What is your exercise of choice?

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I ride my bike. I have always ridden a bike but after my x4 bypass 6 years ago I started riding like my life depended on it. I ride 10 miles at a time 3 to 5 days a week. In this time after my surgery I have ridden over 8000 miles and worn out two sets of tires. 20190606_102720.jpg

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I am 69 years old & am an expert skier #1(30 days per year), #2 bicycle like a 30-year-old(35-50 miles in 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 hours on a hybrid bike), #3 work out at the gym(the same workout I did when I was 30 (1 - 1/4 hrs. nonstop with heavy weights), kayak, & hike. Everything I do is full-bore until I'm exhausted. I know I probably over do it, but I'm going to fight old age as long as I can. Am I sore? Tired? Yes, but it is such a routine that when I don't do it, I feel like I haven't done anything. My motto is work out like a 30-year-old & don't let yourself fet out of shape in the first place! If I die, I want to die on the ski slopes in a blaze of glory!

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Mondays and Wednesdays I take the Silver Sneakers class at the Y, then the Aqua aerobics class. On Wednesdays I also take a beginners Spin class and do the exercise machine circuit for about an hour.  On Fridays I try use the exercise machines and either the stationary bicycle or rowing machine, then I take a Qigong class. On Saturdays and Sundays I also take Qigong classes.

I also walk my dog before heading to the gym -- except in the rain. I'm 68 and have been trying to knock off some extra weight. So far down 75 lbs.

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Agree - Yoga, Zumba and Water Aerobics are my favorites. I take 3 classes of each a week at the Y.

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Raising my legs in the recliner (haha!). No, really...lifting weights, using bands, bike, and the elliptical machine.

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I retired May 2018....last day of work was a Friday and went and signed up at they gym (thru Silver Sneakers) the following Monday.  I figured if I did not start I would flounder.  Totally agree (at least for me) you need to make it a regular rountine and stick to it.  Good luck.

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68 year old mail here and starting to have hip issues (not bad enough for replacement....yet) so needed to move from my walking regimen to lower impact.

 

So.............Swimming laps for an hour 3 days a week does it for me.  Good overall body conditioning and aerobic benefits.

 

Add to that 3 days a week doing "other" stuff (weight machines, stationary bikes.....and have just started getting into the rowing machine to check it out.

 

 

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@ah41955792 Congratulations on your great exercise routine. I'm 'only' 80, so younger than you, but I've been running for 39 years and taught weight lifting many years ago so still do strength and other exercises. Maybe we'll see each other at a race some day. I'll try to keep up with you!
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I STARTED LIFTING WEIEHTS WHEN I WAS ABOUT 15 YEARS OLD, I'M 86 NOW. WEIGHTS HAVE BEEN A PART OF MY  LIFE ON A REGULAR BASIS SINCE 1959 AN ABOUT 1962 I STARTED JOGGING AND DID THAT UNTIL I WAS 78, 7 TRIP DOING THE PEACHTREE ROAD RACE. NOW I STILL WIFT WEIGHTS ,ABOUT 40 MINUTES AND RIDE THE STATIONARY BICYCLE FOR ABOUT 25 MINUTES ,5OR  6 MILES AFTER WHICH I STRETCH AND WALK FOR ABOUT 20 MNUTES. THROUGH THE YEARS IT HAS BEEN A CONSTANT COMPANION. 

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I have a small dog with a retractable leash, and we walk briskley for at least 45 min daily.  We do not walk in the rain, as my dog does not like to get wet!!  We have a nice bike path just down the driveway so it is very easy access.  We walk at 2 steps a second, which is easy to do with a retractable leash.  I am 74 so it is a good exercise for both of us..I also have hand held weight to use inside to keep up my muscle tone.,

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