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Small Bits of Fitness Add Up

Exercise Comes in All Shapes and Sizes

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MILMOM2000NEW

4/13/2008 9:13:06 PM

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I used to work in a law firm as a Paralegal, and I would fill my lunch break with a great walk. I would eat before I left for my walk and then walk the entire hour. It was a GREAT way to eat healtier (because I brought my own lunch when everyone else went out for lunch) and then I would walk it all off! It also gave me more energy to finish my day at the firm. I loved it and looked forward to it every day!

YOOUPERH

4/12/2008 9:11:56 PM

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At my job, I have 2-15 minute breaks and a 30 minute lunch, I use every minute for a high intensity workout, I walk 4 miles in this time period, and then I eat every 2 hours at my desk, but always healthy foods that will keep my energy up. This leaves my entire evening open to spend with my son! And if we work out at night together, with a walk, or the park, then I have more exercise in...this is a great suggestion!

2FAT4ME10

4/12/2008 9:00:49 PM

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It's a good stress reliever to get out and walk. This sounds so much more realistic to me and makes alot of sense. I think we can all take 10 minutes for ourselves a few times a day. Thanks for the advice.

MYRA34

4/12/2008 8:56:38 AM

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thanks for the suggestions and motivation...by the end of the d ay, i usually think i'm too tired to do any excerscise...these tips will really help me work it in

COMEONGETHAPPY

3/27/2008 1:01:22 PM

These 10 minute bits help me increase my circulation...my extremities get really cold sometimes, so it helps get the blood flowing again :)

ADUNHAM

3/26/2008 12:33:50 PM

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I have done exercises in the file room at work, calf raised and squats.

ULTIMATELOSER

3/25/2008 8:40:50 PM

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In six months I've learned that it's not how long, or intense the workout, but the consistancy that made the difference. Lost 86 inches without straining.

DLBROWNJACKSON

3/17/2008 9:51:30 PM

It does all add up. Somedays my life is in bits and pieces, along with my exercese! But I figure if I have time for t.v., I have time for exercise!

BLACKCHERRY85

3/12/2008 11:02:17 AM

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I've started to do wall push ups and other strength exercises at work, its a great way to break up the day and get the blood flowing.

WHAZZUP4ME

2/25/2008 2:29:16 PM

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Simple and great ideas. Just pulling out my balance ball and working with my barbells while I watch some dumb TV show -- not that tough to do!

PEGGYLYNN2

2/24/2008 3:08:27 PM

GREAT I WILL THAT.
PEGGY

KOSTANTINA

2/14/2008 11:56:53 PM

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Yes this 10 -15 min. at the time is a good idea.

TINA257

1/25/2008 3:40:18 PM

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"All or nothing" left me opting for "nothing" too often, so I've always used this method. It not only gets me exercising regularly, but I find that if I tell myself "If you just do 10 minutes then that's better than nothing" that I actually wind up sticking with it longer. Starting is the hardest part, especially on something like the elliptical trainer. Once I've gone that long, it's often easy for me to continue up to 30 minutes or more. But even if don't work out as long as I'd like, it's easy to squeeze in 10 or 15 minutes a couple of times a day and that really is better than nothing. If I can do 3 sets with free weights, or go half a mile on the elliptical, or even just do some crunches, I wind up doing something every day, even on those days where I don't stop and commit long periods. It still burns calories and makes me stronger and it even gives me energy.

DAKOTAAMR

1/25/2008 9:49:53 AM

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What a great idea. I never really thought about doing that before. It will be much easier to fit in 10 minutes here and there. Who knows, I may end up doing more exercise than I intended!

SCOTMAMA

1/7/2008 1:17:07 PM

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This is a wonderful way to fit exercise into your schedule.

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