Set short-term goals - 10 minutes, 15 minutes, etc. And if you're paying for it, you're likely to go. Researchers looked at normal and overweight men and women who practiced yoga regularly at least one session of 30 minutes or more per week for four years or more. One way to make exercise a daily habit is to integrate your workout into your regular life, says Walter Thompson, PhD, professor of exercise physiology at Georgia State University in Atlanta. According to the "Handbook of Obesity Treatment," aiming to eat calories to 1, calories less than you burn each day is ideal for long-term weight loss, which would result in a weekly weight loss of 1 lb to 2 lb per week.
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Moderate Exercise Walking 3. One recent study noted that yoga - a popular morning activity - can help prevent the dreaded middle-age spread and even help shed unwanted pounds. Researchers looked at normal and overweight men and women who practiced yoga regularly at least one session of 30 minutes or more per week for four years or more.
It compared their weight with the weight of people who didn't do yoga. Normal-weight people who practiced yoga gained less than those who didn't practice yoga. Overweight people who practiced yoga lost an average of 5 pounds; those who didn't practice gained about 14 pounds. Yoga's effect may have more to do with body awareness than the actual calories burned during the average session, researchers say.
During yoga practice, you are more aware of your body - which can prompt you to quit eating when you're full. If you're really trying to lose weight and keep it off, work toward a goal of 60 to 90 minutes of exercise most days of the week.
But that's a lot to ask someone who's just starting out, says Thompson. If that's you, try it in minute chunks of time at first -- several times a day, several days a week. Talk to a doctor first.
If you are overweight and if you have risk factors for heart disease - high blood pressure , high cholesterol , or family history of heart disease - get your doctor's OK before starting an exercise program , Thompson says. Set short-term goals - 10 minutes, 15 minutes, etc.
Gradually increase the number of days. Walking a dog is great because it gets you out for 20 minutes in the morning, and then 20 more at night. You have to start with lifestyle changes and increase from there. Consider a health club. They always keep people's interest piqued on exercise. And if you're paying for it, you're likely to go. Buy or rent workout tapes or DVDs. If you prefer a quiet start to the day, try tapes and DVDs that feature yoga, weight training, and aerobic workout programs.
Be sure to check who created them, however. The good ones have an exercise physiologist as an advisor. If you make exercise part of your everyday lifestyle, stick with it on weekends, too. Keep treating it as an appointment. Don't let anything interfere. This is something good that you're doing for yourself. Here's an estimate of the average calorie-burn potential from 30 minutes of exercise: Continued Getting Started on Your Exercise Routine If you're really trying to lose weight and keep it off, work toward a goal of 60 to 90 minutes of exercise most days of the week.
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