This is in addition to your regular daily activities such as walking to and from your car into work, grocery shopping, etc.
Another way to state the minimum recommendation is to burn at least 1,000 calories per week through exercise.
Sources: Physical Activity and Public Health: Updated Recommendation for Adults from the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Heart Association ACSM Position Stand: Appropriate Intervention Strategies for Weight Loss and Prevention of Weight Gain for Adults
This minimum recommendation may be enough exercise to lose weight at first if you currently don’t exercise. However, over time, progress to 200-300 minutes of weekly exercise to lose weight and keep it off.
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