Do you Exercise on you own?

@checkmail (2042)
India
November 24, 2009 9:51pm CST
Hello Mylot friends this is checkmail and am staring an discusison over our Exercise preference.Well many of us will be doing Exercises for keeping our body fit, healthy and in shape.Some may be doing on thier own and some may still be using some help from the Gymnasium Instruction/trainer.Myself i prefer to do my exercise workout under the guidance of mine gym instructor, as it gets more easy without errors and also less energy required and never have to go through unneccessary pain.After all its the experience that counts in the sucessful works. What about you? preference?
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@sid556 (31018)
• United States
25 Nov 09
well, I can't really afford an instructor but I do know that exercise is important. All exercise requires a certain amount of self-discipline. I wing it on my own. I walk and I do hula hooping and jump-roping. I also do push ups and some yoga. I don't have a regular routine....I change it up every day depending on how much time I have and my mood. Still, I make sure that I fit in as much as possible every single day. If I miss a day...I feel bad. It's really part of my routine like brushing and flossing, showering etc...It feels wrong if I don't fit in some exercise time. if you force yourself to do something for 7 days...it will be a habit...
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• Philippines
26 Nov 09
Hi, sid. Yes, exercise is important for both young and old. We need to do it to keep fit and healthy. At my age, I think it is more necessary for me to exercise especially that my blood sugar and cholesterol levels are slightly higher. With "extra leniency" to sweets and fast food, I need to get "some help" by exercising. Of course, we also need medical help on a case-to-case basis.
@sid556 (31018)
• United States
26 Nov 09
i'm right around your age also so I do get what you mean.
@checkmail (2042)
• India
26 Nov 09
Hello sid556 this is checkmail and thanks for responding to the discussion of exercises and sharing in your experience and views about it.Well its good to know that you are exercising youself well, and also changing inbwetween exercise as per requirements.hope you must have enough experience in exercising not getting hurt.Well there is no exercise that can be forced but there are some techniques which makes it fav.Keep it up.
@asweetie (1188)
• India
25 Nov 09
hi checkmail, Exercise is very important for human mind and body and since these days the mental work has taken over the physical work so the exercise which people used to get working is also getting less and less and so it becomes mandatory to exercise daily without a break how tempting it must be to not exercise. I do light streching exercise at home and play some games like badminton which takes a lot of toll on your body thus giving me what ever i want. I donot go to any gym.
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@agv0419 (3030)
• Philippines
25 Nov 09
I can't afford to go to gym that's why I exercise on my own. I tried to exercise regularly as much as possible because I want to lose weight. Even if sometimes I feel lazy to exercise I force myself because I'm really determine to lose weight because I'm gained so much weight for the past years. I want to be healthy so I decided to exercise on my own at home.
@checkmail (2042)
• India
25 Nov 09
Hello asweetie this is checkmail and thanks for responding to the discussion of exercises and sharing your views and experience in it.Normally we do tend to reamin much more healthy than what we are due to stress and competition in todays world.So regular exercises are required for us but should be performed in a systematic manner to yield max out of it.Yeah its always more tempting to skip exercises but it disturbs the rythm fo the flow of exercises.Whatever exercises we do must be performed in an systematic way and with proper technique.Keep it up.
@akante (151)
• Latvia
1 Dec 09
I do myself long time. After i studied lot of exrcise by physiotherapist. And studied Tai Chi. So i do myself.I can do it when i want and how long time i want to spend for it.
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@checkmail (2042)
• India
1 Dec 09
Hello akante this is checkmail and thanks for responding to the discussion of exercises and sharing in your experience and views about it.Well its really good to know that you have mastered the art of exercising, as well as tai chi(WellKnown).So you must be quit a bit healthy person, enjoying your everday doing exercises that too with no time limit, its too good for you.Anyways keep it up.
• Philippines
29 Nov 09
Hello,My Lotfriends ,yes I exercise everyday , Every morning, I do my "PRAYER WALK" for 30 minutes, reciting the rosary. Then the reason I maintain my slim body, I do the "MASTER CLEANSE every 3 months. It's so effective......
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@checkmail (2042)
• India
29 Nov 09
Hello Andrea143 this is checkmail and thanks for responding tot he discusison of exercises and sharing in your experience and view about it.Well its good to know that you too perform wlakign exercise, its regarded as an over all body exercise and hope you walk properly.Its also good when you are reciting something, specially some holy words.Well the master cleanse depends upon our own will, can't say about it as its an part of our diet.Anyways keep it up.
• United States
27 Nov 09
I tend to exercise by myself unless I am playing lawn tennis. I like to control what I do at my own pace. I prefer brisk walking. Sometime there is a park I walk in where there are other walkers or joggers. You have to be disclined to esercise alone.
