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Suggestion for Health and Fitness
Simplest and probably best thing you can ever do is make a scedule, don't do something whenever you have time for it because pretty soon you'll have time but won't be in the mood, so make a scedule, start out small maybe 2 or 3 half hour sets per week, and once your used to it slowly up it if time allows. Don't make a scedule in your head or make it too generic, state the day, starting time and duration, and put it to paper!

So once again, make a scedule and stick with it.
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(12-27-2016, 06:01 AM)Starlightdawn Wrote: Hi, I've not read all the posts, so please forgive me if I missed this.

I have no motivation when it comes to excercise...or anything else for that matter.....I've been a member of a gym for the past 2 years, (with a swimming pool - I can swim) and how many times have I been there...?
None.
Not one.
I can't even get myself out for walks....although I will get a dog when I retire...that might help then...but not now.....and I certainly don't want to rely on meeting up with other people to walk/swim...that idea freaks me out.....so if anyone can suggest anything.....please help!

Sorry to sound so negative, but thats the way it is.

Best wishes to all

Maybe cardio isn't your thing....maybe exercising in public places also isn't your thing....do you watch tv or use the computer a lot? Because I have an idea for you that doesn't require a whole lot of moving.

You can set a time for every half hour or hour if you're using the computer, or if you watch television you can wait until every commercial break, or between each episode. SO...how do you feel about bicep curls, huh? Not a lot of motion there....and you can do it sitting without leaving your current spot. Plus there are a lot of household items that can replace a dumbbell (milk jug, water bottle(filled with water or with dirt for more weight) bag of rice, heavy pair of boots). Try doing 15-20 curls on one side, then switch to the other. If the item is too heavy for that many, then do less.

This is a relatively safe exercise, and does not commonly result in any kind of injuries.
I have a lot of other "desk/couch exercise" ideas but I typed so much already  I figured one was enough Smile

You might discover that you prefer weightlifting to other styles of exercise. It can make a big impact on your body over time, without dedicating a ton of time to exercise. Plus, your heart rate will generally stay a lot lower than other forms of exercise, so you're less likely to "run out of breath" or feel exhausted afterwards.

Personally, I have vertigo, so weightlifting has been a hugely awesome discovery for me.
No more falling over and crashing into people while I try to do jumping jacks or burpees at the gym. Ain't NOBODY got time for all that jumping around, I will keep my feet FIRMLY PLANTED on the ground, thanks. Big Grin

Better yet, do 80% of my workouts while sitting or lying down !
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(12-29-2016, 07:38 AM)TrishTrash Wrote:
(12-27-2016, 06:01 AM)Starlightdawn Wrote: Hi, I've not read all the posts, so please forgive me if I missed this.

I have no motivation when it comes to excercise...or anything else for that matter.....I've been a member of a gym for the past 2 years, (with a swimming pool - I can swim) and how many times have I been there...?
None.
Not one.
I can't even get myself out for walks....although I will get a dog when I retire...that might help then...but not now.....and I certainly don't want to rely on meeting up with other people to walk/swim...that idea freaks me out.....so if anyone can suggest anything.....please help!

Sorry to sound so negative, but thats the way it is.

Best wishes to all

Maybe cardio isn't your thing....maybe exercising in public places also isn't your thing....do you watch tv or use the computer a lot? Because I have an idea for you that doesn't require a whole lot of moving.

You can set a time for every half hour or hour if you're using the computer, or if you watch television you can wait until every commercial break, or between each episode. SO...how do you feel about bicep curls, huh? Not a lot of motion there....and you can do it sitting without leaving your current spot. Plus there are a lot of household items that can replace a dumbbell (milk jug, water bottle(filled with water or with dirt for more weight) bag of rice, heavy pair of boots). Try doing 15-20 curls on one side, then switch to the other. If the item is too heavy for that many, then do less.

This is a relatively safe exercise, and does not commonly result in any kind of injuries.
I have a lot of other "desk/couch exercise" ideas but I typed so much already  I figured one was enough Smile

You might discover that you prefer weightlifting to other styles of exercise. It can make a big impact on your body over time, without dedicating a ton of time to exercise. Plus, your heart rate will generally stay a lot lower than other forms of exercise, so you're less likely to "run out of breath" or feel exhausted afterwards.

