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Buy a Heart Rate Monitor

It will be the best money you spend, because you will EXACTLY know how many calories you burn when exercising. You'll find that most machines OVER-estimate how many calories you're burning, and maybe that's why you're losing slower than you would think!

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Make Opportunities

Never lose an opportunity to get in that exercise. Waiting for the school bus: March in place. Waiting in the check out line: Do calf raises, pelvic tilts, march in place. Sitting in the car: do knee lifts or arm exercises. There's always TIME, you just have to use it. Park further away, take the st...

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Dance Dance...It's a Revolution!!!

I like to Play Dance Dance Revolution (DDR)!! It has a dance pad, and easy to hard steps and great music! I get into it with friendly competitions, and trying to beat my best scores. Before I know it I'm sweting up a storm, and way out of breath while an hour has gone by!

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Dance Dance...It's a Revolution!!!

I like to Play Dance Dance Revolution (DDR)!! It has a dance pad, and easy to hard steps and great music! I get into it with friendly competitions, and trying to beat my best scores. Before I know it I'm sweting up a storm, and way out of breath while an hour has gone by!

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Wii

I have found that doing the wii fit boxing and bowling are great work out and you are having so much fun that you lose track of time. It is amazing what it does for your arms and core.

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Consistency IS KEY

Someone exercising 20 minutes a day will see better results than someone who slogs it out for 2 hours 2 days per week, it has taken me years to figure that out.

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Foot Power

I don't use a car unless what I need is in another city.Even then, I can usually find another way. I walk to mass transit and carry reusable bags and a backpack everywhere I go. This way, I can get a workout and do all errands without leaving much of a carbon footprint. I shop for just what I need.

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Dance

You would be surprised how many calories you can burn just by dancing.

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Take Public Transportation

I took the bus for the first tim in my life about a month ago. I noticed that most of the people who took public transportation seemed in good shape. For me, the best form of exercise is when you do it without knowing it. There's lots of walking (or running) involved in taking public transpo!

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Add Music to the Spark Videos

I'm a big fan of coach Nicole's workout vids, but to keep my energy up I play some upbeat/high paced music. It keeps me from getting bored of repeating the same videos over and over

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