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I keep an extra pair of shoes and socks in the trunk of my car so I can throw them on and get some walking in sometimes like if I find I have a little extra time, or see a trail or park that looks inviting, or for any other time when I might be able to take a short quick walk. Great way to get in some more exercise, whether it's 10 minutes or half an hour.
Whenever I start to get discourage that I am not seeing the results that I want, I don't have to look far to see others who are also feeling discouraged. I strike up a conversation and ask them to join me on a quick walk - fresh air and listening to someone else's struggles always makes me remember how far I have come!
I have a small kitchen timer next to my computer and I set it for 60 minutes. When it goes off I get up and move around, stretch, grab a fresh glass of water or head outside for a quick walk around the block. Since my job is mainly sitting this helps me get some extra movement in my day and keeps me from getting so stiff.
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