Category FYT Motivation

Fun Workouts: Exercise Like a Kid

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“I would work out more if I knew of some fun workouts!” The inspiration you need to solve this dilemma is as close as the nearest park, school yard or possibly in your own home. It’s those little people we call Kids. And they have us ‘grown ups’ beat hands down when it comes to making workouts fun. As we get older, we find ourselves envying kids for their ability to run and jump (aka exercise) endlessly and have fun doing it. But fun workouts don’t have to be so elusive! There are lots of exercises we can do to help in our quest to look and feel younger.

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Check out these fun workout exercises that we used to do as kids without even thinking twice:

#1. Walking. When we were kids we used to walk all around the neighborhood...

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7 Minutes Into A Workout and You Want To Quit – What To Do

Mental Willpower: How to Push Yourself in Your Workout–

fitness willpowerIt happens to everyone. You know you need to work out – you even WANT to workout. You’ve cleared your schedule, you grab your water, you’re ready to go. Then, it happens. The body doesn’t want to cooperate. The mind is willing, but the body says no. It seems so much easier to just stop.

So when you’re seven minutes into a 54 minute workout, with 47:38 to go and you’re ready to quit and go watch TV…

1) Reduce it to the ridiculous. Meaning, break your workout down into seemingly ridiculously small chunks. Just get get through this one move, or just make it to the next block. Or just five more seconds more of this or that.

2) Focal point. A cross country coach once told us, when you want to quit, look for a tree, or stop sign, or car in ...

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Get in Shape in 2013: Top Ten Reasons to start getting in shape today

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Most of us know we need to get in shape, but sometimes motivation can be a big challenge. Here are 10 reasons to get in shape in 2013, starting now.

1. You will help prevent health problems when you get in shape. Health problems associated with being overweight or obese include Type 2 diabetes, heart disease,  high blood pressure, sleep apnea, osteoarthritis, cancer and stroke.

2. You will look your best and feel confident in daily life when you get in shape. When you look and feel good you will have the confidence to take on the world every day.

3. You will feel your best to live life to the fullest. No more worrying about your weight once you get in shape. No more being held back from what you want to do.


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6 Simple Rules to boost workout and diet success

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1. Don’t be a perfectionist; be a “just get up and do something-ist”. So many times we miss a workout because we don’t have enough time to finish our ideal workout. Don’t let perfectionism get in your way. Realize every day you will not be perfect but also know you are doing what you can when you can. Even if you push yourself to squeeze 10 minutes in, you are still burning calories that count toward your goals. If you find yourself eating something “bad” then just make sure you redouble your efforts at your next workout.

2. Don’t let yourself go two days without doing something. Even if you are short on time or not feeling up to it just promise yourself 10 minutes and you might find yourself finishing...

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Using Video To Improve Workout Results

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improve workout resultsIf you are looking to improve your workout results, whether it be calorie burn, or increased endurance or better form, then we have a very simple technique that just might work for you. And it’s probably in your pocket right now. We’re talking about using video to improve workout results.

If you have a smartphone with video, then you are in business. But even a point and shoot digital camera will work if it has a video module.

Let’s use me for an example. I follow the Insanity workout program as a regular part of staying in shape. A few days ago, I wanted to check my form on one of the exercises, so I simply set my iphone on the desk, hit record and captured various portions of the workout as I was doing it. Some very interesting things begin to happen with the video running:

1) You’ll n...

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A Funout, not a Workout

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Fun Workout Ideas: 11 Activities That Don’t Feel Like Exercise–

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Everyone up! No sitting.

Think getting up and getting active is a difficult task? Think again. A simple outing for breakfast this morning gave us all the inspiration we need for a post about fun workout ideas. In a span of just a few minutes and all within a half mile of each other, we saw folks out and about having a blast while cycling, playing volleyball, kayaking, running, walking, dancing, playing bocce ball, fishing, walking dogs, playing with kids on the playground and tossing the football.

Granted, we live in a region known for its beautiful winters, but still, you could get going today with at least one of these activities – maybe even a couple. Dancing with your dog, anyone?

The bottom line is getting fit does not ...

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20 Fitness Tips You Can Do Today!

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As the new year begins, many of us make fitness-related resolutions. Whether it's losing five pounds, eating more healthfully or working on our stubborn problem areas. The beginning of the year is a great time for a personal beginning - a time for a fresh slate to tackle our [...]

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Five Steps You Can Take Today Toward Getting Fit

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Five Easy Steps You Can Take Today Toward Getting Fit–

The great thing about getting in shape and regaining your health is, for most people, it’s never too late! All that is required is to decide to take action. Any action. No need to start pumping iron or try to trudge through a three mile run. It’s so much simpler, and rewarding, than that.

Here are five quick and easy steps you can take today, right now, that will put you on the road to getting back to your old self. The person you want to be.

Step One: as we stated, the first step is to decide you are going to do something. ANYTHING! And do it just for that day. Tell yourself, just for today, I am going to walk around the block rather than watch that rerun. I’ll just do it this once...

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