NordicTrack Black Friday Deals and Cyber Monday Treadmill Sales 2016

Anyone interested in buying a treadmill for home use can find the right fit at NordicTrack. They have a wide range of price points that have an even wider range of available features and they’re all reasonably priced. When considering all of the sales and deals you’ll find on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, treadmills are definitely included in that list. A handful of retailers offer low prices on NordicTrack machines but you tend to find the most significant price drops directly on NordicTrack.com. They haven’t released their Black Friday sales plans for 2016 yet but we’re expecting price drops as low as 40 to 50%.

By ordering directly from NordicTrack.com, you can expect the best warranties along with free delivery, a 30-day 100% refund policy, and you won’t have to stand in line with the usual Black Friday crowds.

Preparing For The Black Friday Sales

As NordicTrack carries a number of different treadmills, we recommend doing your homework a few weeks in advance. Visit their website to view their four different treadmill series for 2016.  You’ll be looking at machines that range normally from $1,299.00 to $3,499.00. The difference in cost jumps with additional features or upgraded components. Before you head into the sales, know which features are available and decide on what you must have in your home treadmill. That way you won’t miss out on special features like a decline setting, more built-in workout programs, or the iPod compatible sound system because these features are not standard in every machine.

Features to Consider When Selecting Your Black Friday and Cyber Monday Treadmill

  • Motor size – HP v CHP
  • Belt Size
  • Weight Capacity
  • Incline/Decline Capabilities
  • Display Screen
  • Built-in Workout Programs
  • iFit/iPod Compatibility
  • Max Speed
  • Storage Space
  • Folding Ability
  • Integrated Television
  • Web Browsing

Some of NordicTrack’s Black Friday sales will be short-lived, lasting only the day. But they start longer sales some time before Black Friday and Cyber Monday that can be enticing too. These quick sales can be attributed to the large discounts as well as limited quantities of machinery – another reason why it’s best to do your homework before hand so you can make quick decisions when their deals are posted for Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Black Friday Event for 2016 NordicTrack Treadmills

Again, NordicTrack has yet to publish their Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales but we’ve included a summary below of machines we’re hoping to see on markdown for the post Thanksgiving sales. Of the four separate treadmill series, we’ve included our top two favorite machines in each series.

NordicTrack Incline Trainers

NordicTrack X7i Incline Trainer

  • “Burn 5x the calories; no running necessary” is this machines tagline.
  • 2.75 CHP Motor
  • Reflex Cushioning
  • Footprint 70.2″ L x 39.6″ W x 69.7″ H
  • 7” Backlit Display
  • iFit Bluetooth Smart Enabled
  • Heart Rate Monitoring
  • -3% Max Decline
  • 325 lbs weight capacity
  • Tablet holder
  • Wireless chest strap included
  • 38 built-in workout programs
  • 40% Max Incline
  • Onetouch Controls
  • 22” x 60” Tread Belt
  • iPod Compatible Sound System
  • 12 MPH Max Speed
  • Dual Autobreeze Workout Fans

X11i Incline Trainer

  • “Burn 5x the Calories in 10” Full Color”
  • 4.25 CHP Motor
  • Reflex Cushioning
  • Footprint 70.2″ L X 39.6″ W X 69.7″ H
  • 10” Web Enabled Touchscreen
  • iFit Enabled
  • Heart Rate Monitoring
  • -6% Max Decline
  • 350 lbs weight capacity
  • Tablet holder
  • Wireless chest strap included
  • 44 built-in workout programs
  • 40% Max Incline
  • Onetouch Controls
  • Easy assembly

NordicTrack C Series Treadmills

NordicTrack C 1650 Treadmill

  • Fitness at your fingertips
  • 3.5 CHP motor
  • 12 mph max speed
  • 12% max incline
  • iFit enabled
  • Flexselect cushioning
  • Heart rate monitor
  • Autobreeze workout fan
  • iPod compatible sound system
  • 10” Web-enabled touchscreen
  • Onetouch controls
  • 34 Built-in workout apps
  • 20” x 60” tread belt
  • Integrated accessory tray
  • Tablet holder

