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Look for ones that are designed like winter hiking boots. They’re meant for people who are being active outdoors. You’ll likely have a better shot at finding a good tread that way. Pay close attention to the temperature rating for the boot. It’s not just about keeping your foot warm. It’s like tires. It’s the rating for the performance.
Do those light therapy boxes and masks really work for that or are they just a gimmick? My library has a reading station with a light therapy section for people who don’t get enough sunlight, but that thing is a big light, not just a little thing that sits on a desk or right on your face. Do they work?
Thanks! I really did start doing some of those things. I’ve kept them up even as I have more time. So now I do my regular workout, but I squeak in some burpees now and again (not 5 minutes of them for sure!!!) and I do a lot of stairs. I also park farther away so I will be forced to walk a bit more. I’m meeting my step goals almost every day!…[Read more]
Okay, so for the next 2 weeks, everything is going to get very hectic for me. I want to fit in fitness where I can. Is there such thing as a 5 minute workout that actually does something? Something other than just running on the spot…because i’m not going to do that dozens of times over two weeks. Thank you in advance for your ideas!
As an update to my last comment. There’s snow down on the ground where I live now. It’s not a lot but it reminded me that if you live where there is snow, you’ll get a big workout just by going for a walk very soon!
It’s doing something! You’re doing better than being completely sedentary. Now, it’s just a matter of trying to upgrade things a bit at a time. You’re already getting ten minutes now and again. try to do it an extra time, or make it 12 minutes instead of 10. That kind of thing!
Running either at a sprint or distance running are both great for me. Even just on a treadmill. As long as I can record my stats and then try to match or beat that performance, I’m driven and focused so I don’t think about what is stressing me. Then, I keep going long enough for the endorphins to kick in. That way, even when I go back to regular…[Read more]
It’s not as scary as you think! It definitely feels weird and uncoordinated at first, but you get the hang of it. Everyone has been there and if you have a good instructor, they will understand that you’re new and will make sure you’re properly supported to keep up.
I think hills are your best option, or off-roading. If you’re on a trail that is right for your experience level and it has hills, you should get a good workout without having to force yourself to go faster.
My heart rate is going up and down with the heat outside, according to my fitbit. Is it the device or my actual heart reacting to the heat? Is that normal? Should I be worried? It’s changing by about 5 beats per minute when it’s my resting rate.
I’m pretty sure you do sweat when you swim. I remember a long time ago when I was having lessons, we were encouraged to hydrate for that reason. We were in an outdoor pool. Not sure if that played a role.
My sister always gets sunburn-like blotches when she swims in pools with a ton of chlorine. Shower off as soon as you get out of the pool if you can. It makes a difference. Don’t go at the hottest times of the sun, too.
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