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Fighting gravity by moving your body regularly is the best way to stay in shape. In space, Hadfield spent two hours a day harnessed to a treadmill or clipped to a stationary bike in order to exercise; but down on Earth, we have the luxury of using gravitational pull for resistance. “Instead of buying another piece of exercise gear, a new set of shoes and a gym membership, go for a walk or do jumping jacks, which need no equipment,” says Hadfield. “What you really need is impetus and discipline.”
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