Wednesday, August 21, 2013

i guess everyone has an idea of 'how they view fitness time'. i remember when i went to yoga and pilates classes before they were popular, then training and working out at the gym where the comments were 'oh they are ok for keeping limber but they are NOT EXERCISE'!
i did step classes for 18 years - never missed a thursday night and was told to put that in the same category as dancing - NICE BUT NOT REAL EXERCISE.
then i hear - any movement is good - just move your body.
last year i remember asking all you sparkers if you felt raking leaves, gardening, and yard work in general was exercise - most of you who commented said yes. i asked cause there had been a program on TV about fitness - and that type of work along with housework, and standing on your feet cooking for hours , and walking around shopping WAS NICE MOVEMENT BUT NOT EXERCISE.!!!
so all my mall walks - and my window shopping - groceries - walking for the mail - and the above noted stuff - I HAVE NEVER entered in my fitness minutes -
i just dissed it . one fitness person even went so far as to say to me - if you were exercising properly in a way that counted - you would have lost more weight by now!
so let's have a poll - along with any comments you want to make about this subject - just end your contribution with a YEAH or NO -
thanks for your input BB
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    They are all 'exercise' merely not maybe 'vigorous exercise'. I might tell you that I'm known in my family as the duracell bunny, I do lots of vigorous exercise, including four hours of karate a week and I'm living proof that exercise should make you fitter, and is certainly good for your health, but does NOT make you thin.
    2036 days ago
    It´s not all the same - I count raking leaves or shrubbing floors as exercise but not cooking or vacuum cleaning... they do exist as choices in the list of activities you can track - if I rake leaves I track my minutes as "garden work"

    So YES
    2036 days ago
    they are all exercise. For me, I count anything I wouldn't normally do. IE I count my pleasure walks outside, but don't count my grocery shopping. But it is up to each person. You could get a fitbit and then it will tell you how many calories, etc. :) But it is all exercise in my book, but I do feel the need to have at least twice a week harder exercise seasons than say my more pleasure walks.
    2036 days ago
    They are all a type of exercise since moving your muscles means exercising your body. Don't worry about others, just keep moving any old way you want and that works for you! emoticon
    2036 days ago
    What a rude comment you received. I certainly count all of those activities as exercise.
    2036 days ago
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