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« on: August 11, 2006, 09:06:24 AM »

We just got one and I've been trying to do 15 minutes in the morning and evening - is this enough to start making a difference, or does it have to be like an hour each time?
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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2006, 02:50:01 PM »

I know it doesn't have to be an hour each time.  I think 15 twice a day is great, but maybe 20 would be even better.
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« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2006, 02:54:41 PM »

Just build you time up slowly. What you feel is right. Start at 15 mins after a few times try 20 mins and keep going like that. I do not have a treadmill. I walk for 20 mins then 30 mins and so on.
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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2006, 03:29:35 PM »

I use a stationary bicycle, instead of a treadmill.

My goal is 40 minutes 5-6 times a week ... my minimum is 20 minutes.  Sometimes I'm just not into it.  I may only do it 3x/wk    :(          I started with 10 minutes and worked myself up gradually.

I think twice a day is awesome!  Keep it up!

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PS:  For those who haven't made the plunge, any exercise is better than no exercise.
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« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2006, 06:02:03 PM »

Treadmill??  that sounds familiar,  i think i have one or i used to have one,  hmmmm, where did i see it?  Ohh  yeah,,, it is now used as a clothes dryer, i hang my clothes on it to dry, lol,     every night i say i am going to start walking on it the next day, well, that day hasnt came yet.  I really need to, i know this and hopefully i will (someday) ::)
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« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2006, 09:13:00 PM »

Just started exercising at a gym and part of my exercise regime is spending time on the lovely treadmill.It will hopefully become my friend! LOL.

I just get so bored on these things, but if I wanna transplant gotta keep at the weight they want me. So here I go.
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« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2006, 10:22:18 PM »

Jumping to conclusions is exercise enough here!
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