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#323136 - 02/23/10 08:36 PM Re: How much do you exercise? [Re: pufferfish]
catfish86 Offline

Registered: 10/27/09
Posts: 832
Loc: Ohio
I started playing soccer at about 13 or 14. Getting involved in that, riding a bike everywhere (too poor for a car) and ice skating, I then started to run to improve my soccer as I got into high school and college. Then Uncle Sam issued an upper body to me in basic, now I have a spare tire but still run sporadically and referee. Running is probably one of the reasons I was able to cope so well. For some reason, I would feel the pain of emotions, and the pain from my body and oddly, I was able to handle them both. It would take the panic out of it. I started my 12 yo son running with me. His anxiety and meltdown issues (high functioning autism) have eased. Now I have a kid that is chomping at the bit for the snow to melt and tax season to end so we can run. I highly recommend any exercise that you can get into and just cruise, running, biking, swimming, etc.

God grant me
The Serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
The Courage to change the things I can,
And the Wisdom to know the difference.

#325507 - 03/17/10 11:34 AM Re: How much do you exercise? [Re: catfish86]
jnj Offline

Registered: 09/30/08
Posts: 27
Loc: UK
I started lifting weights again at the ripe old age of 35. To reiterate what has already been said, regular exercise has had nothing but a positive impact on my life. I lift weights for about 3 hours a week, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and I also do about 45 mins of cardio after my weight sessions. I had lifted weights before but not on a regular basis but this time around I gave stuck to it. I noticed a change in my physique with the 1st 6 weeks and my body is responding more and more all the time. My mental wellbeing has also taken a massive boost. My T suggested doing this and as I have said I have never felt so great. My mood swings have nearly disapeared and my self confidence with who I am is great.

The only thing is to speak to your Doc before going on a gym regime and if you a little older I would suggest a daily multi vitamin and some cod liver oil.

I don't want to be massive or anything like that but seeing your body improve subtly over your weights will give you a great ego boost. It did me smile. Oh and I quite drinking at the same time and again that was a smart move.

Good luck and enjoy the results.

I started out with nothing and I still got most of it left.

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