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Feature: Heart Healthy Choices
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Feature: Heart Healthy Choices

I headed to a friend's house with just an address plugged into my little GPS "Magellen" a.k.a. "Maggie". Maggie not only provided a map for me to follow, "she" provided step-by-step instructions for me to get to my destination.

It reminded me of the days when my friend might have said: "Here's my address. Go down about 2 miles and turn right at the third, no, fourth stop light. We are down on the left about halfway down the block."

She also might have said: "Just ask someone along the way how to find us."

I might have gotten to my friend's birthday party in time, but I just have easily might have ended up somewhere else or given up and gone home. Thank goodness for Maggie's detailed help!

When it comes to getting healthy, I need to be purposeful. It won't happen without a plan. I need detailed, step-by-step instructions. A specific goal requires detailed steps to attain it.

And then after I have my detailed plan, I need to DO IT.

Plan: Add weight-bearing exercise to my day for cardiovascular health, weight control and bone density health.

How: Walk - 30 minutes a day.

Details: Put on my shoes, jacket, grab iPod® and keep my date with myself at 3 p.m. every day for a total of 1.5 miles.

What is your plan?
Feature: Heart Healthy Choices
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Get the Facts - Make Your Plan

Do you need to be told that inactivity is a major risk factor for heart disease in women to get you off the couch to make a plan? Swimming, cycling, jogging, dancing, skiing, skating and walking are great choices for heart healthy activities.

Perhaps you need a structured exercise class at the local club to be motivated. Perhaps you are easily motivated by the ease of a brisk walk 30 minutes daily.

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Tips to Plan for Exercise Success

If you've been inactive for a while, are overweight or have a high risk of heart disease, see your doctor for a medical examination before you begin any physical activity program.

Choose a variety of activities that you like. This helps to make sure your physical activity does not become boring.

Choose a convenient time and place for your physical activities. Stick to your schedule.

Listen to music or an audio book to add to your personal enjoyment.

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From the Forums: Hysteritaville - Fitness
From the Forums Anyone Try the Wii Fit?

"Does anybody use the Wii Fit to keep in shape?? We haven't had it very long and I like the games, but to me it's just like going to the gym and I don't wanna do it.

I need motivation.....maybe we can motivate each other."

Join this discussion about Exercise Plans

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Come make a plan with me at HysterSisters.com forums - in Hysteritaville - for a healthier you and then let's DO IT. Come walk purposefully into better health!

Blessings galore,
Kathy Kelley