Looking to get lose weight?
According to the CDC ( Center of Disease Control and Prevention) you need 150 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic activity/ week, or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity aerobic exercise to maintain your weight.
To lose weight and keep it off they suggest 300 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise, or 150 minutes of vigorous exercise. You can also mix moderate and vigorous up and have a balance between the two.
Of course, you'll need to balance your food intake with a good healthy eating plan as well.
Weight loss is definitely a benefit of exercise. But most importantly it can prevent and some instances reverse most chronic diseases.
The Science shows that physical activity can reduce your risk of dying early from leading causes of death, like heart disease, and some cancers.
Some interesting tidbits:
1. People who are physically active for 7 hours/week have a 40% lower risk of dying early than those who are active for less than 30 minutes/week.
2. You don't have to do 7 hours of exercise, by doing at least 150 minutes you reduce your risk for premature death.
Inactivity is becoming more of an indicator of premature death and chronic disease - in the same category as smoking and drug abuse.
For more information please visit www.cdc.gov