View Full Version : How important is exercise in your life?
09-09-2008, 10:21 PM
The reason I want to post this here and not on the Exercise board is that everyone there will be very much into exercise, but I want to ask the Main Forum people.
Do you have time to exercise much?
Do you make it a priority?
Are both raw food and exercise equally important to you?
09-09-2008, 10:25 PM
I don't like exercise that much, but I love to go on long, fairly fast walks. I got Max, my golden retriever rescue, so I would HAVE to go walking every day. I am lucky and live in a gorgeous place with lots of great walks. I also get on my rebounder and enjoy it, but I have to remind myself to do it. I can get on an exercise kick every now and then, but then something throws my routine out of whack and I won't exercise for months. That's ADD.:D
09-09-2008, 10:31 PM
I maintain about 70% raw + do a lot of juice and water fasting. I absolutely exercise by doing pilates daily. I also ride a motorcycle so that means keeping your strength up as well.
09-09-2008, 11:17 PM
About 99-100% raw most days. Yes eating healthy is a choice and not living on pills or drugs is another choice so I got with eating healthy the raw way.
Exercise vital in my life at least 5-6 times per week. I am probably the oldest person in my Turbo class too but I don't talk age to them, but I know this. I can tell!
I'm into Turbo kickboxing...killer class to the max...no mercy from instructor....I love it that way...
Yoga..not like I was before...
Sometimes ecliptical as my cardio if not Turbo....
I mainly do my own workout alone. I thought I had "one" young friend who complimented our relationship, but she's checked out and may be suffering from depression, bipolar or boyfriend ongoing problems. Plus she goes to school to be a nurse, so she's much busier then I am so it's off to the gym I go alone. At this point I'm here for you all, but not for those I am attracting called "passive/aggressive" personalities. Probably more than you wanted to know. At least my raw friends locally are not part of the passive/aggressive talk here.
09-09-2008, 11:42 PM
I eat 100% raw (before was 75-90%) and love to ride my bicycle for exercise. Plus I go to university - it's a HUGE campus and LOTS of walking and bike riding required to get from classroom to classroom!
I go to school 5days/wk and generally ride 4 miles or more a weekday. On weekends I don't do much, but I am a tour guide by profession and when my new tour starts, will be walking 3 miles plus on weekends. So... yes, I exercise a little! Enough to be getting toned up!
So I eat healthy AND exercise and I definitely love BOTH elements and think both are crucial!
09-10-2008, 12:09 AM
i lovee exercising but sometimes i get out of the groove and it gets hard to get back into it. i love biking, going on adventures on my bike, you know. yoga, sometimes lifting weights, random stretching. i like to run occasionally, ride a stationary bike. id like to join a gym but thats not in my budget right now and besides the great outdoors offers me plenty.
09-10-2008, 01:51 AM
Exercise has always been a priority in my life. It has helped me to maintain emotional stability.............add RAW and feel PURE!
09-10-2008, 02:00 AM
QUEEN BEAN!! http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s43/FireStar_830/hahahahuggy.gif hOWzit girl??
well... I personally think that exercise is EXTREMELY important... now with that said... the truth is - i don't get as much exercise as I should -- yes a busy schedule but the truth is -- it's mostly ... ummm http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s43/FireStar_830/blush-2.gif laziness....
right now I have about 6 hours of intense hula on Mondays -- and that's about it. I was walking - and really need to get back into that.
I think exercise is as important as what we put into our bodies... it's important to keep the lymphatic fluids moving ... and our muscles moving and as we sweat we rid our bodies of toxins and allow our skin to breathe and clear it's self out -- and allowing the 'GLOW' to really shine unhindered!
Hugs to you lil Goddess!! Hope you beautiful family is well!
09-10-2008, 05:23 AM
:D Very important to me. It's the other half of the health equation. Raw food + exercise = perfect health.
09-10-2008, 06:05 AM
I was a compulsive excersizer before raw. Now I have a lot more respect for my body. I still excersize, but I do so more casually and with more joy. The trick to mantaining healthy habits is to love everything you do!
09-10-2008, 08:18 AM
Yes, I do exercise most days.
