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Staying active in the silly season

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Discussions Health, Mind & Body Keeping Active Staying active in the silly season

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  • #808025
    EmmaVitality
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    Member since: November 20, 2012
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    EmmaVitality

    Are you looking at a December calendar packed with extra events and invites like me? I’m going to try and stick to my usual fitness routine but I’d also love to hear your ideas on the best approach? Some nights visiting local friends for a party or BBQ I’m going to get organised & walk their & back….what are your staying active tips?

    #808027
    Waffle
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    Waffle

    I enjoy walking bare foot on the beach, not far frommy place:). I try to get at least 45 minutes brisk walking in. Consistency is my biggest issue, life gets busy and walking can be one of the first things to have to give way. I am trying to lower my blood pressure without medication so I certainly have a motivation! 😛 It’s a special time to reflect, pray or just enjoy nature in it’s granduer.

    #808029
    Valsi
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    Valsi

    I try to keep active by walking. As I live in a small town, most places I want to go are in walking distance. I don’t drive or even have a car so I’m used to it. I find that walking loosens up my stiff and aching joints.
    The only problem I find is that people persist in offering me rides and some make it difficult to refuse.:roll::roll::lol::lol::lol:
    I also try to keep my mind active by doing crosswords and writing.
    The writing I do is mainly to amuse myself and others. This helps keep me ‘young at heart’.

    #808031
    Muffysmum
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    Muffysmum

    I need to get more activity, to lose weight in order to have a hip, knee and ankle replacement.
    I believe, I have the food sussed out, as I am under a dietitian, but the activity is now sadly lacking. I have found the more weight I lose the sorer I am becoming. I have lost a total of 40 Kilos, but need another 10 before they will consider me for surgery.
    I cant drop my eating any lower than I am on, but I need to add exercise. I did do aqua jogging @ QE2, but that is now gone. I now try to go to the Graeme Condon centre, but find the times I am able to go (after work), the lanes are being used by swimming coaches.
    So Does anyone have any idea, on how to get the much needed exercise to lose the last few kilos. I work fulltime so any classes during the day are out. I used to go to Burwood Hospital pool with the arthritis foundation on Saturdays, but this pool is now closed due to earthquake repairs, so that is another lot of exercise I dont get.
    I would appreciate any comments – I am on elbow crutches and walking isnt an option.:?

    #808033
    nodeception
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    nodeception

    Cycling is a form of exercise to consider. It is far easier on joints that running or even walking. Heaps of over fifties are taking it up – just look around you on the roads at weekends. It is not dangerous if you avoid busy roads, stay well left and wear bright colours. Once you build up your confidence it is easy to make it part of your routine, for example by cycling to work. I commute 17km each way most days. It takes no longer than driving at busy times.

    #808035
    dolphin
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    dolphin

    we have plenty of cycle ways around Hastings so don’t need to go on the road to which I want to do

    #808037
    EmmaVitality
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    Member since: November 20, 2012
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    EmmaVitality

    I love the cycling tips and think a new article on aqua exercises may be just the ticket….thanks for the inspiration everyone. Yes finding what works for your age, lifestage, fitness and health levels is sometimes tricky, the key is to keep trying new things as something may just click one day.

    #808039
    mo1247
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    Member since: December 14, 2006
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    mo1247

    On !st Jan I decided to get off the couch and start walking.I started by setting my phone on timer for 5 mins then I turned round and walked home.Am now going 12 minutes before I turn back not bad on a road of hills and am feeling so much better.

    #808041
    Gigglebyte
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    Member since: May 28, 2009
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    Gigglebyte

    I enjoy walking. This is just as well as I do not have a car and in any case cannot drive! I walk to church on Sunday (about 30 mins) and sometimes walk back as well. But it is not unusual for someone to give me a ride.I walk to my voluntary work (another thirty minutes) and to the supermarket in town(about twenty minutes
    If possible I go to Zumba twice per week. I walk there and back (about twenty minutes each way)
    I have a dear friend who lives a few miles away. To visit is a simple bus ride,but it is not unusual for me to walk home (about an hour and forty minutes) One day when I caught the bus home,it felt like sheer luxury I believe in keeping my mind active too. Not that I make a concerted effort to keep my mind active,I just like doing things like crosswords and reading and was fond of doing jigsaws until my cat( at the time) started chewing the pieces. I love my gardening too.

    #808043
    Gigglebyte
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    Gigglebyte

    At Christmas? Well on Christmas Day. I walked to church (30 mins)but got a lift home From there I left to go and have Christmas Dinner in Upper Hutt and afterwards walked home again. By then it was getting hot ,so I probably lost a few extra calories in the process.In the evening I walked to my sister’s place to have Christmas tea with my sister and a friend of hers, (My sister cannot drive either)and after Christmas Tea and a nice evening my sister’s friend.Heather, gave me a lift home.

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