NordicTrack C 700 Treadmill

  • Work hard, save space, fold your machine after use.
  • 2.75 CHP motor
  • iPod Compatible Sound System
  • 300 lbs weight capacity
  • Footprint 73″ x 36″ x 67.5″
  • Heart rate monitor
  • 20” x 55” treadbelt
  • Onetouch controls
  • 20 built-in workout apps
  • Autobreeze fan
  • iFit Bluetooth Smart enabled
  • Tablet holder
  • 10 mph max speed
  • Multi-window LED Display
  • 10% max incline

NordicTrack Commercial Treadmills

NordicTrack Commercial 2950 Treadmill

  • Maximum Customization, Superior Performance.
  • 4.25 CHP Motor
  • 300 lbs weight capacity
  • Onetouch controls
  • Heart rate monitoring
  • 10” Web-enabled touchscreen
  • 22” x “60” tread belt
  • Runnerflex cushioning
  • 40 built-in workout apps
  • Wireless chest strap
  • Triple autobreeze workout fans
  • Accessory tray
  • Tablet holder
  • 15% max incline
  • -3% max decline
  • Footprint 72″ L X 34″ W X 72.25″ H
  • Power-adjustable height
  • iPod compatible sound system
  • iFit enabled

NordicTrack Commercial 1750 Treadmill

  • New and improved; an update to a consumer favorite
  • 3.8 CHP Motor
  • 7” web-enabled touchscreen
  • iPod compatible sound system
  • Accessory tray
  • iFit enabled
  • -3% max decline
  • 15% max incline
  • 22” x 60” tread belt
  • Triple autobreeze workout fans
  • Footprint 72.25″ L X 34″ W X 61″ H
  • Heart rate monitor
  • Wireless chest strap
  • Runners Flex Cushioning
  • Tablet holder
  • 12 mph max speed
  • 38 built-in workout apps
  • 300 lbs weight capacity
  • Onetouch controls

NordicTrack Treadmill Desk Series

NordicTrack Treadmill Desk

  • 2.6 CHP motor
  • 0-6 mph
  • Footprint 74.9″ L x 45.3″ W x 43.8″ H
  • Welded Steel Frame
  • Cushioned deck
  • Heart rate monitoring
  • 300 lbs weight capacity
  • Onetouch controls
  • 20” x 55” treadbelt
  • iFit bluetooth smart enabled
  • USB charging station
  • Integrated desktop display

NordicTrack Treadmill Desk Platinum

  • 3.0 CHP motor
  • 3 Window LCD
  • 10% max incline
  • 0-8 mph
  • Footprint 77.0″ L x 40.5″ W x 48.7″ H
  • Oversized work surface
  • Welded Steel Frame
  • Cushioned deck
  • Heart rate monitoring
  • 350 lbs weight capacity
  • Onetouch controls
  • 18” x 60” treadbelt
  • iFit bluetooth smart enabled
  • USB charging station
  • Integrated desktop display

Their lowest sales price that we’ve seen for the NordicTrack Treadmill Desk has been $799 so we’ll see what happens during the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales this year.

The C series is the most affordable line and best for walkers. Runners that plan on using their machines regularly want to get a machine with a better motor and a sturdier build which you’ll find in the Elite and Commercial series. All of their machines have a great warranty which you can view at their website. It includes a lifetime guarantee on the motor and frame, 5 years for parts protection, and 2 years in-home labor. Again, buying directly from the NordicTrack website is going to give you the best warranty and customer service. You can find machines at other stores during their Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales but we recommend going straight to the company for purchasing.

Top Bloggers Discuss Runner Problems – Joint, Arch & Muscle Injury Prevention

Injury prevention for runners is a key to keep on pace with training or even for general exercise purposes. One injury can take you out of the game for a long time and destroy the endurance and strength you’ve worked so hard to build. Blogger collaboration project with NordicTrack.

Perspectives on Cadence, Footwear, Foot Strike Mechanics

Jason Fitzgerald – Strength Running

When a runner increases his or her cadence to 170 steps, injury risks will decrease. Runners can take shorter strides and focus on placing their feet under their torso instead of lengthening their stride. The right pair of shoes will feel good on your feet. Read reviews on different shoes, and avoid extremes, including very cushioned motion-control shoes or minimalist shoes. As to foot strike mechanics, Jason doesn’t think it really matters because world-class runners have been successful using all types of strike. Instead, focus on landing the foot under you so that your hips bear your weight.

