Physical activity is a key factor in helping to lose weight, according to the UK’s latest obesity prevention guidelines.
But how to do it, and how much to do, is more complicated than you might think.1.
Physical activity should be low to moderate.
This means you shouldn’t be running or lifting heavy objects.
If you’re not active, you might be more likely to get a heart attack or stroke than someone who’s been active.2.
Physical activities should be easy to follow.
You should aim for 30 minutes a day of moderate-intensity physical activity.
That’s about two to three hours a week.3.
Physical fitness should be well-developed.
Your physical fitness will determine how well you can manage a range of diseases and health conditions.
The longer you’re physically active, the greater your chances of surviving a heartattack or stroke.4.
If your goal is weight loss, exercise should be moderate.
In a study of 6,000 adults, the physical activity that had the biggest impact on losing weight was moderate-to-vigorous aerobic activity.5.
The ideal amount of exercise to achieve weight loss is 5 to 10 minutes per week.
That means exercising for 20 minutes or less three or more times a week, or 10 minutes or more twice a week for people with moderate to high risk of heart disease.6.
The right type of exercise depends on your body type.
People with more muscle, such as those with a smaller waist and hips, need higher levels of exercise.
People who have a more sedentary lifestyle need less.
The American College of Sports Medicine recommends that people who are physically active should work out five to 15 minutes per day for 30 to 60 minutes per session.7.
You shouldn’t take any medication for a heart condition.
Medications can have an effect on weight loss and can lead to weight gain.
But there are no long-term studies to show that they cause a weight loss effect.8.
A low-carb diet can help.
The Atkins diet (named after the British diet guru who advocated eating more carbs) has been shown to reduce body fat and improve blood pressure.9.
A good exercise program should include moderate to vigorous aerobic exercise.
This will help you to maintain your fitness and reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes.10.
Avoid high-intensity exercise.
High-intensity activity (such as cycling or hiking) can cause muscle pain and injuries.
Avoid this if possible.