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  1. Drink water
  2. Stop smoking
  3. Walk after eating
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  5. Use the stairs
  6. Play a sport
  7. Take vitamins
  8. Go dancing
  9. One less cookie
 10. Stretch daily

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Fitness builds health

Better health means more than just losing weight or being able to walk an extra half mile. When your body is stronger, you're better able to face the pressures of the day. You'll feel more alert and self-confident. You'll be less susceptible to colds and sickness. Your family will benefit by having you around longer. If others did the same, our country could save millions on medical insurance costs.

So even if you're not motivated to do it for yourself, do it for family...
do it for friends... do it for your country...   JUST DO IT!!!

This website will help you start immediately (and almost painlessly).

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Each area of this website contains ideas, suggestions, and tips from professionals to incorporate into your life as easily as possible to help you achieve your goals. Use them as checklists to start or continue a plan to feel the benefits of a healthier lifestyle. Visit one area at a time, or attack several at once.

Overview of areas on this website:
  • Reasons to get fit - How a focus on health and fitness makes life better
  • Start - Action Plan:   master list for overall health improvement plan
  • Fitness Programs - Exercise:   training plans / tips for walking, running, weights
  • Nutrition - Healthy Diet:   lose weight or improve eating & hydration habits
  • Vitamins - Supplements:   added nutrients from minerals & antioxidants
  • Gear - Fitness Equipment:   shoes, sportswear, items to improve performance
  • Motivation - Inspiration:   posters, books, & resources to keep you pumped up
  • Lifestyle - Kick Bad Habits!   methods and tools to conquer addictions and unhealthy practices
  • Medical - Precautions:   consulting the doctor, discussing medical conditions

More pages:
Fitness Directory - Find personal trainers, gyms, massage therapists & more
Caution - Safety tips, disclaimers, and sports injury prevention
Schedules - Training plan calendars (different levels) to fit into your life
Contribute - Submit articles for posting on this site & get free publicity

Inspiration for this website

We all want to feel our best.   This site is designed to help you achieve better health without spending too much time or money.

My name is Ray Christensen (aka 'Marathon Man'). In 2002, I turned 40 and took up running. Through a proper diet, plenty of training and an increased focus on nutrition, I've been feeling younger ever since. In that time, I've run 15 marathons (26.2 miles). But you don't have to be a marathoner to feel the benefits of being fit.

Each of us can take steps to improve our strength, stamina, and self-confidence. Work on one aspect of your health at a time (such as diet, or physical endurance) or combine everything into your personal fitness program for the greatest rewards!
...Ray's full story


Ray runs Boston Marathon
Ray runs Boston Marathon 2005, 2006, 2009

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