How Much Exercise Should I be Getting?

Let’s Talk About Body goals.

Staying fit is one of the most sought after traits. Especially as we age.

Do any of us stop think why that is? Well first and foremost, it’s usually due to wanting to appear a certain way. Whether we admit it or not, it’s true. We are constantly bombarded by social media, celebrities, and advertisements. All of which promote being in good shape, being fit, and lean. So you start a workout plan, with your intention of a new you.

But then, something funny happens. You’ve been doing a routine for a good month, and you start to notice something…

You have more energy

You’re sleeping better

You’re in a better mood

You’re eating healthier

You’re more confident

The list goes on

These are the things that shift into your why. They become more important than your original plan, because you feel amazing!

So how much is the right amount? How much exercise should we be getting every day or week. Great question! I dug up some dirt.

As a general rule of thumb, to achieve benefits of reducing disease and improving mood. It’s said to get at least 30 minutes a day. You could go on a walk, bike ride, or swim.

To achieve any other goals such as weight loss, it really depends on the individual. Everyone is different in terms of diet and metabolism. This is a great conversation to start with you doctor.

There are also a ton of online resources that can calculate your BMR and tell you how many calories you need in a day to lose weight. From there you can form whatever length of work out your body needs. After all, weight loss is all a big calorie game. You need to be burning more than you take in and the weight will come off. Personally, I like to exercise about 50 minutes a day, 5-6 times a week. What can I say, I love to eat! But again, everyone’s bodies are different.

This is a great website to calculate your BMR and find out how much you should be eating. 

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