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Refuel only when necessary

Fueling for a workout means eating the right combination of food to help you make it through your workout without unnecessary fatigue or fainting or throwing up. For most people, that means eating a meal that includes some carbs for quick energy and some fats and proteins for satiety. The exact pe...

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Creative ways to get in exercise

Wall sits are a nice quick exercise to get in when brushing your teeth, waiting for the microwave at work, waiting in line if there is a wall nearby. I made a game of it with my son when we were waiting in line for something. We tried to see who could hold it the longest. I sometimes do it at the...

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Be active and entertained and inspired at the same time

Truth be told, I've never been an out-doors-y kind of person.
Sports and exercise have never brought me a joy and satisfaction of their own. So it was easy for me to gain weight over the years.
I have found that I love getting my cardio and my strength t...

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My Doggies' walk

Walking with my two dogs and my music brings me the greatest pleasure. I let them off the leash when no one is around and watch them run and leap just like they're little puppies. They're not, both 13 years old, think they're great hunters. They're not. I can see a deer a few feet in front of me and...

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Fitting exercise in when you work

Exercising every day is very important to me in my weight loss journey, but more importantly, exercising helps to pull in and tone my muscles
and shimmy off excess inches. I'm leaner, have better balance and more stamina. Additionally, I have more patience and enjoy my daily activities more.

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Sneaky Little Workouts and Stretches While working and walking the pup

Wow after reading about ways to sneak in exercise, I realize that I had been sneaking in ab work all the time. At work, my chair has the back that when unlocked it allows me to lean back and forward. I really focus on my abs when I do this. I also have that same kind of chair at home...

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My Walking Secrets

I am a morning person. I wake up and I'm ready to meet the day. I like to get my walking exercise in early in the morning. I have two dogs that just love going for walks. In the Fall, I take them to the walking trails and off we go with water bottle in hand. I time it so I walk 30 mins out and 30 ...

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Jump on treadmill between studying

HI, what I try to do take a 2-3 min walk on the treadmill every hour between my studying, for quick study breaks. The same with working. Every hour I'm up for about 2-5 min trying to get my little walks in to boost my energy and get my brain working. If I am just doing reading for school, I will get...

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My Exercise Secrets Too Good To Keep!

I love to get a workout that has HIIT in the mix, as it burns a ton of calories and I get my mile done, in short order because of the HIIT.

When I do laundry, I purposely pick up one item at a time, take and put it in the washer and I do this throughout the entire day that I do laundry. Even...

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TV Time Out

I try to exercise during commercials (which I hate). I keep my dumbbells and resistance band right by my chair and pick them up and use them.

I do one to three sets during each commercial break combined with walking through my house (1 circuit = 80 steps). If I do that 10 times in an hour, t...

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