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8 Easy Ways to Stay Thin

Craving a big slice of chocolate cake? Or tempted to plop in front of the TV with a bag of chips? The next time you want to indulge in a not-so-healthy vice, take a walk instead. It may be that a short bout of exercise can cause a positive change in mood that may help fight off an unhealthy urge, says Guy Faulkner, PhD, an assistant professor of exercise psychology at the University of Toronto. So the next time you hear a pint of ice cream calling your name, try one of these 10-minute walking tricks from Joan Pagano, author of 15-Minute Total Body Workout (DK Publishing).

By Anna Davies

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Shopping mall
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Head to the local mall.

Instead of casually window-shopping, walk briskly, pumping your arms at a 90-degree angle to get your heart rate up. Walk from one end of the mall to the other and back.

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