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Think Of All Movement As Exercise

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Studies have shown when people do normal everyday things, they can and will lose more weight if they think of the calories being burned. In the study, they had people doing things such as parking in the back of a parking lot and doing everyday around the house cleaning.

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They counted it as exercise and the people that counted everything they did, on average, lost MORE weight than those that only counted their cardio and strength training. It's all in the POWER OF THE MIND!!!

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  • If I sit at the computer and don't time myself, I could spend hours just sitting. I try to make sure that I get up and do some of my chores at least every hour. If I'm watching tv, I try to be active and do my mini-trampoline or gazelle. If I'm trying to download something on the computer and have to watch it, I do leg raises and crunches. I try to keep moving, exercising or stretching. - by JERESS26
  • Since I started wearing a pedometer, it seems like I think more about what I'm doing, and want to add more steps to each chore. Sometimes I just walk around the house as fast as I can to get in more exercise. However, I don't do that when anyone else is home....don't want any strange looks....we can't have the family thinking Grannie is losing it! LOL - by GOHUSKERS2
  • emoticon That is great news! - by TOBY7823
  • BGIRL2000
    I will remember this. Thanks! - by BGIRL2000
  • Move more... eat less is my plan! - by SJKENT1
  • Thanks for sharing. - by DELLMEL
  • Thanks for sharing. emoticon emoticon - by LOVINGKATE
  • Using a fit bit has helped me to be more active in my day. I have a desk job but wearing the fit bit makes me more conscious to take a short walk and to use the stairs instead of the elvator - by MAKBABE
  • RAESUN54
    I have always believed this, everything we do, just as long as we move helps in our fitness and weight loss...Keep up the good work. emoticon - by RAESUN54
  • Even a 2 minute walk a few minutes times a day adds up. - by CECELW
  • VAINVT
    This advice was given to me as part of a weight-loss study - park at the end of the parking lot, take the stairs, walk when you can, etc. It all adds up. - by VAINVT
  • JENNIFERSTAM
    Thanks for sharing. - by JENNIFERSTAM
  • JENNIFERSTAM
    Thanks for sharing. - by JENNIFERSTAM
  • DEARTOMYHEART
    Good advice. Thanks for sharing. - by DEARTOMYHEART
  • I recently read an article that said we should spend NO MORE THAN THREE HOURS SITTING!!!!! Do you know how thin I could be if I had followed that for the past 30 years????? - by JPEARL127
  • change starts with one step. just need to keep the momentum going. thanks - by LAURAKOHORST
  • That's a great idea to time on self at the computer, and get up and move in between work. emoticon - by LADYJAMERI
  • Thank you for sharing - by LEANMEAN2
  • I get carried away at the computer between working and pleasure it takes up a lot of time that I could be out doing something. I do have to be creative to find ways to exercise while sitting all day working. - by HYATTI1
  • I do but I only track it if I do it for an hour or so...like gardening, weeding etc
    - by CHERYLSBUTT
  • It takes forming some new habits, but it's worth the effort. - by MILLEDGE2
  • This is good advice. I try to count the calories I expend during the entire day. I wear a pedometer from the time I wake up in the morning until I go to sleep at might. And it works...I make sure that I make a minimun of 10000 steps per day. - by DANNIEGEE
  • Nice perspective shift! - by NESARIAN
  • emoticon emoticon - by INGMARIE
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  • you just feel so much better the more you move around and the better you feel the more you move around emoticon - by MADONNADOG
  • Discretionary time at the computer really melts away the hours. I'll time myself and make sure to alternate household chores with computer time (alas, that means Spark time too!). I was gratified to find that you can log in heavy housework and gardening as exercises on your Fitness Tracker. That gives me incentive--and a double reason--for getting to things I could easily put off, and put off, and put off... emoticon - by NANCYHOME247
  • Yep.....great ideas & absolutely right! emoticon - by GINGERVISTA
  • Very true. Once you get started moving, it is easy to add more movement. I start to look at other things to do- it just become natural to get up and move.

    emoticon - by GARDENSFORLIFE
  • Hiya Lib - So true. The more we move the closer we get to our goals. I'll keep that in mind and make some changes. TV will be a starter. - by WALKERSSS

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