdomen in.

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/6886050

As I continued to look through ezine articles, I found a different exercise for each of the three main parts that we chose to focus on today. emoticon

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1/30/12 2:55 A

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Light stretching helped my legs so much, I did some light aerobic dance. The song "Jump", by Skynard started and I went 'crazy' for about 5 minutes, working my muscles fast and hard. Ouch!
Pain and discomfort are gone now. I'm pretty sure I'll be hurting when I wake up in the morning. I just soaked in some Epsom salt. My legs aren't all tight now. I had to share that with you as a reminder about the Epsom salt, because I, myself had forgotten.

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1/29/12 10:43 P

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Motivation is a wonderful thing, but it doesn't matter how motivated you are if you don't use your head
I turned on some music with a hard, fast beat. I did all kinds of leg work and I used light dumb bells (3 lbs each side) for over half an hour. Then I switched to 2 lbs, so I wouldn't 'overdo it'. It added up to 62 minutes.
Then I turned on music a little lighter. Doing 15 minutes of a 'cool down'
I was full of pride after that work out! I went to bed for the night a couple hours later.
When I woke, I could barely walk. 3 inch steps is sad. I soaked in the bath tub and took medication for the swelling.
There is, NO STOPPING ME! I walked 2 miles in half an hour.
Next day: my legs are so bad, i must share:
www,sparkpeople.com/resource/health_
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Yes, motivation and stupidity are words that I am dealing with right now. I am going to return to the 30 minute work out idea, after my legs heal.
We can do this/ The key is to 'learn from your mistakes'.

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1/25/12 9:16 P

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Exercise adds up. 30 minutes of exercise per day does not need to seem so stressful. I would like to share this article with you.
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness
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This seems to be working for me.

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12/26/11 5:17 A

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In the
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I found this:
"What are the Benefits of Stretching?
Without regular stretching, your muscles will tighten and the range of motion in your joints will decrease as you age. This can put a damper on active lifestyles and even hinder day-to-day activities. Tasks that used to be simple, such as zipping up a dress or reaching for a can off of the top shelf, can become extremely difficult. A regular stretching program can help you to maintain your range of motion and make daily living activities easier.

Stretching does not demand a huge time commitment, but it can give you huge results! Here are some of the benefits you can expect from a regular stretching program:

Reduced muscle tension
Increased range of movement in the joints
Enhanced muscular coordination
Increased circulation to various parts of the body
Increased energy levels (resulting from increased circulation)
Delayed onset of muscle fatigue
Enhanced performance in daily life, sports, or other physical activity
Improved posture
Mental relaxation
Added variety, enjoyment, and satisfaction to your exercise program

Stretching is important for people of all ages! One of the greatest benefits of stretching is that you’re able to increase your range of motion, which means your limbs and joints can move further without discomfort or injury. Post-exercise stretching can also aid in workout recovery, decrease muscle soreness, and ensure that your muscles and tendons are in good working order. The more conditioned your muscles and tendons are, the better they can handle the rigors of sport and exercise, and the less likely that they'll become injured."
It also mentioned, "Always warm up before stretching. Stretching a cold muscle increases the risk of pulls or tears."
www.sparkpeople.com/community/ask_th
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experts.asp?q=10

tells us that, "A low impact exercise such as biking or walking or using an elliptical rowing machine is the best way to warm up."


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12/1/11 5:31 A

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Web definitions:
exercise: the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit.

Physical activities help to reduce anxiety and depression.

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11/3/11 4:38 A

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Here is an article I found that I would like to share with you.

10 Smart Ways to Burn More Calories

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness
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10/13/11 5:45 P

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Sorry to say, I don't always practice what I preach. I only use 2-5 pound waits in my hands when I'm doing all my lower body work to music. I've been doing this for the past 3 days. I woke up with pain in my shoulders the second day. Third day, my shoulders didn't feel too bad, but my chest hurt. Last night when I turned on my music, I asked myself, "what is gonna hurt when I wake up this time?"
I started exercising with out the weights. Then I thought, "No pain, no gain!" I can be such an airhead! lol
Hey, everybody! I woke up feeling only a little bit sore. I think I've got it down.
Can anyone else share something that is working for them? Let's learn from each other.
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9/27/11 6:15 P

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Reading an article enlightened the fact, "Excess weight puts extra strain on all parts of your body!" It said that doing a weight bearing exercise, (such as walking running or bicycling), for 3 miles, 4 times per week is good for heart health.
With exercise, start with what you can do. Build up to longer time frames and stronger intensities. If you can only walk 5 minutes or if you can walk for an hour, it doesn't matter.
I must remind you, with exercise, DO NOT OVER DO IT!
If it's 'broken', you need to let it heal before you can pursue your goal.

I found most of this information on www.WebMD.com

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9/10/11 5:46 A

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Your commercial time activity is great. I don't watch television very often, but music helps me to exercise. It's amazing how clean I get my house, what a great work out I get and how much fun I can have with a pair of earphones on.
As I tell my daughter, " No, I'm not crazy, I'm creative."

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One thing I've always heard is to do something while watching TV. When a commercial is on, do sit-ups, push ups, lift weights, march in place. It doesn't matter what it is as long as it is something.

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7/31/11 2:51 A

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I've got a challenge. It's related to the Keep It Simple idea.
1. Exercise when you get the idea or the right feeling.

Idea's for keeping exercise simple? Nobody is helping anyone until we can get some idea's and experiences circulating. We are a time. Let's communicate.

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