How much do you really need to exercise to lose weight? Is it necessary for you to exercise everday? How much should you exercise in terms of minutes? I read so many different school of thoughts on this.
As for me, I exercise about an hour everyday. When I feel like I ate too much, I exercise a couple more hours. That's how I lost so much weight. I also controlled my diet so I can lose weight even faster. So far, I'm seeing good results so I don't thinks there's anything wrong with what I do.
I do not know if I could exercise for more than an hour. I think it would depend on what I was doing. I know at times in the past I would end up exercising for about an hour and a half before realizing it.
As I said in another thread as long as you are on a caloric deficit you will lose weight regardless of if you workout or not.
There are calculators online that determine your daily caloric maintenance (how much calories your body needs daily). I believe for the average woman its 1800 calories to survive. So if your caloric maintenance is 2000, then all you need is a 200-500 deficit and you will lose weight.
If you are trying to gain muscle/strength its the opposite. A caloric surplus will allow you to gain weight.
Its true that exercise speeds up the metabolism, and its healthy for the body. Exercise helps, but if you are exercising and eating too much you are not making any progress. That's why its critical to count your calories and macros.
Yes, I see what you are saying. I do workout anyway but was just trying to figure out how much I should be. But I can see what it says my calorie needs would be so that I can figure out a reasonable deficit.
I really think that 40 minutes to an hour of exercise is alright. But this should be done daily...no excuses for lagging behind. another thing, be sure to do the correct warm up and stretching before you begin counting on how long you have done intense exercise.
There is no arbitrary amount of time because there are lots of different variables like exercise intensity, nutrition, and metabolism etc. The amount of exercise needed can vary for each person and it depends on their individual goals.
Everyone is different when it comes to losing weight. That being said, you need to find a regime that works for you. Not only that, but if you are hesitant to do too much exercise, then a diet goes an extremely long way. A good diet with the addition of some cardiovascular work will really help you to shred those unwanted pounds.
runy_brm wrote:40 minutes exercise for 4 days a week with healthy diet should be fine. Good luck!.
40 minutes of what type of exercise? Weight training? Cardio? HIIT? The amount of exercise needed varies with each individual and the type of exercise. For example, you can complete a HIIT workout in 10 minutes.