rethinking exersise

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Has anyone read Alicia Silverstone's The Kind Diet? Well, I highly recommend it. The recipes are fantastic. She takes clean eating vegan approach to weight loss, which I love. Her approach to exercise is fairly different.

Personally I've always felt that if I don't sweat profusely and exhaust myself, then its simply not a workout. Alicia feels that even exercise should be "kind" and a long walk in the park is a more natural and effective workout.

Any thoughts on this? Does working out HAVE to be physically tiring?
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    yes if I am not out of breath and ringing wet then it didn't work.
    I am going back to flat belly diet. It is something I tired in 08 it works but difficult.
    I have been off and on it but really need absolute focus ansd everyday. emoticon
    3172 days ago
  • BET212
    Most days I NEED a hard, sweaty workout. It helps me relieve stress and fatigues me so I can sleep better at night. However, once a month, when hormones hit, I usually have to take it easy 'cuz I just don't have the 'drive' for a few days. So I take a rest day or two or go gentler on the exercise. I think everyone just needs to listen to their body and do what feels right for them.
    3174 days ago
    I think we each like different things. For me the work hard sweat a lot works best for me it really relaxes me it makes me feel proud of my self for all that I did and I feel so much better but we are not equal so maybe some day it may be good to do it the Kind way but not every day.
    emoticon for individuality!!!
    3175 days ago
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