One exercise

Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
One exercise
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Wed, 08-08-2012 - 11:30am

If you had to choose one and only one exercise to do, what would it be? Why?

If I had to narrow it down to one, I'd chose walking. It hits a lot of muscles groups, helps strengthen bones, reduces anxiety, improves heart health and mental function.

I know the experts claim walking helps aid weight loss but I've not really experienced it personally. I think weight lifting has helped me more with weight management. I can't really tell on this claim. 

Karla
Community Leader
WALKING
EXERCISE and HEALTHY LIVING

Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Thu, 08-09-2012 - 8:56am

I'm not good with these questions - I get bored so easily, and need variety.  I DO like dancing (all forms) and yoga, though.  One of those would "do."  :smileyvery-happy:  I like walking, too, but mostly because of my dog alongside me.  Pilates is good, too.  See?!  I can never choose just one...like a ruffles potato chip.  lol.

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-08-2006
Thu, 08-09-2012 - 8:47pm

I was going to say swimming, but I have to go with lifting, because I would truly hate to not be able to lift.  Of course, you could argue that that is many exercises, and if that's true, swimming...sp glad I don't have to choose...its the variety that keeps me interested.

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-03-2008
Thu, 08-16-2012 - 12:45pm

I would have to say walking, especially early in the morning!  I put some good music on my iPod or a great audiobook and I just go!  It helps to relieve stress and clear my head!  When I return, I have plenty of energy for the rest of the day!  

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Community Leader
Registered: 05-26-2004
Mon, 08-20-2012 - 10:14pm
I am going to agree with you and say lifting is the one exercise I dont think I could do without. Lifting keeps my body toned and youthful (well, uh, er, that's what it's supposed to do anyway :smileyhappy: I love the feeling of being sore after a good hard core lifting session.
Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Tue, 08-21-2012 - 8:31am

Konnie- you finally made it here! Great to see you and I do hope you'll check out the rest of the board (like the daily and weekly work out threads)

Karla
Community Leader
WALKING
EXERCISE and HEALTHY LIVING