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Whats your exercise regime?

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3 years ago by Tracey Howell in Lifestyle > Health

Haven't put a post up here in forever!.....So my question is what do you do for exercise?.......I have my routine but I read this thing where it says only "vigorous" exercise will make you live longer........I'm not sure if I believe it but.....I'm curious what do you do......and what have you changed over time or dont you exercise at all but maybe you feel like you need it?

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Tracey Howell

Sorry I forget the article here it is....

Short spurts of vigorous exercise that get you out of breath are better than longer bouts of gentle exercise when it comes to preventing an early death, according to a study of middle-aged men and women.

Scientists followed more than 200,000 people for six years and found that those who engaged in some kind of vigorous exercise such as jogging or aerobics lived longer on average than those who exercised gently.

The researchers believe the effect was statistically significant, lowering the risk of premature death by between 9 and 13 per cent compared to those who undertook moderate exercise only, such as gentle swimming or household chores.

The findings contradict the basic assumption of current health advice which is that two minutes of moderate exercise is roughly equivalent in terms of health benefits to one minute of vigorous exercise, said the researchers.

Current World Health Organisation guidelines, adopted in the UK, are that adults should exercise with moderate activity for 150 minutes per week or 75 minutes if the activities are vigorous, said Melody Ding of the University of Sydney, a co-author of the study.

“The guidelines leave individuals to choose their level of exercise intensity, or a combination of levels, with two minutes of moderate exercise considered the equivalent of one minute of vigorous activity,” Dr Ding said.

“It might not be the simple two-for-one swap that is the basis of current guidelines. Our research indicates that encouraging vigorous activities may help to avoid preventable deaths at an earlier age,” she said.

3 years ago by Tracey Howell

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Niti C

Regime! I'm not a regime person but I have light weights and squeezers but I don't use them much. I love long walks, not treks really but just lovely long country walks. I think our exercise should be natural a part of our lives rather than something you tag on like an activity. Lots of fresh air!

3 years ago by Niti C

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Keep D Change

Tennis, squash, bit of football.

3 years ago by Keep D Change

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Br0dude

I pump some iron. I makes me feel & look gr8. U pay a price but its worth it.

3 years ago by Br0dude

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Debbie Anderson

You'll be impressed. Get one foot out of bed, next foot (with leg attached), put on slippers, walk downstairs to kitchen, (I think I'll pause there..and you can fill in the rest).

3 years ago by Debbie Anderson

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Br0dude

hehe

3 years ago by Br0dude

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Mongoose

Jogger

3 years ago by Mongoose

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Janet

why regime? sometimes :)

3 years ago by Janet

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robbie_t

It's amazing to me how everyone gets the same tools, your genetic material, and you just have to do something with it. Some people dont do a thing to make themselves look better and other s go crazy. I try to stay somewhere in between. But I dont take powder protein because it upsets my stomach.

3 years ago by robbie_t

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Frisbee

Football i hav an exercise bike at me mums bt i dont use it

3 years ago by Frisbee

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Braden  Kelly

The good ol' days. No time for sports but I sorely miss it.

3 years ago by Braden Kelly

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Nicole C

I used to do a lot of athletics, and since about 4 months I've gone back to the gym. And yep I was totally out of shape and yep I feel (and look) a whole lot better. I think all of us would be in the gym if it were just a bit more fun.

3 years ago by Nicole C

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Br0dude

Fr real. every1 wld feel better look better & live longer. word

3 years ago by Br0dude

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