Add a couple of Marine Corps (or Army, etc.) running cadences to your ipod. When you need to kick it up a notch during a walk or jog, turn on a cadence. This helps me stay on tempo, and if you turn up the volume, you can hear their footsteps keeping time. Makes me feel like I'm running with a team. Plus, most of the cadences are short, at 1-2 minutes, which works perfectly for me (a beginning runner).
You can get them on itunes, just look up "military cadence" or "Running to cadence with the US Marine Corps."
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I really hate to exercise, it would cause so much pain. I needed to build up the muscles! So I started water jogging. Same benefits, much more fun, and no pain. You'll feel like noodle when you get out of the water though ;)
Listening to US army or marine corps cadences, at double time, is a great way to make a run go faster, to maintain your pace and have a really good workout. It helps me to extend my runs, and by responding to the cadences, I know I am on track for energy expenditure
"Running to cadence" mp3s can be bought and downloaded from i tunes, or downloaded for free on some sites, including you tube
Put ankle weights and arm weights before playing wii fit, not only do you get the benefit of being active on something really fun -- but the added resistance from the ankle weights and arm weights burns more calories!
Wii fit is great for burning calories -- especially the fun run and hula hoop. You can even change channels while doing the free run :)
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