Dieting-----If You Were Out On A Desert Island And No One Could See You--------?

United States
March 4, 2007 2:12am CST
I read this in one of the magazines I like to read and it is a very interesting question. If you were stuck out on a desert island would you still exercise to stay healthy. There would be absolutely no one to see you. How would you answer this question? I am intreged to hear your answers. I myself would still exercise because it keeps you healthy. I don't exercise now for anyone but myself. It makes me feel good and gives me a sense of self satisfaction. I also enjoy exercising. It gets the blood to going and I feel revived when I am through. So there would be no question I would still exercise.
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7 responses
• United States
4 Mar 07
I don't think I would. If it was a deserted island then I would assume that my food resources would be limited and I would lose weight that way. But then I might do some type of exercise such as walking or jogging just for something to do.
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• United States
4 Mar 07
That also is a good answer. Because as you say the food resources would be limited. That in itself would have you losing weight. Thank you for your response.
@judyt00 (3504)
• Canada
4 Mar 07
I'm thinking that if I was alone on a desert island, I'd be exercising enough in justtrying to stay alive to worry about doing more. Do you have any idea how much work actually goes into building shelter and finding food and water?
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• United States
4 Mar 07
That is a good response. So you wouldn't have to exercise because you would be doing that simply by doing the things to exist. Thank you for your response
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• United States
6 Mar 07
I am not real sure what I would do but I guess I can't lie I would try to diet I have a hard time anyway with this one so I need all the help I can get but if I don't have a computer and all the other stuff to keep me busy than I would have time for exercise...
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• United States
6 Mar 07
Good response angelgirl3868. We live in the computer age and that does stop a lot of us from exercising. We have a tendious to sit in front of the computer a little to much. Me included. Thanks for your response.
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
4 Mar 07
I have to admit a lot of my excersice encouragement is for "how I look to others". But I have also found that my personal appearance is important to myself as well - if I think I look horrid mentally I am going to feel horrible. Because of that I think even if there was no one around I would still exercise. Plus I do know the health benifits.
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• United States
4 Mar 07
That is a great response. I am one of those people that like to exercise and it makes me feel good. So that is why I know I would still even if there was no one there because I would know that it is for me I am exercising.
@chiyosan (29383)
• Philippines
6 Mar 07
i will still do my exercise and walk around even if there are no other to see me.
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• United States
5 Mar 07
Well, I think I would get enough exercise trying to find food and stay alive. I might jog a little to keep my strength up. Not sure that I would exercise all the time while feeling stuck on an island!!
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• United States
5 Mar 07
I think I would not intentionally try to lose weight,but at first just trying to built shelter, hunt for wood, climbing trees for coconuts would make me thinner. Of course alot of walking to search for those things is a good source of excercise but to me a healthy mind is the best source of physical fitness. Without that, even the most lean body doesn't mean a thing. I am sure most of us have seen Castaway. He kept sane by talking to a volleyball. Whatever works. He was excercising his brain.
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