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Inexpensive ideas to get moving

25 ways to add some activity

3:59 PM, Aug. 30, 2013  |  Comments
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Rent a variety of exercise DVDs from the library.

Purchase used workout equipment.

Use own body weight for resistance.

Play with your kids at a park or playground.

Use free online fitness plans/workouts.

Do your own yard work.

Use free tips on social media.

Share a personal trainer with a friend.

Help your neighbors: mow their lawn, rake leaves, pick up fallen apples, dispose of waste properly.

Take your dog to the off-leash dog park and play.

Take the stairs, not the elevator.

Do laps at the mall.

Piggy back your child while doing push ups.

Search for free fitness tracking apps on the phone. http://www.endomondo.com

Jump in the lake and swim.

Walk or bike to work - save money on gas, too.

Make up reasons to go up and down your stairs (in a two-story home).

Clean house, scrub floors on hands and knees - burns quite a few calories.

Work in the garden, weeding, etc.

Use lunch break to walk.

Paint a room.

Dance, alone or with someone, especially a grandchild.

Make punching bag out of dried beans and duct tape, hang from a ceiling hook with a rope.

Work on abs while watching television, with activities such as crunches.

Brainstorm another way to add physical activity.

-Gannett Central Wisconsin Media staff

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