Step #1: Exercise for Weight Loss

Start exercising 15 minutes a day, 3 days a week.

If you get less than 45 minutes of exercise a week…

If you’re unable to exercise continuously for 15 minutes, break it up.


Exercise for 10 minutes in the morning and 5 minutes in the evening.  Move on to Step #2 only once you can exercise for at least 10 minutes at a time.

ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, 7th edition (2006)

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