Skip to content

    Announcements

    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!


    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    Welcome to the Club! No fees to pay, no contract to sign, all that is needed -
    Pounds to lose!


    Helpful links - Healthy Eating and Diet Center
    Food and Recipes Center
    Diet Club Newcomer Tips
    Food & Cooking Community
    exercise today
    avatar
    KMILLER2130 posted:
    I didn't work last night so today was one of my intense work-out days:

    Bowflex (almost 1 hour)
    Aerobics (approx 1 hour)
    200 crunches
    Aerobics (approx 30 mins)
    Yoga (approx 30 mins)

    Added all up it came to about 3 hours of exercise. I still felt energized when I was done.
    Reply
     
    avatar
    Tomato05 responded:
    Wow, I bet you needed a good dinner after all of that!

    I had a run yesterday - getting back slowly into running while recovering from a leg muscle and knee ligament injury. It felt good to run again, even though I take it very easy at this stage.

    I followed up the run with abs exercises and stretches (and 2 sets of pushups).
     
    avatar
    jean4u responded:
    KM,

    WOW!!!

    Just reading all your exercise made me tired. But I get it, too, that it does give us energy. When I barely moved from the couch I had very little exercise and I know I got depressed, too.

    I did hear "somewhere" that women have to have 1 hr. exercise not to gain weight AND 2 hrs. if they want to lose weight. So, I like to get in 1 hr. and possibly another activity if I can.

    Barb
     
    avatar
    jean4u replied to Tomato05's response:
    Tomato,

    Nice to hear you are back at it. Just don't overdo.

    Have you heard of "pole-walking"? Supposed to give you a better workout than just walking. Prevention magazine had something on it. I see people from time to time with poles doing their walks. I have some ski pole and thought about using them. The walking poles are about $150...yikes!

    Barb
     
    avatar
    BelaFaccia replied to jean4u's response:
    Wow KMiller!! That is quite the intense workout! Be careful and don't overdo it! If you lose the weight too quickly, you'll have a hard time keeping it off. I would definitely recommend some muscle confusion and working different muscle groups on different days.

    -Nicole
     
    avatar
    Tomato05 replied to jean4u's response:
    Hello Barb - I must admit, I don't know much about pole walking. I should maybe read up on it, not that I would want to do it, just curious.

    It seems almost counter-productive that walking with poles can be better than walking without them! Instead of your spine having to do all the work of keeping you up, and your leg muscles having to work hard to propel you, don't you kind of "cheat" and transfer some of that work to the poles?

    I have osteoporosis and weight-bearing exercise is very important to me (especially my spine and hip). Walking is great for that.

    I suppose the benefit of pole walking is that you lift your arms and thereby tone those muscles somewhat - I prefer to lift heavy weights for my arms though. It shapes them very effectively!

    I definitely wouldn't spend $150 on poles; sounds like a money-making trap. The body can do the job beautifully on its own for free, if you ask me!


    Spotlight: Member Stories

    I am 22 years old. Just finished Nursing School. Graduated with my Associates Degree Registered Nursing Licence in May. Got married at the end of July...More

    Helpful Tips

    Diet Club Newcomer Tips
    In the past we had a Diet Club FAQ: we frequently referred newcomers to it-because it had some great tips, ideas for getting started, and ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    132 of 142 found this helpful

    Related Drug Reviews

    • Drug Name User Reviews

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.