Yes, I really have to prioritize , do get it in my day ..and do it.
yes, both are equally important. or close. i think they compliment eachother.
Jingee and Storm, long term raw foodists write about how it is vital for them and their children to exercise daily to stay healthy and raw. The excess energy that we gain from eating raw foods can get turned inward and create an unease, he felt. Storm writes about some problems he saw with that and a how his raw foodist children thrive with exercise. i am just remembering the blog now, paraphrasing like crazy! You can check it out to read more about the interesting link between the two, that he sees.
09-10-2008, 08:56 AM
Exercise and eating raw food are both important to me.
Like raw strength I exercised a lot, but now I exercise more casually. I do a lot of walking and biking, and ususally have one day off a week
After years of running and lots of tennis, I have found gentler exercise easier on me (especially my knees). I do play tennis now and then too.
The funny thing is that before raw I could take 2 exercise classes in the morning, bike in the afternoon, and still have trouble loosing weight. With raw, even with less intense exercise, I have now lost about 20 pounds that is staying off and I don't have worry about the amount of food I am putting in my mouth.
Both are important. There's no way around that.
09-10-2008, 10:46 AM
This thread reminds me of Peter Mayle's description of older people in his Year in Provence books. He's always amazed to see people that should be in their dottage and needing help cross the street being able to out walk him and out maneuver him at the markets. A lifetime of being at one with nature and physical activity has done wonders for them in their later years.
by the end of this month, my brother is giving me his free bus pass. i walk everyday, & i think it's very beneficial for me. i go to the potty, and regardless of how much i eat (i go on/off raw), i just don't go pass 135 lbs. :rolleyes: without my clothes, i'm actually 130 lbs. :p
09-10-2008, 05:24 PM
"This thread reminds me of Peter Mayle's description of older people in his Year in Provence books. He's always amazed to see people that should be in their dottage and needing help cross the street being able to out walk him and out maneuver him at the markets. A lifetime of being at one with nature and physical activity has done wonders for them in their later years." - Raine
Totally agree - in fact, much of what we consider inevitable old age disability is largely the result of NOT being sufficiently physically active over the period of a lifetime. That said, personally, exercise is EXTREMELY important to me, as I have a lot of nervous energy and really need that channel to discharge it, as well as the fact that at my age(61), if one is not exercising meaningfully, muscle mass, endurance and pliability is lost - all correctible to a much larger degree than formerly thought, by a decent physical program. I consider my exercise and diet worthy of equal attention, and have been on the fitness path since I was about 26. So, yes, one could say that it is very important to me. What I have stuck with the longest is weight-training at the gym(and outside of it when I had no gym access for ten years when I was living in a rural area), distance walking. I had adult ballet training for a number of years, and have been on and off with yoga too. Even when I'm not at the gym, I welcome the opportunity to walk anywhere too. It all adds up!
09-10-2008, 05:41 PM
I think exersize is very important i play alot of sports myself and i love it.
09-10-2008, 08:41 PM
I like to play, but I don't like to "exercise". Unfortunately, it's so much harder to play as an adult, mainly because it's hard to find someone to play with!
I often try to start an exercise routine for strength training, but it just stops being fun after a while. Also, after being hit in a bad accident 2 years ago, I have to be careful about high impact exercise.
Anyway, I walk with my dog for 5 km every day. I also cycle to work whenever it's nice out, 6 km round trip. At the end of the month I'm going to take weekly bellydancing lessons, and I can't wait!
09-11-2008, 09:31 PM
I feel that exercise is crucial to my well being. Humans are meant to be active and modern life often doesn't give us nearly enough opportunities to do so. I feel much calmer and happier and energetic when I am exercising regularly.
09-11-2008, 09:47 PM
Thanks for your kind words StarFire!! The last photo I saw of you was amazing. :)
It's all very interesting.
I read one raw author who said that you don't need to exercise as much on raw to maintain the same body shape as you would on cooked. Which I would tend to agree with.
I belong to a gym and have been slacking off a bit lately...but I've been moving house. I will go tonight. Being out in the fresh air is also important.
Finding the balance is so crucial...as you also need time to exercise your mind and your soul...
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