5 Old-Fashioned Exercise Tips

  • Adopt new strategies. Even 10 minutes of leaf raking can knock off 50 calories.

  • See how many labor-saving devices you can avoid using.

  • Build your own low-tech exercise tools. Fill a plastic, one-gallon milk jug with water. Include that 8-pound jug in stretching and pulling exercises that call for weights.

  • Look for ways to make your environment exercise-friendly. When you're doing vigorous physical chores, play upbeat music. Research shows you'll work faster and burn more energy.

  • Learn to fidget. If you're watching TV, move around the room, stretch your arms and shoulders, and stand up during the commercials and walk around the house.

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