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slugmom wrote:I think the key wouldn't be what they were *told* but what sort of encouragement/follow up/reminders/support they were given.
I have bought countless exercise videos, equipment, etc. But the only times I've really done well is when I've had some sort of support system for sticking with it.
but if you want to assume they all did what they were told ...
slugmom wrote:Oh, then I'm guessing there would be, statistically, no real difference between the groups. 5 years is a really long time to keep up what was suggested if there's no mechanism in place to keep the groups on track.
hope101 wrote: And almost everyone I know has been told to exercise by their doctors or TV or school and guess what, they usually don't.
Until one of two things happen: either they find something they can be passionate about and treat like play that often comes with the side benefit of socializing,
or they have exercise built into their world incidentally such as living in a walking friendly neighborhood with the ability to get to things being actually easier by walking or biking than taking the car.
Purdy wrote:Well, therein lies the problem.. The reality is that there is "no mechanism in place". ...
If one is going to end up walking, hiking, cycling, swimming, or golfing for life, the get on with it..... Learn which of the sustainable activities you really like and can fall in love with. Stop spending time going down the latest dead end road.
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