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This scene always cracks me up. 
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Well, i guess that depends on how you define exercise. If you only count stressful sweaty activities, then probably not. If you count anything that burns calories more than say, walking, then yes. Bowling actually burns more calories per hour than sex! Also much more likely to last for a full hour, lol.
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Well you may not have to be an athlete to bowl but it is and activity and gets the body in motion. Much better than just watching sports on TV.
When you go on medicare you'll get a "Silver Sneakers" card. It's awesome, you can go to the Rec Center, 24 HR Fitness and about a thousand other places to use all their facilities, weights treadmills, machines to work every  muscle you did'nt even know you had, pools, hot tubs and it is all 100% free.   Don't tell Rush Limbaugh, he'll go ballistic thinking he is paying for us older peeps to work out.  It's amazing how many people work out. Another  nice part of it is all the gals with great bods in their spandex workout clothes.

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Bowling is exercise.  

If I jog, or lift weights, I can feel sore after.   If I bowl a lot, I can feel sore (though not as much).   It depends on how many people there are and how you bowl, too.   You end up using a lot of different muscles to throw that ball -- just ask anyone who's strained an arm, leg, back, or neck while bowling!

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According to my cardiologist, it is not.

I've tried to make the case otherwise, but whenever I tell him that when I practice, I work up a good sweat, he just responds that my perspiring is only because I'm out of shape.

I can't really argue that point.  :-)

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Sometime in the near future I am going to have to have my left knee replaced.

I find it funny that one of the things you are encouraged to do afterwards is to bowl.

So, apparently, bowling is an exercise for something!  lol

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The way I bowl, yes absolutely it is exercise. 

In fact, I'd say it's near vigorous.  I don't have much of a pre-shot routine (even though I probably should).  Thus, when I'm practicing alone on a pair for an hour, as soon as my shot is thrown, I'm usually ready to throw at the spare or fresh rack before the gate is up. 

Now, swing a 15 pound ball into a high backswing and down a lane at 15 mph EVERY 20 seconds or so, for an entire hour or more, and you better believe your heart rate is going to be through the roof.  Works up a good sweat to. 



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So I gather practicing by yourself might be considered
a form of exercise while bowling in a league not.

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So I gather practicing by yourself might be considered
a form of exercise while bowling in a league not.


I think, generally, that's more true than not.

Tonight, I went bowling, and used my heart rate app on my phone to track what my heart rate was while bowling.  By the 5th game, I was at 140 bpm, and that continued through my last (10th) game.  Now, I'm a big guy, but my resting heart rate is under 60, and I do gym cardio 6 days a week.  I would say this qualifies as cardio with that heart rate, and the amount of walking back and forth.

Bowling in a 5 man league is better than not being active, or sitting watching tv, certainly.  But it's not the same as practice. 
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That's really interesting. I never thought about monitoring heart rate during non-endurance activities. Maybe I should start tracking that instead of just my scores!
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I have to agree with BackwardsPro.   When I bowl by myself a game takes about seven minutes.   I don't think anyone can do that and then say they aren't getting a workout.

Also, BackwardsPro, I'll have to get a Monday free sometime.   Been awhile since I've made my way over to DC Lanes.

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I put in my weight, height and age into FitDay.com and it said I burn 156 calories an hour while bowling.  That sounds like exercise to me.  Plus, I came across this article:http://healthyliving.azcentral.com/types-physical-benefits-can-obtained-bowling-3482.html.
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