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A healthy diet forms the foundation of your medical weight loss plan or anti-aging regimen. But even if you’re eating the most balanced, nutritious, and perfect meals, exercise is still important. In particular, cardio exercise will give your heart a workout while helping you to lower your risk of serious age- or weight-related conditions like heart disease and diabetes.
But for most of us, scheduling workouts can present a challenge. We’re busy enough as it is, and it can be difficult to plan for workouts when they feel like a chore. That’s why we want to reassure you of two crucial points:
- You can get a great and effective workout in 30 minutes or less
- You can choose an activity that you enjoy for your workout
For example, all of these four types of exercise can provide the cardiovascular workout that you need. They will all burn enough calories to support your medical weight loss plan, and hopefully you find at least one of them enjoyable as well.
- Alternate walking with bursts of speed walking, or jogging
- High intensity interval training
- Stationary cycling, with bursts of speed and/or difficulty like “hills”
- Dancing (try a number of popular YouTube dance workouts)
The great thing about all of the above workouts is that you can do them from home (or your neighborhood, in the case of walking). You don’t need to join a pricey gym or cram that commute into an already jam-packed schedule.
On the other hand, some people do enjoy the structure of a gym or the social nature of an exercise class. If that sounds like you, then look for these activities on the schedule at your favorite gym.
For more advice on your medical weight loss plan, call us to schedule an appointment. We can help you balance your nutritional needs with your exercise priorities, so that you can meet your goals, get healthier, and maintain your new lifestyle for years to come.