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Fitness tip: Get physical at home

Updated: 07-17-2013

Time spent at home doesn't have to be couch potato time. Fit more physical activity into your home life with these tips: 1. Wake up 30 minutes early. Use the extra time to walk on your treadmill or take a brisk walk through your neighborhood. 2. Make household chores count. Mop the floor or scrub the bathtub at a pace that gets your heart beating faster. 3. Be active while watching TV. Use hand weights or do a stretching routine during your favorite show. 4. Involve the whole family. Play catch. Ride your bikes. Have fun.

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