How long do you spend at the gym?

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Registered: 11-09-2011
How long do you spend at the gym?
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Tue, 01-29-2013 - 4:49pm

Hi all!

I'm just wondering how long you spend at the gym if you go. Do you spend time or do you do it by distance if you use a machine?

I have a gym buddy and she spends an hour plus there but goes very infrequently, but I'd rather go for 30 minutes every day... 

Am I not working out long enough? (An example of what I'd do in that time is 2.5 miles on the cycle, or 3 miles on the treadmill...)

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Registered: 10-06-2010
Wed, 01-30-2013 - 11:14am

Exercising 30 minutes everyday is better than an hour or more once in a while, IMO.  30 minutes per day is what is recommended for health.  If you want to lose weight and shape up, you can do more, but it is up to the individual. Other daily activities can add to your "exercise."  Such as taking the stairs instead of the elevator, parking farther from the store and walking.  Be in the habit of being active and you will be ahead of the game.

I don't go to a gym, but have a little mini gym in my home.  I aim for 15 minutes every day, because once I start, I usually extend it to 30,45 or 60 minutes.  I live in a ranch home with stairs to the basement and laundry room.  I have arthritis and have to do the stairs slowly, but would not think of moving somewhere that's all on one level.  Those trips downstairs a couple times a day are helping keep my knees moving, IMO. 

Carol

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Registered: 10-06-2010
Wed, 01-30-2013 - 11:18am

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Registered: 04-08-2008
Wed, 01-30-2013 - 12:42pm

I spend about an hour a day at the gym and i go about 4 times a week. It is my way of clearing my mind and getting rid of the stress of the day. I lift wieghts or exercise for about 30 mintues then do some cardio. I don't like to jog but do off and on. Mostly it is walking or the eliptical. I think getting into a pattern is the best so if it is only 30 mintues but several times a week then that is better than an hour but only here and there.

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Registered: 10-01-2002
Fri, 02-01-2013 - 8:56am
I started with 10 mins 3 x a day then now after my weight loss I am doing so much more I love walking but during the winter months I do dance exercise in the house and that is time I enjoy doing.. I have made it fun and enjoy doing it daily... I am for 10, ooo steps in the winter but in the summer I can do up to 30 thousand steps... Summer is my time of exercise..
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Registered: 10-01-2002
Tue, 02-19-2013 - 11:09am
I work out in my home.. I do it to music I also have weighs and etc here to help me But my tapes are the best.. I am a dancer also in square dancing clubs.. I try to do 10 thousand steps daily in the winter months in the house.. If I ever had a cheap gym around here I would probably join one.. I use to be able to do 10 miles a day when I had my stationary bike It broke and I am into finding another one when summer starts the garage sales.... I love biking... I also have regular bike but with snow that is tough I do snow shoe too... I do believe in exercise.. I am a 70 + loser this time around I have lost 37lbs with WW ... I have to stick with it or else it will come back on.. well that is my story...
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