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Are you too afraid to start a workout?

I know I have to start some where but I am too afraid to have a stroke/heart attack/hyperventalating...if I start to do some kind of exercise.

Not sure how much to do or what to do?

I know it sounds like excuses but that is how I feel.

Thank you ladies

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:41 AM on Sep. 6, 2009 in Diet & Fitness

Answers (4)
  • I started off just walking in the park near my home, my neighbor started with just walking up our street and then back down again. It can be a little scary no matter how much you have to loose if you havent done it in a long time. after walking a few days a week i added short stints of jogging, and later i would stop do a few excercises then back to walking, I borrowed my sons MP3 player (hubby finally got me my own when they went on sale).

    I did notice though after awhile that if I didnt go at least every other day, If i skipped two or three days i would actually feel the need like a craving to go for a walk, at first i hated it but then i found that it was my time to get away and have a clear head without little people talking to me lol, look at it as a mental health break not as excercise and it will get you moving in no time :) Start out simple then add as you go :)

    Answer by 3_ring_circus_ at 12:54 AM on Sep. 6, 2009

  • I like to go walking early in the morning. It's cooler and I feel better equipped to start the day. Start small add a little each day. If you are really scared then talk to your doctor first.

    Answer by meandmyshadow at 1:42 AM on Sep. 6, 2009

  • Start off slow, know your limit, walking is a good start, like it was mentioned start by walking up and down your street until you get stronger and seek advice from your doctor first.

    Answer by QandA at 12:47 PM on Sep. 6, 2009

  • See your doctor. If he says you are healthy, then get involved . Slowly at first but get up and move. I am 67 but I go to Yoga and do the treadmill and I haven't dropped dead yet. LOL. As time goes by you will feel better and better!!!

    Answer by Lindalu2 at 12:17 AM on Sep. 7, 2009

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