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12/19/09 8:43 A

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I use the ball sometimes when watching tv

My enemies don't be glad because of my troubles!
I may have fallen, but I will get up;
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12/18/09 3:22 P

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If you have an exercise ball, sit on it instead of a chair when sitting at your computer.

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Some great ideas here! Some I already do and others I'll try. Thanks for sharing! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Thank you. Those are all great tips!!
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12/17/09 7:11 A

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I love the idea of marching in place while drying hair I gotta try that

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I may be sitting in the dark, but the Lord is my light
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I do 1, 2, 3, 4, 7 and 8 on a daily basis. Another thing I do each day at the lab is I stand rather than sit. There are parts of my job I can do sitting or standing. I choose to stand and burn those extra calories. Something else I do, when I dry my hair I march in place.

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8 Little Things That Burn More Calories

Itís not only your diet and exercise routine that helps you to lose weight. While your cardio program does burn a lot of calories, making other small changes to your lifestyle adds up to a big difference.

Check out these little things that burn more calories:


1. Avoiding little conveniences. From escalators to driving around to find the best parking spot, we go about our day missing several chances to squeeze in a bit of exercise. Stop looking for the easiest way to do things. The ďhard wayĒ isnít really that hard and doesnít take a lot of extra time.

2. Pacing when youíre on the phone. If you usually spend your phone time just lying or sitting around, itís time to make some changes. Get up and moving or, if you still want to lie around, do a few pilates exercises while you talk on the phone.

3. Not emailing at work. Assuming your companyís culture allows it, youíll burn a few more calories if you walk over to a co-workers desk instead of emailing them a question. Done several times a day, the calories will start to add up.

4. Fidget. Donít just sit still. Keep moving at all times. Shake your foot if you keep your legs crossed, do knitting while you watch TV. Anything that gets your body moving.

5. Do strength building exercises throughout the day. Squeeze your butt muscles while you check your email. To calf raises while you wash the dishes. Extra muscles burn extra calories.

6. Turn the thermostat down. When your body is cold, it must expend more energy to get warm.

7. Dress casually. If youíre dressed in professional clothes, you may be less likely to try exercises for fear of getting sweaty. Wearing your sneakers and something comfortable means youíll get out and get moving.

8. Take the longest route. Whenever you have to go somewhere, go out of your way. Those few extra steps will help you burn more calories.

While none of these things alone will cause you to lose more weight, they all contribute to a healthy lifestyle and burn a few calories, which may even add up to a few pounds a year.


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I may have fallen, but I will get up;
I may be sitting in the dark, but the Lord is my light
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