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#16 Eddo89

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 14:04

But the thing is, just merely brisk walking for an extended amount of time is enough exercise. You don't have to sprint a whole 100m to be healthy, it just means you aren't athletic. And if you are licing in a busy city, you will brisk walk to work, to your bus/train a lot.


Or if you are like me with terrible time keeping, sprint to the bus stop, only to see it leaving and then walk another 15 minutes for the next bus which requires even more walking afterwards. This is Auckland for you.


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Posted 18 July 2012 - 14:05

I stopped smoking, then stopped doing much else, I would have been better off still smoking and going out ? :p

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 16:27

I'd reply to this topic, but then I'd have to get up & type stuff. I'm just too lazy ...

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 16:29

Only 150 minutes per week? People should be doing that much per day.

That'd be nice.. unfortunately a lot of folks' schedules (mine included) don't allow for 2+ hours of exercising. At least not dedicated time. Getting up and moving, walking to lunch (if possible), taking the stairs, etc should always be worked into one's day and it adds up. I do go to the gym ~3 days a week, but I do the shorter interval-type exercises, bursts of high intensity alternated with a steady pace. Has worked well for me and doesn't take more than half an hour or so at most.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 16:31

^ I do take the stairs ... going down. :shifty:

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 16:41

I spend about 5 minutes a day on dumb-bells and another 5 on bar weights and even that small amount has started getting on my nerves knowing I haven't done it that day yet

I used to really enjoy exercise and weights but these days I feel like I've got about an hour of energy when I get up then I`m falling asleep for the rest of the day

Probably something to do with my 4am bedtimes mind.... :p

I had to walk up a hill today because the shop cash machine was out of money :angry: :laugh:

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 16:45

It is recommended that adults do 150 minutes of moderate exercise ...


I wonder if masturbation counts. :huh:

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 13:05

I wonder if masturbation counts. :huh:


LOL!