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8 Cold, Hard Truths about Exercise

It's Time for an Exercise in Tough Love



10/22/2013 8:47:48 AM

FATTYBOY230's SparkPage
I knew it from the onset....the more yoe exocise the more u can eat is bull! Try cutting the calorie u can eat in half.... I walk 3 miles a day ... that should intitle me to a piece of garlic toast to go with my chicken... nooooooooo. try a half a slice. This article is right on for man atory reading. SP exorcise calorie counter is over estimating as well . I knock off 30% on the safe side.


10/14/2013 12:09:33 PM

KARENMOM77's SparkPage
LANEYTHEGIRL I agree! I'm just starting out and would like to know that its enough. That me just simply not sitting on my butt all day like I was will help. This makes it sound as if...If your not killing yourself your not going to see results!


9/18/2013 10:24:38 AM

GMALUCKY13's SparkPage
This information was great to read and keep up to date on what we should be doing.


4/29/2013 1:05:56 PM

My friends and I started a group on facebook to encourage each other (a few of us are sparkers and encourage tracking and etc here) but we had one group member actually say that she tracks somewhere else, and that she listed herself as sedentary, so she counts showering, cooking while standing up, and ANYTHING where she isn't sitting down on her exercise. I mentioned how that wasn't true, but I am going to share this link. So perfect to explain since I am not an expert! Thanks!


3/25/2013 6:27:08 PM

MISHKIN's SparkPage
whoa, those certainly were some harsh truths! I have always heard that little snippets of exercise broken up through out the day DO count as exercise. Never heard it HAD to be for 10 minutes. All in all a very informative article. Sometimes the truth hurts!


3/23/2013 2:36:45 PM

I believe in the one about one hour of exercise does not offset 23 hours of sitting around. I have a desk job but make sure I take a 10 minute walk every two hours.


1/3/2013 8:37:25 PM

I think some of these were sort of extreme and may come across as negative to someone just starting out.


1/1/2013 10:42:37 AM

I want to save this to my favorites- how can I do it.
all these things we tend to forget over time.


8/20/2012 4:58:34 PM

MISTYMW's SparkPage
This is so true... so many people think that just moving is enough or having a cheat day to reward your hard efforts is a good thing, but it’s not… you should NEVER reward yourself or your children with food!!! Food rewards just lead to a unhealthy view of food. I have been a food addict most of my life and for the first time I feel in control over my eating. My whole family has given up processed sugars, Sodas, preservatives, fast food…. And I am so happy that I am now teaching my 4 children how to really live life… WOOHOO for a healthy family


8/20/2012 4:44:51 PM

NLPOLAK's SparkPage
I get what you're saying, but I have often heard it said that you can exercise in smaller amounts throughout the day, as long as they add up to at least 30 minutes? I know that especially in my case, I don't always have a 30 minute chunk of time to devote to exercise, but I do have 5-10 minutes at a time several times a day instead. And when I do, I power-walk through the hallways or parking lots - whether it's on a break at work, or waiting for my daughter at the bus stop. I'd like to think those help in burning calories! Between the days I do a full 30 minutes at one time and break it up into several segments, I have definitely been seeing weight loss changes.


8/20/2012 9:53:30 AM

This was a great set of truths; keep them coming.


8/20/2012 6:30:55 AM

COMETER's SparkPage
On the positive side, the endorphins and confidence (mental and emotional especially) that I get from exercise make it so much easier.

In my experience, separating an exercise lifestyle from a weightloss lifestyle is key. I think that's the important point here. Exercise is forever, regardless of what else is going on. You're correct that it too often falls by the wayside if it is only about weightloss.

Good information--thanks!


8/19/2012 10:32:00 PM

MICHELLE_391's SparkPage
This is defenetly the kind of article I like to read. I feel enlightened and ready to mix thi gs up more. Thank you!


7/25/2012 1:07:16 AM

I really just have concerns about strength training... I've got some arthritis type issues, and I am a tiny bit limited by it. I discovered Nicole's series and have found some moves that work for me...but I've also noticed when I have to stop on the dot with other exercise moves. I want to build and tone my body, but I'm only just learning to accommodate a cardio routine ... I better give it some time, I suppose it all works out in the end if I stay focused.


7/23/2012 9:50:25 PM

I agree with these for sure! I had come to a stale-mate in my weight loss, once I started changing up my routine the weight came off again. I love variety so knowing that routine is not necessarily good helps me know I am doing something right. :P

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