What's the Quickest/Most Results Exercise you like the most?

@vivasuzi (4127)
United States
January 16, 2007 7:49pm CST
I am lazy sometimes, and I think if I had some quick exercise that produced great results, I'd do them. I try things like doing a large number of jumping jacks everyday, but I need more than that. What kind of quick exercises do you swear buy that really keep you in shape without hours of work? We just got an exercise ball and I have no idea how to use it, so suggestions regarding that would be great. Thanks in advance for tips and tricks!
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@wrdsofwisdm (1070)
• United States
29 Mar 07
Try putting on a song that really makes you want to move. You can do a series of anything to the beat...like do 30 crunches, then switch to push ups, then get up and do forward lunges, etc. I like to do a variety of karate kicks to a 5 minute song. That really works, but it is exhausting. As for the ball, I think they have videos available with various exercises for it.
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• United States
29 Mar 07
Okay I found 3 sites regarding the ball 1. www.stretchnow.com 2. amazon.com/swiss-ball 3. sissel-online.com This one lets you sign up and get a customized workout.
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@vivasuzi (4127)
• United States
29 Mar 07
Thanks for the link, and the suggestion! It is true, when some music is on, or I'm watching something on TV with lively music, I do feel way more motivated. Like the other night I was watching Dancing with the Stars and got motivated watching them fly around and the music was mostly really lively.
@lisado (1230)
• United States
17 Jan 07
No help to you here. I have a treadmill that doesn't get enough use, much less anything else. My husband and I have been looking at a Blowflex, or something similar, but we haven't decided yet. I prefer to strength train and I can't do that with just a treadmill. :)
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@vivasuzi (4127)
• United States
18 Jan 07
Yeah i love going to the gym to strength train (when I used to have a membership) and wish I had something I could use for my arms and legs! Bowflex sounds good, we plan to get something in the future so I'll look into that.
@MamaBird (155)
• United States
17 Jan 07
My favorite exercise is sleeping all day! LOL This way, I only eat once a day.......No, really, I love walking. There's nothing like nature to take your mind off things.
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@vivasuzi (4127)
• United States
17 Jan 07
If only you could stay in bed and stay in shape at the same time! I wish :)
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• United States
17 Jan 07
I really like bicycle riding. I use my bicycle instead of the car to make trips to the store. This works really well for me as to staying in shape. As an added bonus, I save gas. An inexpensive weight lifting set and manual tread mill are nice, too. I have them but use them only a little.
@vivasuzi (4127)
• United States
17 Jan 07
I used to love bike riding. I don't have a bike anymore but I should get one! My problem with treadmills is that I get bored easily. Even if I try to say "I'm going to watch this movie while I walk for an hour", I still get bored! If only they would build the internet into my treadmill so I could mylot and walk at the same time. Thanks for the tip :)
• Italy
17 Jan 07
i like run on the perk near my house
• United States
25 Mar 07
I make sure to do something everyday. I keep free weights by my bed and just do a little something to feel like I did something. Work at home tapes are the best. Setting your alarm earlier and far away, and turning on the light the minute you don't want to workout that will get you going. I like workout at home tapes easier on you and no excuses. Like the weather or the time.
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@vivasuzi (4127)
• United States
26 Mar 07
I just can't turn on the lights in the morning! I get dressed and ready by the light of my tv. Then once I've washed up, I turn on the lights to do my hair and makeup. I know it's weird, but I don't like to be shocked away and turning on the lights does that! However, I find that I can exercise to the light of my TV :) Actually feel more energy that way since I'm not shocking myself awake. The tapes do work, just haven't gone back to them lately. We have On Demand and they have free On Demand 20-30 minute workouts. You just reminded me I gotta do those! It is easier to workout when you know that it's only 20 mins, and someone is telling you what to do. I'll try one tonight :)
• United States
17 Jan 07
There really is no way to get quick results from exercise. Unfortunately, it is something you have to stick with for awhile in order to get results. I like to walk, bike ride and swim. Those to me are the most enjoyable forms of exercise. I think if you find something you actually like to do, it helps you to keep up your routine.
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@vivasuzi (4127)
• United States
18 Jan 07
I love to swim! but we no longer have a pool! But I've found a gym nearby that has one so I may join that in the future. Don't want to join now b/c I don't have time to make it worth the money yet. Ironic I want to get in better shape for my wedding, but don't have much time to exercise until after the wedding! Luckily, I just have a teeny bit to work off.
