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How to get motivated to workout?

How to get motivated to workout?

Workout Motivation: As a podiatrist, I am always encouraging my patients to workout. I am so motivated by the hundreds of patients in their 70s and 80s still very active. I guess for me working out is a necessary chore to stay healthy. Goals of weight loss, PRs, etc are very challenging mentally. But, I find the goal of staying active during my mature years (I'm 62) motivation enough to get out and do something. ...Read more

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Is it unhealthy to workout everyday?

Is it unhealthy to workout everyday?

No way!: Exercise is wonderful for the body, heart, immune system, etc. We are finding out more and more about this everyday. Check with your doctor before new regimens or particularly stressful activity, however! ...Read more

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What are examples of good workout plans?

What are examples of good workout plans?

Yes: Starting with a good exercise dvd can help. I have used insanity and p90x with good results. You could also pick up a muscle and fitness magazine to look up specific routines. I would just remind you that sticking with the program is the hardest part and once you do this you will find success. Sometimes changing up the work out can keep it fresh. ...Read more

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What foods should I eat while doing workout?

What foods should I eat while doing workout?

Not during: You should be eating foods high in carbohydrates prior to your workout to get the most benefit. ...Read more

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How important is it to have a workout buddy?

Helpful: I think the benefit of a workout buddy is that it will keep you honest. Harder to skip a workout when there is someone else relying on you to show up. ...Read more

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I was wondering what's a good beginners workout?

I was wondering what's a good beginners workout?

Jog: Jog a mile or fast walk. Work up to 2 miles every night. With a simple diet you will lose your 10-15 lbs. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are some types of cardio intensive workouts?

Any activity that...: Gets your heart rate to 75+ % of your heart rate max (220-age in years) for 30 minutes or more. While not usually considered cardio-circuit weight training can do this. But running, cycling, and many other activities can do this. A heart rate monitor is needed if you are serious. Three x per week at least! ...Read more

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I think I am hitting a "plateau" in my workouts. How do I continue to go above?

I think I am hitting a "plateau" in my workouts. How do I continue to go above?

Change it up: If you're workouts are becoming drab or dull or u feel like u have hit a 'plateau' then change up your workout. Whether it's aerobic or a weight workout or both consider working w/ a good trainer( or workout partner)and do something different. Try an elliptical machine for 1/2 of your aerobic workout, for instance. Or add lunges to your leg workout. A good trainer can help advance fitness goals! ...Read more

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Is abs workout okay for my age (18)?

Is abs workout okay for my age (18)?

Of course: Exercising the abdominals is part of a good routine of healthy exercise. Hopefully you have a program with the advice of a physiatrist or exercise physiologist. The abds are also a good portion of ones self image. ...Read more