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

posted 4 years ago in Fitness
Post # 31
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

My appartment is a 30 min walk away from my university, so I walk about an hour every day just for “transportation” purposes. It’s not always easy per se, because i’m lugging around a backpack full of books, but because I have to do it, it doesn’t feel like exercise!

Post # 32
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

I would consider hiking my favorite form of exercise.  This can be easy or rigorous based on the trail and distance you choose.

Post # 33
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Worker bee

Walking.  And I do zumba twice a week which is relatively ‘easy’ but I sure work up a sweat.  I’ve also just started yoga which is way more intense than I expected.

Post # 34
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I think walking is about the easiest form of exercise I can think of.  But really, I don’t consider it exercise unless you’ve worked up a sweat.  You need to at least increase your heartrate

Post # 35
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Busy bee

In my opinion, the easiest form of exercise is any sport. Because they’re FUN first, and exercise second. I enjoy soccer, hiking, snowshoeing, skiing, skating, swimming, Frisbee, badminton… To name a few!

Post # 36
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

If it’s easy, it isn’t exercise to me. I walk 4 miles for my commute every day but I consider that commuting, not exercising. Walking is better than doing nothing, but it’s not going to change your body. I do Orangetheory, which is high intensity interval training (approx 30 minutes interval running on various inclines with 30 minutes of rowing, TRX, and strength training). I’d rather put in a solid 30-60 minutes than spend 10 hours a day walking. You burn crazy calories doing HIIT workouts and strength training is what makes your body fit and lean, so I recommend challenging workouts but for shorter periods of time.

Post # 37
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Walking – I like to walk my dogs, or if I’m at the shelter volunteering, I’ll walk the dogs there. Good for them, good for me.

I also love yoga, but that’s really not effortless (unless it’s restorative yoga I suppose). Yoga is much harder than people think. You aren’t just stretching, you are holding poses and if vinyasa flow, you are getting your ass kicked! I sweat more doing yoga than I do any other form of exercise.

Post # 38
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I did tap and ballet dance classes up til I was 18 and left home for uni, and keep thinking I should look for an adult class to go to once a week now. It was fun, and I knew the girls there as it was the same group every time. Tap got me out of breath, and ballet made me achey the next day. -I used to be fit!

I was also in a yoga group at uni, which was good-although way harder than it looks, haha! It was actually quite nice to have the hour to myself not thinking about deadlines and work stuff, and so easy to keep up as it was in the university building so we just went down after we’d finished for the day-no getting up and out to go excercise.

Post # 39
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Wannabee

Darebee have lots of exercise program ideas, most can be done without equipment right in your living room. I love them because the hardest thing about working out for me is just getting out of the house!

Here are some I found that can be done right from your couch!
http://darebee.com/workouts/tv-workout.html
http://darebee.com/workouts/movie-night-workout.html
http://darebee.com/workouts/sofa-workout.htm
http://darebee.com/workouts/office-workout.html

These aren’t a replacement for a good, break a sweat, workout, but it’s a great place to start.
When you get more comfortable with these they have plenty of more challenging exercices as well.

Post # 40
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Bumble bee

Instead of being snarky I’ll give you a real answer, because I understand what you’re trying to say.

Both swimming and riding a bicycle (outside!) have been the “easiest” workouts for me. Yes you sweat and your heart rate goes up, but they’re both so fun – and relaxing! – that they don’t seem “hard,” I guess. But you burn a ton of calories. 

Post # 43
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2006

TheGridMonster:  

 So funny! Some positions aren’t effortless though…

Post # 44
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2017

I think that all jokes aside walking is the best kind of exercise..

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