• United States
17 Jan 07
I would have to say that my stationay bike is the most "rewarding" exercie that I do. When I put the time into it, it shaves off the pounds, and really works up the energy since you can do it while watching television or something else as a distraction to just how long you were working out. I like it a lot, and it really gets those legs working!
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@vivasuzi (4127)
• United States
18 Jan 07
We used to have a stationary bike but gave it to my aunt. I never could exercise with it b/c growing up it was at my grandmas and it became a toy we played with. So even when she gave it to us, and I grew up, I never felt like seriously riding it b/c I always want to play on it :) I gotta get a real bike though! I do enjoy bikes. Thanks for the suggestion.
@kareng (21010)
• United States
17 Jan 07
Stairs! I'm on the third floor at work and going up and down the stairs 3-4 times a day really makes a difference! Speed walking is also good. You can do it at the mall early hours before it is crowded. Good luck!
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@vivasuzi (4127)
• United States
17 Jan 07
You just reminded me! I used to years ago just walk up the stairs, than run down, over and over. I should get into that again! I can tire myself out quickly doing that :) I'm gonna do that now! I do kind of speed walk - in that I always walk fast! I park my car and get in the building in a minute :) I think that's due to lack of patience more than wanting exercise. Thanks for your tips! The stairs at the gym were awesome too, I just gotta remind myself to do that.
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@pusiket (1758)
• Philippines
17 Jan 07
There's no quickest form of exercise I know. It really takes up some of your time and patience.
• Nigeria
17 Jan 07
Walking lunges, squats, and, since you're a hot vegas chick like me, try pole dancing! Its really fun. Oh, also, lately I've been squeezing my butt while walking; I read an article about it. Just squeeze the back butt cheek with each step; its becoming a habit for me now. It doesn't feel normal at first, but after you try it a few times, you get used to it.
@vivasuzi (4127)
• United States
18 Jan 07
Hmm.. I've never even been to vegas so I don't think I'm a vegas chick. Thanks for the tips though!
@snowflake5 (1579)
• United States
29 Mar 07
The best exercise is some gentle walking every day. It doesn't stress any of your joints or muscles, but it does exercise your body and raise your heartbeat. I think it's the safest exercise around, and because it's easy, the one you are most likely to stick to.
@manmaxman (850)
• India
13 Feb 07
there is nothing that result quikly dear so u have to be paciance
• United States
18 Jan 07
I think consistency is most important, but as for my favorite exercise that doesn't take hours, I would say dancing. It doesn't feel like exercise either.
@kgwat70 (13395)
• United States
17 Jan 07
Ablounge - Here is a picture of my ab lounge machine that works very well on the stomach, waistline and love handle sections.  I love it very much.
I personally like my fitness flyer machine. It is similar to the air gliders or gazelles that are out there. Spending a half hour on there burns over 300 calories according to the device on it. I think that is very good in a short period of time. My ablounge machine has done a great job for me on my stomach and waistline area.
@chiyosan (30194)
• Philippines
17 Jan 07
does jumping rope help a lot? i have only tried hoola hoops and i feel really good i sweat a lot after only 15 minutes.
@maikeeho (196)
• Philippines
17 Jan 07
i think a bit sit ups and some push ups are perfect. i jumping jacks help u flex muscles and tone your body
• United States
17 Jan 07
I jog on a rebounder (mini trampoline) and have found it to be great! I jog 30 minutes a day most days. Also the exercise balls are pretty good. They are best for training your abs, so I think the best thing to do is by a DVD with some exercises on it or maybe check online for some moves.
• Philippines
17 Jan 07
during my post natal pregnancy i am worried of my weight and my figure...so i enrolled in a gym courses for one year but i did not finished it.because i found that the best and effective exercise is at home here are some tips i have done: -taking care of my baby -laundry clothes -cleaning our house -peaceful living with family -mainting yourself clean -clean surroundings another tips to have a wish come true figure is self-disciplined in eating fatty foods and sweets...less carbohydrates too.drink plenty of water and eat plenty of fruits... this is works for me.hope it helps
• Philippines
17 Jan 07
during my post natal, i enrolled in gym courses to firm and tone my muscles for a year but i did not finished it.why? because, i felt that the quickest and most effective exercise is already at home.by, taking care of my baby,laundry clothes,cleaning our house.for better results, have self-disciplined in eating.avoid fats and sweets.that's all,hope i help you..
• United States
17 Jan 07
the ab lounger works wonders but if you cant afford that, just normal everyday walking can do the trick!