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9/17/09 9:17 A

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not staying still - like the a toddler
some things that I do r
when I couldnt walk much I would sit n lift my legs or do calf raises while sitting
I have weights that I will lift while sitting
MY HUBBY SAYS THAT i CANT EVEN SIT & WATCH A MOVIE ANY MORE cause I m always getting up to go do something

My enemies don't be glad because of my troubles!
I may have fallen, but I will get up;
I may be sitting in the dark, but the Lord is my light
Micah 7:8


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9/17/09 7:06 A

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Those are fantastic ideas MAGA68!!
Thanks for bringing that excellent idea to our attention. I can't exercise much with my disabilities - - but I can at least "fidget."

By the way . . . what exactly does "fidget" mean?
Could you give me an example.
THANKS!!


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9/16/09 11:28 P

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Especially when new shows start I will pick a show each night to exercise during. Such as, Tuesday nights is Biggest Loser. I will ride the recumbent bike, get on the Gazelle, do strength training, etc.

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9/16/09 1:45 P

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1.) Fidget while you watch your shows. Science has proven that people who fidget even while sitting down can burn up to 350 more calories per day. If your bodyís in motion, itís burning calories.

2.) Move your exercise equipment in front of the TV. If you have a treadmill stuck in the corner doubling as a clothing hanger, now is the time to dust it off and move it right in front of the TV. You canít see around it, so youíll be forced to get on and walk while your favorite shows are on.

3.) Set up a circuit training route in front of your TV. If your living room is large enough, you can set up ďstationsĒ that you go to in order to perform cardio routines while your shows are on. You can jump rope, walk in place, or use equipment like dumbbells, exercise balls or steps to get your heart rate up.

4.) See how many pushups you can do during a show or commercial. If youíre just starting out, then you might start with commercial pushups, but once you become more adept at exercising, see how many you can do during a half hour or hour long show! (Always within reason, of course!)

5.) Do lunges while you watch TV. You can do lunges in place or walking lunges around the room while your shows are on.

6.) Walk in place as you catch up on your favorite show. Walking in place requires no special equipment and it wonít put a strain on your body while you do it. Just march your legs up and down and rest during commercials.

7.) See how many squats you can do. Squats can be done in place or up against a wall in a sitting position. See how long you can hold it. Can you reach a certain number of squats before the next commercial?

8.) Become a commercial crunch Queen (or King)! Crunches take less effort than a full sit up, but they help tone your abs a lot better. See how many crunches you can do during commercials or if youíre brave Ė during the length of the show itself!

9.) Watch exercise shows on TV and move along with them. You donít have to invest in a lot of pricey exercise videos if your budget is strapped. There are tons of free cable channels that have daily exercise shows on them for all levels Ė beginner through advanced.

10.) Switch up your exercise routines with your TV watching habits. You donít watch the same TV show over and over every hour, do you? No Ė you switch it up between the news, a reality TV show, and maybe a sitcom or police drama. So do the same with your exercise routines, too. Switch it up so that you donít get bored and are more likely to stick to it for the long haul.


My enemies don't be glad because of my troubles!
I may have fallen, but I will get up;
I may be sitting in the dark, but the Lord is my light
Micah 7:8


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