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The Fun Theory on Activity and Exercise

An active lifestyle and regular phyiscal activity help you live an extraordinary life. Don't allow your dreams and goals to be put on hold or become dusty because you weren't in shape to fulfill them. This video is a great reminder that life is short and we should live it to the fullest every day.

Remember as Professor Harold Hill said in the play/movie "Music Man" - "Too many tomorrows and all you'll end up with is a bunch of empty yesterdays."

Here's a list of more fun ways to increase physical activity this summer:

At home:

• Join a walking group in the neighborhood or at the local shopping mall. Recruit a partner for support and encouragement.
• Push the baby in a stroller.
• Get the whole family involved — enjoy an afternoon bike ride with your kids.
• Walk up and down the soccer or softball field sidelines while watching the kids play.
• Walk the dog — don't just watch the dog walk.
• Clean the house or wash the car.
• Walk, skate, or cycle more, and drive less.
• Do stretches, exercises, or pedal a stationary bike while watching television.
• Mow the lawn with a push mower.
• Plant and care for a vegetable or flower garden.
• Play with the kids — tumble in the leaves, build a snowman, splash in a puddle, or dance to favorite music.
• Exercise to a workout video.

At work:

• Get off the bus or subway one stop early and walk or skate the rest of the way.
• Park farther away than you need to and get in a few extra steps.
• Take the stairs vs. the elevator whenever possible.
• Talk on the phone standing up vs. sitting down.
• Replace a coffee break with a brisk 10-minute walk. Ask a friend to go with you.
• Take part in a light exercise program at work or a nearby gym.
• Join the office softball team or walking group.
• Walk during your lunch break.

At play:

• Walk, jog, skate, or cycle.
• Swim or do water aerobics.
• Take a class in martial arts, dance, or yoga.
• Golf (pull cart or carry clubs).
• Canoe, row, or kayak.
• Play racquetball, tennis, or squash.
• Waterski
• Play basketball, softball, or soccer.
• Hand cycle or play wheelchair sports (if applicable).
• Take a nature walk.

Most important — have fun while being active!

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