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    (Image ©ferelwing-stock on deviantART) A lot of people -- parents in particular -- have trouble fitting their exercise routines in with their busy schedules. Well, we have an idea for great exercise that will allow you to spend quality time with your family at the same time! Play With Your Children ...and we mean really play with them. Get in there and run, jump, dodge, and dance with them! Children, boys especially, have boundless energy. It doesn't take long, running around with them, to work up a good sweat. And we practically guarantee that you will run out of steam before they do, while having fun! The best part: after all that you will have burned plenty of calories! Remember, when it comes to diet and exercise you have ...Read More

    (Photographer: Michal Zacharzewski) For those of you that don't know, the Nintendo Wii (pictured above, to the left of the TV), the Xbox Kinect, and the Playstation Move are video game systems that are played by moving and jumping around, not by using a controller. While using these devices you'll find yourself sweating and breathing heavily. (Remember: we said to burn calories you require more oxygen to fuel the fires in your muscles!) Our opinion: These devices are not a perfect replacement for "regular" exercise (jogging, biking, swimming, etc.), but they are pretty darn good! The Wii, Kinect, and Move can all be used by children and adults to burn those calories. We're serious about this. If you can fit in "regular" exercise to your routine then please ...Read More

    (Image ©yellow-stock on deviantART) Have you been cheating on your diet and/or exercise regiment? Don't worry it happens to all of us from time to time. The key is not to get discouraged and give up completely. Even the strongest, most dedicated people fall off the wagon for days, weeks, and even months at a time. What really matters is that you don't give up your diet or exercise regiment for good!

    (Photographer: Dariusz Rompa) Way too many people buy exercise equipment and then end up not using it. We want to plead with you to reconsider. If you are having trouble motivating yourself this something you might want to try: Park your exercise equipment in front of the television, and exercise while you watch your favorite shows and/or movies.  Remember, because you are at home you can do everything to make yourself comfortable and at ease without worrying about what other people think (they'll never know because they can't see you). Some suggestions for making yourself comfortable are: Dress in comfortable clothes (no one is going to see you at home) Set up fans and the air conditioning the way you like it Have a cold bottle of water at ...Read More

    (Image ©alenq on deviantART) When you begin exercising it is important to not over do it. This is easier said than done. It's really tempting to push yourself as hard as possible. Very often we feel like we need to "catch-up" for all the times before that we didn't exercise. You should always ease into new exercise regiments. Make sure to take things slow. The goal should be to exercise to point where the next day you feel mildly sore. If you're so sore you have difficulty moving then you overdid it, and if you are not sore at all you can probably increase the intensity next time you workout (just make sure not to increase it too much). And the results will come, slowly. But ...Read More

    (Image courtesy of xn3ctz) Let's face it, we've got great beaches in south Florida and we love going to them. But we always seem to want to lounge around, wasting a great opportunity for exercise: Playing [and getting exercise in] at the beach Running in sand, running in ankle deep water, swimming, and playing beach sports are all great exercises; and let's face it, playing at the beach is a lot of fun. So bring the friends and kids along and have some fun!

    (Image courtesy of Neriah-stock) When you are on a diet or exercise regiment, it helps to have a friend or loved one to help and support you. It really helps if they are on the same diet or exercise regiment, that way the two of you can help and support each other. This will help you stay motivated, and keep you on track. Likewise, it is important for you to encourage your friends and family when they are trying to lose weight. It might just help them, and maybe you'll get inspired by their progress! Weight loss should be a positive thing, both for you and the people around you.

    (Image courtesy of IshqAatish) A diet or exercise regime that works for one person might not work for you, and vice-verse. There is no right diet, or correct diet. Likewise there is no right exercise regiment, or correct exercise regiment. Try different diets and different types of exercise, and stick with what works for you!