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Fit Tip: Exercising More Than Once a Day Is Okay

If you're looking to really tone up and slim down this year, think about doing two workouts in one day every so often. No, I am not trying to imply that you need to hit the gym for two tough and sweaty sessions — it's hard enough to get there once a day. However, just because you worked out once does not mean you should give yourself the green light to forgo all other physical activity throughout the day. For example, if you already go to the gym in the morning then how about taking a 30-minute walk after dinner?

I was totally guilty of this since my husband used to always ask me to go for a walk and I'd say, "Well, I already went to the gym this morning." I have since stopped this behavior by reminding myself that all the extra movement is extra healthy for my body. What's more? Doing the extra physical activity with my husband is really fun.


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Allie1506 Allie1506 9 years
I have been working out for over a year now and I just started doing 2 a days... one in the morning and one after school... I love it!
Giasbash6260 Giasbash6260 9 years
Why would anyone think taking another walk after working out is a bad thing? I work out for 95-100 minutes a day (all together) - I wish I could break it up a bit but being at a gym, I cannot really get off the machine, rest and then get back on, so I just plow right through: at home I take a 20 minute break or so in between the hour & 1/2 hour point - it is a must! ha ha!
catander catander 9 years
I definitely need to try and walk more! Sure I walk around campus everyday, but my campus isn't very big and I frequently choose not to go back to my apartment because I don't want to walk back to campus. I should also probably start taking the stairs more often in my building (although I do live on the ninth floor...) I am so jealous of everyone who has a dog to walk!
Renees3 Renees3 9 years
I've been doing this 3 times a week. I work out at the gym in the late aftenoon every day (at least Mon-Fri). I also run on my lunch break Mon, Wed and Fri. So I do 30 min on those days and am at the gym 30-60 min every day regardless. I've been losing weight and feeling really good so I think it's awesome!
Spectra Spectra 9 years
I just recently started doing this. I used to just let my dog out to do her business at night because I figured I already worked out for the day. Now, I've started to walk her for 30 minutes at night even when I have worked out. If I don't work out earlier, I walk her 60 minutes. It's always good to get more physical activity when you can!
ElectroPopTart ElectroPopTart 9 years
ashcwebb ...LOL!!!!! Yah, I dance at home just for fun after the gym.
pugglelover pugglelover 9 years
I do this almost everyday. I go to the gym before work and when i get home i take my dogs for a long walk as long as it's not raining and even though i live in OR there is always a break for me long enough to get them some exercise for the day
susanec susanec 9 years
It can be a fine line, in some cases. Sometimes it's decidedly NOT emotionally healthy. Moderation is key and attitude is key.
rumpel2 rumpel2 9 years
i love after dinner walks, but now i only get to workout before dinner so don't do the walks
jferringer jferringer 9 years
i do this, and my boyfriend thinks i'm crazy..
jlana jlana 9 years
I only have this problem during winter; I'm extremely cold sensitive, and sometimes it's so hard for me to get outside and face those frigid temperatures. In the summer, I'll take the chance to go on any walk, no matter how long I've already spent in the gym that day.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
:ROTFL: "Doing the extra physical activity with my husband is really fun." Hehehe oh Fit I am sorry but I have a very dirty mind!
ChelseaGirl ChelseaGirl 9 years
I like to break up my workouts like this. In addition to keeping your body on its toes, I think it's also healthy emotionally.
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