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Multi Tasking while Sparking

Every little bit of exercise helps right? I do ankle circles, scissor legs and walking place while I do Spark People on the computer. Sitting on the edge of your chair and doing the reps strengthens your core. I feel as though I accomplish more toward fitness.

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Toxins Get Stored As Fat

Prevention reports Our bodies are not designed to filter out chemicals and they usually get stored as fat. High Fructose corn syrup can quickly convert to fat in our systems. They also say artificial chemical can interfere with the brain and will throw metabolism out of balance.

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GOING THE EXTRA MILE

Keep Your Eye On The Goal

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Do The Hustle!!

Get your exercise in during every day living, no excuses, no gym needed. Do the hustle!! RUSH to everything you do. RUN to the biffy like you are afraid you won't make it!! Make several trips up and down the stairs fast to carry small loads of laundry each time instead of a big one. When trackin...

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Cl;ean up as you go,,

I am always cleaning while I am cooking, by the time dinner is ready, all of the dishes are done and the counters are clean. It gives me more time with my family after dinner, and it keeps me form eating anything bad while i am making dinner.

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Take the stairs

Four times a day while I'm at work I sprint up and down 6 flights of stairs. It's a little extra exercise boost and makes it so I'm not chained to my desk all day long being inactive.

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Return your cart

It really is the little changes in our lives...I now make it a policy to walk my cart back to the grocery store. It keeps people from crashing into them in parking places and adds a few steps to my day.

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Meat for minimal calories

I love meat and have been a big meat eater. The recommended 3oz is often not enough to satisfy me.

I've been altering my recipes and putting half and half, meat and mushrooms. I find this feels like meat and satisfies like meat without all the calories.

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Using SparkPoints to Navigate Site

Overwhelmed by all this site has to offer? I surely was! My SparkPoints page offers a unique way to learn about the site, build new habits and earn a bonus spin each day. The red links at the right of each item take you to that particular section of the site so you can complete the task and earn ...

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Yams

Did you know yams aren't just for the holiday meals? We have switched to yams. They are so good natural sweet and better for you less in calories then regular potatoes higher in fiber. You can bake them, broil them, boil them put them on the Bar-B-Que. You make sweet potato fries they are so yum...

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