The great thing about exercise, in my opinion, is that it doesn't HAVE to be RUNNING
I hate running and refuse to do it! I really think that at any size we should each do only the exercise/movement that we personally love to do, which changes our bodies in the way we want. For me right now that means biking to work, strength-training at home, standing at my desk at work, walking with my husband, heavy-duty housework, playing on the Wii or swimming with my kids, family hikes, and rollerskating. Some of these activites are more serious and scheduled (biking and strength-training), some of them are just to get me moving in a fun or productive way.
In my philosophy, anything you do that gets you out of a sitting or lying position is a positive contribution toward your weight-loss efforts.
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