What do you do for exercise for health and stress relief?

    Since I’m hungry now that I’ve answered the question “What is your favorite cuisine?”, I thought I’d ask this question about exercise. 🙂

    Currently I use an indoor row machine 4x/wk and do at home weight training 3x/wk. I absolutely can’t stand exercise so my goal is to get it done as fast as possible! I also like kayaking and hiking when the weather permits.

    King bed Asked on July 31, 2019 in OFF TOPIC.
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      I do a routine of diddly squats, and a mix between a lunge and a crunch that I call lunch. 😀

      Under the stars Answered on July 31, 2019.
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        I exercise 1.5 hours a day.  Split between the treadmill and weight lifting.  6 days a week.  My wife does the same.

        Double bed Answered on July 31, 2019.
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          I walk 4 miles/day on hilly terrain, if the weather is good. Otherwise, I hit my home gym and do 20 min segments of elliptical, treadmill, and rowing machine. If I’m watching something really good on TV, I will continue with sit ups and weights.

          Fell out of ... Answered on July 31, 2019.
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            Right now, I am walking up and down our little walkway from the front porch to the driveway (about 25-30 feet) several times a day. I hope to soon graduate to the whole driveway, but I’m kind of a klutz, so I’m making sure I won’t hurt myself if I trip or fall off the side of my shoes, as I do so often in the gravel, before I risk it.

            I have never found a physical activity I truly enjoy (I would always rather read!), except the summer before last I spent a lot of time in my garden and got really strong and energetic (in addition to digging and planting, I was carrying 5 gal. buckets of water and even rocks regularly).  Since then my health seemed to go downhill a good bit, though pretty gradually, and I am very hopeful this surgery has dealt with the root cause!

            One thing I try to do year round is a brief routine of core-strengthening exercises (including kegels) leftover from some PT from a couple years ago that just seems to really work for me.

            I also (in a slow, controlled motion) do the hula in the shower. Just the figure 8 motion. It is surprisingly effective.

            Under the stars Answered on July 31, 2019.
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              I either run or ride my bike 3x a week. On other days, I usually work out at the local gym. Other times I do physical labor or yardwork. So, I spend 45-90 minutes a day doing some form of exercise.

              Under the stars Answered on August 4, 2019.
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                I do secular yoga (Monday through Friday), cardio on Tuesday and Thursday, and posture exercises (Monday through Friday).

                On the floor Answered on July 31, 2019.
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                  I work, not work out.  I could do some targeted fitness if I ever had the time or the energy,  but the course of my day to day activity has me pretty well used up by the end of the day.

                  Fell out of ... Answered on July 31, 2019.
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                    I do a treadmill 5-6x a week, usually a mile or two.  Then I lift weights and alternate days with some cardio and core exercises.  I keep wanting to get in good enough shape to make in onto American Ninja Warrior, but life (and a stubborn habit of liking sugar) always seems to get in the way! 🙂

                    California King Answered on August 1, 2019.
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                      We have an elliptical and a treadmill in our bonus room, and both are positioned in front of our largest flat-screen TV.  I set the elliptical on the highest resistance level and burn at least 1000 calories on it every other day usually about 73-74 minutes non-stop (yesterday it was 1,250 in 92 mins because besides watching interesting TV, I like to read while on it and finished a book rather than leave the last 3 or 4 pages to read tomorrow.)   It’s mind-numbing unless I’m engrossed in a good book or foreign TV series (for example, I loved “Seyit & Sura” from Turkey  and “The Time In Between” from Spain on Netflix both of which DW wouldn’t watch with me because she hates programs with subtitles.)

                      I do my own yardwork and often take our dog on a brisk 5 mile walk in addition to the elliptical routine.    I was able to drop 25# when I started using it about 3 years ago and have kept them off..

                      Hammock Answered on August 1, 2019.

                      Wow! I bet your energy level is amazing!

                      on August 1, 2019.

                      It is.  I never really had a problem with ED, although my erections aren’t what they were when I was 20 either LOL…  so I can’t tell if it’s made much of a difference in our MB. I’ve given some thought to trying Cialis or Viagra just to see how much harder or longer-lasting I’d be but DW fears that if I started , I wouldn’t be able to get it up “naturally” any more.  She might be right, I don’t know, but we’ll save that option for when I might really need it,

                      on August 3, 2019.
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                        We have an elliptical and a treadmill in our bonus room, and both are positioned in front of our largest flat-screen TV.  I set the elliptical on the highest resistance level and burn at least 1000 calories on it every other day usually about 73-74 minutes non-stop (yesterday it was 1,250 in 92 mins

                        I feel like such a slacker now!!!  LOL

                        California King Answered on August 1, 2019.

                        Although I was in fairly good health and reasonably careful in my diet, about 5 yrs ago I was having troubling memory issues and difficulty concentrating in my work so I went to a neurologist to make sure I didn’t have something bad going on in my brain… He gave me a series of tests and an MRI and basically said “No tumor or stroke… but you need to increase the blood flow to your brain because as we age, the main veins feeding our brains shrink, harden, and/or become clogged with plaque and your brain doesn’t get as much oxygen as it used to…. take fish oil every day… exercise regularly and lose 15-20 #..”.

                        So I bought a hardly-used elliptical and started using it every day like a maniac…. I dropped about 30# in 2 months and I tightened my belt by 2 notches. My thinking and memory improved and I slept better. But I was compulsive about it… “maximum every day!!” But after about 6 mos I slipped into a pattern of missing a day… then a week… and by a year later had put 20# back on and was only using the elliptical sparingly and dreading it when I did.

                        After letting it sit idle for a couple of months, I decided to re-start my routine but not be so OCD about it… started back with a goal of burning 800 calories every other day… That was 3 1/2 yrs ago and I’ve raised my daily threshold to 1,000+ and I dropped the weight that I’d picked back up and it now stays within a range of 5 – 6#. My memory is better and thinking is clearer. For me, moderation and flexibility in my schedule has been the key to staying with the “program”. I have much more time to read now that I’ve retired and the elliptical is a great place to improve my mind while doing something that is otherwise “mind-numbing”.

                        Unlike DW who counts calories, etc., I’ve never been on a” diet” per se but fortunately, I have loved fruits, “greens” and most vegetables my whole life and learned to eat fried food in moderation. and eat more salmon now when we are out. I like to grill on my Big Green Egg and probably eat more beef than my doc would recommend….

                        That said, I’m not OCD about it any more and am taking it a day at a time which seems to be working for me.

                        on August 3, 2019.
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