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How to Get Fit and Keep Fit With 12 Home Exercises

Updated on May 14, 2014
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Ms. Vincent is an M.B.A graduate, Business Consultant and health, wellness & natural healing enthusiast, who reads a lot on those subjects.

Get in Shape, Keep Fit and Stay in Shape

Let's face it. Not all of us can afford a gym or have the time to go to a gym but we can all keep fit and stay in shape right in the comfort our own homes.

Whether you're a man or woman, a youth, a Mom with a hectic schedule or a busy Executive, these 12 easy core exercises, which I have put together and have been successfully using for the past four (4) years, are guaranteed to work for you too.

Don't make the mistake like most people of thinking that because you're "active" you do not need to exercise. Get fit and keep fit with these easy exercises. You don't need any fancy or expensive equipment.

These home exercises focus on strengthening your core muscles, which comprise your upper and lower abdominals, your obliques (or side muscles) and your mid and lower back. All of these muscles are used in varying combinations with each other to do everyday tasks such as getting out of bed, lifting, bending (down), pushing, pulling, reaching and carrying things. Don't think you'll get away if you're pregnant; you'll need them for labour and delivery.

These exercises also help to improve your flexibility in 9 amazing ways which is really important to your overall health. So, as you can see, core exercises are very important for everyday physical health and fitness.

This 12-exercise core routine only takes 21 minutes and is broken up into four (4) sections:

1. Warm-up Exercises - 4 exercises.

2. Abdominal and Obliques Exercises - 3 exercises.

3. Back and Spine Exercises - 4 exercises.

4. Cool down exercise - 1 exercise.

I have attached videos of each exercise, for easy reference, since we all retain most of what we see, and so that you will be able to fully grasp each exercise technique and avoid injury through wrong execution of any of these exercises. So let's begin.

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1 - Warm-Up Exercises

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These Warm-up Exercises comprise four (4) exercises which warm up and stretch your muscles in order to avoid straining, injuring or damaging any muscles, once you begin the main exercises. They also help to increase your general flexibility and are as follows:

1. Standing Toe Touches. (Repeat 7 times.)

2. Standing Side Bends (Repeat 7 times on the right side. Then repeat 7 times on the left side.)

3. Hip Rolls (Repeat 3 times clockwise. Then repeat 3 times anti-clockwise.)

4. Standing Lower Back Extension Stretches (Repeat 3 times and hold the position each time for between 15 - 20 seconds.)

2 - Exercises for the Abdominals and Obliques

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Now we begin the main exercises. There are a total of three (3) exercises in this first section.

Two (2) of these exercises are Abdominal Exercises which together strengthen and tone the entire abdominal wall.

1. Basic Abdominal Crunches (Repeat 21 times.)

2. Jack-knife Sit-ups (Repeat 21 times.)

Then there is one (1) Oblique Exercise which tones and strengthens the muscles on both the left and right sides of the abdominal wall.

3. Lying Lateral Side Bends (Repeat 21 times on the left side. Then repeat 21 times on the right side.)

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Mark Lauren has trained 1000+ soldiers and in this book (available on Kindle also) he shares his “amazingly effective” fitness regime. “You’ll see rapid results by working out just thirty minutes a day, four times a week—whether in your living room, yard, garage, hotel room, or office.”There are 125 exercise and you can “Choose your workout level—Basic, 1st Class, Master Class,and Chief Class—and get started, following the clear instructions for 125 exercises that work every muscle from your neck to your ankles.”

 
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3 - Back and Spine Exercises

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Extended hours of sitting and poor lifting techniques (i.e. lifting up things with a straight back instead of bending the knees and pulling in the stomach) both contribute to back pain.

These exercises can help to alleviate back pain. There are four (4) exercises in this section all of which stretch and strengthen the lower back and spine.

1. Spine Stretches. (Repeat 7 times.)

2. Yoga Cat and Dog Poses. (Repeat the dog and cat combination 7 times.)

3. Superman Exercises (Repeat 12 to 15 times.)

4. Lumbar Extension Stretches (or Cobras) (Repeat 12 times and hold the position each time for between 15 - 20 seconds.)

4 - Cool Down Exercise

All Done!

