(Closed) How much do you exercise?

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

I run about 2-2.5 miles every other day. Sometimes I do my EA Sports Active 2 on my off days. 

Personally, I think since you’re walking you’d be fine to do it every day. 

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m currently training for a half marathon, and really trying to lose weight.  So I am running about 20-25 miles a week, on top of weight lifting/yoga and sometimes other cardio.

I also live in an urban area and walk everywhere as I don’t have a car.

I would not think that walking three miles a day is overdoing it.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I only take 1 rest day a week. I run 3x a week (doing C25K) and the other days I either do a class or swim.

As long as you feel up for it I would do it, just don’t push yourself so much that you get injured (although, you’re walking so I can’t really see getting injured that easily).

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Jog for 45 min after work Mon-Fri.

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

You can walk every day as much as you feel comfortable and not overdo it.  Walking is really a wonderful exercise, aerobically.  You may also want to add some light weight training (you can get hand weights and start small, 3-5 lbs and work up to 8-10lbs each hand) and do a weight training workout every other day.  Don’t work out the same muscle groups with weights two consecutive days, either switch it up or make sure to rest a day in between.  Good luck with your new fitness routine, keep up the good work!

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

Walking isn’t really that strenuous so I would think you would be ok without a rest day.

I usually run 35 minutes 1-2x a week and do some kind of circuit training 1-2x a week. if you want to tone up for the wedding I would consider doing something with weights.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

@futureMrsMason: I was also a couch potato before I started the Couch to 5k program. It’s a great way to work up to running. 

Can you go walking on your own some days? He can do it every other day and you can walk every day. 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I don’t think it’s overkill. 

A friend of mine did the Couch-to-5k and really liked the training pace.  They have a training schedule online if you’re interested in working up from walking to running.

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I do 2.5 miles on the elliptical which takes me about 30 minutes (sad I know!) and I also usually walk my dogs another mile or so. 5-6 days a week usually. I think you’d be fine walking.

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I do Zumba for WII every day except Saturday and Sunday. I usually take those 2 days for rest and do work around the house.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I don’t think walking that much is overkill, but then again I live in a pretty urban area where walking everywhere is the norm. I generally walk 2.2 miles per day – going from my house to the trian station, and then I hit the gym 4 days a week for classes.

Walking is a great exercise for you! I’ve heard that 10,000 steps a day is ideal for health purposes. Depending on your height/stride that could be anywhere from 5 – 6 miles a day. My sister and I were wearing pedometers for a while in an effort to motivate ourselves to move around more on a daily basis.

I guess it also depends on what kind of results you’re looking for. Are you looking to drop a few pounds or do you want to just be healthier in general?

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper

My Fiance and I go to the gym 4 times a week, we work out for just over an hour. We usually take a nice walk on the weekend.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

on a good week, I do some form of structured exercise 5x a week. I either go to the gym and do a cardio class or jump on a machine and do some weights. Other days I might do a Leslie Sansone (Love her new 5 really big miles DVD) which incluces weight training or I will do a pilates video. On the other two days (off days) I will do some ad hoc yoga while watching tv or walk to the park with Darling Husband and just play around. I try to make sure I do something most days.

On an average week, I do form of structed exercise 3x a week (mixture of what is explained above) and my off days I go on a short walk or some yoga. But I usually do something every day.

However, there are some weeks that I dont do any structured exercise, but I still get myself moving everyday. And, keep in mind, my daily commute requires a total of 10-25 minutes of walking each way (depending on the route I take)

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