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Find Exercise Program

May 1st, 2010    Posted in Weight management
 

One of the most critical aspects of proper weight management is exercise. And the best way to find an exercise program that works for you is to find something that you enjoy doing, and make it part of your regular routine.

This may be as simple as walking to your local store instead of driving, going for a walk after dinner, or riding your bike to work instead of driving. Yard work and dancing are also good choices. Many people find it relaxing to do stretching routines in the morning or before bed at night.

You may find it easier to stick to an exercise routine if you begin gradually, and find a friend to exercise with you. Following are a few exercise suggestions:

  • Find an aerobic activity that you can do for 15 to 20 minutes at a time.
  • Do this exercise for 15 to 20 minutes each day for 4 days a week.
  • Do this for about 2 weeks.
  • After that, increase your workout to about 20 to 25 minutes each day, 4 or 5 days a week.
  • Remain at this pace for another 2 weeks and then gradually increase the amount of aerobic exercise you are getting.
  • You should ultimately be doing a 30 to 35 minute workout per day, 5 or 6 days per week.
  • At this time you may want to add some exercises to build strength. If you can, use 5 to 8 lb dumbells in your workout.
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