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How much time do you dedicate to investing in your body each week (exercise, str

  1. breathe2travel profile image80
    breathe2travelposted 5 years ago

    How much time do you dedicate to investing in your body each week (exercise, stretching)?

  2. teyeger82 profile image78
    teyeger82posted 5 years ago

    My goal is to exercise for about 45-60 minutes a day either at the gym or by walking. It does not always happen due to other conflicts. It happens more frequently during fall, spring and summer when the weather is nice. Sometimes I don't make more than half of the days of the month and sometimes I make almost all of them.

  3. vims003 profile image47
    vims003posted 5 years ago

    i spend one hour to work out in gym week days after my job.for last one year i never missed it badly.it may miss for one to 3days in a month.but still i beleve i sucseeded in it.

  4. DreamerMeg profile image90
    DreamerMegposted 5 years ago

    Being retired, I try to do 9 hours of exercise a week but I don't always make that since my new granddaughters came on the scene. LOL That includes a daily 1 hour walk, with a hill climb, one evening class of Pilates, one evening class of circuit training (straight after each other) and two early morning gym sessions on a Monday and a Friday. The gym sessions have gone by the board the last 6 months, but I think I could start getting back into those soon. The walk happens about half the days in the week. The circuit training seldom gets missed and the Pilates class is a new subject, for me, because I feel I need more stretching time incorporated.

  5. kjrzeek1 profile image67
    kjrzeek1posted 5 years ago

    At least 7 hours a week.  About an hour a day every day is a must to keep your body healthy.  If you are not exercising everyday you have to at least be stretching or something else to take care of your body.  This is not including any outdoor activities with my children, like running around at the park.

  6. Victoria Anne profile image97
    Victoria Anneposted 5 years ago

    An hour and a half to two hours every weekday morning and an hour or so 3 nights a week. So...probably between 10-12 hours a week.

  7. GmaGoldie profile image77
    GmaGoldieposted 5 years ago

    I need to have cardio and core everyday. The core work is not timeconsuming. The cardio takes a minimum of 20 minutes but I have to make sure it includes getting my heart rate raised.

    When I exercise at least 20 minutes a week, my resting heart rate improves dramatically.

  8. profile image0
    Sarah Hurstposted 5 years ago

    I would love to say that I'm devoted to a daily exercise routine, but the truth is, I'm lucky to get to the gym twice a week. I hoped that this summer I would have more time and opportunities to exercise, but I still haven't made it a priority. When I do make it to the gym, I workout with a trainer for 60 minutes and 30 to 60 minutes on my own. Starting in June, my goal is to go at least 3 times a week and workout for an hour or more at a time. I also want to stretch more as my muscles are always so tight.

  9. c1234rystal profile image61
    c1234rystalposted 5 years ago

    Right now I'm trying to get in around 15 hours a week on the bicycle. I'm training for a long ride in July and I've got a lot of work to do!

  10. jaredbangerter profile image84
    jaredbangerterposted 5 years ago

    Anywhere between 3 to 4 hours per week.  Studies have shown that if you workout for any longer than 1 hour at a time, you force your body to release cortisol which does more harm than good.

    I got a six pack and decent arms from lifting weights 3 days a week and doing 15 minute abs twice to three times per week.

    I'm a NASM certified personal trainer, so I have been studying this stuff for years. ;]

    1. barbergirl28 profile image74
      barbergirl28posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Interesting... I will have to look into that. I never heard of that study before and Cortisol can really cause you to gain fat - especially belly fat!

  11. Steven Gray profile image84
    Steven Grayposted 5 years ago

    I use a timer and make sure that I move around in some way once ever hour.  My exercises become less about time than about reps.

    My overall time per week is probably about four hours, and by exercising in short, intense bursts throughout each day, I do well over a thousand pushups a week, plus squats and core work.

  12. barbergirl28 profile image74
    barbergirl28posted 5 years ago

    I am a workout junkie... I try to exercise for at least an hour each day. Sometimes I do more and sometimes I do less (but that is usually unlikely. For instance yesterday I went for a 3 mile run, did my TurboFire HIIT 20 class and also went for about a half hour walk. But, like I said, I am a workout junkie!

  13. woodamarc profile image68
    woodamarcposted 5 years ago

    I walk on average 50miles per week and work out in the gym 2xweek for muscle tone and strength.  Average time spent: ~15hours.

  14. Jynzly profile image73
    Jynzlyposted 5 years ago

    During normal days (normal is when I have no stay-in visitors like my grandchildren who had just spent a week with me) I see to it that I walk for at least one hour a day including the before and after stretching plus the weight lifting exercise with my dumb bells.

  15. Vasiliki Bouras profile image61
    Vasiliki Bourasposted 5 years ago

    I would say at least 3 hours a week, but shoot for much more. That is the realistic number however, but I should give it more priority because excersize is so important. It isn't about how it maintains my weight but my overall well being, and health.

  16. Danette Watt profile image84
    Danette Wattposted 5 years ago

    I try to do about an hour a day. I have a bootcamp class I go to 3/week but I also try to get in a run or walk or yoga on most other days.

  17. T. R. Brown profile image77
    T. R. Brownposted 5 years ago

    I generally exercise for about 2 hours per week, but when I am there I am working extremely hard.  I find that many people go to the gym hang out as much as they workout.  When I am there, I am hitting it hard, and it works pretty well for me.

 
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