What Kind Of Exercise Do You Do?

United States
February 26, 2008 7:37pm CST
A couple years ago, my husband decided he wanted a tread mill. I went and purchased him a really nice one for his birthday. He hardly ever used it. This year, however, he is using it everyday before he goes to work. Treadmills are convenient when you own one. When the weather is bad, you don't have to go outside to get your daily exercise. Treadmills do have Physical Benefits. Exercising on a treadmill has wide-ranging benefits. As Gregory Florez, president of Chicago's First Fitness Inc., points out, "Walking or running on a treadmill - has great cardiovascular value for the heart, lungs, and circulatory system. It's a very efficient way to lose body fat, and, since it's a weight-bearing activity, it has musculoskeletal benefits as well." Because running can reduce stress, you actually feel calmer and more relaxed. Personally, I would rather go outdoors and walk. I love to walk but that is not always an option when you live in a cold climate. What do you do to get exercise for your health? Do you go to the gym? Do you own exercise equipment of some kind?
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@jess368 (3368)
• United States
27 Feb 08
We have an Ab Lounger, but it broke, and we never fixed it. Its been in the office unused for over a year! I hate to admit it, but I dont exercise. I walk up and down stairs a couple times a week, and that about the extent of my exercise. I know its horrible, and I know I need to get in the habit of exercise, but getting up the motivation is a whole other topic!
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• United States
27 Feb 08
My husbands job is changing our health insurance and if we go to to a wellness fair and evaluation (they are having) we will cut our copay by $400. So we are going but I just cant believe all the silly things they want us to do.
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@mimatexas (1835)
• United States
27 Feb 08
I go outdoors to walk everyday but there are days when the weather is bad so I don't go out and I don't own an exercise equipment at all.
• United States
27 Feb 08
Isn't it nice to be able to go outdoors and walk. It seems that seeing all the beauty that Heavenly Father has given us makes it a ncie experience every time
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@nanayangel (7839)
• Philippines
27 Feb 08
Hi there! We also have a threadmill but I don't usually use it. It is a manual one and it puts too much pressure on my legs. Whenever I use it, my legs ache until the day after. What I do is walk. As of now, walking is what I do for exercise and dancing. My son is having his graduation from nursery on March 16 and they are going to perform a dance that we are practicing together at home. It is a great form of exercise and it's fun too.
• United States
27 Feb 08
Oh Wow! Dancing with your son sounds like so much fun. I love to dance with my kids when they were home. They are grown now and married. Enjoy the dancing
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@cynddvs (2950)
• United States
27 Feb 08
I have a few workout dvds I use on a regular basis. I do pilates 3 times a week and I also have a Turbo Jam dvd that has a great cario workout. When it's nice out I try to go for walks either around my neighborhood or at the park. Right now my cardio health is pretty bad but I'm trying to work my way to being able to run again without getting winded.
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• United States
27 Feb 08
I have a friend on gather who teaches pilates and she says they are great. She did a few articles to sorta teach us online even. I have never done them before
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
27 Feb 08
Before and wver since I went to physical therapy and occupational therapy O have done all of the streaching and leg lifting exersices they have taught me. So my muscles don't get any weaker from having m.s. . I have a ez rider I use it also. I wish I could afford a stainary bike. Since they had me use it when I went to thearapy. I think it is very important that we exersize for health and to feel better.
@dbzfan (253)
• India
17 Aug 08
Well I Don,t Exercise Much. I Just Prefer to Walk About 2 to 3 Km,s A Day. And after That i Always Feel Fine. I Have Never Been to Gym in My Life. Running Makes Me Sweat a Lot. So i Prefer to Walk.
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@donna22 (1120)
16 Aug 08
I go to the gym but i do not stick to the same rountine everytime because I would get bored. I usually warm up on the exercise bike for 10 minutes and then do some stretches on the mats. I then use the dumbells and weight machines. I concentrate on toning my pectoral muscles and triceps and biceps. Next I do about 20-30 minutes of cardio using the bike, cross trainer or treadmill . Sometimes I will use only one machine (usually bike) and other timkes I will use a mixture. I then do some ab work using the swiss ball and some pilates and yoga moves. I then use bike again to cool down and finish off with soem stretches. I also like to walk a lot and have some dance DVDs which I like to do.
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@moondan (714)
• China
8 Mar 08
Some of my friends buy run machine to exercise in house.But i didn't buy any exercise machine in my house because of lacking of money.I am a student,have no ability to earn money to buy big exercise machine.But i like to exercise and like to do sports.The most favourite is badminton.one of my friends paly it so well,and she will teach me sometimes,and it is exercise for whole body.i like the feeling of hidropoiesis.i like to play pingpong and volleyball.In order to keep good health and lose weight i will go to gymnasium to do exercise.there are many item for me to take part in as running,dancing,doing yujia and so on.
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• China
6 Mar 08
i like walking in the nature alone
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@chiyosan (29383)
• Philippines
3 Mar 08
my exercise is just purely walking... and some walking up and down the stairs he he... i dont go to the gym too... my daily routine just includes 30 minute walk and that's it... i used to do hoola's but i am too lazy for it now. he he he
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@cortney09 (1346)
• United States
3 Mar 08
I exercise with dvd's. I have a few of them that are good. I always wanted a treadmill to be able to do running on, but on a limited income, right now that 's not possible. I love any kind of cardio exercise.
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• Singapore
29 Feb 08
Buy a skipping rope. It's cheap and portable.
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@olivemai (4738)
• United States
29 Feb 08
I had a treadmill, belonged to 24 hour fitness, the YMCA, and had a rower, a crosscountry skier, and a machine that was much easier on my knees, it glided in a way! I like the glider the best as it was easier for people with arthritis. Now I have a pedometer but when it rains, I do not walk as far, only going out if I have to. There are exercises that can be done with a yoga ball that work great!
@mishastar (738)
• United States
28 Feb 08
I don't go to the gym but I do have to walk EVERYWHERE. I don't have a car, I don't like paying for public transportation and I live in a business district so the shopping area is near by. So I lose a lot of weight by just simply walking.
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@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
28 Feb 08
I really enjoy walking and was hard out exercising (mostly walking and jogging) before Winter came along. It helped me to lose 24 pounds. I do have a gym membership but have not used it as much as I should - no excuse really just laziness. I can't wait for Spring to come along as I want to get back into walking again. My husband has started up walking too because he has Type 2 Diabetes and has never done any execise in his life except the occasional golf game.
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@POOHGIRL (213)
• United States
27 Feb 08
I go work out at the gym I also do kickboxing
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@Gesusdid (1683)
• United States
27 Feb 08
welli dont go to the gym all i do is regualr crunches , and the ab thingy that looks like a lawn chair , push ups , and weights for 1 hour every night ...only thing is that when i work out it makes me more hungry , so i if i dont have any food in the house i cant workout
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• United States
27 Feb 08
I don't own any exercise equipment, but I do try to exercise. Right now I'm into pilates, I try to do a 30 minute workout at least 4 days a week. During the summer I try to get out and ride bikes with my kids. I don't do very much walking because of problems I've had with my feet since birth.
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@ayou82 (3460)
• Philippines
27 Feb 08
I always make sure that I have proper sit-ups and up and down the stairs i think thats a good exercise.
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@bafzsk (46)
• China
27 Feb 08
Walk,walk and only walk.
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