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Postby JL77 » Tue Dec 18, 2007 5:08 pm

Walking to and from work about 12 min there and back

Plus 30 min excerise 3 times a week ??
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Postby milkyway » Tue Dec 18, 2007 6:16 pm

Not really. The recommendation is thirty minutes per day - and that's for basic health/maintenance and doesn't really take into account weight loss. Can you work some more exercise into your life somehow?
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Postby JL77 » Tue Dec 18, 2007 6:25 pm

Defintly can, gotta stop being so lazy
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Postby milkyway » Tue Dec 18, 2007 6:26 pm

Good on ya!
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Postby dannyboi » Wed Dec 19, 2007 1:36 pm

How much walking per day/week would you need to get some weight loss?
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Postby milkyway » Wed Dec 19, 2007 4:10 pm

I think there are too many factors to hazard a number - depends on how many calories you consume, how much fat/muscle you have, what your current level of fitness and weight is, are you male or female, how much time you can make available to exercise...
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Postby SarahC » Thu Dec 20, 2007 11:10 am

Hehe I think that would vary from person to person. For me, about 2 or 3 hours.... but for someone (anyone) else, 30mins may be enough :? If you're not overly fit and your body isn't used to it, it will respond much better to a lot less excercise....
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Postby Fiona25 » Fri Dec 28, 2007 10:01 pm

First of all, the walking and extra 3 days a week exercise is a great start!

I think exercise can become very boring if you don't vary it. Some ideas are swimming, bike riding, fitness circuit (my fave!) for cardio, then for toning and extra exercise how about some weights either at the gym or at home? Even doing 10 mins of a mix of ladies push ups, star jumps, sit ups etc infront of the telly would be great. That is something that you can do while you're watching something and time goes fast.

You could also take a class such as yoga, pilates, boxing etc. I used to do kickboxing ages ago (I must do that again) and not only was it SO much fun, but I learnt self defense and it got me so fit and got me working, I would be absolutely knackerd after a class!

So think of things that you wouldn't normally do and that sound appealing and just go for it! If your really enjoy it, it doesn't seem so much like boring exercise.
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