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Do you physically exercise?

  • Yes - at least once a day.

    Votes: 148 26.1%
  • Yes - at least once a week.

    Votes: 202 35.6%
  • No

    Votes: 14 2.5%
  • No - Don't have time.

    Votes: 3 0.5%
  • No - Too lazy/Unmotivated

    Votes: 72 12.7%
  • I exercise indirectly (e.g walking to work/school, etc.)

    Votes: 128 22.6%

  • Total voters
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There's a pretty huge step down from "every day" to "at least one time per week". I work out frequently (3-4x per week), but my 1x/week option (which BTW is less than what is considered healthy) seems not to do that justice.
I put every day because I'm always moving around, however I do have one day where I only gently move around instead of going all-out. Very rarely do I spend an entire day doing nothing physical.
 

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I exercise at least once for at least a hour every day. I'm a total junkie. I've just started doing Bikram Yoga at 5:45am each weekday as well as indoor rock climbing about four times a week, and cycling and swimming whenever I have a chance.

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It's the best. You don't realise how fantastic it feels to be super fit until you are and you think back... and then it's like...woahh...
 

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I always try to work out for at least an hour a day. :) I do have a weekly rest day since my willingness to persist in my schedule does diminish a bit by the end of the week, but honestly it's gotten to the point where my day feels a bit incomplete if I don't stick to it and get in some form of exercise. Some days it's jogging, other days it's an aerobic/cardio workout. I also ride my bicycle into and around the nearest town very often - and the rest day doesn't apply for that, since I always find it enjoyable. :p
 

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I lift weights twice a week. I have a schedule that I follow, and intake pretty much protein. My job is also physically very wearisome, so I could say that I'm exercising pretty much daily.

I'm bit too much on/off with my training routine, last year I was 8 months with my schedule but then got into some relationship issues - and that got me off the routine. Got some break and started again at the beginning of june. That's a bit issue for me, to stay with exercise even when the life gets stormy.
 
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My husband exercises every day at work but I decided I need to join in and we have been walking 2-3 miles a day together plus some other exercise. Every single day. Boy, I feel so much better. The scale hasn't budged but my anxiety issues are nil to nothing. The mental benefits far outweigh anything else. It is not easy trying to fit time in to go to the gym. We basically have to give up our evenings and dinner doesn't get planned like it used to. I don't know how we will work it when the kids start back up for school and sports for them starts back up but I hope we still find a way to keep this up.
 

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I have to do something outdoors every day. I run, hike, climb, and backcountry ski. If I do nothing else, I walk at least 5 miles a day. But the last couple of days we've had to stay indoors because of the smoke from all these fires. We are under pre-evacuation notice and the car is loaded and ready to go. Praying for rain to douse these fires but it's really bad. My lungs hurt. Might head for the high country tomorrow to get some turns in and breathe some cleaner air.
 

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I don't own a car of my own, I just cycle everywhere. I wanted a proper bike so I bought it and nowadays I just love cycling. I also like jogging, swimming, going to gym or aerobics ^_^ I exercise because I like it but also because I want to look good and stay as fit as long as I can and never get old old.
 

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I voted "no" and it has nothing to do with laziness or lack of time. I have constant fibromyalgia pain to the point of disability. The specialists I've seen up to this point about my health situations (endocrinologist and rheumatologist) refuse to address the issue of helping me find ways to exercise and stay healthy. The "weight loss" clinic nearby was a waste of time.

I would like to exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle, but I cannot do so unless I can find a way to manage my chronic pain. As a note, before I started symptoms of severe fibromyalgia, I was walking several blocks a day to get to class. I didn't mind it, and it was enjoyable. That was how I got my exercise, multiple times a day, five days a week.

When the pain and fatigue started setting in, I pretty much lost my independence and had to have people drive me straight to the buildings my classes were in. This has been going on for about three years now, and only since March was I diagnosed with FM.
 
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I used to run four miles a day, but nowadays I've been busy with college (I overloaded my schedule and have a rigorous piano regime going), so I compromise by walking everywhere on campus, which always amounts to more than 1 hour of walking everyday. I also do push-ups. Karate is also a regular part of the program. Karate's an amazing sport. I went from being inflexible as a stick, and unable to do push-ups to being able to do 20 pushups and now I can touch my feet :) It also takes away a whopping 500 calories (at least) per workout.
 

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@itsme45 and @pinkrasputin..... MAJOR Thanks to you both! After the gym tonight I thought I'd try getting a run in and test out your tips. The beginning of my loop starts with ~0.5m downhill (it's a tough hill to get back up!). As I was comfortably jogging down it, I realized I didn't think I had it in me to do the 3.5m loop. But I committed to doing this damn hill 2x. I kept in mind the tip about cadence and feeling like your feet are right under you as well as keeping a very comfortable pace. It was easy going down of course but....I made it back up TWICE WITHOUT walking. That was a first! Ever! I haven't made it up once without walking much less 2x. I'm a happy gal tonight! =))

So thank you ladies for the tips!!! I will try it on the actual loop sometime in the next few days!
glad it's going well for you :) have fun =)
 

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I exercise indirectly, and play sports etc, but actual going to the gym or following a workout routine?? Nope.

 

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I do karate twice a week, and enjoy it. If I don't both enjoy it and see it as an actually useful sport, I won't have any motivation at all. That's why I hated gym in school and was quite averse to exercise for a while.
 

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I go through stages where I work out obsessively every day, and then totally drop off and do nothing for months. XP It's no way to live, I tell you. I'm gonna get back into the groove, though.
 

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I play hockey about once a week, but I actually play well when I visit the gym 1-2x during the week. I never, ever want to go. But I usually feel better after I do. If I don't go I feel guilty and then I go play hockey and play like crap.
 

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nope. hate "exercize". I've never had a need to work out anyways. if I were to LITERALLY eat a cow, I swear I would LOOSE about 5 pounds. I used to eat like some kind of mad cow and never got any gfatter, only taler eventually. and I swear I would somehow end up whieghing less and less. I mean of corse over the years you get bigger and weigh more. but other than that, the more I ate, the lighter I got. now I hardly eat much at all and don't get heavyr or lighter.
 
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