One of the most important things when you are trying to lose weight is exercise you can get so far without doing any, but it really is important to do some form of exercise, preferably if you are able to do it cardiovascular is the best. Or some form of resistance training which is even better as far as burning fat is concerned.
Whether it be walking running or whatever is best suited to yourself, it always has been noted that doing 30 minutes exercise per day was perfectly acceptable for most people over a period of five days.But but now some guidelines that have come to light from the USA suggests otherwise, so now it may be acceptable to do less exercise and may be less of a worry to some people who feel that they can’t fit in 30 minutes per day five days a week.
They suggest that now you can get away with exercising for 2 1/2 hours per week and still maintain good health, where as previously it was 30 minutes per day five times per week.This might be very welcoming news for people who are very busy. And who might be feeling guilty because they are not able to do 30 minutes of exercise as suggested before.
New Physical Activity for Americans which published a report based on the latest scientific research as regards exercise and keeping healthy, say the thing to remember here is generally the more exercise you do the better your health will be, Penelope Slade Royall who is the assistant secretary of the US Department for Health and Human services, says that.
You should do aerobic exercises for at least 10 minutes and and you should aim for five hours of moderate exercise per week or 2 1/2 an hour’s intense exercise, I think the main thing here is is to make sure you get some form of exercise.
People always seem to think that you have to do it all at once, and because of this fact they don’t particularly want to exercise for an hour at a time probably, either due to the fact that there heart isn’t in it or they may find it boring exercising for an hour at a time.
The thing is, and I have mentioned this before quite a few times in various posts, you can split your exercise routine up into three sessions. So you could exercise for 20 minutes in the morning 20 minutes in the afternoon and 20 minutes in the evening.
And you will still get benefits from doing this way, it has been found that doing one session of exercise say for instance 15 minutes having a rest for about two hours or less, and then doing another bout of exercise for 15 minutes, will burn more fat than doing one continuous bout of exercise.
Here are a few exercise guidelines which may or may not be suited to you pick, from the list below and go with which ever is better for you.
- moderate exercises things like walking, gardening house work, Tai Chi washing the car, taking the stairs instead of the lift
- vigorous exercises go into the categories of swimming, jogging, aerobics combined with some form of resistance training, hiking, cycling continuously for as long as you can heavy work which could mean moving heavy loads around the garden bricks etc.
- Also as well as moderate exercise get some light weights and do some resistance training, you can buy these relatively cheap either from a sports shop or some high street retailers sell them. Or even use tins of food which some people prefer to do. Make sure you do these vigorous activities a minimum, of two to three times per week in order to get maximum benefit.
- Children should do their own activities as well they should not be excluded from doing the sort of things, things like, skipping a tug-of-war with some friends with a piece of rope, rollerskating, running which can be quite easily achieved with playing a game of football, squash, rugby anything which is physically exerting.
- I would say on a endnote that more is better but that is my opinion, before doing any strenuous physical activity make sure you consult with your GP or health care practitioner to make sure you are in reasonable shape to do any form of exercise without causing harm to yourself.