Building up your activity takes time. Start with small steps of exercising 5-10 minutes at a time. Once you do this several times per day, you will start enjoying the benefits of exercise. Below are some guidelines to follow as you go through the program and on your journey to a healthier you.
- 150 minutes of moderate exercise is recommended each week but if you can do more than this, you will burn more calories and lose more weight.
- Moderate exercise: Walking, bicycling outside, swimming, push mowing the lawn, golfing (walking the course).
- 30 minutes of moderate activity every day is a great goal for overall wellness.
- Shorts spurts of exercise such as climbing stairs or 5-minute walks throughout the day can help with burning more calories.
TIP: Reducing time you spend sitting is important for your overall health. Get up and walk every hour and spend less time watching tv. Find fun activities that increase your heart rate.