In addition, Jason believes that strength training helps your overall form, develops endurance and can minimize injuries. Just 10 to 20 minutes of appropriate exercise, focusing on the glutes and hips, can optimize your performance.

Danny Philips – Treadmill Reviews

Danny believes that the optimal cadence is 180 paces, which he achieved by timing his steps for 30 seconds and then doubling that number. As he ran faster, his cadence increased. He found shoes that worked well with his foot type since he has wide feet, avoiding those that tended to be too tight since they ran narrow. Competent staff at a shoe store helped him. Once he was in the right shoe, he sought the help of a professional to analyze his gait.

Thomas Neuberger – Believe in the Run

To find the best footwear, you need to consider how far you run each week, the type of foot strike, the surface on which you run, how much cushion you like and any chronic running-related concerns you might have. However, be aware that everyone is different and there is no pat answer for what will work best for each person. One option is to change up your shoes, using two different types that you can vary depending on your running distance.

Tom Denniss – Tom’s Next Step

While injuries are often the result of too much running, you can make an injury worse by over striding. Lengthening your stride will eventually cause problems. Striking the ground with your forefoot can also reduce the risk of injuries as the impact is spread out with better absorption. Look for flexible, light shoes unless you need highly supportive shoes due to the shape of your foot.

Robert James – Fit and Write

According to conservative estimates, an estimated 50 percent of runners suffer an injury each year. Two of the main reasons are due to shoes and foot strike mechanics. Many runners opt for the mid-foot strike which helps align your body properly. In addition, this stride helps lessen muscle tension while encouraging improved blood circulation. While some runners advocate running barefoot, the best option is to go with whatever type of shoe is most comfortable, even if that means running barefoot.

Like Jason, Robert also promotes strengthen training and feels that it is an often overlooked area of running and will enhance your running performance by strengthening your muscles and joints and improving flexibility.

Know Your Body and Find Out What Works Best for You

The diversity of the above runners when it comes to different approaches shows that a simple solution does not work for everyone. Even so, use common-sense and try several suggestions to find out what works best for you.

 

The History Of The Treadmill – Infographic

Just about everyone that owns a treadmill today wouldn’t have guessed some of the ways they were first used. Take a look at the infographic below created by NordicTrack.

History Of The Treadmill - Infographic

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Obesity In America: How to avoid becoming a statistic

I talk a lot about treadmills and exercise, and with good reason. Americans are getting more sedentary every year and it’s literally killing us. Obesity has become an unstoppable epidemic in the United States. If you don’t believe me just check out that nice chart on the right. It’s no coincidence that similar charts exist that show the number of calories in our diets and the amount of time we spend being inactive. But rather than beat the same drum about exercise and activity, I want to talk about the real reason America is so fat and what you can do about it.

The major culprit in American obesity is the government, specifically the USDA. Their guidelines alone have caused more physical harm to Americans than any wars or terrorist attacks. Starting in 1913, the USDA released dietary guidelines that they updated ever few decades. These guidelines culminated in 1979 with the release of “Foods” and here’s what it looked like:

You’ll notice a few things. First, Vegetables and Fruits are the same category. So you could, in theory, have four servings of fruit each day and satisfy your needs apparently. It also called for four or more servings of breads and grains. And that’s not to mention that massive amounts of milk they advised us to drink. Take a look at that obesity chart again. When did it start to skyrocket? Shortly after 1979 actually.

But the real damage was done in 1992 with the famous Food Pyramid. This is what everyone ages 15-30 was taught growing up for the most part. It’s also what their parents were taught. As a reminder, here’s the image that has probably killed more Americans than both World Wars combined:

The guidelines were to make the foundation of your diet bread, cereal, rice and pasta…6-11 servings a day in fact. And protein? Nah, it’s just 2-3 servings, as all protein items in this pyramid basically appear in the meat section (some in dairy). Now, how is this so bad? It based the American diet on carbohydrates, lots of them in fact. It also based the American diet squarely on processed foods, meaning foods that are not in their raw form. That means cereal, pasta and all processed grains really. It also made no mention of whole grains, the only grains worth a darn.

