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Walking 30 min good exercise?

ArtsyBrainzArtsyBrainz Posts: 112Member Member Posts: 112Member Member
My question is if I walk 30 min everyday will that help me stay in shape? I just don’t want to be sitting around all day and eating. If I walk 30 min a day everyday would that be good enough exercise? I can’t do anything excessive due to medical reasons.
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  • ArtsyBrainzArtsyBrainz Posts: 112Member Member Posts: 112Member Member
    Thanks! I’m trying to gain weight while also have small amount of exercise to stay in shape while I gain. That’s why I wanted to know if it would keep my body healthy while I’m gaining weight :) @spiriteagle99
  • aries68mcaries68mc Posts: 25Member Member Posts: 25Member Member
    Of course it is! And it does burn calories, depending on your pace and distance. Not as much as more strenuous exercise, but it does. It's also good cardio.
  • ArtsyBrainzArtsyBrainz Posts: 112Member Member Posts: 112Member Member
    Thanks! I can’t brisk walk though since I don’t want to lose weight just to say fit the best I can while I gain :) @Igfrie
  • ArtsyBrainzArtsyBrainz Posts: 112Member Member Posts: 112Member Member
    Fit to me is to look less bloated ( flatter stomach ) and look and feel thinner. While gaining weight ofc. What exactly is bodyweight training?

    @middlehaitch

    Ooh, okay! Thanks! Will help with the above? ^

    @aries68mc
  • middlehaitchmiddlehaitch Posts: 7,890Member Member Posts: 7,890Member Member
    Fit to me is to look less bloated ( flatter stomach ) and look and feel thinner. While gaining weight ofc. What exactly is bodyweight training?

    @middlehaitch

    Ooh, okay! Thanks! Will help with the above? ^

    @aries68mc

    Here is the link to Nerdfitness it explains bodyweight training.
    https://www.nerdfitness.com/blog/beginner-body-weight-workout-burn-fat-build-muscle/

    One set would probably be good, and skip the jumping jacks.
    If you can’t do all the moves, they have modified versions further down the page.

    Cheers, h.
  • HannahwalksfarHannahwalksfar Posts: 314Member Member Posts: 314Member Member
    I think you need to be under professional advisement so they can work out a program for you
  • kshama2001kshama2001 Posts: 19,038Member Member Posts: 19,038Member Member
    Another vote for consulting with your medical team.

    ETA: I see from your thread in April that some doctors had refused to treat you - have you since been able to find care?
    edited August 14
  • kshama2001kshama2001 Posts: 19,038Member Member Posts: 19,038Member Member
    I don't think its actually possible to do all of the things you want to at the same time! 'not do strenuous exercise'.

    Right, one can accomplish 'gain weight' and 'look thinner' with recomp but I've never seen that framed as 'not strenuous.'
  • JohnnytotheBJohnnytotheB Posts: 351Member Member Posts: 351Member Member
    Yes. It's wonderful to walk. Enjoy!
  • kshama2001kshama2001 Posts: 19,038Member Member Posts: 19,038Member Member
    @Emmapatterson1729 since you just mentioned on another thread you are a recovered anorexic I thought you might like to chime in here.
    edited August 14
  • Emmapatterson1729Emmapatterson1729 Posts: 755Member Member Posts: 755Member Member
    kshama2001 wrote: »
    @Emmapatterson1729 since you just mentioned on another thread you are a recovered anorexic I thought you might like to chime in here.

    The only thing I can add, is I lose weight walking. When starting a program (weight-loss and exercise), I always start by walking 25-30 minutes 3 days a week. I start strength training the same for toning (10-15 minutes) 1 lb hand weights. I still lose at a fairly steady rate and slowly tone muscles. I increase these as I get stronger.

    To gain...Up calories! And eat back all the calories for walking! Walking is definitely exercise, especially when usually sedentary.

    I believe MFP has settings in goals for gaining.
  • ArtsyBrainzArtsyBrainz Posts: 112Member Member Posts: 112Member Member
    About my other thread I was sick than. I am actually WAY healthier than I was than. I got treatment for it and am working with a treatment team. They know about my exercise and support it. They just said I can do anything like running but walking is fine. I go on 30 min walks and I am still getting there. I do have weight to gain but I’m not that far off my goal. I’m not trying to lose weight, I just want to stay fit and start to shape myself in a healthier way while I gain the next few pounds back. :)

    @middlehaitch
    @lynn_glenmont
    @Pipsqueak1965
    @emmapatterson1729
    @kshama2001
    @JohnnytotheB
    @Hannahwalksfar
  • collectingbluescollectingblues Posts: 2,400Member Member Posts: 2,400Member Member
    About my other thread I was sick than. I am actually WAY healthier than I was than. I got treatment for it and am working with a treatment team. They know about my exercise and support it. They just said I can do anything like running but walking is fine. I go on 30 min walks and I am still getting there. I do have weight to gain but I’m not that far off my goal. I’m not trying to lose weight, I just want to stay fit and start to shape myself in a healthier way while I gain the next few pounds back. :)

    @middlehaitch
    @lynn_glenmont
    @Pipsqueak1965
    @emmapatterson1729
    @kshama2001
    @JohnnytotheB
    @Hannahwalksfar

    Then ask *them* if 30 minutes every day will help you stay in shape.
  • kshama2001kshama2001 Posts: 19,038Member Member Posts: 19,038Member Member
    About my other thread I was sick than. I am actually WAY healthier than I was than. I got treatment for it and am working with a treatment team. They know about my exercise and support it. They just said I can do anything like running but walking is fine. I go on 30 min walks and I am still getting there. I do have weight to gain but I’m not that far off my goal. I’m not trying to lose weight, I just want to stay fit and start to shape myself in a healthier way while I gain the next few pounds back. :)

    @middlehaitch
    @lynn_glenmont
    @Pipsqueak1965
    @emmapatterson1729
    @kshama2001
    @JohnnytotheB
    @Hannahwalksfar

    Glad you got and are getting help! You should refer questions like this to them.
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