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now we are all so restricted, please try and get your older relatives and friends to keep up what movement they can. There are home workouts if they can't leave the house. It matters!
I always feel very inspired by these 70 and 80 year olds who are lifting weights and running marathons. Keep it up - you are keeping the younger generation healthy without realising!
I find time a real issue since I've had children. But I still do my exercise. I feel it ultimately saves me time because I have much more energy for other things if I'm fit so I'm more productive in my life.
I hate the thought of testing my fitness. As far as I'm concerned I just want to workout because it makes me feel healthy, and forget about the details of what's going on inside
I think it's really down to your character and how much you enjoy exercising anyway. If you're really not into it when you're young, I don't think you'll ever be into it when you're old!
I would say whatever your age make sure you get the right kit. Anyone who wears leggings, t-shirt and trainers is going to want to move, whatveer their age!
Being busy in your 40s is something I can really identify with. There is little enough time to get all the essentials done, and it's near-by impossible to carve out time for 'extras' like exercising.
not wrong - 35 seemed so old when I was twenty! Now I'm beyond it and still making the fitness effort, and intend to do so until I am double that age and more. Here's hoping!
Somehow all this monitoring of our stats makes fitness seem overwhelming. I'm one for just being glad I've got to the gym, never mind exactly what my pulse rate was!
stopwatch? Pen and paper? measuring ruler? I feel a bit like I'm back at school but it's brilliant! Nothing wrong with the old methods.
I can't find my pulse on my throat! Easy to find on my wrist though. Guess it depends on different bodies where it's easiest to find.
time to get the tape measure out, I'm intrigued! BTW on my first aid course they teach that it is much easier to find your pulse at throat, not wrist.
The sit and reach test is still used in schools as a test of flexibility. I'm not sure how much it tells about your flexibility other than your hamstrings and calves though.
This is a great, simple way to check fitness. Maybe doctors should hand out this information so people can see for themselves how their fitness compares to others.
weight gain from not enough sleep may well be from sugar hits and energy drinks to try to stay awake. So not a direct effect but comes to the same thing.
I really can't believe anyone has a fat belly down to not getting enough sleep. If they're working out hard enough and eating well, surely not sleeping enough can't have that much effect?
People who just do sit ups drive me batty. Don't they realise they could also be working another part of their body so get double-benefits from one exercise. e.g. the plank?
sadly the old adage is proven again - you can't out-exercise a bad diet! The best abs in the world won't show under a layer of blubber, and at times I am as guilty as anyone.
Hmmm now this making me think that maybe stress is playing a part in my stubborn fat belly. I do all the other things on the list but do tend to be stressed a lot. This health lark is more complex than simply exercising!
I think i am a typical 'toffee' - slim but with a pot belly and probably fat on the inside due to having a lot of sugar. So I do 3 HIIT workouts each week for 20 minutes each. I can't see what's happening on the inside but I am assuming my regime will tackle the belly fat.
YOu're right Lucy, that photo doesn't paint a good picture of marathon runners. I have taken part in a recent 10k when there were loads of plastic water bottles being given away. I was very thirty so took one but it felt wrong and I thought they should really supply something else for long races.
all respect to those who do it - but as seen in the photo, look at the mess these events make. I don't support marathons or big running events for that reason, huge amounts of litter and plastic.
8 hours on your feet? I've done 6 hour walks but always with breaks and sit-downs. Not for me but respect to all who do marathons!