Fit in Fitness

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When you embrace the principles of organic living, it’s also important to stay active. Physical fitness can help you manage stress, control your weight, reduce your risk for heart disease, prevent hypertension and boost your energy level.

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Try these easy fitness ideas from the American Heart Association:

Home, Healthy Home. Do housework. Work in the garden. Rake leaves. Shovel snow. Walk or bike to the store. Take a short walk before breakfast or after dinner, starting with 5 to 10 minutes a day and working up to 30 minutes.

Make Work a Workout. Walk with colleagues while brainstorming. Take the stairs. Walk while waiting for your plane to board. Walk down the hall to talk to your coworker instead of emailing or calling. Park your car or get off the bus a few blocks shy of your office and walk the rest of the way. Walk around the block at lunchtime.

Fitness for Fun. Hit the dance floor. Rent a rowboat at the lake. Have a snowball fight. Go ice skating. Walk on the beach or play volleyball. Walk when golfing. Include hiking and swimming during family vacations. Try sightseeing on foot.

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