To ask if you think it is possible for me to do c25k in my living room?
bluetrampolines · 14/10/2018 20:45
Obviously walking and 'jogging' on the spot? Or is that really stupid?
I'm a single mum and cant get out to exercise easily.
ShoutyMcShoutFace · 14/10/2018 20:46
I think you might really struggle with this approach, sorry. Could you get a cheap treadmill?
mimibunz · 14/10/2018 20:47
Lol I thought you were asking if it’s possible to spend 25k on your living room! Sorry, long day.
Santaclarita · 14/10/2018 20:47
Would be difficult but effectively the same. Get a treadmill maybe?
QuestionableMouse · 14/10/2018 20:47
I think you'd struggle and you probably wouldn't get the full benefits.
Maybe keep your eye out for a cheap exercise bike and use that? They're often for sale on Facebook around here.
Furrydogmum · 14/10/2018 20:47
You can but it really isn't the same as getting out and doing it.. if you can possibly run out in the real world I'm certain you'll feel greater benefits. Have a look at the Healthunlocked website c25k forum 👍
HollowTalk · 14/10/2018 20:49
I was reading about a woman who walked on the spot throughout a soap (Corrie, I think!) every time it was on. She had a pedometer (but an iPhone will count steps, too.)
beany5 · 14/10/2018 20:51
I managed to do it. I went on youtube and put on virtual runs to watch while I ran. I would also put on some good music to help me along. After a while I was running in my living room for an hour at a time. I haven't done it for a while but I'm going to start again using this method next week.
DustandRubble · 14/10/2018 20:51
How old are your kids? You could run with them in a buggy, if yours is reasonably sturdy. Or if older get them to run/scoot/ride their bike alongside you? Nice to get exercise all together.
MaisyPops · 14/10/2018 20:52
Probably not unless you had a treadmill, but treadmill removes much of the joy of running in my opinion.
If you want to do It, I'd see if there is a local running group or running club with a starter group.
RedPanda2 · 14/10/2018 20:55
I think you might wear your carpet out!
If you conpleted it and then went to something like parkrun I think you'd really struggle. maybe do some workout Youtube videos
SaucyJack · 14/10/2018 20:55
I don’t know if you could do 5K, but jogging around the lounge is better for you than sitting down.
Some sort of workout video might be even better still tho- unless it’s the actual distance you want as a personal goals
2isabella2 · 14/10/2018 21:08
I'd probably look at doing some Joe Wicks HIIT workouts if you can only exercise at home. C25k is great but I know fitting in childcare is hard. I do run on the spot sometimes though to reach my step goal...
Littlepleasures · 14/10/2018 21:25
If I’ve had a pretty sedentary day, I sometimes put on one of the music channels and dance my heart out for 30 mins varying my footwork and holding 2kg weights in each hand. It racks up similar stats on my Fitbit to a 30 minute power walk outside and is fun. If you have no other option it’s going to increase your fitness doing anything indoors that raises your heartbeat for 30 mins a day rather than nothing at all. Another thing I found adds to those active minutes and improves my cardio health is marching or dancing around the house when you’re talking on the phone. I’m often on the phone for up to an hour with my DM! Perhaps aim to get out once a week for a run if you can. If you’re consistently working on your fitness indoors each day, you should be able to track improvements just running outdoors once a week. I’m still pretty overweight but I’ve brought my resting heartbeat down from 78 to 60 bpm since January without running. If I’m going somewhere less than 2 miles away, I’ve made it a rule though to leave the car behind and walk instead. My Fitbit tells me Walking as fast as I can for 40 minutes gives me more cardio and peak active minutes than any 40 mins aerobics class I do!
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