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7/12/19 6:20 A

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You are welcome. Let us know if you have more questions and keep us posted on your progress. People around here love helping and, more importantly, encouraging each other.

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7/11/19 1:37 A

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Thank you very much for such a nice advice. I appreciate for that every one.

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7/7/19 9:10 P

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I'm basically just piggy-backing on the advice you've already received.

1) Pick a time of day you think you can stick to. It takes some trial and error to find a time that works with your schedule and doesn't mentally wear you out. I would have time to workout in the morning, but I love sleep, and would basically let the clock run out and then make the excuse that it's too late to go to the gym that day. So I like to workout towards the end of the day, and it helps me unwind. You may find that working out in the morning helps you stay more active throughout your day.


2) I think you should do what works best for your body. Some people need a boost before a workout and some people don't need anything at all. As your fitness level increases you might find that you need to tweak your plan a bit. A good idea is to have a snack so you don't pass out, but not so much that you're stuffed. Try to have something light and balanced to help you keep your energy up through your workout.

3) Every little bit counts. Don't do too much too fast, you'll get sore and not want to go back to exercising. It takes time to build a habit, and not every day will be easy. There will be days when you don't want to exercise at all, but before saying that you're not working out that day, just start. Start a walk, start a swim... Also, don't disregard the importance of staying active throughout your day. If you're sitting for 8 hours, doing a workout isn't going to offset the long-term health risks associated with that. Try to take 5-10 minutes every hour to get up and walk around (it also gives your eyes a rest from the strain of working on a computer,too)


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7/5/19 2:09 P

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1) What is good time to go for swimming
Whatever time you will actually get it done. I prefer mornings.

2) Should eat first and than go for swimming
If that works for you, fine. I prefer not exercising on a full stomach.

3) What is tips to start exercising
Start slow. You do not want to risk injury or burn-out. And check with your doctor first!

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7/5/19 12:39 P



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1) What is good time to go for swimming

If you're tired when you get home from work, you may not want to go swimming.
you just may want to relax.

Wake up a little earlier so that you can swim in the morning. I prefer starting the day with a morning workout because I am tired when I get home.

2) Should eat first and than go for swimming

Some people get sick if they eat before they swim. You may want to swim or workout before you eat breakfast. If you are hungry, have a light snack. nothing
that might upset your stomach when you exercise.


3) What is tips to start exercising

Start slowly. What do you do for exercise now ? If you're not doing anything, start with a 10-15 minute walk. Do you have access to a gym ? If it's that hot outside in Kuwait, you'll have to exercise inside. Something that many people do here in the US is walk in the mall. I know Kuwait is famous for some of its shopping malls. Walk inside where it's cool.

When you're at work, take the stairs as often as possible. Get up from your desk and walk around even if it's only for 5 minutes. You want to try to make your work day as active as possible.

I work IT. I too sit at a desk, but I move around through the day.

Does your office have a gym for the employees ? If so, take 20-30 minutes for a lunch time workout and 20-30 minutes to eat lunch.



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It's totally up to you whether AM/PM would work better- I prefer AM because I like to start my day that way, but plenty of people prefer evening! I find it keeps me awake if I exercise too late in the day.

Are you able to go for a walk or find a private space to do some body-weight exercises during lunch? That can be a nice way to get started as well, or for days you can't make it to the pool.

Healthy choices and actions have positive impacts, even if the scale doesn't move!


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7/5/19 6:16 A

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The best time for you to exercise is when it works for your schedule. Some people go in the morning and others in the afternoon or evening. There is no 1 set time the works best for 100% of everyone; we are all different.

As for eating, there is no set food, either. Thus said, making healthier choices like lean protein, healthy fats, and smart carbohydrates (fruits, vegetables, whole grains, etc.) will help your body perform.

There may also be some food that your body can't handle pre exercise but again, that is individual. I run and walk a lot. I know if I am going for a run, I better not be eating any broccoli for a day before the session, be it a training run or raice. Some people can't handle dairy. It varies by person. It may be trial and error for you.

If you are new to exercise or getting back into it, it's best to start small. A good goal is 150 minutes of moderate exercise a week, which is 30 minutes a day 5 days a week, This should include cardio AND strength.

The 30 minutes can be broken into 10 minute segments. If you can't do even 10 minutes yet, then start even smaller, maybe 5 minutes. Once that gets easier, increase it until you hot your goal.

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7/5/19 3:34 A

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Hi,

First of all I will introduce my self. I am Indian age of 40yrs and living Kuwait working as IT consultant. My job is to seating in front of computer for 8 hrs. My job timing is 8 am to 5 pm. Always g out of office near about 5.15-5.20 pm I live far from the office so reach home at near about 6.30 pm. I have weekly only friday and saturday half day.

Now I want to start doing swimming for maintaining my routine workout and body movement. But before starting that I want some advice from some expert people

1) What is good time to go for swimming
2) Should eat first and than go for swimming
3) What is tips to start exercising

Over here temperature in summer reach to 50-55 C mostly.

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