Make time for exercise: Week 10
Burn extra calories by adding two 20 minute workouts (40 minutes extra exercise).
Managing calorie intake is only half the weight loss equation -- the other half is managing to burn calories. The goal for
this week is to burn extra calories by adding two 20 minute workouts (40 minutes extra exercise this week). Note: If you already exercise more than this, add two extra 20 minute workouts per week to your current routine.
Barriers to exercise usually include "not having enough time" or "being too tired" to exercise. When exercise is broken into small chunks (like 10- or 20-minute segments) it is much easier to fit into a busy schedule. It's also much more realistic than trying to maintain exercise every day for an hour or more.
In addition to these two 20 minute workouts, it is important to maintain an active lifestyle. Keep active throughout the day by doing things such as parking farther away when going to the store, taking the stairs when possible and limiting TV time for you and your family by finding other active things to do such as playing catch or washing the car.
Ideas for 20 minute exercise sessions (pick two per week):