Personally, I have vertigo, so weightlifting has been a hugely awesome discovery for me.
No more falling over and crashing into people while I try to do jumping jacks or burpees at the gym. Ain't NOBODY got time for all that jumping around, I will keep my feet FIRMLY PLANTED on the ground, thanks. Big Grin

Better yet, do 80% of my workouts while sitting or lying down !

Thanks for the ideas....but it's the motivation I lack...about 5 years ago I lost well over 2 stones, and went swimming and walking regularly....but I had a great motivation....he was 6'5" and, in my eyes, amazing! I lost the weight without any real effort because I was always high on adrenaline, if you get my drift.
Now, sadly, nothing to motivate me....I am a saddo I know...!! But thanks anyway...
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Personally I think a lot of the health information that is out there right now is simply wrong. To the extent that exercise is good for you I believe it is due to an increase is oxygen that happens when you exercise. But you can achieve the same effects via breathing properly. One reason Yoga gives similar effects on your health though you don't work out hard.
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When all else fails......Walk.

Does it for me every time.

Shy
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I wrote myself a care plan: diet, nutrition, exercise and keeping a regular notebook on painkilling meds etc; time and date taken. Being borderline diabetic type 2 means a good bowl of porridge every morning though it's switched to toast every so often and weekends is usually egg and bacon.  I swim in our local 5* hotel as it has a lovely big indoor pool, use our home gym and try to walk an increasing distance every other day.

In the last 6 months I lost 50 pounds/22 kilos making my doctor happy. Rarely do I drink and I don't smoke, but I do reward myself with a nice gin & tonic or a Scotch at the end of the day. Smile
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i could do with some sort of regime tbh though although i dont work too many days a week its pretty physical and when i bodyboard obiously with fins ,i aint a tourist ,its a good 2 hour cardio.
i drink too much wine and that makes me nibble on savoury snacks ,im 6ft 1 and 200 pounds but people say im skinny so could maybe do to bulk up or just ignore others opinions .
bought more fresh fruit and salad this week so its a start .cant do skimmed milk though full fat for me.
if im been honest i want being fit to be a bi product of something i enjoy ,hence i dont spend 3 hours a day in a gym ,but i can see when the results roll in how this could be addictive
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Stop spending so much time sitting down in front of the computer and go outside instead. Something as simple as this can do wonders for one's health.
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Loved finding this thread.  You know I used to work in healthcare but I will be the first to let everyone know healthcare practitioners like to claim their diagnosis was 'correct' when there is SO much more to underneath that than what is said. 

If you look at it from a brutally honest standpoint, even with all the debates that we should have 'universal healthcare' in the US and how other countries 'have it so much better', really, anyone who puts their trust in someone else to manage their own health is being foolish.  Others can guide you, and truly have good intentions, but nobody can manifest good health, other than YOU.

I agree with many of the people that spoke up here.  In the end, your body goes through phases and cycles and what may make sense one month may not be what resonates the next.  For example in May of this year I was possessed to walk - and walk EVERYWHERE....it was crazy.  Now that summer is in full bloom I'm more inclined to lay around. This isn't a bad thing now that I work from home, before I would just take off on random excursions....but now I feel a lot more grounded and able to make an income.

June 2017 was a month for REST instead of exercise.  For me anyways. And I avoided gluten for 4 months, but after a while I found I could eat it again - weird. 

Your body will tell you what it needs at the proper time.  Listen to it, and yes there are healtier choices, I do try to avoid gluten in favor of fresh fruits and veggies because the latter is so much more nutritious....

I don't drink alcohol for 2 reasons: 1) been in recovery from addiction since 2005, with 1 relapse in 2010-2012, and in the creeds we say 'Alcohol is a drug'.... and 2) went thru liver failure last year, not because of the relapse, but because of autoimmune hepatitis (the so-called diagnosis anyways....) But I don't judge those who do. I do feel that everyone has an internal radar that tells them what is best for their own body and only you can be the judge of what is better for you personally and what is not. (Again, the prerequisite being able to be brutally honest of course).
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Health and fitness are overrated *Eats some more chocolate chip waffle*


But seriously, if you stay away from food that you know is bad for you (or at least only eat it occasionally) and find something you enjoy doing that gets you up and moving, you'll be good to go. Eventually, you'll find other things to keep you active and more confident.
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