Now fast forward 20 years and look at what this diet has done to us. The average American man is 5’9″ and 195 lbs. The average American woman is 5’4″ and 166 lbs. A full one third of adults are obese. But guess what? It’s not their fault! Blame the USDA for these guidelines that have brought on not only the obesity epidemic but the epidemics of diabetes and heart disease. It’s like pumping bacon grease into your car’s fuel tank for 20 years and expecting it to still run fine. Not going to happen.

We have been fueling our bodies improperly for most of our lives. We’ve had “balanced” diets that we were told were good for us. It’s all a lie. A total, complete lie. Of course, chances are the USDA really just didn’t know any better. It’s hard to make the case they intentionally wanted to kill us all. After all, plenty of obese people are employed by the USDA, so they have been taking their own advice it seems.

But you’re probably wondering why any of this is important. After all, you just want to avoid becoming obese or drop the pounds if you already are overweight. Knowing that what you have been doing is bad is already self evident. What can be done about it? Or what should be done about it? Let me present the new and improved food pyramid you should be following:

new-food-pyramid

I contend that if the USDA had released this food pyramid in 1992, our obesity epidemic would be non-existent right now. Let me give a little explanation to this new food pyramid.

WATER: 8 servings

The foundation of your diet should be water. You should have more servings of water each day than of any other group. Period. 8 glasses of water is recommended. Soda, fruit juice, Gatorade or any other drink does not count. It must be pure, unadulterated water. And no mixing in powders or syrups for flavor. This alone would help millions of Americans with their weight because with that much water you will have more energy to be more active and will feel more full throughout the day and less prone to snacking on garbage.

VEGGIES: 5 servings

Here’s how it works. Eat three meals a day. Have a snack between breakfast and lunch and another between lunch and dinner. That’s five times a day you are eating. Include a vegetable each time. This should be the bedrock of nutrition for yourself. Vegetables essentially have no calories, no carbohydrates, no protein, no fat and no sugar. You’re pretty much eating vitamins and minerals, something you don’t find at nearly the same levels in any other food group. It’s also important to know what is and what is not a vegetable. Corn and potatoes are not vegetables. Green beans and peas are not vegetables. Some of the traditional and obvious ones are also some of the best. Spinach, carrots, cucumbers, broccoli, peppers, mushrooms, onions, cauliflower, squash, celery and plenty of others are all great. You should be eating more vegetables than any other food.

LEGUMES: 5 servings

As with vegetables, eat legumes at every meal and as part of every snack. If that’s a bit much, you can go with two servings at dinner so you don’t have to put them in one of your snacks. What are legumes? They are super nutritious foods just like vegetables that you should be eating every day. They are primarily beans, lentils and peas. Unlike vegetables they also come packed with a bunch of protein which is great since other sources of protein tend to have a lot of fat. Rule of thumb? Eat some kind of bean with every meal. There are thousands of varieties out there if you look around. For a list of legumes, click here.

WHOLE GRAINS: 3-4 servings

A lot of people have talked about “low carb” diets. Most people get their carbohydrates primarily from fruit and grains. Low carb diets tend to eliminate these from your diet. The only problem is the body (especially brain) need glucose, so you can’t eliminate them entirely. Carbohydrates are also the best source of energy for the body, so you don’t want to cut them out completely. My rule is to simply have a serving of whole grains with each meal. Toast at breakfast, whole grain bread for a sandwich at lunch and maybe some whole grain pasta for dinner. The key is WHOLE grains, not just grains. White bread is processed and doesn’t use whole grains. Avoid it. Breakfast cereals are processed and usually are only partially made with whole grains. Avoid them. Pastries and treats that use flour rarely use whole grains. You want whole grains. And you want a serving with each meal.

MEAT: 3-4 servings

Meat is a great source of protein. Eggs also fall in this category even though they aren’t meat. You want, as you do with whole grains, a serving with each meal. I also like a beef jerky snack so it’s ok for four servings a day. Keep in mind that not all meats are created equal. I would only have red meat as one serving each day. Try fish and poultry for your other servings. Don’t make a habit of getting highly processed meats like sausage or bacon. The closer you can get to pure, simple meat (try shopping at a butcher’s shop) the better.

