From the Couch to Crushing It: A 4 Week Plan to Get Moving

The first thing you need to do is get rid of your couch. You don’t have time for it anymore!

So what are you going to do?

You might think that getting up out of bed every morning would be enough, but it isn’t. If you want to lose weight, then you’re going to have to exercise regularly. And if you want to start exercising regularly, then there’s no way around doing so on a regular basis.

So how often should you exercise?

That depends on a few things. First of all, you’ll want to determine how much time you have available each day. Second, you’ll want to figure out which activities will give the most benefit in terms of weight loss and fitness level. Finally, you’ll want to figure out whether or not these activities require equipment (i.e., weights) and if so, where can you get them…and how much they cost.

Let’s take a look at some of the factors involved in determining when and how often to exercise.

How Much Time Do I Have Available Each Day?

If you work full-time, then you probably have plenty of time each day to exercise. If you’re self-employed, then you may have less time than someone with a steady job. On average, adults in the United States spend about 9 hours per day sitting down. If you work a 9-5 job, that leaves you with 18 hours during the day to do other things. If you sleep for 8 of those hours, that still leaves you with 10 hours.

But of course, the reality is that you’re probably going to want to spend some time eating per day. And you may also want (or have to) spend time caring for children or other family members during some portion of the day.

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