The Importance of Exercise
While our portion and calorie-controlled meals are designed to help you reach and maintain a healthy weight, possibly without exercise, it is encouraged to incorporate healthy physical activity for your overall health. Exercise is proven to help in lowering stress, improving moods, maintaining muscle mass, and lowering your risk for disease. Even if exercise seems unattainable, remember that just losing 5-10% of your body weight can greatly reduce the pressure on your knees and joints making exercise possible for you.
We encourage you to follow the guidelines provided by the National Institute of Health which recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate to intensity aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity every week to promote a healthy weight. When wanting to lose weight
the recommendations state you may need to increase this amount. If you have certain health conditions, we encourage you to speak with your physician before starting any exercise regimen.
For weight loss, calories in versus calories out is very important. These numbers below are estimates, the actual amount of calories you burn depends on the frequency, intensity, time you engage in all of these activities, and your body size. Remember, the best exercise is one you can commit to and engage in regularly.
You don’t need a fancy gym membership or expensive equipment, any activity that you enjoy and gets your heart rate up will help you experience all of the benefits to lose weight and improve your overall health.