How do you keep fit? I'm always suprised at the various things people do to keep fit, as someone who has very negative views on sport I've never kept fit, at all, so it's always interesting to see what people do.
I went swimming three times a week from June to December last year but saw very little difference so stopped, but I'm struggling to get back into anything at the moment.
So, what do you do to huff and puff the bellies away?
Anything I do to keep fit usually results in eating more cake and drinking more beer once I'm done.
I do however walk loads, often three miles into town and back instead of driving or catching the tram. We're also walking to eccy road for tea tonight which is over four mile with Crookes mountain in the way. That's 10 mile without even thinking about it on a normal day.
Yeah, think my time is taken up with work and the commute, set off at 8ish, get back at 6ish, but can't just leave the car at home as I go off all over the place for the job too, probably need to face the fact I need to do something intense rather than gradual like walking as there's no time for decent lengths.
I eat nothing but fruit and veg at work and have just switched to soy milk for everything and I'd say I eat meat about 3/4 times a week, its just inactivity that's probably stopping me being fit.
I envy people who do no activity, eat what they want and just get by.
Swimming only really tones unless you do a huge quantity.
Short bursts of fast running are good for cardio and fat burning, cycling, exercise bike etc the same. Basically, the goal is to get your heart rate up as often as possible, especially if your work routine doesn't allow you to be generally active.
I can't stand sport, at all, hate the way it makes people you normally get along with absolute douches. I'm not competitive at all, so I've never really cared about it and other people have generally put me off it over the years.
I cycle a lot on my own. Gives me chance to clear my head and I can go as fast or as slow as I like. But I also like the social side of hanging out with my mates when solo rides just don't cut it, usually when it's cold and raining
i'm studying to be a personal trainer at the moment although the last three weeks i've turned into vince neil in a bad way.
this is what i do which i don't think is bad.
3 - 4 gym sessions per week consisting:
40 mins of interval training on cross trainer
3 circuits of 6 - 8 different kettlebell exercises
8 - 12 rounds (3 mins on 1 off) boxing
20 - 30 chin ups
30 sit ups
stretching for 5 - 10 minutes
5 min cross trainer for warm up and cool down
takes about 2 hours then i hang with men in the sauna.
generally i'm pretty mobile for work as i'm a floating support worker so i'm walking/skating about 8 - 10 miles per day. i also chuck a rugby ball or frisbee about in the park and try and watch what i eat.
i lost 7kg in about a 6 weeks doing this so not too bad.