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HANDYV
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My 16 month old grandson. Enough said.


 
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Today I dragged a sofa down to the dumpster across the parking lot and then ripped all the cushions, and stuffing out all the way down to the wood and springs.


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Walking, heavy house cleaning, shoveling, laundry (running up and down stairs), painting.

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Walking, SP exercises, recumbent bike, heavy cleaning

Forgot about the Wii Fit Plus

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@LJR4HEALTH: I used to be cashier for a big grocery store. Those cases of beer and soda sure make good weights.


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I work at a university so I have access to a big beautiful campus for walking. I try to take a short walk in the morning and I do all my own errands instead of having my employee deliver paperwork etc. It gets me out. And then during lunch I take a longer walk.

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I'm a senior in college and don't have a car, so I walk EVERYWHERE, especially on campus. If time is not an issue, I'll walk instead of taking a bus.

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I'm a cashier so I'm on my feet all day lifting all kinds of objects (heavy ones at that) It's a big store so there is a lot of walking as well

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Are you kidding? Let's see....my exercise to get fit, house cleaning, snow shoveling, laundry (running up and down stairs), door-to-door ministry (more stairs)and all those unexpected things that seem to happen on a daily basis.

I'm tired.
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"You have a choice to make. You can throw in the towel, or use it to wipe the sweat off your face." - Gatorade

"Unless you puke, faint or die, keep moving" - Jillian Michaels

"Eat Right, Work Hard and Expect Success."
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"No amount of exercise will reshape your body without appropriate nutrition." - Tosca Reno (The Eat Clean Diet)


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1/28/11 5:35 P

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LOL Esther! I WOULD be constantly running to the bathroom if I drank THAT much coffee/tea! The water is bad enough! Although at least if you don't get Alzheimer's by drinking the coffee, you'll REMEMBER where the bathroom IS....! Guess that might be a win-win situation! emoticon


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I wake up early so that i can put in at least 10-30 minutes on the eleptical Trainer before i go to school. then in the afternoons I go to curves and workout there. On Thurs I do the machines and then also do zumba as well.

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I schedule an hour exercise block each day, usually either walking or swimming, but you are right, that's not enough, and with my RA, if I'm still too long I stiffen up like the Tin Man. So I try to juggle computer or reading time with housework, gardening or other activities, and am always looking for tips on working quick exercise into these, like the laundry room workout I found yesterday on another forum: http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid377000757?bctid=115484198001

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Nothing conscious, although I have a 3 story town house and by the time I get the dogs walked and the daily routine taken care of plus the job for the day, I guess I get around. Your plan is a good one.


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Since I am retired and often at the computer, I try to walk the circle route in our home at least once an hour. Although my knees are painful, if I sit too long they are really stiff.

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I just read in Prevention magazine that you should drink 3 cups of coffee daily to slash your risk of Alzheimer's, 3 to 5 cups of tea to keep your skin supple, and of course, 8 glasses of water. Then you could get your cardio running to the lavatory!emoticon

Esther!
Slow and steady wins the race!


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CHLOIANNA
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Since I am a nursing supervisor I make rounds throughout the hospital twice a shift. I walk down the steps and started walking up one flight.


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I have a desk job but usually every hour, I get up and walk across the hallway to the clinic and then up and down the hall

Every day I am on the verge of making slight changes that would make all the difference in my life.

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When walking my dog - 3 times a day - I do leg lifts and lunges, and zumba steps. In elevators, if I'm alone, I do wall presses. While waiting for the barrista do prepare my latte I move around. And on and on....I'm willing to look a little crazy to get the activity in!



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1/28/11 5:22 A

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I'm getting a lot of good ideas about how to increase my movement. I tend to forget that it all counts and helps. I have started purposely parking further away from the door of wherever I'm going. Funny side effect--I think my car might be a little safer from bumps from other cars. Never thought of that before.


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I like your idea...that is superb....
I find that i kind of keep moving for most of the day

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I do a lot of sitting but my best walking days are when I go down to the hospital to check on Nursing Students. They work in multiple buildings and it takes a lot of steps to visit each one.

The chime clock idea is a good one. I've tried that with a timer.


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ON PRODUCTIVE DAYS IT'S A COMBINATION OF PC, HOUSE HOLD CHORES/GARDENING AND EXERCISING.

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I get up from my desk at least once an hour at work and deliver messages, walk to the kitchen, say hi to co workers etc. I also take two 10 min walks during the workday. I have to say I'm not very good when I get home.

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I used to be rather efficient when I worked. Now that I am retired, I too, try to be rather inefficient, esp. when shopping, and it really seems to be helping. I do have difficulty walking a lot due to disabilities but I "push the envelop" as far as it will go!

Eileen

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AHHH - but if you turn SIDEWAYS and lift one arm over your head, you CAN do it, GARDENQE2!! LOL...emoticon


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It is a little difficult to get through a doorway with 4 bags of groceries hanging on each arm!!

Esther!
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LOL NDORRIS... ME TOO!! I was always worried about saving TIME and not thinking about the benefit of walking up and down the stairs more times etc! Now I've shifted my focus... And I have to admit I was a pretty darn good contortionist!! HA HA HA...


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I'm on public transit and I live on the 2nd floor. I'm always having to do errands, so some weeks I'm gone from mid morning till 7-9pm. Then around the house I'll do chores and play with the cat by running around pulling a shoelace or a piece of ribbon behind me.


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That is a very cool idea. I live in a second story apartment and I'm always trying to get everything up stairs in one trip. I never thought of making a lot of trips for the cardio benefits. Seems like it might be easier on me 'cause I do some serious contortionist behavior to get everything up there. (It hurts and the stuff is way too heavy.)


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We have a home office that I work from so my days are generally a combination of computer/sitting and housework/moving. I'm able to drink tons of water so I get up constantly for bathroom breaks. My knees are shot so the sit down times give them a rest and then it's up and at 'em againemoticon

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I once heard the term "purposely inefficient" and it has stuck with me...

SO during the day I do things like when I'm unloading the dryer I might bring only half the load out of our laundry room to fold, then go back for the other half vs. before when I'd load my arms WAY up so I only had to make one trip...

And with groceries, I'll carry a bag in from the garage then go back and forth 20 times unloading the car vs. when I used to carry as MANY bags as I could possibly handle!

I just keep that in mind on household tasks... My biggest issue is that I end up being on my feet alot but not doing things that would raise my heart rate etc. Although I HAVE noticed if I run errands, I tend to walk alot faster now -- like when I go into the grocery store -- you'd better watch out because I am barreling down the aisles, trying to make it more like cardio....! LOL... emoticon


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I do things in chunks so that I'm changing tasks frequently. This generally means I'm getting up every 20-30 minutes and walking through the apartment. I also break my workout up throughout the day.

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You know what... that sounds like an awesome idea. Except that I don't... I'd like to, but a desk job makes that difficult. I try to walk to the kitchen or bathroom as much as I can justify and I go for walks during my lunch break but it's definitely not enough.


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It seems sort of silly for me to knock myself out with Zumba for an hour in the morning, then plop down in front of the computer until lunchtime.

So I hit upon an idea to keep moving. I have an old clock that chimes every 15 minutes. Every time it chimes, I get up and walk away. Sometimes just to make a cup of tea, but sometimes I get involved with something else and don't come back for a while.

What do you do to keep moving all day?


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