@checkmail (2042)
• India
28 Nov 09
Hello captaindbw this is checkmail and thanks for responding to teh discussion of exercises and its preferences and sharing in your experience and views about it with us.Its good to know that you perform earcise as well as play lawn tennis, they enough workout for our health.But you must take some accurate guidance from someone experienced about the moves you make while doing exercises or plaing lawn tennis.Yeah it will benefit you in many ways and mostly you won't get hurt too badly beacuse of it.keep it up.
• Philippines
26 Nov 09
Hi, checkmail. I prefer to play badminton as a way to exercise. I really enjoy it and it gives me a lot of sweat. What is better in playing badminton is I get to laugh while playing. My office mate exercises in a gym and she is into weight lifting. I think it all depends on one's preference. The end result is still staying fit and healthy, so I believe it doesn't matter what exercise you are into. Enjoy your day!
@checkmail (2042)
• India
26 Nov 09
Hello moneymakingtoday this si checkmail and thanks for responding to the discussion of exercises and sharing in your experience with us.Well me too used to play a lot of badminton, yeah it sweats more just like other other sports.Any sport can be an kind of exercises, but need to know the limits of movements in each, otherwise pain and injury.Yeah it doesn't matter which exercise we are into but its performance in proper technique do matter.Keep it up.
@airasheila (5460)
• Philippines
25 Nov 09
A pleasant day to you. With regard to your question, At present, I do exercise on my own since I already have a programme. Previously, I do come and attend a session in a gym to exercise. The gym instructor will ask either you want to gain or loose weight. From their, he will give you a programme based on your goal. Then after sometime, since I have finished the term to the gym, I just keep the programme with me and continue doing it at home. Though there are some gadgets that are not available at hand like the bigger thread mill. Nevertheless, I find no hindrance to continue the other programme. I focused on the basic ones then added some stretching that I also learned before. Thus, I enjoy doing it though some good gadgets are not available for my use. Thank you for the nice question.
@checkmail (2042)
• India
26 Nov 09
Hello airasheila this is checkmail and thanks for respondign to the discussion of exercises and sharing in your experience and views about it.Well am really appreciae your efforts and its also good to know that you are still continuing your exercises even after the gym program.Well its always better for our health to do exercises regularly as its generated energy and resistance in our self.Well things are working good for you as you also have proper experience in doing exercises in gym under trainer.Keep it up.
• United Kingdom
25 Nov 09
Hello checkmail! This is a discussion I like as I love to exercise on a regular basis. I have never been a member of a gym or anything like that but I do exercise within the privacy of my own home. I purchased home exercise equipment from the shopping channel Best Direct and now my flat is crammed full with exercise machines! Actually I have three machines. I like the privacy and don't like being watched whilst I am exercising. I also love regular cycling so I guess I'm an all rounder when it comes to keeping fit. Yes, it's nice to receive sound advice from a gym instructor but I'm thinking that this may cost quite a bit of money and so I'm unable to pay for a fitness instructor. I feel good anyway and I have not had any accidents due to not exercising properly. I'm hoping that I will be exercising for the rest of my days! Andrew
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@checkmail (2042)
• India
26 Nov 09
Hello AndrewFreyne this is checkmail and thanks for responding to the discussion and sharing in your experience and views about it.Well it cool that you got nearly all sets of machines/exercise equipemnts in your home and doin exercises regualrly without much pro.But still think there is some need in correction in your exercises by an body trainer, as there have been increase in number of medical case having pro with the exercises.I hope you are getting mine point.You can also ask any friend who nows the proper systematic exercise schedule or moves.Anyways keep it up.
• Italy
25 Nov 09
I used to go to the gym but in the end I got fed up because of too much waiting time. Wait to park my car, wait to change clothes, wait for using the machines, wait for the shower...there was too much time wasted for me. I have bought my own training set and buy some more when I need it and have the money (two essential conditions, lol!) but now I train at home. I do bodybuilding so it's a bit 'weird' to do at home, but i prefer so, also less people watching you -I'm not a fan of competitions, I train just for myself, don't like people looking too much- and mostly I used to hate the personal trainer, maybe it was just him and they're not all like that, but he had such a way to go around the gym like I-know-it-all and give wrong suggestions assuming the wrong things...uh, he drove me mad sometimes. I definitely left, know-it-all-man can still think he knows it all but the body is mine. Lol...I am my personal trainer.
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@checkmail (2042)
• India
26 Nov 09
Hello paleorainy this is checkmail and thanks for responding to the discussion of exercises and sharing in your experience and view about it.It really good to know that you are regularly doing your exercise by yourself without any support.You also might have some experience in exercise as earlier had exercised in gym under the trainer.Well let me tell you something, the trainers first job is to maintain as much patience he can in his members, it helps in exercising.It all about strength and not temper.Anyways keep it up.
