Exercise Motivation Friday! #7 – Get Active! (Tips & Advice)

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“The human body is designed to be moving and working throughout the day. Sitting for long periods in an automobile, at a desk, or on a couch is an unnatural situation. It should not be surprising, then, that regular physical activity has many potential health benefits. These include better cognitive function; improved sleep quality; healthier bones and joints; greater muscle strength and endurance; and lower risks of depression, heart disease, stroke, metabolic syndrome, high blood pressure, diabetes, osteoporosis, and some cancers. It is also important for maintaining a healthy weight.1
Regular exercise isn’t required for losing weight; just about any diet will do that. Regular exercise is needed to keep the weight off. The National Weight Loss Registry is a long-term study of individuals who have lost thirty or more pounds and kept it off for at least a year. To maintain their weight loss, registry members report burning about 370 calories per day by exercising. This equates to about thirty-five to forty-five minutes of vigorous exercise or sixty to seventy-five minutes of moderate exercise.2 These numbers are only averages.”

Credit to: The Diet Dropout’s Guide to Natural Weight Loss: Find Your Easiest Path to Naturally Thin by Stan Spencer

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