Why do you workout/exercise?

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    Nov 29, 2010 3:34 PM GMT
    Health reasons?
    Just wanna be fit?
    Wanna look good?
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    Nov 29, 2010 3:47 PM GMT
    I'm so vain. I probably think this thread is about me.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Nov 29, 2010 4:23 PM GMT
    Really all of the above. I think everybody wants to look good, but combined with the health benefits, which continue to get longer by the day and "being fit" combine, making exercise an important requirement in daily life.
    I can't imagine being without it.
  • shoelessj

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    Nov 29, 2010 4:59 PM GMT
    Mens sano in corpore sano.

    all of the above, as well.

    i work out for the same reason that i keep reading working my brain.

    we only have one life, so why not be as healthy and fit and have the best body (naturally) that you can? Also, as i get older, my reason for working out is shifting more from looking good to being healthy. I have a history of hypertension and strokes in my family so working out regularly, as well as watching what i'm eating, will do a lot to make me healthier and let me live longer.
  • rioriz

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    Nov 29, 2010 5:25 PM GMT
    All the above really for me too. But more than anything I guess is to look good and feel healthy!
  • tongun18

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    Nov 29, 2010 7:46 PM GMT
    shoelessj saidMens sano in corpore sano.



    Agreed, well said!

    I have a 9-5 office job that can be pretty stressful. Working out helps relieve the tension I tend to carry in my body from it and helps me shut my mind off of work. Also, I used to have pretty bad insomnia, it would take hours of me lying in bed before I could fall asleep. Since I started working out I fall asleep as soon as my head hits the pillow. My energy levels are up and it helps with things like backpacking and other outdoorsy stuff. The aesthetic benefits ain't too bad either.
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    Nov 29, 2010 8:34 PM GMT
    SAHEM62896 saidHealth reasons?
    Just wanna be fit?
    Wanna look good?
    All of the above.
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    Nov 29, 2010 8:35 PM GMT
    tongun18 said
    shoelessj saidMens sano in corpore sano.



    Agreed, well said!

    I have a 9-5 office job that can be pretty stressful. Working out helps relieve the tension I tend to carry in my body from it and helps me shut my mind off of work. Also, I used to have pretty bad insomnia, it would take hours of me lying in bed before I could fall asleep. Since I started working out I fall asleep as soon as my head hits the pillow. My energy levels are up and it helps with things like backpacking and other outdoorsy stuff. The aesthetic benefits ain't too bad either.



    Exactly why I workout. Sitting at a desk all day is hell on the body and makes it hard to get to sleep later. A good workout puts the day behind you and gets the blood flowing again.
  • Anto

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    Nov 30, 2010 8:38 AM GMT
    I just do it to be strong and healthy.
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    Nov 30, 2010 8:53 AM GMT
    Ravco said
    tongun18 said
    shoelessj saidMens sano in corpore sano.



    Agreed, well said!

    I have a 9-5 office job that can be pretty stressful. Working out helps relieve the tension I tend to carry in my body from it and helps me shut my mind off of work. Also, I used to have pretty bad insomnia, it would take hours of me lying in bed before I could fall asleep. Since I started working out I fall asleep as soon as my head hits the pillow. My energy levels are up and it helps with things like backpacking and other outdoorsy stuff. The aesthetic benefits ain't too bad either.



    Exactly why I workout. Sitting at a desk all day is hell on the body and makes it hard to get to sleep later. A good workout puts the day behind you and gets the blood flowing again.


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    Nov 30, 2010 9:04 AM GMT
    I want to be more attractive to guys. But more than that, I want to just feel attractive. Be comfortable in my own skin. Being flabby and out of shape, I hate that; it makes me hate myself. I want to look into a mirror, and feel good about the reflection I see. Admittedly, I can be pretty self-critical...

    People can compliment me and tell me I look great, but no one in the world can truly assure me of that except for myself.
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    Nov 30, 2010 9:25 AM GMT
    Because I did it most my life, to be competitive in sport. An addiction

    Now, just because it would bug me to lose my fitness. No longer addiction, just the desire to keep looking good, but it bugs me to so superficial. I wish I had reasonable health motivation, but it's just to keep the look, superficial me ;-)
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    Nov 30, 2010 9:27 AM GMT
    I feel good when I work out.

    When I don't work out my day turns grey and I get moody.

    I guess I exercise because it makes me feel good and energetic.
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    Nov 30, 2010 4:01 PM GMT
    I started because I was tired of the fat self I was.

    I continue to acheive a fit and balanced lifestlye.

    (Plus I am not tired of getting compliments.. it just opens my eyes even more about how unhealthy I really have been..)
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    Nov 30, 2010 4:06 PM GMT
    I think most people exercise because they want to look better and improve their physical appearance. Anyone who doubts this is, in my opinion, whacko!

    I do it to
    -Improve my physical appearance
    -Maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle
    -Prevent, as much as possible, any health problems
    -See how far I can go and what I can achieve
    -Look even better in my black Speedo's at the gay beach in Miami Beach
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    Nov 30, 2010 4:24 PM GMT
    I exercise due to a poor gene pool. The fellers in my family have a bad shelf life post 40, sooo, I keep me weight down courtesy yoplait yogurt, pretzels and copious amounts of diet coke. Balance! That's the ticket!
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    Nov 30, 2010 4:28 PM GMT
    unfounded7 saidI'm so vain. I probably think this thread is about me.


    Is any thread not about you buttercup? icon_rolleyes.gif

    I work out so I can eat more cupcakes, more often. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 30, 2010 4:29 PM GMT
    I exercise for appearance and the high from it, health is just a added bonus...
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    Nov 30, 2010 4:30 PM GMT
    SAHEM62896 saidHealth reasons?
    Just wanna be fit?
    Wanna look good?



    all of that my man icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 30, 2010 5:03 PM GMT
    My health and Vanity i'd be lying if I didn't
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    Nov 30, 2010 5:05 PM GMT
    Primarily health...I don't want to end up in bad physical health in my 60's like my parents did. If you don't start working at it when younger you certainly run the risk of bad physical health later in life.
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    Dec 02, 2010 3:30 AM GMT
    I'm competitive, and I pretty much like doing anything difficult. If getting ripped and running were easy, I'd probably be a fat couch potato.