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8 Workouts You'll Love if You Hate to Sweat

Don't Sweat It! These Perspiration-Free Workouts Deliver

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MBERSANO

8/17/2014 10:25:50 AM

Three years ago I could not swim at all. My husband worked with me and showed me that if I blew air out while under water I would be able to swim as he thought I had a good stroke. With some practice I now swim a mile 2 to 3 times a week. I do find doing laps relaxing and enjoy the water. I do not swim fast (a mile in 1 hr and 20 minutes) but find a rythym and keep going. Like so many I cannot run anymore after neck and back surgery and of course sore knees. I learned to swim at 59 so it is never too late.

GGJUNEBUG

8/13/2014 6:16:01 PM

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Doing housework is definitely a big work-out especially for big girls like me.
I find it's a work-out I can stick to consistently: cleaning the bathroom, cooking (standing in a hot kitchen for more than an hour makes me sweat!) and washing dishes, vacuuming, dusting, and rearranging furniture.

Thanks for the good advice, sparkpeople.

NANCY-GIRL

6/4/2014 8:49:55 PM

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Are you kidding me? I walk every day at lunch at work & come back a red & sweaty mess. I have to bring "gym" clothes so I am presentable about 1/2 hr after my walk. Walking can be a work-out... maybe you're talking about taking a leisurely stroll? That's activity, not exercise.
And... you do sweat swimming... it's just that you don't notice it b/c you're in a pool (of everyone else's sweat... Ew. Now that I put it that way... Ew.)

PAG2809

6/3/2014 7:53:15 AM

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Anyone who thinks you can walk as quickly as recommended and not sweat hasn't tried it. I tend to be warm and sweat easily. I walk regularly with a friend who tends more toward being cold. We don't amble but we're not fast, and after about a mile we're both sweating, even during the winter.

BLACKIELOGAN

6/2/2014 2:51:36 PM

When ever I have worked out intensely I have turned red but I really don't sweat. Put me in the summer sun doing garden work and my neighbors threaten to call the Environmental Protection Agency because of the sweat and smell polluting the environment.

MMGAGE1701

6/2/2014 8:21:54 AM

Bonus with swimming: It's a GREAT way to clear your head. If you're lap swimming, you are truly alone with your thoughts. And if you're working hard enough, you don't have excess energy for getting emotional, which can help you look at an issue with a different perspective. I've had more epiphanies in the pool!

MAINEALI

4/23/2014 12:35:17 AM

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I sweat like a pig when I walk! And you DO sweat when you swim, it's just washed away. In fact, you must be careful not to become dehydrated when you swim because you don't realize that you need to drink.

ESHTEMOA

3/6/2014 10:36:42 PM

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My main exercises are walking,swimming, and yard work and it keeps my B/P stable.

ESHTEMOA

3/6/2014 10:35:57 PM

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My main exercises are walking,swimming, and yard work and ot keeps my B/P stable.

LEANMEAN2

11/7/2013 5:20:33 AM

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Thanks for sharing

JUDY1315

8/30/2013 12:41:06 PM

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I am amazed! I sweat through almost every one of the exercises listed. Why would SP offer an article with information that is so inaccurate? Disappointed!

SHARPEI7

8/29/2013 10:24:32 AM

All 8 of those exercises listed makes me sweat. I don't think there is no true exercise that won't get some perspiration out of you.

SWEETTEA99

8/29/2013 10:19:57 AM

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I sweat anytime I start to do something other than a slow walk...cleaning the house, riding my bike, during strength training, and walking from the car to my classroom at school all make me sweat. I believe that it maybe because of how often I workout. My brain senses an increase in movement and says workout time, time to keep cool!

FREES1

7/27/2013 10:36:56 PM

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Must not being doing things correctly as I've sweated doing hatha yoga, walking even below 80 degrees, aqua cardio and strength training!

TREEBW

7/27/2013 6:14:15 PM

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I sweat with yoga, and I sweat like a maniac during a good walking workout. To not sweat while walking it would either have to be cold out or I would have to walk a bit more slowly than I would prefer. Also, people don't want to get wet due to sweat but they will jump into a pool? Either way you will need to shower after!

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