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Re: When, back from work...

Gyms are great for those who enjoy going to the gym (and who can and who want to afford the fee).
Challenges and discipline are great for those who thrive in the face of challenges and under discipline.
Walks in the woods are great for those who enjoy, ... etc.
And it is great whenever one can figure out what actually helps to feel better. And thanks to those who explain what does them good, without seeking to elevate their own personal version into a universal law for all others.

For some people, for some reasons, in some phases of life and health, a slow afternoon on the sofa can be a really healthy thing to do.

There is no "one size fits all". And even less so can one person necessarily know what is right for another, especially not one they have never met.

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Old 16.02.2020, 17:28
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Gyms are great for those who enjoy going to the gym (and who can and what want to afford the fee).
Challenges and discipline are great for those who thrive in the face of challenges and under discipline.
Walks in the woods are great for those who enjoy, ... etc.
And it is great whenever one can figure out what actually helps to feel better. And thanks to those who explain what does them good, without seeking to elevate their own personal version into a universal law for all others.

For some people, for some reasons, in some phases of life and health, a slow afternoon on the sofa can be a really healthy thing to do.

There is no "one size fits all". And even less so can one person necessarily know what is right for another, especially not one they have never met.
Completely agree. Everyone’s’ health choices are their own.
But I wished I’d have listened earlier to others
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Old 16.02.2020, 17:37
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I think you figured out excellent routines that make you healthy and happy..I love being hooked on good stuff. While I prefer outdoor, I like being surrounded by people who are not lazy and in a place where sportsmanship matters. You stop sweatting the small stuff. Brain needs oxygen.
That is the biggest problem in gyms, the smelly sweat.
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Gyms are great for those who enjoy going to the gym (and who can and what want to afford the fee).
Challenges and discipline are great for those who thrive in the face of challenges and under discipline.
Walks in the woods are great for those who enjoy, ... etc.
And it is great whenever one can figure out what actually helps to feel better. And thanks to those who explain what does them good, without seeking to elevate their own personal version into a universal law for all others.

For some people, for some reasons, in some phases of life and health, a slow afternoon on the sofa can be a really healthy thing to do.

There is no "one size fits all". And even less so can one person necessarily know what is right for another, especially not one they have never met.
Exactly, very well said.
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There is no "one size fits all". And even less so can one person necessarily know what is right for another, especially not one they have never met.
Physical activity, done in relation to personal abilities, is good for everyone.
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That is the biggest problem in gyms, the smelly sweat.
I pass-by a city gym regularly, and for me the worst thing is regularly seeing the first thing that some do on exiting the building is to light-up (one of those smoking things)
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That is the biggest problem in gyms, the smelly sweat.
Sweat is part of any physical activity. And not just sport.
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Completely agree.

When I‘m out on my walks (and let‘s get this straight - I‘m neither obese nor sport adverse).
Why does it matter we know you‘re not obese? If you were obese and going out regularly for a brisk walk, even better. Weight stigma is huge here.

Self esteem is misleading - serial killers have high self esteem. But knowing you can do something for your health is even better - that‘s self reliance or self efficacy, different from self esteem.
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Sweat is part of any physical activity. And not just sport.
Since my menopause, those kind of things have become as important as climbing K2 next year (would like to point out that I did that only within a project of that name).
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Physical activity, done in relation to personal abilities, is good for everyone.
This. And I just watched MedCram, the awesome Dr. there pointed out how immunity (in the context of Covid-19) is directly tied to our sleep. Sleep quality and length is directly tied to physical activity we do every day.

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Since my menopause, those kind of things have become as important as climbing K2 next year (would like to point out that I did that only within a project of that name).
Climbing is a huge fun too, I also do it indoor, wouldn't squeese it in our crazy schedule otherwise. Gym/halls are more convenient for single moms living in cities. As long as we move as much as we can. One sings so much better, too, especially the sprints, rowing and lifting gives me the right support
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I used to sing. We were recommended to do sit ups to strengthen abdominal muscles. This was in the 1970s. Had choir every day. It was great.
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I used to sing. We were recommended to do sit ups to strengthen abdominal muscles. This was in the 1970s. Had choir every day. It was great.
It is great. Burpies, planks. I gotta tone down my Rambo routine, but so far memorizing 300p symphonies works really well on a treadmill for me. I can zone out. I'd have to watch out for terrain too much if I ran outside.
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Physical activity, done in relation to personal abilities, is good for everyone.
It is the "in relation to personal abilities" that so often gets overlooked, when people are promoting things that are deemed good. And personal abilities, across the whole range of all that a person is.
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It is the "in relation to personal abilities" that so often gets overlooked, when people are promoting things that are deemed good. And personal abilities, across the whole range of all that a person is.
I‘m too new to thank apparently, but this is so true. We each do what we can without too much comparison to others.
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The gym would never be a solution for me. Have wasted far too much money over the years on yearly membership fees that I have used a handful of times.
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Tbh I noticed I tended to use the same machines each time I went to gym so it felt like a subscription is something I don't really need. We have our own treadmill and a bike now, plus a few other things less voluminous. All are in the guest/office room and I do use them every day. It is much more comfortable, I wouldn't probably have the time or energy to go to a gym very often so we found a solution.
My friends who have recently bought a house have a large gym downstairs, I wish I had that kind of space. I don't envy their location though. It's crowded in my place, but it works for us.
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"In relation to personal ability" is given. That pretty much covers everything one does in life.

On the other hand, changing habits and routines or comfort levels isn't always bad.

McTavge - do you offer your garbage bags to all girls? I understand the garbage tourism to work the other way around, Vaud ->GE. Maybe it changed.
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Why does it matter we know you‘re not obese? If you were obese and going out regularly for a brisk walk, even better. Weight stigma is huge here.

Self esteem is misleading - serial killers have high self esteem. But knowing you can do something for your health is even better - that‘s self reliance or self efficacy, different from self esteem.
Well - self efficacy/self reliance is important to serial killers too, I suppose, otherwise I'd hope people who know would turn them in.

Whatever self investment one does by physical activity, I am a huge fan. And if people want to feel good about themselves because of it, why not. I like the endorphines

It is totally like singing. Puccini gig was so physical, too.
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"In relation to personal ability" is given. That pretty much covers everything one does in life.

On the other hand, changing habits and routines or comfort levels isn't always bad.
It‘s always good to try new things, but for people with health related challenges, “in relation to personal ability” cannot be overemphasized.

While if you are healthy with normal mobility, it seems obvious.
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"In relation to personal ability" is given. That pretty much covers everything one does in life.

On the other hand, changing habits and routines or comfort levels isn't always bad.

McTavge - do you offer your garbage bags to all girls? I understand the garbage tourism to work the other way around, Vaud ->GE. Maybe it changed.
HEre's the solution! I should be hanging round rubbish tips on the border GE/VD and offer to take their bin liners to all the Vaudoise Ladies who cross the "border" to get rid of their rubbish...after a couple of hours at the gym!
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HEre's the solution! I should be hanging round rubbish tips on the border GE/VD and offer to take their bin liners to all the Vaudoise Ladies who cross the "border" to get rid of their rubbish...after a couple of hours at the gym!
This is very creative..but..really unromantic. We should brainstorm some more. "I need help with running (yoga, nordic walking, squash)" sounds better than "let me relieve you of your trash". How about bumble? It is hobby based friendship stuff people told me.."Will you yodel with me?" is so original. My "I want to study your brain" would send men running for the hills, lol.
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