400300p2989ednmain1778how-much-exercise-to-lose-weightEat less and exercise more… that’s a general formula for many people to lose weight.  But on the exercise side of the formula, how much “more” is enough?  Of course it depends from person to person.  BistroMD explores this in one article titled “How Much Exercise to Lose Weight”.  In the article, they claim that 250 minutes of exercise per week,  50 minutes five days a week is necessary according to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).  That’s almost an hour a day on top of everything else.. commuting, working, taking care of family, sleeping, cooking, cleaning, errands, etc., etc., etc.  However, you don’t have to do all 50 minutes every day all at once.  You can spread it out throughout the day.  10 minutes after you shower, 15 minutes at lunch and so on.

And exercise doesn’t mean running on a treadmill staring a white wall or repeatedly picking up heavy metal objects over and over again.   Fun activities are just as effective if not more so.  Running, biking, hiking and outdoor games are much more enjoyable and you won’t have to count down until you can stop. The time will pass before you know it.

And how do you get started? To quote Nike, just do it!  Get into the habit of activities, whatever they may be.

Read more about how much excursive you should be doing at the BistroMD website at http://www.bistromd.com/exercise/how-much-exercise-to-lose-weight.

Carpe Diem TV is an affiliate of the bistroMD diet delivery program created by Dr. Cederquist.

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