The latest exercise guidelines established by the American College of sports Medicine sugget that most people should exercise a minimum of 150 minutes per week with no more than two consecutive days wihout exercising.
How the exercise time is broken up is completely up to the individual although it would make sense and be safer to spread it out over most days of the week and not save it all for the weekend. It is likely that this amount of exercise would have a very positive influence in regards to lowering blood pressure, total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, as well as raising the favorable HDL level. Simply stated, a lot of good things can happen by exercising 150 minutes per day (30 minutes, 5 days a week).
However, do not expect weight loss to occur with this amount of exercise. It is not enough. The guidelines extablished from the American College of Sportsmedicine recommend a minimum of 250 minutes of exercise per week is necessary for weight reduction. That is of course if you don't replace all the calories you burn up through exercise with additional food. Of course it is usually recommended to perform the exercise as described above and combine that with a senslble eating plan that is low on fat.
Milt Bedingfield is a certified diabetes educator and exercise physiologist.
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