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Postby milo » Sat Jul 21, 2007 12:08 pm

You read so many different things in magazines and on web sites. So how many times do you think you should excerise a week? And for how long?

I read a few times its 30 min 3 times a week ???
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Sat Jul 21, 2007 12:41 pm

yeah ive read the same as you mel. i recently told adro sarnelli that i was doing an hour a day and he suggested increasing it if possible to 2 hours a day. due to having a little one running around the time constraints are a bit hard but i do an hour a day- no break days so 7 days a week.
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Postby KimE » Sat Jul 21, 2007 2:19 pm

The 3 x 30 mins per week is actually the least amount you should be doing and is really for people who are inactive and starting out. With the 30 mins not necessarily being in one go but accumulated over the day.

This link below is from the department of health and I think it has some excellent advice. Scroll down a bit to get to the adults activity part and then below that is also has advice for weightloss. ... l-activity

There are also some sites that set out not just the activity but the intensity of the activity but I can't remember which ones. It's not just a case of being active but you also want some of these activities to really get you huffing and puffing for an extended period. Great for weightloss and your heart will love it!

For me I found averaging 45 mins most days worked great in aiding my weightloss. I did cardio of around 45 mins 5-7 days a week (with the least being 5 days) with strength training twice a week at around 50 mins. Only on the days where I did cardio and strength training did I do more than an hr in the day.
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Postby vanessa0305 » Sat Jul 21, 2007 3:28 pm

I try to exercise between 5-6 days a week. I have one full rest day where I only do incidental exercise like walking to our local shop or doing the shopping in town. I think a rest day helps to let muscles recover.

Depending on the day I like to do between 1-2hrs of exercise a day averaging at 1.5hrs. At the moment I am home bound (for another week till I get a new car) So I run, I don't like to run on consecutive days but will if I have to. I like to run between 30mins and 45mins. I pefer the gym where I will do a class and then 30mins cardio or weights(depending on the class) or I do 1 hr cardio and 30 mins weights. I never do weights on consecutive days either.

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Postby Chelle » Sat Jul 21, 2007 5:15 pm

I make sure that I exercise 3 - 5 times a week 1 - 2 hours at a time with no breaks. I think with 3 x 30 mins is just for begginner's your body will get use to it & you wouldn't be burning any calories.
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Postby Playboy_bunny » Sat Jul 21, 2007 9:20 pm

gosh thats a lot :shock: 1-2 hours a day....I never do that much....but then again as Kim said, Im just starting out...I usually do a 30-40 min gentle walk with connor, and sometimes (but rarely on the same day) I do an exercise video...i think Ill have to sit down tonight and work out a shedule and try to increase it a bit!
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Postby carls » Sun Jul 22, 2007 8:54 pm

i try to go running for an hour 3 or 4 times a week.

i have been a bit slack lately with weights training, i need to get back into it.
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Postby gea » Mon Jul 23, 2007 4:28 pm

I agree that times per week is more for beginners or maintenance.

I try to do exercise 5 times per week, usually 1 strength training session also.

I either do 45 mins on the treadmill or bike or 30 mins of interval training which is more fun and challenging.
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Postby yummymummy » Mon Jul 23, 2007 6:56 pm

I do at least 20 min a day on my x trainer or 30 min running and a fair amound of incidental exercise like walking the steps at work (Im 7 floors up!) and my job has me on my feet most of the time. I could never maintain 2hours of exercise a day!

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Postby Jisgone » Tue Jul 24, 2007 12:15 am

i work from 7.30am till 6pm, so 2 hours is literally impossible. im happy if i do 45 mins to an hour atleast 4 days a week, and two of those days i do a bit of weight training too. at my job im constantly on my feet, so i think i make up for it!
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Postby Maraver » Tue Jul 24, 2007 6:52 am

I have a sit down job now which I think has not helped with the weight gain so I try and exercise everyday it has become a battle of will power somedays but treadmill nearly always wins
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Postby Chelle » Tue Jul 24, 2007 11:14 am

I only exercise for 2 hour's at at time because my body was use to exercising 1 hour at a time & my weight wasn't shifting. I have only just reciently incresed it to 2 hours & shown result's & am now lossing weight again
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