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Increasing stamina while obese?

So I just had a revelation yesterday that a short 200m walk to the trainstation now exhausts me to the degree that I need a 10 minute break just to take my breath.

Now this doesnt suprise me with me weighing just at over 350 lbs, but it is also extremly hindering as I still live alone and just have to do stuff sometimes.

Whats the best way to regain some of my stamina for someone my size? Not looking to loose weight, just that I can walk a bit longer before starting to sweat like its raining.

I was thinking about one of those under the table bike pedals? As I am sitting at my desk alot anyway it would not be such an out of the way thing for me to do to use it.

But before ordering I wanted to ask here what people can recommend.

Things like the gym are out of the question. a) looks smiley too far away, it would just discourage me to even get there
2 months

Increasing stamina while obese?

Keep in mind just by virtue of being bigger it requires more energy to exert our bodies so it’s just gonna come with the territory of being bigger. Probably won’t be running a marathon or anything like that. I’ve been pushing myself to go on walks and not letting myself stop and rest until I’m done walking and so far I’ve just noticed I’m not getting as winded I might be getting some stamina back but at the very least I’m not losing more stamina.
2 months

Increasing stamina while obese?

Morbidly A Beast:
Keep in mind just by virtue of being bigger it requires more energy to exert our bodies so it’s just gonna come with the territory of being bigger. Probably won’t be running a marathon or anything like that. I’ve been pushing myself to go on walks and not letting myself stop and rest until I’m done walking and so far I’ve just noticed I’m not getting as winded I might be getting some stamina back but at the very least I’m not losing more stamina.


Not planning to do any sprints, I just would like ot not need a 5 minute break after walking 100m at a slow pace
2 months

Increasing stamina while obese?

Morbidly A Beast:
Keep in mind just by virtue of being bigger it requires more energy to exert our bodies so it’s just gonna come with the territory of being bigger. Probably won’t be running a marathon or anything like that. I’ve been pushing myself to go on walks and not letting myself stop and rest until I’m done walking and so far I’ve just noticed I’m not getting as winded I might be getting some stamina back but at the very least I’m not losing more stamina.

Ceepert:
Not planning to do any sprints, I just would like ot not need a 5 minute break after walking 100m at a slow pace


Yeah just gotta sweat it out maybe go for like a mile or two walk but no stopping it’s low intentsity so it’s not like you’ll hurt yourself
2 months

Increasing stamina while obese?

Morbidly A Beast:
Keep in mind just by virtue of being bigger it requires more energy to exert our bodies so it’s just gonna come with the territory of being bigger. Probably won’t be running a marathon or anything like that. I’ve been pushing myself to go on walks and not letting myself stop and rest until I’m done walking and so far I’ve just noticed I’m not getting as winded I might be getting some stamina back but at the very least I’m not losing more stamina.

Ceepert:
Not planning to do any sprints, I just would like ot not need a 5 minute break after walking 100m at a slow pace

Morbidly A Beast:
Yeah just gotta sweat it out maybe go for like a mile or two walk but no stopping it’s low intentsity so it’s not like you’ll hurt yourself


This is true. Just like you have to put effort into getting fat, you have to put effort into getting in shape—or at least improving your mobility.
2 months

Increasing stamina while obese?

It’s tough when you have negated physical strain for a long time but it’s better to it when can rather than wait until you have to
2 months

Increasing stamina while obese?

Morbidly A Beast:
It’s tough when you have negated physical strain for a long time but it’s better to it when can rather than wait until you have to


It's a pain in the literal ass. But the good news is that it gets easier over time.

My partner isn't overly fond of exercise, but ever since I've made him exercise to keep his mobility, it's gotten a lot easier for him.

Plus, fat men in tight gym clothes is always a good time.
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Increasing stamina while obese?

I’ve been walking everyday for the past 2 months and it’s not like I wasn’t active before I walked but I could def feel my mobility slipping and had like 0 stamina I can already feel a difference it’s not as miserable say walking around a store or exerting myself for longer periods of time; but granted I had gained like 60 pounds over this past winter that takes adjustment I’m just as heavy if not heavier just in slightly better shape
2 months

Increasing stamina while obese?

Morbidly A Beast:
Keep in mind just by virtue of being bigger it requires more energy to exert our bodies so it’s just gonna come with the territory of being bigger. Probably won’t be running a marathon or anything like that. I’ve been pushing myself to go on walks and not letting myself stop and rest until I’m done walking and so far I’ve just noticed I’m not getting as winded I might be getting some stamina back but at the very least I’m not losing more stamina.

Ceepert:
Not planning to do any sprints, I just would like ot not need a 5 minute break after walking 100m at a slow pace

Morbidly A Beast:
Yeah just gotta sweat it out maybe go for like a mile or two walk but no stopping it’s low intentsity so it’s not like you’ll hurt yourself


Thats my whole problem, even a few hundred meters already get me completly exhausted. I think the last time I did exercices was in middle school. So like 10 years ago. And my question was if an under the desk bike pedal thing is a good place to start.
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Increasing stamina while obese?

Probably wouldn’t be the worst idea however to go outside and walk around for an hour or two each day is free and doesn’t need a commitment like putting a exercise bike that it’ll probably just get used for a few days and then forgotten about, I get that it wares you out belive me but might as well start somewhere free
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