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    Old 02-10-2001, 10:49 AM   #1
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    What's the average amount of time to exercise?

    I didn't ask that very well, but what I mean is how often should one exercise a week and how long? I'm having trouble exercising everyday like I want to, so I'm trying to find a compromise with myself that would get me into a regular schedule instead of being sporadic throughout the week.

    Normally I go for a brisk walk 45 mins. to an hour when I do manage to find the energy to do so.

     
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    Old 02-10-2001, 05:00 PM   #2
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    Re: What's the average amount of time to exercise?

    45 min. to an hour is good! Just try and do it 3 times a week and you will be on your way to fitness!!!

     
    Old 02-10-2001, 10:21 PM   #3
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    Re: What's the average amount of time to exercise?

    I don't know what is normal for most people...I just try to listen to my body. I am able to exercise (low impact aerobics) for an hour on four days per week. I don't get super, super sore on this schedule. I am thinking of trying to start resistance training...you know...lifting (light) weights, etc...but I'm still 60 pounds overweight so I figure that I've got a lot of time before I have to worry about flabbiness and lack of muscle! Right now I'm just trying to FIND the muscles! <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/biggrin.gif">

    Good luck and God Bless!

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    Old 02-11-2001, 09:41 PM   #4
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    Re: What's the average amount of time to exercise?

    Start by finding something you like to do.
    And then do that at your own pace.

    For example - I like the treadmill and try to do 30 minutes 3-4 times a week. Sometimes I only do 15 minutes twice a week. I know I should do more but there are times when I just can't.

     
    Old 02-12-2001, 07:57 AM   #5
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    Re: What's the average amount of time to exercise?

    Hey,
    Here is a trick I used when I first started doing exercises.

    In the morning, after coffee and before shower, I would turn on the TV to the Today show and every time a commercial would come on I would start doing an exercise. I would continue it through the commercial. I would do this all the way through the Today show. At that time It was an hour show but it is now a two hour show, so I get twice as much exercise.
    I would then take my shower.

    For those of you who can't stay home and have to go to school or work, morning exercise might not be so easy. You will have to either get up early or compress your exercise time so you can get out of the house on time.

    Some of my lady friends who work, go to a gym or health spa after work. They keep sweats and such there and when they are finished they shower there and then go home or do what ever errands they need at that time.

    Exercise is just like anything else. It can become a good habit and something that you learn to include and incorporate into your daily schedule.

    Time nowadays is limited, one lady I know incorporates her exercise time in with playing with her children after work (they benifit at the same time). She says they think it is fun..

    Use your imagination and your available resources and time to its upmost limit. Time is the one thing you can not get back and should be spent wisely.
    Peace

     
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