An exercise program is very important to losing weight. The body is force to burn its excess fat storage for energy if you burn more calories than you take in. This is why a good exercise program is important. We put together a grid that shows how many calories a certain exercise will burn in 30 minutes. The numbers can be discouraging but keep in mind, you lose weight through long term, healthy eating combined with a good exercise program.
Maybe 300 calories doesn’t seem like a big deal, but multiplied by 4 times a week, 50-52 weeks in a year, and you’re talking about losing 18 pounds! So the benefit of a good exercise program is cumulative. Also, you’re able to eat more without gaining weight when you exercise regularly. Forget jogging 4 times a week to lose 5 pounds in the next few weeks. Your body does not work that way. Exercise that is complimented by a strict diet program can help you lose weight faster. Remember, make exercise fun and think long term!
Use the chart below to put your own exercise program together for 30 or more minutes each time. Exercise a minimum of 3 times each week.
Also be sure to test your current fitness levels with online fitness calculators so you can track your progress.
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