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Page 1 SPECIAL FEATURE: BODY HEALTH & wellness; No more excuses (Healty and Active Lifestyle: Information for Living Right) BusinessWorld February 28, 2007 Wednesday 42 of 998 DOCUMENTS BusinessWorld February 28, 2007 Wednesday SPECIAL FEATURE: BODY HEALTH & wellness; No more excuses (Healty and Active Lifestyle: Information for Living Right) SECTION: Pg. S3/4 LENGTH: 822 words When it comes to maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle, what's your excuse? Here are some reasons why we end up as couch potatoes - and how to get around them. "I'm too busy. I don't have time to exercise. " People who work out have long to-do lists, too. The difference is, they put exercise on top of their lists. For very busy people, experts advise setting the alarm 30 minutes to an hour earlier and getting the workout done first thing in the morning. Pressed for time? You don't have to carve out 30 straight minutes for exercise. Fit in five to 10 minutes of activity a few times a day. Take a short, brisk walk around the block at lunch. Climb a few flights of stairs between meetings. Lift hand weights while on the phone. Hit the treadmill or stationary bike while watching the news. "I'm too old." Almost no one is too old or too frail to exercise. Older people have to stay active to fight off aging and resist chronic diseases. Exercise helps keep muscles and joints active and helps them stay strong enough to perform basic tasks for everyday living. It helps prevent falls and osteoporosis,
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