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Better Than A Therapist!

Life can be so stressful! To unwind AND exercise, I try to get out and HIKE as often as possible. Just the beauty of nature and the tranquility of outdoors is one of the best stress busters around!

- Submitted by ABRIELLA 1/14/2013 in Exercise | 0 Comments
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POWER IN NUMBERS!!

I recently went on my FB and sent out a message looking for people to exercise with for five days a week after my work-out buddy and i developed conflicting schedules. To my surprise so many people were looking for the same thing. I find myself wanting to do even more so now I am exercising at home on my bike watching an hour long t.v. show first thing in the morning before I leave with a friend to where ever. Its great I'm able to be more motivated and its creating a lil club of our own!!

- Submitted by KANDIGREGORY 1/10/2012 in Weight Loss | 0 Comments
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Hills for mood and weight-bearing cardio

Walking steep hills for an hour or so transformed my mood, i went from depressed and bingeing to energized and the fat seemed to drop quicker than I ever expected. The key I think is that it is great for your mood, try to be irritable after you make it up a hill, impossible, and it ups the metabolism.

- Submitted by GEORGESTHELEG 6/21/2011 in Staying Positive | 1 Comment
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Outside Quiet Time

Years ago, my dad took me on a hike at Purgatory Chasm, and I instantly fell in love with the calm and quiet of the whole place. So, now whenever I don't feel like exercising or I feel like doing something a little different, I head up there and climb through the Chasm and explore a new trail. Even after all these years, it is everchanging and calming, all at the same time.

- Submitted by HPLASSE 8/31/2010 in Exercise | 1 Comment
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Trekking Poles

Trekking poles make walking more fun. Learn to use them properly with a book, class or video. Poles increase the intensity of your regular walk. They add stability to hiking on trails or other uneven ground. Make more of your walk. Use a pair of trekking poles. emoticon

- Submitted by ARTBELLES 5/27/2010 in Exercise | 1 Comment
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State Parks make me more fit

I like to go to the state parks and state forests to get my exercise because there is always a new trail to explore or a new experience to see and do.

- Submitted by KOMA0603 4/27/2010 in Exercise | 1 Comment
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Registered for my first 10k on the same day I recommitted to The Spark!

Had joined SP back in December and started Nutrition Tracking for about 2weeks until I got that "Thing' that going around and was sick for another 2 weeks. It took till Feb. 28th for me to get back to it. And I knew I needed something to get and keep me motivated. A friend had mentioned she was

- Submitted by MISSKITTY2010 3/30/2010 in Getting Back On Track | 1 Comment
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Motivation to get out and moving

I don't view my bi-weekly walks and bike rides as 'exercise' - instead, I look at them as opportunities to catch up w/a friend, get the dogs outside, explore the world outside, smell the salt air... if I treated my rides as exercise, for example, I suspect I'd never get on the bike :)

- Submitted by SEISMOGEEK 3/27/2010 in Exercise | 0 Comments
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