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The Nintendo Wii Fit really is a great exercise tool

I find the stepper program and cycling to really burn calories and then yoga just feels great. This is a great tool rather than just a gaming system. It also has a weigh in program and charting to graph your results.

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Meditation helps your walking workouts!

I've been listening to Kelly Howell's meditation CD..I listen every night...she teaches belly breathing..I went out to do my walk today and I began to notice I was breathing from my belly..I did so much more..no dizziness..no stopping to catch my breath..I was able to walk and talk!!!!

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Getting to Exercise

I always like to exercise at night ~ real late. Recently I have been getting out of work at 5 and walking 4 miles BEFORE I go home. ( once I sit down in front of the TV ~ its all over for me ). The great thing about exercising before you go home and eat dinner..... you don't want to eat as much!!!

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Sock it to ya!

I sleep with socks on now so when I wake up, I can just slip my shoes on and begin to exercise.

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swimming

If you get bored swimming laps in your pool just keep moving. Jump around, swing your arms, jog in place, tread water. Don't just jump in to cool off - move.

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move!!

even small amounts help!!

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Podrunner Intervals Podcast

If you're running the C25K, check out the podrunner music mixes. It has cues for switching between running and walking and has some steady beats that are just right for running. Just google podrunner or check out djsteveboy.com and download!

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WATER! WATER! WATER!

Okay, okay, we've all heard a million times how important hydration is when exercising. I know this! 30 minutes into my walk in the desert when the temperature was under 100 degrees, I was tired, hot & noticed I wasn't sweating very much. Nobody but me, giant saguaros & the trail ahead. My h20

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Wii Just Dance

Not only will you burn calories..........you will have FUN!

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Use SparkPeople points as a reward for working out!

After you exercise, always log it into the fitness tracker on SparkPeople. Pretty soon you'll look forward to logging your exercise minutes, and it'll be a reward every time you do your workout. You may even find yourself working out for longer, just so that you can log more minutes!

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