Post # 31
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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 # 41
Yeah yoga can definitely kick your ass! I did it for a few months with my Dad at a class. I was 16 and the youngest person there. The next youngest was in her 30s, most were middle-aged or older. While it was a good work out, I was bored and felt out of place.
I was never very good at bike riding, something Fiance & I have in common, although it is certainly good exercise. Around here, bike riders mostly stay (or have to stay, not sure exactly) on the roads in the bike lanes. There are lots of accidents on the roads with bike riders & cars, let alone what would happen with a newbie bike rider!
Post # 42
I decided to follow suggestions and I am going to try bike riding again! I still have my only ‘big girl’ bike (a full sized one, that never had training wheels) that I was given on my 12th birthday. It is, of course, a rusty mess and needs new wheels, so we (my dad & I) are going to have a proper look at it on the weekend. Then we can figure out whether it would be cheaper to get a new bike (secondhand but in great condition probably). And of course I need to get a helmet!
I wasn’t completely wrong about the worries about riding on footpaths either. It used to be illegal for bikes to ride on normal footpaths, they had to just ride on bike paths & roads. Luckily that is not the case and bike riders can ride on footpaths again, which makes me feel a lot better about trying to ride again!
Post # 43
So funny! Some positions aren’t effortless though…
Post # 44
I think that all jokes aside walking is the best kind of exercise..