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Where Have All The Weekend Warriors Gone?

We all know the term 'weekend warrior' - someone that does not exercise at all during the week but goes all out on weekends - but do they really exist?

A new study shows that only one to three percent of all Americans actually fit the bill of a weekend warrior -- All this time I was thinking that this was how most people found time to exercise. Sure cramming all your exercise into the weekend is not an ideal approach, but hey it's better than nothing.

Moral of the story: The weekend warrior mentality is probably failing because we all need to find a way to incorporate exercise into our daily lives, not just the weekends. If you happen to be a rare weekend warrior, then think about trying to space out your workouts to slowly make it part of your life. Instead of Saturday and Sunday, try exercising on Saturday and Tuesday for one week. Then, the following week try exercising on Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday -- This way it becomes part of your week.

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Butrfly4404 Butrfly4404 10 years
Just wanted to let you know that for the last, (according to my last comment) 23 hours, I've had "Where have all the cowboys gone" - except "Where have all the warriors gone?" in my head. Playing over and over with the Do-do-do part. Darn you, Fit. :)
Daisy6264 Daisy6264 10 years
I do everyday but Sunday.
pixelhaze pixelhaze 10 years
umm im the exact opposite. Ill be good during the week (or try to be) then on the weekends ill sleep in, Ill eat whatever I want, and barring unusual circumstances I dont workout. That's not good either, is it?
rubialala rubialala 10 years
Haha Butrfly4404, I was with you, I thought this was going to be about home improvements! Anyway, we go out more on the weekends, we just have more time. But we don't just slam a ton of exercise into those two days.
poetess poetess 10 years
I am one of those. I exercise during the week also, but I push myself on the weekends.
Butrfly4404 Butrfly4404 10 years
I always thought "Weekend Warrior" was someone who did home improvement projects on the weekends. Maybe I just watched too much HGTV. (Wiki says it's anyone who lives a different life on the weekends than they do during the week, so I guess we're both right). I kind of fit into this. We are definitely WAY more active on the weekends with golf, walking, hiking, yard work, etc. During the week, I just don't have any time.
Chaoticfury Chaoticfury 10 years
I could never cram it all on the weekends, plus the traveling and socializing on the weekends kinda takes over. Working out a majority of the week is tough, but it helps me get up in the morning and manage my time better throughout the rest of the day
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