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8/10/13 3:55 P

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I live in Oregon and consequently a lot of wet rainy weather during winter. I have an umrella and rain jacket (no rain pants tho) and if the rain is light, sometimes I go out to walk - otherwise, I have a treadmill in a spare room which also has a TV. Also, I have an indoor bike in my living room which I will ride. When I walk outside, it's usually for about an hour. The TM and the bike are mostly half hour sessions, although I have inclines and resistances set high enough that it gets the heart rate up some.

I try to do one of the three 5 days a week. I do not do any to "lose weight", but just to move the body a little. It started out to help with breathing (I have mild copd) and I enjoyed it so much, especially the outside walking, that I've been doing it for probably 8-9 years now.



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8/10/13 3:30 P

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I concur with some of the other comments out there about working out not being about losing weight. I say food is 80% of the equation. I always tell people that I work out for mental health followed by health health! It's about pumping blood through your body, air deep into your lungs, keeping joints moving, range of motion, working on balance and strength for longevity. All great goals!
My Y membership is worth every penny though. If left to my own devices I end up doing things for everyone else and cleaning the house etc instead of working out. If I have a class or someone meeting me it gets my butt out the door!

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TJANDJESS's Photo TJANDJESS Posts: 651
8/10/13 1:27 P

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I find that I have to eat before and after a workout due to hunger. I've still lost weight but I keep going up and down and I'm struggling to loose the last few pounds.

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8/10/13 1:25 P

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Exercise is only a very minor player in losing weight on a correctly done low-carb diet (no severe calorie restriction). Exercise will help increase muscle mass and lower body fat but this may or may not result in weight loss, it's much better than weight loss.
A mix of cardio (training the heart muscle) and strength training (training skeletal muscles, especially core) is what I believe is best for all of us. The older we get the more important it becomes to work out consistently because we are all programmed to lose muscle mass as we get older. The most common reason for older people to have serious falls is a lack of strength in our core muscles.
I think it really helps to have balance between cardio and strength training and to pick activities that you enjoy. It does not have to involve a gym but it should involve getting sweaty.
I do a huge variety of things because I easily get bored: swimming, running, strength training, horseback riding, mucking out at the barn, lifting hay bales, dancing, ice skating, table tennis, racquetball, rowing machine, climbing, hiking, snow shoeing, pick-up games of basketball, roller-blading...
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8/10/13 1:14 P

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Anything that is fun and I can do consistently.

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8/10/13 1:12 P

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I tend to walk 30-60 minutes a day, and every so often go out and play. It worked for me as a kid, and still does. Some basketball, frisbee, or a bike ride, as well as hiking, swimming, or just tossing a ball around all burn calories, and are fun. These activities can be done with family and friends, who would probably love to see you more active, and spend more time with you anyways. Plus you will have fun, which means you will stick to it, and when you get tired, you just stop. weight loss will be 90% diet with low carb, exercise is just for cardiovascular health. Don't think of it as a weight loss mechanism. It will make you feel better, and healthier, and that is good enough.

As you get more fit, the intensity of you play will get more strenuous, and if you are frisky, you can try rock climbing, or canoeing. Just do what feels right for you. The gym is just a bad place where your happiness goes to die along with $400 a year. Spend $150 on a raincoat, boots, and an umbrella for inclement weather, and walk daily, and play when you can. Save $250, and never torture yourself on an elliptical again.


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8/10/13 12:35 P

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I agree with Moxie - the best fitness activities are the ones you are motivated to do! I live in Washington State so I tend to workout at home and indoors. I have an old NordicTrack ski machine and I leave a personal CD player attached to it and listen to audiobooks by my favorite authors while I work out. I love to read so I totally bait myself with books that catch and hold my imagination and attention (no self-improvement stuff while working out!).

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8/10/13 11:30 A

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From the books about insulin resistance, prediabetes and diabetes that I have been reading lately, it seems like walking for at least 30 minutes a day is the choice of the authors.

But some days, I just can't get outside due to the weather, so I have some Leslie Sansone walking DVDs that I have started using. And I like an occasional Richard Simmons dvd workout. I like the music, and he is always so happy and encouraging.

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8/10/13 11:03 A

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Several good points there. Compliance is more important than "correctness" of an exercise program.

If you're already fairly fit, I'd recommend you check out Mark's Daily Apple (Mark Sisson, author of "The Primal Blueprint"). I like his attitude that human beings were not evolved to do massive amounts of cardio, and that a range of activity that includes a lot of walking, a bit of "lifting heavy things", and an occasional sprint are probably what give us the best health.

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8/10/13 7:44 A

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What's the best exercise? The one you'll do!

I think it's important to do a variety both to trick your body into not getting used to something and to prevent boredom. I do spin class, swimming, Pilates, and yoga. Water aerobics is great too. I like classes since I have camaraderie. It motivates me to see my buddies. I also walk when the weather is cooler. I hate being hot! I sit in front of the fan for spin class. And music really motivates me. If I'm on my own I have an IPOD with some rocking good music.

When I first started and was much heavier I used to be to do 5 or 10 minutes on an elliptical. I'd call my hubby and celebrate what I could do and and each time try to increase it. Incremental improvement!!

I am starting my ticker again since starting low carb....in the home strech!
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8/10/13 3:14 A

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What kind of workouts do you find help loose weight on a low carb diet

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