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I attended great seminar where a guest speaker who has been in the get fit business for over 20 years said something almost too simple, I blew it off at the time but now I so get what she meant.
Remember recess? You got to run, jump rope, flip flop, do whatever you felt was fun. I miss those days as a grown up. So when that Fitness professional shared with the group we should bring back the fun into our fitness routine I thought why not! Getting fit should be fun.
I lose track of time when I having fun. The benefit for me is of course is reduced stress, I am active for longer increments, I enjoy what I do to stay healthy, and I sleep like a baby. Plus, getting family to join in the "fun" is even better. Remember, make it fun to get fit.
When you are on the phone/computer, watching TV, driving, or any other activity do stomach and butt kegels. I use TV commercials as a reminder to do them. Start with 20-30, then increase to whatever level you feel comfortable with. I do 50-75 every commercial in the evening.
I am less active from Jan-March and I find this a great way to firm up the muscles which in turn burns more calories
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