FRUIT: 2 servings a day

Fruit contains fructose, a form of sugar, and if you want to get fat, eat a lot of fruit. For years the USDA grouped fruit with vegetables which was a horrible thing to do. We really shouldn’t be eating a lot of fruit. Think back to 500 years ago. How much fruit did our ancestors eat? Only what was in season, right? Now you can have any fruit at any time which gives us access to more than our body really wants or needs. Fortunately fruit comes with a good amount of fiber to counteract all that sugar, but some of the highest foods on the glycemic index are fruits (looking at you watermelon and pineapple). I think fruits make great snacks and rather than eat them with my meals I find it easier to snack on an apple or banana. But 2 servings a day is definitely adequate.

DAIRY: 2 servings a day

Here’s some trivia for you: how many adult animals consume dairy? Just one, humans. All animals stop drinking their mother’s milk as infants. Humans stop nursing from their mother by around a year old. At that point our bodies naturally try to become lactose intolerant, but we don’t let them. We keep feeding milk to our children so that they never develop lactose intolerance (some do as you know). It’s in our biology to not continue to consume dairy into adulthood. This is why previous USDA guidelines to drink a lot of milk were so awful. Dairy should be rarely consumed, and there are other sources of calcium and protein, the two main things we get from dairy. Dairy also comes with a lot of fat, so keep that in mind. Try to severely limit your dairy intake as much as possible.

SWEETS, SUGARS & PROCESSED FOODS: 1 serving a day

No one is saying you have to give up sweet treats you love. Just limit them to one per day. Pick your treat and just eat that one. I like donuts and ice cream. Sometimes I go for candy or junk food like a Twinkie. Whatever you choose, just eat one per day, that’s it. This includes all processed foods, white bread and all that. Your liver does not like processed foods. It does not like tons of sugar. And if your liver isn’t happy, you’re going to get fat. Just how it works. Because this has become the primary food group for so many Americans, obesity has become the problem it is. Think of how many of us survive on fast food and junk food. Think how many drink more soda than water. It’s a problem and it has to stop.

For the general American population, these guidelines alone will drastically improve your health and well being. However, for those who count every calorie and all that, there are some things you can count and keep track of that will help you optimize these guidelines.

The average woman weighs 166 lbs. To maintain that weight, she must consume 2,400 calories each day. The average man weighs 195 lbs. To maintain that weight, he must consume 2,800 calories a day. So for starters, the 2,000 calorie diet is a good rule of thumb. If you are at a healthy weight it will keep you there. If you are over weight it will get you down to a healthy weight over time. So if you are counting calories, try to never count higher than 2,000 on any given day.

But not all calories are created equal. 1g of fat has twice as many calories as 1g of carbohydrates or 1g of protein. So how you get those calories matters. Following my new food pyramid above should help you get healthy ratios. But if you want really precise numbers, here’s a formula for you to follow.

If you are trying to maintain a healthy weight, your calories should be 45% carbohydrates, 35% protein and 20% fat. If you are trying to lose weight, you should be at 40% carbohydrates, 40% protein and 20% fat. What does that mean exactly? 1g of protein and carbohydrates has about 4 calories. 1g of fat has about 9 calories. So assuming you are going for a 2,000 calorie diet, if you are maintaining weight, then:

45% of 2,000 = 900 calories from carbs. 4 calories per gram, so 900/4 = 225g of carbs.
35% of 2,000 = 700 calories from protein. 4 calories per gram, so 700/4 = 175g of protein.
20% of 2,000 = 400 calories from fat. 9 calories per gram, so 400/9 = 44g of fat.

If you are in a healthy weight range and want to maintain it, go for 225g of carbs, 175 g of protein and 44g of fat daily. This will put you at 2,000 calories and get you eating the right amounts of the right kinds of food. But what if you want to lose weight? Lower the carbs and raise the protein.

40% of 2,000 = 800 calories from carbs and proteins. 4 calories per gram, so 800/4 = 200g of carbs and 200g of protein daily. Stay with 44g of fat. To reach that goal, you will want to take less servings of whole grains and fruits and more of the legumes and meats. One apple has .3g of fat, .5g of protein and 25g of carbs. You’ll figure it out, just look at nutrition labels before eating anything. For fruits and veggies, just Google them and the search engine pulls up their nutrition info.

