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I just returned from my first trip to Thailand. Before going I had wonderful, ambitious plans to jog around Lumphinii Park, run along the beach in other places, and then I arrived. The humidity, oh the humidity. I come from a very moderate climate (coastal California). My question is to anyone from a moderate climate who has been in Thailand for a while - does your body really adjust to it, like some say? Or is that just a cruel trick locals play on the foreigners to watch us jogging along within an inch of death in order to try to get used to it? How long did it take you to get used to it? (if ever).

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I find it ok playing football outside and cycling around the city... you adjust for sure.

depends what level u play at and how often ..... it takes a long time for the body to adjust to the different temperature and humidity here compared to back home !!!

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You wont see too many Thais running in daytime, but see a few athletes/keep-fit types out and about in Phuket from 5pM onwards. I sometimes cycle in the daytime, as punishment. Not sure of the crime but jasis it is painful at 2pm.....

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Jogging early morning can be very nice...during some periods the weather is perfect. That being said, you'll have to role out of bed by 6-630 to get it.

Finding places in Bangkok to run isn't an easy task. Lumpini Park may look nice, but you're surrounded by smog there. The Ministry of Health in Nonthaburi is a big park with lots of runners...air is much cleaner, but it's probably a hike from where you are.

You might want to try a combo or inside and outside running...start outside until it gets too hot, then finish up on a treadmill. I've never tried that, but it sounds good at the moment.

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Thanks to all for the responses. I think I will exercise indoors for a while. then sloooowly venture outside in small doses. However, when I tried my futile attmept at jogging in Lumphini early in the morning a few weeks ago I noticed a lot of Thais, but very very few farangs. So my excuse for being a wimp is that it is a genetic problem given to me by my parents.

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Thai ppl are afriad their skin will turn black.

Foreigners love it out side and never afriad of skin cancer.

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Thai ppl are afriad their skin will turn black.

Foreigners love it out side and never afriad of skin cancer.

i think ull have to be more scared of the air pollution then the sun in bkk....

as air pollution has its effect on lungs and skin.

Bangkok Cancer Registry, 1998-2000

Male

Liver and bile duct 1017

Pancreas 103

Bronchus, lung 1249

Melanoma of skin 12

Other skin 237

Prostate 417

Female

Liver and bile duct 378

Pancreas 100

Bronchus, lung 564

Melanoma of skin 21

Other skin 312

Breast 2430

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i think ull have to be more scared of the air pollution then the sun in bkk....

as air pollution has its effect on lungs and skin.

Bangkok Cancer Registry, 1998-2000

Male

Liver and bile duct 1017

Pancreas 103

Bronchus, lung 1249

Melanoma of skin 12

Other skin 237

Prostate 417

Female

Liver and bile duct 378

Pancreas 100

Bronchus, lung 564

Melanoma of skin 21

Other skin 312

Breast 2430

Well, aren't you the bearer of good news!!? :D

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i think ull have to be more scared of the air pollution then the sun in bkk....

as air pollution has its effect on lungs and skin.

Bangkok Cancer Registry, 1998-2000

Male

Liver and bile duct 1017

Pancreas 103

Bronchus, lung 1249

Melanoma of skin 12

Other skin 237

Prostate 417

Female

Liver and bile duct 378

Pancreas 100

Bronchus, lung 564

Melanoma of skin 21

Other skin 312

Breast 2430

Well, aren't you the bearer of good news!!? :D

sorry :) , but this is life :?

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You could always join those evening aerobic classes in Lumpini Park. They will get you acclimatised. :-)
yes i used to go there .gymnasiums are all the same as paid one but it's free here.it's good because it's outdoor i love there .trees and lakes..also varanus salvators

closed to bts and mrt.

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went out for a walk in bkk today as there wasn't rainy.

Anybody wants to join me tomorrow? 5hrs non- stop.

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Anybody wants to join me tomorrow? 5hrs non- stop.

:shock: :shock: :shock:

why/what's wrong with that Rob?

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All exercise helps strengthen bones and muscles to some degree, but weight-

bearing exercise,such as running.Exercise make you happier and more relaxed

than you were before you worked out. Regular physical activity can even help

prevent depression and high blood pressure.

Edited by Malton

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It is a good plan for the out door exercising.

You should carry on for your fitness purposes. I have also done running and swimming, it was a good work that helped me to maintain my fitness level and also to control the diseases.

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