Fitness Minutes: (10,813)
5/23/12 6:00 A
I did white water rafting Sunday....It was a blast, I soaked up the sun, spent quality time with my 16 yr old son and burned 700 calories. One of the best days ever!
Fitness Minutes: (679)
5/22/12 10:08 P
Thanks for your suggestions ladies, they are great. Actually, I walk or am standing during most of my work shift. I also walk at least two miles every other day. So, I'm staying active but not really making much progress. I was thinking some sort of team-oriented activity would give me a boost. It's probably just a matter of taking a better look at what is available in my area. I have done a 5k, and would like to do another since my time has improved. I just need to get my lazy butt friends to join me. ;) I'm definitely interested in water activities though, so I think that ARCHIMEDESII was right about trying again later on with the dragon boat thing. Thanks for your help ladies!
Fitness Minutes: (14,631)
170 5/22/12 1:42 P
I've volunteered for a shelter, so I can say that's a good idea. You can walk dogs or play with cats - much better than sitting at a desk. I did animal adoption events where to places like malls and carried around the cages. While it's not running around, we never sat during those events. You can run/walk in a charity race - maybe a 5k if you've never done one.
Fitness Minutes: (77,848)
3,510 5/22/12 1:38 P
How about volunteering at an animal shelter and walking the dogs? I realize that's not a team sport but it is exercise combined with volunteering, which you said you like to do.
You don't have to eat the whole thing.
Fitness Minutes: (232,390)
5/22/12 10:48 A
Have you considered trying a hiking club ? If you're near some good trails and looking for something fun to do, hiking is a great activity. all you need is a good pair of hiking shoes. If you don't want to hike, walking is a great activity. I walk everywhere. I love walking.
I wouldn't give up on those dragon boats. While you might not be ready this year, how about starting training for next year ? it strikes me that a good rower needs stamina, upper body strength, core strength and endurance. So, why not take up some strength training to increase your lean muscle ? that will give you the strength you need for rowing. Walking and hiking will help increase your endurance. For stamina, how about some yoga ? And no, you are not too big for yoga. Any good instructor will show you pose modifications where you need them. I use modifications when I take class and find a pose difficult.
so, how about training for next year's dragon boats ? You could start with these exercises.
Fitness Minutes: (679)
5/22/12 9:12 A
I'm a person that likes to volunteer for various organizations benefitting my community, but usually that ends up being help with paperwork, calls, manning a booth, or some other sedentary activity. As I try to adopt a healthier and more active lifestyle, I REALLY would love the chance to participate in some sort of sport or team activity.
My town has a couple dragon boat teams and I thought that would be a lot of fun, but when speaking to the organizer I was a bit discouraged by their subtle hints that I was not up to par, physically speaking. So, bummer, that sucks.
I'm not giving up though, I need to find a fun activity. Does anyone have any suggestions? I'm an hour or less away from multiple waterways, the oceans and mountains. Thanks!
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