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7 Step Plan for Healthy Living


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Fit fitness in throughout the day
You don't have to be a runner to stretch - try stretching while talking on the phone.
You don't have to be a runner to stretch - try stretching while talking on the phone.
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Lifestyle activities can provide health benefits similar to a traditional gym-based workout. Get moving by parking in the farthest space, climbing the stairs instead of taking the elevator, or walking or stretching while you're on the phone.

  • The goal for good health is to accumulate 10,000 steps a day, experts say. To help keep track, some people use an electronic pedometer - a palm-sized gadget that clips to your waistband and measures the number of steps you take.
  • Balance on one foot while brushing your teeth. Balance on the other foot while combing your hair.
  • Take your dog for a walk every day. If you don't have a dog, borrow your neighbor's, or just walk your "inner dog."

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