(Closed) What are your favourite easy forms of exercise?

posted 4 years ago in Fitness
Post # 2
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Blushing bee

Easy exercise? If it’s effortless, I don’t really consider it exercise. 

I suppose I consider anything low impact easy, but I’m still working. Examples are yoga and barre. No strain, still sweating.

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2019

Easy exercise.  Best oxymoron of the day.

Post # 4
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Busy bee

I echo the above – if it’s easy i dont consider it ‘proper exercise’ I have a stepometer but i dont consider that to be exercise as it’s just walking.

However, i have days where i vary what i do at the gym so will prefer one session to another.. for example, i find the cross trainer more exhausting than the treadmill, even though i burn more on the treadmill in a shorter amount of time. In your terms the treadmill is ‘easier’ Some days, i will split – so do half my time on the treadmill and half on cross trainer.

I find swimming ‘easy’ we have a pool so every other day, i go to gym then will go for a 15 min swim to cool down / stretch and unwind. I dont really feel like i’m doing exercise but it’s a great way to finish a session.

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Execising my fingers while typing this and exercising my eyeballs by watching TV are both pretty awesome.

Also, sex.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

Jacqui90:  exerising my thumbs.. on the console remote. I can do it for hours and hours!  Lol

On a serioys not I HATE EXERCISE  and love food. So im fat. Tge only exercise i can stand us yoga and swimming but i hate being in a swimsuit and the smell and the effect on my hair and skin… so i dont really go. And yoga i go but i should really go A LOT more for it to have any weight loss effect, and stich my mouth shut.

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Jacqui90:  It’s not exercise if it’s effortless…

I consider exercise easy if I can do it at home with minimal equipment because it doesn’t require the extra effort of driving to the gym. Lately I have been doing HIIT work outs on my stationery bike and doing T25 work outs.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Easy excercise is walking for me. I will go to the mall/ shops and wander for a couple of hours and get more than a few thousand steps up. But whilst this is good for me it does not give much of a calorie burn.

I guess other fave is stationary cycle, as you are sitting!

I don’t think sitting and bouncing on the excercise ball would do anything, to be honest 🙁

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

The only thing I can think of is walking. Walk a few miles with headphones. easy and effective.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

I do squats while I’m waiting for the gas to pump. I try to be subtle if there’s lots of people around, but mission Beyoncé booty stops for nobody. 

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

liaeona:  Hahahah mission Beyonce booty! I do squats in the bathroom at work while I’m washing my hands and in the work kitchen while I’m waiting for my water cup to fill! It’s a small office so at this point everyone knows I do it so I don’t even try to hide it anymore.

Jacqui90:  Unfortunately, all of the exercises that I have found to be easy have had almost no effect on my body. Walking is good for you but I would rather do a high intensity work out than walk for the amount of time needed to get the same benefits. I suppose sitting on an exercise ball is slightly better than sitting on the couch but I don’t consider it exercise.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Jacqui90:  That. Is not. Exercise.

Post # 15
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Helper bee

I definitely wouldn’t call that exercise. The most “effortless” form of exercise I’ve ever tried was a hip hop dance class my gym has. It was fun! I work out regularly and lift weights though so I imagine if you’re newer to exercise (just guessing since you say you broke a sweat bouncing on a stability ball…) it might be a more challenging workout to you. Still fun though and would burn more calories! 

If you want to work out while you watch tv, I’d suggest push ups, sit ups, burpees, squats, lunges, and maybe adding a kettlebell or some Dumbbells!

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