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Delay Tactic for Workplace Sugar/Fat Traps

I know I'm not alone. I've seen many Spark posts related to the constant barrage of workplace treats. My favorite term for this is "toxic food environment," though I was actually told to "shut up" by a co-worker a few years back when I chose to be vocal with it.

I work on a floor that houses...

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Learn What Motivates YOU to Exercise

As we all know, exercising and being more active can help us a great deal if we're trying to lose weight. But it's also extremely important to stay at a healthy weight once we get there - the familiar word, maintenance.

What this means is we need to find what it is that makes us tick, individ...

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Small Bouts of Exercise Add Up Big - Trick Yourself!

Even 10 minutes of exercise daily can make a difference over time. SparkPeople has articles and blogs that provide good information on this theory. The research is out there all over the exercise world. There are SparkPeople challenges and teams you can join to help be accountable for instituting th...

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Shoveling Snow is a Great Workout!!!

Shoveling show is the most timely example since I'm in the Midwest, but other house chores can also be used for great exercise - washing your car, mowing your lawn, sweeping, heavy housecleaning and more. I often do things the old-fashioned way, just to burn more calories. That's why TODAY, for th...

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Planning My Day

I try to balance my day between eating right, working, exercising, doing home chores, shopping, alone time and social time. All of these things go either on a list or my calendar (definitely my workouts). I have found that planning is the key to everything, not JUST eating well.

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Keep Lists

I keep two lists. One is "Things to do when I'm bored," which is often the source of emotional eating for me. The list contains things like get a manicure, pick a chore, take a shower or hot bath, exercise, read a good book, etc.

My second list is my project list. AND for bigger projects, ...

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Short Bouts of Exercise Throughout the Day

If you can get in 10 minutes of exercise, 3 times a day (or more), it adds up AND you get the same benefits. If you have hypothyroidism, you even get an extra benefit, because the short bouts throughout the day keeps your metabolism revved up.

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A GOOD Exercise Trick

If I have a day when I do not feel like exercising, I tell myself that if I still feel that way 10 minutes into exercising, I can stop. By the time 10 minutes hits, the endorphins have kicked in and I'm feeling good. I can think of only ONE time that I actually stopped at 10 minutes.

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