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Feb 25: 50-min/Day, 5 Day A Week?!!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

I just read an article about how much exercise you need to lose weight:
How Much Exercise Do You REALLY Need to Lose Weight?
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From the article:
"ACSM has published new physical activity recommendations in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. Overweight and obese individuals are more likely to lose weight and keep it off if they exercise for least 250 minutes per week. Exercising for more than 250 minutes per week has resulted in "significant" weight loss for these individuals."

So, if I do average exercise 5 days a week or 5 sessions, I will need to do 50 minutes per day/session, a combo of cardio and strength training. Well, if I do my Ultimate Fresbie game which take about one hour and half (90-min), there's 160 minutes left. And if I do one hour workout during weekend, that's another 120 minutes so balance is 40 minutes. So 40 minutes done during weekday (work day, crazy work schedule, bad time management, haha), either I do 4 sessions of 10 minutes or 2 sessions of 20 minutes.

To sum up the plan of 250 minutes workout a week:
PLAN A:
Weekend = 60-min x 2 days = 120 minutes (Cardio)
Wednesday = 90-min (Ultimate Fresbie Game)
Monday & Friday = 20-min x 2 days = 40-min (Strength / Pilate)

PLAN B:
Weekend = 60-min x 2 days = 120 minutes (Cardio)
Wednesday = 90-min (Ultimate Fresbie Game)
Monday = 20-min x 1 day = 20-min (Strength / Pilate)
Tuesday & Friday = 10-min x 2 days = 20-min (Interval Workout)

*** Thursday will be total rest day for either plan because of the Ultimate Fresbie Game which always make me deadly tired, madly sore, badly bruised, haha.
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  • FAITHMABE
    I read this article too. It was very informative. I've been doing 20 min. a day but I guess I'll have to add time on the weekends.
    2156 days ago
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  • 1CRAZYDOG
    Thanks for the info.
    2159 days ago
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