Get fit or in shape, but mostly feel better?

Although I’m only 5’3” (on the short side), my weight is pretty much in check – I checked out my BMI and I’m very close to being underweight, but that’s not the problem..

For the last month, I’ve been pretty inactive. I wanted to exercise and be in shape, but I’ve just been really lazy and relaxed quite a bit. My jaw muscle (?) has been hurting recently, and random muscles in my elbows, or thighs or the one connecting my calves to thigh muscles (behind the knee), and my gums in my mouth…

This is bad, right? How do I make myself feel better (exercise releases endorphins?) but without a whole lot of commitment, I don’t want to have to hit the gym for like an hour everyday – I’m just a teenager so I have school and other things to focus on.. I play tennis, but that won’t be regularly possible, if at all, at least for another month. 🙁

Any suggestions appreciated :] Thank youuuuu

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  1. C H, 18 February, 2011

    Try walking, swimming, cycling, even dancing for 30-60 mins 3-5 times a week. 3 hours a week is the recommended minimum.

  2. Pig on a stack of money, 18 February, 2011

    Well firstly I’ll just saw those aches might be something to see a doctor about.

    Secondly, unfortunately you’re going to need commitment if you want to get fitter. I think any sort of exercise will release these endorphins, so you can choose between a cardio exercise (jogging, swimming, cycling, skipping, dancing, etc) or a callisthenic (body weight exercise, such as press ups, sit ups, pull ups, lunges, etc) or lifting weights.

    Try and find something you enjoy, like tennis, and try and do it regularly. Set yourself a day to try different things, like push ups and sit ups; you may find you enjoy them!

    Do a bit of research online, looking for different exercises that help get you in shape.

    Oh, and don’t forget to stretch!

    Good luck, have fun

  3. jennipei, 18 February, 2011

    Honey, you need to see a doctor. Lazy people shouldn’t ache. It’s when you gain weight that your body isn’t use to carrying that would be the problem, and for you that isn’t it. There are a lot of diseases out there that affect your muscles. I would go get checked out. Being to lazy could make you feel stiff, but I never heard of it making your muscules hurt. But then again I am no doctor.

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