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Use Non "Exercise" Activities to Increase Movement

To keep moving, one doesn't always have to be "exercising". There are many non-exercise activities that also involve the body: making music on an instrument, singing, house-cleaning, playing with pets or kids...

- Submitted by GBOOMER 2/5/2014 in Exercise | 0 Comments
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Add extra minutes by using your cell phone

To make sure I add plenty of movement to my day, I set an alarm on my cell phone to go off every hour. At that time (it doesn't have to be "on the hour," just once every 60 minutes), I get up from my desk and move around for 5-10 minutes. I work at home, so I use this time to perform housework (vigorously), strip and re-make the beds, take the dog outside and throw the ball while jogging in place, or otherwise physically move my body. The cell phone reminder really helps!

- Submitted by SEMISWEETCHICK 2/11/2013 in Exercise | 0 Comments
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On the Look Out for Fitness Opportunities

I'm always looking for ways to add more steps to my daily step count. I take the stairs instead of the elevator, I take the LONG way to any destination instead of the short cut . Every single step counts and they add up quickly!
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- Submitted by NEWNIKKI50 1/16/2013 in Exercise | 1 Comment
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Trying to get that weekend workout in? Go play with the kids!

Playing with the kids is a fun family activity, which is not only good for bonding, but it's exercise, too! SparkPeople has all sorts of activities listed for you to log, including the general "Playing with the Kids" activity. Go play as your cardio!

- Submitted by ANITA_NM 6/11/2011 in Exercise | 0 Comments
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Take The President's Challenge

The President's Challenge (www.presidentschallenge.>org)
is another set of challenges available for FREE.
Begun in the 1960s, it has been available for years.
(Presidential Fitness Award, Physical Fitness Test, Presidential Active Lifestyle Award - PALA, or Presidential Champions)
The Adult Fitness Test measures aerobic fitness, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, & body composition.
PALA goals are 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week for 6 of 8 weeks (or 8,500 daily steps).

- Submitted by DRB13_1 1/8/2011 in Staying Healthy | 2 Comments
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Cute, flat, comfortable shoes

Wearing cute, flat comfortable shoes as much as possible helps me get in more exercise. I am more likely to stand rather than sit and be more active while still looking pulled together because they are cute and don't look like track shoes. I can get exercise in without having to change shoes and I can come back from my walk and hop right into my next meeting. Some days the only exercise I manage is the daily walk at work. In heels I sit at my desk all day.

- Submitted by RASLALIQUE 10/10/2010 in Exercise | 2 Comments
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Keep track of your tracking!

Using the SP 'reports' feature is a great way to check the balance of your nutritional and activity tracking. It's on the Start page near the top just under the H of Your Health. If you track your nutrition and activity it gives a lot of really helpful information in graphs and charts.

- Submitted by WALKINGANNIE 8/30/2010 in Using SparkPeople | 1 Comment
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You are never too busy to exercise

“What fits into your busy schedule better, exercising one hour a day or being dead 24 hours a day?” Randy Glasbergen, Cartoonist

I wear a pedometer and do at least 10000 steps every day. I add steps throughout the day, pacing about and marching on the spot whenever I can fit it in. It all adds up.

- Submitted by WALKINGANNIE 5/15/2010 in Staying Healthy | 3 Comments
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Balance health and fitness

For those of us with injuries, arthritis, spinal problems, etc. be sure to balance your level of activity being aware of your body to keep from reinjuring your body parts.

- Submitted by LUNADRAGON 4/29/2010 in Staying Healthy | 0 Comments
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commercial break

When the commercials come on during your favorite TV show, get up and walk around or run up and down the steps a few times. You will be amazed at how much extra activity that will add to your day.

- Submitted by GRAMMAOFFIVE 4/22/2010 in Exercise | 4 Comments
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The 4 Rules

When trying to lose weight, take the 4 rules into consideration: quality, quanity, frequency, activity. Eat good healthy food choices every 2-3 hours in reasonable quantities, and get active for at least 30 minutes a day.

- Submitted by INNERSITE2 4/13/2010 in Weight Loss | 2 Comments
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Daily Intake of Water

I like drinking water out of pretty glasses. It helps to keep me motivated and filling it up again and again. emoticon

- Submitted by MRS.CATMAN 4/13/2010 in Motivation | 2 Comments
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