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FENWAYGIRL18 Posts: 5,868
4/8/13 11:04 P

The weather keeps me isolated from the world, the weather dictates my health living with fibromyalgia and lyme is no fun and the weather is like playing Russian roulette.

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KKLENNERT809 Posts: 9,589
4/8/13 9:25 P

No not really, except when it gets below zero, I don't like the very cold!!

I did my best today, tomorrow I will do even better.
4/8/13 9:21 P

only when it is extremely hot or cold.

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DEBBY4576 Posts: 5,950
4/8/13 8:37 P

Yes when it's 100 to 125o outside you have to. Dangerous. Also when it's spring and allergy season.

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4/8/13 8:34 P

I do when it's bitterly cold, severely windy, heavy rain; unless I have to go somewhere. Then I manage to get there. I have skied when it was -10 degrees F., though. Warm weather, now for me, it can't be too hot for me to enjoy the outdoors. I do not like AC. I love the outdoors. Hiking, biking, golf, cross country skiing, etc.

LVOH83 Posts: 17
4/8/13 8:26 P

i grew up on southern nevada, and so when it got hot, it got very very very hot, and you had to stay inside. now i live in northwest ohio, and when it gets cold and windy, its very much so. all that combined with me not being an outdoors-y type of girl, i don't make a particular effort to spend time outside. BUT. there are an infinite amount of ways to be active even inside the house that weather should be no excuse.


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MUSHCAT Posts: 4,639
4/8/13 8:15 P

Yes. And we have a severe winter storm warning that will probably keep me from my volunteer position tomorrow.

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4/8/13 4:39 P


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4/8/13 3:58 P


SHANSDOINIT79 SparkPoints: (7,003)
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4/8/13 3:54 P

Uh yeah I stay in much of the time in the winter. The temps are crazy cold here during wintertime. I pushed myself to get my daughter out to play in the snow this year, though. When it gets 50 degrees+ Im out non-stop til snow flies again.

GERARLAUR Posts: 341
4/8/13 3:40 P

i cannot stand muggy weather so I do stay in AC when it is like that.

4/8/13 2:53 P

With extreme heat in Arizona (sometimes approaching 120 degrees during the the summer), we do typically hide inside, especially with the threat of dehydration and skin cancer. Lots of my neighbors are walkers, so we all get out early in the morning usually before things heat up. The rest of our year is perfect, and lots of people get out and do things here....hike, swim, tennis, big bicycling following, etc. I see fewer people out during windy days because of all of the allergens and dust in the air. We can usually always tell tourists and what we call "snow birds," those who escape their own winters for ours, because of their lack of tans.

Not being active IS certainly one of the contributing reasons to why we have gotten obese, however, it's pretty dynamic when you think about. More processed foods, more fast foods, a bigger variety of foods, lack of time to cook or garden in some cases, more things to sit around and do like computer, TV, video games; lack of education, media advertising, more stress/emotional eating, and the list goes on.

What's difficult is deciphering which factors affect us, personally, and working towards eliminating those problems and adding healthier options (like exercising outside).

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4/8/13 11:22 A

A few centuries ago before my knee problems, I used to run - running is a light rain is actually very pleasant. Doing anything in a downpour, not so much.

Sunshine I love, but I say this from a Nova Scotian perspective. People further south would probably consider our summer more like late spring...

I am not wild about cold weather, especially when it is cold, damp and windy. There are months here when the extent of my outdoor movement is from the house to the car or shoveling snow which I like even less.

BCOLLIN4 Posts: 337
4/8/13 11:09 A

I hide when it's raining or snowing.

RIET69 SparkPoints: (47,087)
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4/8/13 11:06 A

I love all kinds of weather, except when it is too hot. Even then, I love to be outdoors, just not moving much and in the shade.

MERGER96 Posts: 63
4/8/13 10:14 A

There's no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes.
-Swedish saying

FITWITHIN Posts: 21,962
4/8/13 9:20 A

When it's really hot I start very early when exercising outside.

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4/8/13 8:25 A

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Absolutely not. Good grief, I live in Minnesota and we have winter. As a matter of fact, it's still practically winter right now and we have more snow in the forecast. The temperature has been all over the place too and cold for April. If I let the weather dictate my activity level, I'd be even fatter than what I am.

And I am with KJ on this one. It may be one of many factors leading towards a fatter America.

Edited by: MLAN613 at: 4/8/2013 (08:29)
NEEKEPOO Posts: 701
4/8/13 6:54 A

Nope, I love it all.

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4/8/13 6:50 A

No I exercise in all kinds of weather....I run in the snow, wind, rain, sun, hot, frigid weather. I do not let anything stop me from exercising outside. After all, I have dogs that need to be walked everyday, I need to train for my races and I live in Canada.....if I waited for the weather to be nice, I would only go out half of the year.

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4/8/13 6:35 A

When it's too cold I stay inside, can't go for walks on my road with all the snow built up in the winter.

If it's raining I stay inside too. I cannot tolerat the heat and humidity so if it's too hot in the summer I try to walk early in the morning or later in the evening when it has cooled off. Sometimes it's just too hot for me.

If the weather doesn't co-operate I pop in a DVD or work out with Coach Nichole. emoticon

Edited by: JAVAJENN at: 4/8/2013 (06:39)
I think life is not so much about waiting for the storms to be over, as much as it is, learning how to dance in the rain.
4/8/13 6:34 A


I nearly spit my coffee out of my nose when I read the original post. One of the biggest problems in daily human health all boiled down to a single simple concept.....*snicker*....gotta love it!

There's an obesity problem in America and the reasons are MANY............

WELLNESSME09 Posts: 7,634
4/8/13 6:30 A

From cold weather I stay indoors and only go out if needed.

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TENNISJIM Posts: 11,750
4/8/13 6:06 A

Well, when it is too cold, I do stay in.

KKKAREN Posts: 12,223
4/8/13 6:04 A

I walk outside everyday all year long. I live in Florida and walk in the 100 degree temps. I don't like to start a walk in the rain though but if it starts after I start then I finish.

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4/8/13 1:58 A

Generally not - I enjoy different things about cold anf hot weather, and take walks regularly, year-round. Not so much when the hot or cold weather is extreme. I don't usually like to be out in when it's raining or super windy either. I do like to walk in a light snow emoticon So pretty emoticon

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4/8/13 1:04 A

Sadly people have to become more active. Get out of the house and find something to do.

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JANIEWWJD SparkPoints: (326,495)
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4/8/13 12:01 A

No, especially during this time of year.

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4/7/13 10:00 P

I have been walking-running the dog for many years. Most of the year it's like a ghost town, hardly anyone goes out side. About 50 degrees people start to come out doors. Near 80 they start staying in once again. And when it's hot out the neighborhood once again looks like a ghost town.. it's no wonder why obesity is so high in this country

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