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    Smile What do you do for daily exercise ?

    I probably will buy an activity tracker bracelet to keep me motivated, but until then, tell me what you do for daily exercise - how long and how much ??

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    walking which can be up and down stairs and around the house in the normal course of the day, usually adds up to about 2000 steps. (pretty sedentary)
    walking down our steep hill and meeting Rob on the way home, that is about 2500 steps, about a mile and a half with my stride and a real workout because it is so steep, I do that 3 or 4 times a week
    Mowing the lawn once a week, I break it up over 3 days, but the total is about 17000 steps.

    I also do yoga

    I walked a lot more last year, but in truth I think I was just running away from my problems
    Casa OKa this year, so I'm much happier in the house than before.

    I bought Rob and I both FitBit Zips last year (the smallest fitbit made).
    We compare our steps every day and compliment each other on making the effort to add steps into our days.
    Even on the days I know I'm going to sit in my chair and sew all day it is always on my bra as acknowledgement of our fitness goals.
    Rob has occasionally gotten high as 18000 in a day

    10,000 steps a day is the general health field consensus of a daily goal.
    Best wishes on however you tackle healthy living

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    Right now my exercise consists of riding a tractor while raking hay or walking the fields dragging a hose while spraying weeds!

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    I go for a walk every day outside. Bonnie Hunter puts her tracker on her shoe when she treadles. Now that's a great way of adding to your steps!

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    trying to walk for about 45 minutes every day, it is a bit hilly here so it is a bit challenging or rather makes you huff and puff if you keep a good pace

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    I walk every day - in the neighborhood when weather permits; in stores when too hot or cold; or up and down stairs when I can't go out. I also take care of my yard the help 3 neighbors with their flower gardens & shrubs. My yard is my gym and all the neighbors love to see the seasonal progression of blooming flowers.

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    I have bad knees and back. Stairs are a real challenge. I live in the country on a 55mph road, so I walk in my circular driveway. I try to get 1 mile several days a week. I know it's not near as much as I should be, but, hey, it's a lot more exercise than I got while I was working.

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    I try and walk 4 miles each day; Monday through Friday
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    I guess it depends on what your life is like at the moment; when I worked I walked every evening, but now that I'm retired I walk up to the pool about 2500 steps and home and do an aquafit class there 3 times a week. I still walk every evening as I like to get in 10,000 steps if possible. I found a group that meets every Sat morning and we walk together for an hour, not fast... as many of these ladies are cancer survivors and this is their answer to a support group. I used to hike once a week with my Sis but she's not able now and I really miss the great high I got from that; just try to keep as active as you can... park further from the stores.... walk instead of elevators... etc.

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    I walk 3 miles almost everyday. I have been doing this for years. I go early in the morning when it is cool. Great way to start a day!

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    My exercise consists of browsing the QB. I ned to start walking again. as soon as it cools off a bit, and only if my back lets me.
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    Walking, gardening and working 3 days a week with people with a disability. Keeps me pretty fit, but I am going to start doing some weights soon and some core exercises....hate having poor muscle tone. I have a Fitbit (I am addicted to it) and my best day is always Tuesday (Riding for the Disabled) running around a paddock with a horse and rider really is a good work out. I have 2 forms of arthritis....so exercise is really important to me.
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    I usually walk 3-4 times every week. The mailbox is 2 miles away. Wisconsin offers a program called Strong Women but men go too. It's exercising with weights for an hour. Some 85 year old ladies use a pair of 10 pound weights for their hands and legs. It helps with body movement and balance and bone density. Good program. Good luck with movement. It keeps the body moving.

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    other than the usual up & down the flight of stairs and around the house, my sewing room is on the second floor......
    ......I go from machine, to ironing board to cutting table...and that a lot of traveling..I am a PPer!!!!

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    Try to use my treadmill set at number 6 or 7 incline at least for 1/2 hr each day

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    I love to see so many active board members... I still enjoy running so I try to run 10 miles a week and on in between days I take an aerobics class. It's tougher in the winter but we have a wonderful YMCA with an indoor track.
    attitude is everything...the rest will fall into place.

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    I go to the gym for 2 hours each day, lift weights, run on treadmill and take one aerobics class. I start at 5:30 so I have plenty of time left in the day to sew and do errands.

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    I stopped being able to use my treadmill due to sciatica. I moved about six months ago and the extent of my walking has just been to get my poor dog outside. I also started using a recumbent bike where I now live and have worked up to 25 minutes a day. Yesterday, I finally threw in the towel and got one of those cortisone shots in my spine. I'm ever hopeful that this is going to get me back in action. They told me it might take 3-4 days to make a change but my leg already feels better this morning. The other thing I do is a DVD workout by Anne Pringle Burnell. It's called Stronger Seniors and is primarily chair exercises. As long as I don't have to stand I'm good to go and I really like her. It is broken into sections so you don't have to do everything. I usually do the warm up and the weights. I depend on the recumbent bike now for the aerobics.
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    Hmmm, point and click.......... Sorry, couldn't resist, but this just about sums it up. Keeps my fingers agile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tranum View Post
    I probably will buy an activity tracker bracelet to keep me motivated, but until then, tell me what you do for daily exercise - how long and how much ??
    I get out of bed. (Ha, ha, couldn't resist).

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    I usually exercise in morning and try to get a 1 mile walk in at lunch. Morning workout consists of Leslie Sansone DVDss or Jessica Smith online videos (they are free and she has lots). I have bad knees so if I overdue I have to try to recover so will do the Stronger Senior or Chair Dancing DVDs. Just keep trying to move it so I don't lose it.

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    Too many stray dogs in our neighborhood. I go to the mall couple times a week park furthest from the door. I can go up stairs but have trouble going down. When I go grocery shopping I don't ask for help. I usually get to countertop water jugs and case of bottled water. Fairly heavy and part of my weight training (lol). Our tap water is awful and we just last week had a water advisory. Ok to take a shower an do dishes but all tap had to be boiled with exception of brushing teeth. We used the boiled for brushing teeth. But loading the water into the cart, to the car and into the house. Quite a bit of weight. I also have other weights I use. 5&10#ers. If our mower was different, I would mow the yard. But DH doesn't want to buy different one. that would be a few steps added.
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    I go to the gym three times a week. I do cardio on my own or walk the track with a friend. Then I do weights classes. My gym is women only which for me is nice. I am pretty active the rest of the day. Sometimes walk outside. My routine at the gym takes a couple hours those three days so I think that is good.
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    Golf(walking) at 6:30 am and then again later in the late afternoon 3 to 4 days a week. Work in the garden/landscaping on the other days. I used to do the Yoga and Pilates 2 - 3 times a week before I came down with Mono. Now it a little more rest, but still try to do something every day.
    Deb Watkins - I woke up today on the right side of dirt. It is a good day.

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    I am a walker but have lost my walking buddies. One is having surgery and the other ones busband retired so she is spending time with him. I am not as motivated as I was but am really talking to myself. We walked 5 miles a day and that is pretty boring to do alone. Gotta get moving!
    "You must do the thing you think you cannot do"....E. Roosevelt

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