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How to Get More Exercise In

Exercise is good for everyone.  Recent studies show that exercise can help prevent onset of strokes, heart disease, diabetes, and other life threatening diseases.  There are various ways to get in more exercise throughout the day, even with a busy schedule.

  • When you get up, stretch a little to wake yourself up

  • While playing a video game (for example: While Playing Wii,  or ) stand up and play instead of sitting on the couch

  • While walking to classes at school, take a slightly longer route.  And at lunchtime walk around with friends (or without) instead of sitting in one place

  • At the mall take the stairs or walk on the escalators instead of taking elevators or escalators

  • Dance a little bit everyday, it can relieve stress and it's a fun way to get your heart rate up



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