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This Friday post is brought to you by HumanaVitality. Please hop over there to read my 5 Not-So-Obvious Ways to Stay Mobile and Moving. It may just give you some ideas for the #WYCWYC challenge!

Exercise gets a bad rep. We think “working out” means spending countless hours at the gym on a treadmill or struggling through a group step class. We’re sold workout DVDs and exercise equipment that resemble ancient torture devices …and also happen to be designed perfectly for laundry draping. Come on, admit it, I can’t be the only one who used their treadmill as a drying rack!

In all seriousness, I used to loathe working out. I saw it as punishment for being out of shape. I would shell out cash for a gym membership and then not go. I’d buy DVDs, try them once, and then never watch them again. I’d even stay up late mesmerized by infomercials wondering if that new ab device really worked.

One day I decided enough was enough. All of my attempts at getting and staying active involved me trying to be something I wasn’t. … Click here to continue reading.



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    Cataract Surgery

    September 8, 2013

    Great post!

    Evelyn

    September 8, 2013

    Thanks Roni, great ideas :) I love to dance while I cook – just have to be careful of the pots on the stove!

    Wilson Horres

    September 24, 2013

    People who are inactive may also be obese, eat poorly or face other lifestyle or metabolic issues that make it impossible to tease out the specific role that inactivity, on its own, plays in ill health.

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