Low Endurance

@gloryacam (5546)
Philippines
March 31, 2011 7:27pm CST
I've physically active again lately, and it feels great! However, I am reminded that I have low endurance when it comes to exercise. I can't keep up with running, so after about 2 or 3 laps, I go back to just walking. When I went to the gym in the past, during an hour-long workout session, I remember that I always had to stop somewhere in the middle because my muscles just couldn't take it anymore. I would be able to continue only after I've rested sometime. I'm amazed at the others because they're going at it non-stop. How do I build up on my endurance? TIA
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8 responses
@axlrate7 (1399)
• Philippines
16 Apr 11
Just keep it up, it's just only in the start. At first, just make it low, don't rush yourself, do what you need to do in exercise and you will notice that you can follow up with the others.
@gloryacam (5546)
• Philippines
16 Apr 11
Yup, I guess you're right (and everybody else here). If I keep it up faithfully everyday, I will eventually build up my stamina and endurance. Thanks!
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@axlrate7 (1399)
• Philippines
16 Apr 11
Thank you too, you remind me how important the exercise in our body. have a great time and GOD BLESS YOU! :)
@gloryacam (5546)
• Philippines
19 Apr 11
Yes, our body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, and we owe it to God to take care of it.
@voldrox (7204)
• India
1 Apr 11
Hello gloryacam, I could start with 3 laps and now i can make 4 and i am slowly increasing it to 5. I remember i used to jog for 2.2 kilometres in a large circle in our college campus. I miss that stamina. Eat well, drink lots of water. Don't forget to warm up before starting, stretch later-wards after a cool down. I am sure with time your endurance is going to increase.
@gloryacam (5546)
• Philippines
1 Apr 11
Yes, I will do all those and see how much I would improve by next week. Maybe my body is still adjusting to it because I've been inactive for some time. Thanks!
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@voldrox (7204)
• India
1 Apr 11
If you had a long break from exercise then it is important for you to undergo a proper warm up and cool down, and proper stretching. Everything should be fine in two or three days. Most of the effects are felt in the morning after you had a nice sleep.
@gloryacam (5546)
• Philippines
4 Apr 11
You're right. Which makes it more difficult for me because I run in the very early hours of the morning.
@bingskee (5237)
• Philippines
24 Apr 11
it is the inactivity for a long period of time that slows us down. take it slow. it will gradually improve, dont you worry.
@gloryacam (5546)
• Philippines
25 Apr 11
Yes, I guess so. Thanks. Argh, but during the holidays I stopped running again so I have to start again this week.
@tkonlinevn (5784)
• Vietnam
14 Apr 11
You need time and assistant, my friend. Don't try to do exercise if you feel pain or uncomfortable.
@gloryacam (5546)
• Philippines
14 Apr 11
You're right. I don't exercise if something hurts. I have low tolerance for pain. I just wish I could exercise more.
@murkie (1105)
• Philippines
1 Apr 11
one way to boost our endurance is to do it regularly. once your body gets used to your workout, it would adjust automatically. i don't exactly know how, but it does. and another thing is to do it in intervals. when i go to the oval, one lap i walk, next i will run, then walk again, then run. this way, i get to rest every after some moments before i could begin another rep.
@gloryacam (5546)
• Philippines
4 Apr 11
You're right. I guess it just needs getting used to. I did intervals this morning and it was great. Tomorrow, I'll try to run more. Thanks!
@shibham (17025)
• India
1 Apr 11
Hi.... If you are really needy for exercise then you should concentrate more. Perhaps more laps than three. okay. By the way, i seldom go to gym as i had a regular schedule for it but now a days my daily stuffs dont permit me. have a nice day.
@gloryacam (5546)
• Philippines
1 Apr 11
Yes, I'm am going for more than that. But, it will take some time before my body gets used to it. It would be more disastrous to force my self into beyond its limits. Thanks!
• United States
1 Apr 11
Not to duplicate some of the responses above you should probably stat out taking some walks and drinking plenty of water. Gradually increasing to jogs and in no time you will find yourself sprinting further laps.
@gloryacam (5546)
• Philippines
1 Apr 11
Yup, I do start with a few walks before I sprint. I learned my lesson well. In the past I once tried running without a bit of stretching or walking first and had the worst sidestitch ever! I couldn't even breathe. I guess if I do it steadily, I will achieve more laps (soon, I hope). Thanks!
@junrapmian (2170)
• Philippines
1 Apr 11
I can no longer run a kilometer right now because of age. I settle myself mostly to walking as my morning exercise. Those people you see that can run some 5 to 10 kilometers a day are well fit because they have started running at younger age and continuously running till their present age. They have built their resistance and endurance for some time.
@gloryacam (5546)
• Philippines
1 Apr 11
I guess you're right. If I wait out a bit longer. I would have to earn it, and as our friends above have mentioned, it wouldn't happen overnight. Walking is also a good exercise, and as long as it would keep you moving, it's still good for your body. Thanks!