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If you want to drop the pounds, get moving toward a more active lifestyle with some weight loss exercises. The Department of Health and Human Services recommends a two-part approach for healthy adults. The first step is make time each week for weight loss exercises doing at least two hours and 30 minutes of moderate aerobic activity or one hour and 15 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity. It is preferable to spread these weight loss workouts throughout the week. The second part is to do strength-training exercises at least two times a week.
Weight loss exercises do not have to be drudgery. Find the weight loss workouts that are enjoyable for you and make these a regular part of your weekly activities. Consider the following list of weight loss exercises: backpacking, bowling, ballroom canoeing, dancing, racquetball, rollerblading, rope jumping, skiing, swimming tae kwon do, volleyball or walking. FInd the weight loss exercises you enjoy, commit to making them a lifestyle habit, and watch the pounds begin to melt away.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|