Well you know the saying, "Once a man, twice a child". You won't believe it, but this final exercise is actually a Yoga position called the Child's Pose because it imitates the way small children sometimes sleep.

The Child's Pose is a resting position which will relax your back and spine and act as a sort of counter stretch to the spine after doing your back exercises. It stretches your hips, thighs and ankles and is a soothing and fitting way to wind down and close off your exercise routine.

1. Child's Pose. (Hold the position for between 1 to 2 minutes.)

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I don’t consider myself a hardcore fitness person. I just do my home exercises to stay in shape, remain flexible, keep toned and keep my abdomen, back and obliques strong.The 25cm ball is what I use to increase the intensity of my sit ups (just place it between your knees while doing your sit ups) as well as my superman exercises (just place it between your ankles and hold as you simultaneously lift your arms and legs). You will not believe the difference this little ball makes in your exercise routines!

 
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Tone Fitness Stability Ball, 55cm

This Stability Ball comes with an exercise sheet and DVD which show you how you can use the Ball to both “strengthen and tone your core and your abs”. This Ball will be comfortable for medium to hardcore fitness persons. I think that if you are new to exercising, just beginning, or starting back exercising that you should use the 25cm ball above instead.

 
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Having a comfortable exercise yoga mat for your floor exercises is very important!This exercise yoga mat is comfortable “for people of all shapes and sizes”, it has “Non-slip surface grips the floor to prevent injuries” and best of all, it is very “easy to clean extremely durable”. It stores easily at home, is convenient for travel and use in your hotel room! So you don’t have to stop exercising because you are business or vacation.

 

When to Exercise and How Often to Exercise

It is always best to exercise in the morning before starting your day. If you leave it until the afternoon, you are less likely to do it since you will be exhausted from the day’s activities and too tired to focus.

To reap the full benefits of your exercise routine try to exercise every day. If this is not possible, you will still reap the benefits if you at least do these exercises every other day. Do not stop exercising for more than one (1) day between each exercise period. For example, if you exercise on Monday but not on Tuesday, make sure that you exercise on Wednesday.

Also, if you are just starting to exercise or have not been exercising for a long time, please take note of the following. Do ALL 12 exercises but just reduce the number of repetitions until your body is strong enough to do the full amount of repetitions for each exercise. For example, instead of doing 7 repetitions of the 1st Exercise – Standing Toe Touches – reduce the amount of repetitions to 3, and so on for each of the other 11 Exercises. Your body will let you know when it can endure increased repetitions. The exercises will get easier to do.

Good luck with getting fit and keeping fit!

The Women's Health Big Book of Exercises: Four Weeks to a Leaner, Sexier, Healthier YOU!
The Women's Health Big Book of Exercises: Four Weeks to a Leaner, Sexier, Healthier YOU!

This book contains a total of 619 exercises “with hundreds of useful tips, the latest findings in exercise science, and cutting-edge workouts from the world's top trainers”.There are exercises for each and every part of your FEMALE body as well as every stage of your life as a woman. Yes! There are even prenatal (pregnancy) exercises since women do need to exercise, although differently, during pregnancy, ‘just before the wedding’ exercises, bikini body exercises. Well you get the idea!There are also nutritional facts and food advice as well as illustrative coloured photos to help you see exactly how you should look doing the exercises.

 
The Men's Health Big Book of Exercises: Four Weeks to a Leaner, Stronger, More Muscular YOU!
The Men's Health Big Book of Exercises: Four Weeks to a Leaner, Stronger, More Muscular YOU!

This is the MEN's version to the above exercise book which focuses on the MALE body.

 

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How is your exercise routine going? Have you kept your New Year resolution to exercise more?

