If you’ve hit a weight plateau, exercise
can help you torch extra calories and reduce stress
on your heart and blood vessels. But a realistic goal is critical. For example, if you try to lose 1 pound a week through exercise, you’ll need to burn
500 extra calories every day.
“For many people, that’s too aggressive a goal and, as the chart below shows, very time-consuming,” says Gordon Blackburn, PhD
. “It’s more sustainable to burn 250 extra calories
while cutting 250 extra calories from diet every day.”
To learn how long your workout
should be, choose your favorite activity
below and factor in your weight.
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