Step #3: Exercise for Weight Loss

Exercise 25 minutes a day, 3 days a week.

If you get less than 75 minutes of exercise a week…

If you’re unable to exercise continuously for 25 minutes, break it up but exercise for at least 10 minutes at a time.


Exercise for 10 minutes in the morning and 15 minutes in the evening.

Take your time and move on to Step #4 only when you’re ready.

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

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