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Do you exercise?
Posted 4/5/12
I used to exercise a lot, but then I quit for some unknown reason. Because of that, I'm out of shape so I'm HIGHLY considering getting back into shape.
Posted 4/6/12 , edited 4/6/12
All the time.
I'm a college student with bad/sporadic sleeping and bad eating habits, so I make a conscious effort to get exercise @ least 3 days a week.

3 mornings out of the week I wake up and run 2 miles. I also like to lift weights with my roommate @ the school gym and play basketball quite often.
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Posted 4/6/12
I'd loooove to exercise if only I had enough time in my hands. But since it's summer break, I guess I can finally squeeze it in my schedule (busy as always ). Plus the doctor recommended it for me, so yeah.
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Posted 4/6/12 , edited 4/6/12
Yes, I do.

- 5-7 mile walk everyday (even in the Winter).
- Gravity based workout daily. 25 chin-ups (palms facing me), 25 push-ups, 25 pull-ups (palms away), 25 weighted squats (50-pound weights).
- 1400 - 2100 steps at 1 minute intervals (1 minute of steps, 1 minute of rest for 20 minutes).

Here are some excellent Ab exercises that anyone can do:

http://www.thepostgame.com/blog/training-day/201109/3-awesome-ab-exercises

At my age I don't workout to look good, but to maintain health, build bone strength and elevate my heart rate (20 minutes of steps). I would encourage everyone to at least walk 10,000 steps everyday.

BTW ... walking 10,000 steps (about 5 miles) daily only maintains your health ... if you want to assist in losing weight, you'll need to 12,500-13,000 steps daily (about 6 - 6.5 miles). But really, 84% of your total weight loss comes from your diet and food choices and not exercise, so choose wisely what you feed upon. And yes, when you turn 40, if you're still eating like you did when your were 18, 20 or 30 years old, you'll get crazy fat. FYI.

My three simple rules to a long life:

- Eat less (mostly plants).
- Don't smoke.
- Keep moving.


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Posted 4/6/12
I only exercise in P.E because it's for a grade. But other than that, no. I just burn off the calories by thinking hard ^_^
Posted 4/6/12
Its 80% of my life
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Posted 4/6/12
I exercise 6 days a week, but I'm trying to get to 7 days (my schedule doesn't always permit it). I am a little overweight but I'm more concerned about keeping my body strong and healthy. I figure as long as I eat healthy and do heavy exercise for half an hour every day I will be fine :)
Though I want to bump it up to an hour a day, I just need to work up to it.
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Posted 4/6/12
As a kid, I was the family garbage disposal, eating my portion, seconds, and almost anything else everyone else couldn't finish-- and was still a somewhat skinny kid. At around my mid-20's, my metabolism all changed, and I started really gaining weight. In medical/graduate school, I started lifting weights at home (couldn't afford a gym), and then started going to the gym during the day when I had a salary (good for a break in the day). Lately, the gym habit has fallen off with work being so busy-- sounds like time to resurrect the home gym with the weights and all.... (they're lying around somewhere...) Maybe I'll get an elliptical machine (and hope it doesn't just become a piece of furniture).
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Posted 4/6/12

ExplodyMan wrote:


Ah the old classic mistake. If you are exercising you should still watch what you eat. Otherwise you will go a long way without loosing weight and then loose motivation and give up.

Also starving yourself will never work because your metabolism will slow down to compensate, you will fill lethargic and unhappy but won't loose weight. Figure out how many calories you need everyday and then try and stick to it roughly. You will be amazed by how much better you feel. And it doesn't have to be a drastic change like eating only rabbit food either. If you need some pointers I will be happy to point you to some resources. PS. I used to be obese once.


I would like to get some of these resources that you have.

If anything I've changed some of my diet. I'm eating more veggies now, eating less portions, and eating "til I feel satisfied", not stuffing myself.



Posted 4/6/12 , edited 4/6/12
Yes I get out bed do some walking up down steers looking for clothing that's my daly work out
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Posted 4/6/12

squirrel3d wrote:


ExplodyMan wrote:


Ah the old classic mistake. If you are exercising you should still watch what you eat. Otherwise you will go a long way without loosing weight and then loose motivation and give up.

Also starving yourself will never work because your metabolism will slow down to compensate, you will fill lethargic and unhappy but won't loose weight. Figure out how many calories you need everyday and then try and stick to it roughly. You will be amazed by how much better you feel. And it doesn't have to be a drastic change like eating only rabbit food either. If you need some pointers I will be happy to point you to some resources. PS. I used to be obese once.


I would like to get some of these resources that you have.

If anything I've changed some of my diet. I'm eating more veggies now, eating less portions, and eating "til I feel satisfied", not stuffing myself.





To start with, I used this to figure out the caloric need of my body
http://scoobysworkshop.com/calorie-calculator/
If you just estimate the calories of your meals, it should stop you from overeating and make healthier choices.

Also it is really important to be able to read food labels
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXwLUA_ucCk
The video is from the perspective of someone working out to build muscle but the gist of it should apply.

One thing that really helped me get moving was the Couch to 5 k program, look it up. It is structured in a way that is pretty good. Look it up. Start simple and don't do anything drastic is what I do. It has worked for me but every person is different. Hope it helps
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Posted 4/6/12

thelittlelily wrote:

I'd loooove to exercise if only I had enough time in my hands. But since it's summer break, I guess I can finally squeeze it in my schedule (busy as always ). Plus the doctor recommended it for me, so yeah.


Just a warning, if you don't make it a part of your routine you will find it really really hard to stick to. I use the I am busy excuse all the time
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Posted 4/6/12
i try to hit the gym a couple of times a week... spend anywhere from an hour to two there, usually burning anything from 200-400 calories...

love the cycles... not a fan of the elliptical...
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Posted 4/6/12
I exercise every other day for about 30 minutes. I eat more fruits and vegetables and I don't drink soda. Thanks to that I've went from a 14 to an 8. Eating right and exercising works wonders.
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Posted 4/6/12
Well, for sure I'm not ''concerned'' with obesity, because people are free to do what they wish, or not wish. Information is out there, so it sure is their choice whether they want to improve or not. As for me, exercise regularly. Cardio workout for about 20 minutes, following by weight train.
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