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Author Topic: Preferred Exercises or Fitness Activities the Forum engages in  (Read 2635 times)

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Re: Preferred Exercises or Fitness Activities the Forum engages in
« Reply #60 on: August 31, 2022, 10:27:59 AM »
Walking, slow jog 5k on days I don't work and at least 3k those days I work plus walking around at work.
I've lost some kilos since June, so I must  be doing something right.

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Re: Preferred Exercises or Fitness Activities the Forum engages in
« Reply #61 on: August 31, 2022, 10:29:55 AM »
I've lost some kilos since June, so I must  be doing something right.
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Re: Preferred Exercises or Fitness Activities the Forum engages in
« Reply #62 on: August 31, 2022, 10:48:08 AM »
I've lost some kilos since June, so I must  be doing something right.
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Re: Preferred Exercises or Fitness Activities the Forum engages in
« Reply #63 on: September 04, 2022, 01:57:42 PM »
I'm honestly not that healthy nor have I been especially active for most my life, all things considered, but am working on that. Past a certain point excess fat and bad cholesterol combined with a sedentary lifestyle are not great for your health even if you're younger, and I've sort of come to terms with that now that the former two are becoming noticeable to both myself and medical professionals when they look into that. I have a friend I recently started going to the gym with more often, for about an hour a day most days a week. (Though we've stepped up to that level over a relatively short time period, so we'll see if it lasts.) Definitely helps motivate me not to slack off as much when there's someone else in play, and we try to hold each other accountable. I also walk around outside or just inside pretty frequently, though IDK to what extent that really counts. I think diet is also important, though, and I've definitely got a long way to go there. I've tried intermittent fasting to help with lowering absolute intake values and stop expanding my weight as much, and that's helped, but a lot of it comes down to willpower and eating the right stuff and the right portions, which is where I should probably focus next. Am optimistic that if I can stay the course what I'm currently doing will make a difference, though.

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Re: Preferred Exercises or Fitness Activities the Forum engages in
« Reply #64 on: September 04, 2022, 02:35:11 PM »
I'm honestly not that healthy nor have I been especially active for most my life, all things considered, but am working on that. Past a certain point excess fat and bad cholesterol combined with a sedentary lifestyle are not great for your health even if you're younger, and I've sort of come to terms with that now that the former two are becoming noticeable to both myself and medical professionals when they look into that. I have a friend I recently started going to the gym with more often, for about an hour a day most days a week. (Though we've stepped up to that level over a relatively short time period, so we'll see if it lasts.) Definitely helps motivate me not to slack off as much when there's someone else in play, and we try to hold each other accountable. I also walk around outside or just inside pretty frequently, though IDK to what extent that really counts. I think diet is also important, though, and I've definitely got a long way to go there. I've tried intermittent fasting to help with lowering absolute intake values and stop expanding my weight as much, and that's helped, but a lot of it comes down to willpower and eating the right stuff and the right portions, which is where I should probably focus next. Am optimistic that if I can stay the course what I'm currently doing will make a difference, though.

   I think you are on the right track.   The first step IMO is the biggest and most important step there is and you have taken that one.  Calories are a math problem and should be simple, the thing is humans are creatures of habit and you will have to get comfortable being a little uncomfortable for a while, which IMO you will do.  I think the saying I remember was nothing tastes as good as being fit feels, and the part no one tells you is you only realize how good fit feels when you spend time being unfit.   You understand that now and seem properly motivated.  It will soon be habit and you will much better for having stayed the course IMO.

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Re: Preferred Exercises or Fitness Activities the Forum engages in
« Reply #65 on: September 06, 2022, 07:50:00 AM »
Losing weight and maintaining a healthy weight is mostly about what you eat and your overall activity levels. Walking makes a massive difference to the latter.

Exercise is about strength, primarily, and the fact that the more muscle you carry, the more calories you burn doing everything else.
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Re: Preferred Exercises or Fitness Activities the Forum engages in
« Reply #66 on: September 06, 2022, 08:37:49 AM »
"For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come."

Nevertheless, I do like to stretch my legs with a long walk while memorizing the good book.

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Re: Preferred Exercises or Fitness Activities the Forum engages in
« Reply #67 on: September 06, 2022, 08:38:58 AM »
"For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come."

Nevertheless, I do like to stretch my legs with a long walk while memorizing the good book.

That quote is cobblers, being strong keeps you young.
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Re: Preferred Exercises or Fitness Activities the Forum engages in
« Reply #68 on: September 06, 2022, 08:46:08 AM »
"For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come."

Nevertheless, I do like to stretch my legs with a long walk while memorizing the good book.

That quote is cobblers, being strong keeps you young.

Youth is earthly and fleeting, eternity is forever. "For all flesh is as grass, and the glory of man as the flower of the grass. The grass withereth and the flower thereof fadeth away. But the word of the Lord endureth forever."

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Re: Preferred Exercises or Fitness Activities the Forum engages in
« Reply #69 on: September 06, 2022, 09:24:31 AM »
Youth is earthly and fleeting, eternity is forever. "For all flesh is as grass, and the glory of man as the flower of the grass. The grass withereth and the flower thereof fadeth away. But the word of the Lord endureth forever."

I've enjoyed over 20 years of "youth" already, with little sign of decline so far, so I call bullshit.
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Re: Preferred Exercises or Fitness Activities the Forum engages in
« Reply #70 on: September 16, 2022, 03:29:25 PM »
Walking.

Seriously, I lost a lot of weight from walking long distances every day and changing up my diet.
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Re: Preferred Exercises or Fitness Activities the Forum engages in
« Reply #71 on: September 17, 2022, 07:13:01 AM »
Walking.

Seriously, I lost a lot of weight from walking long distances every day and changing up my diet.

  Great,  Reducing calories even a moderate amount and adding some activity every day does WONDERS for people maintaining their health and fitness.  I think the big changes after they get more fit they see are in how they think and feel, which is IMO invaluable. 

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Re: Preferred Exercises or Fitness Activities the Forum engages in
« Reply #72 on: September 21, 2022, 11:21:11 PM »
Walking.

Seriously, I lost a lot of weight from walking long distances every day and changing up my diet.

I had good results from eating carefully and getting steady light exercise. What worked well for me was to figure out how to lose maybe a pound or two every month, while not being on a diet. It was a combination of simple nutrition like "meat and two vegetables for dinner", cutting out snacking, getting a good night's sleep, taking a long walk maybe three times a week. Because if you can slowly lose weight without it being a burden, you can keep it up and eventually lose significant weight.


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Re: Preferred Exercises or Fitness Activities the Forum engages in
« Reply #73 on: September 22, 2022, 06:58:23 AM »
Losing/maintaining weight is only half the story, though. Strength is what will get you through old age vital and mobile.
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Re: Preferred Exercises or Fitness Activities the Forum engages in
« Reply #74 on: September 22, 2022, 08:30:38 PM »
Weight loss is the number one thing 70% of the population have to focus on. You don't need a lot of strength to keep you going. That's against my business interests to say, since I'm a barbell coach, not a weight loss one. But it's true.

Now, once people make it to old age, strength will keep them independent and all that. But they have to get to old age first, and your typical obese diabetic, or overweight pre-diabetic, isn't going to get there.

Fortunately it's not either/or. A couple of lifting sessions a week means 100 a year, 1,000 in 10 years. That needn't take a lot of time, and will add up.
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