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A Minute Weight Loss Program?

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Do you have a minute? Research from University of Utah in Salt Lake City, shows that only a minute burst of exercise can make a difference in overall health risk and boosting energy. The ten minute workout rule that was researched just a few years ago stated that 10 minute exercise bouts performed at least threes times a day could provide the same health benefits of a 30 minute workout session. That coupled with the minimum of 150 minutes of activity per week as suggested by the American College of Sports Medicine.

But we are still not moving.

The interesting part of this information is that although we are suggesting that less and less movement intervals can make a difference in overall health, we are still sitting still. Fewer than 4% of Americans ages 20 to 59 achieve a minimum of 150 minutes of weekly exercise as recommended by the U.S Department of Health and Human Services.

How can you be more active?

  1. Walk
  2. Ride a bike
  3. Swim
  4. Window shop
  5. Dance
  6. Pace your calls
  7. Sit on a ball
  8. Fidget
  9. Clean house
  10. Go to the gym
  11. Wear an activity tracker
  12. Take a class
  13. Stroll through the park
  14. Climb a hill or a mountain
  15. Stand up from your chair
  16. Turn off the tv and turn on the music

What other ways are you being active?

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