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @Donna Cook: Thanks mountainmist! Yes, that is why I don't do gyms and all that fancy stuff because I can do these where ever I go, not disrupt my routine and continue to keep in shape. You can do it! I am rooting for you :)

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      Donna Cook 3 years ago

      Great lens! Very doable exercise routine. I should stop reading lenses and just get up and do it. Bookmarking.

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @TanoCalvenoa: That's great! TanoCalvenoa. Do what works best for you and stay healthy. Have a great week and thanks for visiting.

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      TanoCalvenoa 3 years ago

      I make sure to walk and/or jog for one hour every day. I find I have to get out of the house due to the numerous distractions at home.

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @flinnie lm: Knowing is a first start, flinnie. You know and I know that you can move from knowing to doing. Have a blessed weekend and thanks for visiting and sharing! Good hearing from you and I hope all is well with you.

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      Gloria Freeman 4 years ago from Alabama USA

      I walk every other day, and do other exercises. I need to do more.

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @juditpaton: And stick to that promise, akarki (smile), next week. Thanks for visiting and sharing.

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      Iudit Gherghiteanu 4 years ago from Ozun

      very nice to see how other people is exercising...my exercises will start next week...great lens

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @aesta1: Wonderful aesta1! I have a friend who does Tai Chi and swears by it. It is great that you and your spouse are both keeping fit.Thanks for visiting and sharing.

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      Mary Norton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I am currently learning tai chi. It is good as both my husband and myself enjoy it.

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      jimporsche86 4 years ago

      I need to work on getting back into shape, not that I'm out of shape too much. I used to be a Really fit person and seems the older I get the lazier I get.

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @anonymous: Thanks for visiting Tipi! Glad you were encouraged. I'll check in tomorrow and see if you're just sitting idly on your fitness ball :))

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I keep saying I'm going to exercise and I know the core is so important to strengthen but the closest I come is sitting on my fitness ball while I'm on the computer most of the day....I'm one day closer to getting started. Thank you for the encouragement in the fitness direction! :)

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @bsloan101: For all of us we get a little lazy about exercise around the holidays but you have taken too long a break bsloan101! It is now March! I hope you feel beetr soon and that it is nothing serious. You can start back by easing in with the warm up exercises. At least you will be stretching some muscles. Have a good weekend.

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @najoslin: I was happy to share what works for me najoslin and I an glad you find it helpful. If I had to go to a gym, i would not exercise. Having my floor mat, yoga ball and shower right in my home and not having to change into special gym clothes is great motivation for me.

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @anonymous: Glad you found it helpful aLundy. Thanks for visiting.

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @LaPikas: I am glad you find this useful for incorporation in your routine LaPikas! Good luck! Thanks for visiting.

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      bsloan101 4 years ago

      I was doing really well before the holidays but not so well since then, but have had some sickness. I will get back to it soon. I need to get fit and stay that way. Good lens. (sorry for the duplicate. I botched my link in the first one comment. Stop by the site sometime).

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      bsloan101 4 years ago

      I was doing really well before the holidays but not so well since then, but have had some sickness. I will get back to it soon. I need to get fit and stay that way. Good lens.

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      najoslin 4 years ago

      Nice Lens and I agree working out at home is great and makes it much more likely that I will actually workout everyday. Thanks for writing!

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      najoslin 4 years ago

      Nice Lens and I agree working out at home is great and makes it much more likely that I will actually workout everyday. Thanks for writing!

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      June Parker 4 years ago from New York

      Nicely done. Thanks so much for sharing this exercise regime. It is just what I needed. Pinned and *Squid Angel Blessed*

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Great helpful lens

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      LaPikas 4 years ago

      I really appreciate your advise in this lens. This will part of my routine so I have no excuses anymore!

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @myspace9: Thanks myspace9. Have a great week ahead.

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      myspace9 4 years ago

      Nice lens.

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @shawnhi77 lm: Thanks for another visit shawnhi77.

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      shawnhi77 lm 4 years ago

      Really wondeful lens. Great job!

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @Deborah Swain: Thanks for visiting and sharing Debs! You have a good exercise regime. Keep it up and have a blessed weekend.