Hopefully you find this information helpful. Just remember, losing weight takes time. By including daily exercise, you can expect to lose 1 pound per week, or 4 pounds per month. After a year that would be 48 pounds. Cut back a few more calories and carbs and you can increase that rate. Just be patient with it. America got obese over the course of the last 30 years. It might take 30 more to rid us of this epidemic. But if you want to avoid becoming a statistic, follow these diet guidelines and enjoy life with a very low probability of developing diabetes.

Tips To Start Running

Running is one of the easiest ways to start working out, as you don’t need specialized equipment or detailed how-to lessons before beginning. As a fast way to boost cardiovascular fitness, running also helps maintain or improve bone density as a weight-bearing exercise. And, if you are looking to lose weight, running can be one of the most efficient ways to burn calories.

On the other hand, starting a new exercise regimen can be daunting, even if it doesn’t require learning new rules or new techniques. Here are a few tips on what to do if you’re new to running as an exercise.

Invest in running shoes. Any old pair of sneakers won’t cut it if you plan on running consistently. Invest in footwear designed for running and has excellent impact absorption to help lessen the wear-and-tear on your joints. Salespeople at athletic footwear stores may be able to help guide you to shoes that will fit your arch, gait and pronation (which describes which side of your foot makes the most initial contact with the ground). Also, consider what substrate you will be running on mostly; concrete, track or treadmill—each has their own particular needs.

Start with a walk-run. Particularly true for those who have not been exercising at all, the best way to start running is to alternate walking with running. Instead of running for the entire duration of the work out or length of the distance, begin by walking, then build up to a jog. Drop back down to a walk for another few minutes, before ramping it back up to a jog. This way you’ll gradually build up the cardiovascular and muscle strength needed for continuous running.

With a good app or timer, this interval training can be achieved outdoors, but treadmill running would be easier as you can monitor and adjust your speed while easily keeping an eye on the time. Some treadmills come already calibrated with interval programs.

Additional benefits of this alternating method is that interval exercise has been demonstrated as a great way to torch calories. As you become more comfortable with running, you can continue to cycle running with sprints to keep the benefits of interval training.

Find a running buddy. As with most new exercise programs, finding like-minded people with similar goals is a great way to keep up your motivation. Setting up a schedule to meet and run will prevent you from simply dropping out as you are accountable to other people. Whether it’s outdoors through your neighborhood, in a park or on side-by-side on treadmills, it can be a great way to catch up with a friend or bond with a loved one.

Strength train and stretch. Strength training and stretching will help you prevent injuries while running. Building up leg, core, and upper body muscles will improve your performance and form. Stretching will improve your flexibility and range of motion.

Figure out what works for you. While tips on running form can help reduce injury and improve performance, you need to adjust according to what feels right for you. Everyone’s body is different, so watch videos on form and technique and then try it out for yourself. Generally, try to keep your body relaxed, and direct your motion forward and not up-and-down (like bouncing).

Find out what motivates you. If you hate working out inside, find a local park or a safe route through your neighborhood. If you have major allergies or live in an area without safe running routes, running on a treadmill might be a better option for you. Whatever you do, find the spark that keeps you running consistently.

Start slow, use these tips and be consistent in your running schedule and soon you’ll transition from a newbie runner to running races.

Virginia Cunningham is a freelance writer from Southern California whose writing covers a range of topics, including health and beauty, fitness and health and tech and gaming. In addition to managing her own business, she loves to live an active lifestyle and enjoys running in the California sun.

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Quality Treadmill- Increase overall healthOne of the advantages of using a quality treadmill is the overall fitness, weight loss, and muscle toning you will receive. Experts have said that walking and running are some of the best cardiovascular movements you can do. Walking or jogging daily will help improve the overall health of the heart, increase circulation throughout the body, and improve the respiratory system. A quality treadmill will allow those of you to do it in the comforts of your own home if conditions outside are not permitting. Altra Zerodrop shoes are also high recommended for the cushioning and light weight feel when walking.

Lets face it, not everyone is cut out for going to the gym. Some of us are faced with injuries or other elements that just don’t allow us to benefit from intense weight training. Running or walking is something that anyone can do anywhere. The key to weight loss and better health is to stay moving. Its easy to find ourselves sitting in front of the TV and thats where eating unhealthy foods come into play. If you have a quality treadmill in your home take 30 minutes a day and get a good walk or short run in. Try it for 30 days and you will begin to see changes you never expected. Good luck and remember ” Keep Moving!”

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