Exercising Everyday

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2010/11/10 10:09:55 (permalink)

Exercising Everyday

I'm in a dillema right now. I want ot get back to exercising again, and I want to do it everyday, but people say that you have to give your delf time to rest. But if I give myself time to "rest", I get kind of lazy and slack off. I would like to exercise Monday-Saturday with Sunday as a rest day. HELP!
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    Lynn
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    Re:Exercising Everyday 2010/11/10 11:41:29 (permalink)
    Well, I feel that the intensity is what your body needs a break from.  If you do high intensity 3-4 days a week , then I would do some yoga/pilates/leslie/strength type workouts the other 4-3 days.  I believe that a person can exercise everyday, just not high intensity.  There's nothing wrong with going for a long walk, that's exercise.  And it doesn't have to be speed walking.
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    Exerciseman
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    Re:Exercising Everyday 2010/11/10 12:17:13 (permalink)
    I agree with Lynn. You can always put in one or two lighter days that can constitute "restish" days. Doing stretches only for one day is also a solution. If you know that is all you are going to do then you can focus and spend extra time on it. Engaging in more active play with little kids (if you have them) is also good. Another practical and satisfying alternative is "Workaerobics"(credit to Osa Jackson for this term). Decide that since you aren't exercising one day that you now have time for a heavy job at home, such as yard and garden work, washing windows, walls, flipping mattresses etc. No way you could feel you were slacking if you took the opportunity to get ugly jobs done! That's what I often try to do on a weekend day - stretches or yoga before everyone else gets up and then get to work around the home. Good Luck....D
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    Re:Exercising Everyday 2010/11/10 12:27:46 (permalink)
    It's okay to exercise every day. You don't want to work the same muscle groups every day.  You may try alternating cardio one day, weights the next or do cardio and upper body one day, cardio lower the next, and make sure to add in some stretching and or yoga.
    HTH!
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    Re:Exercising Everyday 2010/11/10 12:44:41 (permalink)
    Great and correct advice in the above postings. You can certainly exercise every day of the week. Mixing it up is the key. Find programs and activities that will allow you to do something different each day. Cardio one day, toning the next, maybe yoga or Pilates the 3rd day, cardio and then toning again. It is suggested that you do take at least one day off or use it as an 'active' recovery day, maybe a lite yoga, Pilates or stretch day. Vary the level of intensity throughout the week and have fun with your workouts.
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    SuzyQ
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    Re:Exercising Everyday 2010/11/11 10:30:41 (permalink)
    I like to get some form of exercise every day.  I alternate strength or strength/cardio, w/just cardio.  I try to do one workout per week outside - running, cycling.  A couple of Saturdays a month I take either a circuit class or a Zumba class just to mix things up.  For my "rest" day, I pop in a pilates/yoga dvd.  That's what I love about Collage - lots of variety, and you can always get your workout in if the weather is bad or you are short on time.
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    Re:Exercising Everyday 2010/11/11 11:42:35 (permalink)
    I take one day off each week, but it's a day when I'm really busy at work, and I don't have time to exercise anyway. For me I think it's important to take a day off because I'm a little "older" (over 50), and I don't want to injure myself by exercising hard day after day without a break.
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    Re:Exercising Everyday 2010/11/11 11:42:35 (permalink)
    I take one day off each week, but it's a day when I'm really busy at work, and I don't have time to exercise anyway. For me I think it's important to take a day off because I'm a little "older" (over 50), and I don't want to injure myself by exercising hard day after day without a break.
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    Re:Exercising Everyday 2010/11/19 18:33:05 (permalink)
    I too take one day, Saturday off.  I will do some gentle yoga on that day, because at my age, if you don't stretch daily, you suffer.   If you walk regularly,  get a bike and ride to do your errands,  take advance of the local pool and swim,  you're doing it right.  Most of us have a sedentary life style.  Some of us don't even come home to a garden to work in or a dog to walk. Exercise  is vital to maintaining your body's and mind's health.  If a person has an active job.... I had one once, working in a warehouse lifting boxes and climbing... that is different.  But even so,  most of us do not move the body in all dimensions.   Very few exercises do that.  Swimming and perhaps ballet and  Pilates come to mind.  And, the more you get out and move,  the more inspiring people you will meet,  many of whom are active on a daily basis.  Best to you, Alice
    post edited by Alice Kathleen - 2010/11/19 18:35:03
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    Re:Exercising Everyday 2010/12/08 07:59:14 (permalink)
    Sunday is my day off, sometimes I do pilates or a stretch though, something relaxing.
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    Re:Exercising Everyday 2010/12/25 21:24:47 (permalink)
    I exercise everyday.  I alternate between moderate intensity and light intesity.
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