How Much Exercise is too much?

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2013/10/24 08:56:08 (permalink)

How Much Exercise is too much?

This may seem like a dumb question, but I've often wondered about it. Aside from feeling the obvious indicators of pain, injury, etc, what are your ideas for the right amount of exercise for someone who is an intermediate-advanced exerciser who wants to challenge herself and stay athletic and very fit? FYI, I'm in my late 30's with no injuries/significant issues with body parts. Right now I do 60 min of cardio 2x per week, and 60 min of aero-tone interval workouts 2x per week, then 60 min weight lifting 1x per week with an additional 30-60 min cardio just before the weightlifting. So I exercise 5 days a week, 2 days for rest. I'd like to add a session of athletic yoga and pilates for 60 min one day a week to focus on flexibility, deep stretching, and core strengthening, but hate to take away from the other stuff. Is it a bad idea to make this a seperate 6th day? I don't consider yoga/pilates near as intense. I'd love your opinions on this.
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    Leonana
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    Re:How Much Exercise is too much? 2013/10/24 14:02:08 (permalink)
    I only take one rest day, but I don't exercise as much as you. I'm 53, and probably intermediate, and I do 30-50 minutes per day, plus 3-4 days a week walking the dogs (1/2 mile to a mile).

    On the sixth day, I like to do yoga or stretching. I guess I would say try it, and see how it goes.

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    Cam
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    Re:How Much Exercise is too much? 2013/10/25 08:13:43 (permalink)
    Well I know you directed this question to Collage, but that is kind of the rotation I follow.  I just don't always have time during the week to do long workouts. But I know for me as I am approaching 50, that I think a couple days rest is good.  I am an advanced exerciser, have a tricky knee but can still go strong. I can't go full out 6/7 days a week anymore.  I want to be like Judy in the Heartland, and be able to exercise in my later years, which seem to be fast approaching. That lady moves each and everyday, what an inspiration.
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    Leonana
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    Re:How Much Exercise is too much? 2013/10/25 09:39:32 (permalink)
    Sorry, I didn't notice it was addressed to Collage. I click on new posts, and don't always notice where they are at.

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    Re:How Much Exercise is too much? 2013/10/25 17:52:19 (permalink)
    How much is enough depends upon you,  your health,  your goals, your amount of time to spend.

    For health,  if a person is in good physical shape with no known health issues either mental or
    physical ,  at your age,  has a sit down job,  I would say for sure
    an hour a day is beneficial.   And please consider Pilates and yoga necessities,  not afterthoughts!
    Staying flexible,  maintaining or improving posture, as well as general  relaxation, are important elements of a
    balanced fitness program for any one who works out.   

    In addition to your videos,  I can only suggest (and am sure you already do) taking advantage of
    other forms of fitness in your area.   Hiking,  swimming,  neighborhood walks,  classes at the park, 
    trying something new, like going for a horseback ride or taking a ski lesson,  all these challenges 
    or outdoor activities will complement and enhance your daily routines.  Shake it up when opportunity
    arises!
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    Re:How Much Exercise is too much? 2013/10/25 18:39:31 (permalink)
    Thanks everyone for the feedback! I was actually hoping for replies from forum users too. Thanks!
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    Re:How Much Exercise is too much? 2014/10/02 06:13:06 (permalink)
    Exercise is very useful to maintain physical fitness. Exercise is helpful to burn all extra calories and fat. With It is best to do exercise daily. I do exercise everyday and spent 1 hour for exercise.
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    post edited by RevendMartin - 2014/10/04 05:52:32
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    Re:How Much Exercise is too much? 2016/01/30 15:36:02 (permalink)
    I really appreciate you for your exercising program. Because exercise is play a very important role in life. With the help of exercise you can lose your weight easily and live healthy life. So i suggest to everyone to do exercise daily in the morning. And you must start your athletic yoga and pilates session because it make you fit quickly.
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    Re:How Much Exercise is too much? 2016/03/29 15:30:57 (permalink)
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