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August Fitness Tip

08/16/2017

How Much Exercise is Enough?

We’ve all asked ourselves the question: How do I lose this weight?

Weight management is an urgent public health issue, with more than 66 percent of U.S. adults either obese or overweight.  Health improvements in chronic disease risk factors can be realized with as little as a 2 to 3 percent reduction in excess body weight.  The American College of Sports Medicine recommends:

To Prevent Weight Gain: 150-250 minutes/week of moderate-intensity physical activity. 

For Weight Loss: More than 150 minutes/week of moderate-intensity physical activity provides only modest weight loss. Greater amounts of physical activity, (more than 250 minutes/week) provides clinically significant weight loss.  Energy/diet restriction combined with physical activity will increase weight loss as compared to diet alone.   

Weight Loss Maintenance: Continue exercising more than 250 minutes/week and keep on an energy/diet restriction.     

It’s easy to reach these goals by doing only 3 or 4 OCSC Group Fitness Classes a Week! For more fitness tips and information, follow our Facebook page!