Finding Time To Exercise

Exercise each time you use the microwave. If it is going for 3 minutes, do leaning push ups against the counters. For 2 minutes, do squats. For 5 minutes, you won't believe how long 5 minutes can seem, try alternating lunges or tree pose from yoga. Most of all have fun and realize how those little pieces of time are like fabric scraps one creates a marvelous quilt out of, in other words they add up!

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By Robin from Needham, MA

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I have enjoyed these cool mornings and have started walking our country road for 30-45 minutes each morning. This makes 4 weeks that I have been doing this daily. When I wake up in the morning, I'm ready to hop out of bed and go for my walk before breakfast.

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Like most of us, I have some extra weight that I've had trouble getting off. I can't afford the cost of a gym, and even if I could, I probably wouldn't go.

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July 28, 2011

I find the best time for me to exercise is early in the morning before I do anything. First, I make sure my exercise routine is already planned the night before.

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Exercise without really trying. I hate exercising. To stay in shape I "keep moving". This means chores (they are a great source of calorie burning), playing physical games with my toddler (games running through the house), dancing to my favorite tunes and best of all: talk while you walk!

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June 16, 2008

I get at least 10 minutes of workout during commercial breaks when I watch my favorite TV shows that span for an hour or more. All I do is run up and down the stairs till the commercial is over.

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June 15, 2005

It seems as though everyone has a hobby, but it can be dangerous to your health. Yes, especially for the people who sew, or create something while sitting.

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Even for young people sitting for too long at a time can cause blood clots in the legs. You need to move around and take breaks.

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I have found that the best time to exercise is first thing in the morning, that way, I don't have to find time throughout the day to try to get some exercise. I set my alarm to get up 30 minutes earlier each day.

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Susan Rutter
October 2, 2002

We all do, even me. We blow off working out. We don't have time. (That's my big excuse since having a baby.) We don't like doing it. We're intimidated. Or, it just doesn't seem worth all the effort.

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January 21, 2020

To increase your daily activities, make an exercise jar from a recycled food jar. List simple exercises on Popsicle sticks and them place in the jar.

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These quick and fun activities help keep you on task.

Exercise Jar - write the exercise on each stick add a dot or line to one end

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March 19, 2005

Mow your own lawn, rake your own leaves and shovel your own snow. You save paying someone else and also on gym memberships!

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