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Jun
20
comment Is it possible to become relatively fit without going for runs?
Good idea, I might start by getting a bluetooth chest strap heart monitor and using that with my phone to see if I am exerting myself properly after I go out. During sessions I can try and judge by level of exertion (using something like the borg exertion scale).
Jun
20
comment Is it possible to become relatively fit without going for runs?
Cool, that's good to hear. Does it need to be 30-45 minutes consecutive at 30-45 minutes? The local mountain biking run which I am currently doing twice a week in the evening would be about a 90 minute workout overall, but the longest climb I do takes about 20 minutes. (overall I would take about 30 mins descending and an hour climbing, but broken up.)
Jun
20
comment Is it possible to become relatively fit without going for runs?
Resistance training might be something I will need to get into. However I do find that Kayaking does help a lot in terms of upper body strength, and I would imagine cycling helps legs (I certainly feel burn on my quads and calves!)
Jun
20
comment Is it possible to become relatively fit without going for runs?
Thanks for the answer, I am more looking to progress through my hobbies.
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comment Is it possible to become relatively fit without going for runs?
Yes. Fitness is something I know from experience that I will pick up as I go on sessions. I have never been in a position where I needed to reduce my level of body fat (Or in particular get rid of a belly). I'm trying to work on it by starting with the low hanging fruit (like small improvements to my diet), and having an active lifestyle that is focussed on me having fun. I'm curious as to how I should track my physical condition, and at what point should I try and be more deliberate in losing weight.
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