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BLUESYINPA Posts: 40
11/13/12 8:15 P

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I definitely think moderate exercise can help. You may not see the change right away on the outside, but you'll feel the changes for sure. It has really helped with my stress. I've gone to extremes with exercise on weightloss attempts before, but this time I need to do something I can see myself doing long term & I enjoy. I usually workout 30 min to 1 hour 5 or 6 days a week.

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11/12/12 10:57 P

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Moderate exercise and eating healthier can definitely help. I know I've lost a pant size, and I really haven't lost that much weight. But I can tell that I'm smaller. Even moderate exercise builds muscle, which weighs more than fat. So even if the scale doesn't move, if you are gaining muscle doing moderate exercise, then you are losing fat as well. I think what you're doing is great. With my hours a work changing, I'm home by 3:30 so I can get in a nice long (usually about 80 minutes) walk, most days of the week. I don't do much else in the way of exercise. I agree about what Loislane said below, getting your heart and lungs healthy is more important that losing weight fast.

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11/7/12 11:09 A

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Like KNUCKLES145, I think changes you can't see are just as important as those you can see. My goal is a brisk 30 minute walk every day to improve my cardio-vascular fitness. No one will be able to see the change this will make unless they notice I'm no longer the red-faced woman huffing and puffing after walking up the hill to our cottage! :)


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11/5/12 8:59 P

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I think moderate exercise definitely can and does help. And sometimes getting started is the hard part, so starting something small can lead to some big changes.

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11/5/12 1:50 P

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Well I don't know how much it's genetics or how much it's exercise but I've been a moderate exerciser most of my adult life and I've never had a blood pressure problem for instance. I'm not in the kind of shape I'd ultimately like to be in but I do see that I do better than a lot of people. It also has helped me stay sane in that it's the best antidepressant (besides my cats that is!) out there.


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11/5/12 12:43 P

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I look at more than just my pudginess to determine if moderate exercise helps. and I think it does. I can now walk longer,and have a goal of hiking up a small local mountain by the end of the year. (I do it in short bursts of about 50 ft at a time so it takes me awhile, but I'm still going up)

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11/5/12 12:34 P

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I think so, if you are consistent with it. You said you're busy and I tend to think when you're busy that any little bit you can get in is a good thing. What you typically do sounds good to me. I believe I have lost weight doing that before...it just took time.


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"Food is not love, comfort, or an anxiety pill."

Time to stop trying to solve things with food (lack of included) that food won't solve. Food solves one thing: bodily hunger.

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11/5/12 12:25 P

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I've ALWAYS been a "moderate exerciser;" the most intense I ever got was 3-4 gym visits a week, never more than an hour at a time... and that was many years ago.

Right now, I'm very busy -- so just doing 20 minutes brisk outdoor walk plus stretches... but typically do 2-3 miles (about 25-40 minutes) on the treadmill or outdoors, at about 3.7 mph up to about 6 mph in bursts. Then about 10 minutes with 8 lb weights, and 5 min of stretching/abs. This about 4-5 days/week.

This is all fine, but the reality is that -- while I feel better about my self and my body is less stressed when I exercise -- I have NEVER seen a physical change in myself due to moderate exercise.

CAN moderate exercise make a dent in a moderately pudgy physique??

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