08 Dec What Would U Do: Exercise
Question 1 of 4
Your friend has been gaining weight and skipping gym class. You notice she is wearing a new bracelet with a warning label on it. You would:
It's not a fashion. Your friend's bracelet is medical device to alert people that she has diabetes. This is to something you want to be wearing if you don't have diabetes. Maybe think about how you can support her.
That's a good friend. She will likely appreciate the show of support. Managing diabetes can be very difficult.
It does helps with every thing! Good thinking.
Question 2 of 4
Your friend confides in you that she is on medication for depression. She says exercise makes her feel better but she is too depressed to begin. You would:
Umm… way to drop the ball! No matter whether or not you like it, your friend needs it. Exercise, among other things, releases endorphins in the brain that make you feel good! Please consider helping her to exercise instead.
Encouraging your friend to work out is good but taking away her medications is not. Try the former without the latter.
Excellent! You are just what the doctor and your friend ordered!
Question 3 of 4
Your class starts a new exercise program for gym. You have to do a series of things with weights. You know the 2 pound weight is a joke for you; the 8 pound weight would push you, the 12 pound weight, well, it’s heavy just lifting it once. You would choose:
Why push it? Well, it depends on your goal. If you are just looking to maintain your current status, albs may be all that you need. But if you are looking to gain strength, pushing it is what you will need to accomplish that.
Great. Stay focused while using them to keep safe.
Because in this case the "gold" will get your hurt. Straining your muscles with weights that are too heavy can cause injury, fast. Be careful about how much you push yourself. You ideally want to choose a weight that fatigues your muscles when performing 8-12 repetitions.
Where will you go? Slothville? or Sucking Wind Station? Your choice.
Question 4 of 4
Your friend who is really overweight and out of shape has decided to start an “exercise” regimen. He shows you his weight lifting routine, where his form is awful, and then says to get his cardio workout he dances for five minutes like “this,” and demonstrates (you have to look away). Afterwards, he says he feels so great, he goes and has a protein milk shake with some Oreos in it, because he feels he deserves it. You would:
It is hard to burst a friend's bubble. We get that. Please do consider steering him in the right direction at some point.
He is to be congratulated since he is making the effort, but you are doing the right thing by pointing him in the direction of some helpful information. His current routine is not likely to help him reach his goals. Make sure you do so with a supportive tone though.
You are right- it is great that he is making changes, but he will need to work out a more effective routine. We are sure you will be helpful in making that happen since you chose this answer.
Umm… what will you do when your friend gets depressed and stops his new routine? How will you feel? Do you think you made a positive impact?
The Oreo shake may feel good going down, but will you feel good when you go to bed tonight knowing that your didn't try to support your friend? He may not have been doing exactly the right thing, but it was a step in the right direction.