How About 3 Minutes of Exercise a Week Compared to 150?
The number 150 seems like a lot of time to spend exercising. But it’s not really that bad if you do it right! You might think that you are doing too little exercise, but actually you’re just doing enough! If your goal is to lose weight then you need to increase your activity level. That means going out and getting active every once in awhile.
So what should you do?
You might have heard that it takes about three minutes to get up from a sitting position. Well, if you take those three minutes and multiply them by 15, you’ll see that it would take you around fifteen minutes to walk one mile (or kilometer). Now, let’s say that you want to go the same distance in less than half the time. Then multiply that by five. And so on…
So if you want to burn off some extra calories, then you could start walking or jogging around the block. Or even better, try running!
Running will give you a great workout without burning any unnecessary calories. There are lots of different types of running: indoor, outdoor, cross country and track. Some runners prefer to run at night while others prefer to run during the day. Try to find a time that works best for you and stick to it.
Another way of burning off extra calories and getting in shape is to go swimming. Swimming is a full-body workout that will tone your arms, legs and abs without you even realizing it.
You can swim with or without arms bands or leg bands which would increase the resistance in the water and make your muscles burn even more calories.
And besides these two, you could also try other sports like soccer, frisbee, skiing, snowboarding, rowing and so on. But just remember to be safe!
As you can see, it doesn’t take all that much time to get up from a chair. What it does take is the initiative to do something.
You can accomplish a lot more than you think if you only make the choice to do so!
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