@VirtGod (58)
• Portugal
25 Nov 09
Hello there. I'm on a gym and go there about 3 times a week. In that gym they say what we should do according to our own objectives (mine is to increase muscle) and they gave a paper with a table and we should fill it with the information of the exercises we do and the numbers of repetitions and weight. And 12 to 12 training days they check the training plan and put different exercises, etc. It's nice, I'm enjoying and it's giving results.
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@checkmail (2042)
• India
26 Nov 09
Hello VirtGod this si checkmail and thanks for responding to the discussion of exercises and sharing in your experience and views about it.Well it great to know that you are following your exercise regime well at the gym under the trainers.Yeah with in no time you would be able to acquire more from every exercises and also to build up you muscles.There diff techniques in dif gyms, it also depends upon its members, if less than the trainer personally guide throughout the exercises, and if more memebrs than have to kep record for each and every member.Enjoy with lots of coming health.Also don't forget to get your protein diet.keep it up.
@bucketkid (239)
• Australia
25 Nov 09
i have never trained under a trainer as it is too expensive although i would because they could push me to higher levels. i usually exercise alone at home or in my area. i enjoy exercise so it is ok. the exercise i find most beneficial and enjoyable though is through the sports i do. i race bmx bikes and although it is an individual sport there is a lot of socialising involved. i can train for it by myself or with friends. i also play football. team sports are great for keeping fit and having fun.
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@checkmail (2042)
• India
26 Nov 09
Hello bucketkid this is checkmail and thanks for respondign to the discussion of exercises and sharing in your experience and views about it.Well it really good to know that you are doing your exercises properly and still willing to learn some more in it.Yeah your adv is that you have youself some knowledge as well as friends to help in between exercises.Hope you would be able to learn more in exercises.Keep it up.
@blue65packer (11835)
• United States
25 Nov 09
I like to exercise on my own! Right now I have started walking. I started walking on one of my two breaks at work. I work at a small college and I take a walk around the campus. It is a cheap and easy way to exercise! I decided to this because it is good for me! Not to mention I am starting to fell better after I do it! I hope to do 3 days a week and do 4 in the future! I am morbidly obese and I am sick of getting larger and larger! I'm starting to think more before I eat,eat less and of course walk! It is time to start taking care of myself!
@checkmail (2042)
• India
26 Nov 09
Hello blue65packer this is checkmail and thanks for responding to the discussion of exercises and sharing in your experience and views about it.Its good to know that you have started the exercises by walking.It is reagrded that only walking can help our full body exercise.But watch while walking, there is also few techniques that benefits more by the way of walking.And for your health, never ever skip our meal, never change the diet,but instead can hit some bodyweight exercises, easy ones in the begining, at home or gym along with instructor or some one knowing it well.Think gym will be better for you, atleast till knowing the proper technique of exercises.keep it up.
@doniep (99)
• Philippines
25 Nov 09
For me, I prefer to exercise by my own..there are actually exercises that are simple and could be done at home. I think going into a gym is quite unpractical because you have to pay for the instructor and you have to reserve your time for it. Exercise is just a matter of self determination.
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@checkmail (2042)
• India
26 Nov 09
Hello doniep this is checkmail and thanks for respondng to the discussion of exercises and sharing in your experience and views about it.Well it good to know that you atleast do some exercise on your own.Well the in gym the fees are charged for the quipments and instructors(caretakers) that we might use.The instructor in the gym is an experienced person in the field of exercise, he knows many things about health and fitness of diff exercises, adv,dis-adv, etc.Thats the only reason we must have an instructor if possible, to earn more benefits from execises.Yours stated words are true without self determination an little thing is not possible. Keep it up.
@rhea2009 (50)
• Philippines
25 Nov 09
hi. i am exercising in my own way. i mean, not having an instructor or going to the gym, or even jogging in the park. i am doing the exercise Paulo Coelho taught in his book, the pilgrimage. yeah, no kidding. and aside from that, theres no other way i could exercise myself. just a mere concentration. and besides, doing the household chores is one way of exercising. or even hitting a 3000 steps daily is also an exercise, you may not appreciate it that much because it is our mind-set that when we heard of the word exercise, it literally means burning fats in the gym.
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@checkmail (2042)
• India
26 Nov 09
Hello rhea this is checkmail and thanks for responding to the discusison of exercises and sharing in your experience and views about it.Well we are not alread knowing everything, and that can't be changed.So we need someones guidance to do some things, just as imp as exercises.As many things have both effects, so need to take take precaution those things.And going to gym means not only burning fats but an effort to build our health and resistance.And not only in gym but in meditations, yoga, there are instructors, even can follow an book but the writter must be an good fellow.Anyways keep it up.
