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Posts: 6
2/8/13 12:31 P

Thank you everyone! I will take all your answers into consideration :) I'm excited to get in there again after years! When I work out, I feel like I can breathe better! So I'm going to keep it up because it feels so good. I've been doing light yoga but I will definitely do some weight training.

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2/8/13 10:09 A

I recommend starting slow also. You don't want to have an injury that sets you back. Just keep going and build up to where you want to be. The biggest thing is to listen to your body.

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2/8/13 8:16 A

That's great that you have started! You can put down the wii remote and turn off the tv and pick up where you left off too. I am taking 4 college classes on line...... sitting, I am not a sitter. Easily distracted, yep that's me. So I use the wii fit plus to keep me close to the "books" yet get out and stretch and have fun doing it. Hope this helps. Sandra

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2/8/13 8:00 A

Congratulations on starting! You need to start slow. Your endurance will build as you keep going. The Wii game sounds great. Do as much as you can, slowly, and I'll bet within two weeks you'll be further along!

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2/7/13 11:00 P

If you're not used to exercising, I'd suggest a 3-day rotation:

Day 1 - Work "hard". Challenge yourself. Get huffy puffy and sweaty. Lift heavy weights and/or do some really challenging cardio.

Day 2 - Rest. No, or only very light, exercise. A gentle walk?

Day 3 - Work "moderate". Do something that definitely qualifies as exercise but doesn't push you as much as Day 1 does.

Repeat twice in a week, with the 7th day also 'off'. Mix it up a bit. Basically, push yourself no more than twice a week, but do some other countable exercise at least two other days.

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2/7/13 4:53 P

By building up to it. You don't run a marathon without first running a mile!

Start slow, and build up a little at a time. It takes time to build your endurance. Trying to do too much, too soon not only doesn't feel good, it can put you at a greater risk for injury.

Start out with 30 minutes, 3 times per week, and as that starts to get easier, start increasing your time.

Make sure you include some strength training in your program. If you neglect strength training, you'll be burning muscle as well as fat, so strength training is critical for the preservation of your lean muscle mass and for boosting your overall metabolism so you can burn more calories at rest!

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2/7/13 4:50 P

For the past four years, I have not exercised. Luckily I haven't gained any weight after four years of basically just sitting around. I never set a routine or got really active. I just started to work out. I'ts my fifth day. Should I go easy on myself for a while since it's been so long that I haven't got active? I get worn out very easy and feel sick to my stomach after an hour work out. A very light work out. I'm using "The Biggest Loser" Wii game and do exercises on that. It sounds weird but I like it.

Anyway! How should I help my body adapt to me working out 30 min- 60 min a day?

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