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      Deborah Swain 4 years ago from Rome, Italy

      great lens...my personal exercise regime is to walk everywhere...am lucky enough to live in a city (rome, italy) which is a wonderful city for walking...!

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @WriterJanis2: Thanks WriterJanis! This BLESSING is very much appreciated! Have a wonderful week ahead.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      Returned to give this a blessing.

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @Ahdilarum: Thanks for the visit and compliment Ahdilarum! Have a blessed weekend.

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      Ahdilarum 4 years ago

      Useful tips for keeping fit. Well done.

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @Camden1: Great going Camden! Your body will thank you for that and I am sure you feel more energized each day. Have a blessed weekend and keep it up. Thanks for visiting.

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      Camden1 4 years ago

      I started exercising each morning once the kids started school - so far I've kept it up every day!

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @rawwwwwws lm: You're welcome rawwwwwws and thanks for visiting and sharing,

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      rawwwwwws lm 4 years ago

      Not, yet. Honestly, it takes a lot of discipline too. I will try my best to keep fit, thanks for sharing this great lens!

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @anonymous: I myself still struggle sometimes to maintain the discipline of daily exercise but the main thing is just to keep doing it. One day at a time. Thanks for visiting and sharing berryluv.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      doing exercise regularly seems like the hardest thing to do in the world but i'm still trying my best to keep up.

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @wecomparebooks: You're welcome wecomparebooks and thanks for the visit.

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      wecomparebooks 4 years ago

      Great lens! Thank you

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @GracoNautilus3-in-1CarSeat: Thanks for the visit GracoNautilus3-in-1CarSeat.

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      GracoNautilus3-in-1CarSeat 4 years ago

      Great nice lens...Visit my and thank you...

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @LaraineRoses: You're welcome Laraine. Thanks for visiting and sharing and good luck with your exercise plans. Have a blessed week.

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      Laraine Sims 4 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      I'm enrolled in an exercise class starting in January. Summertime I get a lot of exercise but winter poses a problem now that I can't ski any more. This is a great lens for me .. I'll get a head-start for January. Thank you for posting!

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @NightMagic: Glad you liked my lens NightMagic. Yes those are some very important things for avoiding injury but which many people overlook because they just want to get right in to the main stuff. Thanks for visiting and commenting.

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      NightMagic 4 years ago

      Good lens. I'm going to try your abdominal exercises. I do many of the ones you have listed here. Child Pose is a great exercise for stretching your spine. I'm glad you mentioned such things as warming up, cooling down & lifting things with your knees bent & stomach pulled in.

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @renoveau: Thanks renoveau for viaiting and complimenting my routine.

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      renoveau 4 years ago

      This is perfect if you wanna do it with your partner thank you

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @pawpaw911: Make a start pawpaw911. It does not matter how small. Thanks for visiting and sharing.

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      pawpaw911 4 years ago

      Great exercise tips. Now I just need to get off my butt and do them.

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @coolmon2009 lm: Glad you liked my exercise routine coolmon2009 and thanks for the visit.

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      coolmon2009 lm 4 years ago

      Nice exercise tips and nice lens.

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @TolovajWordsmith: Next year is too far away Tolovaj. You know the saying, The journey of 1000 miles begins with 1 step,. Well start small today instead of not at all. There will be no ideal starting day.Thanks for visiting and sharing.

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 4 years ago from Ljubljana

      I confess. I do not exercise enough. I'll try to make some positive changes in next year...

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @Escapes2: As with any exercise routine you're doing Kristsara. We have good days and days when we struggle. Thanks for visiting and sharing.

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      Escapes2 4 years ago

      Yoga is my favorite. I try to keep up with my routine, but some days are tougher than others.

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @Jan 1980: That's ok Jan_1980 :) You're forgiven for the bad test scores. Thanks for visiting and have a blessed week.

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      Jan 1980 4 years ago

      My score was 25 percent , i'll be better next time

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @Melissa Miotke: Thanks melissamio for visiting and sharing your personal best exercises. Thanks for complimenting my lens also.

