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KaySadie

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Posted: 28 Feb 2017, 14:27
I'm having a difficult time wrapping my head around an exercise routine. Any suggestions? I need to be more active...
diane.kovats

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Posted: 28 Feb 2017, 14:31
I love in-home workouts. hasfit.com has some great ones and they even do 30 day programs. Other favorites include Leslie Sansone walk at home or Jessica Smith. You can google in the video search and get a lot without paying a subscription.
Abigail...

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Posted: 28 Feb 2017, 14:36
Hey girl! Do you have access to a gym and how often were to looking to work out a week?
Taurielfan

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Posted: 28 Feb 2017, 14:37
I'd start with walking. All you need is a good pair of walking shoes. I don't think anything beats walking outdoors on a nice, sunny day! Also, you might try out YouTube videos - there are dozens for things like pilates, yoga, weight lifting, etc. I've been watching kayaking instructions, since that's something I'd like to get into. Just think about things you like to do and start there. You'll more likely stick with an exercise program if you enjoy the type of exercise.Cool
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Lindart

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Posted: 28 Feb 2017, 16:35
You really have to get your head around it. What kind of exercise do you want to do? I didn't want to go to the gym, I have a recumbent bike that I felt I could do, and I thought following a video might be good. I wanted to get it over with first thing in the morning. I love Jane Fonda, so I found some of her videos on You Tube. I watched a few of them, and decided I could probably do one or 2 so I chose them and saved them on Pinterest. At this point I'm still getting my head around it! Then I had to change my morning routine, so now I take my coffee back to my nice warm bed and watch the news, or read, until I feel I'm awake enough, I choose my video on my tablet. In the beginning I would watch the video before I started, just to get my head around it, then I got up, put on my exercise clothes (always the same ones) and do the video, then I have my shower, and my breakfast. I did this for awhile, then started adding in the recumbent bike - only 5 minutes at first, then 10, then 15 (watching videos on my tablet during). Now I am up to 15 minutes on level 2, which a month ago I thought would be impossible! I now exercise 5-6 times a week (sometimes I just don't want to! - but I always make sure the next day that I do. It has really made a difference - small differences that I notice day to day, and I love Jane Fonda! If you want the videos I do, I will send you the URL. BTW, I am 63 years old, I know you are around my age from your profile. So I guess the steps are 1) decide what you want to do 2)decide when and where you want to do it 3) change your habits to get you there! It's a process, and I didn't exercise at all during the first few days of my process!
JustineJones

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Posted: 28 Feb 2017, 18:32
Hi Kay
I like activity, hate the gym. In fact, hate anything other than walking and dog walking where I am responsible for myself.
I do classes every day. It's taken a while to find the right mix of classes that I enjoy and have varying intensities but I am really enjoying it right now. It means I am committed for at least an hour to physical activity but more importantly, it means I have a definite start and end time and by doing a group activity, I am more likely to stick at it for the hour rather than being in the gym walking around the machines hating them all haha! My best advice would be to find a few things your enjoy rather than just one as you can soon get a bit...stagnant Smile Enjoy x
Jean Mc

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Posted: 06 Mar 2017, 15:47
I agree with those above - just walk.

It costs nothing. If you have a dog - they'll appreciate it.

Tip from me:
I decided one day (because I couldn't fit it in) that I'd get up an hour earlier. Now every weekday morning 6-7 is my walking time. It doesn't interfere with anything.

I've also met some lovely people at the local dog park I now call friends.
'til the bridge you will need be formed. 'til the ductile anchor hold. 'til the gossamer thread you fling catch somewhere - oh my soul". Walt Whitman - 'The Noiseless Patient Spider'
Joyful111

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Posted: 08 Mar 2017, 08:05
Hi Katie

My advice is find some activity that is fun and not boring and doesn't make you feel like you are actually "exercising"

For me, I like to do the video dance and fitness games, and hula hooping. And I just turned 58. It's fun to "exercise" like a kid again!
Jean Mc

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Posted: 08 Mar 2017, 19:48
Hey,
I just got a basketball backboard. Took hubby 3 days to work out how to install it but it's great. The exercise is quite good - even if you are only doing shots. You don't even notice you are exercising but end up with a bit of a sweat up.
A little expensive to set up but a good investment.
'til the bridge you will need be formed. 'til the ductile anchor hold. 'til the gossamer thread you fling catch somewhere - oh my soul". Walt Whitman - 'The Noiseless Patient Spider'
Joyful111

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Posted: 09 Mar 2017, 09:56
Jean Mc..Sounds like fun! Keep at it...
Wheezers629

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Posted: 12 Mar 2017, 11:08
I have a Tony Little Gazelle which takes the stress off your back. You can go as fast or slow as you want and it works on legs, thighs and arms. You can do several angle exercise to target the front and back of your legs. It really helps the hips to go down. I'm up to 35 min. a day but have missed a few due to periphal neuoropathy.
jmixh

Joined: Jan 17
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Posted: 13 Mar 2017, 10:55
I started a water aerobic class at a local County indoor rec center pool. Love the low impact work-out. I have bad arthritis and walking hurts after a short time. Most local parks and rec. classes are not very expensive as opposed to health club pools.
Pamellivilin

Joined: May 17
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Posted: 11 May 2017, 10:33
hello to everybody! I have one question.. I work in the office. the whole day I'm sitting. but I want to lose my weight little. when is better to do sports exercises before work or after? thanks
Trainer_1_99

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Posted: 11 May 2017, 11:48
I belong to Beachbody on Demand, Full Access to every program Beachbody has out there. (P90X, 10 Minute trainer - to name a few) If you are just beginning, check out the Power 90 (one of my favs and what I'm doing now,,,fell away from working out for quite sometime.) Feel free to give me a yell if you'd like more info. SueHathaway13 (on FB) or here Very Happy
Jean Mc

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Posted: 16 May 2017, 19:06
I think it's worth reiterating the small impact exercise actually has.

Check out the amount of calories you burn on your Exercise page simply sleeping and resting. Mine says I burn about 2,100.

The brain and the heart burn the most calories.

If I walk for an hour, I'm likely to burn 200. That's only 10% of what you burn without any exercise at all.

To lose one pound, you need to have a calorie deficit (eat less than what you burn) of 3,500. To achieve that with exercise you'd need run for half an hour 7 days a week.

If you have an RDI of, say 2,500 and you consume 2,000 per day, that's 1 pound lost (3,500). If you also walk for an hour a day (200 calories) that's 1,400 calories which is equivalent to 0.4 of a pound. 1.4 pounds (around half a kilo) in total.

In short, it's easier to lose weight if you add regular exercise but don't stress about it. You can still lose weight by simply lowering your calorie intake.
'til the bridge you will need be formed. 'til the ductile anchor hold. 'til the gossamer thread you fling catch somewhere - oh my soul". Walt Whitman - 'The Noiseless Patient Spider'




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