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Reading Makes Exercise Fun

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Exercise isn't fun in and of itself for me. Recently I have found that reading while I am on the treadmill makes the time go by faster!

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I use my Barnes & Noble Nook for reading! Small, portable, and easier page-turning!

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  • When I was on my own(1995-1999) I had a stationary bike. I would read paperback romance novels while riding. The juicier the book the faster I pedaled. LOL! Unfortunately I couldn't take the bike with when I moved, but I now work out to VHS tapes of Richard Simmons Sweatin' routines. - by ROSEREDD58
  • I do this on the bike more often then not as it is easier to follow along since I usually am jogging on the treadmill. - by LADYJ6942
  • CHERI_F
    Using my ereader while on the treadmill actually makes me LOOK FORWARD to doing longer workouts! I've turned workout time into "me" time. - by CHERI_F
  • STORMY724
    My library has "Playaways" ---they are about the size of an ipod and hold one audio book. (Borrowers must provide their own earphones an & one AAA battery.) I usually wear a T-shirt with a breast pocket to hold it (although my ear-phone wires are long enough to reach to my hip pocket) and listen while I work out on the elliptical machine. I also take a "Playaway" with me when I walk in my neighborhood or if I think I might have a long wait somewhere. Unlike a book, they take up almost no room and fit in a pocket. - by STORMY724
  • I also read on my stationary bike as it makes the time go that much faster and it's easier to multi task this way! You'd be surprised at how many books and/or magazines you can read like this! emoticon - by SUNSET09

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