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(Belfast Telegraph)   Thirty minutes of morning exercise can cut a person's blood pressure. At least for the half hour before they walk into the office at work   (belfasttelegraph.co.uk) divider line
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2019-02-22 12:39:40 AM  
Jerking off ten times? I'm not a machine!
 
2019-02-22 02:58:46 AM  
How many of you have done 30 minutes or more moderate to intense aerobic activity everyday for the last year?
 
2019-02-22 03:56:58 AM  

Harry_Seldon: How many of you have done 30 minutes or more moderate to intense aerobic activity everyday for the last year?


I can't help how often your mom is in town!
 
2019-02-22 05:51:51 AM  

Harry_Seldon: How many of you have done 30 minutes or more moderate to intense aerobic activity everyday for the last year?


Six days a week for me.  In addition to low blood pressure and low cholesterol it is the only way I stay sane.
 
2019-02-22 06:40:59 AM  

Harry_Seldon: How many of you have done 30 minutes or more moderate to intense aerobic activity everyday for the last year?


Everyday? I would hurt. At my age, five days a week is fine. Not helping my blood pressure, though.
 
2019-02-22 06:53:00 AM  
If I had thirty more minutes in the morning, I would be stressed to begin with.
 
2019-02-22 06:53:24 AM  
*wouldn't.
 
2019-02-22 07:11:34 AM  

czetie: If I had thirty more minutes in the morning, I would be stressed to begin with.


You do. Set your alarm earlier. I cut down my stress level considerably by moving my alarm from 5:45 to 5:20- it lets me start my day in a much more civilized manner. I get to enjoy my coffee, rather than try and chug it. I just basically get to ease into things.

Sure, I lose a bit of sleep, but the quality of the sleep I get is dramatically better.
 
2019-02-22 07:24:22 AM  

Harry_Seldon: How many of you have done 30 minutes or more moderate to intense aerobic activity everyday for the last year?


Been jogging every day before work (if it's not raining) for about two years now. I was feeling sluggish in the middle of the day, and I had to fight to stay awake when I had a really loaded schedule.
 
2019-02-22 08:36:17 AM  

Harry_Seldon: How many of you have done 30 minutes or more moderate to intense aerobic activity everyday for the last year?


It's not just the past year for me, but with rare exceptions, it's been every day for the last 10.  It's pretty easy to do if you make it a priority.  I had a health scare 10+ years ago, and I'd prefer to not have it happen again.

/ exceptions like getting my wisdom teeth removed and the doc telling me to stop working out until my followup appointment to ensure I healed up properly
 
2019-02-22 09:17:52 AM  

Harry_Seldon: How many of you have done 30 minutes or more moderate to intense aerobic activity everyday for the last year?


Moderate, as in dash-and-stop dogwalks?  Includes hills.  Every day for the last 22 years.  Not counting bike rides, those are spotty due to weather.  Dogs don't care.
 
2019-02-22 11:19:27 AM  

Gonz: You do. Set your alarm earlier. I cut down my stress level considerably by moving my alarm from 5:45 to 5:20...


Serious question, if anybody knows - does it *have* to be *morning*? I value my morning-sleep time much more than my after-work time. Why wouldn't 30 minutes when I get home be just as good?
 
2019-02-22 11:34:41 AM  

denverstevens: Serious question, if anybody knows - does it *have* to be *morning*? I value my morning-sleep time much more than my after-work time. Why wouldn't 30 minutes when I get home be just as good?


My assumption?  The morning is when your body is recovering from its most sedentary time -- sleeping.  Sleeping is important, of course, but long stretches of sedentary behavior are associated with a greater risk of health problems.  Waking up and getting moving is probably important for that reason.

Fitness trackers operate on that principle.  The longer you sit, the more insistent the reminders are to get up and move around.
 
2019-02-22 12:19:09 PM  

Wave Of Anal Fury: denverstevens: Serious question, if anybody knows - does it *have* to be *morning*? I value my morning-sleep time much more than my after-work time. Why wouldn't 30 minutes when I get home be just as good?

My assumption?  The morning is when your body is recovering from its most sedentary time -- sleeping.  Sleeping is important, of course, but long stretches of sedentary behavior are associated with a greater risk of health problems.  Waking up and getting moving is probably important for that reason.

Fitness trackers operate on that principle.  The longer you sit, the more insistent the reminders are to get up and move around.


Morning workouts on an empty stomach also burn more fat than an afternoon or evening workout.  Lower blood sugar results in the body hitting the fat stores for energy sooner.  However, it usually takes an hour or hour and a half of endurance-type exercise to get to that point.
 
2019-02-22 12:22:37 PM  

The Googles Do Nothing: Morning workouts on an empty stomach also burn more fat than an afternoon or evening workout.  Lower blood sugar results in the body hitting the fat stores for energy sooner.  However, it usually takes an hour or hour and a half of endurance-type exercise to get to that point.


Yep, there is that, too.  It's one of the reasons why I workout first thing in the morning.
 
2019-02-22 01:24:19 PM  
You morning people make me sick!

I can manage exercise, I can even manage hard exercise, but one thing I can't manage is getting up early. I can get up early for work, but extra time? Pfff. I have tried, it does not work.

On the bright side, at least I don't have a desk job.
 
2019-02-22 03:28:23 PM  

The Googles Do Nothing: Harry_Seldon: How many of you have done 30 minutes or more moderate to intense aerobic activity everyday for the last year?

Six days a week for me.  In addition to low blood pressure and low cholesterol it is the only way I stay sane.


stop that!
murca #1
 
2019-02-22 03:30:27 PM  

Harry_Seldon: How many of you have done 30 minutes or more moderate to intense aerobic activity everyday for the last year?


i cheat the system and do combo weights and aerobic 3 times a week for 1.5 to 2hrs.
 
2019-02-22 05:32:49 PM  
I find I prefer taking blood pressure medication and sleeping the extra half an hour.

Come on, they went to a lot of trouble to create those meds, might as well take advantage of them.
 
2019-02-23 03:07:50 AM  

denverstevens: Gonz: You do. Set your alarm earlier. I cut down my stress level considerably by moving my alarm from 5:45 to 5:20...

Serious question, if anybody knows - does it *have* to be *morning*? I value my morning-sleep time much more than my after-work time. Why wouldn't 30 minutes when I get home be just as good?


I generally do bout 45min after work of lifting weights and cardio 3 or 4 days a week. I can bench my body weight and run a 7min mile. At my last check up I was 150 / 82, which is up from 135 / 78, so take that for what you will.

Unless you over do it, you will have nothing but positive results from exercise no matter when you do it.
 
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