Have you read ? If not, I highly recommend it. I was a lifetime dieter, yo-yoing all my life; but once I read that & learned 1) I don't have to be 'perfect' to be healthy & fit; 2) I'm not on a diet short-term, only to go off; but rather, a program to learn how to be healthy & fit; & 3) In order to accumulate successes, the recommendation is to start at 10 minutes. That last I thought was ridiculous since I was sometimes working out 2 hours or more, but the key was SOMETIMES. In order to learn how to be consistent (until my recent surgery my streak was over 2 years & I RARELY only did 10 minutes), I started at 10 minutes & built from there. I thought it was ridiculous, but because I was so desperate I tried it. And it worked! I bought the book & then sent it on to my sister, but many libraries have it as well.
Average healthy adults should get 30-60 minutes of exercise 5-6 times a week.
Leaning towards the higher end of that helps a little with weight loss goals.
Deb, in New Zealand
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My question is not how often, but HOW MUCH I should be exercising. Im about 25-30 pounds overweight, and even with that I like to think of myself as in shape. I have been doing a workout video everyday that is about 30 minutes, its a mix of strength training and cardio. I usually do 30 minutes on the treadmill first and when I dont I feel pretty bad and i dont know if i should feel bad about it. I know everyone says "you should be proud of yourself for being active at all." But I would like to challenge myself for what my body can handle...any suggestions? I feel like im not doing all that I can. Also, how much exercise is TOO much?
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