@eshaan (6193)
• India
25 Nov 09
i do Yoga and i have learned it from a CD...i dont take help of any instructor...i dont find time regularly..but still i try by best to do as much and as regularly as i can..sometimes i have doubt that am i doing some things wrong..but i have watched the cd's very minutely and have tried to be perfect...
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@checkmail (2042)
• India
25 Nov 09
Hello eshaan this is checkmail and thanks for responding to the discussion of exercises and sharing in your experience and views about it.Well it good to perform yoga, its an best and easiest way to reamin healthy and fit.it doesn't require much of strenth training stuff, etc.Yeah you can follow the Yoga through cds if properly avail.Well day by day you will improve in your yoga and will feel much better if done in systematic flowof Aasanas.Keep it up.
@allknowing (55771)
• India
25 Nov 09
With time one can independently go abaout their exercises. After my accident I did have a physiotherapist who got me into movements that I required to do to get me in good shape. I now do some of them on my own like push ups which even a normal person is recommended to do. I also do a few leg muscle building exercises which do not need supervision. I am fit and fine and these exercises have now become a part of me.
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@checkmail (2042)
• India
25 Nov 09
Hello allknowing this is checkmail and thanks for respondign to the discussion of exercises and sharing in your experience and views in it.Well am very happy and glad to know that you are still doing your exercises regularly and staying healthy and fit.Yeah once you get your exercise moves you may do it on your own.But must contact your physiotherapist after some time inbetween the exercises(gap) for some further exercises if required.Keep it up.
@Pplaya123 (126)
• United States
25 Nov 09
I exercise on my own at home and it seems to be working out well for me. I have my own weights and a perfect push up set at home. Sometimes I would take a jog around the block. You don't need all of that fancy equipment to get a good workout and home and receive good results. I workout one day, rest for 2 days, then work out the day after. Having an instructor would probably be the wisest thing to do however because of their vast knowledge of exercise.
@checkmail (2042)
• India
25 Nov 09
Hello Pplaya123 this is checkmail and thanks for responding to the discussion of exercises and sharing in your experience and views about it.Yeah its good to know that you are doing your exercises regualarly and also able to do it without much difficulty.But you also think that if you get an instructor will be able to perform far more better in exercises.And many peoples still can't manage doing exercise regularly, they also do need some instructors.It will be good if you join gym for sometime just to get in the proper movements of exercises.Wish you may suceed in your aim.Keep it up.
@zhuhuifen46 (3486)
• China
25 Nov 09
For office people who have little time under the sun, maybe gym exercising is their best opportunity, but us retired, we prefer exercising in daytime and with fresh air. Good gym instruction is important and easy way, it entails high cost. As long as we remember the principles, we can avoid unbalanced muscle building, and excessive fatigue to result in injuries. In this sense, diversity is also important factor to maintain enthusiasm.
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@checkmail (2042)
• India
25 Nov 09
Hello zhuhuifen46 this is checkmail and thanks for responding to the discusison of exercises and sharing in your experience and knowledge about it.Well its true that nowadsy gym is the best option for office going peoples.But yes what ever you stated in this post of your's its all true, we must remember all the principles to avoid any mishap during our exercises.And in daytime in fresh air its more energy obtained while exercising.Anyways its good to exercise and know about it.Keep it up.
@BART78 (2933)
• Canada
25 Nov 09
if you are losing fat or losing weight doing exercise alone at the gym or at home you must meet you burning fat zone, this means no stopping of total cardio-exercise of more than 30mins at it varies with your heart rate per second..for me i'm bulding up muscle so i need a gym trainer for more effective form of workout, assistment of your development and what are areas needed to improve in your whole physique...
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@checkmail (2042)
• India
25 Nov 09
Hello BART78 this is checkmail and thanks for responding to the discussion of exercises and sharing in your experience and knowledge about it.Well yeah in case of fat lose as well as in weight gain exercise , we also need to take care of our heart.Thats why its always better to perform our exercise under some instrutor, in order to avoid any injury or pain while exercising.Good to know that you are after building up your muscles, don't forget to get the protein diet along with the exercises.Keep it up.
• Philippines
25 Nov 09
Im too lazy to exercise. Last year I have a 3 month membership on a gym but I've only attended 6 session since its so tiring and no effect for me. But I always walk going to the office instead of riding a bus, so I guess walking is a kind of my exercise.
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@checkmail (2042)
• India
25 Nov 09
Hello dangerdizzy this is checkmail and thanks for responding to the discussion of exercises and sharing in your experience and view about it.Well its true you are too much lazy kind of person.You must have attended the gym session when you have paid for it, many don't have that cash for gym, still struggling.Anways try to improve your habbit and also while walking do walk in an proper way so that its won't hurt much and can also be benefited from legs excercise.Yes its regarded as only walking alone can help in full body exerises.Keep it up.