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @Stacy Birch: Well you're keeping fit. That's the important thing Stacy. Thanks for the visit.

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      Melissa Miotke 4 years ago from Arizona

      I love yoga and zumba the best personally. This is a great lens on excercise.

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      Stacy Birch 4 years ago

      Fun lens, I like playing on my mom's wii since she never uses it.

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @Carashops: Excellent CaraShops! Keep it up and you won't hear any "creaks" :) Thanks for the visit.

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      Cara 4 years ago

      Over 40 and still jogging!!!

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      Heidi Vincent 5 years ago from GRENADA

      @Merstarr: Thanks for visiting, sharing and complimenting my lens Merstarr.

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      Merstarr 5 years ago

      I like that you did this. I have my own regime, and it has taken off my baby weight. Slow but sure!! Great lens :)

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      Heidi Vincent 5 years ago from GRENADA

      @anonymous: Thanks for the visit TeanSTM.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Secrets to Living Long and Prosper!! :D

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      Heidi Vincent 5 years ago from GRENADA

      @mariaamoroso: Yes Irenemaria. You can start of with the warmup and cool down exercises which aren't too strenuous and would give you good stretch. Thanks for visiting and sharing.

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      irenemaria 5 years ago from Sweden

      Very interesting lens! My heart is not beating corectly. My breath is hissing. But some of these exercises are good for me!

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      Heidi Vincent 5 years ago from GRENADA

      @MrMojo01: I am happy you like my exercises MrMojo01. Here's to your fitness! Thanks for visiting.

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      MrMojo01 5 years ago

      I'm going to bookmark this so I can follow some of these exercises!

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      Heidi Vincent 5 years ago from GRENADA

      @CuppaJo: You grasped the idea of my routine, CuppaJo! That's right! You can do them anywhere. Thanks for visiting and complimenting my workout routine.

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      CuppaJo 5 years ago

      Great lens, I'm always looking for new workout ideas and these are great b/c you can do them pretty much anywhere

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      Heidi Vincent 5 years ago from GRENADA

      @Michey LM: Daily walking is good, Michey! I am happy that you are among those who make regular exercise part of daily life. Thanks for visiting and complimenting my lens.

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      Michey LM 5 years ago

      For me walking dayly is a great exercise! Great and useful lens

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      Heidi Vincent 5 years ago from GRENADA

      @Jogalog: Exercise is always good for your health Jogalog. Thanks for visiting and sharing.

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      Jogalog 5 years ago

      I've been for a one hour walk today so I'm feeling good! Thanks for visiting my lens too.

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      Heidi Vincent 5 years ago from GRENADA

      @TamaraG LM: Thanks TamaraG for visiting. I am happy you love my exercise routine. I hope they encourage you to exercise at least every other day and keep fit.

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      TamaraG LM 5 years ago

      I really stink at regular exercise. I really love the simple exercises you put on this lens.

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      Heidi Vincent 5 years ago from GRENADA

      @Teapixie LM: Thanks Teapixie for visiting and complimenting my lens. I appreciate your feedback on the videos too. I am glad the videos made it clear. Good luck with your keep fit routine.

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      Tea Pixie 5 years ago

      great list of exercises. I appreciate the links to the videos, too. I was trying to envision how to do some of these and the videos made it clear. Now to put down my cup of tea and get started....

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      Heidi Vincent 5 years ago from GRENADA

      @getmoreinfo: Try the 4 warm up exercises at the beginning. These are great stretches to get rid of stiffness. Thanks for visiting and commenting.

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      getmoreinfo 5 years ago

      I started a routine of stretching a few times a week because I noticed my neck and shoulders were getting stiff from working on my computer, so taking a few minutes to stretch has helped out greatly.

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      Heidi Vincent 5 years ago from GRENADA

      @WriterJanis2: Then what's stopping you, WriterJanis. Start tomorrow morning, bright and early. Do not delay!

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      I really should exercise more.